VIETNAM CYCLING HOLIDAY

13 DAY(S) ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

Hanoi - Cuc Phuong - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Halong - Hue - Danang - Hoian - My Son - Nhatrang - Dalat - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta

Let's visit must-see sights of Vietnam in a very different mode - cycling. Our journey pass though World Heritages sites, river deltas and beaches

Highlights

  • Cycle in Cuc Phuong area - home to breathtaking and unspoiled  limestone mountains and rainforest
  • A leisure boat trip in Ha Long Bay – one of the world’s new seven wonders 
  • Pedal through the tranquil villages at Mekong Delta and enjoy fresh fruit breaks
  • Relax at Nha Trang beaches and join water activities like snorkeling, diving, parachuting or sailing
  • Let yourself be amazed by Dalat's incomparable beauty with winding roads, pinewoods, waterfalls, farms of tea and coffee

Itinerary in Brief

  • Day 1 - Day 4
    Visiting Hanoi and picturesque Tam Coc caves from rowing boat, biking from Tam Coc to Hoa Lu thru rural paths and fields.  
  • Day 5 - Day 8
    Exploring by biking quiet royal city of Hue, boutique Hoian Ancient town, relaxing at beaches in Danang and Hoian.
  • Day 9 - Day 11
    Enjoyment of countryside visit at Nha Trang and Dalat.
  • Day 12 - Day 13
    Cycling in exciting Saigon and contemplating aroma and peace of the Mekong delta countryside. 
VIETNAM CYCLING HOLIDAY

Inclusion

  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Land transportation by air-con vehicles
  • Cyclo trip around Hanoi Old Quarters
  • Bike rental and biking equipments
  • Boat trips and admissions as mentioned in the program
  • Accommodation based on Twin-shared room with breakfast
  • Private room on shared cruise in Halong Bay
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (no drinks)
  • Drinking water during the touring day (2 bottles/person/day)

Exclusion

  • Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
  • Visa services (Visa approval letter/Visa stamp fee/ Visa fast track)
  • Early check-in/late check-out/ room upgrade surcharge
  • Other meals, Drinks, and personal expenses (phone call, laundry, tipping etc.)
  • Any services not mentioned in the program
  • Optional Tours

Welcome to Vietnam! 

The tour guide of THREELAND TRAVEL will welcome you at Noi Bai airport; it takes us 35 minutes driving to the centre of Hanoi to check-in hotel. Let’s have an overall view of the capital by a “rickshaw” visit, which will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop at Ngoc Son Temple located on the Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake), and at Quan Thanh Taoist Temple. Dinner and overnight in Hanoi. 

Please note: Hotel check-in time is around 14:00.

Optional: You can try your bikes today visiting all these sightseeing points.

Brekfast at hotel. After that, we set out for our trip to Cuc Phuong National Park, which lies about 130km South of Hanoi and is a typical limestone area and rainforest with an impressive variety of animals and plants. Carefully reserved by Vietnamese government, Cuc Phuong maintains itself as home to some spectacular primates including gibbon, langur, macaque and some fantastic birds including red-collared woodpecker, limestone wren-babbler and fork-tailed sunbird. Half-day cycling in the park under the umbrella of century-old trees to explore the forests and trails within the Park’s karst ecosystem will give you unforgetable memories. Overnight at the Cuc Phuong Guesthouse.

After breakfast, we will leave Cuc Phuong for a short ride to Hoa Lu ancient capital with old temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le reigned in 10th century. Discover the lowland with 3-hours cycling through rural villages and ricefields before having lunch in Tam Coc. After that, we take a 2-hour boat trip round an area, where spectacular limestone karsts jutting out from green paddyfields remind about Guilin (China) and Halong Bay of Vietnam, which gives this scenery the name “Halong-bay-on-land”. Late afternoon back to Ninh Binh for overnight.

After breakfast at hotel, we leave Ninh Binh for Halong with stop at Haiphong seaport. Visit Du Hang pagoda, the centre of Buddhism in Haiphong and stroll around the centre of the city. You have chance to admire “the Red River delta” in its best color and scent in the new-rice planted time in January, and in harvest crops in March, April and November. Upon arrival in Halong, we’ll take a big boat to cruise the Bay to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay, created by thousands odd-shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes. After a lunch of fresh seafood on board, we can visit the Surprising Grotto, stop for swimming or kayaking, passing floating villages and approach islets to enjoy their beauty in close distance. Back to the boat for dinner late afternoon. Evening attend activities on the boat or relax at your own leisure. Overnight on the boat near Titov Beach. 

Please note the program may be little varied upon the cruise you choose. Only Vietnamese & International food available on the boat.

You should wake up early to enjoy the dawn on the sea in the early morning. The Vietnamese call the "East Sea" by a point-oriented name "Eastern Sea", so you may guess how miraculous seeing the sunrise over the islets of the Bay. After breakfast our boat will continue to cruise in marvelous areas, where almost each islet has its own name, adopting its shape or reminiscent like Sail Island, Fisherman’s head rock, Butterfly rock or Turtle islet etc. Take the shuttle bus back to Hanoi. You will then be transferred to Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi to take the late flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue.

 

Breakfast at hotel. Being recognized by UNESCO as the 1st Cultural World Heritage for Vietnam, Hue is highlighted by the old royal architectural works and low-paced lifestyle. We will have a full-day easy cycling around with morning discover the charm of the city, including the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum and Dong Ba bustling market. After lunch in a garden-housed restaurant, we will continue riding to visit the Tombs of King Minh Mang and Tu Duc - two best-reserved monuments of the Nguyen Emperors since early 19th and early 20th centuries. Overnight in Hue.

After breakfast and check-out hotel, we will depart to Thuan An beach where we start cycling along the countryside roads stretched in the peninsula between the sea and lagoons. After 3-4 hours cycling through the fishing villages we will cross the river by local ferry, then take our support van to Lang Co, one of nicest beaches in Vietnam, where we could have fresh sea foods and cold beer. Enjoy our lunch and you can take a quick sunbath or swimming before taking an ascending ride to Hoian via the Hai Van Pass (Ocean Cloudy Mountain Pass) with stunning panorama view of mountain and sea scenery. Dinner in Hoian on your own account. Overnight in Hoian.

After breakfast at hotel, we will depart from Hoian to My Son, where we can discover the hidden treasure of the Cham culture that was once brightfully developed in the area of nowadays Central Vietnam. Thanks to the mysterious values of the Cham Towers themselves as well as its construction, My Son had been designated by UNESCO as one of the five World Heritages in Vietnam. Cycle back to Hoian for lunch. Afternoon we will take the ferry over Thu Bon river to the more remote villages on the other river bank. Just one kilometer from Hoian bustling town, we will discover a tranquil area with boat-making factories, bamboo bridges, local sampans and fishing villages. Pedal on small tracks through ricefields to the rivergate where we take another ferry back to Cua Dai beach. Stop for relaxing time on the beach before return to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for a short flight to Nha Trang, one of the best beaches in the world. We will have the rest of the day at leisure with sunbath, swimming and seafood. You can take part in many beach activities available in Nha Trang, including snorkeling, diving, parachuting, sailing to the islands and remote places. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Breakfast at hotel. After that, we will depart from Nha Trang to Dalat, with sight-worthy and photogenic landways adorned with pinewoods, waterfalls, farms of tea and coffee, and the Picturesque Mountain Pass. Getting the elevation of 2,000m with 40km along a winding road, most cyclists face the challenging ascending and temperature changes while getting rewarded with the most spectacular scenery view. Enjoy picnic lunch under the pinewood forest shade before transfer back to Dalat with the bus. This city is named "the jewel of Vietnam Central Highlands", featured by a park-like environment and lovely temperature 15°-24°C and year-round sunlight, which make the city a magnet for all kinds of travellers, from young honeymoon couples to elder people seeking leisure. If time permits, we will have short city tour or take a horse cart round the hilly roads of Dalat to its graceful Xuan Huong Lake. Overnight in Dalat.

Breakfast at hotel. You will then be transferred to the airport for a short flight from Da Lat to Saigon.

Upon arrival in Saigon, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to the city center for lunch at a local restaurant. We start the city tour at the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace are the colonial-styled Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Our last destination for today's tour is the China Town, actually the largest one in Vietnam, with Thien Hau pagoda and Binh Tay market. Overnight in Saigon.

Breakfast at hotel. We then begin our day with boat trip in Cai be floating market held on the river everyday for vendors’ daily trading, especially of tropical fruits and local specialties. After lunch, we will take the ferry to Long Ho peninsula and start our 3-hour cycling with river matrix. We will pedal through tranquil villages, with bamboo fences surrounding and and fruit gardens. Take some stops for relaxing, try fresh fruits picked from the trees, coconut candies or tea. Return to Cai Be by boat, then take the bus back to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.

Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure until transfer to airport for your home flight. 

End of services.

Please note: Hotel check-out time is around 12:00.

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