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MRC02: Saigon (HCMC) – Nha Trang along The Ho Chi Minh Trail

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Trip Hightlights

Visit the famed underground bunkers and tunnel of Cu Chi.  Stop by a War Memorial near the Cambodian border and learn more about the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Ride some rugged dirt roads through tropical rainforests.  Maybe even ride an elephant?  Visit the H’mong tribal group and witness first hand their beautiful traditional clothing.  Climbing mountain passes and riding scenic coastal roads are all part of the trip to Nha Trang.

Itinerary

1DAY 1 : SAIGON – 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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2DAY2 : 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

Departing Dak Mil at 8:30, drive down rural roads to see the 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 - CHU GANG SINH NATIONAL PARK

In the morning, have the opportunity to ride elephant or kayak on Lak Lake.  Later in the day, we hop back on the bikes and ride through lush green rice fields and make a stop over at the enormous Elephant Rock. Later challenge yourself to a climb on a rugged mountain near Krong Kmar waterfall.  At this point, a picnic is optional.  End off the day at a bungalow near Chu Gang Sinh national park.

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5DAY 5: CHU GANG SINH NATIONAL PARK – NHA TRANG

Starting at 8:30 ride on a rural road to visit  a traditional  brick making factory.  Continue driving through many tribal villages along the way and stop at a H’mong village to see the colourful traditional costumes of the people of the village. Further along in the journey the roads will climb through mountain passes  stopping over at Pheonix pass to learn some some  historical information about the region.  Once we descend into the pass we stop to check out a hot water spring and stop for lunch.  After lunch, we’ll make our way through a sugar cane plantation and smell the sweetness of the air.  On the final leg there will be a stop at a fishing village and then follow a picturesque coastal highway to Nha Trang.

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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