Hanoi to Danang via Phong Nha Caves Adventure

Embarking on a motorcycle tour from Hanoi to Danang and Hoi An, passing through diverse landscapes and historical sites, promises an exhilarating adventure. As you ride, you’ll undoubtedly appreciate the scenic beauty and the thrill of riding through these distinct regions of Vietnam.

We start your journey in Hanoi, the bustling capital known for its rich history and vibrant culture. Before hitting the road, take some time to explore the city’s landmarks, such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Old Quarter.

Heading west to Mai Chau, a serene valley surrounded by lush greenery and inhabited by the Thai ethnic minority. The peaceful landscapes and cultural encounters make Mai Chau a delightful stop on your motorcycle tour.

We ride south to Vinh, a city blending historical significance and modern development. Explore attractions like Ho Chi Minh Square and the ancient Citadel before continuing your journey.

Venturing further south to Phong Nha National Park, home to stunning karst landscapes and impressive cave systems, including the famous Son Doong Cave. Explore the natural wonders and enjoy the scenic ride through the park.

We Continue your journey west to Lao Bao, a border town known for its cross-border trade. The ride offers a change in scenery as you approach the border with Laos.

Now, heading southeast to the ancient city of Hue, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the Imperial City, visit the historic Hue Citadel, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of this former capital.

Ride south to Danang, a coastal city known for its beautiful beaches and modern infrastructure. There is also the Hai Van Pass to ride on. Explore the Marble Mountains, enjoy the coastal scenery, and experience the dynamic atmosphere of this growing city.

Before reaching Hoi An, detour Da Nang if time allows, this coastal city offers a mix of modern attractions and cultural sites, including the Dragon Bridge and the ancient town of Hoi An.

Our tour concludes your adventure in Hoi An, where you can relax, reflect on your journey, and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of this enchanting town.

Throughout this motorcycle tour, you’ll experience the joy of riding through diverse landscapes, from the mountains of Mai Chau to the coastal beauty of Danang and Hoi An. It’s a journey that combines the thrill of motorcycle exploration with each destination’s cultural richness and historical significance.




Day 01: Arrival – Hanoi

Today, our Team will pick you up on the arrival day at a pre-arranged time, at the Airport or your Hotel if you are in the country already. We will take you to your Hotel for Check-in. Around 5:00 pm, we will meet for a riders’ briefing, meet your bike and the crew, and then head out to a specially picked local restaurant to share traditional Vietnamese food to get you started on your Vietnam adventure.

Day 02: Hanoi to Mai Chau (RIding Day 1 – 200 km)

Although the traffic in Hanoi gets really busy, we’ll start at the city’s edge, quickly leave the traffic behind, and enter the countryside towns to the south. After a couple of hours of small towns and farmland, we’ll be able to see the mountains ahead. As we enter the area of the White Thai tribe, we’ll stop for some hill tribe-style lunch in a traditional wooden-framed building. As the road twists through the jungle-covered mountain, we’ll continue further into the mountains. We’ll stop at the top of White Rock Mountain for a stunning view across the Mai Chau Valley, set amongst small villages of wooden stilt houses and traditional farming families. There, we can watch the sunset over the rice paddies and mountains.

Day 03: Mai Chau to Vinh (Riding Day 2 – 300 km)

We start the day by heading down the valley through the small villages and farms and passing through the chopstick-making village of Co Luong. Next is a ride through Pu Luong National Park, with incredible stepped rice paddy terraces up steep cliffs and a thick bamboo forest. Following that, we’ll join the Ho Chi Minh Trail going south through rolling hills and peaceful farmland and stop for a local-style lunch at one of many roadside rest areas. Beautiful beaches, countless shrimp farms, and small fishing villages are found along the coast. As we get to Vinh City, we’ll finish relaxing by the pool at our hotel.

Day 04: Vinh to Phong Nha National Park (Riding Day 3 – 210km)

We start with tanks, missiles, planes and other military vehicles parked up at the Vinh Museum and from here, we’ll head to Dong Loc junction, the official start of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Following the trail, you can see all types of countryside and farming styles in the small villages. We’ll stop for a local-style Lunch on the lake and then continue along the Ho Chi Minh trail. The road starts to climb into the mountains and eventually reaches the limestone karst formation mountains that mark the edge of Phong Nha National Park. Finishing our ride with some of the most amazing mountain scenery in Vietnam, we will reach the Farmstay in time to watch the sunset over the rice paddies.

Day 05: Phong Nha Adventure Day (Riding Day 4 – 100 km or not)

Adventure Day (Phong Nha Farmstay) Approx. 100km or can book any 1-day Phong Nha based activity. Today is a full day of exploring Phong Nha National Park, riding through magnificent limestone karst mountains and pristine jungle. You can explore the Khe Gat runway strip, hidden in the mountains and walk a whole km through the Paradise Cave, one of the most beautiful underground environments in the world. This is a great chance to ride along the famous Victory Road, which was so crucial to the Vietnamese war effort. Later, a boat trip takes us along the beautiful Con River into the Phong Nha Cave. Finally, it’s back to the farmstay to watch the sunset over the rice paddies with a cold iced beer!

Day 06: Phong Nha to Lao Bao (Riding Day 5 – 250 km)

We follow the historic Victory Road through the jungle and out towards the Laos border through Phong Nha National Park, a UNESCO Heritage area of natural beauty. Next, we’ll join the Ho Chi Minh Trail West road. One of the best roads in Asia for bikers, this road should be on everyone’s bucket list. As we start the giant limestone Karst formation mountains, we can stop for lunch in a small hill tribe town. In the seemingly endless mountains and jungle, you can see small wooden stilt house villages where the tribes live in a peaceful traditional style. After that is an 1100-metre climb over a mountain pass in an untouched jungle, followed by a visit to the Khe Sanh combat base. The longest battle of all the wars in Vietnam took place here, and we can see tanks, helicopters, and planes still sitting on the runway, as well as a small museum. Finally, just a short ride through the coffee farms brings us to Lao Bao.

Day 07: Lao Bao – Hue (RIding Day 6 – 240 km)

We begin by following Route 9 past the remains of many US bases and out of the mountains. Then, we start to cross the DMZ itself, which is now covered in rubber plantations and pine trees. We’ll visit the 17th Parallel marker and see the famous Hien Luong Bridge. Heading down to the coast, you’ll get a chance to see the incredible underground tunnel network at Vinh Moc village. The entire village lived underground for 8 years to escape the American bombing! A truly amazing place. Following that will be a local style lunch at Vinh Moc, and then we’ll track the coast through small fishing villages and aqua-farming ponds. After crossing the beautiful Tam Giang lagoon, we’ll take the small back roads into Hue City, where a cold beer awaits us at the hotel!

Day 07 Hue to Danang / Hoi An (Riding Day 6 – 120 km)

Begin the day with a visit to the imperial citadel of Hue, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the last emperors of Vietnam. Heading out of the city, you’ll quickly find yourself back in endless rice paddies and riding small roads through the countryside, where you can see the massive square fishing nets spread across the giant Tam Giang lagoon system. Afterwards, we’ll visit the City of Ghosts, Vietnam’s most luxurious cemetery, followed by lunch on the beach. Next is a real treat: a short ride down the beautiful Lang Co Bay brings us to the incredible Hai Van Pass, where 21 kilometres of sweeping bends over 500 metres of jungle-covered mountain gives us the most amazing coastal views in central Vietnam. Finally, it’s back to base for a cold beer!

Tour Dates:

TourDate fromDate toBooking deadline
Hanoi to Danang via Phong Nha Caves Adventure9-Apr-2419-Apr-249-Mar-24
Hanoi to Danang via Phong Nha Caves Adventure18-Sep-2428-Sep-2418-Aug-24

Prices (USD) US Dollars

2 people / 1 vehicle / 1 shared room: From $1544.00 per person

2 people / 2 vehicles / 1 shared room: From $1,685.00 per person

1 person / 1 vehicle / 1 single room: From $1,860.00 per person

1 person / 1 vehicle / 1 shared room: From $1,685.00 per person

Private Tour From $350.00 extra

Inclusions and exclusions

INCLUDEDExperienced English-speaking tour guide
As New condition motorbikes
All fuel, oil, spare parts, tools as required
All meals while on tour
Water & soft drinks while on tour
First aid kit
Accommodation fees while on tour
Entry fees, tolls and other ‘on the road’ fees
Waterproof jacket & pants
Tour mechanic
Pick up & return to hotel (or airport)
If the group is less than 8, no support van.
Anything not listed in “INCLUDED” above

The above information should be taken as a guide only as things can change. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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