This program will let you experience the heart and soul of Vietnam away from the main tourist trail. We will start out from Nha Trang and gradually cruise through a landscape transforming from the flat of rice fields, to jungle and foot hills, to pine forests and the breathtaking beauty of rugged mountains.
Along the way we will visit and interact with the local people and get an understanding of day to day life. We will descend into the central highlands to continue the adventure. Along the way we will stop at factories, plantations, national parks and other points of interest. Prepare for an adventure of a lifetime. This tour is very fluid and destinations or accommodations can vary due to weather, illness, or any other number of unforeseen circumstances, therefore the following is a general outline.
Nha Trang – Lak Lake – Buon Ma Thuot – Kom Tum – Kham Duc – Hoi An
Tour is by motorbike, car or a combination of both.
Day 1/ Nha Trang – Lak Lake (B,L)
We will start around 8:30 for a day of driving through some of the most beautiful scenery seen anywhere. Along the way we will, learn how rice paper and noodles are made before stopping at a temple of incredible beauty and spending a little time wondering at the spectacular garden. From there we continue into the countryside and stop at scenic locations to stretch our legs. The drive takes us past the village of YaRay ethnic group and through the Phuong Hoang pass, and an Ede village. We can stop to see a wood carving workshop and have lunch at local restaurant. After lunch we will stop at a coffee and cocoa plantation before continuing on past other minority villages to our destination.
Day 2/ Lak lake – Buon Me Thuot City (B,L)
Breakfast will be followed by a visit to Bun Jun village, discovering the life of M’nong people and perhaps riding elephants. We will understand the stone splitting process and visit the ruined church of French architecture. We will then examine the coffee making process if in season. We will adventure down smaller country roads and encounter locals who have rarely seen foreigners. After lunch we will visit Dray sap waterfall and do a jungle trek before ending the day in our hotel in Buon Me Thuot.
Day 3/ Buon Me Thuot city – Kon Tum (B,L)
Breakfast will be followed by a ride along Ho Chi Minh road, exploring a history of Vietnam War, and observing the lifestyles of ethnic groups along the way. We will visit rubber, pepper, and tea plantations along the way. Near Pleiku we will stop to see Sea Lake, a tea plantation and we will see a number of war memorials. Kon Tom has a number of interesting places to see and has been said by some to be the friendliest town in Vietnam. Overnight in Kon Tum.
Day 4/ Kon Tum – Kham Duc (B,L)
Breakfast will be followed by a visit to a wooden church built in 1913. We will examine the life of Ba Na ethnic group in their village and after we will leave Kon Tum for historic Dac To, Tan Canh where in 1972 there was a historic fierce battle at the Phoenix temporary airport on Charlie Hill. We will in tersect at the turn for Vietnam-Lao- Cambodia border and journey along the historic Truong Son trail (the original Ho Chi Minh Trail which is mostly in Laos). We will cross “cau khi” (monkey bridge) and witness life in a village of M ‘nong ethnics. We will overnight at the town of Kham Duc, a place famous for gold mining and once a former US air base that has an interesting history.
Day 5/ Kham Duc – Hoi An (B,L)
Following breakfast we will do some sightseeing on Truong Son trail and stop at Co Tu village to discover the matriarchal society of the K’Tu ethnic group. We will continue on Truong Son road used in 1969 as the path of underground oil supplies for the Vietnamese army. We will pass through Danang past the old American airbase and visit the Marble Mountains before ending the journey in Hoi An appx. 3 pm.
End of services.
- Tour can be done in reverse direction.
- Tour is by motorbike, car or a combination of both.
- Option to spend extra night in Dalat.
Package Tour Price In USD: $525.00 per person (group of 2-4 persons)
Price is valid until September 2018.
Small gift: Free Visa Approval Sheet to Vietnam (Single entry 1 month) when you book this tour.
- Tour included:
- English speaking riders/guide from Nha Trang to Hoi An
- Hotel accommodation: Double/Twin sharing with daily breakfast
- Meals as program (excluded drinks) (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
- All sight seeing fees
- Tour Excluded:
- Private expenses
- All types of bank fee for payment
- Tips and Gratuities
- Other services not mentioned in the Included
- Optional elephant ride