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MRC03: Saigon (HCMC) – Mui Ne along The Ho Chi Minh Trail

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Trip Hightlights

Go underground and see how the VC survived the war and defended the southern region of Vietnam. Visit many local industries from cashew plantations to incense sticks. Skirt by the Cambodian border as you start your adventure on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Ride through a tropical forest and take a swim in the ‘Fairy pool’. Travel the beautiful winding roads on the way up to Dalat and enjoy the views of the highlands. Explore the beauty of the old French architecture of Dalat. Get off road and ride the sand dune outside Mui ne.

Itinerary

1DAY 1 : HOCHIMINH CITY – CU CHI – DONG XOAI

We will meet and have a short orientation ad talk about our itinerary and depart Saigon at 8:30 and head to Cu Chi. Along the way we  will make a stopover at a local noodle making factory.  From there we will visit a family making incense sticks in The traditional fashion. Arriving the Cu Chi Tunnels we will explore the underground fortress for one and a half hours and then break for lunch. After lunch we cross the Saigon river by wooden boat, with our bikes, to Dong Xoai.  On the way to Dong Xoai make a stop at a rubber tree plantation where they process and extract the rubber sap.  Stay overnight in Dong Xoai.

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2DAY 2 : DONG XOAI – DAK MIL

Leaving Dong Xoai at 8:30 there will be a visit to a VC war memorial and chat briefly about the history of the war in this area. Following the memorial stop off at a cashew farm where they extract and roast the nuts.  Our drive will take us to the border of Cambodia where the group will stop to learn about the history of the region.  Here is the beginning of  the Ho Chi Minh trail. See the damage that remains from the conflict. Pass through many coffee plantations and stay overnight at Dak Mil.

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3DAY 3 : DAK MIL - LAK LAKE (BUON MA THUOT)

Departing Dak Mil at 8:30, drive down rural roads to see the Dray Sap waterfall.  Ride through a tropical forest and take a swim in the ‘Fairy pool’. Take some time to relax and have a picnic by the pond .  After lunch head to Lak lake.  Ride down rural roads and dirt trail trails and cross a river by small ferry.  Arriving at the other side of the river we stay at a tribal home stay near Lak lake.

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4DAY 4 : LAK LAKE – DALAT

Get a chance to interact with the local tribe and learn about their customs and culture and  see how they make a living.  Leave Lak lake and ride up winding mountain roads stopping at Nam Ka lake to see a  majestic floating village. From there drive several kilometers and see a bamboo bridge and stop for lunch.  From there we continue on to Dalat.  Stop at Elephant waterfall to a see a silk factory and try some world famous weasel coffee and pop by a place where they process rice vodka. On the way to Dalat stop to see many flower and vegetable farms.  Arriving late in the afternoon we will stay the night in the beautiful city of Dalat.

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5DAY 5 : DALAT – MUI NE

Starting at 8:30 explore around Dalat to see  the French colonial architecture and the unique terrain of the city. After that we  will drive down the Frenn pass to a see Truc Lam monastery pagoda and Paradise lake. Shortly after that visit Chicken village, a tribal community. Drive on to see Pongour falls and have lunch after seeing the falls. After lunch we drive down a mountain road to see a  hydro power plant.  Once past the hydro plant we will enter the white and red sand dunes of Mui Ne.  To end off the trip the group will visit a  traditional fishing village nearby Mui Ne, our ending destination.

Notes

  • This trip is designed for both self-riders and pillion passengers ( You enjoy the rides behind your driving guides).
  • We aim to please our self-riders and pillion passengers If tours offered by Myrides.vn do not suit your needs. We would be more than happy to customize your trip.

Services

Tour price includes:

  • An experienced English-speaking tour guide/ tour leader
  • Motorbike (Driving guide for pillion passengers)
  • Gas
  • Entrance fees
  • 1 night home stay
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation based on Twin/Double share
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Travel insurance

Tour price excludes:

  • Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuity, tips