Beautiful Hoi An motorbike tour to Quang Ngai via Ho Chi Minh Trails
By Minh Hoang
This three-day tour will take you along the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail to discover the remote villages of the region’s Ethnic Minoriities. Your trip will take you South, passing by Kham Duc, Kon Tum, and to your final destination of Mike Beach, close to Quang Ngai City, a city surrounded by breathtaking mountainous landscapes.
Hoi An motorbike tour to Quang Ngai via Ho Chi Minh Trails – Itinerary:
Day 1: Hoi An motorbike tour to Quang Ngai via Ho Chi Minh Trails : Hoi An/Da Nang motorbike tour to Kham Duc (L, D)
Traveling through Vietnamese countryside, we will first see many rice paddies and other agriculture activitives. You will be able to cool off in a rainforest stream, and then continuing on, to explore Vietnam’s pineapple plantations, where sampling the fruit will be encouraged.
You will begin to ride on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, the major supply link for Vietnamese soldiers during the American war. You will have your first opportunity to talk the Vietnamese hill-tribe people. You will sleep in a simple hotel.
Day 2: Hoi An motorbike tour to Quang Ngai via Ho Chi Minh Trails : Kham Duc motorbike tour to Kon Tum (B,L,D)
Travel through the Lo Xo mountain pass through a tropical rain forest; enjoy the best cup of coffee grown and brewed in Vietnam, and visit the hill-tribe people of Ka Tu. Immerse yourself in the rich economic agricultural center of Vietnam. Roam working coffee and rubber tree plantations.
Visit former battle fields of the recent war in Dak To and Tan Canh. Tour KonTum town, visiting the old wooden Catholic Church, viewing the unique French Architecture. Cross the 290 m suspension bridge to visit the KonKtu village of the Bahnar people. End your day viewing a beautiful sunset while swinging on the suspension bridge. You will sleep in a simple hotel.
Day 3: Hoi An motorbike tour to Quang Ngai via Ho Chi Minh Trails : Kon Tum motorbike tour to Quang Ngai (B,L)
End route to Quang Ngai, we will travel through highway 24, going through villages of minority tribes and rain forests, beautiful remote villages untouched by modern technology. Through the Violac mountain pass between the central highlands and lowlands, you will see spectacular views of the mountain landscapes. We then leave highway 24 to take the country side roads to Quang Ngai, to see the cultivation and rice paddies of the mountain base, to get a glimpse of the real life of Vietnam, until we end in Quang Ngai.
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* ACCOMMODATION: – We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels that reflect the character of the local area as well as being as centrally located as possible, all the while striving to keep the cost affordable.
– Your trip will stay in a range of hotels / guesthouses with standardized quality.
– Please be aware that some hotel rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.
– Rooms are en-suite and either twin- or triple-share, depending on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex otherwise you can pay a supplement to possess a single room
– If you are traveling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with us. We never presume that two people traveling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.
* MEALS: – Your included meals are detailed in the ‘More Inclusions’ section of this document.
– Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in Asia, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well. Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodation places, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.
– If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent when you book, or make note by email before you set out. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Asia. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.
* Ten Tips to Survive Vietnam’s Traffic: + DON’T spend hours waiting to cross the street on foot: that constant tide of traffic won’t stop until late at night, so
+ DO as the Vietnamese do: take the plunge and inch slowly across. Observe the Miracle of the Red Sea, as the traffic parts like magic, flowing smoothly in front of you or behind, meeting up again on the other side.
+ DON’T make any sudden or unpredictable movements: freeze if you have to, but never lunge forward or backward towards the safety of the sidewalk. In fact, you can do just about anything, but do it with conviction!
+ DON’T forget, if you’re riding or driving, to look where you’re going – all the time: if you hit anything in front of you, then it’s your fault.
+ DO give way to any vehicle bigger and noisier than yours. Trucks and buses are particularly dangerous: often old, sometimes unsafe and usually all over the road.
+ DO watch out for unfamiliar obstacles: water buffaloes, rocks of various sizes, broken-down trucks…, people sitting in the road, missing bridges, girls in ao dai cycling five abreast, slow-moving mountains of farm produce, dog fights, impromptu football matches, piles of building materials – and almost no light on anything at night..
+ DON’T hesitate to take evasive action – even if this sometimes means leaving the tarmac or coming to a dead stop.
+ DO try to avoid getting involved in one of the all-too-frequent minor accidents that plague Vietnam’s roads (and the major ones as well, of course), but if you are unlucky,
+ DON’T lose your cool, in spite of the interference of the large and vocal crowd that may gather: try to settle things amicably and swiftly. Sometimes, paying a reasonable amount of money will save you a lot of hassle.
+ DO remember that the only rule is: you’re not allowed to bump into anybody… irrespective of what they did or should have done, or of what the road signs or traffic lights were telling them to do. Some people still seem to think that anything red means forward, comrade
* Tipping for guides & mechanic: Our crews never expect tips themselves and will not ask for any; that’s not what friends do! However, so if you are really satisfied with all of what they did for you, please don’t mind tipping them a bit with a normal norm of US$ 7 – US$ 10/person for a guide per day and US$ 3 – US$ 5/person for a mechanic per day. (just don’t forget Mum’s souvenir).
Accommodation based on twin or triple sharing at standard hotels or homestay
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