You’ll start your adventure in the capital of Vietnam.
Once there, you will be overwhelmed by the flood of new impressions. Whether it's a walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, a visit to the numerous street markets, or delicious traditional food – there are endless activities.
You can sleep in one of the hostels located in the old town, where you’ll get a bed in a 6-person dorm for €4 a night.
Sapa is located in the Yunnan highlands and is best reached from Hanoi.
You can explore the city and the surrounding mountain villages on guided tours. Hike through the impressive rice terraces, visit the villages of Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho, Lao Cai, and Ta Van, and get to know the life of the Vietnamese mountain people.
Including transport, meals, accommodation, entrance fees, and an English-speaking guide, 2 days in the North Vietnamese highlands will cost about €77.
After coming back to Hanoi by bus, now you’ll get to spend some time with your new best friend – your bike!
As soon as you have found your motorcycle, the tour can start. Your first destination is Halong Bay. This area on the north coast of Vietnam is one of the most spectacular destinations in Vietnam, with more than 2,000 limestone cliffs towering meters out of the water.
There are many ways to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, for example by kayak or boat tour. You can stay in a hostel and get a bed in a 6-person dorm for €5.
Phong Nha Ke
Your next stop is the Phong Nah Ke National Park.
The best way to get there is by night bus. You’ll spend €30, and the bus will also transport your motorcycle. Thus, you will save money as you don’t need to pay extra for a hostel, and you can cover the long distance without having to drive yourself.
The oldest karst region in Asia was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site with good reason. It’s home to impressive flora and fauna, waterfalls, grottoes, and underground rivers as well as the largest cave in the world. A must-see for nature lovers!
While exploring the fascinating national park, you can stay at one of the hostels nearby and get a bed in a 6-person dorm for €6 a night.
While driving to the coast, we recommend stopping for a while in Hue.
The small town is located on the banks of the Perfume River and is rich in culture and history. You can also relax on one of the many river beaches or enjoy traditional dishes with fresh seafood for cheap.
You can sleep at one of Hue’s hostels and get a bed in a 4-person dorm for €5 a night.
You can reach the largest city in Central Vietnam by driving over the beautiful Cloud Pass, from where you can go directly to Da Nang on the South China Sea.
This is where you’ll truly get into the holiday mood! During the day, you can relax on one of the sandy beaches in and around Da Nang and at night, you can take a stroll through the beautiful city center with its numerous restaurants and bars.
You can get a bed in an 8-person dorm for €6 a night.
The small harbor village of Hoi An is only a few kilometers south of Da Nang. It somehow managed to survive Vietnam's many wars without any damage.
This means there’s a lot to see here, especially for those interested in culture. With its countless boutiques, galleries, and souvenir shops, the old town of Hoi Ans is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts visitors with its special flair.
Sandy beaches close to the harbor invite you to relax, so you can easily stay here for a few days. Stay at a hostel nearby and get a bed in a 6-person dorm for €8 a night.
Nha Trang Bay is considered to be one of the most beautiful bays in the world.
You can go by night bus from Hoi An, which will cost you about €30.
The coastal town is surrounded by mountains on three sides and is especially famous for its breathtaking underwater world. You can dive through colorful coral reefs and snorkel with exotic fish species.
Those who have had enough of the beach can visit the National Oceanographic Museum, Aquarium of Vietnam, the Buddhist temples, or the Catholic Cathedral.
Only a few minutes’ walk from the beach, you can stay at hostels for €5 a night and get a bed in a 6-person dorm.
Next stop: Da Lat.
The city is situated at an altitude of about 1,500 m in the mountains of South Vietnam and is also a popular holiday destination for locals due to its pleasant climate and breathtaking landscape.
Da Lat also attracts adrenaline junkies from all over the world with outdoor sports such as white water rafting, climbing, abseiling, and canyoning.
If you prefer to take it a little easier, visit a weasel farm where the most expensive coffee in the world is produced.
You can relax after an eventful day in one of the city’s hostels and get a bed in a 10-person dorm for €4.
After a few days in the mountains, we will go back to the coast to Mui Ne.
The most popular coastal town in South Vietnam is the perfect place for sunbathing and relaxing. Try fresh local fish dishes, sand boarding, or kite surfing at one of the many kite surf schools.
You can sleep in a tent on the beach for as little as €4.
Ho Chi Minh
Our last stop is Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
Vietnam's largest city is also the financial and economic center with skyscrapers, modern architecture, and chaotic traffic.
In the middle of the city in District 1 is the famous backpacker mile Phạm Ngũ Lão Street, where travelers from all over the world meet in bars, clubs, and pubs.
Spend the night at one of Ho Chi Minh’s hostels and get a bed in a 12-person dorm for €6 a night. Here, you shouldn’t have any problems finding someone who wants to buy your motorcycle, as many backpackers start their motorcycle trip here.
If you can't find a backpacker to buy your bike, you will find enough bike shops that will buy it from you.
So, after saying goodbye to your bike with a heavy heart, you will be heading back home. Your 3 weeks of adventure across Vietnam are (unfortunately) already over – but there are still many memories and unforgettable moments that you will take home with you!