The Ho Chi Minh Trail stands out as one of the most dramatic and unique roads in all of Vietnam. The Ho Chi Minh Trail was an elaborate military supply route of mountain and jungle paths and trails running from North Vietnam through Laos and Cambodia to South Vietnam. The route sent weapons, manpower, ammunition and other supplies from communist-led North Vietnam to their supporters in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
In general, the majority of the Ho Chi Minh Trail is windy, with a lot of curves but a clean good road. The trail is very narrow and very seldom used road by tourist or locals – it’s not unusual to go for significant stretches of time without seeing another person. For now, riders have a chance to get that wind-in-the-hair, fresh air, world exploring feel. It’s the kind of thrill that tickles something deep in the primal mind that reminds you you’re human.
We’ll be averaging 250km / 6-8 Hours of riding per day. This is a tour for riders looking to tick off the Ho Chi Minh Trail from their bucket list !
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10-Nights Single Room occupancy
Small, experiential and local places
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be in restaurants with the local cuisine
(not including alcohol)
Bilingual Guide & Mechanic
Recent and well maintained motorbikes
Fuel , Full Luggage & Accessories
Accident & Theft Insurance
Group size: 4-6
24/7 Logistical Support
Entrance tickets & permits to remote areas
Riding Gear, Visa for Vietnam, Personal Travel Insurance, Refundable security deposit for motorcycle rental USD 1,500.00, Flights to Ho Chi Minh City/from Hanoi
You will require at least one large (70L) duffel bag to transport your riding gear. Which you will then wear. You will also need a smaller (40L) pack to transport your personal items. ART will be supplying a 40L North Face dry backpack that will mount on the luggage racks of your bike.(China Eastern allows 2 pieces of checked baggage free of charge)
Dry bags or dry duffels are recommended. Some bikes will be outfitted with Givi hard/waterproof/detachable saddlebags for convenient transport of roughly 15kg of on board cargo capacity. For most persons this is more than enough. ART will offer storage of any excess baggage not deemed necessary for your tour.
We recommend getting a local SIM while travelling in Vietnam; they are affordable, USD $10 per month gets you unlimited data and calls.
There are several carriers to choose from Viettel, Mobiphone and Vinaphone are the most popular. You will need to show your passport in order to purchase a SIM, although there are services at the airport that waive this step. A.R.T recommends Viettel as having the most coverage.
Don’t forget to unlock your phone prior to leaving your home country. Cell phones in general are affordable in Vietnam.
We recommend no more than 15kg of gear. Your guides will carry most of the safety equipment, personal items should easily come in under that weight. We will provide storage for extra gear at A.R.T base of operations.
If you’re planning a one-way trip, please contact us in advance, shipping can be arranged.
Each tour has it’s dynamic and flexibility is what we strive for. If unforeseen circumstances arise, we will discuss our options and bring them to the group. Every circumstance is different and has a solution.
Anything is possible.
Thank you ART for planning this trip. I am going back home as a better rider.
Met some wonderful people along the way and learnt to say “till we meet again”.
No “good byes”
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