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BangKok-Saigon3VIETNAM CYCLING HOLIDAY

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

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.

Drift back in time while walking the cobblestone streets of Hoi An, a 2,200 year old trading port and relax and swim at the white sand beach of Nha Trang…

 

Day 1: HaNoi arrival

Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel.

http://www.risingdragonhotel.com/rising-dragon-palace/

Day 2: Halong Bay: Discover two incredible stalagmite caves on lime stone mountain:

8 .30 am: Meet at Hotel, guide of cruise company pick up you in hotel . Drive to Halong City (3.5 hrs) thru the Red River Delta with its verdant farmland dotted with local villages.

Welcome aboard. Set sail through breathtaking scenery of the Bay while lunch is served in her gourmet restaurant. Visit the incredible stalagmite cave of Sung Sot on lime Stone Mountain. Sunset cruise to serene Bai Tu Long Bay to see such amazing karsts of different formations as: Cong Troi , Hang Buom , Yen Ngua , and Human Head . Drop anchor at a quite inlet for a leisurely swim with towering limestone mountain backdrop or visit Hang Trinh Groto (one of the quietest caves in the bay, where you can walk up to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the Bay and the traditional sails. Enjoy great sunset dinner in our ambient restaurant. Chat with your fellow travelers in the bar or go night fishing before retiring to the comfort of your cabin. (B,L, D)

Overnight on boat

1690708_10202314435294279_647983116_nDay 3: Discover HaLong Bay:

 A t sunrise, enjoy Taichi exercise yourself. International breakfast is served while cruising to the other areas of Bai Tu Long Bay. Embark a bamboo sampan rowed by a local girl to explore the fascinating floating fishing village  . We will visit local houses, fish farms, and schools or kayak through water tunnels in to hidden lagoons to see unique sea creatures and colorful coral reefs. Back on boat of traditional junk, gourmet lunch will be served whilst the Cruiser keeps on its route through the Bay back to Halong City. Check out after 11:30 before returning to the Jetty for transfer to the private coach back to Hanoi.
D rop-off at your hotel.  Your Halong Bay cruise  trip ends at around 5 pm. Overnight in Hanoi (B,L)

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 4: Hanoi cycling. ( +- 60 km )

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  visit  rices-noodle making in local family, silk farm… Boat trip crossing rive, continue cycling to Son Tay,  picnic lunch box . Pm visit Duong Lam village by bicycle, driving back to Hanoi by mini bus. Dinner and transfer to train station take over night train to Hue. (B, L, D)

Overnight on train ( soft sleeper, 4 beds/cabin ) ( 12hours on train )

Day 5: HaNoi to Hue –country side cycling ( +-55km )

Morning transfer from train station to Hotel , Cycling through Hue’s  King Royal  Palace,  a succession of Nguyen Dynasty  .  Afternoon cycling  to country side until 5PM transfer back to city.  Dinner in garden house.

Overnight in Hue (B, L, D)

http://www.parkviewhotelhue.com/

Day 6: Hue to Hoi An (+- 70km asphalt road ) . Cycling in back road of country side from Hue to VinhHai beach ( +-70 km flat asphalt road ) .

Optional  climb:  Hai van pass: 19 km ( 9km up, 10 km down, altitude +- 400m ).

Our route passes by rural villages and picturesque Lang Co lagoon, an ascent of the pass with stunning views of the coast and a thrilling 5-mile descent from the top of the green rice fields around DaNang. End of cycling in DaNang city, drive 32 km to HoiAn.

Overnight in Hoian (B,L, D) http://www.hoianindochine.com/

BangKok-Saigon2Day 7: HoiAn (+- 20km )

Cycling tour of HoiAn – country side villages in the morning for Vietnamese cooking lessons in town featuring local specialties by one of VietNam’s most talented chefs . Local sea food in beach of HoiAn.

Overnight in Hoian. (B,L,D) http://www.hoianindochine.com/

Day 8: HoiAn to  MyKhe- Quang Ngai , cycling +-60 km, asphalt road

Depart early along the coast and past scenic rice village. Start coastal riding followed by coaster, lunch at some where on the way – which is also a nice place for a dip in the cooling South China Sea. Driving to Quang Ngai

Overnight in Quang Ngai city. (B,L, D)

http://www.dulichvn.org.vn/QC/PETQN/

Day 9: Quang Ngai to Quy Nhon, cycling +- 90 km asphalt road

Cycling in the back road of  past rural rice villages canopied by swaying coconut palm. Arrive at the Quy Nhon town which faces a beautiful beach front.

Overnight in QuyNhon. (B,L, D)

http://www.saigonquynhonhotel.com.vn/about_us.htm

Cycling holiday vietnam2Day 10: QuyNhon to TuyHoa, cycling +- 80, asphalt road

Back road cycling in side high way one .Our ride from QuyNhon to  Tuy Hoa  covers some of VietNam’s scenic coastline, featuring deserted blue lagoons and stone promontories.

Overnight in TuyHoa. (B,L, D)

http://longbeachphuyen.com/home_en.php?lb=HOME

Day 11: Tuy Hoa- NhaTrang  ( 40km )

Cycling in overlooking the water below, end of cycling around 1:00pm in  Nha Trang

Overnight in NhaTrang. (B ,L)http://www.thesummerhotel.com/EN/index.asp

Day 12: NhaTrang -country side cycling ( +- 25 km ).

Driving to Dien Khanh , Cycling in country side visit village, rice field , fruit garden. Riding back to the city visit Thap Ba ( Pogana Temple ). Pm relaxing on beach.

Overnight in Nhatrang. (B)

http://www.thesummerhotel.com/EN/index.asp 

Day 13: NhaTrang -Saigon ( HoChiMinh city ) no cycling day

Transfer to airport for flight to Saigon , free time for shoping in Sai Gon .Overnight in SaiGon. (B)

http://www.dainamhotel.com.vn/ 

Day 14: Depart SaiGon

Morning transfer to TanSonNhat Airport  for flight home.

Email us for booking this  itinerary:info@bikingvietnam.com,bikingvietnam@mail.com

Tour Cost

Group Size  2 (private tour )  Group tour( 5-14 people)
Price /person 2,575 USD  1,599 USD

+Single supplement = 220 USD

Note: Prices are based per person, double occupancy, with a separate cost for solo travelers. If you are traveling in a group but prefer single accommodations, a single supplement fee applies. Triple accommodations are not available in many of the destinations we visit.

Best time to go

From October to May

Group tour :  maximum 8 people     

 WHAT’S INCLUDED

Sight seeing for visiting per itinerary and permits.

English speaking local cycling tour guide

Accommodations in hotels in Hanoi, and  local hotel around trip as mention with 4 nights in 2 star hotel and 6 night in 3 star hotel, 2 night in 4 star hotel.

Meals as noted : B= breakfast, L= lunch , D= dinner.

Cold drink: water, tea, coffee, juice, Hammer energy, fruit  with banana , mango, apple

Flight ticket Nhatrang- SaiGon

Train ticket: soft sleeper , 4beds/cabin sharing

Airport transfers

Sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary

Ground transportation with mini bus ( 100% transportation stand by ).

Additional guides where necessary .

Basic medical

Bike hire TREK 520 or Surly Cross with maintenance

WHAT NOT: International airfare; meals not noted on itinerary; optional tour; Vietnam visa; insurance other than basic medical ; optional tipping to leader, guides and local staff; excess baggage charges; international airport taxes; cost of medical immunizations; items of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).

Bike Hire: KONA SUTRA, TREK 520, SURLY CROSS CHECK

 

 

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