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Niko Family cycling 5Vietnam Cycling Holiday – “ Tet “ Traditional New Year

If you’re looking for best time visit Vietnam, and arguably the best tour of Vietnam period, this is it “ Tet “ cycling tour. Less than of most popular cycling trip, this tour is more of a cultural exploration on two wheels during Vietnam’s festive Tet period.

The festivities of Tét — the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, which will add a unique, celebratory backdrop to our trip. This special holiday period is an eagerly anticipated week-long celebration much like Christmas and Thanksgiving all rolled into one. Tét is a time for prayer, ritual, feasting and good times. The transition from winter into spring is a time for settling accounts, of spiritual renewal, and when new crops are planted in anticipation of an ever greater harvest. All over Vietnam traffic disappears as families stay home to prepare special gifts and foods. The bright sprigs of the Pink-blossomed Dao tree are displayed everywhere and kumquat trees bearing orange fruit are proudly carted home. It is a wonderful time to travel in Vietnam, not only for the emptier roads , but also the joyous mood, welcoming and celebratory atmosphere.

Day 1: 27 Jan 2017 :Hanoi cycling. ( +- 60 km )

Meet in Hanoi at your hotel , driving out of city central . You will ride along a bank of Red river, through farms, fruit plantations on the old riverside in the north of Hanoi, visit temples and practice Buddhist way of life . Continue  cycling to Son Tay -Duong Lam,  lunch with local family in Duong Lam  . Pm  driving back to Hanoi by mini bus. Free time for your dinner and overnight in Hanoi (B, L)
family cycling 11111Day 2: 28 Jan 2017: 
Hanoi – HoaBinh-Mai Chau (cycling 72 km) (B,L,D)
Breakfast. Early morning transfer to Hoabinh a beautiful valley surrounded by spectacular karst rock formations and picturesque rice paddies. Bikes along a mix of  asphalt road through Thai village and across rice paddies to Pom Coong village. Enjoy traditional of Black Thai ” Tet ” dinner
Overnight in a traditional house as home stay

Day 3: 29 Jan 2017 Mai Chau- Pu Luong  (B,L,D) (biking Dirt-road +- 50km)

After breakfast riding to Co Luong then continue in the backroad to  Kho Muong withour car stand by.  ( +-26 km off road ), cycling up hill making this a day not to be forgotten. We finish the day with a stunning descend on a winding road into Kho Muong village. Dinner and homestay in Kho Muong village

Day 4: 30 Jan 2017: KhoMuong- Canh nang- Ngoc Lac (+- 75km) (B,L,D)

We Cycling down hill on the wide track ( +- 12km)  to Pho Doan, one of the most beautiful terrace rice field in Vietnam. Riding on flat road to Ngoc Lac. Overnight in a small hotel of Ngoc Lac.

Day 5: 31 Jan 2017: Ngoc Lac – Cuc Phuong ( Cycling 72km) (B,L,D)
Breakfast. Back road Cycling to Cuc Phuong National Park . Overnight at Cuc Phuong Park Guest House.

family cycling vietnam2013111Day 6: 1 Feb 2017 : Cuc Phuong – Ninh Binh ( cycling 60km) (B,L,D)
After listening to the dawn chorus of Gibbon song, spend part of the morning exploring the flora and fauna of this unique national park. Leaving Cuc Phuong ride down to Tam Diep,set amidst stunning scenery this area is known .Transfer the last few km on Highway 1 to the hotel. Overnight in Tam Coc- Ninh Binh.

Day 7: 2 Feb 2017: Tam Coc-Ninh Binh – Trang An-Kenh Ga- Hanoi ( cycling 43km) (B,L)
An early morning start to pedal through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta to Trang An, spam boat excursion Trang An includes ranges of towering limestone mountains, dry caves, under water caves, flooded primeval forests, rivers and a very diverse ecosystem. The mountains of Trang An crisscross the area creating 31 ‘secret’ valleys many of which are flooded. The rivers run through the mountains forming spectacular under water caves. There are some patches of forests on limestone mountains and some in flooded valleys. Trang An is home to 310 species of plants, 30 species of animals and 50 species of birds. Continue riding to Kenh Ga,  lunch  before driving back to Hanoi. End of services in your hotel in Hanoi.

Price :  Group tour ( 4-8 people )

  • solo people booking : 890 USD
  • 2 people  booking : 750 USD

Including:

  • English speaking local cycling tour guide
  • Accommodations in hotel around trip as mention .
  • Meals as noted: B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner.
  • Cold drink: water, tea, coffee, juice, fruit with banana, mango, apple
  • Train ticket: soft sleeper, 4beds/cabin sharing
  • Boat trip in Trang An
  • Sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation with mini bus ( 100% transportation stand by ).
  • Additional guides where necessary.
  • Sight seeing for visiting per itinerary and permits.
  • Basic medical
  • Bike hire Surly Cross with maintenance

Best trekking destination in Vietnam

Before heading to the city of Ha Giang province, you may consider  a stop in Hoang Su Phi. The town is 30km from the right turn at the intersection Tan Quang when you are heading to Ha Giang city. The further the drive, the more you see the difference of living in this area. Hoang Su Phi is the home for many H’mong, Red Dzao and Nung ethnic groups. The best trekking  stop in Thong Nguyen – a small village of Hoang Su Phi, and got a chance to stay with a local Dzao family in Nam Hong . The  simple accessibility in a stilt looking house, it was more than enough during  in trekking time , people are kind with a friendly smile which made you feel at home in lovely house. >>>

viber-image4Hoang Su Phi  trekking tours

Mar co Polo Travel offer the trekking tour as 6 days with home stay in the south of Hoang Su Phi – Tay Kon Linh mountain. During the trek you will have time to pass the mountain jungle and the trails of Hill tribe walking .The rice terraces of this area have existed for more than three centuries; many generations of farmers from La Chi, Dao or Nung ethnic groups have shaped those hill curves, dug up the irrigation canals and terraced the mountain sides in stairs to cultivate rice. These rice fields have a total surface area of 630 km2 and are listed since 2012 as a Vietnam National Heritage site. see the details of trek >>>

 

Mai Chau -Pu Luong trekking  ( daily departure )

 Mai Chau-trekkingDay 1: Hanoi-Pu Luong, trek to PuBin  villages. 2.5 hours . Depart from your Hanoi hotel at 7:00 am transferring to Mai Chau ( 130km ). Off the car and off the beaten path, we begin our trek to Pu Bin villages. For 2.5 hours we we will trek (~ 10 km ) through outstanding mountain scenery… see details >>> Daily Deparure 490 USD/person for 1 person booking 390 USD/person for 2 people booking

 

cycling holiday Vietnam cycling holiday ” Tet tour” traditional Vietnamese New Year( 14 days ) If you’re looking for best time visit Vietnam, and arguably the best tour of Vietnam period, this is it “ Tet “ cycling tour. Less than of most popular cycling trip, this tour is more of a cultural exploration on two wheels during Vietnam’s festive Tet period.. Price : 1,758 , minimum 2 people booking

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USD/person ,  Depart  14th Feb 2017   vietnam mountain bike 2013_1Dirt trails mountain bike This tour offers challenging cross country  mountain bike and a wonderful opportunity to experience the traditional and varied lifestyles of the people of this spectacular country. Depart : 8 Feb 2017

 

 

son dong cave 7Son Doong Cave ( Limited booking ) Son Doong Cave is in the heart of the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh province. Just recently explored in 2009-2010 by the British Cave Research Association, the cave has only been open to the public for a year. Be some of the first still in the world to see this spectacular place with a journey deep into the jungle and into the abyss on our out-of-this-world Son Doong Cave Expedition.>>> visit page site

 

 Hanoi vietnam_hiking2013Trekking Tours  Exploring outside of Hanoi by trek provides an exciting and totally different way to see Vietnam is famous capital city. We recommend Tam Dao National Park is based in the Tam Đảo range, which is one of the terminal spurs of a larger mountainous area in the Northwest region of Vietnam. The highest summit is Tam Đảo North with an altitude of 1592 m.See the details>>>

 

TaChiNhu_peakSapa hard trek ( 8 day ) The French hill station of Sapa is the most popular trekking destination in

the far northwest of Vietnam for both general tourists and adventurous trekkers. Using Sapa as a base, you can hike to more remote villages belonging to some of the local ethnic minorities and sometimes be offered a bed for the night. Details>>>

 

 vietnam-image-trekRemote villages trek  ( 10 days)The tour also designed to enable you to experience some of the very best landscape and scenery, Vietnam has to offer. During the treks you will have the opportunity to sleep under the stars in a tent or stay in a local family house. Price: 1,210USD/person, depart : by request marcopolotravel@gmail.com

 

trekking-in-nw-vietnamHa Giang mountain trails  ( 8 days) The chance to see the magnificent, beautiful landscape of the Bac Ha Highland and the Chay River Massif as well as the fabulous land of the remote far north. Discover the unique cultures and ways of life of the ethnic tribes who inhabit this region. Join the local hill tribes people at one of their regional markets. Price: 1,010USD/person, group of  2 people, marcopolotravel@gmail.com

 

VNtrek4Vietnam trekking explorer (14days)We start the hiking tour in the north and work our way on foot, vehicle and train. The scenery on hiking is such you forget about time and distance as the surroundings become so enthralling. The ability to interact with the locals in the local markets and villages is a highlight of the tour and you will be left with an amazing feeling towards the Vietnamese for they have so little which they share so freely.  Price:1,715 USD/person

 

VNtrek3North Vietnam beaten track (7 days)The 7-day trek includes 3 days of trekking through the most unique and remote villages of  north eats Vietnam mountain . 5 nights among local ethnic minority community, in basic traditional houses on stilts, trying traditional mountain village lifestyle. The genuine hospitality of the villagers will create a truly unforgettable experience.  Price: 710 USD/person 

 

vietnam_hiking2013Sapa Highlight trek (5days) Sapa is home to many ethnic minority groups, each wearing their traditional and colorful attire. This cultural trip includes a 6-day trek through the hills and valleys of the Sapa region, encountering several minority villages along the way. This trip provides an authentic experience of local traditions and culture. Price: 680 USD/person

 

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PuLuong 5days trekking tour The most beautiful areas in north west Vietnam, the mountainous Pu Luong Nature Reserve presents a challenge to those who are fit enough to explore it. This is an area of outstanding beauty, an exciting mix of cultures, and rich biodiversity stretching from Mai Chau in the northwest to Cuc Phuong National Park in the southeast. Price : 510 USD/person

 

Cycling holiday vietnam2Vietnam cycling holiday ( 10 days ) Cycling down the stunning coastline of southern Vietnam past turquoise bays, white beaches and palm tree-lined rice fields. Explore the majestic Royal Tombs of Hue and ascend the Hai Van Cloud Pass for vast views of tropical mountains falling into the sea.  Price : 1,290 USD/person , marcopolotravel@gmail.com

 

 

Hagiang mountain bike north east mountain bike This extreme 10days trip takes you to the very heart of the north Vietnam mountains . You will discover some of the finest mountain bike trails in Vietnam has to offer. Beginning in Hanoi , take overnight train to Lao Cai we will cycle and climb five major passes from 1,500m to 2,000m. Price=1,200USD , sign up marcopolotravel@gmail.comGrade : Challenging , 70% off-road, need technical handing skill  , Depart : Depart  18th Feb 2017

 

Niko Family cycling northern family cycling tour was designed especially for families, It offers shorter daily distances than the usual tour program, due in part to scheduled sampan boat excursion in Tam Coc ( Halong bay on land  ). Hotels are family friendly, many with pools, and overnight stops are in towns where kids are likely to have lots of diversions – and lots of fun.

 

Bicycle hire including Unlike many other oversea tours operators, we include the high-end mountain bike and cross-bike including in tours price . You don’t need to bring your own or pay extra to hire one locally. We also provide a support vehicle, spare parts and take care of day to day bike maintenance. All you need bring is your own helmet if you want to fit with you. XC full suspension Cannondale RZ One Twenty 2 – Model 2012-2013 Sram X5 group, Avid Elixir disc brake bike size S, M, L . Cannondale-RZ-120 SURLY CROSS-CHECK -700ccbike size C54cm,C56cm, C58cm, C62 cm“The Cross-Check is a great bike. It was the third frame ever offered by Surly, and little has changed since then, why should it? So, what’s this bike for? It?s a cyclocross bike by category, but its much more versatile. It comes stock with gears, but you could build it into a singlespeed or fixed-gear in needed. You can ride it on the road or off. It?s got lots of space for fat tires and for fenders and it does as good a job getting you across the country as it does getting you across town.” Surly_cross_check_in_Vietnam

Group of mountain bike , classic cycling holiday and road bike departure

Vietnam mountain bike-bigboy-group02Mai Chau wideness mountain bike( 3days ) A 3 day dirt road Mountain Bike trip covering over 160 kilometers of fire road through pine forested hills and rain forested valleys, single track and trails use by local people.  Price: 420USD

 

 

 

vietnam mountain bike 2013_8Moc Chau-Mai Chau off-road ( 5 days)This tour offers real  challenging  all mountain bike, some technical on off-road riding , hard climb on day1 and day2. A wonderful opportunity to experience the traditional and varied lifestyles of the people of this spectacular country. Only 5 days tour but have off-road, single track and asphalt pave biking. Depart : guaranteed to run , 650USD/person

 

Road bike vietnam tours2Tour de Vietnam( Hanoi to Saigon -15days )Having explored Hanoi and its stunning surroundings, you will head south to Hue, the former Imperial Capital.After Hue you will ride to Hoi An, a charming old trading town situated on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Your journey continues as you will riding to the white sandy beaches of Nha Trang.. Depart 19th Apr 2017, price =2,470 USD/person Grade: Challenging road bike, ( +- 100km riding / day )

 

family cycling vietnam 2015211Hanoi cycling tours  If you are looking for a tour of Hanoi, no better way to see the city than on a bike tour with us.  We will suggest you dozen of itineraries combined with the highest levels like mountain bike to easy cycling on craft villages, or  professional road cycling ? So in our groups are never larger than 8 participants, meaning that you can enjoy a safer and more personal service. Price: From 47USD/person, minimum 2 people marcopolotravel@gmail.com

My husband and I have just spent three days mountain biking around Mai Chau with Joe Nguyen from Marco Polo travel and supported by his driver Loi
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