Wildlife Lovers: Biking to Nam Cat Tien Park

Introduction


 

Tour details

Price
USD $345.00 345.00
Tour code
VBR: HCM - 2A - VCT - 1
Duration
Number Of cycling days
2 days
Single supplement
55.00$
Average distance per day
30km
Bike Hire
US$30
Total cycling distance
75km
Destination
Ages to ride
18 years old
Tour meets
Tour ends
Small group
04
Large Group
16
What's included
Private A/C vehicle takes up all cyclists, luggage
Truck to carry all bikes
New Giant MTB, wheel size: 27.5" hydraulic brake
Helmets, new bottles of water
All entrance fees
All entrance fees, boat rides
B= 1 Breakfast, L= 2 Lunches , D= 1 Dinner
Daily cold water, snack, fresh fruits, facial tissues
1 night, double room/ twin room
Pick up at/ drop off at hotel
Bike mechanic
English speaking guide throughout the tour
What's not included
Personal travel insurance
Other personal expenses
Single supplement
Visa to Vietnam
International Flight
Drinks are not included with any meal

Full Itinerary

Day
1
Saigon - Tri An Lake - Phu Cuong - Nam Cat Tien

Cat Tien is an ideal tropical park to spend exploring nature, wildlife with trekking and cycling. Many trips for bird watching and sightseeing the wetland of crocodile lake. This is a place we stay a night before travelling to Dalat- the honeymoon city. We set off the early morning at 7:00 am for the smoothest journey without traffic jams. After two hours, the vehicle drives, we will pick up the bikes in the countryside village in Tri An rual Dist, Dong Nai province. We pick the bikes, 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 a bit late lunch. After lunch, we relax on a vehicle drive one hour and a half to Nam Cat Tien Park.  experience wildlife. In the afternoon, take enjoy a motorboat ride on the Dong Nai River, admire the fantastic view, see many kinds of birds, cormorants, macaques and civets on the trees along the peaceful River. It is excellent timing to wildlife on waterways through forest and lovely sunset. Back to the hotel, join the night spotting tour by jeep to see wildlife that people rarely see. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight in the park.

Forest Jungle Lodge
Lunch/ Dinner
25 - 45km
Hilly - Easy/moderate
Kiwi standing on oval
1 hour boat ride on Dong Nai River
Day
2
Nam Cat Tien - Dao Tien Island - Ta Lai - Saigon

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have a jeep transfer of about 9km, where you hike on jungle trails to crocodile swamp. This wetland is a beautiful lake surrounded by the jungle and home to many crocodiles. You will immerse yourself in the beauty of the diverse flora species found in the park. Take a break, view the peaceful natural landscapes, walk along with endless photos, return to the hotel, check out for a bike ride. We ride along Dong Nai River to Ta Lai Ethnic village, where you will explore the history and tradition of the Ma, Stieng, and Tay ethnic groups. Then we follow small tracks through rice paddies, volcano rocks and foothills. We keep on biking the undulating back road, past chilli pepper, coffee plantation and finally, we end up the ride at a rural village near high way—lunch en route. Return to Saigon in the late afternoon. 

Breakfast/ Lunch
25km
Hilly - easy/ moderate

More Info

Vehicles

Private Support Vehicles

2 to 4 riders in a group


There is only one A/C 16 seater van to take up all riders, luggage & suitcases, and bikes. There are four rows of seating for passengers on the A/C 16 seater van. Two people sit on each row. The third row is for luggage and suitcases. The last row of seats will be folded up, so all bikes will be uploaded here.



A medium group tour: from 5 to 7 people


There will be two vehicles to support riders on the entire trip. One 16 seater van to take up all riders, luggage & suitcases. Another truck to carry all bikes, spare bikes, tool kits, icebox to keep cold drinks, and so on



A large group tour: 8 to 14 people


One minibus to take up all riders, including luggage & suitcases, and one truck to carry all bikes, spare bikes, water, cold drinks, and snacks...Iceboxes




A group has more than 15 riders and more than 20 people


We provide two vans and one minibus, and one truck to escort large groups of riders and help ensure their safety. Our pro guide will motivate a team with support vehicles to bring the best services to riders.


27.5 Giant MTB bikes & Trek Hybrid Touring Bikes

1. There are 60 pro MTB bikes and hybrid MTB bikes and available in store and they are ready for all cycling tours


MTB Bikes for kids: wheel size 20", 24" with  suspension seatpost. Kid heights: 120cm, 130cm, 145cm


Pro Giant Mountain Bike - 650B/ 27.5" wheel size


27.5" Pro mountain bikes are use for off-road cycling; on dirt track and hilly single track narrow paths and also country back roads.


27.5" wheel size and MTB tires 27.5" x 1.95 is the best choice and suitable and good for challenge and technical mountain biking. 


1 - Good quality and lightweight Alloy MTB 27.5" frames 


2 - 27.5" Rockshox XC30 , 100mm travel, manual lockout


3 - SR Gel saddle - Very soft and comfortable for riding


4 - Deore Shimano Group set


5 - Shimano hydraulic disc brake


6 - Shimano Deore hubs - 32 holes


7 - 27.5" Alexrims disc brake rims - 32 holes


8 - Maxxis Cross Mark 27.5 x 1.95 - Good quality and suitable for both on road and off-road riding


9 - Soft grips


10 - FSA sealed bearing headset


11 - Cycle Track, massive MTB flat pedals with sealed bearings


12 - All bikes are well-maintained by Mr Van and his team




2. There are 25 Trek hybrid mountain bikes available in our store.  Hybrid bike tires 700 x 38- Good choice for a long trip: Saigon to Hanoi and Hanoi to Saigon


Hybrid bikes are use for an off-road cycling through countryside, dirt track and but working on muddy road. Its really good for touring a long trip, it moves faster and easier. Hybrid bike gives you an easy to pedal uphills, smooth bicycle riding on quiet concrete paths and country back roads. The best choice to challenge mountain and serious hills


1 - Good quality and lightweight alloy hybrid frame


2 - 29" Rockshox XC30 , 100mm travel, manual lockout


3 - SR Gel saddle - Very soft and comfortable saddle


4 - Deore Shimano Group set


5 - Shimano hydraulic disc brake


6 - Shimano Deore hubs - 32 holes


7 - 29" Alexrims touring rims, disc brake - 32 holes


8 - Schwalbe CX Comp 700 x 38 - Good quality and suitable for both off-road cycling and touring a long trip


9 - Soft grips


10 - FSA sealed bearing headset


11 - Cycle Track, massive MTB flat pedals with sealed bearings


12 - All bikes are well-maintained by Mr Van and his team




 

 
 

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Thanks again for organizing a great trip on the weekend, many good memories and photos will be taken back to Australia with Mary and Carolyn. 29 Oct 2011

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