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    Saigon to Hanoi (VNCY01) 17 Days
    Itineraries: CYCLING ADVENTURES VIETNAM (Saigon to Hanoi 17 Days / 16 Nights)

    Tripe Profile:
    On this classic Vietnam Bike trip, you will develop a deep appreciation for this fascinating country and experience the epic biking trip as you ever. During this biking trip in Vietnam, you will cycle back roads through some of the country’s most beautiful scenery and natural surroundings while breathing the cool fresh air from beaches and countryside of Vietnam. The cycling is moderate and there is full support by our prepared vehicle, allowing tired cyclists to take a rest during the trip.

    Tour Itinerary:

    Day 1/ Saigon (D)

    Meet at the hotel; take a fascinating tour to explore the historical sites of downtown Saigon or Ho Chi Minh, visiting the famous places such as the War Remnants museum and the Presidential Palace. Go to garage for the bike fitting. Having dinner at a local restaurant and our guide will have a trip briefing. Discover the city by a cyclo (rickshaw) or on foot. Overnight in Saigon.

    VNCY01Day 2/ Saigon (B,L,D) (25km cycling)
    After breakfast, transfer out of the bustling city Ho Chi Minh to Tan Phu Trung village; ride  through rubber plantation to Cuchi tunnels site and visit the most famous tunnels in the world, dug by Vietnamese during American war. Overnight in Saigon.

    Day 3/ Dalat (B,L,D) (40km cycling)
    Morning transfer to Dalat. Stop for lunch in Baoloc – a town of tea and coffee in the central region. Ride through plantations and back roads of Dalat.  Overnight in Dalat.

    Day 4/ Nhatrang (B,L,D) (100km cycling)
    Cycle downhill to Cham temples called Poklong Giarai in Phan Rang. This can be called the highlight of this trip, in which you will get an epic road biking experience: long hill climbs and descents/ winding forest roads/ wild scenery/ coastal plains/ pine forest vegetation/ rugged countryside. Transfer the rest way to Nhatrang. Ovenight in Nhatrang.

    Day 5/ Nhatrang (B,L) (no cycling)  VNCY02
    A day with boat trip to islands. Experience the co ast of Nha Trang aboard a boat as we set out in the morning, for our first stop at the aquarium. We then head out to Hon Mun Island where we have the chance for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. From here we continue to Hon Tam Island where you have the choice of relaxing on the beach or for the energetic – there is a choice of water sports. Our lunch stop is at the fishing village of Lang Chai where we have time to explore before boarding our boat back to Nha Trang harbor. Overnight in Nhatrang beach city.

    Day 6/  Tuy Hoa – Phu Yen (B,L,D) (120km cycling)
    Morning with a drive from Nhatrang about 50km. Ride on a well surfaced road that runs alongside the reunification express railroad. You will find the terrain gently rolling with beautiful views of the foothills of the highlands, tribal and rural Viet villages. Downhill en route stop at Dai Linh Beach for lunch. Afternoon ride the rest way to the hotel in Tuy Hoa town, Phu Yen province. Overnight in the local hotel.

    Day 7/  Quang Ngai (B,L,D) (70km cycling)
    After breakfast at the hotel, we transfer about 30km, Cycle through back roads Qui Nhon where we have lunch at a local restaurant; transfer the rest way to Quang Ngai. Overnight in Quang Ngam city.
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    Day 8/   Hoian (B,L,D) (50km cycling)
    Ride to My Lai, the site of one of the worst massacres of the  War, and take a guided tour of the site and museum. Continue cycling into Vietnamese countryside and visit pagoda. Loop back through quiet, rural roads to the main highway. Transfer to Hoi An. The afternoon is free to explore Hoi An.

    Day 9/  Hoian (B) (50km cycling or free)
    Visit My Son, the ancient centre of Cham civilization. Transfer out of town to avoid the highway before cycling along country back roads along the Song Tranh River to Mai Son. Take lunch before spending the afternoon visiting the site. Transfer back to Hoi An in the afternoon. Or a day free in Hoi An town. 

    Day 10/ Hue (B,L,D) (100km cycling)
    Transfer beyond Danang to take on Hai Van Pass and climb 500 metres over 10 kms. After lunch, turn off the main highway and take a coastal side road for 44 km almost all the way to our destination. Energetic riders will make it all the way into Hue. Climb the Hai Van Pass, ride along the peninsular to Hue.  Overnight in Hue. VNCY04

    Day 11/ Train to Nam Dinh (B,L,D) (25km cycling)
    Explore Hue and visit the citadel. Take a boat ride along the Perfume River and visit tombs of the Nguyen emperors. Transfer to the train station. Take  the overnight on the Reunification Express Train to Nam Dinh. Dinner box on train.

    Day 12/ Cuc Phuong national park (B,L,D) (40km cycling)
    Ride through karst scenery of Ninh Binh to Cuc Phuong National Park. Cuc Phuong National Park is one of Vietnam’s most beautiful and important protected areas; The ancient forest contains almost 2000 species of trees and amongst them lives some amazing and rare animals including the Clouded leopard, Delacour’s Langur, Owston’s Civet, Otters and Asian Black Bear! Check in the Cuc Phuong National Park guest house. It is simple and comfort. Guest House Cuc Phuong.

    Day 13/ Haiphong (B,L,D) (40km cycling) 
    Visit center & endangered primate rescue center / Ride backroads , have lunch in Tam Coc and transfer to Haiphong. Overnight in Haiphong.

    Day 14/ Haiphong -  Halong Bay (B,L,D) (30km cycling) VNCY32
    Break fast at the hotel, ride to Bieu Nghi town and a short transfer to Halong Bay. At Halong Port, our cruise crew welcome you on Board Huong Hai Junk, check-in registration
    12h45 : Start cruise
    13h00 : Have lunch on board
    13h30 : A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay, visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island, Dog island, Sail island, visit Sung Sot cave and a swim at Titov beach.
    17h30 : Drinking Vietnamese wine and enjoy sunset
    19h30 : Enjoy dinner on board and free. Accommodation: On best Deluxe Huong Hai cruise in Halong Ba.

    Day 15/ Hanoi (B,L,D) (no cycling)
    Early  risers can enjoy a morning view of Bay’s landscapes. Sitting on ther upper deck we can enjoy the breath - taking beauty of the rocky Islands rising from the crystal-clear waters of the Bay.The quiet is almost eerie, we can hear birds singing, cicadas chirping ashore and the gentle lapping of the waves against our boat, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fresh air & gentle breez, Breakfast at 7h00:  Have breakfast
    7h30 : A morning cruise to visit Man’s head island, Tortoise island, visit Luon cave by small bamboo boat, Bai Tu Long bay
    10h00: Arrange luggage and check-out
    10h30: Have lunch on board
    11h45: Arrive Halong wharf for transferring to Hanoi.

    Day 16/ Hanoi (B,L,D) (no cycling)
    Sightseeing tour including Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum; discover the unknown part of Hanoi Old Quarter and evening water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.

    Day 17/ Hanoi (B) (no cycling)
    Free for shopping. Afternoon transfers to airport for return or onward travel. TOUR ENDS.

    Tour Cost

    Please contact us: info@indochina-adventure.com

    Single room Supplement

    USD386

    Departure Dates

    Guaranteed departures everyday with a minimum group of 2 adults.

    Total Distance

    700+ kilometers

    Number of cycling days

    12 days

    Bike Rental

    USD170 (Trek or Giant) extra charge

    Road Surface

    Mix of paved routes, roads in countryside, through jungles, hillside and valleys, undulate and mountainous terrains, riverbanks. Not on highway 1.

    Support

    All buses with A/C and experienced Driver, one 16 seats regarding group size of less 6; one 25 seats of less 12 or two 16 seats regarding group size of less 12; and one 25 seats plus a luggage van for group size of up to 24.

    Group Size

    Minimum 2. Maximum 15.

    Biking guide

    Experienced English speaking-biking guides with enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Biking guides are first aid qualified and can maintain bikes. Their role is to deliver a safe and enjoyable tour to the clients, they manage the group, co-ordinate the driver and support vehicle, buy snacks and fruit along the way, look out for clients needs. They are cultural guides as well as pure biking…

    Accommodation

    Hotels range from standard to superior classes, guesthouse in Cuc Phuong National Park and overnight junk boat at Halong Bay.

    Food

    Included (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).

    Entrance fees

    Included

    Boat & ferry

    Included

    Snacks, fresh fruits, water

    Provided (daily)

    Safety

    Our people take the best cares & safety for your trip. The first aid kits are provided, one doctor for group size of 16 pax up.

    Photo taking

    You can stop wherever you want for 'Kodak moment'!

    Cycling pace

    Are you a beginner or professional biker? we all care with our best efforts to make your trip superb. Enjoy your riding speed from 10km per hour up to as many more as you can.

    Climate

    Biking all year-round

    What is not included

    Travel insurance, personal expenses, alcoholic drinks, flight ticket to/from Vietnam, visa to Vietnam...and what is not mentioned as above itinerary

    *Notes:
    1- The train from Hue to Hanoi does not running all the times during the rainy season from May to early November. Then, passengers will travel by flight with extra charge USD55 for the airticket.

    2- Selected Hotels As Itinerary:(Notice: hotels are proposed for your consideration only; none of hotels is reserved yet. When we receive official enquiry, we will start to block the hotels. Hotels are subject to change according to the availability, we will then swap for another hotel in the same category if the proposed hotels are booked out. Hotel check in/out is after 12pm, early check in/late check out upon availability).

    INCLUSIVE OF: English – biking – speaking guide, Accommodation as  itinerary, Food as itinerary (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner) (depending on condition of local area, we have picnic for lunch sometimes), Land transport as itinerary (one 16seats van to carry bike & biker), Train ticket Day 11,    Good bikes rental for tour, Water, snacks, fresh fruits, cool towel for cycling days,  First aids care and mechanic for bike, All entrance fees; ferry tickets and boat trips.

    EXCLUSIVE OF: Travel insurance (recommend to have your own travel insurance), Personal expenses (telephone, laundry…), Alcoholic drinks, Visa to Vietnam, Flight to/from Vietnam, Others are not mentioned on itinerary  

     

     

     

     
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