Motorcycling from Sai Gon to Hanoi along best beaches of Vietnam

Vietnam Motorbike Along Coastal Line

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Sai gon - Mui ne - Nha Trang - Buon Ma Thuot - Kon Tum - Kham Duc - Hoi an - Hue - Khe Sanh - Phong Nha - Thien Cam beach - Sam Son beach - Hanoi
15-day tour with 12-day motorcycling
Motorcycling grade: Moderate - details here
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This Vietnam motorcycling tour is going to take you to ride across Vietnam - from South to North - along its coastline on a motorbike that none of other modes of transport can help you having such utmost flexibility. With over 3000km coastal line, Vietnam registers its name into the world best beach list with several wonderful beaches. We will motorcycle via Mui Ne, Nha Trang beaches with a small part of mountainous riding via Central Highland then a part of historical trail Ho Chi Minh, DMZ area before we ends at less tourist beaches that are only known by locals.

Tour Highlights
  • Riding along best beaches
  • Challenge with Central Highland ride
  • Ride one part of Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • Stunning motorbike Hoi an to Hue
  • DMZ and historical visit

Vietnam Motorbike Along Coastal Line route map
TOUR AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Sai Gon arrival
Day 2: Sai Gon – Mui Ne
Day 3: Mui Ne – Nha Trang
Day 4: Nha Trang – Buon Me Thuot
Day 5: Buon Me Thuot – Kon Tum
Day 6: Kon Tum – Kham Duc
Day 7: Kham Duc – Hoi An
Day 8: Hoi An riding and beach
Day 9: Hoi An – Hue
Day 10: Hue – Khe Sanh
Day 11: Khe Sanh – Phong Nha
Day 12: Phong Nha - Thien Cam
Day 13: Thien Cam – Sam Son
Day 14: Sam Son – Hanoi
Day 15: Hanoi departure

TOUR PRICE (Per person)
Valid to 31st December, 2017

Affordable option: 125CC commuter
Group of 1 rider: US$ 2,750
Group of 2 rider: US$ 1,610
Group of 3-4 rider: US$ 1,335
Group of 5-6 rider: US$ 1,115
Single Supplement: US$ 320 

Best option: 250CC dirt motorbike
Group of 1 rider: US$ 5,425
Group of 2 rider: US$ 2,915
Group of 3-4 rider: US$ 2,180
Group of 5-6 rider: US$ 1,600
Single Supplement: US$ 320

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

- Motorbike rentals
- Best Rated Rooms
- Unlimited Mileage
- Helmets for riders
- Daily breakfast
- Other meals as indicated
- Homestay permission
- English speaking guide
- Water & Snacks on driving days
- First-aid kit
- National Park & Entrance Fees
- Preparation & Orientation
- Taxes and service charges

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

- Travel insurance
- Visa process and stamp
- Tips & gratitude's
- Gasoline approx. US$ 10/day/bike
- Personal protection gears
- Transfer between hotel & pick-up location
- Surcharge 400 CC: US$ 40/day/bike
- Support truck: 115$/day/group
- Others not mentioned

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Day 1: Sai Gon arrival.

Our Vietnam adventure tour meet up Sai Gon airport for transferring to the hotel for checking in. Depending on your arrival time, we could take a half day tour in Sai Gon city with Re-Unification Palace, the Central Post Office, the Cathedral, the Jade Emperor Temple and the Ben Thanh market.
Welcome dinner and briefing tour.
Summary:
Transfer: AC vehicle
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Sai Gon.
 

Day 2: Sai Gon – Mui Ne beach ~ 230km/143miles

Breakfast at hotel, we start our first day of adventure tour on High way 1A, the main road covering the North to South of Vietnam to Mui Ne. Mui Ne is one of the most remote beach in Vietnam with purify and fresh air. The road conditions is quite good along the beautiful beach with white sand.
Mui ne beach is very much special than other beaches in Vietnam. The weather here is semi-dessert with safari-liked geography. There are endless sand dunes from the beach to far inside the land. And the sand dunes here have several colors or even changing their colors after winds.  You will have time here to check out those feature.
Lunch on local restaurant before we check in our room. Overnight in Mui Ne.
Summary:
Riding distance: 230km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mui Ne.
 

Day 3: Mui Ne – Nha Trang bay ~ 220km/138miles

Following breakfast, we keep riding on the coastal line from Mui Ne to another famous beach - Nha Trang. The name tells it all - Nha trang is one of the most beautiful beach over the world and now you are going to witness this, immerse in it and swim inside this. The crystal water, white sand, silver waves are timeless and they are all about what you have ever dreamed about a tropical paradise.
Taking a little time for relaxing in Nha Trang, if the time permit, we could enjoy a diving tour here in the afternoon.
Lunch in local restaurant. Hotel in Nha Trang
Summary:
Distance: 220km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang.
 

Day 4: Leave beach Nha Trang – Buon Me Thuot in Central highland ~ 190km/118miles

Temporarily leaving our coastal line for a more challenging day to Buon Me Thuot. Today we leave out the flat road to start up some mountainous riding. We will hit on highway 26 and challenge our- self with dirt road and off road toward Buon Me Thuot province. This is a highland area with the most famous specialty is coffee. Buon Ma Thuot was also an important part of army strategy in American war. Spending a little time to meet some ethnic people in the village, listen to our guide introduce about the historical stories blending with the beauty of this area.
Lunch will be served in local restaurant on route. Hotel in Buon Me Thuot. End up this day with a cup of scrumptious coffee on the true land for coffee.
Summary:
Distance: 190 km with some off road path
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Buon Me Thuot.
 

Day 5: Buon Me Thuot – Kon Tum ~ 240km/149miles

New experience on Ho Chi Minh trail to Kon Tum - another province of Central Highland.
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. 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 straight to Kon Tum. Hotel in Kon Tum.
Summary:
Distance: 240 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kon Tum.
 

Day 6: Kon Tum – Kham Duc ~ 190km/118miles

After breakfast in local restaurant we continue driving north on Highway 14 today on a bit of a bumpy section of the road to Kham Duc.  
Today is really a day to visit different minority villages.  We will drive 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 Kham Duc. Mini hotel in Kham Duc.
Summary:
Distance: 190 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Kham Duc.
 

Day 7: Kham Duc – get back Hoi An beach ~ 200km/124miles

After breakfast, we leave Kham Duc to Hoi An.
We riding along the river, but the road itself, new and not very busy, down 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.  
After the lunch time, we keep going to reach in 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 Dong Phu, 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. Hotel in Hoi An.
Summary:
Distance: 200km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.
 

Day 8: Hoi An easy and beach - a day off

Today is a relaxing day after long riding on the previous days. Hoi an is lovely town to self -explore. You can have many activities to choose from. Some recommended are cooking class, tea or coffee time, cruising and fishing on Thu Bon river etc. All those activities are excluded, please contact to book in advance.
A short riding to visit the small town the vegetable village before we enjoy our time in Cua Dai beach.
Summary:
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.
 

Day 9: Hoi An – Hue via Hai Van pass & Lang Co beach ~ 175km/108miles

Breakfast at hotel then we continue our journey to Hue - the last imperial citadel of Vietnam. On the way we will have a short stop in Lang Co beach and Hai Van Pass for refreshing. This the best time for photo hunting because you should know: Hai Van pass is known as "the best pass of Vietnam". Upon arrival in Hue, enjoy the time for lunch and checking the hotel.
In the afternoon, if the time permits, we visit Hue Purple Forbidden Citadel with relics of the last royal dynasty. Otherwise, we suggest you should go to Dong Ba market or enjoy some lovely Hue local cuisines such as: Che Hue, Bánh bèo, Chả tôm (shrimp) etc
Summary: 
Distance: 175 km.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.
 

Day 10: Hue – Khe Sanh ~ 190km/118miles

Leaving Hue to Khe Sanh after breakfast at hotel. We carry on our riding on Highway 1 and 9. Khe Sanh is one of the most violent battle field during Vietnam - American war. We are here not judging right or wrong but to learn about the pain of war and how valuable of our life in peace.
Lunch will be served in local restaurant. Spending a little time to visit the historic places before check in the hotel in the late afternoon.
Summary:
Distance: 190km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Khe Sanh.
 

Day 11: Khe Sanh – Phong Nha National Park ~ 200km/124miles

Continue our journey on Ho Chi Minh Trail to reach in Phong Nha via Dong Hoi. We are reaching to the home of the most incredible discovery of Vietnam in 2014 - the world largest and 3rd largest caves, Son Doong and Hang En respectively. However, in this trip we will not have enough time to visit those caves because they are only accessed on foot with up to 8-9 hours hiking per day. We suggest you should ask our team for customize this motorbiking trip or leave them for your next adventure to Vietnam.
Lunch in local restaurant. Arrive in Phong Nha in afternoon, hotel in Phong Nha.
Summary:
Distance: 200km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: hotel in Phong Nha.
 

Day 12: Phong Nha caves - Thien Cam beach ~ 150km/93miles

Today we will spend our time for relaxing day by visit some beautiful caves belongs to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.  Along Son river to reach in Phong Nha, we will see the sign of Ho Chi Minh trail. 
We will take a dragon boat to explore the famous Nature World Heritage Site of Phong Nha cave then Paradise Cave – Thien Duong Cave. They are some of the very first cave to be known for centuries. During the war time, Viet Cong used these caves as their shelter and army supply inventory. Adding to the historical story, the natural karst formation inside the caves can astonish you right from the first meet. Enjoy the natural masterpiece with long stories about local people hear. Picnic lunch will be served on the way.
After lunch, we start to a small but extremely beautiful, only known by local beach - Thien Cam. The untouched, pristine small beaches are unbeatable relaxing after the riding.
Summary:
Distance: 150 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Guest house in Thien Cam
 

Day 13: Thien Cam – Sam Son beach ~ 220km/137miles

Get your stomach treated with a Vietnamese breakfast today then we hop on the bikes again for the drive to Sam Son – the famous beach in the Northern of Vietnam. Sam Son is the best beach from Hue up to North Vietnam. The beach is very much well-known by locals especially in summer. However, there are some area really untouched and pristine. Riding along the waves and the winds, we reach to our hotel late afternoon. 
Lunch in local restaurant enrout before riding to our hotel for checking in. 
Summary:
Distance: 220km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sam Son.
 

Day 14: Sam Son – Ha Noi ~ 180km/112miles

After a little time to relaxing on the beach, enjoying the waves lovely kissing to the sand. You can wake up early this morning to walk down on the beach. You can meet many local fishermen pulling their nets from the sea. Hundred of fresh fishes, shrimps, crabs and sea creatures at very cheap prices. 
Check out the hotel, the last day tour leading to Hanoi is not difficult for you with the medium distance. Lunch will be served in local restaurant before riding straight to Hanoi.
Check in the hotel up on arrival.
Summary:
Distance: 180km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
 

Day 15: Hanoi – Departure

Breakfast at hotel. Our guide and driver are at your disposal until we transfer you to the airport for your flight home or connect to another adventures in Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar with ActiveTravel.Asia.
Summary:
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Not Available