Saigon to Hanoi Cycling Expedition Tour 17 Days
Highlight: Vietnam is a country with captivating scenery and majestic monuments of time gone by. Viet nam country fully reflects the contrasts with bustling, vibrant cities. Whereas, peaceful and quaint rural villages where time seems to have stood still. Enjoy two weeks Vietnam adventure tours to explore fascinating country by your own way. Without a doubt, cycling is definitely one of the brilliant way to explore the alluring country, experiencing excited activities, and enjoy outstanding natural scenery. Admire picturesque cliff limestone mountains in the north Vietnam or swimming in emerald water on crystal sand beach. Tasting fresh seafood in oriental architecture restaurant. Addition to, the cyclist have unique experience in exploring the Red River Delta Civilization in – depth as cycling in and around the quaint villages, meet and talk with local people on the way or spend the time visit mysterious temples passby. Cycling, kayaking and trekking in Halong Bay and Cat Ba National Park is another excited activities in our trip.
Tours at glance
|Tour Code||VN051515 -4||Group size||02 minimum for departure|
|Tour duration:||17 days||Suitability||Moderate – challenging|
|when||Best time for cycling from
mid September – April .
|Start in||Hochiminh city||Terrain||Undulating road, relatively
ascending and steep pass.
|Finish in||Hanoi||Tour style||Adventure cycling|
|Health request||Good health, fitness||Tour cost||Contact with us to get the best price.|
|Bike hire||Include in tour cost||Road condition||mixed off and Paved road, tarmac road,
dirt road, single track trail, village road,
|Departure||Upon request||Arrive in||Upon request|
|Support||Fully support by vehicle||Staff||01 guide for group less 10 people|
|Age of cyclist||12 year old||No of cycling days||13 days|
|Date||Destination||Accommodations||Cycling distance||Include meal|
|Day 1||Hochiminh Arrival||Golden central****||no||B/D|
|Day 2||Hochiminh – Phan Thiet||Saigon – Suoi Nhum ****||85 km||B/L/D|
|Day 3||Phan Thiet– Da Lat||Sai Gon – Dalat****||124km||B/L/D|
|Day 4||Dalat – Nha Trang||The Light Hotel ****||136 km||B/L/D|
|Day 5||Nha Trang – Boat trip||The Light hotel ****||no||B/L/D|
|Day 6||Nha Trang – Quy Nhon||Seagull hotel****||135||B/L/D|
|Day 7||Quy Nhon – Quang Ngai||Quang Ngai Central****||120||B/L/D|
|Day 8||Quang Ngai – Hoi an||Hoi An Riverside****||90 km||B/L/D|
|Day 9||Hoi An Back road||Hoi An Riverside****||45 km||B/L/D|
|Day 10||Hoi An – Hue||Imperial Hotel *****||97km||B/L/D|
|Day 11||Hue countryside& Tombs||Imperial Hotel *****||56 km||B/L/D|
|Day 12||Hue – Night train – Ninh Binh||SE 8 – 04 berths share||70 km||B/L/D|
|Day 13||Ninh Binh – Cuc Phuong||Cuc Phuong Resort****||76 km||B/L/D|
|Day 14||Cuc Phuong – Hai Phong||Huu Nghi Hotel****||54 km||B/L/D|
|Day 15||Hai phong – Halong||Pelican Cruise***||57 km||B/L/D|
|Day 16||Halong – Hanoi||Chalcedony Hotel****||no||B/L/D|
|Day 17||Hanoi – Departure||On Plane||no||B/|
Welcome to Vietnam. Arriving at Tan San Nhat International Airport, Snail Adventure Tour guide and driver will greet and pick you up to the hotel at the heart of HoChiMinh City . Ho Chi Minh City or fomer Saigon with nickname “the pearl of Far East” . Saigon, the largest and busiest of Vietnam’s cities is surely one of the most evocative place names in Asia. The most Western in atmosphere of Vietnam’s cities, Ho Chi Minh City. It is a city of amazing contrasts: elegant new international hotels, exclusive restaurants and trendy bars side-by-side with roadside noodle stalls, street children and vociferous cyclo drivers. Golf courses, bowling alleys and shopping malls vie for space with markets, pagodas and karaoke rooms. Bustling, booming, crowded, noisy – all words that barely scratch the surface of the addictive and often mesmerizing chaos that is Saigon.
And yet there are the elegant colonial French boulevards and buildings, the Cathedral, the riverfront, the quiet moments at a sidewalk cafe watching the world literally go by you at breakneck speed. Arriving in hotel, do check in and have relax by your own. If the time permits, we will spend half day city to visit some highlights of Ho chi minh city such as War Remnants Museum, Sai Gon Central Post office, Independence Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market,, return to hotel for regroup and briefing itinerary before going out for dinner.
After hearty breakfast in hotel,we will start new cycling trip for 12 days to explore the fascinating country with full of highlights includes, stunning scenery, sublime sand beaches , quaint villages and lush green rice fields. having breakfast in hotel,we leave bustle and hustle city behind.. Our shuttle bus take us to Vung Tau on new high way. upon arriving cycling point, we commence riding on back road and tarmac road to Vung Tau city, we ride through rubber and dragon fruit plantations . we also pass some small fishing villages as we make our way to close coast. we will finish the first cycling day in Mui Ne, wonderful and tranquil white sand beach where we can enjoy a swim after a day’ riding and enjoy our first sunset by the sea.
Wake up early to admire sunrise over the beach and enjoy hot coffee in swimming pool for new challenging day. We set our way from the coast and begin our ascent into the Central Highland. Along the way we pass an abundance of coffee and tea plantations as well as flower gardens and pine forests, as we reach higher attitude. Dalat is one of Vietnam’s most amazing city. The influence of the French is prevalent as Dalat was founded as hill station to enable the colonials to escape the heat and chaos of Saigon. The city set around the lake and surrounded by forests, waterfalls and rolling countryside and flower gardens.
Enjoy perfect weather in the morning in Highland City whilst cycling around the lake and turn off on the way to Nha Trang. Our cycling today is mainly downhill as we ride through new Bu Dop and Nui Ba National Park. Here we descend through some rare pine forests as well as some hill tribes villages, which are home some of the ethnic minority poeple who inhabit the highlands of Vietnam. We also ride through fishing village on sealed road and village road to Nha Trang City. On arrival we have time to enjoy a swim and to relax on the beach, which is just cross the road from hotel. In the evening we can enjoy and taste fresh seafood which is grilled on charcoal in local restaurant.
Today is relax day without cycling. We spend the time to explore incredible bay in the morning. The boat take us to Hon Tam and Hon Mun Islands, Tri Nguyen Aquarium, coral island and fishing islands. Swimming and snorkeling to experience the diversity of colorful coral. Taking the boat back to city for lunch . Discovery city and beach by your own. Have dinner in local restaurant/ stay overnight in Hotel.
After having breakfast in hotel, our shuttle bus will transfer us to Vung Ro for cycling day, we commence riding on sealed road and tarmac road to Phu yen city, on the way we enjoy pristine nature and white gold sands as well as fishing farms. We cycle through fishing village, meet and talk with friendly people or say Hello with school kid on the way back to their home. Have lunch in Phu yen. After lunch, we continue riding on scenic route, passing many peaceful villages to Quy Nhon. On arrival we do check in and have relax on the beach.
Start cycling from hotel, we head to the North on the new paved road along the coast. Today is one of the most beautiful day in our cycling trip whilst cycling on scenic route, passing quaint and peaceful village, fishing farms and admire emerald sea water, enjoy fresh seafood for lunch. After lunch meal we keep riding along the coast and fishing village to Tam Quan Bac. Take two hours transfer to hotel in Quang ngai city.
Leave bustling city behind, our shuttle bus will take us to Son Tinh Town where we commence riding through the villages to one of the darkest pages in American War against Vietnam in 1968 – My Lai Massacre. American troops stormed the little hamlets of Quang Ngai Province in the area of Son My and killed over 500 villagers. Most of them were elderly,women, children. Nowadays, a crime war memorial was built to commemorate the victims on 16th’ march 1968. Spending the time to visit and pay tribute to 504 civilians and learn about Vietnamese people history. After visiting this memorial site, we continue to round through Son My villages to Dung Quat industrial area,. Take short transfer to Tam ky for lunch. After lunch we set our way in the North to Hoi AN ancient town. We cylce on paved road, through quaint villages and off the beaten track to Duy Hai district and take boat trip along Thu Bon River to Hoi An. Upon arriving Hoi An , we ride through local market to hotel.
Hoi An, which is a world heritage of Vietnam, has long been a cultural crossroad and remains such a ancient beauty after nearly 300 circles of the four seasons. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.Cycling both in ancient town and rural villages, offer for you interesting challenging. Our trip start in Hotel ride single track, paved road through peaceful villages, water coconut palm trees, canals to vibrant Hoi An Town.take the time to capture remarkable image of Japanese covered roof bridge, Communal houses. then commence to Thanh Ha traditional Ceramic villages, Tra Que herb village and Thuy Linh Lattern lamp shades workshops, back Hoi An for lunch/ After lunch . we ride to Cua Dai for swimming in imposing sand beach. Have dinner and stay in Hoi An Riverside Resort.
Start cycling from hotel through the village and turn off the road along the beach, we enjoy cycling on tarmac road lead to Da nang city, check the gear and fill up water before conquering Hai Van Pass – 12 km on summit.. this is one of Vietnam’S most spectacular road trips. We refresh on the summit with cold drink and tropical fruit before descending 14 km to lang Co beach. Say good bye one of the most amazing beach in the world, we take a short transfer to Da Tuong Pass and turn off our way to Hue citadel, we start cycling on scenic route, passing lagoon and fishing farm to An Bang villages where you can admire and explore incredible architecture temples, tombs and ancestor houses. They are built along the road and around their villages. continue to ride through village to Hue city.
Following to breakfast, you will cycle leisurely to explore Hue city and citadel and royal to Imperial Citadel and & tomb Architecture. Hue is one of the main cultural, religious and educational centers of Vietnam. So far, Hue remains to be the only originally historical vestiges city in Vietnam. Many of Hue’s attractions are found along the banks of the romantically named Perfume River with 11km length. This valuable construction includes more than 100 architectural works, which are the reflection of the life of Emperors and mandarins under Nguyen’s reign.
Spend half day city tour by ride to explore and visit Hue Citadel, Tu Duc and Khai Dinh museum as well as Hue Countryside. Have lunch in local restaurant to taste Hue royal cusine. Our driver will transfer you to Hue Train Station to catch express train to Ninh Binh city. Stay overnight on the train with 04 cabin – with air-condition.
The train pull you to Hanoi at 4h30am, Our shuttle bus will meet you and transfer to Hotel for taking shower and having breakfast . following to breakfast, We start pedaling from Hotel to Hoa lu ancient capital and Van Long wet land reserver, on the way you are rewarded by extraordinary kark mountain ranges and staggering ride paddies. Arriving Van Long Wet Land Reserve, you definitively excited at outstanding limestone mountains, picturesque scenery.We have lunch in Van long Restaurant. After lunch, we continue to ride along corridor of Wet land Reserve to Cuc Phuong National Park, through villages and rice paddy dotted with marvelous lotus lakes.Arriving Cuc phuong in Late afternoon, we do check in and have cold beer break. Dinner and stay in Cuc Phuong Eco Resort or Guest house in National Park.
You will be awake up by sounding of birds and monkeys around in early morning, Sipping hot coffee and delicious breakfast in restaurant, we start another enthusiastic day by transferring through National Park ( 18 Km), enjoying fresh air inside National Park, arriving at the bottom of Forest, we commence to ride back road to the Gate, on the road we try our legs by some stiff pass, arriving in front of gate, spend 45 minutes to visit prime rescue Centre and Turtle Conservation Center .then we continue to ride back road to Trang An Nature Beauty and Tam Coc area,. Stop for lunch at Anh Dzung Restaurant . After lunch, we spend 3 hours to transfer Hai Phong city, arriving in Hai Phong late evening. Do check in and relax by your own . Dinner in local restaurant and stay in Huu nghi hotel.
Have delicious breakfast in hotel, we start cycling from hotel through City to Northeast direction, cross over bridge and then cycling on pumpy road, through countryside, vegetable garden, peaceful villages to public ferry where tributaries of Red river separate HaiPhong and Quang Ninh Province. We go to the land of Quang Ninh Province,keep going to Bieu Nghi T junction with High way 18 and tranfer to Halong Bay. Arriving in Halong Bay, you will check in and take cruise to explore Halong Bay.
12:00 Check-in at Tuan Chau Marina, Tuan Chau Island. Embark on Bhaya Classic for a Welcome drink followed by a cruise briefing.
13:00 Savor a delicious Vietnamese buffet lunch as Bhaya Classic heads east to Vung Vieng.
15:30 Visit Vung Vieng by local rowing boat (1 hour) then return to the vessel for free time at your leisure or join one of the following optional activities: Kayak around the limestone mountains or swim near the Bhaya.
17:30 The vessel cruises back through the bay to its overnight anchorage near Ho Dong Tien. Happy Hour (Buy one get one free) & Vietnamese cooking demonstration on the Sundeck (if weather permitting)
19:30 Sumptuous set-menu seafood dinner on board.
21:00 Enjoy the movie or join our staff at the reception for squid fishing.Overnight on board Bhaya Classic.
06:15 Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea and coffee are served.
07:00 Bhaya Classic weighs anchor to cruise through the Bay passing beautiful spots like Trong (Drum), Trinh Nu (Virgin) and Me Cung Caves, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc.
08:30 Explore Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave.
09:30 Return to Bhaya Classic. Buffet brunch is served onboard. The vessel cruises leisurely back to harbor.
10:30 Onboard check out and return to the habor by tender.
10:45 Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina. Return to Hanoi.
15:00 Arrive in Hanoi. End of program.
Have breakfast in hotel and free shopping until departure time to airport. We finish our service and thank you very much for joining cycling tour with us
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English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
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A/C transfer/ and transporttion
Van or bus supported during the cycling times.
Truck supported for the group size from 6 and above.
Trek mountain bikes – 4300 with disc brake and helmets
Boat trip in Nha Trang and Halong Bay
Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
Bike tour pump, bike tools, spares tubes, spare bikes
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Cold water box, small fresh towel.
Mineral water for drinking
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