Ho Chi Minh Trail Tours
Ho Chi Minh Trail tours:
-- Explore Indochina offers motorcycle tours that last seven to 12 days; www.exploreindochina.com.
-- Myths and Mountains offers motorcycle trips Feb. 6-23 and Feb. 27-March 16; www.mythsandmountains.com or (800) 670-6984. Land cost per person is from $4,995 US. Participants meet in Hanoi and depart from Saigon.
-- Ho Chi Minh Trail Adventure offers mountain biking or Jeep trips; www.exotissimo.com or (011) (84-4) 828-2150. A typical trip lasts eight to 10 days, beginning in Mai Chau and ending in Hoi An, with departures from Danang.
-- Other outfitters organizing bike tours in Vietnam include U.S.-based VeloAsia, www.veloasia.com or (888) 833-4533; London-based Exodus Travels, www.exodus.co.uk or (011) (44) 870-240-5550; and Vietnam-based Indotrek, www.indotrek.com or (011) (84-8) 844-1005.
Guidebook: Lonely Planet's Cycling Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia, by Nick Ray and Ian Duckworth, $21.99.