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Motorbiking Tour Vietnam and Cambodia

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Hanoi – Mai Chau - Tan Ky – Phong Nha - Hue – Hoi An - Phuoc Son – Kon Tum - Buon Ma Thuot – Dalat - Sai Gon - Bavet (Moc Bai) – Phnom Penh (Cambodia) - Kampong Thom – Preah Khan – Koh Ker – Chhaeb - Thbeng Meanchey - Siem Reap
21 days tour with 17 days motorcycling at challenging grade
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A challenging adventure tour on two wheels to see a very different side of Vietnam and Cambodia. The road conditions will be changed from mountainous twist into the flat but beautiful scenery of endless pepper, coffee, rubber plantations in Highland South of Vietnam. Our ride continues into more historic, mysterious, sacred stories of Angkor Land. Here we will change bikes due to the different roads conditions in Vietnam that are often rocky, twisting and Cambodia that is flatter but muddy, sandy. After checking in Phnom Penh we traverse along countryside roads to Preah Khan and to the province near Cambodia-Thai border then drive further to Cambodia - Laos border. We will not let you miss the holy moments at Angkor complex.
Most of the time you will ride on motorbikes with distances varying from 100 - 250km most of days. You will need fairly fit and good driving skill to overcome this challenge.

Tour Highlights
  • Ride along Ho Chi Minh trail
  • Dirt, off the beaten tracks from Phnompenh to Siem reap
  • Off the beaten track riding at Mai Chau, Tan Ky and in Kor Keh.
  • Visit Phong Nha cave, DMZ area, Central Highland, Mekong, Phnompenh and Siem reap

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TOUR AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi city tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau
Day 4: Mai Chau – Tan Ky.
Day 5: Tan Ky – Phong Nha.
Day 6: Phong Nha – Hue.
Day 7: Hue – Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An free time.
Day 9: Hoi An – Phuoc Son.
Day 10: Phuoc Son – Kon Tum.
Day 11: Kon Tum – Buon Me Thuot
Day 12: Buon Ma Thuot – Lak Lake – Dalat
Day 13: Da Lat – Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh city)
Day 14: Sai Gon - Bavet (Moc Bai) – border crossing to Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Day 15: Phnom Penh – Kampong Thom
Day 16: Kampong Thom – Preah Khan 
Day 17: Preah Khan – Siem Reap      
Day 18: Siem Reap Tours  
Day 19: Siem Reap – Koh Ker – Chhaeb        
Day 20: Chhaeb – Thbeng Meanchey - Siem Reap
Day 21: Siem reap departure

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TOUR INCLUSIONS:

- Motorcycling rentals
- Best Rated Room (twin shared)
- Unlimited Mileage
- Helmets for the riders
- Daily breakfast & meals as indicated
- Homestay permission
- English speaking tour guide
- Water & Snacks on driving days
- First-aid kit
- National Park & Entrance Fees
- Preparation and Orientation
- Service charges & taxes

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

- Travel insurance
- Tips and gratitude
- Transportation between hotel and check-point location
- Personal expenses
- Personal motorbike protection gears
- Others not mentioned

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Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi.

Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, you will be greeted by a guide then transfer to the hotel for checking in. We invite you a welcome dinner with delicious Vietnamese cuisine in a fine restaurant.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Transfer: AC vehicle
Meals: Welcome dinner
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
 

Day 2: Hanoi city tour

After breakfast, we will begin our city tour of Hanoi. At first, we visit  Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the  “Uncle Ho” house. After that, we head to the unique  One Stilt Pagoda, which dates from one thousand years ago.  
Continue to the Hanoi’s famous  Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam founded in 1070. The highlight of this cultural, historical site is the garden of stelae where you find 82 stone stelae bearing names, places of birth and achievements of men who received doctorates in each triennial examination from 1442; each stele sits on a stone tortoise. 
Lunch in local restaurant before heading to the  Old Quarter for a relaxing cyclo tour through the ancient part of Hanoi. Perhaps the most interesting area you will visit is the Old Quarter.  Here many tiny streets join to sell a huge diversity of products.  In the old days, each street bore the name of the product sold – “Shoe Street,” “Noodle Street,” and the like. Today, the streets sometimes sell a variety of items, but often the names are accurate.  The Old Quarter also houses some of the most interesting art galleries and fashion houses.   
After the cyclo tour, we will drive to the  Museum of Ethnology, which is quite away from the central Hanoi. It features a fascinating collection of art and everyday objects gathered from Vietnam and its diverse tribal people. On our trip we will meet some tribal groups – now it is time to learn about them. Overnight in Hanoi.
Sightseeing: full day
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
 

Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau

In the morning we take a short bus drive the Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum on the outskirts of Hanoi. The museum is a great place to learn about the historic trail which we will ride on. After the visit to the museum, we will jump on our motorbikes and spend some time to get familiar with the bikes. 
Now, let’s begin our adventure. We will ride on Highway 6 passing extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads punctuated by limestone karst scenery. 
After a light lunch in Hoa Binh Town, the capital of Hoa Binh Province, we cross two short mountain passes then descent to the mountain valley settlement of Mai Chau. Dinner and overnight in a stilt house of the Thai people.
Distance:  140 km
Accommodation: Home-stay in village 
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 4: Mai Chau – Tan Ky.

Say goodbye to the villagers we then head south on a beautiful winding road which follows the banks of the Ma River. After some hours riding on the undulating quiet road, we join the new Ho Chi Minh Highway. This newly carved route leads us due south, through remote back country, not far from the Laos border. Lunch will be on the way with local foods. In the afternoon we cut eastward towards the coast and stay overnight in the peaceful city of Vinh, which is close to where Ho Chi Minh was born. Dinner in local restaurant and overnight in hotel.
Distance:  268 km
Accommodation: Hotel in Tan Ky.
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 5: Tan Ky – Phong Nha.

This morning we head inland towards the Laos border after 40min riding we can reach the birthplace of Ho Chi Minh in Kim Lien Village. The place is truly a shrine to the Vietnamese and visited by few westerners.  
After paying respects to Uncle Ho, we head to the HCM Highway via Thanh Chuong District.  You cross the Lam River on the Ro Bridge and then drive primarily on the beautiful new highway of Ho Chi Minh.  Lunch break in Pho Chau Town, a tiny town about 40km from Thanh Chuong.
After lunch, we continue on the quiet highway to Dong Loc Intersection, (main junction for supply lines during the war) which is widely regarded in Vietnamese eyes as the beginning of Ho Chi Minh Trail. We then pass through the remote back country, close to the border, as the scenery steadily becomes dominated by karst limestone rock formations. We will reach our overnight spot Phong Nhat town. Dinner in local restaurant and overnight in a mini hotel.  
Distance:  280 km
Accommodation: Homestay in Phong Nha 
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 6: Phong Nha – Hue.

Getting up in the early morning to prepare for long journey today. Following breakfast, we embark our today tour by a dragon boat to explore the famous Nature World Heritage Site of Phong Nha cave. 
After 2 hours boating, we continue our motorcycle tour to Hue. On the way, we will have a short stop at Truong Son National Cemetery to pay respect to the soldiers who fought and died on the trail during the American War. After here we head to Dong Ha Town passing Ben Tat Bridge, built by the VC over the Ben Hai River.  Lunch in local restaurant before we head back to Hue in the late afternoon. Check in the hotel, dinner on your own.
Distance: 285 km.
Accommodation: hotel in Hue
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
 

Day 7: Hue – Hoi An.

Breakfast at hotel then we continue our journey.
In the morning, we will spend the time to visit Imperial City to visit the impressive Royal Palace and other beautiful royal buildings.
Lunch in a local restaurant then we head to Hoi An. Hoian is a small, beautiful ancient town by the bank of Thu Bon River. The town thrived on trading with the Chinese, Japanese, Spanish,…some hundred years ago. On the way, we will have a short stop in Lang Co beach and Hai Van Pass for refreshing. Upon arrival in Hoian Town, we check in hotel and enjoy dinner after relaxing. Dinner on your own in Hoi An town.
Distance: 200 km.
Accommodation: hotel in Hoi an
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
 

Day 8: Hoi An free time.

Today you will spend your time to explore the small town on your own.
Distance: N.A
Accommodation: hotel in Hoi an
Meals: Breakfast.
 

Day 9: Hoi An – Phuoc Son.

In the morning, free time for relaxing in Hoi An Beach named Cua Dai- one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam and walk around the small town.
Check out the hotel and enjoy our lunch in local restaurant, we continue on Highway 14, along the bank of Thu Bon river to reach in Phuoc Son in the late afternoon.
Dinner in local restaurant, mini hotel in Phuoc Son.
Distance: 150 km.
Accommodation: Hotel/Guesthouse in Phuoc Son.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 

Day 10: Phuoc Son – Kon Tum.

After breakfast in a local restaurant, we continue driving 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 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 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.  
Distance:  190 km
Accommodation: hotel in Kontum
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 

Day 11: Kon Tum – 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 at the Thang Loi Hotel. 
Distance:  240 km
Accommodation: hotel in Buon Ma Thuot
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 12: Buon Ma Thuot – Lak Lake – Dalat 

This morning, we drive 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. 
Distance:  200 km
Accommodation: hotel in Dalat
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch
 

Day 13: Da Lat – Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh city)

Following breakfast at the hotel, we can spend a little time for the highlights of Dalat - its gardens, cathedral, waterfalls.
After the time, we ride to Sai Gon. On the way, we will stop for lunch in Bao Loc, where we can also see the impressive Dambri Waterfall. In the afternoon, we will finally arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and check in the hotel.
Walk around the city and dinner on your own.
Distance: 280 km
Accommodation: hotel in Sai gon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
 

Day 14: Sai Gon - Bavet (Moc Bai) – border crossing to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) 

Breakfast at hotel, we embark our tour to Cambodia border to continue our trip in Cambodia. Upon arrival at Bavet (Moc Bai) border, you will meet with our Dirt Bike Tour Guide and dirt bike are provided and adjusted accordingly. Checking the motorbikes and ride to Phnom Penh, a capital city of Cambodia. After the civil war ended more than 15 years ago, Cambodia has become an emerging city filled with modern buildings and distant memories. Then to the hotel for check-in. 
Overnight in Phnom Penh hotel.
Distance: 168 km.
Accommodation: hotel in Phnom Penh
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
 

Day 15: Phnom Penh – Kampong Thom 

After breakfast at the hotel, we will ride dirt bike from the hotel along road 6 where we transfer to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon we explore the Pre-Angkorian complex of Sambo Pre Kuk by bus. We have dinner later at the hotel where you’ll spend the night. Overnight in Kampong Thom
Distance: 168 km.
Accommodation: hotel in Kampong Thom
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
 

Day 16: Kampong Thom – Preah Khan  

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Preah Khan temple located in Kampong Svay district. Preah Khan was once served as the capital when the King moved the capital there for a short period of time before the next King moved back. Overnight in Ta Seng village located near Preah Khan temple.
Distance: 150 km.
Accommodation: Homestay in Preah Khan  
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 

Day 17: Preah Khan – Siem Reap       

After breakfast, we will ride a dirt bike to Siem Reap via Stoung district in Kampong Thom province. Overnight in Siem Reap Hotel.
Distance: 130 km.
Accommodation: hotel in Siem reap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
 

Day 18: Siem Reap Tours   

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we explore the temples in Angkor Complex by vehicle not bike motorbike on the back road. After getting our Angor pass at the checkpoint, we visit the jungle temple of Ta Phrom, Kravan, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei, Takeo, Chao Say Tevoda, Tommanon. We ride on the single trails to visit the former capital of Angkor Thom including Bayon, Baphoun, Phimean Akas, Terrace of Elephants, Terrace of Leaper King. Afternoon, we extensively visit Angkor Wat, the 7th Wonder of the World and sunset view. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Transfer: AC vehicle
Accommodation: hotel in Siem reap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
 

Day 19: Siem Reap – Koh Ker – Chhaeb         

In the morning after having breakfast we will proceed by checking out from the hotel then ride to Koh Ker was the capital city of the Khmer Empire during hardly two decades (928-944) during the reign of Jayavarman IV. Two kings reigned in Koh Ker; Jayavarman IV, who probably already lived there since 921, and his son Harshavarman II who stayed on the throne only 3 years, from 941 to 944. Rajandravarman II, Harshavarman’s II son, moved back the capital to Yashodharapura (Angkor) after his accession. The main ruins at Koh Ker consist of an impressive seven-storey sandstone pyramid (Prasat Thom). The second biggest structure of Koh Ker is PrasatKrahom (red temple) built with red bricks and lost in the jungle. The surrounding land was irrigated by the Rahal Baray, similar to, but smaller than, the ones at Angkor. It is believed that over 80 ruins lie in this area. Then follow by driving to Chhaeb, the district located in Preah Vihear Province for overnight in Homestay. 
Distance: 240 km.
Accommodation: Homestay in Preah Vihear.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
 

Day 20: Chhaeb – Thbeng Meanchey - Siem Reap

After breakfast. Depart to Siem Reap via Kampong Thom.  Arrive in Siem reap late afternoon, you have free time to enjoy your last night in Siem reap and relax after a long motorbiking adventure. Overnight in Siem reap.
Ride distance: Approx 210km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:  Hotel in Siem Reap.
 

Day 21: Siem reap departure

Free time to get more sights and sound of Siem reap or buy you souvenirs before transfer to airport to catch your flight back to your home country. End of our services.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation:  Not Available