Halong Bay is a recognized UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, and it's world well-known and attracts a million travelers worldwide. The bay is beautiful and famous for its stunning landscapes, with spectacular limestone mountains rising from emerald waters formed thousand years ago. Thousands of islands have many famous caves, caverns, and sandy coves. We depart from the Hanoi capital at 8:00 am for Ha Long Bay, which takes 3.5 hours to drive. There are some stops at the Sao Dao Center for a coffee break. Sao Dao is a handicapped workshop. With a short break at this workshop, we could see how different the patient's job is upon arrival at Halong Bay, welcomed by the captain and cruisers to check inn. Enjoy a seafood lunch when the cruise starts—view Ha Long's spectacular World Heritage site in the Gulf of Tonkin.
Following the 2 days/1 night planned itinerary, the cruise will return to the harbor at 11: 45 am, say goodbye to the crew, and enjoy private car drives back to Ha Noi. Check-in at the hotel free to explore Ha Noi City by your own
After you picked up at 7:30 am, our private vehicle will transfer you to Xuan Mai, southwest of Hanoi. Unload all bikes and adjust the saddles before today' ride starts. Ride on a back road, passing many peaceful villages, local markets, temples and pagodas, rice paddy fields, beautiful countryside of Huong Son. After lunch, we continued riding on the back road, crossed the bridge, and cycled on the paved road, passing rice paddy and countryside village to Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve. Enjoy beautiful limestone mountainous scenery and quaint villages before a transfer to Cuc Phuong National Park in the late afternoon.
A great day ride and fantastic scenery along the way with many highlights; Cuc Phuong national park, pineapple plantations, and a loop ride to explore the scenic beauty of Tam Coc, visit many caves, and Bich Dong Temple. Enjoy one hour and a half on a small rowing boat (as usual – many stops for photos could take 2 hours) to admire the beautiful through rice fields, limestone karsts, and Tam Coc caves.
After breakfast, we ride through the rainforest to the heart of the national park, so we will discover nature, life, and a fantastic variety of wildlife. Stopping at Endangered Primates Rescued Center; many species of animals. Then we will continue cycling on back roads to Tam Diep—lunch en route, and we will explore mountainous villages to admire the magnificent limestone of Tam Coc before one hour and a half relaxing on a rowing boat. Take a short drive to the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to Ninh Binh's rural village and begins the day to Nam Dinh, on quiet roads to Phat Diem Cathedral. Spend time learning about the architectural blends of Eastern Buddhism and Western Catholicism. Following is lunch in town, then we continue cycling to Nam Dinh with its amazing lush green paddies and scenic landscapes that the region offer. There will be many stops along the way to see beautiful pagodas. Then we have a short transfer to Nam Dinh town. Check in the hotel, rest until dinner, and board on the night to Hue.
The Reunification train arrives at Hue's railway station around 6:00 am, meets Vietnam Cycling Tours' team, and stops at a nice restaurant for breakfast. Take a tour of the Purple Citadel of Hue, Vietnam's former capital of the last Nguyen Dynasty, constructed in 1804 and faced the Perfume River. The Forbidden Purple City is where the eunuchs, concubines, and royal servants are allowed. We will learn about the history of the feudal royal Nguyen Dynasty of 12 Lords and the modern history of Indochina and the Vietnam Wars.
After lunch in town, we check in the hotel, and ready to experience lifestyles, and hidden charm villages by bicycle.By the afternoon cycling, we’ll visit local workshops, royal tombs. Stay a night in Hue.
We have a short vehicle transfer to Thuan An local beach to bike toward Hoi An. This fantastic biking offers folk scenery, villages with endless local royal culture, and a sleepy mountain photo opportunity. Then, following the narrow concrete paths, we cycle through traditional villages and pass many old temples and former Mandarin houses before exploring the local life along lively lagoons. We cycle along tiny fishing villages, shelters, and little fishing boats. Lunch at Lang Co beach. Stop at the peak, and look over Lang Co Bay's breathtaking scenery before a transfer to Hoi An.
A free day to explore Hoi An acient and stay on beach
Begin with a short transfer to a small fishing village on the other side of Thu Bon River. Next, we bike on shaded roads and enjoy the scenery of rice paddies, bamboo bridges, and country villages surrounded by bamboo trees before we reach Truong Giang River. Great opportunity to see the daily lives of locals living in the area for generations; two to three generations live together in the same house along the river. The paths are mostly flat with smooth concrete surfaces. Enjoy the most lovely rural landscape with experience culture. There is plenty of coffee breaks and stops along rural villages to find your way like a local. Take your easy ride along the river; we cycle along the countryside paths, view the small fishing boats, see buffaloes help farmers working on farmlands, see ox carts along the old hamlets, and cross rivers by local ferries. We have a vehicle transfer to Son My village. Visit the memorial before going to the hotel by vehicle to check-in.
There is another fantastic day! As the wind is pushing you today! Enjoy lovely quiet coastal back roads and breathtaking views of mountains along with the way. We start today's ride heading south from the hotel along the coastal road after an hour's vehicle transfer to Pho Chau village, Duc Pho District. We first cycle to the untouched coastal countryside with views of small fishing villages and beautiful local beaches. We then stop at a tiny fishing village, see plenty of bamboo fishing boats, and ride past farmlands and some local markets. We'll meet many friendly locals in the rural and small markets. Then we continued our bike adventure on a small bridge Fishing Port of Tam Quan, where several colorful wooden boats anchored. Stop for photos before we cross Tam Quan to rice paddies and coconut plantations before rolling small hills down to beautiful coastal routes.
There will be a vehicle transfer at noontime to avoid heat after lunch, and it is also suitable for us to cut off some to choose the best paths. It's a fantastic time to enjoy coastal backroad mountain biking. Ride on the undulating road through fishing villages, mountainous countryside, rice paddy fields, salt fields, and many sandy local beaches along the scenic route. We pass a quaint and peaceful fishing village where you can admire the emerald seawater. Plenty of small sandy beaches along the coastline, so we could stop at any time to enjoy swimming if you wish! Seafood lunch is well-prepared at fishing villages. Then the ride continues toward Quy Nhon on the beautiful coast, past dune, through the peninsula; finally, we cross the Thi Nai bridge to Quy Nhon City.
We commence the day's ride after driving on the beautiful coast road for an hour. Upon arrival by the River, we bike 1km on the small wooden bridge connecting to tiny villages among coconut trees. Enjoy ocean views, see colorful circular bamboo boats at small fishing villages, then explore rustic farms at Da Dia Reefs. The seashore area is about 100 meters wide and 250 meters long, with an estimated 35,000 columns of basalt rocks. The rocks are dark lava columns with roughly flat surfaces of different shapes - round, pentagon, hexagon, polygon, etc. Stopp to take a walk down the areas for a short break and have a photo taken.
As planned, we cycle on narrow pathways along the local beaches and pass by some little markets to the lively lagoon. Another opportunity is to admire hundreds of floating fish farmings on the lagoon. Afterward, the ride continues, crossing the rivers and exploring idyllic villages on undulating paths, passing colorful ancient temples and pagodas.
View the landscapes of nature through sweet potato fields, tapioca fields, and rice paddy in Tuy Hoa City. After lunch in Tuy Hoa City, we enjoy 2.5 hour transfer to Nha Trang.
Da Lat is a small town in the Central Highlands region. The city is well-known for its variety of delicious food, sweets, cauliflowers, artichoke, thousands of flowers, etc. It is located 1,500 m (4,900 ft) above sea level on the Langbian Plateau. The French started to build the resort with the first wooden hotel in 1907. Later the railway station, power station, church, and so on were constructed.
After breakfast, the support vehicles take us to the countryside of Dien Khanh. We take a leisurely bike ride to explore villages along the river, past sugar cane farms, rice paddy fields, foothill farmland, and old French Villas. Make some stops at the sites and coffee breaks at markets along bike routes. Next, we carry this on paths through beautiful countryside along the mountain to Khanh Vinh. After lunch, we enjoy a vehicle drive of 29 km on a winding road through the mountain range with views of valleys and tropical rainforest to the peak. Follow the mountain road up and down with some small hills to Bidoup - Nui Ba National Park. Finally, we have a transfer to Dalat -Honeymoon City.
In the morning, visit the Bao Dai King’s Summer Palace, the last king of Vietnamese feudalism, then spend 30 minutes seeing the Crazy House before a tour on the train from Dalat railway station to Trai Mat village. Immerse into lovely rural villages on an old train through green countryside, passing greenhouses, flower gardens, coffee plantations, and artichoke fields... After a short break, walk through the village, and stop at a beautiful pagoda. Travel to the next place, the XQ embroidery village. It's a worthy place to see the finest handmade embroidery products you have ever seen.
In the afternoon, have a transfer down to Tuyen Lam Lake for 2 hours of kayaking in the largest lake in Dalat, admiring peaceful and lovely scenes along the lake’s sides, bringing you a relaxing feeling. Return to the hotel by vehicle.
After breakfast, drive to Lien Khuong Airport, and take an internal flight to Ho Chi Minh. You are picked up and taken to the hotel, free to explore Saigon downtown in the evening.
After a leisure breakfast, spend your time shopping in town until a transfer to the airport. Tour End!