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Vietnam Cycling North to South - 16 Days

Vietnam Cycling North to South

Vietnam · Private Tour · 16 Days
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Immerse yourself into the beautiful Vietnam landscape through this 16 days cycling tour. Experience the daily life at close quarters, as you pedal from the beautiful capital Hanoi towards the dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, encompassing the highlights of the famous Ha Long Bay, historical Hue and Hoi An, the hill tribes of Hoa Binh, spectacular coastal scenery and rarely visited rural villages. Besides cycling you will be cruising through Ha Long Bay and Perfume River, having the chance to relish the generous hospitality of the local people. This trip is a truly exhilarating, challenging and satisfying experience.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Hanoi
Day 2 - Hanoi
Day 3 - Hanoi → Ha Long
Day 4 - Ha Long → Hanoi
Day 5 - Hanoi → Hoa Binh → Hanoi → Hue
Day 6 - Hue
Day 7 - Hue → Da Nang → Hoi An
Day 8 - Hoi An
Day 9 - Hoi An → Quang Ngai
Day 10 - Quang Ngai → Qui Nhon
Day 11 - Qui Nhon → Nha Trang
Day 12 - Nha Trang
Day 13 - Nha Trang → Da Lat
Day 14 - Da Lat → Ho Chi Minh City
Day 15 - Ho Chi Minh City
Day 16 - Ho Chi Minh City

What is included

  • All transports in air-conditioned vehicles and supporting truck
  • Train ticket for air conditioned, 4 berth compartment
  • 14 nights accommodation at standard hotels
  • 1 night accommodation on board the express train
  • 15 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Boat cruise in Ha Long, Hue and Nha Trang
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing places
  • Local English or French speaking guide

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • The bicycle is hired by your account (USD 15-17 / bike / day)
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Tips and personal expenses
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Hanoi

On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After a welcome drink and tour briefing, you are free to explore the delights of Hanoi's colonial past.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Star View Hotel

Hanoi

day
2
Hanoi

After breakfast, your warm-up ride this morning takes us to the Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh, his humble House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda and onto the Temple of Literature before peddling to Hoa Lu Prison Museum and the Old Quarter.

In the evening you enjoy a performance of traditional water puppetry.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Star View Hotel

Hanoi

day
3
Hanoi → Ha Long

After breakfast, you will be crossing the Red River, as you cycle through the rural countryside of the Red River Delta.

Verdant rice fields, modest villages, placid water buffaloes and toiling farmers punctuate the landscape as you head to the World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Hanoi → Ha Long156 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Ha Long Bay Hotel

Ha Long Bay

day
4
Ha Long → Hanoi

After breakfast, you will spend the morning cruising amidst the bay's staggering scenery, with opportunities to swim and explore the legendary caves.

After a sumptuous seafood lunch head to the harbour and start to cycle back to Hanoi, via Dong Trieu Ceramic Village and learn the secrets of this century's old craft.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Ha Long Bay → Hanoi156 km
  • Breakfast
  • Seafood lunch
  • Dinner
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Star View Hotel

Hanoi

day
5
Hanoi → Hoa Binh → Hanoi → Hue

After breakfast, you will cycle to Hoa Binh, stopping to visit the hill tribe villages of the Muong and Dao minority groups.

Here gain insight into a different way of life while savouring the generous hospitality of your hosts. Return to Hanoi, you are free until boarding your overnight train to Hue.

Overnight on board the express train.

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Hanoi → Hoa Binh73 km
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Hoa Binh → Hanoi73 km
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Hanoi → Hue688 km 12h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Train

Hue

day
6
Hue

Arrive in Hue in the morning and after breakfast, cycle to the beautiful Thien Mu Pagoda.

Board a Dragon Boat and sail up the Perfume River to the inspiring tomb of King Ming Mang before returning to the gentle bustle of Hue.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
7
Hue → Da Nang → Hoi An

After breakfast, visit the Imperial Citadel before cycling over the Hai Van Pass to Da Nang.

Crossing the Han River, you follow the coastal road through the Marble Mountains and China Beach to the atmospheric old merchant town of Hoi An.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Hue → Da Nang105 km
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Da Nang → Hoi An45 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
8
Hoi An

After breakfast, take a morning tour through the narrow heritage streets of Hoi An with its 200 year old houses, Japanese covered bridge, temples and vibrant market offer a fascinating experience.

In the afternoon relax with a swim at nearby Cua Dai beach.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
9
Hoi An → Quang Ngai

After breakfast, you will cycle through the rice fields of central Vietnam, observing busy rural life first hand. You visit the My Lai Memorial a moving and poignant reminder to the horrors of war before cycling into Quang Ngai.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Hoi An → Quang Ngai137 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
10
Quang Ngai → Qui Nhon

After breakfast, you will have a combination of driving and cycling that takes you through spectacular coastal scenery to Qui Nhon.

As you approach this one time fishing village there is the opportunity to cycle less traffic roads and explore the striking ruins of the regions Cham Towers.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Quang Ngai → Qui Nhon182 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
11
Qui Nhon → Nha Trang

After breakfast, you will make your way to Nha Trang, passing through the picturesque bay and fishing village of Dai Lanh. Today's route is lined with dramatic granite cliffs, salt fields and shrimp farms.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Qui Nhon → Nha Trang218 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Seagull

Qui Nhon

day
12
Nha Trang

After breakfast, you will be taking a rest from cycling, cruising through the islands of Nha Trang Bay. Snorkelling, swimming, and fresh seafood at fishing village can be enjoyed before returning to the port.

In the evening you can enjoy the delights of massages and manicures or head out to enjoy the area's night life.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Qui Nhon → Nha Trang218 km
  • Breakfast
  • Seafood lunch
  • Dinner
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Hanoi Golden Hotel

Nha Trang

day
13
Nha Trang → Da Lat

After breakfast, you will start the steep ascent of Ngoan Muc Pass which brings with it the reward of the South Central Highlands cooler climate and fresh crisp air.

You cycle through pine clad hillsides, orchards of fruit, flower gardens, and vegetable farms to Prenn Falls and onto the old French Hill Station of Da Lat.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Nha Trang → Da Lat135 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
14
Da Lat → Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, you will have the morning to explore the central market of Da Lat, visiting Emperor Bao Dai's summer palace, cycling around the lake and discovering the fascinating architecture of the old French Villas.

You descend into the frenetic bustle and energy of Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Da Lat → Ho Chi Minh City305 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Sapphire Hotel

Ho Chi Minh City

day
15
Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, you will be visiting the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum.

Afterwards, you cycle to Cho Lon, Ho Chi Minh City's Chinatown and Binh Tay Market. In the afternoon you head to Cu Chi to explore the remarkable and intricate underground tunnel network before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Sapphire Hotel

Ho Chi Minh City

day
16
Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, you will be free at leisure until transferring to the airport for your departure flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Hanoi
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Star View Hotel

Ha Long Bay
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Ha Long Bay Hotel

Hue
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Asia Hotel

Hoi An
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Southern Hotel & Villa

Quang Ngai
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Central Hotel Quang Ngai

Nha Trang
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Hanoi Golden Hotel

Ho Chi Minh City
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Sapphire Hotel

Hue
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Train

Qui Nhon
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Hotel Seagull

Price for standard experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person1 pax
Double Sharing Basis
2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
3-4 pax
Double Sharing Basis
5-6 pax
Double Sharing Basis
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$5752$3000$2728$1912

Photos

Pongour Waterfall, Da Lat
Dong Trieu Village
Ha Long Bay
One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi
Red Dao Village
Thien Mu Pagoda with Perfume river, Hue
Imperial Citadel, Hue
Bridge Pagoda, Hoi An
Khe Sanh Combat Base, Quang Tri
Harvesting Rice, Qui Nhon
Po Ngar Cham Temple Towers, Nha Trang
Doc Let Beach, Nha Trang
Xuan Huong Lake, Da Lat
Flower Garden, Da Lat
Cu Chi Tunnel, Ho Chi Minh City

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What travelers say

  • Gary D. and Kitty W. from Holland
    Feb 2015

    We want to thank you personally for all of your services which made this holiday a very memorable experience for us.

    We enjoyed ourselves very much !

    All of the transfers to/from hotels, airports and to the local sights were very good and always on time. The quality and size of your cars were also very good and comfortable. We also found our Guides and Drivers in North Vietnam, Central Vietnam and in the South all very good and polite. They were all careful drivers.

    Also a big thank you for the birthday cake, flowers and wine that your Guide & Driver gave to my wife on her birthday whilst we were in Ninh Binh.

    Congratulations on the complete service you provided us and we would recommend you to anyone who wants to visit Vietnam. We will also pass these compliments on to Travel Agent as well.

    Thank you again!

  • Aloijsius B. from Holland
    May 2015

    We have our last day in vietnam today. After our first days, we feel that it is important to inform you, that we enjoyed the next days. We already told you by phone about hue and hoian. The days in saigon and mekong delta were also special and very good arranged. Our compliments to the guide and the driver.

    So we leave vietnam with a good feeling. Thanks for your support and thanks for the upgrades we received.

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