Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Pick up by Viet Value Travel tour guide at the airport to transfer to your hotel in Hanoi. Free for leisure until our welcome dinner at one of the finest restaurants in town. Overnight in Hanoi. ( D )
Day 2: Hanoi – Getting used to Vietnam traffic.
Today is a day for Hanoi sightseeing. Visit Hochiminh Mausoleum after breakfast at hotel and there are other sites to visit if you are interested, such as One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi old quarter,….
After lunch, it is time for us show you your bike that will be your closest friend over the next couple of weeks. Our experienced guide will show you the basic skills of driving in Vietnam as well as the information you should know about your bike and its technicalities. Afterwards, it is time for you get your first experience of riding it in the traffic by following our guide to discover the outskirts of Hanoi where you will find lighter traffic for your first experience. Dinner and overnight in Hanoi. ( B, L, D )
Day 3: Hanoi – Hoabinh – Maichau Valley – Meet the hairpins
After breakfast and check out we head out of Hanoi on Highway 6 for Hoa Binh town. We make some stops on the way for photography of the beautiful mountain ranges along the way, and you also can meet some of the hill tribe people of the Muong ethnic people. Lunch in a local restaurant at Hoa Binh town. After resting, we start climbing Hoa Binh mountain. First is Cun pass, Thung Khe, Thung Nhuoi… It all may take a couple of hours before you will be on the top where you can view Maichau valley from the heights. Arrive in Maichau, relax and learn about the Thai people’s culture. Free time for wondering around Lac village where we will spend a night at local home-stay. ( B, L, D )
Day 4: Maichau – Hanoi
Breakfast at your home-stay and prepare your bike to head back to Hanoi. Stop at Hoa Lac for lunch. Arrive in Hanoi. Rest of the day is your own. It may be shopping or a preparation for our long trip tomorrow. Overnight in Hanoi ( B, D )
Day 5: Hanoi – Vinh
Early departure for Vinh city. Meet Highway 1 ( National Highway from Hanoi – Saigon ). There will be quite busy traffic at the start but it will be better when you reach tthe countryside. Stop over in Ninh Binh for lunch before taking your long drive to Vinh city ( near Ho Chi Minh's hometown ). Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight in Vinh. ( B, D )
Day 6: Vinh – Hue
After breakfast, depart for Hue. Today you will cross through many historical sites well known from the Vietnam war such as Hien Luong Bridge, Vinh Moc tunnel & La Vang church. Stop at Dong Ha for a late lunch before arriving in Hue which was the ancient capital of Vietnam. Hue has become one of the very few towns in Vietnam maintaining a traditional way of life. Special dinner on Perfume River and overnight in Hue. ( B, D )
Day 7: Hue – Sightseeing – Coutryside drive
Morning drive to Thien Mu Pagoda ( Built 1602 under Nguyen Lord ). Visit Tu Duc tomb and have lunch at Tu Hieu Pagoda ( Vegetarian meal ). Afternoon drive to Nam Giao, Thuan An beach and other sites of Hue. Overnight in Hue. ( B )
Day 8: Hue – Hoian ( Travel the Haivan Cloudy Pass )
One of the most scenic drives of the tour today to Hoian. Once you are out of Hue, you will pass through plenty of villages along the way. Don’t be supprised if some friendly local children run along with you, laughing and saying ‘ Hello, bye bye’: this this the general way Vietnamese children show off their English to westerners. Touch the sky on the Haivan cloudy pass before commencing the descent to Da Nang. This is the highest pass of central Vietnam ( almost 1200m above sea level ). On the top of Haivan you can photograph Hue city behind and Da Nang down in front. Carefully bike downhill to reach China Beach and Marble Mountain where we will have a seafood lunch. Continue to Hoian after lunch where we spend overnight. ( B, L ).
Day 9: Hoian – Heritage Walking Tour – Countryside drive
Hoian is the best place to be lazy, it's so quiet here. After a late breakfast, we walk to the old quarter where you will find it very interesting in the active local market that trades alongside the Thu Bon river. You can also find many tailor shops here with overnight service - suit-making at a very reasonable price. Lunch by your own at any one of many local cafés or restaurants in town. A walking tour to visit some historical sites of Hoian will be held in the afternnoon. Dinner and overnight in Hoian. ( B, D)
Day 10: Hoian ( Relax )
Your free day in Hoian to make your own explorarion or relax on the Cua Dai beach - your bike will be very useful for travelling around from your hotel as base camp. ( B )
Day 11: Hoian – Quy Nhon
Breakfast at your hotel before leaving for Quy Nhon - a beach town. If someone missed the Hoian beach, that should not be a problem because from now on you will see lots of beaches along the way. Overnight at a beachside hotel in Quy Nhon.
Day 12: Quy Nhon – Nha Trang ( Coastline Drive )
Morning departure to Nhatrang beach city. The trip includes stop overs in Sa Huynh & Ca Na beaches for lunch and relaxation. Arrive in Nhatrang. Check into hotel. Rest of your day is free.
Day 13: Nha Trang – Muine ( Countryside Sightseeing )
Farewel Nhatrang for about a 5 hour ride to Muine, the paradise of beaches in Vietnam. It is becoming really popular for Vietnamese travelers during summertime. The ride takes you along the coastline and the sandunes, and you visit a local house on the way before arrival in Muine quiet town. Dinner and overnight in Muine.
Day 14: Muine ( Relaxation )
Free day for relaxing on the beach of Muine. There are some optional activities you may want to join such as a sandunes visit in the morning, Cham tower or Phan Thiet city. All those sites are located around Muine and are easy to reach by yourselves. ( B )
Day 15: Muine – Saigon
Depart for Saigon in the morning. The road may get more busy from Muine down to Saigon. Lunch in a local restaurant in Long Khanh before continuing to Saigon. Dinner and overnight in Saigon. ( B, D )
Day 16: Saigon – Mekong Delta Homestay ( coach transport )
With memories of our home-stay in Mai Chau still fresh, from Hochiminh City we travel south west by coach to the Mekong Delta area for another (quite different) home-stay at Vinh Long. We transfer from the coach to a boat, as the best way to get around and see life on the Mekong is on the water. Previous tour members have said that these opportunities to meet the locals are the highlight of the tour. Overnight in Vinh Long home-stay. ( B,L,D)
Day 17: Mekong – Saigon
We come back to HCM City by coach via a lunch stop at the Trung Luong Restaurant, a large and interesting collection of separate open buildings in which we can sample some of the best cuisine that Vietnam can offer while we watch the river traffic pass. After the return to the city we have left the afternoon free for shopping or the option of a visit to the War Museum. This evening we have our Farewell Dinner with the tour guide in one of the most popular local restaurants in town. Overnight in Saigon. ( B,L,D )
Day 18: Saigon departure
Free time untill get your transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight home
Note : The schedule above can be changed at the time of booking.
- Accommodation with 3 star hotels and daily breakfast
- Experienced tour guide throughout
- Meals metioned above in the itinerary
- Motorcycle and gasoline
- All entrance fees and toll fees indicated in itinerary
- International Airfare + Airport taxes
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not mentioned above in the itinerary
- Personal Expenses
Group size : 8 people maximum
You need to be physically fit and motorcycle driving skills are required