Set-off an early morning and travel by van/bus to spectacular World Heritage site of Ha Long located in the Gulf of Tonkin. It takes about three hours and half. There is thousands of Islands with many famous caves, grottos and sandy coves. Board a boat and cruise the bay, exploring island caves, enjoy swimming. Dinner on board, enjoy live music and at dancing bar and spend a peaceful night on cruise.
Enjoy sunrise with tea, coffee before a breakfast serving. A visit floating villages by bamboo boat, stop at some Pearl Farm before returning to the cruise. Your lunch is on board while the cruise move slowly back to Hon Gai dock. The cruise trip will finish it journey 11:45 am. You will relax on van/bus driving back to Hanoi city around 4:30pm. Check in hotel. Free on your own time to explore Ha Noi in the evening. 2 days/ 1 night Paloma cruise itinerary.
Leave Ha Noi early for Dong Hoi by air.Our guide will pick up you and take you to airport. You are met by our cycling team in Dong Hoi and your lunch will be served at seafood restaurant. We start the afternoon with riding on some coastal roads before we turn left into rural villages; pedal on dirt track, passing tiny villages, through jungle before we ride on hilly back roads along mountain areas to west Ho Chi Minh trails through rubber plantation. Then we follow small track by river to Phong Nha.
The most beautiful cave of Phong Nha is Paradise and Phong Nha and Dong Son Doong caves. We will explore Paradise cave including mud bathing and zip lines to another cave. Enjoy delicious lunch at local before we return to hotel. Enjoy your own time until you dine with guide
Depart from hotel at 6:30AM, Starting riding from Phong Nha, cycle on back roads through Phong Nha national park before we stay on Ho Chi Minh trails along border of Laos all the ways Khe Sanh. The smooth marrow road through jungle surrounding with mountain ranges of Truong Son. Challenge many serious hills and see breathtaking views through jungle along mountains and valley. Stop at old Ta Con airport before checking in the hotel
We start the morning with a visit to the airport of Ta Con, Khe Sanh combat base, the where relics of the war are exhibited, and see the airstrip used to transport troops and supplies, and where to this day nothing will grow. We ride through spectacular scenery, mainly downhill, from the Laos border to Dak Rong River. We cross the bridge and ride along the river and what was considered the southern part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. We ride on hilly back roads along river; passing many small villages of tribal and little towns before we reach to A Luoi.
Today’ ride is not very long distance but some trails through jungle, rivers and small hamlets are the ways to enjoy the most beautiful scenery. We stop for lunch at local before we ride to Minh Mang tomb. After we pay a visit and learning history of Nguyen Dynasty, we carry on our ride through countryside of Hue; passing many ancient houses, old pagodas, see old style of Hue before private vehicle taking you hotel for checking.
The former capital of Vietnam is Hue today. It holds the treasures of Vietnam's royal past including; tombs, pagodas, typical blend of French and Vietnam’ architectures and historical relics. You will visit the Imperial Citadel including the Forbidden Purple City which was almost nearly destroyed in Vietnam War during the Tet Offensive. Then a short transfer takes you out of Hue. In the morning, your easy ride is to explore villages, local life style, ancient houses, and traditional old living style of older generation all the way from Thuan An beach to Tu Hien rural Dist. In the afternoon, we begin to challenge our ride on hilly back roads to Lang Co beach. After lunch, we continue to ride up to Hai Van Pass then ride downhill to town of Da Nang. The rest of the day is on private vehicle to Hoi An.
Free day to explore Hoi An by your own.
On your cycling adventures is such a beautiful day. The ride divided into two sections. In the morning, you will have a pleasure biking on countryside back roads, through farm land, see working buffaloes and cows on rice paddies, riding over small wood bridges, see thatch house along rivers. Your lunch is in town of Tam Ky. In the afternoon, the ride will continue from Chau O, we follow hilly back roads though jungle and villages to Son My memorial.
Quang Ngai and Quy Nhon have many challenged hilly back roads and mixed single tracks through fishing villages, mountainous countryside rice paddy fields, salt fields and many sandy beaches. Many back roads are hilly and flat and some are little hills so you could challenge yourself by pedaling up. After your breakfast at hotel, a transfer by van/bus fishing village by the sea where you will rock and roll on quiet coastal back roads to Quy Nhon
The distance between Quy Nhon to Nha Trang is very far and it is very hard for you to ride all the ways. Your bike guide will cut off some and choose the best for the ride of today. Check out the hotel at 7:00 am and enjoy scenery on vehicles for an hour to Ganh Do, Ganh Hao where the ride begins today. Ride on long wooden bridge to cross huge lack before we ride on trails through fishing villages, pass sweet potato field, tapioca fields, rice paddy and fishing villages to Tuy Hoa city. Depending on your cycling ability and time, our guide could figure out and would tailor make a short route or long routes as to be at the hotel before dark.
After breakfast, a transfer by vehicle takes you to countryside of Dien Khanh. We take an easy bike ride to explore villages by river, ride pass sugar cane farms, rice paddy fields on paths through beautiful countryside along mountain to Khanh Vinh. After lunch, we ride 30 km on A/C van uphill to the peak of Hon Giao. Then we cycle back roads through valley, pine forests, breathtaking views to the peak which is about 1500m above the level sea allow you to conquer many hills.
The highlight of morning biking is ride down hill on 20 km from Suoi Vang to Lam Ha via Ta Nung. Stop for coffee break after we ride downhill. Then we turn right cycling on gentle hilly back roads pass coffee plantation before we ride down another hill for lunch. After lunch, we go Nam Cat Tien by vehicles. If time permitted, we ride in the afternoon, ride cross vegetable, cashew fields then cross Dong Nai River on suspension bridge to the park.
Cat Tien comprises an area of lowland tropical rain forest. The 72,000-hectare park is one of the outstanding natural treasures in Vietnam, a true jungle, and the hiking, mountain biking and bird watching here are the best in the south of the country. At weekends and public holidays it gets busy with domestic tourists – it's worth calling ahead to book the most popular excursions. After having breakfast, we start to trek into green forest with local guide for 2 hours and half then we check out for heading to HCM city by vehicles. Stop for lunch on the ways to HCM. Tour End!
We select the best paths, single track and country back roads for our cycling tours. Mostly, routes are paths, single track that are too small for vehicles. Country back roads are less traffic which A/C van could support riders. Vietnam Backroads offers fascinating cycling tours to discover this diverse country. Bicycle touring from the capital of Ha Noi or Ho Chi Minh City to central coastal provinces and west Chi Minh trails along mountain ranges are our top bike tours in Vietnam. Its the best way to meet locals, to enjoy breathtaking views and to receive an extremely warm welcome from the hospitable locals. You will travel through colourful fishing villages, green rice paddy fields, across mountain ranges and through the jungle, ride rolling hills and pedal up the the peak of Ha Van Pass. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long and exlpore Hue Citadel and Hoi An ancient town. In general, mixed of roads; single track, dirt track are rough and but asphalt country back roads and coastal back roads with smooth surface allows you touring the Charm of Vietnam.
There are 2 main seasons; dry and wet. The dry season in south of Vietnam from Nov to late April or May. The wet season is from from May through to Oct.
Central Seaside Provinces of Vietnam
With two sub-regions, coastal lowlands and central highlands as east coastal provinces and west central highland. The coastal area is usually dry and hotter than the rest in the summer from April to October.
Central Higland in Vietnam
The Central Highlands in particular enjoys nearly double the average rainfall of the country. Two biggest towns in this plateau, Dalat and Pleiku, are ideally cool throughout the year.
East west & North West Vietnam