Hue was used to be an ancient capital of Vietnam , so it’s worth staying one day to visit and learn more about the Vietnamese traditions, history, customs, culture.
Day 1: Hoi An – Hue ( 175 km – 6 hours ride)
Leaving Hoi An for Hue: Visit incense and mat making villages to learn more about the rural life of locals who live in the Center of Vietnam, Marble Mountain, ceramic making village…ect. stop on the top of Hai Van Pass to have some great shots of the panoramic views between beach and mountain, Da Nang and Hue . Having lunch and relax on one of the most beautiful beaches of Vietnam, Lang Co Beach, visit conical hat making village in Phu Bai before arriving in Hue around 5 pm.
Day 2: Hue ( around 100 km – 3 hours ride)
Hue was used to be an ancient capital of Vietnam , so it’s worth staying one day to visit and learn more about the Vietnamese traditions, history, customs, culture. Go to visit Linh Mu pagoda, Kim Long old village where you can learn the Vietnamese people make the traditional rice wine, the way locals harvest rice on the fields, Hue Museum , citadel, ride on the boat to listen to Hues folk songs at night
Day 3: Hue – A Luoi ( 90 km – 4 hours ride)
Leaving Hue for A Luoi: Visit Nam Giao ancient village, Hue citadels, Minh Mang Tomb, orange agent areas to learn more about the war. Then head to the Ho Chi Minh trail again to visit the historic vestige and battle field Hamburger Hill. Overnight in A Luoi.
Day 4: A Luoi – Khe Sanh (140 km – 4 hours ride)
Leaving Hue for Dong Ha, stop in Churu Van Kieu villages to learn more about their daily life as well as the legendary resistance against American, stop in Dakrong area and Khe Sanh battle field,…before arrive in Khe Sanh and stay overnight.
Day 5: Khe Sanh – Dong Hoi (200 km – 7 hours ride)
Leave Khe Sanh for Dong Hoi, stop at DMZ and then to Vinh Moc tunnels to learn more about the Civil War of Vietnam before 1975. Continue traveling on Ho Chi Minh trail to see the breath-taking nature of Northern Truong Son mountain. Get to Dong Hoi around 5 p.m and stay overnight.
Day 6: Dong Hoi – Phong Nha ( 70 km – 2 hours ride)
Leave early in the morning to visit historic vestige Phu Hoa church, the ‘battle field village’, continue following the Ho Chi Minh trail to Phong Nha Caves , one of the two natural world heritages of Vietnam . Spend around 4 hours to explore the area by foot and boat. Stay overnight in Phong Nha.
Day 7: Phong Nha – Ky Anh ( 180 km – 6 hours ride)
Leave the marvelous Phong Nha Caves to visit Da Nhay beach, shrimp farms, salt making village, stop on the top Ngang Pass to see the amazing scenery, reach to Ky Anh around 5 p.m and stay overnight.
Day 8: Ky Anh – Vinh ( 120 km – 4 hours ride)
Leave Ky Anh for Vinh (Ho Chi Minh’s homeland), visit Huong Tich pagoda, the historic vestige Dong Loc Three Way Crossroad, The Nguyen Du Great Poet Monument, and then Ho Chi Minh Square . Stay overnight in Vinh.
Day 9: Vinh – Thanh Hoa (224 km – 7 hours ride)
Get on the road to visit Sen village, where Ho Chi Minh was born and grown up, Chua village, learn more about Vietnamese history when you visit the Ba Trieu temple, go to different small villages to see the locals make the traditional mats, marble stones, the way they roll and process tobacco, you will arrive in Thanh Hoa around 5p.m and stay overnight.
Day 10: Thank Hoa – Ninh Binh ( 90 km – 3 hours ride)
Leaving Thanh Hoa in the early morning for Ninh Binh, Continue traveling to ancient capital of many Dynasties of Vietnam, visit the breath-taking nature of Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Bai Dinh Temple , Trang An,…and then head to Cuc Phuong National Park to enjoy the natural life …Over night in Ninh Binh
Day 11: Ninh Binh – Hoa Binh ( 140 km – 5 hours ride)
Leaving Ninh Binh for Hoa Binh, after visiting Ho Dynasty Citadel, continue following the Ho Chi Minh trail to get some great photos before visiting the Spiritual Fish Springs, Fairy Caves , visit and learn more the culture of ethnic minority, Muong. Home stay with locals at night in Hoa Binh
Day 12: Hoa Binh – Ha Noi (110 km – 4 hours ride)
Leaving Hoa Binh for Ha Noi, visit the Viet – Muong village, Hoa Binh lake, enjoy the wonderful views on the top of Hoa Binh Hydro Electricity, go to the small village to see their daily life. Get to Hanoi around 5 pm. Finish the tour!