LURING HOI AN LOOP MOTORBIKE TOUR VIA DA LAT, NHA TRANG
By Thanh Loan Tran
With 8 day riding motorbike tour from Hoi An via My Son then Kham Duc and Kon Tum, you will have real experience about Vietnam beauty and culture, especially throughout Vietnam coastal line to witness beauties of Vietnam nature and enjoy fresh air here in summer holidays via many beautiful beaches such as Nha Trang, Quy Nhon…
Destination: HOI AN MY SON – DONG PHU KHAM DUC (PHUOC SON) KON TUM BUON ME THUOT LAK LAKE – DALAT NHA TRANG QUY NHON HOI AN
* Vietnam Motorbike Tours from Hoi An to Nha Trang, Da Lat – BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An – My Son – Dong Phu – Kham Duc (Phuoc Son) Day 2: Kham Duc – Kon Tum Day 3: Kon Tum – Buon Me Thuot Day 4: Buon Ma Thuot – Lak Lake – Dalat Day 5: Da Lat Day 6: Dalat – Nha Trang Day 7: Nha Trang – Quy Nhon Day 8: Quy Nhon – Hoi An
Day 1: Vietnam Motorbike Tours from Hoi An to Nha Trang, Da Lat : Hoi An Motorcycle Tour Passing My Son – Dong Phu To Kham Duc (Phuoc Son)
Time to hit the road again! We leave Hoi An in the morning and head to My Son, a world heritage site that is the Cham version of Angkor Wat. Most of the temples are dedicated to the Hindu god, Shiva, considered by the Cham as the founder and protector of their dynasties. From My Son, we will continue along the highway, busy at first, until the road shifts and becomes smaller, although paved.
Then the drive becomes challenging, but a lot of fun and progress is far slower. We will continue riding along the river, but the road itself, new and not very busy, climbs up along a very steep valley with the river rushing below. The river below is dotted with unique rock formations and there are waterfalls along the way. Lunch will be in Dong Phu. Leaving Dong Phu, eventually, we will come to the town of Kham Duc or Phuoc Son. Overnight in Kham Duc.
Distance: 200 km Accommodation: Hotel in Kham Duc Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Vietnam Motorbike Tours from Hoi An to Nha Trang, Da Lat : Kham Duc Motorcycle Tour To Kon Tum
After breakfast in local restaurant we continue riding north on Highway 14 today on a bit of a bumpy section of the road to Kon Tum. Today is really a day to visit different minority villages. We will ride over Lo Xo Pass, making lots of stops along the way to meet De and Trieng minorities, who live along the Dak Po Ko river. Along the river are many amazing hanging bridges, built by the local people to cross to the opposite shore. Lunch will be in Tan Canh, and we can visit a village of Se Dang, before driving on to Kon Tum.
Along the way, we also pass one of the key towns and battle sites of the Vietnam War – Dak To and outpost Charlie. In Kon Tum we can visit the Catholic church and the orphanage, based behind the Catholic Church in town and run by a group of French nuns. If time permits, you can also visit a beautiful Bahnar village near town. Overnight in Kon Tum.
Summary Distance: 190 km Accommodation: Hotel in Kon Tum Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Vietnam Motorbike Tours from Hoi An to Nha Trang, Da Lat : Kon Tum Motorcycle Tour To Buon Me Thuot
The new Ho Chi Minh Highway was built on the old trail, but from Kon Tum to Daklak, the historic HCM trail (Highway 14C), runs parallel to Highway 14 linking Kon Tum, Pleiku, and Buon Me Thuot. We will continue riding Highway 14 today, finding that traffic is busier than usual. Lunch will be in Pleiku. From here, we ride along the Tun River and up over a pass.
Along the way are coffee plantations and the stilt houses of the Central Highland’s largest ethnic group, the Gia Rai. Eventually, we will cross the Nha Rong pass down into Buon Me Thuot, the provincial capital of Dac Lac Province, and the site of the last battle of the Vietnam war in March 1975. At night we can stop by the beer parlors or sample the local coffee grown in the region. It is far and away the best coffee in Vietnam and worth bringing home. Overnight in Buon Ma Thuot.
Summary Distance: 240 km Accommodation: Hotel in Buon Ma Thuot Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Vietnam Motorbike Tours from Hoi An to Nha Trang, Da Lat : Buon Ma Thuot Motorcycle Tour To Lak Lake – Dalat
This morning, we take a motor ride to Lak Lake on Rte. 27, a small paved road with poor surfacing and quite busy. Here we can have a break for refreshment and troll around the by the lake. There are said to be about 31 different ethnic groups in Dac Lac, each with their own traditional dress and customs. Some of the villages are known for elephant hunting and taming, some for weaving and other arts.
After lunch in Lak Lake, we continue on to Da Lat. The road is narrow, winding, but not busy. We have three passes to cross – Krong No, Chuoi, and Phu Son. The drive itself is quite beautiful and lined with dense forests. Late in the afternoon, we will arrive in the hill town of Da Lat. Overnight in Dalat.
Summary Distance: 200 km Accommodation: Hotel in Da Lat Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Vietnam Motorbike Tours from Hoi An to Nha Trang, Da Lat : Da Lat Motorbike Tour For Sightseeing
Dalat is known as “The City of Love” and is a favorite holiday resort for Vietnamese as well as the French. With evergreen forests, waterfalls, beautiful lakes, the country’s best flower gardens, and delicious fresh produce, Dalat has always provided a welcome respite from the heat of the lowlands. We can spend the day visiting the highlights of Dalat – its gardens, cathedral, waterfalls, market, Valley of Love, convent, university and key pagodas. Overnight in Da Lat.
Summary Accommodation: Hotel in Dalat Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Vietnam Motorbike Tours from Hoi An to Nha Trang, Da Lat : Dalat motorbike trip to Nha Trang (150 km – 5 hour ride)
We leave the romantic city of Dalat, or ‘Le Petite Paris’ for Nha Trang, after visiting the highlights of the city like the Crazy House, Flower Market and Dragon Pagoda. We’ll head for the countryside to explore the rural life of the farmers who cultivate goods on their lands such as flowers, coffee, tea, mushrooms, vegetables ….
Enjoy and have some great shots of the picturesque scenery of Bidoup mountain and national park. Visit other ethnic minority groups who live on the edge of the Central Highlands before arriving in Nha Trang around 5 pm. Take you to the hotel where you want to stay and finish our tour. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Summary Distance: 150 km Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Vietnam Motorbike Tours from Hoi An to Nha Trang, Da Lat : Nha Trang Motorbike Tour to Quy Nhon (230 km – 7 hour ride)
In this morning, after having breakfast at hotel you’ll jump on your bikes again to keep following the coast to ride to Ninh Hoa with the White Sand – Doc Let that is known as the most beautiful beach in Khanh Hoa province with palm & coconut trees shadowing on the beach-side. You’ll stop by here to take a rest & discover the daily life of the locals (fishermen). Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we’ll keep riding via Dai Lanh beach to get to Quy Nhon. Upon getting to Quy Nhon, you’ll be taken to visit the most famous travel sites with Ghenh Rang, Queen, Egg Beaches, Han Mac Tu Hill…. Overnight in Quy Nhon.
Summary Distance: 230 km Accommodation: Hotel in Quy Nhon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Vietnam Motorbike Tours from Hoi An to Nha Trang, Da Lat : Quy Nhon Motorbike Tour to Hoi An (250 km – 8 hour ride)
After having breakfast at hotel, we’ll keep riding our bikes along the beautiful coast to Hoi An. On the way, we’ll stop by to visit & relax at Sa Huynh beach known as the most beautiful beach in between Quy Nhon & Quang Ngai.
After having lunch at a local restaurant, we’ll keep rolling via Quang Ngai to Tam Ky city then Hoi An ancient town.
Summary Distance: 250 km Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An (Your own account) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
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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).
– Experienced English-speaking guide
– Minsk motorbike or semi-automatic scooter
– 3rd party insurance for motorbikes
– All meals as indicated
– Entry fees
– International safety standard helmet
– Drinking water and soft drinks
– Saddle bags, gloves & rain ponchos, if needed
– Personal & motorbike insurance (for motorcycle accident)
Saigon, Cat Tien National Park, Dalat – Lak Lake, Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku, Kon Tum, Hoi An via My Son Sanctuary, Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An, DMZ & Khe Sanh, Phong Nha Caves, Tan Ky, Cuc Phuong National Park, Mai Chau, Hanoi