SPECIAL TOURS |
SP 03. CYCLING TOUR OF VIETNAM
( 22 days)
HANOI - HOA BINH - HOA LU - HALONG BAY - HUE - DANANG -
HOIAN - MYSON - QUANG NGAI - SA HUYNH - QUY NHON - TUY HOA - NHA TRANG -
PHAN RANG - DALAT - BAO LOC - SAIGON - MYTHO - SAIGON
A cycling tour of Vienam, from Hanoi all the way to Saigon, is really a unique
way to survey the country through its entire length with its surprising diversity
of landscape, from endless beaches to tropical forests, from bustling Hanoi and
Saigon to quiet Hue and Hoian. The trip will also provide you opportunities to
try a fun elephant ride through minority villages, boat trips to enchanting
scenery , and stops on the road to exchange smiles and handshakes with
passers-by and lookers-on.
Accompanying services include : accommodation in tourist/first/deluxe
class in major cities and the best available or cottages in small provinces
or villages, full board , bicycles with full services ( insurance, mechanics...)
entrance fees for sightseeing, tour guides, escort services, boat trips, elephant rides.
Do not include : personal visits, personal or optional expenses as laundry,
telephone, fax services, beverages.
Day 1 : Arrival in Hanoi
Arrival in Hanoi . Transfer to hotel. Coach ride to visit the city ended by one-hour cyclo ride in the Old Quarter of 36 Corporations. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2 : Hanoi - Hoa Binh - Hanoi
Cycling from Hanoi through inter-village path to Thay Pagoda and Tay Phuong Pagoda on the way to Hoa Binh province to visit a minority village. Picnic lunch at Tay Phuong Pagoda compound. Coach ride back Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi .
Day 3 : Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Ninh Binh - Hanoi
Coach ride from Hanoi to Hoa Lu ancient capital . Cycling from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for a boat ride on "Halong Bay on earth". Picnic lunch on boat. Coach ride back Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 4 : Hanoi - Halong Bay
Coach ride to Halong Bay . 6-hour excursion on Halong Bay with sea-food lunch onboard. Enjoy sunset on the Bay. Overnight in Halong.
Day 5 : Halong Bay - Hanoi
Coach ride back to Hanoi. Cycling through the winding streets in the Old Quarter. Water-puppet show. Overnight train to Hue .
Day 6 : Hanoi - Hue
Train arrives in Hue in the morning. Transfer to hotel. A boat ride on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda and Minh Mang Tomb. Enjoy sunset on the Perfume River. Overnight in Hue.
Day 7 : Hue
Coach tour of Hue : Imperial Citadel, Forbidden City , Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Tombs. Overnight in Hue.
Day 8 : Hue - Danang - Hoian
Cycling to Danang via Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass. Visit Cham Sculpure Museum , Marble Mountains and stone-carving village. Cycling to Hoian ancient town. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 9 : Hoian
Cycling tour of Hoian and surroundings. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 10: Hoian - Myson - Quang Ngai
Cycling to My Son Holy See of Champa Kingdom. Picnic lunch in My Son , Cycling to Quang Ngai. Overnight in Quang Ngai.
Day 11 : Quang Ngai - Sa Huynh
Cycling to Sa Huynh Beach. Relaxation . Overnight in Sa Huynh.
Day 12 : Sa Huynh - Qui Nhon
Cycling to Qui Nhon . Overnight in Qui Nhon.
Day 13 : Qui Nhon - Tuy Hoa
Cycling to Tuy Hoa. Overnight in Tuy Hoa.
Day 14 : Tuy hoa - Nha Trang
Cycling to Nha Trang through Ca Pass. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 15 : Nha Trang
Cycling tour of Nha Trang : Po Nagar Cham Tower, Oceanography Institute, former Emperor Bao Dai's villa. Relaxation on Nha Trang Beach. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 16 : Nha Trang - Phan Rang
Cycling to Phan Rang, ancient capital of Champa Kingdom. Visit Cham towers. Overnight in Phan Rang.
Day 17 : Nha Trang - Dalat
Cycling to Dalat . Cycling tour of Dalat and surroundings : Prenn Waterfalls, Xuan Huong Lake, Love Valley, LinhSon Pagoda. Overnight in Dalat.
Day 18 : Nha Trang - Bao Loc
Cycling to Bao Loc . Overnight in Bao Loc.
Day 19 : Bao Loc - Saigon
Cycling to Saigon . On the way, visit Dambri Waterfalls, rubber, coffe and tea plantations. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 20 : Saigon
Coach city tour of Saigon . Overnight in Saigon
Day 21 : Saigon - Mytho - Saigon
Coach ride to Mytho to visit the Mekong Delta : a floating market , fruit growing islands. Cack to Saigon . Overnight in Saigon.
Day 22 : Saigon - departure
Leisure time before transfer to airport for departure flight.