Hill Tribe Village Adventure
2 days/1 night – Pack more memories into two days than most people get in two weeks! We wind our way through the photogenic Thu Bon river delta, capturing a glimpse of everyday rural Vietnamese lifestyles and head deep into the heart of Central Vietnam. Our trail takes us through a number of ethnic minority villages and we stay overnight in outwardly traditional but comfortably modernised hill tribe bungalows. An unforgettable two-day adventure.
- Ethnic Minority Villages
- Guided village Walk (3-4 star accommodation only)
- Traditional Cultural Performance (3-4 star accommodation only)
- Cham Temple
- Local Cuisine
- Old-Growth Rainforest
- Mountain Waterfalls
- Ho Chi Minh Trail
- Ferry Crossing & Floating Bridges (motorbike tour only)
- Marble Mountain (optional)
- Experienced English Speaking Guide
- Village Walk, Traditional Cultural Performance (3-4 star accommodation only)
- Jeep, Driver, Motorbike, or Semi-Automatic Scooter
- Personal, local licensed driver, if required (for pillion passengers)
- 1 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch, 1 x Dinner
- 1 night Accommodation at Bho Hoong Bungalows (3-4 star accommodation option)
- 1 night Accommodation at basic guesthouse / hostel (basic accommodation option)
- Entry Fees and Ferry Crossings
- My Son Visit (optional)
- International Safety Standard Helmet
- Drinking Water and Soft Drinks on the Road
- Saddle Bags, Gloves & Rain Ponchos (if needed)
- Tour T-Shirt (3-4 star accommodation only)
- Minibar Drinks
- Drinks (after travel time on the road / during dinner)
- Personal & Motorbike Insurance (for motorcycle accident)
- Personal Expenses/Tips
- Damages to Motorcycle, Jeep or Tour Equipment
DAY 1: COUNTRYSIDE RIDING
Hoi An to Bho Hoong (110 km)
Get away from Hoi An for a night and discover a completely different side of Vietnam. Departing Hoi An by motorbike puts a whole new perspective on the Vietnam countryside, with fresh air and beautiful sceneries filling the senses. We’ll first stop at 1000 year old Cham temples and former US and French bases from the independence wars.
We then wind our way into the mountains – this is what motorbike touring is all about! Travel along quiet roads, enjoying breathtaking sites at every turn with plenty of chances to stop for photos. There are some places you can only see on motorbike.
As we wind our way up into the hills towards the Lao border home to the Co Tu minority, we take a break to visit one of the few remaining Co Tu woodcarvers and enjoy a home cooked lunch in his stilted house before continuing our journey deep in to the mountains, meandering through isolated villages where the culture and traditions remain untouched by time making this remote and staggeringly beautiful region home to one of the most authentic hill tribes to remain in Vietnam.
We’ll arrive at Bho Hoong, a traditional Co Tu village where we will stay for the night. Little has changed in the past hundred years in Bho Hoong and it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Central Vietnam. A light trek through the village outskirts takes us into the surrounding jungle and to rivers, where we can go for a refreshing dip. The evening is highlighted by a superb dinner of Co Tu traditional dishes, a traditional cultural performance and a chance to interact with the villagers, gaining more insight into their rich culture. Afterwards, retreat to your stilted Co Tu hut where the serene setting and clear mountain air will lull you to sleep.
(Meals: Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 2: HO CHI MINH TRAIL
Bho Hoong Village to Hoi An (150 km)
In the morning, wake up to the sounds of the village coming to life. Enjoy breakfast and a hot cup of coffee as you watch the morning activities of the Co Tu, heading to the fields and preparing the days meals. We bid farewell to our hosts and jump back on the bikes for our return journey to Hoi An. Today’s drive crosses the historic Ho Chi Minh Trail, through lush forests and past jaw-dropping views of the central Vietnam Mountains. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more beautiful we arrive at a waterfall tucked alongside a towering peak for a picnic lunch.
The afternoon sees us descending back down toward the coast, stopping along the way to explore old bases from the American war, crossing the Thu Bon River by local ferry (motorbike tour only. Jeep tour takes alternate route) and following our unique rural laneway and floating bridge road (motorbike tour only) back into Hoi An.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Hill Tribe Village Adventure
2,800,000 VND (125 USD) per day per person. (basic accommodation)
– You can either ride yourself or sit on the back with one of our experienced drivers.
If there are two of you, it’s only 2,350,000 VND (105 USD) per day for the pillion passenger, if you share one bike.
3,920,000 VND (175 USD) per day per person. (stay at Bho Hoong Bungalows)
– You can either ride yourself or sit on the back with one of our experienced drivers or go as passenger in a Jeep.
If there are two of you, it’s only 3,360,000 VND (150 USD) per day for the pillion passenger, if you share one bike.
– Flexible rates on larger groups.
Children under 12 receive a 30% discount.
Unforgettable Trek – From the beauty of rural Vietnam, the quaint villages, muddy mountain roads, torrential rain, staying in a ethnic minority village over night, touring the rice paddies, a banquet by a local former King of his village and the thrill of seeing it all riding pillion on the back of a traditional Minsk motorcycle, not even heaven could compare.
John & Faye, Australia
Seriously – the highlight of our Vietnam trip! Both my husband and I agreed we learned more in 2 days on this trip than the remainder of our trip. And honestly, after the highlight of this trip, the rest of the trip had a hard time living up to it. Hoi An Motorbike Adventures definitely gets a 5+ star rating from us. The support crew was great and the people we met along the way were phenomenal. If you are the type of traveler that revels in getting off the beaten track, this is for you: small groups (we only had one other couple with us), amazing food and truly local. Would do this tour again in a heartbeat. Love, love, loved it!