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A 17-day Travelling Through Vietnam on Bicycles. From Ho Chi Minh to Ha Noi.

TOURS PRICE: $ 2346/pax

A 17-day and 16-night Through Vietnam on two Wheels: From South to North such as: Ho Chi Minh - Cattien National Park - Central Highlands – Hoi An – Dang Nang – Hue – Ha Noi.

Vietnam is like a supermodel during Paris Fashion Week – long, thin and a bit wibbly. To see the best of the country a journey down the coast is a must and one of the top road.

The Cycling adventure will start in the largest city in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is a quintessential busy South East Asian hub which means careening traffic, great bars, night life and more attractions than you can shake a stick at. The War Remnants Museum is a poignant reminder of the horrors of the Vietnam War (known in Vietnam as “Resistance War against America”) and essential for a deeper understanding of the history of the country you’re about to travel through heading to the intriguing in-land town of Da Lat. It’s an odd place which can feel like more of an European alpine centre than a South East Asian town! The mountainous countryside around the city is beautiful. Cycling along Ho Chi Minh Trail Though Mountains, Rivers and Jungles which is really paradise of  central highlands bike directly to Hoi An it’s still by far the fastest way to get to this stunning town -Hoi An is well worth the slight diversion from the tracks. Beautiful and unexpected. And then bike to Hue -  known for it’s fascinating history. Be sure to spend some time in the Imperial Citadel and to bike to the Tombs of the Emperors on the banks of the river. Just a short drive up the coast is the Tam Giang Lagoon system which, though off the main trail, is well worth a visit for the stunning views. Brace yourself for your last long train journey! A meer 12 hours from Hue to the French Colonial capital of Vietnam is where Asia and ye olde Europe collide.

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:  Cu Chi Tunnels and City Tours - B,L.

We’ll pick you up early in the morning move to Cu Chi District about an hour and stop on the way for breakfast. You’ll 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, 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 for lunch.  After lunch, you continue to visit: The American War Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and Independence Palace. 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 & 40km 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: Dalat Trekking & Camping - B,L,D.

You leave Dalat at 8 am for the Tiger Den area by our vehicle, enjoying the beautiful views on two sides of the road. Our trek is starts in the pine forests, there are fields of vegetables, 2 suspension bridges, river, coffee plantations, pine forest, persimmon farms, etc. You sometimes need to walk slowly up some hills and mountains and walk through the pine forest to get to the Happiness Peak pinic lunch will be served in the forest. Then, you will move to see a village of ethnic minority people. And finally, it takes you one hour and a half (or more) to the Campsite, where we’ll spent overnight at the Campsite by Tents&Sleeping bags.

At Night: BBQ Dinner party & Bon Fire& Happy Hours & Happy Water( Rice wine)

Trekking distance: 22km  about 5 or 6 hours. Difficulty: Medium.

Day 6: At leisure in Da Lat  – B.

You have breakfast at the campsite until 10:30am we will transfer you back to Da Lat for check in hotel. Free explore by your own.

Day 7: Da Lat to Lak Lake,  165km distance & 70km cycling - B,L,D.

We’ll pick you up at your hotel and move to Van Thanh flower villagem, where the riders will start to cycle to Elephant waterfall. The first chapter riding, you’ll bike downhill to Ta Nung hamlet about 12 kilometers. You’ll stop at the coffee plantation and weasel coffee farm to know how the coffee made in the central highlands of Vietnam. Take your time to enjoy the view and to drinking “weasel coffee”. After that, you ride on the flat road to Elephant Waterfall, one of the biggest and beautiful waterfalls in south Vietnam. Continue to cycle about 20km to Phi To Village, where we have short break for  lunch. After lunch, it is hard to for bike today, you’ll climb up hill on the top of Phu Son Pass. You have short break on the top of the mountain before free on your bikes downhill to the Phi Lieng Village, where our support vehicle will transfer you to the Jun’s minority village neaby Lak Lake . we’ll spent overnight in Homestays.

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

Day 8: Lak Lake to Buon Me Thuot, 85km distance & 70km cycling - B,L,D.

After breakfast head out to visit one of the old summer retreats of Emperor Bao Dai. Take a boat to a remote village on the far side of Lak Lake. (elephant riding is also available: extral pay)Some light hiking is possible from this village. The riders will start from Jun minority village  on narrow cement road pass rice fields then reach a Local Ferry heading to Lieng Commune. You will keep to cycle on cement road through numerous rural villages  of M’nong ethnic minority. You will short break before 2km climb up hill on the top of the mountain. After that, you continue to cycle on small dirt roads pass few tribes, they are living on the way . Lunch is served in a local restaurant . After lunch, you continue to bike to E Rang village, where our support vehicle will take you to Buon Me Thuot City at around 35minutes. You will spent overnight in Buon Me Thuot City.

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

Day 9:  Buon Me Thuot to Pleiku, 189km distance & 50km cycling - B,L,D.

After breakfast , we’ll transfer you from t your hotel to the Buon Ho  about 45km. from Buon Ho church, we will start to cycle to Ea h’leo village. The first 10km is on a beautiful country road that eventually narrows even further and wanders through small farms and villages for about 15 km (very flat). After this we enter into a very stunning rubber tree plantation that continues for 25 km (rolling with some small hills). Lunch will be taken in on the way (picnic style lunch on this day). 30 km more of biking is possible after lunch before we transfer the rest of the way to the hotel in Pleiku. We’ll overnight in hotel in heart of Pleiku Town.

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

Day 10: Pleiku to Ngoc Hoi, 130km distance & 70km cycling - B,L,D.

Leisurely breakfast at the hotel and a later start to the day.  Departure by bike from the hotel at around 8:00 am  bike to Kon Tum. Stop to enjoy the beauty of  Bien Ho "Sea Lake" , which is considered a “pearl” in the Pleiku Plateau. Covering 250ha with average depth 20m, Sea lake is the oval-shaped crater of avolcano that went extind millions of years ago. After sightseeing a Sea lake, you’ll cycle through a local minority village(Ba Na minorities people),and stop to visit a scenic Suspension bridge and a traditional wooden church. Then, continue to cycle on the rural road visiting Russian Tanks and Charlie Hill to know about historical Vietnam War. Lunch is served at a local restaurant in Kon Tum. In the afternoon, you’ll keep to bike  about 40 km through rolling country roads close to both the Cambodian and Lao borders, past stunning lake vistas and idyllic farmland before arriving in Dak To, where our support vehicle will transfer you to Ngoc Hoi Town. We will spent overnigt in Ngoc Hoi. The evening is free to explore the town.

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

Day 11: Ngoc Hoi to Kham Duc,  119km distance & 80km cycling - B,L,D

Breakfast at the hotel and an early departure at 7:30 am. This is the best riding day of the trip with a fantastic 80 kilometer section of deep jungle forest on both sides of the road. The ride is also very hilly and runs along the border of Ngoc Linh National Park and Ngoc Linh Mt. (2400 meters) through the Truong Son mountain. This is also the day that we travel along the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail. The Ba Na and Se Dang minorities reside in this jungle area. You’ll arrive in Dak Glei village and stop at there for lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, you’ll continue to ride along the Po Ko River  and then our vehicle transfer in the late afternoon the rest of the way to Kham Duc Town  with an estimated arrival at 5:00pm. Your dinner will be organized in Kham Duc with an overnight in a comfortable local guest house.

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

Day 12: Kham Duc  to Hoi An, 125km distance& 70km cycling - B,L,D.  

Today is last day to cycling in the central highlands. After breakfast, you’ll bike from hotel to Thanh My Town. You’ll ride through more great sections of jungle, nice landscapes and waterfalls on Ho Chi Minh Trail. You’ll arrive in Thanh My and then have short break for lunch. After lunch, continue to bike along Vu Gia River and reach to Dien An Village, where our support vehicle will transfer you to Hoi An World Heritage Site (approx. 70 km) with an estimated arrival at 3:00 pm. We will stay overnight in Hoi An.

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

Day 13: Hoi An to My Son Holy Land 70km distance& 40km cycling – B,L.    

Set out for a challenging ride from the outskirts of Hoi An on a quiet back road to the famous Cham Towers of My Son. My Son Holy land-a unique beautiful sanctuary world of the ancien Cham religion, was an imperial city during the Cham dynasty, between the 4th and 15th centuries, and more than 70 towers and temples remain rising majestically from the rice paddies. The ride is along Thu Bon River and  through a remote area where very few tourists venture, and surrounded by stunning views. You will arrive in My Son Holy land, where have many wonderful towers and enjoy a lunch time break in a local restaurant. After lunch, you’ll walk around the My Son Holy land to sightseeing. The Cham people originated from Indonesia and My Son was a religious centre between the 4th and 13th centuries and is located in a dense valley beneath Cats Tooth Mountain (Hon Quap). The Cham Kings were buried here from the 4th century onwards. Hidden by dense vegetation for many centuries the temples were re-discovered by a French archaeologist in the 1890s who located about 70 temples. American carpet bombing destroyed much of the area during the Vietnamese War but around 20 temples managed to survive the Yanks - even these few temples suffered some damage though. These Cham Temples were skilfully built using bricks however instead of mortar it is thought they used resin mixed with ground brick dust and mollusc shells so that there is only hairline gaps between the bricks. The variety of carvings were cut into the bricks themselves rather than being inserted - the carvings and relief's are of religious images dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. After sightseeing we will transferring back to Hoi An for relaxing. You’ll stay overnight in Hoi An.

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

Day 14: Hoi An to Hue, 105km distance & 80km cycling – B,L,D.

In the morning,we’ll start to cycle from your hotel to Linh Ung pagoda and warm up on a flat coastal road section for about 35km. Stop to visit a pagoda and take a  short break before continue to cycle 25km along ocean road reach to Nam O Commune, where we have short break for  lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, we will short transfer you to the north of Hoa Hiep village, where we’ll ride a 11km climb to the top of Hai Van Pass. This pass is 500m high and its name translates as “Pass of the Ocean Clouds”. Part of the Annamite Mountain Range, the Hai Van Pass is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. We’ll take some time to admire the view. Then, we’ll cycle downhill to Lang Co Beach for swimming In the afternoon. After that we’ll transfer you to Hue about an hour. We arrive in Hue around 5:00pm and check in hotel. We ‘ll spent overnight in Hue.

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

Day 15: Hue to Ha Noi  – B,L,D.

Today,Our guides’ll take to explore Hue, the former imperial of Vietnam and one of Vietnam's cultural, religious and educational centers. Hue was recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site ,the city sits on the banks of the poemtic Perfume River, where you’ll see many royal tombs and fabulous palaces. After breakfast, you will explore the ruins of this grand monument to the emperors. After sightseeing in Hue, you’ll cycle  along Perfume River to Thien Mu pagoda after that cotinue to cycle on the backroads through lush countryside on a mix of footpaths and quiet country lanes to Tomb of  Khai Dinh about 15km. lunch time will be served after that and then  we’ll continue to cycle to the Tom of  Ming Mang. Then  we have  an early dinner back in the city, transfer to the train station for the overnight ride to Ha Noi Capital. You will spent overnight on board the train to Ha Noi Capital.

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

Day 16: Ha Noi – B,L. Welcome to Vietnam's french-inspired capital city!

Arrive in Ha Noi this morning and begin to cycle through Capital, head to Hoan Kiem Lake to watch local Vietnamese practicing Tai Chi and then enjoy a local breakfast - Pho Bo (beef noodle soup) in the Capital. The morning ride features a cycle through the outskirts of the capital. The route follows the Red River, pedal on a dike path, a fascinating introduction into life outside the big capital. Return to the hotel for an afternoon at your leisure.  We’ll stay overnight in Ha Noi Capital.

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

Day 17:  Depart Ha Noi Capital - B.

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

   Group Size

     Solo

   2-4 Peson

   5-8 Person

 9-12 Person

Tour Price/person

Contact us.

    $ 2346

    $ 2074

   $ 1887 

Depart From:

Ho Chi Minh City

End At:

Ha Noi Capital

Start Time:

8:00 am

Finish Time:

3:00 pm approximately on Day 17

Duration:

17 Days 16 nights

Departure Days:

Depend on Group.

Activities:

Biking, Hiking, Sightseeing, Birds watching, Camping.

Accommodation:16 nights

 11 nights in 3* hotel, 1night camping by tents+sleeping bags, 1night homestays, 1night on sleeper train(quad share), 1night in Bungalow and 1nights in gesthouse.

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 walking and biking

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 16 nights , drinking water throughout the trip, Meals as list Above, Train tickets from Hue to Ha Noi. 

 

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 us: greenhorizontours@gmail.com   we will do our best to suit your needs! 

Schedule

             Destinations 

Accommodations for 16 Nights

Day 1

Ho Chi Minh

Asian Ruby Hotel 3*

Day 2

Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnes

Asian Ruby Hotel 3*

Day 3

Ho Chi Minh – Cat Tien

Bungallow 2*

Day 4

Cat Tien – Da Lat

Du Parc Hotel 3*

Day 5

Da Lat

Camping( Tents + Sleeping Bags)

Day 6

Da Lat

Du Parc Hotel 3*

Day 7

Da Lat - Lak Lake

Lak Resort  3*

Day 8

Lak Lake – Buon Me Thuot

Dam San  Hotel 3*

Day 9

Buon Me Thuot - Pleiku

Tre Xanh Hotel 3*

Day 10

Pleiku – Ngoc Hoi

Ngoc Se Hotel 2*

Day 11

Ngoc Hoi – Kham Duc

Be Chau Giang Hotel 2*

Day 12

Kham Duc – Hoi An

Thanh Binh 3  Serene  Hotel 3*

Day 13

Hoi An – My Son

Thanh Binh 3 Serene Hotel 3*

Day 14

Hoi An - Hue

Riverview Hotel 3*

Day 15

Hue – Ha Noi ( by Train)

Overnight on Train

Day 16

Ha Noi

Classic Street Hotel 3*

Day 17

Ha Noi Departure

 

 

TOURS PRICE: $ 2346/pax