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    Vietnam Motorcycle Tour 18 days/ 17 nights

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    davit1988
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    Post by davit1988 on Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:01 am

    Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh City Arrival (D)

    Arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport. Pick-up and transfer to a hotel. An afternoon tour round Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon, features the History Museum, the Binh Tay Market in Chinatown, Thien Hau Temple and a lacquer workshop. OVERNIGHT IN HO CHI MINH CITY

    Prenn waterfall in Dalat

    Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh City – Da Lat (B,L) ~ 295km

    The northbound journey begins as we depart Ho Chi Minh and pass through the many tea and coffee plantations to the hill station of Da Lat, sometimes known as the ” City of Eternal Spring”. The drive is long but views are fantastic. On arrival we can soak up the cool climate as much as we want by spending our time to wander around and catch our first glimpse of the town. The influence of the French is prevalent since Da Lat was founded as a hill retreat for the colonials to escape the oppressive heat of the coastal plains and the Mekong Delta. This charming town is set around a lake and surrounded by forests, waterfalls and rolling countryside. OVERNIGHT IN DA LAT

    Day 3 : Da Lat – Buon Ma Thuot (B,L) ~ 135km

    Today we departure from Da Lat to Buon Ma Thuot (135km), the capital of Daklak Province and famous for its rich aromatic coffee. Visit to a hill-tribe exhibition and DraySapFalls. Make an excursion to LakeLakby coach. Enjoy an elephant ride through villages of M’nong tribe and a dug-out canoe ride on LakeLak. OVERNIGHT IN BUON MA THUOT

    Day 4 : Buon Ma Thuot – Nha Trang (B,L) ~ 185km

    In the morning, transfer to Nha Trang (185km) through the Phuong Hoang Pass by motorcycle. On arrival, visit the Po Nagar Towers (built from the 7th to the 12th century), a compound of brick towers on a hillock facing the picturesque mouth of the Cai River. Then onwards to Long Son Pagoda to admire the huge white statue of Buddha seated on a lotus blossom, which is visible from all over the city. The rest of the day is shopping at the Dam Market. OVERNIGHT IN NHA TRANG

    Day 5: Nha Trang (B,L)

    Transfer to Cau Da Jetty for a day cruise to Tam Islet and Mun Islet. The water is clear and the marine life is diverse for snorkeling and sunbathing. Optional activities include scuba diving, jet skiing, wind surfing & parasailing on Tam Islet. Lunch of seafood is served on board. OVERNIGHT IN NHA TRANG

    Day 6: Nha Trang – Qui Nhon (B,L) ~ 240km

    Motorcycle across picturesque coastal plains to Qui Nhon (240km), formerly called Cha Ban, the Cham capital from the 10th to the 15th century. Have a short rest for refreshment & refueling. The afternoon is leisure on the beach. OVERNIGHT IN QUY NHON

    Trailway

    Day 7: Qui Nhon – Hoi An (B,L) ~ 290km

    Motorcycle to Sa Huynh (110km). Have a short rest for refreshment & refueling at Sa Huynh. Onwards to Quang Ngai (70km), known for the My Lai massacre in 1968. In the afternoon, onwards to Hoi An (110km), a trading post of seafaring Chinese, Japanese and Portuguese merchants several centuries ago. In the evening, enjoy a folk show in an ancient house. OVERNIGHT IN HOI AN

    Day 8: Hoi An – My Son Sanctuary (B,L) ~ 150km

    Transfer by coach to My Son, a World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 1999. Here was the site of the biggest Cham intellectual and religious centre which also served as a burial ground for Cham monarchs from the 4th to the 13th century. In the afternoon, return and visit the Hoi An ancient town with a leisurely walk along quiet houses, temples, markets and handicraft workshops. OVERNICHT IN HOI AN

    Day 9: Hoi An – Da Nang – Hue (B,L)~ 150km

    In the morning, motorcycle to Da Nang (30km) for a visit to a stone-carving village and the Cham Sculpture Museum. The rest of the morning is leisure on Non Nuoc Beach. In the afternoon, onwards to Hue(110km) with a stop-over on the Hai Van Pass overlooking the scenic Lang Co lagoon. The evening entertainment is a Hue folk show on the Perfume River. OVERNIGHT IN HUE

    Day 10: Hue (B,L)

    Our driver and guide pick up you for exploring Imperial City. The morning sightseeing focuses on the Imperial Citadel, built in 1804 on a site chosen in accordance with the principles of geomancy, and the Dong Ba Market, famous for its conical hats in Vietnam. Then overland to the tombs of King Khai Dinh (ruled 1916 – 1925) and King Minh Mang (ruled 1820 – 1840) where the contrast between Oriental and Occidental architectures is shown. Take a boat ride on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, surveying rural landscape and local activities at sunset. OVERNIGHT IN HUE

    Day 11: Hue – Phong Nha – Dong Hoi (B,L) ~ 210km

    Motorcycle to Dong Ha (75km). Take a short rest for refreshment & refueling. Cross the former demilitarized zone (DMZ) along the BenHaiRiver(1954 – 1975) where vestiges of fierce battles can be seen including the ruins of the old Quang Tri Citadel, Dong Ha Town, Hien Luong Bridge. Onwards to Phong Nha cave , take a boat ride on the Son River to spectacular Phong Nha Cavern comprising Bi Ky Cave & Cung Dinh Cave. Steps lead to superb Tien Son Cave(1km), the most magnificent limestone cave in Vietnam and just opened in 2000. Riding to Dong Hoi (50km). OVERNIGHT DONG HOI

    Ho Chi Minh Highway

    Day 12: Phong Nha – Tan Ky (B,L) ~ 280km

    Ride on Ho Chi Minh Highway until Pho Chau where we stop to visit the HCM Trail victory monument which is in fact the real starting point of our HCM Trail ride. And continue our riding, passing tea plantations, rice fields, ethnic minority villages, mountains, valleys and streams before arriving in Tan Ky late afternoon. OVERNIGHT IN TAN KY

    Day 13: Tan Ky – Ninh Binh (B,L) ~ 240km

    Breakfst and we start riding on Ho Chi Minh Highway via the beautiful scenery of Bai Chanh, Ngoc La and Ba Thuoc, Arrival in Cam Thuy town, lunch on route and continue our journey trough Cuc Phuong National park, hit the Nho Quan area of Ninh Binh province. OVERNIGHT IN NINH BINH

    Day 14: Ninh Binh – Mai Chau (B,L,D) ~ 165km

    Motorcycle to and explore Tam Coc (15km), known as Vietnam’s “inland Ha Long Bay”. Then travel to Mai Chau (150km), a chain of villages, farms and huts spread out over a large area at a height of 400m and inhabited by White Thai. OVERNIGHT AT HOMESTAY

    Mai Chau

    Day 15: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B,L) ~ 145km

    Leave for Hoa Binh (70km) through the Cun Pass by motorcycle. Visit Muong hill tribe villages in natural lakeside surroundings. Take a short rest for refreshment & refueling in Hoa Binh. In the afternoon, onwards to Hanoi (75km). OVERNIGHT IN HANOI

    Day 16: Hanoi – Ha Long (B,L) ~ 210km

    The morning city tour features both cultural and historical highlights, comprising the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One-Pillared Pagoda, the Temple of Literature. After lunch, ride to Ha Long (180km). On the way, you explore Tuan Chau Island and arrive in Ha Long in the late afternoon. OVERNIGHT IN HA LONG

    Day 17: Ha Long – Hanoi (B,L) ~ 180km

    Board a private boat for a cruise in Ha LongBay (5 hours), a World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 1994. Visit some magical grottoes and relax in the best scenic beauty of Vietnam. Lunch of fresh seafood is served on board. Return to Hanoi. OVERNIGHT IN HANOI

    Day 18: Hanoi Departure (B)

    Spend last minutes for downtown shopping (ceramics, silver-carvings, silk,…) or at leisure before check-out. Transfer to the airport for departure.

    In our agency, we speak English, French and many other languages to make you feel the most comfortable. It is our honor to serve you at the best price and services. For further information, please click this link : http://vietnamhiddencharm.com/vietnam-tours/adventures-tour/motorbiking/vietnam-motorcycle-tour-18-days-17-nights.html

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