Phong Nha Cave Adventure
6 days/5 nights
Driver / Pillion, Jeep, Motorbike self-ride, Scooter self-ride
Price: from 960 USD
6 days/5 nights – Grab a slice of gorgeous Phong Nha! This unique national park is one of Vietnam’s few remaining pockets of old growth forest and has been declared a World Heritage site. Tightly restricted access to the park ensures you can enjoy the forest in all its serenity. Experience firsthand the beauty of Vietnam’s rapidly disappearing wilderness, and the cultures and people that call it home. Spend a day exploring Asia’s longest limestone cave or just soaking up the sights, sounds, and scents of the forest. Finish off with a dash of history as we visit famous – and infamous – historic sites, including the notorious Vinh Moc tunnels and the ancient imperial capital of Hue, on our way back to Hoi An.
- Ethnic Minority Villages
- Bho Hoong Bungalows with Cultural Performance & Village Walk (3-4 star accommodation only)
- Hai Van Pass
- 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
- Phong Nha National Park
- Limestone Caves
- World Heritage Sites
- Experienced English Speaking Guide
- Jeep and driver or Motorbike for self-riding (licence required)
Personal, local licensed motorbike driver if you prefer to sit on the back of the bike
- 5 x Breakfast, 6 x Lunch, 5 x Dinner
- 5 Nights 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)
- If more than 6 riders there will also be a tour mechanic coming
- If more than 8 riders there will also be a 2nd guide and support van for luggage coming along
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- ** Single room available at request. Single supplement charges apply.
- *** Upgrade to stay at Bho Hoong Bungalows possible (incl. guided village walk, cooking class & musical performance)
- 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 Tay Giang (or Bho Hoong) (120 km)
Delve into the heart of central Vietnam with this 2-day adventure. We set off from Hoi An on what promises to be an unforgettable voyage of rugged roads, rustic villages and stunning highlands. Pack your sense of adventure and leave behind those preconceived notions of touristy villages: this journey is the real deal. With the wind in your hair, we zip through the Hoi An countryside to Marble Mountain where the thrill-lovers among us can opt for an abseiling adventure into Hell’s Cave. We then head west and climb our way into the mountains. 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 arrive mid afternoon at our stop for the night, home to the Co Tu Ethnic Minority group.
(For this night we have several options: A traditional basic bamboo hut at Droong village, a basic hotel room in Tay Giang or a more luxurious experience at Bho Hoong Bungalows ***.)
(Accommodation: Hotel – Upgrade to Bho Hoong Bungalow on request)
(Meals: Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 3: HILL TRIBE COUNTRY
Khe Sanh to Phong Nha/Ke Bang National Park (240 km)
Today’s ride is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Obtaining special military permission, we are able to drive the remote western branch of the Ho Chi Minh Highway through majestic limestone karst and spectacular old-growth jungle. Be amazed at the tenacity of the Vietnamese people during the US war, as this road follows the original HCM Trail through some of the most rugged terrain on Earth.
(Accommodation: Family run guest house)
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 4: EXPLORE THE NATIONAL PARK
Phong Nha/Ke Bang National Park (120 km) – Dong Hoi
Awake to the sounds of rural Vietnam. With a day free to explore Phong Nha National Park, we take a morning motorbike ride to the Paradise limestone cave, Asia’s longest limestone cave. After a traditional Vietnamese lunch at the National Park’s restaurant, you can wander around the grotto systems. In the afternoon we travel to Dong Hoi for some beachside luxury, resting those biker bones.(All day activities at Phong Nha are included in the tour price however participation is optional.)
(Accommodation: Beach Resort ****)
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
DAY 5: TUNNEL & TRAILS
Dong Hoi to Hue (200 km)
Driving along HCM highway east, 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 cross the 17th parallel the former North/south divide then drive along the coastline arriving in Hue late afternoon.
(Accommodation: hotel ***)
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 6: THE COAST ROAD
Hue to Hoi An (190 km)
Rise and shine, it’s time to set off on the final day of our Motorbike Adventure. Today’s bike journey takes us back to Hoi An by a different route, trading in the mountains for Vietnam’s gorgeous coastline. We head east from Hue and then travel parallel to the sea, passing through fishing villages and along pristine sandy beaches for the first part of the drive. The salty air and refreshing sea breezes are a dramatic contrast to the mountain air from the previous days. We’ll stop often to dip our toes in the sea, chat with fishermen and to take photos. At the half way point of our drive we climb to Highway 1’s highest point, Hai Van Pass, where panoramic views of the coast are all around. The road then winds down toward Hoi An, passing through Danang city and along the coastline.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
3,380,000 VND (160 USD) per day per person going by motorbike or Jeep.
- – 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 3,105,000 VND (135 USD) per day for the pillion passenger, if you share one bike.
- – Flexible rates on larger groups.
Children under 12 receive a 30% discount.
Prices are based on a minimum of 2 people departing. Private tours for solo riders available on request (surcharge applies).
Prices are based on twin share accommodation. Single rooms available on request (surcharge applies).
Want a national geographic experience? Hoi An Motorbike Adventures made my vacation the BEST I’d ever experienced! Our guide was a seasoned rider with a wealth of knowledge that led the pack on and over the Ho Chi Minh trail and provided details about the Vietnam war and many of the sites that were notorious like hill 55. My 28 year old son who was with me was in awe at the experience. We visited small villages and a tribe called the Co Tu. We were invited to feast in a small village with an 86 year old village leader who was an amazing host and showed us pieces of his and the village’s history. If you go to Hoi An and don’t take this trip you will regret the missed opportunity!
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