Khe Sanh and DMZ Adventure
3 days/2 nights – Hoi An to Hue Transfer tours – This three day adventure takes you through some of the most famous war sites on both sides of the north/south border including Camp Carol and the incredible Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Combining jungle villages, mountain climbs, hill tribe settle-ments and some of the most inspiring scenery central Vietnam has to offer. We experience a night in the Co Tu minority village of Bho Hoong where we will experience local cultures and customs as well as a night in the old military base of Khe Sanh with a visit to the remarkable museum before crossing the 17th parallel to the awe inspiring underground tunnel network of Vinh Moc. This tour shows you more about this country and its history than you thought possible. Not to mention the unbelievable riding!
This tour can also run in reverse.
Tour starts at 8am and finishes approx. 5 pm.
- Ethnic Minority Villages
- Village Trekking
- Traditional Cultural Performance
- Local Cuisine
- Old-Growth Rainforest
- Mountain Waterfalls
- Ho Chi Minh Trail
- Hamburger Hill
- Khe Sanh Combat Base
- Khe Sanh Museum
- Crossing the 17th Parallel
- Historic Vinh Moc Tunnels
- World Heritage Sites
- Experienced English Speaking Guide
- Bho Hoong Bungalows with Cultural Performance and Village Walk (3-4 star accommodation only)
- Jeep, Diver, Motorbike, or Semi-Automatic Scooter
- Personal, local licensed driver, if required (for pillion passengers)
- 2 x Breakfast, 3 x Lunch, 2 x Dinner
- 2 night’s accommodation
- Entry Fees and Ferry Crossings
- International Safety Standard Helmet
- Drinking Water and Soft Drinks on the Road
- Saddle Bags, Gloves & Rain Ponchos (if needed)
- Long Sleeve 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)
It won’t take long to work out that your Hoi An Motorbike tour is going to be a journey like no other. The Vietnamese countryside comes alive in a whole new way as you pass through the fields and villages of Hoi An on a motorbike.
The route takes us away from the coast and into the hills, an area often inaccessible by normal car. As we wind into the mountains we’ll come across ancient Cham ruins and famous American war sites, hopping of our bikes to snap photos and explore the tourist-free areas. At midday we’ll reach jungle hill tribe territory. The route crosses over the original Ho Chi Minh Trail and leads through the paths taken by Vietnam soldiers during the war.
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.
Arriving mid afternoon at Bho Hoong, a traditional Co Tu village, we find our digs 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 villager residents, 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.
Accommodation: Bungalow; Meals: Lunch, Dinner
DAY 2: HO CHI MINH TRAIL - Bho Hoong to Khe Sanh via A Luoi (235 km)
Rise and shine for day two of our Hoi An Motorbike Adventure. After breakfast in the village, we say goodbye to our hosts and resume our bike ride to Khe Sanh. Today we travel the historic Ho Chi Minh Highway through lush rainforests and over magnifi-cent mountain passes. Take a refreshing dip in a mountain waterfall at midday, where we’ll break for a picnic lunch.
We begin the afternoon winding through the A Shau Valley, a ruggedly beautiful valley that became famous during the American War as the site of many battles – the most famous being Khe Sanh – where we stay for the night. Before we check into the hotel we visit the Museum and former combat base that was under siege for 67 days.
Accommodation: Hotel; Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3: TUNNEL & TRAILS - Khe Sanh to Hue via Vinh Moc Tunnels (220 km)
Riding along Highway 9, we pass famous American war sites like the Rock Pile and Camp Carol, before crossing the former border between North and South Vietnam at the 17th parallel. We arrive at the Vinh Moc tunnels, where an entire village went underground in the 1960s to survive the bombing. After exploring the tunnels, we head to a local beach where you can cool off with a swim. After lunch we drive along the coastline and arrive in Hue late afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Khe Sanh and DMZ Adventure
3,025,000 VND (135 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 2,465,000 VND (110 USD) per day for the pillion passenger, if you share one bike.
3,920,000 VND (175 USD) per day per person. (3-4 star accommodation)
– 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.