Don't Miss Saigon

Overview

A land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling.

Unforgettable experiences are everywhere in Vietnam. Gazing over a surreal seascape of limestone islands from the deck of a traditional junk in Halong Bay. Taking 10 minutes just to cross the street through a tsunami of motorbikes in Hanoi. Exploring the world’s most spectacular cave systems in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Watching a moped loaded with honking pigs weave a wobbly route along a country lane.

Incredibly subtle in its flavours and outstanding in its diversity, Vietnamese cooking is a fascinating draw for travellers – myriad street-food tours and cooking schools are testament to this. Geography plays a crucial role, with Chinese flavours influencing the soups of the north, spices sparking up southern cuisine, and herbs and complex techniques typifying the central coastline, rightly renowned as Vietnam’s epicurean hot spot. And up and down the country you can mingle with villagers, sample local dishes and sip rice wine in Vietnam’s many regional markets.

Summary

DATES: 13/02/2021 – 26/02/2021

DURATION: 13 NIGHTS

RIDING DAYS: 11 DAYS

DISTANCE: 2400 KM

RIDE LEVEL: MODERATE/TOUGH

MOTORCYCLES: HONDA, KAWASAKI.

PLACES OF INTEREST:

SAIGON: NIGHTLIFE, FOOD.

NHA TRANG: WHITE SANDY BEACHES, MARINE LIFE.

DA LAT: HILLS, PINE FORESTS, LAKES, FRENCH COLONIAL HERITAGE.

HOI AN: WELL-PRESERVED ANCIENT TOWN, UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.

PHONG NHA: WORLD’S LARGEST CAVES, JUNGLE-CLAD MOUNTAINS, RIVERS.

HUE: FORMER ROYAL CAPITAL, PAGODAS & PALACES.

MAI CHAU: WATERFALLS, AQUAMARINE POOLS, VIBRANT RICE FIELDS.

HA NOI: MULTI-CULTURAL, VIBRANT NIGHTLIFE.

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PRICE (TWIN SHARE) :

RIDER :  $3250

PILLION :  $3000

4X4 DRIVER / PASSENGER : $3500

SINGLE OCCUPANCY : (+) $500

(All Prices Inclusive of 5% GST)

BOOKING DEPOSIT : $500

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SAIGON Vibrating with energy, innovation and traffic – lots of traffic – Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the economic heart of Vietnam and the main hub of the southern region. A freewheeling, cosmopolitan metropolis, HCMC's dynamic cityscape draws together old and new Vietnam in the most compact of spaces, representing the city’s past as well as its future. The ghosts of the past live on in buildings that one generation ago witnessed a city in turmoil, but now the real beauty of the former Saigon’s urban collage is the seamless blending of these two worlds into one exciting mass.
NAM CAT TIEN Nam Cat Tien, 150km from Saigon, preserves many kinds of rare animals and plants. This park maintains the evergreen broad-leaved evergreen forest, the only living habitat of rhinoceros in the world. The Park protects one of the largest areas of lowland tropical forests left in Vietnam.
DALAT Hidden away in the Central Highlands, Dalat plays the cooler cousin to Vietnam's seaside destinations. Famous for its countryside charm, Dalat draws couples, outdoor enthusiasts, and golf enthusiasts alike. This mountain resort town was once a summer getaway for the French, who left their mark in European-inspired architecture and manicured, rolling lawns. Dalat's main lake is the centre of the action, but countless treasures await in the hills as well.
NHA TRANG Perched on a pristine stretch of the southern coast, Nha Trang is a playground for sunseekers. Days here are spent dining on delicious seafood, snorkelling around stunning islands, and partying on the sand after dark. Nha Trang lays claim to some of the country's finest luxury resorts and thrilling watersports. Despite the development boom, colourful fishing villages and serene riverside restaurants are just a stone's throw away.
HOI ANHội An is a place where the bold march of progress peters into a leisurely amble. In this one-time trading port, the Thu Bồn River meanders past crumbling shop houses and weathered pagodas, while sampans come and go from the old ferry quay. Outside the Old Town, two-lane roads slice through waving rice fields and emerge at a frothy coastline. Stay a couple of days, and Hội An's easygoing beauty and lantern-lit nights may leave you hopelessly beguiled.
HUE Huế is a city chock-full of stories. The Kings of the Nguyen Dynasty built their feudal capital along Huế’s fertile riverbanks and atop its forested hills, but their imperial legacy is just one of many reasons to visit. Huế’s refined cuisine is the stuff of legend, and its leafy streets are lined with mossy pagodas, art déco mansions, and eye-popping markets. Through the whole scene flows the Perfume River, setting a languid pace the rest of the city is happy to follow.
PHONG NHA The Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park is a rugged swathe of limestone mountains riddled with gigantic caves. It's also home to endangered wildlife and ethnic minority groups.
MAI CHAU Here, small, homestay-filled ethnic minority villages sit in among a patchwork of paddy fields surrounded by soaring mountain peaks.
HA NOI Founded over 1000 years ago, Vietnam’s capital city is rich in history, with the streets of its rambling Old Quarter dating back to the 14th century. Wandering these tree-lined lanes past crumbling colonial facades will transport you back in time. However, today's Hanoi is about much more than the past. The ancient city is being invigorated with modern cafes, world-class restaurants, and cool art galleries. When the sun goes down, you have your pick of watering holes, from sophisticated rooftop bars to buzzing bia hoi.
Day 1 : Sat, 13/02/21 : Arrival in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). Acclimatize. Relax. Prep for the ride.
Day 2 : Sun, 14/02/21 : Saigon - Nam Cat Tien. 220 Kms.
Day 3 : Mon, 15/02/21 : Nam Cat Tien - Da Lat. 200 Kms.
Day 4 : Tue, 16/02/21 : Da Lat - Nha Trang. 150 Kms.
Day 5 : Wed, 17/02/21 : Nha Trang - Quy Nohn. 220 Kms.
Day 6 : Thu, 18/02/21 : Quy Nhon - Hoi An. 300 Kms.
Day 7 : Fri, 19/02/21 : Rest Day in Hoi An
Day 8 : Sat, 20/02/21 : Hoi An - Hue. 160 Kms.
Day 9 : Sun, 21/02/21 : Hue - DMZ - Khe Sanh. 200 Kms.
Day 10 : Mon, 22/02/21 : Khe Sanh - Phong Nha. 220 Kms.
Day 11 : Tue, 23/02/21 : Phong Nha - Tan Ky. 280 Kms.
Day 12 : Wed, 24/02/21 : Tan Ky - Mai Chau. 250 Kms.
Day 13 : Thu, 25/02/21 : Mai Chau - Hanoi. 150 Kms.
Day 14 : Fri, 26/02/21 : Departure from Hanoi.
INCLUSIONS
  • Guided tour as per itinerary.
  • Experienced Local Guide.
  • Road maps and travel information.
  • All hotel accommodation and meals.
  • All transfers including Airport transfers, sightseeing spots and during the ride.
  • All motorcycle hire charges for the guided tour duration.
  • Fuel, oil and spare parts for minor repairs of the motorcycles for the guided tour duration.
  • All sightseeing spot entry tickets and guide charges (excluding camera charges).
  • Highly skilled motorcycle mechanic.
  • Support vehicle for carrying spares, medical kit and other essentials.
  • Goods and Services Tax.
EXCLUSIONS
  • Comprehensive and adequate personal travel, medical and accidental insurance of the riders.
  • Air travel and visas.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages except water.
  • Tips, souvenirs and laundry.
  • Road and bridge tolls, special road, bridge and travel fee, inner border line permits.
  • Repair of damages to the motorcycles caused by the riders.
  • Personal riding and safety gear.
  • All telephone/mobile services.
  • Optional single-occupancy add-on.
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions section.
Documents Check List
  • Signed copies of :
  1. Medical Form
  2. Liability Waiver Form
  3. Undertaking
  • Original and 2 Photocopies each, of the following :
  1. Driving License (Rider)
  2. International Driving Permit
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Passport
  5. Visa
  • Passport size photographs (four)
Gear Check List
  • Riding Jacket :Textile/Leather motorcycle jacket with removable lining and adequate protection
  • Riding Pants : Textile, Denim, Motocross or Enduro reinforced pants
  • Motorcycle Boots : Over the ankle and sturdy
  • Helmet : Full face (essential)
  • Riding Gloves : Lightweight gloves with good protection
  • Knee and Elbow guards : Hard type is recommended
  • Kidney Belt
  • Hydration Pack : 2-3 litres
  • Water Resistant Backpack
  • Goggles/Sunglasses
  • Snood/Buff Scarf
Essentials
  • Sun Block : High factor
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Insulated Flask
  • Lip Balm
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Personal Medication
  • Basic First Aid Kit : Re-hydration salt sachets, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Antiseptic Cream and Sticking Plasters etc
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Saigon 1080

Overview

A land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling.

Unforgettable experiences are everywhere in Vietnam. Gazing over a surreal seascape of limestone islands from the deck of a traditional junk in Halong Bay. Taking 10 minutes just to cross the street through a tsunami of motorbikes in Hanoi. Exploring the world’s most spectacular cave systems in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Watching a moped loaded with honking pigs weave a wobbly route along a country lane.

Incredibly subtle in its flavours and outstanding in its diversity, Vietnamese cooking is a fascinating draw for travellers – myriad street-food tours and cooking schools are testament to this. Geography plays a crucial role, with Chinese flavours influencing the soups of the north, spices sparking up southern cuisine, and herbs and complex techniques typifying the central coastline, rightly renowned as Vietnam’s epicurean hot spot. And up and down the country you can mingle with villagers, sample local dishes and sip rice wine in Vietnam’s many regional markets.

Summary

DATES: 13/02/2021 – 26/02/2021

DURATION: 13 NIGHTS

RIDING DAYS: 11 DAYS

DISTANCE: 2400 KM

RIDE LEVEL: MODERATE/TOUGH

MOTORCYCLES: HONDA, KAWASAKI.

PLACES OF INTEREST:

SAIGON: NIGHTLIFE, FOOD.

NHA TRANG: WHITE SANDY BEACHES, MARINE LIFE.

DA LAT: HILLS, PINE FORESTS, LAKES, FRENCH COLONIAL HERITAGE.

HOI AN: WELL-PRESERVED ANCIENT TOWN, UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.

PHONG NHA: WORLD’S LARGEST CAVES, JUNGLE-CLAD MOUNTAINS, RIVERS.

HUE: FORMER ROYAL CAPITAL, PAGODAS & PALACES.

MAI CHAU: WATERFALLS, AQUAMARINE POOLS, VIBRANT RICE FIELDS.

HA NOI: MULTI-CULTURAL, VIBRANT NIGHTLIFE.

vietnam map

PRICE (TWIN SHARE) :
RIDER : $3250
PILLION : $3000
4X4 DRIVER / PASSENGER : $3500
SINGLE OCCUPANCY : (+) $500
(All Prices Inclusive of 5% GST)
BOOKING DEPOSIT : $500

SAIGON Vibrating with energy, innovation and traffic – lots of traffic – Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the economic heart of Vietnam and the main hub of the southern region. A freewheeling, cosmopolitan metropolis, HCMC's dynamic cityscape draws together old and new Vietnam in the most compact of spaces, representing the city’s past as well as its future. The ghosts of the past live on in buildings that one generation ago witnessed a city in turmoil, but now the real beauty of the former Saigon’s urban collage is the seamless blending of these two worlds into one exciting mass.
NAM CAT TIEN Nam Cat Tien, 150km from Saigon, preserves many kinds of rare animals and plants. This park maintains the evergreen broad-leaved evergreen forest, the only living habitat of rhinoceros in the world. The Park protects one of the largest areas of lowland tropical forests left in Vietnam.
DALAT Hidden away in the Central Highlands, Dalat plays the cooler cousin to Vietnam's seaside destinations. Famous for its countryside charm, Dalat draws couples, outdoor enthusiasts, and golf enthusiasts alike. This mountain resort town was once a summer getaway for the French, who left their mark in European-inspired architecture and manicured, rolling lawns. Dalat's main lake is the centre of the action, but countless treasures await in the hills as well.
NHA TRANG Perched on a pristine stretch of the southern coast, Nha Trang is a playground for sunseekers. Days here are spent dining on delicious seafood, snorkelling around stunning islands, and partying on the sand after dark. Nha Trang lays claim to some of the country's finest luxury resorts and thrilling watersports. Despite the development boom, colourful fishing villages and serene riverside restaurants are just a stone's throw away.
HOI ANHội An is a place where the bold march of progress peters into a leisurely amble. In this one-time trading port, the Thu Bồn River meanders past crumbling shop houses and weathered pagodas, while sampans come and go from the old ferry quay. Outside the Old Town, two-lane roads slice through waving rice fields and emerge at a frothy coastline. Stay a couple of days, and Hội An's easygoing beauty and lantern-lit nights may leave you hopelessly beguiled.
HUE Huế is a city chock-full of stories. The Kings of the Nguyen Dynasty built their feudal capital along Huế’s fertile riverbanks and atop its forested hills, but their imperial legacy is just one of many reasons to visit. Huế’s refined cuisine is the stuff of legend, and its leafy streets are lined with mossy pagodas, art déco mansions, and eye-popping markets. Through the whole scene flows the Perfume River, setting a languid pace the rest of the city is happy to follow.
PHONG NHA The Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park is a rugged swathe of limestone mountains riddled with gigantic caves. It's also home to endangered wildlife and ethnic minority groups.
MAI CHAU Here, small, homestay-filled ethnic minority villages sit in among a patchwork of paddy fields surrounded by soaring mountain peaks.
HA NOI Founded over 1000 years ago, Vietnam’s capital city is rich in history, with the streets of its rambling Old Quarter dating back to the 14th century. Wandering these tree-lined lanes past crumbling colonial facades will transport you back in time. However, today's Hanoi is about much more than the past. The ancient city is being invigorated with modern cafes, world-class restaurants, and cool art galleries. When the sun goes down, you have your pick of watering holes, from sophisticated rooftop bars to buzzing bia hoi.
Day 1 : Sat, 13/02/21 : Arrival in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). Acclimatize. Relax. Prep for the ride.
Day 2 : Sun, 14/02/21 : Saigon - Nam Cat Tien. 220 Kms.
Day 3 : Mon, 15/02/21 : Nam Cat Tien - Da Lat. 200 Kms.
Day 4 : Tue, 16/02/21 : Da Lat - Nha Trang. 150 Kms.
Day 5 : Wed, 17/02/21 : Nha Trang - Quy Nohn. 220 Kms.
Day 6 : Thu, 18/02/21 : Quy Nhon - Hoi An. 300 Kms.
Day 7 : Fri, 19/02/21 : Rest Day in Hoi An
Day 8 : Sat, 20/02/21 : Hoi An - Hue. 160 Kms.
Day 9 : Sun, 21/02/21 : Hue - DMZ - Khe Sanh. 200 Kms.
Day 10 : Mon, 22/02/21 : Khe Sanh - Phong Nha. 220 Kms.
Day 11 : Tue, 23/02/21 : Phong Nha - Tan Ky. 280 Kms.
Day 12 : Wed, 24/02/21 : Tan Ky - Mai Chau. 250 Kms.
Day 13 : Thu, 25/02/21 : Mai Chau - Hanoi. 150 Kms.
Day 14 : Fri, 26/02/21 : Departure from Hanoi.
INCLUSIONS
  • Guided tour as per itinerary.
  • Experienced Local Guide.
  • Road maps and travel information.
  • All hotel accommodation and meals.
  • All transfers including Airport transfers, sightseeing spots and during the ride.
  • All motorcycle hire charges for the guided tour duration.
  • Fuel, oil and spare parts for minor repairs of the motorcycles for the guided tour duration.
  • All sightseeing spot entry tickets and guide charges (excluding camera charges).
  • Highly skilled motorcycle mechanic.
  • Support vehicle for carrying spares, medical kit and other essentials.
  • Goods and Services Tax.
EXCLUSIONS
  • Comprehensive and adequate personal travel, medical and accidental insurance of the riders.
  • Air travel and visas.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages except water.
  • Tips, souvenirs and laundry.
  • Road and bridge tolls, special road, bridge and travel fee, inner border line permits.
  • Repair of damages to the motorcycles caused by the riders.
  • Personal riding and safety gear.
  • All telephone/mobile services.
  • Optional single-occupancy add-on.
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions section.
Documents Check List
  • Signed copies of :
  1. Medical Form
  2. Liability Waiver Form
  3. Undertaking
  • Original and 2 Photocopies each, of the following :
  1. Driving License (Rider)
  2. International Driving Permit
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Passport
  5. Visa
  • Passport size photographs (four)
Gear Check List
  • Riding Jacket :Textile/Leather motorcycle jacket with removable lining and adequate protection
  • Riding Pants : Textile, Denim, Motocross or Enduro reinforced pants
  • Motorcycle Boots : Over the ankle and sturdy
  • Helmet : Full face (essential)
  • Riding Gloves : Lightweight gloves with good protection
  • Knee and Elbow guards : Hard type is recommended
  • Kidney Belt
  • Hydration Pack : 2-3 litres
  • Water Resistant Backpack
  • Goggles/Sunglasses
  • Snood/Buff Scarf
Essentials
  • Sun Block : High factor
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Insulated Flask
  • Lip Balm
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Personal Medication
  • Basic First Aid Kit : Re-hydration salt sachets, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Antiseptic Cream and Sticking Plasters etc
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