12 Days HIGHLANDS ADVENTURE RIDE

ULTIMATE HIGHLANDS ADVENTURE RIDE [12 Days]
September 4th - 15th, 2016
[$3,480 USD PER RIDER]
[40% DISCOUNT FOR PILLION PASSENGERS]

Welcome to the 12 Days Ultimate Highlands Adventure Ride. Our 12 days on the road will take us through some of Vietnam’s wildest and most diverse hidden highland areas. Winding roads thread our course over jungle-covered mountains, along deep gorges and through isolated wooden villages where little has changed for hundreds of years. Local farmers, hill-tribes and excited children will wave us on our way, as we ride deep into Vietnam’s rural, mountainous heart. Many of the roads we ride are almost empty of traffic, and we’ll be seeing a part of Vietnam that very few other travellers have the opportunity to encounter. There’s nothing quite like the sense of freedom and adventure that comes from riding these spectacular roads and meeting the exceptionally hospitable locals along the way. We travel at a relaxed pace with plenty of time for random roadside stops, allowing you to really take everything in and get the most out of this unique experience. The tour itinerary below gives you a flavour of what you’ll experience on this amazing ride.


Tour Highlights;
# explore the nightlife and HCMC’s ‘Old Saigon’
# Cu Chi Tunnels, Firing Range, War Museum
# Self-ride Motorcycle Adventure
# Central Highlands, Remote Villages
# Remote Hill Tribes, Old War History sites
# Ho Chi Minh Trail
# Central Highlands, Nha Trang, Hue
#  Hai Van Pass, BBC Top Gear destinations

 

This VMT Fully Supported Special Event Tour comes packed with extras! Including;
Flights & Transfers within VN,
Quality Overnight Stays,
Selection from our fully serviced & maintained fleet of Lifan Motorcycles (easy, comfy and perfect for touring Vietnam!),
All Breakfasts & Lunches (and one Welcome Dinner), 
Endless supply of cold bottled water, fruits and snacks,
The incredible VMT team of guides and support crew (ready to show you Vietnam like no other!),
Support Van to carry luggage and supplies (with limited seats for non-riders),
Entrance Tickets & Permits,
All Fuel,
Limited 3rd party insurance, 
Helmets,  
24HR back to base support,
and heaps more..! 

VMT GoldStar Reviewed Tour. 
This tour is suitable for all experienced riders seeking the ultimate motorcycling holiday. 
Limited places, so book early!
Tour Price: $3,480 USD PER RIDER [40% Discount for Pillion Passengers]
TO BOOK THIS TOUR: Go to our ‘Contact Us’ Page by clicking HERE, or email us at the address below.

info@vietnammotorbiketours.com
 
For more information regarding tour inclusions and price see the additional details listed at the end of this itinerary outline.
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All Riders are asked to arrive in HCMC the day before the tour begins.
Pre-tour accommodation for the evening will be included as a part of the tour package.
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September 4th
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City

GOOD MORNING VIETNAM!! After a night in our pre-tour accommodation, you will be met in the morning by your special VMT host. Enjoy the views during an early morning VIP boat ride along the Mekong River, as we head to the Tunnels of Cu Chi - an immense network of connecting underground tunnels used throughout the American War. The complex of tunnels at Cu Chi is 121km long and has been preserved carefully by the Vietnamese Government, displaying the struggles of life in hiding from a ferocious war. Above ground, there features a historic national history museum and a shooting range where (for a fee) you can fire a number of assault rifles such as the M16, AK-47, and M60. Time for a great local lunch before moving on from Cu Chi and heading back to HCMC, where you can spend the afternoon marveling at the chaos of this big city! The hectic traffic, the neon lights and the ever-changing scents of local cuisine can seem a little overwhelming at first, but rest assured that our team will be there for you - always ready to guide you to the best spots in town! You can take the afternoon off to do some exploration, or for those that wish to join, we will have a visit to the War Museum arranged for around 3pm. Enjoy a great dinner HCMC style, then afterwards we'll head out to the bars, which offer the great live music: perfect to party the night away along with the awesome bar staff!

September 5th
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang (By Flight)
We’ve got another great day ahead of us today! Early-risers will be treated to the wonderful charm of this big city that still retains its old world charm. Step out of the hotel and experience the energy of a new morning amongst Vietnamese street vendors. Enjoy some local coffee and check out the sights and sounds of the HCMC’s hustle and bustle. After breakfast we will check-out of the hotel, then jump aboard our 40 minute flight up the coast to Cam Ranh airport, a former american airbase. Here you will be welcomed by the rest of the VMT Team and VIP transfer minivan. We’ll then take a 38km transfer in the minivan along Vietnam's Great Ocean road - a coastal road with stunning ocean views across to tropical islands, providing you with your first taste of the Real Vietnam. Soak in the incredible scenery that you will soon come to expect from each and every day’s ride! Time to settle into our new hotel, then we’ll be holding a VMT RIDER BRIEFING (1hr and lunch). Enjoy the afternoon in this great seaside town of Nha Trang, featuring a great mix of modern and old world charm, incredible beaches, seaside bars/cafes, plenty of shopping/markets and great massage/spas.

September 6th
Day 3: Great Ocean Road of Nha Trang (80km)
Let’s Ride..! For those who are up early, feel free to enjoy a dip in the pool or stroll down the beach. 9am: We head over to the VMT HQ  for our rider briefing. We are located on a quiet road, perfect for a quick test ride..! A great relaxed start to what's guaranteed to be an epic adventure. Riding along the winding coastline, you can enjoy some outstanding views of the South China Sea. We soon stop in at Bai Dai Long Beach, with a beach that stretches far as the eye can see, lined with bamboo huts on the golden sandy shores.. Don’t forget to bring your swimwear! Take a dip or relax while our lunch is freshly made. After lunch, we will take a lovely afternoon ride, checking out some local villages and country back roads. Then, in the evening, you can join us and the VMT team for a delicious dinner at BBQ Un In..!    

September 7th
Day 4: Nha Trang - Dalat (160km)
Description: 10608604_10203553676057694_3481234390769074260_o (1).jpgToday we ride into the stunning mountains and countryside of the REAL Vietnam! With a little morning traffic, we are soon out of Nha Trang and heading towards the Central Highlands. As we make our way up the mountain pass heading towards the hill top retreat of Dalat, you can enjoy breathtaking views from high up on the mountains, whilst roadside waterfalls glisten in the sun along the way. Famed as the ‘Swiss Alps of Vietnam,’ Dalat holds some very unique European-influenced architecture and has a cooler climate than the surrounding areas. Dalat was a popular respite for commanders and war correspondents alike who were fortunate enough to escape the front lines. Many strategies were devised here, though Dalat was largely untouched by the fighting. However, it was in fact home to the National Military Academy. Dalat today is famed as the city of love; partially owing to its flower growing, it has become a popular holiday retreat for young Vietnamese couples.  Evenings are cool and the local night market is a must-see.

September 8th
Day 5: Dalat - Lak Lake (155km) 
Ready to Ride? We’ve got another great journey ahead! Back in the saddle, we ride from Dalat to Lak Lake. Featuring winding back roads that carve through coffee fields and rural farms, this is an outstanding ride. Plenty of stops along the way allow us to try some local coffee and visit an old (and very interesting!) silk-making factory. We will then pass through some small villages, where you will see countless farmers tending crops Vietnamese style! Roads in these parts are often shared by farmers and livestock, children walking to and from school etc. So keep focused!
You‘ll soon get accustomed to the low speed riding in Vietnam. Not only is at necessary for safety, but it also allows you the time to really take in the sheer beauty of this truly incredible country. We will then arrive at our overnight guesthouse, offering quality rooms with aircon & wifi. Better still, we are located across from Lak Lake and the surrounding rice fields! Not to mention the constant flow of passing elephants.. Did anyone mention a cold beer too?! Local foods in these regions are super fresh and tasty...
Lak Lake is also home to several minority tribes and some traditional villages that are well worth taking the time to look at! 

September 9th
Day 6: Lak Lake - Buon Ma Thuot (125km)
Easy start into today: We saddle up and ride into the Dak Nong province, which was the scene of many conflicts and heavy bombing by the US Airforce. Today these regions are farmed coffee plantations.The roads winding through the regions provide not only great riding, but also a true insight of this mighty country. Our lunch stop is at the impressive Dray Sap waterfalls - great for dip while our lunch is prepared! Back out on the road, our ride will have us arriving at our Buon Ma Thuot Hotel around 3pm. Time to relax, take a dip in the pool and sip a cool drink... 

September 10th
Day 7: Buon Ma Thuot - Kon Tum (230km)
One of the longer stretches of riding sets off today... and it just keeps getting better! More awesome roads, lush jungle, rubber tree plantations, altitude changes, minority villages and much more! Venturing deep and entering the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail, we will show you the famed supply route that carves through the most remote mountain jungles of Vietnam. Used by the Viet Cong to send troops and supplies from North to South throughout the raging war, today the Ho Chi Minh trail is a joy for riders to behold. This incredible road is simply amazing! Over the coming days you will see Vietnam from a truly unique perspective. This is true motorcycling adventure! You'll appreciate a cold beer and a comfortable bed after today's long haul, which we will be more than happy to provide you with!

September 11th
Day 8: Kon Tum - Kham Duc (180km)
This is the proper Ho Chi Minh trail in all it's twisting and undulating glory ! Steeped in history, crucial to the war effort, vital to the life blood of Vietnam, it virtually speaks to you as you negotiate each turn. This is where the bulk of the riding footage from that famous Top Gear special took place so soak it up and enjoy what will be one of the best days of your life!
As many of our riders state, they just can't believe the sheer beauty of these areas and the amazing roads which you simply have to see for yourself! Overnight we will stay at our Hotel in Kam Duc, featuring an in-house kitchen that cooks some great meals. Plenty of cool drinks to be had, as always!     

September 12th
Day 9: Kham Duc - Khe Sanh (300km)
l always have the Cold-Chisel song ‘Khe Sanh’ humming through my mind on this road... The twisting roads that follow Da Krong River hold views across outstanding scenery. Villagers can be seen taking care of the day’s washing in the river, this place is amazing! I really feel alive, my veins are always filled with ADVENTURE here! Old traditional handmade village huts line the roadside, making this a grand day on so many levels. Vietnam touches your heart in so many ways, rich in history, deep in culture. Feeling at one with my trusty iron horse. Sharing the experience with the VMT crew and like-minded riders is something that will stay deep with you as one your most incredible adventures. This isolated and rarely used section of road passes through majestic scenery close to the Laos border. When we reach our destination of Khe Sanh, we will have a great overnight hotel stay with awesome food, splitting the bill on a hearty meal that will cost just a few dollars.

September 13th
Day 10: Khe Sanh - Hue (160km)
Our journey today has us winding down towards the Hue, a city based right in the centre of Vietnam. This point in the country almost serves as a divide between the North and South. Hue, located on the banks of the Perfume River, was the national capital until 1945. The Imperial Citadel is well known for its historic monuments, which have earned it a place in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Check into our hotel, with each room tastefully decorated with traditional Vietnamese antiques and great views of the surrounding city. 

September 14th
Day 11: Hue

A day of rest and/or sightseeing in and around Hue city. The imperial architecture of Hue dates mainly from the 19th century and is famous throughout Vietnam. Citadels, palaces, pagodas and royal tombs fill the city and dot the surrounding countryside. There is so much to see here that it almost blends into atmosphere, the harmonic mixture of old and new in this town is simply astounding to see, with locals living amongst ancient treasures that seem entirely normalised to them. In the evening we’ll host a great celebratory night of fun for our road trip group as we prepare for your final day of riding, having almost completed your Ultimate Highlands Adventure.

September 15th
Day 12: Hue - Da Nang (120km)
With our final destination of Danang in sight, this last stretch of riding includes the famed Hai Van Pass, as featured as a highlight on the Top Gear VN Special. This ribbon pass offers outstanding views of the South China Sea. Danang is the conclusion of this epic adventure, with an overnight stay in our hotel in Danang. Enjoy a night out to say your goodbyes to your new friends and the VMT team and crew! On the next day, there will be a short flight to Hanoi or HCMC, which is included in your tour package. Some riders may prefer to stay on an extra few days - advanced booking is highly recommended.
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This tour also features post-tour accommodation in Da Nang for this final evening, along
with post-tour transfer flights to either Hanoi or HCMC.

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Tour inclusions: 
Description: IMG_9670.jpg- VIP private transfers
- Flights within Vietnam
- Guides and VMT Support crew
- Lifan Motorcycle, All Fuels & oils
- Full mechanical support
- Mini Van & Luggage Transfers
- Quality Overnight stays in Twin-share rooms
- All Breakfasts & Lunches (and one Welcome Dinner)
- VMT T-shirt and VN touring map
- Endless flow of bottled water, fruits and snacks
- Field medical kit & back to base support
- Return Motorcycle Freight to VMT HQ

 Not included:
# Motorcycle riding gear 
 # International flights and Visa
 # Personal travel insurance (must include motorcycling)
# Some Dinner meals (as indicated in itinerary)

VMT GoldStar Reviewed Tour. 
This tour is suitable to all experienced riders seeking the ultimate motorcycling holiday. 
Limited places, so book early!

 

Tour Price:

$3,480 USD PER RIDER
[40% DISCOUNT FOR PILLION PASSENGERS]


TO BOOK THIS TOUR: Go to our ‘Contact Us’ Page by clicking HERE, or email us at the address below.
info@vietnammotorbiketours.com

 

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