OVERVIEW

An excellent opportunity to explore and savor Vietnam to the fullest awaits. Whether winding through the bustling backstreets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, or venturing along tranquil country roads in Mai Chau and Ninh Binh, or discovering historical landmarks in Hue and Hoi An, biking offers an authentic and vibrant perspective. So why not hop on a bicycle and join us on an adventure to conquer misty mountain passes and breathe in the crisp air of verdant countryside?

Highlights
  • Ho Chi Minh house, vibrant old quarter, street life in Hanoi
  • Magnificent landscape of Ha Long Bay
  • Stunning scenery of Mai Chau & Ninh Binh
  • Ancientry of Hue & Hoi An<
  • Secluded bay Quy Nhon & marine life in Nha Trang
  • Beautiful Da Lat and busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Rewarding views from top of passes on the way
  • Great local interactions
Trip Length: 16 days | Trip Style: Romance getaways| Trip Theme: Honeymoon | Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City
Places visited: Hanoi-Mai Chau-Ninh Binh-Hue-Hoian-Quy Nhon-NhaTrang-Dalat-Ho Chi Minhcity
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Itinerary Details

Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

Welcome to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Get picked up at the airport and transferred to hotel downtown. The rest of your day is free at your leisure. With colorful shops line in the maze of little streets of the Old Quarter dotted with bars, café and mossy temples, charming colonial buildings along tree lined boulevards, tranquil lakes and very hustle life, Hanoi is one of the most exciting places to discover in Asia. Soak up with sights, sounds and taste the local cuisine that Hanoi is famous for.

Overnight in hotel in Hanoi centre.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private airport transfer
hotel
Hotel in hanoi
Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

Take a walking tour of to visit the Ho Chi Minh memorial complex including the mausoleum and his humble stilt house to learn about a big Vietnamese character, his influence to the Vietnam modern history. Nearby is the One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049 by King Ly Thai Tong, one of the most iconic architecture in Hanoi. Continue with a discovery to the Temple of Literature, the first university in the country where, for incredible more than 700 years, Vietnamese intellectuals were educated and names of those received Doctor Laureate still remain on huge stone steles that stand on turtle’s backs.

In this afternoon you will have a test ride through back streets of Hanoi to the stunning country villages nearby.

Enjoy evening at your leisure.

(Cycling distance: 25km)

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & dinner
hotel
hotel in hanoi
Mai Chau cycling, Vietnam
Mai Chau, Vietnam

Depart from Hanoi and travel west by bus to Luong Son. Jump up your saddle and cycle past spectacular karst cliffs and lush valleys along the way to Cun Pass. Enjoy the breath taking view and continue up and down hills on scenic road dotted with traditional villages and green farms with a support bus is available at any stage to pick you. Mai Chau, a beautiful valley surrounded by high mountains is home to beautiful White Thai minority villages and is the closest place from Hanoi to enjoy the typical hill tribe culture.

Take a walk or a ride around the village for sightseeing and perhaps join with local in their farming work. This evening, after an excellent home meal you will take part in a local dance and music performance. Overnight in local house on stilts.

(Cycling distance: 70km)

Summary of inclusions

Breakfast, lunch&dinner
hotel
local house in mai chau
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Say goodbye to your local hosts and get transfers to Man Duc where you will start your ride through lush paddy fields and jagged limestone escarpments of the region to the ancient rainforests of Cuc Phuong National Park. This is the foremost and largest national park in Vietnam and is home to rich fauna and flora system.

Paddle through the jungle along the little road to the NP centre; visit to the Cave of Historic Men before check in bungalow and enjoy your sleep in the sounds of the jungle.

(Cycling distance: 80km)

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
accommodation
Bungalow in CuC Phuong national park
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Get transferred by bus to the gate of the NP. Visit to the Primate Rescue Center where endangered monkeys from illegal trade and hunting are rescued and cared before they will be released back to their jungle home.

Continue on the ride along Hoang Long River dyke to ancient capital of Hoa Lu, the place famous with limestone mountains on spectacular country scenery. Visit the ancient temples dedicate to great Kings of the Dinh and the Early Le Dynasty from 10th and 11th century. This evening you will take overnight train to Hue. Overnight on train in AC soft sleeper cabin.

(Cycling distance: 50km)

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast&lunch
accommodation
AC sleeper
Hue, Vietnam
Hue, Vietnam

Arrival in Hue, Vietnam's former capital and treasure of royal past. For more than hundred years, Hue was home to Vietnamese kings and their families. Today, this relax town bears in it innumerable royal relics and ancient architectures that harmoniously combined with natural beauties to create a unique heritage.

Cycle across the Perfume River to Hue's Imperial Citadel, where you will explore this sprawling complex, rich with history, on foot. Continue your ride along the Perfume River bank to the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda with its seven storeys Phuoc Duyen tower, a symbol of Hue and then cycle out along stunning country landscapes to the Mausoleums of Minh Mang and Khai Dinh.

Back to Hue centre in the afternoon and this evening enjoy the delicious flavors of Hue cuisine at a local restaurant.

(Cycling distance: 45km)

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & lunch
hotel
Hotel in hue
Hue beach, Vietnam
Hue, Vietnam

Get bus transfer to Lang Co Beach where you will enjoy lunch and swimming on pristine beach before taking a big ride up to conquer the Hai Van Pass and be rewarded with stunning coastal view. Continue free wheels downhill to Da Nang and keep cycling your way to Hoi An passing China beach. Declared as a World Heritage Site, Hoi An is a quaint little town lies on the bank of Thu Bon River that captures people by its charms of ancient architectures and relaxed atmosphere. From 17th to 19th century, this place was one of the major seaports in Asia where merchants from different corners of the World gathered for business. Surviving from upheavals of the country, Hoi An remains intact and now is one of the biggest attractions in the country. The town also known as the shopping paradise with lots to see and buy especially tailor made clothes.

The rest of the day is at your leisure to wander around the town for sightseeing and perhaps enjoy a traditional massage or indulge yourself with some fantastic shopping.

(Cycling distance: 70km)

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & lunch
hotel
Hotel in hoi an
Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An cycling, Vietnam

Cycle your way on little paths though stunning country villages, visit to local farms and local home for local interaction. Later you will take a boat cruise on the Thu Bon River and enjoy spectacular scenery of locals fishing with traditional unique tools that used for centuries here.

The other time of the day is to relax by swimming pool or enjoy your wander in Hoi An town.<

The Hoi An beach, 4 km away from town, with white sand and warm blue water is a great place to enjoy sun and sea.

(Cycling distance: 25km)

Summary of inclusions

tour activity
hoi an cycling
meal
Breakfast
hotel
Hotel in hoi An
Quy Nhon, Vietnam
Quy Nhon, Vietnam

Goodbye Hoi An and get transferred to Quang Ngai for a visit to My Lai, a place where the US troops massacred the whole village of civilians in 1968 during one of their campaigns for Viet Cong. After lunch, cycle your way along the stunning coastal road less traveled to the beautiful beach and bay of Quy Nhon. Support bus is available to pick you at any stage on the way.

The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax on the beach.

(Cycling distance: 75km)

Summary of inclusions

tour activity
Quy Nhon cycling
meal
Breakfast & lunch
hotel
Hotel in Quy nhon
Nha Trang cycling, Vietnam
Nha Trang sea, Vietnam

Travel along the coast to Nha Trang passing breathtaking scenery of spectacular lagoons, beaches, fishing villages and mountains cliffs. The ride gives you chance to view closely and more detailed to the local life and the country’s natural beauties.

With its dozen kilometers white sandy beach, consistent good weather and blue sea that is home to some best snorkeling and diving sites, Nha Trang, once referred to as “Canes of the Orient”, is a famous beach city in the country.

The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy swimming on Nha Trang beach and perhaps let a masseur soothe away sore muscles.

(Cycling distance: 70km)

Summary of inclusions

tour activity
Nha Trang Cycling
meal
Breakfast & lunch
hotel
Hotel in Nha Trang
Nha Trang island tour, Vietnam
Nha Trang island, Vietnam

Today you will have a boat trip on Nha Trang bay to visit some of the nearby islands. Start with a visit to an island fishing village where you will walk through a local market, interact with local people and enjoy a round bamboo basket boat rowing. Continue to a marine protected area where you can swim in the clear warm water and enjoy snorkeling to discover the colorful coral reefs. The remainder of the day is at your leisure on beach.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast &lunch
hotel
Hotel in nha trang
Dalat, Vietnam
Da Lat, Vietnam

Get transferred past the busy traffic of Highway 1 to Phan Rang. You will have a stop to visit to the Po Klong Garai Cham towers, one of the most impressive remaining Cham towers in the country. After that, you can choose to start your ride from here on flat road for roughly 40 km or get transferred to the bottom of the Ngoan Muc Pass for a mountain conquer ride.

The road is winding and steep but but it is possible to conquer all the climbs with a steady pace, determination and good use of gears! If you're not so physically inclined then the support bus will be available for a lift. Once you get to the top, you'll be rewarded with magnificent views of mountains and lush green that fills your vision. After a short break and enjoying the view you will continue your way to Da Lat.

With beautiful temperate weather, stunning lakes, elegant colonial buildings, palaces and pagodas dotted on hillside among green trees and blossoms, Da Lat is one of the most delightful destinations in the country. It is also the base to explore the pristine land and culture of minority groups in the region.

Check in hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure wandering around the town.

(Cycling distance: 55-90 km)

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast &lunch
hotel
Hotel in da lat
Cycling Dalat, Vietnam
Dalat market, Vietnam

Jump back on the saddle and explore the city on your bike. Visit to the King Bao Dai’s Palace, a summer palace for the last king of Vietnam; Hang Nga crazy house, a special architecture that crazily combines between modern art and the call of the nature; the Old Da Lat Train station and then the Truc Lam Zen Pagoda overlooking to the beautiful Tuyen Lam Lake.

Free for the rest of the day to explore the Da Lat market and enjoy the walk around the Xuan Huong Lake.

(Cycling distance: 30 km)

Summary of inclusions

transportation
dalat cycling
meal
Breakfast
hotel
Hotel in da lat
Sai Gon, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

After breakfast, get transferred out the town. Get back on the saddle and cycle mainly downhill along stunning mountain road. Enjoy your ride through the winding Bao Loc Pass and the support bus takes us the final leg into Ho Chi Minh City.

Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city and a commercial hub of the country that characterized by a vast array of sights and sounds with people rushing about their life from early morning until midnight. The city contains in it a fascinating blend of old and new, East and West and is home to great local cuisine.

Enjoy evening in one of flash-light bar in Saigon central streets.

(Cycling distance: 30 km)

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast
hotel
Hotel in ho chi minh city
Cu Chi tunnels, Vietnam
Cu Chi tunnels, Vietnam

Get transferred out of teeming traffic of Saigon and cycle your way along the back road to Cu Chi Tunnels passing rice paddies, rubber plantations, green orchards and local villages.

Cu Chi Tunnels is one of the most famous war relics in Vietnam and the World. This underground city stretches over 2 hundreds kilometers in the soil of Cu Chi district, about 75 km northwest of Saigon. Divided into three levels within a complicated system of rat-hole-like tunnels, there were living rooms, fighting bunkers, hospital, military workshops and cinemas with air filters, airtight covers, booby traps and sentries were all part of the system. This was the stronghold of Viet Minh and Viet Cong during the anti French and American Wars… It is the chance for you to creep into a tunnel to experience how the Vietcong lived and fought during this time and learn more about Vietnam War as well as how strong people’s determination can be.

After lunch, continue cycling along country road to Trang Bang and take a cut across country land by to Duc Hoa. Bus transfer to Saigon in the mid afternoon.

(Cycling distance: 60 km)

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast & lunch
hotel
Hotel in ho Chi Minh city
Sai Gon, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

Today marks the day of your departure. Take some time to unwind and enjoy yourself, or perhaps go on a shopping spree, before making your way to the airport for your flight back home. Have a safe journey!

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast
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PRICE & TERMS

PRICING IN US DOLLAR FOR PRIVATE TRIP PER PERSON BASED ON TWIN/ DOUBLE SHARING:

Number of Persons 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 12 13 - 15 Single supp
Price Please contact us for best price upon your travel date, number of travelers and specific needs

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Water & cold tissue in car
  • Cellphone for use during your visit
  • Government taxes & Service charges

Exclusion

  • Other services than mentioned
  • Visa & International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Bank transfer fee if any

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IMPORTANT NOTES

Tour itinerary:This tour itinerary is designed based on local travel conditions, logistics and availabilitis of transportation between visited destinations. It is for you to see how the trip should go, what you can do, see and enjoy during the trip. The itinerary can be tailored by adding more of desired visitng destinations, activities or removing any you do not like to meet your travel time frame, style, budget and expectation the best.

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Payment:A deposit of 30% of total price is needed to initiate the tour booking after the itinerary is finalized. The balance for the trip is due 15 days prior to your arrival.

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Travel documents:You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip. Travel Authentic Asia accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the failure of clients to obtain appropriate documentation.

Travel insurance:It is your responsibility to get your own international travel insurance and read the insurance policy before you travel and ensure that the insurance scheme provides with the requisite level of cover. Insurance should cover personal accident and medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation, baggage loss, and cancellation or curtailment of vacation. In some cases, travelers may have pre-existing medical conditions which their travel insurance company will not cover.
Other than local travel insurance(s) included in sightseeing tickets at sites, Travel Authentic Asia does not provide any kind of travel insurance on the trip except required and paid separately from the tour price.

Weather: The weather in this part of Southeast Asia is varied depening on the region and season. In the winter time from Nov to Feb, the temperature in some area such as North Vietnam, especially mountainous areas can be as low as 2-4 Degree Celsius (35 Degree Fahrenheit) and pretty cold. Other parts can be warm with temperature up to 36 Degree Celsius or more (96 Degree Fahrenheit). So, to know the weather condition of destination you visit, please consult our travel consultant or you can check it here on our website

What to take: What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. It is advisable to have your backpack or suitcase with wheels. An overnight bag with a shoulder strap or little backpacks is convenient to carry water and a camera etc for day trips. Warm clothes and light jacket are needed for the North Vietnam and northern Lao during the winter time from November to March. Sunblock, swimsuits and a light raincoat is advised all year round.

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