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TRAILS OF VIETNAM CYCLING TOUR

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Tour Code: VNAD-17
Tour Route: Hanoi arrival - Halong bay - Hanoi - Hue - Hoi An - Kon Tum - Pleiku - Buon Me Thuot - Dalat - Mui Ne beach - Ho Chi Minh - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi tunnels - Ho Chi Minh departure
Tour Duration: 18 days / 17 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture, Adventure
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Hanoi arrival
Day 02: Hanoi city tours
Day 03: Hanoi - Halong bay
Day 04: Halong bay - Hanoi - Hue
Day 05: Hue city tours
Day 06: Hue - Hoi An
Day 07: Hoi An
Day 08: Hoi An - Kon Tum
Day 09: Kon Tum - Pleiku
Dau 10: Pleiku - Buon Ma Thuot
Day 11: Buon Ma Thuot - Dalat
Day 12: Dalat city tours
Day 13: Dalat - Mui Ne beach
Day 14: Mui Ne beach
Day 15: Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh
Day 16: Ho Chi Minh city tours
Day 17: Ho Chi Minh - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi tunnels
Day 18: Ho Chi Minh departure
DETAIL ITINERARY
DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL
Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi center. Free to explore the town. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Meals included: None
 
DAY 02: HANOI CITY TOURS
AM: Pick up at Hotel. Drive to the historic complex of Ba Dinh. Visit Ba Dinh Square, where The Late President Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnams Independence on 2 September 1945, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and continue to the One Pillar Pagoda, the must-see monument in Hanoi. It is an ancient Buddhist pagoda, built in the early 11th century in the reign of King Ly Thai Tong, all construction supported by only one pillar, resembling a Buddhist lotus.Tran Quoc Pagoda. Quan Thanh Temple.
PM: After lunch, visit Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature - The first Imperal school in Vietnam) built in 1070 during the dynasty of King Ly. Enjoy 1 hour cyclo tours around the Hanoi City's old quarters and the traditional water puppetry show. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 03: HANOI - HALONG BAY
Morning depart for Halong bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 04: HALONG BAY - HANOI - HUE
Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Visit Dong Trieu ceramic and pottery village on the way. Arrive in Hanoi at 04:00 pm. Free at leisure until transfer to the Hanoi Railway station for overnight train to Hue. Overnight on train.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 05: HUE CITY TOUR
Arrive Hue in the morning, we are met and transferred to the hotel. After breakfast at hotel, we are introduced to our support crew and our bicycles. Each bike is then adjusted and fitted according to individual needs. After a short briefing on Vietnam traffic and some rules of the road, we will warm up our muscles with a short ride to visit Hue Imperial City, Forbidden Purple City. Return to Hue for lunch. In the afternoon, we cycle to Tu Duc Tomb. Time permitting, we can further the ride to Thien Mu pagoda which is on the other side of Perfume River. Cycling distance: 35km (warm up with bus assistance). Overnight in Hue.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 06: HUE - HOI AN
We drive out of the city then start cycling along the Highway No 1 to Lang Co beach. Have lunch in Lang Co. After lunch, we drive to the top of the Hai Van Pass, admiring the wonderful views as we ride to Danang, then by bus to Hoi An. Arrive Hoi An in mid afternoon. We enjoy an orientation walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Assembly Hall, the 200 year old Tam Ky House, and the Japanese covered bridge. Hoi An is the perfect place to have some clothes tailor-made. There are many tailors, who vary greatly in quality and price. Silks are a good buy here. You may also want to join one of the many cooking classes available to learn how to prepare authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An. Cycling distance: 70km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 07: HOI AN FREE
Full day at leisure in Hoi An. With Cua Dai beach a close 5km from town it is a perfect place to spend the day. Half day option: You can follow your tour leader for a ride along the paths and lanes to smaller villages near the town. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast
 
DAY 08: HOI AN - KON TUM
Today is a more challenging day as we leave Highway 1 and head inland towards Kon Tum. We will cycle only part of the day, along undulating roads with stunning photographic opportunities. We will ride past many remote villages, tropical forests, over bridges and along quiet but scenic roads. Arrive Kon Tum late in the afternoon. Overnight in Kon Tum.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 09: KON TUM - PLEIKU
We leave Kon Tum by bus to get out into the countryside and start another spectacular day of cycling. Today we have gentle rolling hills all day making the cycling easy. We have time to observe the simple daily life of local people as we pass numerous small villages and rubber plantations. Arrive Pleiku mid-afternoon. Free for personal exploration. Overnight in Pleiku. Cycling distance: 60km.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 10: PLEIKU - BUON ME THUOT
Our ride today is on an excellent road. We part cycle along Highway 14, take in 197 kms of undulating and scenic highlands. We pass by coffee plantations and national parks on our way to the largest coffee city in the Central Highlands, and the capital of Dac Lac Province. Overnight Buon Me Thuot. Cycling distance: 70-80km.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 11: BUON ME THUOT - DA LAT
Drive out of town. Start our cycling on fine roads with little traffic. The road is narrow but quite good, the view, with its vast coffee and rubber plantations, will take your breath away. It’s a bit of workout as we slowly climb up to Dalat, a mountain-top town, long favoured as a destination of travellers. We leave the warmer temperature behind as we pedal into the cooler climates of Dalat. Overnight at hotel in Dalat. Cycling distance: 70-80km.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 12: DA LAT TOUR
Today there is a cycle tour round Dalat visiting: Dalat Botanical Park: 2 km from the center, a collection of a good number of flowers, orchids and plants. Dalat Railway Station: 3 km from Dalat Botanical Park, the oldest and probably the nicest railway station of the Indochina. Chinese Pagoda: 2 km from the Museum, located on a hilltop, famous for its 3 big wooden statues originated from the museum, located on a hilltop, famous for its 3 big wooden statues originated from Hong Kong. It is also possible to visit the Magic table (which can turn itself when people put their hands on and concentrate) Bao Dai’s Summer Palace: 3 km from Chinese Pagoda, where the last Emperor of Vietnam - Bao Dai stayed and and ruled his Vietnam from 1949 to 1954. A good place to learn more of Vietnam history. Crazy House: 1 km from the Palace, an architecture that can not be explained nor described, just come and see! We then cycle into the countryside for a bit of local life. Overnight at hotel in Dalat. Cycling distance: 40km (with bus assistance).
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13: DA LAT - MUI NE BEACH
Cycle from hotel to challenging the very straight down hill in the wellknown Pren. Stop at chicken viilage of K’Ho ethnic minortiy. Get in the bus for a drive to Ta In town and then Luong Son town. Set the bicycle again for cycling to hotel in coastal route. This offers wonderful ocean views with a climb up some quiet roads through rolling hills and remote minority villages. Have lunch in a local restaurant. Continue cycling to Mui Ne. Arrive Mui Ne mid-afternoon. We say goodbye to our support crew and bicycles. Free to relax on the white sandy beaches of Muine. Overnight at Mui Ne beach.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 14: MUI NE BEACH
Mui Ne is a palm - shaded bay boasting a booming hub of beach resorts in Vietnam. The best season lasts all year round (Sunshine and blue sky). Full day free at leisure in the resort or on the beach. For the more active, golf is available nearby. Overnight in Mui Ne.
Meals included: Breakfast
 
DAY 15: MUI NE - HO CHI MINH
Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, picked up and drive to Ho Chi Minh (250 km, 4 ½ hours). Free upon arrival. Have our farewell dinner together at one of many famous restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 16: HO CHI MINH CITY TOURS
Breakfast at the hotel. Start a sightseeing tour to the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame cathedral, the Old Central Post Office. Tour of Chinatown and Thien Hau & Quan Am pagodas. After seeing the Emperor Jade Pagoda and the War Remnants Museum we end the city tour with Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sale. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 17: HO CHI MINH - TAY NINH - CU CHI TUNNELS
Breakfast at the hotel. Driving west to Tay Ninh, head quarter of Cao Dai region. On arrival we attend the fantastic mid-day temple service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. On the way back a stop for a visit Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, accommodation, etc. and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. Driving back to HCMC. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 18: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE
The trip concludes this morning in Ho Chi Minh city. A transfer to the airport will be arranged if your flight is leaving today. End of services.
Meals included: Breakfast
INCLUSION & EXCLUSION
Inclusion
Exclusion
  • Hotel accommodation on twin/double room sharing with daily breakfast
  • One night on deluxe junk on Halong bay
  • Private transportation with A/C on tour
  • Overnight train ticket from Hanoi to Hue on 4 person per A/C cabin
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fees
  • Bike and maintenance
  • English speaking guides
  • All meals list in the itinerary
  • Mineral water per pax per day
  • Vietnam visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals and drinks not mentioned
  • All international flights to Hanoi and from Ho Chi Minh and airport taxes
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tipping/gratuities for local guides
  • All optional programs
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
PRICE

Tour cost is upon your request !

You are interested in of this tour, please feel free to contact us at booking@asianatravel.com.vn or info@asianatravel.com.vn. One of our staffs will contact you within 24 hours when we receive your request.
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