I’m not exactly Indiana Jones, but I am an adventure-seeking
traveler. I always try to do what’s exciting. You know what I mean:
exploring jungles, canoeing down rapid rivers, climbing mountains… but
I’ve run into a problem. I can’t find anywhere new to go! If this is
how you feel,look no further . Welcome to Bikenam adventure tours
WHO WE ARE
Bikenam Pty Ltd is a tour agent specializing in adventure tours that
visit every corner of Vietnam. Bikenam was founded by Dolf Du Plessis
and Jacobus Du Plessis in 2016 out of a love for adventure travel.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
In search of an adventure two of my sons and myself landed in
Vietnam,June 2015. Ready to set out on our epic adventure and it was
difficult. No one spoke English, we didn’t know the routes, and our GPSs
weren’t cooperating. We started thinking that we may have bitten off
more than we could chew. We soldiered on though and eventually we found
ourselves cycling out of Hanoi in the 6 a.m. rush hour traffic,
motorbikes whirring by and the occasional truck deafening us with is
loud horn – “WHOOOOT”.
But we survived that, and Vietnam presented us with the most
magnificent untouched beauty we could wish for. The Vietnamese has been
ravaged by wars for the last 100 years and has been colonized on and off
for more than 2000 years, but the warmth they welcomed us with was
something we never expected. At times, they offered us food, drink and a
comfortable place to sleep during the heat of the day. Another time an
old lady helped me put on my rain jacket in the downpour like I was her
own son. I could go on and on describing the remarkable people of
Our great trek continued down through the mountains and valleys of
Vietnam. Every city revealed more beauty and history with their ancient
capitals, temples and pagodas. Eventually on a late afternoon, 3 weeks
after we started on our journey we arrived in Ho Chi Minh City (also
called Saigon, where the Vietnam War came to a close).
Our experience in Vietnam was unique and it stayed with all of us for
long afterwards. We really just wanted to go back, but this time do the
route on motorbikes.
Despite our excitement, we still remembered how difficult it had been
to plan everything when we were in Vietnam.
We went back. We struggled (we seriously struggled) but we managed to
do it and it was amazing. It was then, after a couple of beers on one of
our last nights in Vietnam that we decided to pay this amazing
experience forward by establishing Bikenam adventure tour company.
WHAT WE DO
Bikenam provides high-quality all-inclusive motorbike,
bicycle,trekking and kayaking tours to travelers from all over the
world. All you have to do is select your preferred route and start
preparing for a massive adventure and we’ll do the rest.
If you ever need a hand or have a questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
DOLF DU PLESSIS