Cu Chi is 65 km northwest of Saigon. The tunnel network of Cu Chi became legendary in the war. It has three levels and stretched over 250km. This excursion trip combines of best cycling routes and spending great time to learn more about the war and the resilience of the Vietnamese. Depart from HCMC: 7:30 am by vehicle with a transfer you to outskirt of HCM. Half-day biking to Cu Chi tunnel in the morning. Then we spend an hour and half to explore tunnel network before we going back to HCM by vehicle. Our team will leave HCM for Dalat tonight so they will meet you at Lien Khuong airport the next morning
Today you will have an early morning flight from HCM to Lien Khuong airport. By arriving at Lien Khuong airport, our team will get you and take you to restaurant for breakfast. Challenge some hills, see daily lives of minority people of Ta Nung village, and Nam Ban, enjoy fantastic views of Ta Nung Village and Nam Ban before we continue bike to Dalat city.
The second day' ride is divided into different levels. The morning is a real challenge ride rolling hills but easily bicycling on flat land in the afternoon. After your breakfast at hotel, we check out for an hour driving by van/bus to rural pine forest, the particular mountain scenery with nice temperature could be a mental stimulation to help you to challenge your cycling skill. After a coffee break and photo taken at Hon Giao peak, you will have a wonderful riding downhill on 30 km to Suoi Loi. In the afternoon, we bike into countryside past sugar cane fields, rice-paddy, thatch houses, local markets to Dien Khanh. We get on van/bus right here for a transfer to Nha Trang city.
Nha Trang is knew with warm weather all year rounds with many attractive sandy beaches in central provinces. It’s also owned many small islands which are fantastic places to enjoy swimming, snorkeling and getting suntan. We leave for a boat trip and to relaxing time on beach after 2 days having beaten up by bikes. We first stop at coral Island so you enjoy swimming and seeing corals. Second, we'll have lunch at mini beach and continue relaxing on beach until we return to the dock. Free to have your own dinners in the evening.
Today we start the ride earlier because from Nha Trang to Quy Nhon is a very long way. Biking paths are flat and beautiful, going through countryside mountain rice fields, fishing village, and salt farms. We'll enjoy a delicious meal at seafood restaurants by Dai Lanh beach. In the afternoon, beautiful rural country back road with some hilly paths across sweet potato plantations, fishing villages and many huge lakes connected to ocean giving you a really nice ride. The rest of the today is a single track by the ocean. Our guides will lead you cycling into tiny fishing villages, riding over small wood bridges, cycling past shelter building with simple materials by salt fields. We'll get on van/bus for Quy Nhon city in late afternoon
Quy Nhon and Quang Ngai provinces owned beautiful coastal back roads in central part, Vietnam. Many quiet asphalt countryside back roads through mountainous areas, some are hilly, flat single tracks by the sea and country paths through rice paddy and the rest are mountain passes. We check out and leave hotel at 7:30 am. It takes about 20 minutes by van/bus to fishing villages. We start a morning ride by the lake of Thi Nai and riding on smooth hilly coastal road, passing white sand dunes, tiny fishing villages, and some little seaside towns. Stop for lunch at seafood restaurant at small town on the way. In the sunny afternoon, peaceful country roads through the countryside and magnificent mountain views, we’ll pass shrimp farms and local farms. Then we ride across coconut plantation amongst villages in Tam Quang Dist before we get on A/C van/bus for an hour driving you to Quang Ngai in late afternoon.
Quang Ngai is known to foreign tourists because of My Lai Massacre which was in Vietnam War. After our visiting this memorial then we start our bike riding. A morning ride is 35 km but it allows us to explore some hamlets of Son My, Son Tinh and Sa Ky fishing port. We’ll continue cycling, we bicycling through cassava root farms, corn farms on hilly single tracks. Our lunch today is at famous chicken rice restaurant in Quang Ngai city. It’s a local specialty chicken rice is well-knows in central provinces. After lunch, an easy bike riding on unique country rural back roads, across ride fields, agricultural villages give you so much time to see buffaloes on rice paddies, bamboo bridges across rivers and they are shortcuts connecting both sides of the river, small lakes. In the late afternoon, we ride past some local factories building wooden boats and ride over Cua Dai Bridge to Hoi An town
Today is free day so you can explore Hoian by your own and enjoy swimming at hotel. Another option is to ride to My Son, mingle with kids on bicycle to school, see activities of local markets, and experience ancient history of My Son and its history before return to Hoi An by vehicle. Lunch will be included if you take a half-day ride to My Son
After an hour driving by van/bus Da Nang city, then you can choose an option; ride rolling hills, challenge Hai Van Pass yourself as you conquer this Pass OR van/bus driving you to the peak of Hai Van Pass. From the Hai Van’ Pass, you could see the big difference of weather between Da Nang and Hue. You are also can see many old American bunkers on the peak of Hai Van Pass. After a coffee break and spending time taking photo of particular scenery, we continue cycling down to Lang Co beach. Enjoy seafood lunch at local by the beach. Then we continue the afternoon cycling onward to Hue. We will do some mountainous riding before we ride off roads to the oceanic countryside into small fishing villages, benefit from spectacular views by the sea. There will be many well-earned breaks along the way to take in the views, experience local life styles.
Hue was the capital of Vietnam before 1945. It holds the treasures of Vietnam's royal past including; tombs, pagodas, typical blend of French and Vietnam’ architectures and historical relics. Before your cycle you will visit the Imperial Citadel, including the Forbidden Purple City. The latter was almost totally destroyed in Vietnam War during the Tet Offensive. Your ride is about 30km through some traditional villages, rice fields, countryside of Hue, stop at some sites; pagoda, bunkers, tombs. Your guide will arrange good restaurant so you try some of the local specialties that graced the Nguyen emperors' banquet tables. Then we get back hotel to have a shower before your guide take you to train station. Sleep a night on Reunification train to Ha Noi
The train will arrived at station around 6:30 am. You are welcomed and will be taken to hotel for breakfast. Today you'll continue your trip without cycling. You will enjoy your pleasure time seeing/visiting the highlights of Hanoi with a full-day tour of the city. We pay a visit Ho Chi Minh' mausoleum (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/ Saturday/Sunday), see the Uncle Ho’s resting place, the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda - all must see landmarks. Then we continue to see the Temple of Literature Hoa Lo Prison before a cycle ride through the Old Quarter. Free to discover Ha Noi city by your own in the evening.
Halong Bay is one of the most amazing natural wonders and its natural beauty with thousands of islands including; beaches, caves, fishing villages on the bay. You are picked up at your hotels at 7:20 am then you enjoy 3 hours on driving by vehicle to Ha Long. Get on board at 11:30 am. Get on board and enjoy welcome drinks. Your guide will make a cruise briefing before we check in cabin then the cruise will start it journey by this time you having a delicious Vietnamese lunch. The cruise will sail to Bai Tu Long Bay, passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Monster Head and Teapot Islets and Thien Canh Son Cave. you will visit and explore the well-hidden Co Cave (known as Thien Canh Son Cave) where you can hiking to the middle of the mountain to see the wild and mysterious beautiful cave, contemplate numerous sparkling stalactites appear like 'hanging lamps’ inside the Cave. After you explore of the cave, you return to the boat and enjoy sunset party on board. The cruise will drop an anchor in the calm water surrounded by islets in Cong Dam. Your diner will be served shortly. There are many activities on boat, entertainments, live music and dancing bar that you can join with another travelers.
Today is the special an opportunity you could admire sunrise on the Sundeck with complimentary tea & coffee are served before you have breakfast. You will have a bamboo sampan rowing boat taking you to Vung Vieng floating fishing village. You are also visit to Pearl Farm to see how natural pearls are created. Then return to Paloma Cruise for your leisure or join one of the following optional activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage etc. Your lunch is on board while the cruise coming back to Hon Gai dock around 11:45 am. You will return to Hanoi by van/bus around 4:30pm. Tour End!