Pack your curiosity and adventurous spirit – you're in for the ride of your lifetime!
Your guide and motorbike will come to your hotel in Hoi An, and pick you up at around 08:30 in the morning. Before you are an adventurous day with open roads and stops along the way.
During the coming week, drive along the coast and through the forest path without much traffic, nor tourists. You will go through some of the most beautiful countryside sceneries and even join the local people's lifestyle.
Today's journey will take you past rice fields, to the Cham Tower and to visit the Cao Dai temple. See how rice paper, bricks and incense are made. Stop at a pineapple farm and taste fresh pineapples.
Following Ho Chi Minh Trail you will visit the most beautiful Highland sceneries, panorama view of the mountain and join in the local people's life-style. Stop over at a minority village to discover the local's culture and customs. Enjoy a waterfall and explore the local market of a mountain town before you check in to your accommodation for the night.
Accommodation: Overnight at a hotel in Kham Duc
Jump on the motorbike for another day on the Ho Chi Minh trail. Visit the well-known Phoenix Airport, Charlie Hill and the Dakto battle field (affected by the Agent Orange) to know more about the war between Northern and Southern of Vietnam. Stop over at the corner where the three Indochina countries of Lao, Vietnam, and Cambodia meet.
See T'Trieng Minority Village and try crossing Monkey Bridge before you find your accommodation for the night.
Accommodation: Overnight at a hotel in Kon Tum
Meet the locals and learn about their traditins and culture.
Travel to Kon Tum where you visit Kon Tum prison (since 1930), visit the French wooden Church and the Kon Tum orphanage. Stopover in Kon-Ktu village to see their traditional Rong houses. Learn about their customers, traditions and culture through their daily life.
Head to a lake, which used to be a volcanic craters that stopped working a million years ago - a great place to take good photos. Then head to the green fields of the Bana and Gia-Rai people, see the local pagoda and listen to their traditional music.
Accommodation: Overnight at a hotel in Pleiku
Go via the Ho Chi Minh Trail and understand local life during this time. Visit local farms and plantations.
Continue your drive on the old Ho Chi Minh Trail to learn about the history of the Vietnamese people during the French colony and the vivid war. Understand the daily life of the highlanders who lived along these roads and the impact it had on them.
Not least, see how the local beloved rice noodles are made. Visit a cassava farm, rubber plantations, cashew and black pepper plantation. Along the way you will learn about the daily life for the rural highlanders and the ethnic minorities.
Accommodation: Overnight at a hotel in Buon Me Thuot
Mountain trek, follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail and swim in waterfalls.
Another day with great excursions awaits you. Pass by rice fields and local life, past the locals doing their daily deeds of farming and fishing. Trek to the top of the Elephant Rock Mountain and go by the Ho Chi Minh Trail to visit the Dray Sap and Dray Nu Falls. Located in a scenic setting, these falls are named after the mist created by its strong cascades.
Swim in the Fairy Pool and take a cater massage from the waterfall. Visit the Jun Minority Village and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Watch the fishermen check and care for their nets and meet the M'nong minorities. Trek to another village before you settle in for the night.
Accommodation: Overnight at a hotel in Lak Lake
Stop at plantations and farms. Go to a flushing waterfall.
Drive through the forest path without much traffic, nor tourists. You will go through some of the most beautiful countryside sceneries and even join the local people's lifestyle.
During the day you will visit flower farms, mushroom farm, tea and coffee plantations. You will experience rice wine cooking and visit a silkworm factory. Pass the pagoda with the happy Buddha and go to the flushing Elephant waterfall where you (if time allows) can do a small trek down to see a cave at the falls.
Ride through the jungle before you end in Dalat and your accommodation for the night.
Accommodation: Overnight at a hotel in Dalat
Have an easy morning until you check out around noon.
Where are you off to next?
If you need inspiration or information, transport or more explorations for your days ahead, feel free to contact our Hanoi Travel Center. We'd love to help you find the best place to stay in Vietnam or help you with transportation towards Saigon or the beaches.
The itinerary is dependent on the season and the conditions on the day. The stops may be adapted accordingly. In general, there may be more or less stops and attractions added and your driver will provide plenty of information and stories.
If you have NOT booked your hotel in Hoi An through us, please inform us your hotel upon booking or latest 48 hours before departure of the trip.