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By motor bike Da Nang to HCMC

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By motor bike Da Nang to HCMC

Anyone done this trip and can recommend a good, reliable guide/driver. How long will it take to do comfortably, seeing as much as possible en route?

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1. Re: By motor bike Da Nang to HCMC

People even went by bicycle and arrived safe & sound but I will not want you to go by motorbike. In highways, many people drive / ride like mad and there is no rule except you give way to bigger vehicles.

What I've done is I took train or bus to travel between provinces. When I reached a province, I hired motorbike to explore myself.

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2. Re: By motor bike Da Nang to HCMC

Broadacres,

A trip like this can be done by motorbike and a Good Guide!----BUT NOT ON HIGHWAY 1!!!!!

You are best heading out of Danang up into the hill country----up through Quang Nam province, run parralel to the Laos / Cambodian border, into Kon Tum province to the city of Kon Tum, further south into Gai Lai province into Pleiku, further south into Dak Lak province to city of Buon Ma Thuot, then down into Dalat---I drove this path this year by 4 wheel drive and driver and guide!----that was about 4 days ---we passed and stopped and chatted to a few hardy souls who were doing it on bikes. I then flew Dalat to HCMC---sent the 4 wheel drive home!---the roads are a mixed kettle of fish ---sometimes very good ---sometimes bad----you can ride the rest of the way to HCMC from Dalat , but the traffic is a bit heavier!

Its an adventurous trip and enjoyable!

Good Luck!

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3. Re: By motor bike Da Nang to HCMC

Thanks for that information Plover. You've confirmed my fears about doing this trip by motor bike using Highway 1. But could you say the tour you described could be done comfortably on motor bikes? Or would we ( my son and I) be better making our way Da Nang to Da Lat by other means then going out for day trips from the latter where, I understand motorbikes and drivers are for hire? We're intending spending 6 days in the region. Any further tips would be appreciated as we want to see as much of "Real" Vietnam we can in the time we have available.

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