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13 Days - Vietnam’s most splendid Trekking Route and Great Ocean Road Cycle Tour

TOURS PRICE: $ 1755/pax

Ta Nang-Phan Dung is worth being designated as the most marvelous Vietnamese trekking route with lots of spectaculous natural beauty spots that will surely surprise you out of the blue . This route is 55 km long in total. The beginning of this trekking tour will start at Ta Nang commune, Duc Trong district, Lam Dong province whose length stretches 60km long to Da Lat. This trekking tour’s termination is at Phan Dung, Tuy Phong district, Binh Thuan province. The highest view within the Ta Nang-Phan Dung trekking route tour is at the height of 1100m above sea level and the lowest view is 500m; according to many travelling surveys. This is the trekking route running through plateaus and the coastal region in central Vietnam.

Day 1:  On Arrive Ho Chi Minh City – D.

Welcome to Vietnam. GreenHorizon Tours'guide  & driver will pick you up from the airport to the city at around 45 minutes  and check into the hotel. Depending on your arrival time today, we'll meet all the members at our dinner time. You will stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2:  Ho Chi Minh to Cu Chi Tunnels, 70km Distance&35km Cycling – B,L,D.

We’ll pick you up early in the morning move to Cu Chi District about an hour. You’ll cycle through peaceful villages, to exploring agricultural landscapes and daily life of the local people in Cu Chi District. You’ll stop at to sightseeing rice paper making where spring roll wrappings originate. You arrive in Cu Chi Tunnels area and, we will stop for lunch. After lunch, you ‘ll visit to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels tops a highly memorable day of adventure and provides some historical context of Vietnam War. Soldiers used these underground routes to house troops, transport communications and supplies, lay booby traps and mount surprise attacks, after which they could disappear underground to safety. Visitors to Vietnam can now crawl through some of the safer areas of the tunnels, view command centers and booby traps, fire an AK-47 rifle on a firing range and even eat a meal featuring typical foods that soldiers living in the tunnels would have eaten. After discover the tunnels, we’ll return to Sai Gon at around 4:00pm. We’ll spent overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Cycling distances given are entirely optional. The support vehicle will be available at any time.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City to Cat Tien National Park, 145km distance & 35km cycling - B,L,D.

Pick up in Ho Chi Minh and head north by vehicle to Tan Phu town about 2 hours. We start to cycle from there to Cat Tien National Park, about 35 kilometers. Check into the park and have lunch in Cat Tien National Park Restaurant. Afternoon, you’ll hiking through the jungle to see any kinds birds. It is the the best place for bird watching in Southern Vietnam. After few hours into the jungle, we’ll back in your room for shower and relaxing Until 6:30pm we’ll take night spotting tour by jeep with an opportunity to see nocturnal animals of the park including deer, civet, snakes, and feral cats. After that, we back into the restaurant for dinner.

Cycling distances given are entirely optional. The support vehicle will be available at any time.

Day 4: Cat Tien National Park to Da Lat,  160km distance & 50km cycling - B, L,D.

We’ll wakeup early in the morning for breakfast and then hike througn the jungle to crocodile lake by a 10km pick-up truck ride and 5km hike. The hike will make easier by the thick umbrelle of trees above. Finally, after an hours hiking, we arrive to the Crocodise lake. The lake is the biggest one in the lagoon system with its 2,500ha area of water in the rainy season and you’ll have opportunity to see Siamese crocodiles. After sightseeing crocodise lake, we’ll come back in the headquater for check-out the rooms and lunch will be served after that. After lunch, we ‘ll cycle from Cattien National Park to Da Teh village about 40km, you’ll bike on the narrow rural road through cashew farm, rice fields and arriving  in Da Teh market, where our support vehicle will transfer you to Da Lat about 3 hours. Breathtaking scenery along the way with coffee and tea plantations, jungle blanketed valleys and pine forested hills. You’ll arrive in Da Lat late afternoon then check into hotel and have dinner . we’ll overnight in Da Lat City.

Cycling distances given are entirely optional. The support vehicle will be available at any time.

Day 5: At leisure in Da Lat  – B.

You have breakfast at hotel. Free explore by your own.

Day 6: Da Lat to Ta Nang, 40km Transfer & 18km Trekking - B,L,D.

We’ll pick you up at your hotel and move to Da Loan village, During your transfer, you will have a chance to visit scenery and the Vietnamese lifestyle before beginning your journey.

Green Horizon Tours’guide will take you to begin your Ta Nang Phan Dung trekking at the forest’s edge. Moving to the highest mountain hills where you shall go camping ,while eating and relaxing. On the way of your journey, you will have your own time to relax and take photos of amazing mountain hills or any beautiful moments, capture the entire world your own way. During your whole journey, if you feel exhausted, please frankly tell the tour guide board members to take a relaxing break and recover your energy again. Picnic lunch will served on the way. After lunch, moving up to bald hill which has a panoramic view and a landmark for 3 provinces Ninh Thuan - Binh Thuan - Lam Dong. You are free to take pictures on the hill and move to campsite under the landmark where you can wait for the most breathtaking dawn and dusk.  You will enjoy barbecue party including grilled chicken, grilled pork skewers, baked sweet potato. Besides, there are Vietnamese style salad and chicken porridge and rice wine, which will make your meal more delicious and will warm your body up. We are playing together by the campfire and before sleeping, tour guide will give you a sleep-bag and a large insulating piece. 

Day 7: Ta Nang to Phan Dung, Trekking through the forest, 18km trekking-B,L,D.

Wait for and see the dawn, then have a breakfast (planned time is about 06:30am – 07:30am.) including instant noodles and chicken porridge. Around 08:00 – 8:30am, tidy up and move towards Phan Dung direction. The scenery is still stunning with the vast pine hills and grass (yellow in dry season, green in rain season). Taking a rest at a big stream (freely taking bath), here you have lunch from 11:00am to 12.30 p.m. Tour guide will catch and grill fish and prepare some other dishes like sticky rice cake, sausages and cucumbers.

13:15pm: move to the second stream and arrive at the stream at 15:00 - 15.30pm, estimately. From here, it takes about 15 minutes on foot to reach the waterfall and more 10 minutes to reach the campsite for the second night. (Note: based on the time you get to the fall is whether late or soon, the tour guide will decide for you visit the fall immediately or the next morning). The campsite is next to the large stream where you can bath, wash clothes and cook comfortably.

5:00pm – 10:00pm Dinner time: You will dine in Vietnamese style with cooked rice and traditional dishes like sour fish soup, chicken, stir-fried meat with tomato sauce, boiled vegetables, fish and frog catched in the stream. Here you can buy soft-drink and ice brought by porter. 

Day 8: Phan Dung to Mui Ne Beach, 80km distance& 18km Trekking – B,L,D.

After breakfast with instant noodle and vegetables. We start to leave Phan Dung commune. Within first 1-2 hours, you will pass 7 large streams, the forest of giant Crape-myrtle where leaves fall down, the carpet of saffron and phrynium stretch over in the rain season.

10:00 – 10:30am: trekking on the hottest road in the 3-day journey, and will arrive at committee in Phan Dung commune (On the way there is food and water). Here our car is ready to take you to Lien Huong (28km away from Phan Dung within 45 minutes by car). You can opt to eat in Phan Dung before coming to Lien Huong or eat in Lien Huong, and the we will short transfer to Resort in Mui Ne Beach, where you will stay overnight on the beach.

Day 9: At leisure in Mui Ne Beach  – B.

You have breakfast at hotel. Free explore by your own.

Day 10: Mui Ne to Vung Tau Beach, 170km distance & 70km cycling - B,L,D.

After breakfast, we will short transfer you to out of Phan Thiet City at around 40 minutes to the Phu Thuy Village, where the riders will start to cycle on coastal road - it’s a smooth ride, through the biggest abundance of dragon fruit trees. Riding through field after field of these long gangly-armed green monsters is quite an experience and you will stop to enjoy the dragon fruit in a local farms and  have some short rests  for ice teas, cane-sugar juice and coffees - there are plenty of options to rest in a hammock and refresh with a cold beverage along this stretch. You will arrive in La Gi Town for lunch. Its a fishing town with some fantastic beaches in its surroundings. After lunch, we will short transfer you to Binh Chau Village, you will cycle again from here to Black Gold City about 30km more following coastal road, it's a quieter road and again hugs the coast. The road eventually sees some change and that is to a large golf course and resort in the town of Ho Tram. And then, our support vehicle will bring you to Black Gold City, where you will spent overnight.

Cycling distances given are entirely optional. The support vehicle will be available at any time.

Day 11: Vung Tau Beach to Ho Chi Minh City, 100km distance & 30km cycling - B,L,D.

After breakfast, you enjoy to cycle around the peninsula where there is a handful of beaches to visit and lots of locals enjoying the sun. After 40km cycling around Black Gold City, you will have an hours free on the beach or a little walking around Black Gold City on your own untill 11:45am we will check out hotel and then go to have lunch. After that, our support vehicle and guides will take you to Ho Chi Minh City about one and a hafl hours. Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City at about 15:30pm check in hotel and relaxing.

Day 12:  At leisure in Ho Chi Minh City - B.

Day 13:  Depart Ho Chi Minh City - B.

At leisure until transfer  out to the airport for your onward international flights.

                        Minimum 6 person Maximum 16

Group Size

       6Person - 10person

     11Person – 16Person

Tour Price/person

                $ 1755

              $ 1625


Depart From:

Ho Chi Minh City

End At:

Ho Chi Minh

Start Time:

8:00 am

Finish Time:

3:00 pm approximately on Day 13

Duration:

13 Days 12 nights

Departure Days:

Depend on Group.

Activities:

Biking, Trekking, Sightseeing, Birds watching, Camping.

Difficulty Trekking: 8- Medium

Accommodation: 12 Nights

 9 nights in 3* hotel and 4* Hotel, 2 nights camping by tents+sleeping bags, 1night in Bungalow.

Transportation: Pick up&Drop off at Airport&During the Trip

Air conditioned  bus / Track cary the bikes,

Meals: as mentioned in the itinerary ( B=Breakfast,

L= Lunch,   D=Dinner) 

Fruit snack, purified drinking water, picnic lunch, hot meals in local restaurants with mostly Vietnamese food (rice, vegetables, meat). Simple but good. Please note one day in advance if you have special dietary requirements.

What to Bring:

Hat, sunscreen, repellent, camera, rain jacket, good shoes for Trekking and Cycling.

What is Included:

English speaking guides, all necessary forest and tourist permits, first aid kit, mountain bikes( New Trek or Giant), helmets and gloves, bus take cleans and track cary the bikes, Tents&sleeping bags,  all activities lited above, hotel accomodation for 12 nights , drinking water throughout the trip, Meals as list Above.

 

What is not Included:

Soft drinks, hard alcohol and beer.  Individual international medical insurance (should be purchased before arrival in Vietnam). 

          Tips for Our Guides and Drivers.

Important Notes:

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam.

Prices are valid 30 days from date of offer. Past this date price and conditions may be readjusted.

The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines.

Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges.

Rooms at hotels are available only from 1400 on arrival day till 1200 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.

Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so. If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.

Would you like to customize this tour? Aren’t you trained enough, and would prefer shorter legs? Would you like a different starting or arriving point, or a break day before, after or during the tour? Contact usgreenhorizontours@gmail.com   we will do our best to suit your needs! 

Schedule

             Destinations 

Accommodations for 12 Nights

Day 1

Ho Chi Minh.

Asian Ruby Hotel 3*( or Similar )

Day 2

Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnes.

Asian Ruby Hotel 3*( or Similar )

Day 3

Ho Chi Minh – Cat Tien.

Bungallow 2*

Day 4

Cat Tien – Da Lat.

Du Parc Hotel 3*( or Similar )

Day 5

Da Lat.

Du Parc Hotel 3*( or Similar )

Day 6

Da Lat – Ta Nang.

Camping( Tents + Sleeping Bags)

Day 7

Ta Nang – Phan Dung.

Camping( Tents + Sleeping Bags)

Day 8

Phan Dung – Mui Ne.

 Sai Gon Mui Ne Resort *4 ( or Similar )

Day 9

Mui Ne Beach.

Sai Gon Mui Ne Resort *4 ( or Similar )

Day 10

Mui Ne – Vung Tau.

The Coast Hotel 3*( or Similar )

Day 11

Vung Tau – Ho Chi Minh.

Northern Hotel 4*( or Similar )

Day 12

Ho Chi Minh.

Northern Hotel 4*( or Similar )

Day 13

Depart Ho Chi Minh.

 


TOURS PRICE: $ 1755/pax