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Tour Code: VNAD-20
Tour Route: Hanoi arrival - Mai Chau - Son La - Dien Bien Phu - Muong Lay - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Lao Cai - Hanoi - Halong bay - Hue - Hoi An - Quang Ngai - Kon Tum - Buon Me Thuot - Dalat - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi tunnels - Ho Chi Minh departure
Tour Duration: 23 days / 22 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh city
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture, Adventure
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Hanoi arrival
Day 02: Hanoi - Mai Chau
Day 03: Mai Chau - Son La
Day 04: Son La - Dien Bien Phu
Day 05: Dien Bien Phu - Muong Lay
Day 06: Muong Lay - Sapa
Day 07: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van
Day 08: Sapa - Lao Cai
Day 09: Hanoi - Halong bay
Dau 10: Halong bay - Hanoi - Hue
Day 11: Hue
Day 12: Hue - Hoi An
Day 13: Hoi An free & easy
Day 14: Hoi An - Quang Ngai
Day 15: Quang Ngai - Kon Tum
Day 16: Kon Tum - Buon Me Thuot
Day 17: Buon Me Thuot - Dalat
Day 18: Dalat city tours
Day 19: Dalat - Nha Trang
Day 20: Nha Trang
Day 21: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh city
Day 22: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi tunnels
Day 23: Ho Chi Minh departure
DETAIL ITINERARY
DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL
Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. After briefing with your guide about the tour, traffic rules in Vietnam before a walking visit to Hanoi old quarter and an interesting water puppet show in the evening. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: None
 
DAY 02: HANOI - MAI CHAU
8h00 pick up at your hotel, we first take the car out of the city before riding our own way with bikes through villages, valleys of Hoa Binh province. Lunch break in Hoa Binh town, visit Hoa Binh Hydro power, the biggest one in Vietnam, then continue the road up hills to Kun pass that offering spectacular views over the valleys and mountains. Arrive in Lac village of the Thai people in Mai Chau. Check in a stilt house then take a short walk around. After dinner, join the traditional dance and music show of the White Thai people, taste Ruou Can - the special wine of the local made from rice and a kind of tree leaves. Overnight in Thai’s house on stilts.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 03: MAI CHAU - SON LA
After breakfast, we head to Son La, a stop in Moc Chau with hundreds of giant grass farm for cows, you will know why this is the biggest milk centre in Vietnam, continue to Son La and enjoy the view of the Northern mountains, arrive in Son La at noon, check in hotel before visit “Son La prison" in the French war. Walk around the town and overnight in Son La.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 04: SON LA - DIEN BIEN PHU
Ride to Dien Bien Phu. Visit very primitive village of the Black Thai village on the way that you can see the very basic conditions of life. Continue to biggest daily hilltribe market in Thuan Chau, see different ethnic groups, local fruits, food, but it will be much more beautiful experience when reaching amazing Pha Din Pass, time for photos. Continue our way to Dien Bien. Overnight at hotel in Dien Bien.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 05: DIEN BIEN PHU - MUONG LAY
Morning visit of the museum and sites of Dien Bien Phu. Head to Muong Lay, visit a village of the Black Dao People, if lucky, you will see an art of hair make-up of the old ladies on the way. Tonight, we stay in Muong Lay, a very lovely town by “Black River”. Overnight in Muong Lay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 06: MUONG LAY - SAPA
Ride to Sa Pa, during your way, you will see many different ethnic villages of the Lao, Lu, Black Dao, Tien Dao, Day, Red H’mong before driving up to the highest pass in Vietnam - Hoang Lien Son. Stop over at “Heaven Gate” for a wonderful view down to amazing valley and Fanxipang - the highest mount in Vietnam (Roof of Vietnam). You also visit “Silver Waterfall” - the nicest one in the area before getting to your hotel in Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 07: SAPA
After breakfast, we ride to visit Muong Hoa valley. The road is with amazing view over the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, many ethnic villages and beautiful terraced rice fields. Back to Sapa for the second night.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 08: SAPA - LAO CAI - OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI
Free day at leisure until we transfer you to train station in Lao Cai for the overnight train to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
Meals included: Breakfast
 
DAY 09: HANOI - HALONG BAY
Pick up at the train station and morning drive by private car to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site. Upon arrival, board your deluxe traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while cruising through the wonderful Halong bay visiting its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun deck to view a Halong sunset.  Dinner on board with excellent fresh seafood. Overnight on junk cruise.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 10: HALONG BAY - HANOI - HUE
Get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay and relax with a cup of hot coffee or tea. We depart for a visit to the splendid Sung Sot grotto and a quick glimpse of a nearby fishing village. Enjoy nice brunch while cruising back through Halong bay to the pier. Transfer to Hanoi airport for afternoon flight to Hue. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hue.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 11: HUE
Hue is known for the magnificent architecture of its Royal Tombs, pagodas and temples built by the Nguyen Dynasty along the picturesque setting of the Perfume River. The royal relics of the Nguyen Emperors on the outskirts of the city are an easy ride from our hotel. In the morning we will visit the old Imperial Citadel, the Forbidden Purple City, and the Imperial Museum before lunch. In the afternoon we will visit some ancient tombs of emperors past. We cycle approximately 12 km to the eccentric Tu Duc tomb located in a serene setting on the outskirts of town. Time permitting we will cycle to Thien Mu Pagoda, which is considered the unofficial symbol of Hue, before returning to the hotel. Overnight in Hue.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 12: HUE - HOI AN
We will set out early from our hotel on the bikes and ride for approx 30kms. We ride on smaller paved roads away from the main traffic on flat terrain. Passing through rice fields, local markets, a famous covered bridge and seeing various other traditional crafts, makes this is a great introduction to cycling in Vietnam as well as seeing the countryside. A motorbike follows with the first aid kit, water and tools as the road is too narrow for the support vehicle for this morning’s ride. After approx 3 hours we will board the bus and continue to the lunch stop on Lang Co Beach. Following lunch there is the option to challenge ourselves by riding to the top of the Hai Van Pass some 500m above sea level. Either board the bus at the top or continue down the other side before once again boarding the bus for the journey to Hoi An town via Danang City. If the group would like to ride further, we can ride along the relatively new coast road the runs parallel to the beach and into Hoi An township. In the evening we will take a short walking tour through the old streets of Hoi An. The streets are charming at night with lanterns hanging from shop fronts and café patrons spilling onto the streets. Amongst other things, Hoi An is famous for a particular noodle dish (Cao Lau) which we endeavour to sample during our time here. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 13: HOI AN FREE & EASY
Day free at leisure - Hoi An, probably the most delightful town in Vietnam, was a major sea port in the Middle Ages. Untouched in any of the wars, Hoi An retains influences from Chinese, Japanese, French and even Portuguese and British traders who stopped here between China and India. Adding to Hoi An's beauty is the Thu Bon River which winds its way through the city and out to the South China Sea. A boat ride can be taken to explore nearby islands. The high quality silk found in Hoi An can be made into clothes by local tailors within a couple of hours. You may even like to try your hand at a local cooking class to learn some of the sumptuous Vietnamese dishes. There are plenty of distractions to keep you busy for a full day in Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast
 
DAY 14: HOI AN - QUANG NGAI
Leaving Hoi An mid morning we take the bus to Chau O about 1.5 hrs from Hoi An. It is here we have a picnic lunch. From Chau O, the cycling is a mixture of dirt and paved roads through spectacular countryside and passing by villages where the people who love to say hello and wave at you. We continue to the better known hamlet of My Lai. Located here is the evocative memorial for those villagers who died in the horrific massacre during the American War. The My Lai site is in a small rural settlement, surrounded by simple thatched huts, quilted rice paddies and farmers with conical hats going about their day to day routines. The mood set by these surroundings is one of peace and tranquility despite the deep scars of the past. After visiting the simple memorial and museum we can either continue riding (depending on the time of day) or take our support bus to Quang Ngai for overnight.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 15: QUANG NGAI - KON TUM
Today is a more challenging day as we leave Highway 1 and head inland towards Quang Nam. We will cycle only part of today, along undulating roads with stunning photo opportunities. We will ride past many remote villages, tropical forests, over bridges and along quiet but scenic roads. Overnight in Kom Tum.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 16: KON TUM - BUON ME THUOT
Today’s cycling avoids highway 14 which recently has become quite busy. The cycle passes scenery included rubber and tea plantations, as well as passing through several ethnic minority villages. The route today is on paved undulating roads on our way to the largest town in the Western Highlands, and the capital of Dac Lac Province. Overnight in Buon Me Thuot.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 17: BUON ME THUOT - DA LAT
Today we have another excellent cycling day. We enjoy the first 50kms riding along the valley floors before taking in the undulating roads of Highway 27. The scenery along the way is just simply breathtaking. We will arrive into Dalat in late afternoon. Overnight in Dalat.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 18: CYCLE AROUND DA LAT
Today we explore the fresh central highlands of Dalat by bike and enjoy its strong French feel. A visit inland to this lovely hill side town will be much appreciated for the cool climates that provide a welcome break from the usual humidity of Vietnam. Dalat’s population is made up of about 5000 hill tribe people of 33 distinct ethnic groups all with their own dress. Today’s tour will takein King Bao Dai’s Summer Palace, Crazy House, Thien Vien Truc Lam, Xuan Huong Lake, markets. Overnight in Dalat.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 19: DA LAT - NHA TRANG
Today’s part-cycle covers 170kms on Highway 27B and whilst undulating is mostly downhill towards the coast and Nha Trang. We may see wild elephants as we pass through more minority hamlets on our way to the kilometres of untouched beaches, great climate and islands to explore which have made Nha Trang a popular Vietnamese resort. The accommodation for the next 2 nights is ideally situated right near the main beach in the centre of town. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 20: NHA TRANG FREE & EASY
Today is a cycle-free day to enjoy the clear blue waters and relaxed ambiance of Nha Trang. We make an excursion by local boat on the harbour exploring nearby islands for a beach sojourn in the shade of coconut palms or snorkelling from the boat. You can also enjoy a relaxing massage, a cooling swim in the pristine waters, a pedicure or cool beer by the sea. A fresh seafood lunch is also available on the boat if you wish. On our return to Nha Trang we can plan to visit a local fishing village. Nha Trang also offers a number of sights of historical or spiritual significance, which can be explored at your leisure in the afternoon after our return. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Meals included: Breakfast
 
DAY 21: NHA TRANG - HO CHI MINH CITY
After breakfast we will transfer to the airport for our flight to Ho Chi Minh city. In the afternoon, we walk through the heart of the city past some of Ho Chi Minh's famous sites; the French colonial Town Hall, the Rex Hotel, Notre Dame Cathedral, the former U.S. embassy, the President's Palace (also known as the Reunification Palace), the War Crimes Museum. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 22: HO CHI MINH - CU CHI TUNNELS
Morning pick up from the hotel for Cu Chi tour, en route to visit the bustling market at Thu Dau Mot. Upon arrival in Cu Chi, we visit the incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometres hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas and was the military base of the North Vietnamese Army during the US-Vietnam war. Afternoon leave Cu Chi to Ho Chi Minh for farewell dinner. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 23: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE
After breakfast at hotel, you are free at your leisure to explore the city until transfer to the airport for your departure flight to your home. End of services.
Meals included: Breakfast
INCLUSION & EXCLUSION
Inclusion
Exclusion
  • Hotel accommodation on twin/double room sharing with daily breakfast
  • Homestay with local people
  • One night on deluxe junk on Halong bay
  • Domestic air tickets Hanoi - Hue // Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh with airport tax
  • Overnight train ticket Lao Cai - Hanoi with 4 persons per cabin A/C sleeper
  • Private transfers and transportation with A/C on tour
  • Bikes and helmets
  • Boat trip as in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • English speaking guides
  • All meals listed in the itinerary
  • Mineral water per pax per day
  • Vietnam visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals and drinks not mentioned
  • All international flights to Hanoi and from Ho Chi Minh and airport taxes
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tipping/gratuities for local guides
  • All optional programs
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
PRICE

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