Day 1: Hoi An – Prao (150km)
We will depart at 8:00 am, stop and visit the traditional pottery village of Thanh Ha and drive through rice fields before stopping at the Cham tower and historic American war monument. Along the way to the Ho Chi Minh trail, we will stop to swim and relax at the waterfall. We will then continue into the highlands to the village Co Tu minority and have dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 2: Prao – Khe Sanh (180km)
After breakfast, we will continue the adventure along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, visiting another minority village. We will then ride through the pristine jungle along the border of Laos and spectacular mountain passes and tunnels before stopping for lunch. After lunch, we will leave the A Luoi, on the Ho Chi Minh Trail to Khe Sanh where we will visit the Rock pile: a base for American long-range artillery nearby. Khe Sanh combat base is a valley surrounded entirely by rolling mountains and forest. It was the site of one of the most controversial battles of the American War.
Day 3: khe Sanh – Dmz – Hue (160km)
We will drive along Highway 9, through Carol Camp, Hien Luong bridge: known as the “Peace Bridge”, a beam bridge built from steel by the French in 1950 which marks the border between North and South Vietnam before Here and Ben Hai river: an important landmark in the partition of the country into a northern and a southern zone along the 17th parallel by the Geneva Accords of 1954. We will then arrive at the Vinh Moc Tunnels, where an entire village went underground in the 1960 to survive the bombing, The complex of tunnels, located deep in the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone, includes wells, kitchens, rooms for each family. After exploring the Vinh Moc tunnels, we’ll travel through the tunnel which leads us to the local beach here, where you are free to choose your lunch. After lunch, we will drive along the coast to Hue. On the way, we will visit the Quang Tri citadel which suffered 81 days and nights of fire bombing in 1972.
- Experienced English-speaking guide or French-speaking
- Motorcycle or semi-automatic scooter
- Personal, local licensed driver, if required (for pillion passengers)
- Fuel, meals, Entry fees, International safety standard helmett
- Drinking water and soft drinks, rain poncho – if needed
- All mentioned accommodations.
- Personal & motorbike insurance (for motorcycle accident)
- Damages to motorcycle
- Personal expenses/tips