Day 1: Arrival - Ha Noi ( D )
Arrive in Ha Noi. Meet your guide and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner at the local restaurant , Overnight in Ha Noi.
Viet Hotel 3 *
Day 2 : Ha Noi ( B , L , D )A full day City tour of Vietnam 's capital including such sights as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum , the Temple of Literature , the Lake of the Restored Sword and the Old Quarter. In the evening: enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. Overnight in Ha Noi.
Viet Hotel 3 *
Day 3: Ha Noi - Lang Son (165 km) ( B , L , D )
Leave Ha Noi early in the morning for Lang Son, nestling on the Chinese border, 150km north of Ha Noi. Travel by bus and bike. Transfer to hotel on arrival and in the afternoon visit the colourful market, Tam Thanh grotto and Tien Pagoda. Overnight in Lang Son.
Hoa Sim Hotel 3 *
Day 4: Lang Son - Cao Bang (135 km) ( B , L , D )
Leaving Lang Son after breakfast, head northwest by bus and bike through the spectacular mountain landscape to Cao Bang. Transfer to guest house on arrival and in the afternoon visit Pac Bo Cave. Overnight in Cao Bang.
Bang Giang hotel
Day 5: Cao Bang - Ha Noi (270 km) – Hue ( B , L , D )
Return to Ha Noi by bus and bike and transfer to the station for the overnight train to Hue . Overnight on train.
Livitrans express train ( 4 persons / A/c cabin )
Day 6: Hue ( B , L , D )
Arrive in Hue mid-morning and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon cycle to the Imperial Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda, on the banks of the Perfume River . Overnight in Hue .
Asia hotel 3 *
Day 7: Hue - Hoi An (135 km) ( B , L , D )
Hue was the capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty of emperors from 1802 till 1945. In the morning cycle to the elaborate mausoleums of Emperor Tu Duc and Khai Dinh along the banks of the Perfume River . Leave Hue in the afternoon for the ancient trading port of Hoi An 120km to the south via the spectacular Pass of Ocean Clouds . Arrive in Hoi An late afternoon and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.
Indochine hotel 3 *
Day 8: Hoi An ( B , L , D )
Leave Hoi An after breakfast and cycle to the sacred Marble Mountains where caves contain dozens of Buddhist shrines. Stop off at Da Nang to visit the famous China Beach , once a 'rest and recreation' resort for American servicemen. Return to Hoi An for lunch and spend the afternoon discovering the delights of Hoi An's historic town centre or perhaps cycle to Cua Dai Beach 5km away. Overnight in Hoi An.
Indochine hotel 3 *
Day 9: Hoi An - Qui Nhon (280 km) ( B , L , D )
It is just under 300km down Highway One to Qui Nhon. Travel by bus and bike as the scenic highway follows the coast southwards. Transfer to hotel on arrival in Qui Nhon. Overnight in Qui Nhon.
Saigon Quy Nhon Hotel 4 *
Day 10: Qui Nhon - Nha Trang (240 km) ( B , L , D )
Continue down Highway one by bus and bike to Vietnam 's premier beach destination, Nha Trang. Overnight in Nha Trang.
The Light 3*
Day 11: Nha Trang ( B , L , D )In the morning take a cruise on Nha Trang Bay to visit some of the offshore islands with time for swimming and snorkeling. Return to shore after a seafood lunch. Afternoon cycling around Nha Trang to visit the 9th century Po Nagar Cham Towers, Long Son Pagoda with its enormous Buddha statue and the interesting Dam Market. Overnight in Nha Trang.
The Light 3*
Day 12: Nha Trang - Phan Thiet (250 km) ( B , L , D )
Leave after breakfast by bus and bike for Phan Thiet breaking the 250km journey at Phan Rang to visit the spectacular Po Klong Garai Cham Temple. The landscape between Phan Rang and Phan Thiet changes to an arid semi-desert with sandy soil and prickly pear cactus. In Phan Thiet turn off to the Mui Ne Peninsula with its sandy white beaches and swaying coconut palms. Overnight in Phan Thiet.
Day 13: Phan Thiet - Ho Chi Minh City (200 km) ( B , L , D )
A morning free to relax at the beach or perhaps explore Mui Ne and its spectacular sand dunes. Leave after lunch for the final 200km passing through dense rubber plantations before reaching Bien Hoa and the outer suburbs of Ho Chi Minh City . Transfer to hotel on arrival. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City .
Liberty 3 – 3 *
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi - Ho Chi Minh City (120 km) ( B , L , D )
A morning City tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals, takes in the former Presidential Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, a lacquerware factory and Thien Hau Pagoda in the City's bustling Chinatown. In the afternoon visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City .
Liberty 3 – 3 *
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City departure ( B )
At leisure until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for onward flight.
GUARANTEED DEPARTURE & STATUS
Tour Package Includes
- Accommodation based on twin sharing occupancy at hotel
- Meals as indicated in program,B=Breakfast , L=Lunches ,D=Dinner
- Professional English speaking guide (other languages upon requests)
- A/C transfers and transportation.
- Boat trip mention in itinerary
- Pump, bike tools, spares tubes, Spare bike , Mountain Bicycle ( Gaint or Trek bike 13- 27 speed )
- Cold water box, small fresh towel , bike helmet
- All entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated in the program
- Service charges, rooms tax and handling fees
Tour Package Excludes
- Visa stamping fee
- Travel assurance
- Mineral water beyond that supplied
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
- Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
- Tips and gratuites
- Personal expenses and other services which are not mentioned in the program.
- International air tickets and airport departure taxes
- Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program
- Optional excursions
Special offers :
- Mineral water drinking.
- Seasonal fruits.
- Fresh tissue and some fruits while touring !
What to bring :
Sun Block , Wide brim hat, Camera + Film, Comfortable shoes, Rain Gear , Warm clothes in winter, Original Passport, Bike Helmet ( compulsory ), Small backpack , Shoes and shorts for cycling ,Sunglasses , Gloves , Professional Pedal ,Insect repellent ,Wide brim hat ,Bike water bottle (if you don't want to use Indochina Bike Tours'sbottle)
Glide down hills, through villages and fields to experience the north to south's wilderness.
Minor program changes are sometime necessary, depending on road conditions and weather.
This itinerary allows for seven field days on the cycling section. You will be able to decide for yourself at any time during each of these days how far you want to cycle. Average daily cycling distances are approximately 40 -100 km. These distances may vary according to weather, road conditions and group fitness and preferences. This is a sightseeing cycle tour, not a marathon or time trial.
BEFORE YOU GO INFORMATION