Ho Chi Minh is the country's largest city. The primary economic centre of Vietnam, it is also an emerging international destination, with famous landmarks related to remnants of its history showcased through its architecture. A central transportation hub, the city hosts the Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the busiest airport in Vietnam. We should depart from hotels at 7:00 am to avoid traffic jams. As we are leaving HCM as earlier, the weather is fantastic for us to explore the stunning scenery. So you will spend more time exploring the stunning countryside, beautiful villages on the back roads, after 1.5 hours by vehicle towards to Trang Bom Dist, Dong Nai province. The morning ride is lovely cycling as you riding through different rural areas, through a rubber plantation, ride paddy fields, teak tree plantation, tapioca plant fields, and passing tiny rural villages along the way to Gia Kiem Dist. By cycling in the afternoon, we will be along the Dong Nai River, visit locals families on the tracks, pass Ta Lai village, and take a ferry to Nam Cat Tien. An early departure at 7:00am for the smoothest journey without traffic jams. After two hours, the vehicle drives, we will pick up the bikes in the countryside village in Trang Bom, and ready for off-road. We ride through the beautiful landscape; villages, farmlands, foothills, a small beautiful lake, jungle, and view Tri An lake before a big stop at Pilgrimage Center Immaculate Conception Mountain Bend. Visit the large area by bicycle and enjoy mountainous lake views before we bike to highway 1A, Phu Cuong, where we transfer for lunch. After lunch, we will enjoy today's best mountain biking routes. We pedal along the river, foothill rice paddy, beautiful countryside of Ta Lai, the Ethnic Village, and you will explore the history and tradition of the Ma, Stieng, and Tay ethnic groups. Then, ride a quiet back road along Dong Nai River. Check-in, the hotel
Nam Cat Tien is the largest park of lowland tropical rainforests in southern Vietnam. This is a great place to get back to nature to enjoy peaceful landscapes and relax for a couple of days. Breakfast at the hotel in the morning, we have a boat ride on Dong Nai River to Dao Tien, the Monkey Island. It's the Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Center, where you can find many naturally releasing primates. Many of them had been victims of unlawful wildlife trades but now protected carefully in the forest. Then we go back to the hotel to do check out. Then we carry on our bike adventure; from the park, we ride on the dirt track to sub-Nam Cat Tien forest via Dak-Lua, the lush eco-system of a semi-evergreen forest and wetland-flooded evergreen forest. We will stop to bike in the rural village of Ma Da Gui for a transfer to the next town for late lunch today. After lunch, we relax in our vehicle driving to Dalat in the late afternoon. Dalat, the capital of Lam Dong Province in southern Vietnam’s Central Highlands, is centered around a lake and golf course, and surrounded by hills, pine forests, lakes and waterfalls. Known as the “City of Eternal Spring” for its distinctive temperate climate, Đà Lạt was developed as a resort by the French in the early 1900s, and many reminders of its colonial heritage remain.
Phan Rang is famous with Thap Cham towers, and a part of the Champa Kingdom dates back to the 11 century. Champa people is best known for the many brick sanctuaries- Cham towers. They constructed throughout the south. The most incredible collection of Cham art is in the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Danang. The town located by the sea and well-known with Ninh Chu beach where we stay tonight. This is a long day of the spectacular challenge mountain passes, hills in central highland down to farmland in the seaside province of Phan Rang. We start from a rural area of Dalat, after an hour of vehicle transfer. We ride on country back roads, passing greenhouse, flower garden, ride through pine forest, challenge some gentle hills, stopping at Da Nhim Lake- a hydroelectric power station, on the way, you can enjoy nature and beauty of central part of Vietnam. Views the impressive beauty of mountain ranges before we ride down the beautiful descent. Ride through grapefruit plantation, rice paddy fields, farming villages, local workshops producing grape wine. Visit one of Cham Tower – Thap Cham before a short transfer takes us to a hotel by the beach.
Today’s morning ride will start from the hotel. We cycle on the beautiful coastal route, and we ride past salt fields and rustic villages that considered the homeland of grapes in Vietnam. We stop at lush green farmlands and ocean villages, visit grape orchards, try fresh fruits and see the locals making grape wine. Then we passed salt fields before we challenge some small hills and ride through Nui Chua forest, feeling with break taking views, enjoy spectacular mountain scenery on the ocean back road to Vinh Hy Bay. It's a beautiful road for us to ride rolling hills, rainforests and stop at a Binh Hung fishing village for a seafood lunch. There is vehicle transfer in the afternoon, and we ride intensely into rural areas that grow mango fruits and other fruit orchards before we ride down on quiet ocean routes to Nha Trang.
Nha Trang is well known for its sandy beaches, boat trips, and scuba diving; with the beautiful Bay widely considered among the world's most beautiful bays, it attracts many tourists every year. It depends on your travel schedule! You can stay in here a couple of days before fly home OR continue travelling up north of Vietnam. After breakfast, enjoy your own time for shopping until the airport transfer. Tour End!