11 day Motorcycle tour Dalat Central Highlands Ho Chi Minh Trail Phong Nha

Trip itinerary

Day 1 : Da Lat to Lak lake
Leave the Dalat after visiting the highlights of the city like, Crazy House, Flower Market, Dragon Pagoda, for the countryside to explore the rural life of the farmers who cultivate on their flower, coffee, tea, mushroom, vegetable farms. we will have a local lunch with different dishes of the Vietnamese cuisine.

Visiting the orange agent areas to learn more the Civil War of Vietnam before 1975, Trekking through the jungle to relax and enjoy the breath-taking nature of the Central Highland, visit chopstick making factory, the rice agriculture of the M’nong ethnic minority.
Lak Lake will be a place where you stay overnight, you can choose to do home stay with locals or in the hotel that faces to natural lake with 600.000 square meters.

Day 2 : Lak lake – Buon Me Thuot
Leaving Lak Lake for Buon Me Thuot City after experiencing the daily life of locals, riding elephant to explore the area or riding boat around the lake to have some great shots of the sunrise on the lake, or fishermen, trekking to the top of the Elephant Rock mountain to enjoy the panoramic view of the area. Stop in the city to try Vietnamese fresh spring rolls for lunch.
Heading to Dray Sap fall (the most beautiful waterfall) where you can dip your body into the Fairy Pool next to waterfall after a hot day traveling. Go to Virgin waterfall and stay overnight in the bungalow or in the Long House in the jungle.

Day 3 : Buon Me Thuot – Pleiku
Ride on the old Ho Chi Minh trail to learn more about the history of Vietnamese people during the French colony and the Civil War, the daily life of highlanders who live along the road to see how they make rice papers, noodles. Pleiku is place where you stay overnight after a long day ride.

Day 4 : Pleiku – Kon Tum
Visit the city a bit then head to the Lake, which used to be a volcanic crater that stopped working a million years ago., a great place to take some good photos for the trip, also considered the ‘Eyes of Pleiku’. Continue traveling to Kon Tum where you visit Kon Tum Prison, wooden church, orphanage, especially the Kon Ktu village where you see the Banah hill tribe “Rong” house and learn their tradition and culture by their custom and daily life. Stay overnight in Kon Tum.

Day 5 : Kontun – Kham Duc town
Continue riding on the Ho Chi Minh trail to visit the well-known Phoenix Airport, Charlie hill,one of the biggest army base of south Viet Nam that was shot down in summer of 1972. see more about the different cultures between Churu, Banah, Thai, somes of the 54 different ethnic minorities in Viet Nam. Reach Kham Duc, a mountain town on Ho Chi Minh trail and stay overnight.

Day 6 : Kham Duc – Aluoi town
Exploring the local market of the mountain town of Kham Duc to learn more the rural life of the highlanders as well as other ethnic minorities. Leaving Kham Duc for A Luoi after visiting the marvelous Truong Son Mountain and Ho Chi Minh trail, the typical Rong houses of Tay hill tribe. Stay overnight in Aluoi

Day 7 : Aluoi – Hue
Leaving A Luoi for Hue: Visit the historic vestiges Hamburger hill, Ho Chi Minh trail, Minh Mang tomb, citadel. Go to small villages to see how they make conical hats, Nam Giao old village. Arrive in Hue around 4 p.m. (You also can go to Hue from Hoi An, after finish 6 day trip from Dalat to Hoi An, the next day you can head to Hue after visiting marble mountain, ceramic making village, rice fields, conical hat making village)

Day 8 : Hue discovery
Hue used to be capital of Vietnam, so it’s worth staying one day to visit and see more about the Vietnamese tradition, history, custom, culture. Go to visit Linh Mu pagoda, Kim Long old village where you can learn the Vietnamese people making traditional rice wine, the way locals harvest rice on the fields, Hue Museum, citadel, ride on the boat to listen to Hue folk songs at night

Day 9 : Hue – DMZ – Cua Tung beach
Leaving Hue for Dong Ha, stop in DMZ and then to Vinh Moc tunnel to explore it with your guide. Continue traveling on Ho Chi Minh trail to see the breath-taking nature of Northern Truong Son mountain. Over night at Cua Tung beach

Day 10 : Cua Tung beach – Phong Nha Cave

Leaving Cua Tung for Phong Nha cave, the largest and most beautiful cave in Vietnam,World’s Heritage site in 2003, do boat trip and visit underground cave and walk up to see dry cave interest of stalagmites. overnight at  Phong Nha cave

Day 11 : Phong Nha cave – Dong Hoi

Leaving for Dong Hoi, you can get bus ticket or train to Ha Noi or go to Laos via Lao Bao border or Cau Treo. End services.

 

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