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6 days Sai Gon - Hoi An - Saigon Riders

6 days Sai Gon - Hoi An

Cost: $165 / day / person, minimun group size is 2 people. Solo traveller or any group has more than 2 people, please contact us for the best price possible.

Inclusion: An experienced guide; a fully serviced manual Honda motorbike including all gasoline, spare parts, helmet, arm and knee pads; standard hotel accommodation at each overnight stop; all entrance fees; all breakfasts, lunches, & dinners; one hour elephant ride; bike shipping fee back to Saigon after tour; cold water throughout and a great insight into the natural beauty of southern Vietnam.
Please note that this tour is designed as a self drive tour where you will be guided by one of our knowledgeable team. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that they are compliant with local motorbike license regulations. We can discuss this with you at the time of booking. If you would like to do the tour as a pillion rider, there is an additional charge of $60 per day for your driver.

Duration: 6 days. Tour starts at 7.30 am on the first day

"It is all about the journey, not the destination" has never been so true in describing the exciting ride into back roads with Saigon Riders around and through farmlands, plantations, reservoir lakes, jungles, and highland passes, hill tribe villages, give you a vista into the natural beauty of Vietnam.

Full Itinerary:

Day 1: Saigon - Nam Cat Tien National Park (around 150km)

    Highlights of the day:
  • Driving along Tri An lake and through the natural reserve
  • Duong Minh Chau tunnels

Getting out of busy Saigon, we take the off roads to Nam Cat Tien National Park, around 150 kilometers away. A ferry brings us to the other side of Dong Nai River for our drive on to and around Tri An lake, the second largest in Vietnam and built for producing hydro power. We continue our drive by smaller roads through the fertile natural reserve before getting on another ferry taking us to the headquarters of Nam Cat Tien National Park. We'll also stop by the Duong Minh Chau tunnels, a refuge for high ranking officers during the war. This section may prove to be the toughest of the trip. No worries about photo stops and lunch, we know that you are on vacation, we offer a very relaxed trip with many photo opportunities, and lunch is served whenever you need to eat!

Overnight stay in the guest house of the park

Day 2: Nam Cat Tien National Park - Quang Son (around 160 km)

    Highlights of the day:
  • Driving though the many tea & coffee plantations
  • Hiking and exploring the natural reserve in Nam Cat Tien park
  • Driving through H'mong minorities village

A welcome surprise greets the new day with many birds of different colors perched in the trees and wandering in grassy scrub on islets in the lake in search of food. In the early morning and at sunset, these birds sing in chorus and help visitors forget about their busy life at home. An exciting day with dust on your face, wind in your hair, camera at hand and poised for the next shot.

After breakfast, a local guide takes you on an adventurous trek through vast areas of trees to explore the real tropical jungle.

Then we drive to Da Teh, an isolated town surrounded by tea and coffee plantations, and continue over mountains passes. Let yourself get swallowed up in the picturesque scenic highland, a sea of green everywhere you look to the endless horizon. As usual, we'll stop anywhere and you can shoot at will.

In the late afternoon, we check in at the guesthouse in Quang Son. Dinner with barbecued fish or buffalo or free range chicken and local rice wine will make the night last longer. After that we can call it a day!

Day 3: Quang Son - Yok Don national park (around 150km)

    Highlights of the day:
  • Dray Nur waterfall
  • Elephant riding in the park

We leave Quang Son early for a ride to the beautiful Dray Nur waterfall, a quick swim in a lagoon of the Dray Nur is the best to refresh from bumpy roads.

Then, we hit the road again to Yok Don National Park that has one of the most biodiverse forests in Vietnam. We'll have a break from riding in the late afternoon and do it another way; a ride behind the "mahout" or elephant riders. The elephant ride/swim is a real treat and a great way to see more of the park. The elephants at the Yok Don National Park are treated with a lot of care and respect, more than the elephants in the tourist sites elsewhere. Overnight in guest house of the park.

Day 4: Yok Don national park - An Khe (around 230 km)

    Highlights of the day:
  • Riding through many many M'nong people villages
  • Discovering art of decoration for graves of M'nong people

Today, we ride along the back road through many minorities villages that other travellers will never have an opportunity to see. Overnight stay in 2 star hotel in An Khe, a transit town to the coast.

Day 5: An Khe - Son My, (around 250km)

    Highlights of the day:
  • Eastern part of Ho Chi Minh trails
  • Violac mountain pass

Today, we will drive all along the way the Eastern part of Ho Chi Minh trail, through thick tropical jungle, coffee plantation, and scenic mountain passes to Son Tinh. The natural environment provided the North Vietnamese troops three canopies of cover during the war, so it will provide us with excellent cover during our ride through this picturesque area. Picnic lunch on the way. Over night in 2 star hotel next to My Khe beach.

Day 6: Son My - Hoi An (around 190km)

    Highlights of the day:
  • Morning walk or swim in My Khe beach
  • My Lai massacre site
  • Riding along beautiful coastline

Our accommodation locates us on beautiful My Khe beach; let's have a walk on the beach with the locals or a swim to refresh after 5 days on the bike, then a visit to My Lai massacre site, a sombre reminder of the war. Recommencing our ride along Dung Quat bay, we pass by Chu Lai military airport built by US during the war. There are many sand dunes, lagoons, beaches on the final stretch of the ride to Hoi An.

After reaching Hoi An, we bid you fare well. Your trip can be continued up north or back to Saigon by bus, train or plan and we can help you with your travel plans as well as hotel/resort accommodation.

For lunch, other food choices are also catered, including vegetarian.

Tips for guide/driver are appreciated.

Map of this tour: