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Taste of Ho Chi Minh Trail

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Hanoi - Mai Chau - Khanh Village - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Hanoi
3-day motorcycling with homestays in villages
Motorcycling grade: Moderate. View grading definition here

This trip offers a stunning motorcycling route with great exploration of nature and culture of northern Vietnam. The trip is organized for first time rider and easy adventure.
The legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail was the supply line used by North Vietnam to link North and South Vietnam during the American War. Soldiers, ammunition, weapons and supplies were carried by hand, bicycle and truck for hundreds of kilometers through the otherwise impenetrable jungle that covered Vietnam’s mountainous border with Laos. Recent road work that follow original sections of the trail have changed this.

Tour Highlights
  • Awesome scenery
  • Homestay in villages
  • Beautiful quiet road
  • All inclusive

Taste of Ho Chi Minh Trail route map


Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau. Home stay in Thai village
Day 2: Mai Chau - Khanh Village. Home stay in Muong village
Day 3: Hoa Lu - Trang An - Ride back to Hanoi

PRICE (Per person)
Valid to 31st December 2016

1 person:   US$ 935
2 persons: US$ 520
3-4 persons: US$ 385
5-6 persons: US$ 275 


  • Honda (or Yamaha) 125CC (semi-automatic gear) 
  • Helmet
  • English speaking guide
  • Homestay permission
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Water & Snacks
  • First-aid kit
  • Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees


  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Air-tickets
  • Tips
  • Gasoline for the ride (average US$ 10 per day)
  • Personal expenses ((beverage, excluded meals - 10$ per person per meal, souvenirs,...) 

Surcharge for:

  • Dirtbike:

             o  Honda XR 150CC: US$ 16/day
             o  Honda XR 250CC: US$ 29/day
             o  Honda XR/ 400CC: US$ 40/day

  • Support truck : approx US$ 105 per day

Note: These prices are subject to change without prior notice.



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Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau

Our ActiveTravel Asia’s tour guide – expertize in motor biking – collects you at hotel at 08.00AM for our very first ride to the  Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum on the outskirts of Hanoi (if support truck requested, we will take taxi while the truck transfer bikes there in advance). The museum is a great place to learn about the historic trail which we are going to ride on. Then jump on our motors await outside and spend some time to get familiar with the bikes. Now, let’s begin our adventure.

You will have some time to get familiar with the bikes before we get on Highway 6 passing extensive farming lands. After a light lunch in Hoa Binh Town, we defeat some mountain passes to descent the mountainous valley settlement of Mai Chau. Overnight in a stilt house of the Thai people..

Distance:  140 km
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Homestay in village

Day 2: Mai Chau – Canh Nang – Cam Thuy – Khanh Village

Say goodbye to the villagers we then head down to south on a beautiful winding road, following along the banks of the Ma River. About Two- hours riding along the river will take you to Cam Luong stream -– Fairy Fishing  Stream literally which is a great mystery of nature while thousands of big fish peacefully living in shallow water.
Take a turn into Ho Chi Minh Highway and head to Khanh village, home of Muong ethnic minority. Overnight in a home stay. 

Distance:  160 km
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Homestay

Day 3: Khanh Village – Nho Quan – Hoa Lu – Trang An – Hanoi

After breakfast at the home stay we ride to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital on Vietnam which date back from 9th century. After here we ride shortly to Trang An, the well-known “Halong Bay on the rice field”. We will have a relaxing boat trip on river and going through mountain caves. Lunch in local restaurant. After lunch we ride back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 5.30pm.

Distance:  175 km
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch

Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.


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