Tour Code : EI - CYCLING 001 - 2
Highlight: Halong Bay is made up of 1,969 islands of various sizes, 989 of which have been given names. There are two kinds of islands, limestone and schist, which are concentrated in two main zones: the southeast (belonging to Bai Tu Long Bay), copy at www.easyindochinatravel.com and the southwest (belonging to Halong Bay). This densely concentrated zone of stone islands, world famous for its spectacular scenery of grottoes and caves, forms the central zone of Halong Bay, which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The bay itself has an area of 43,400 ha, consists of 775 islands, and forms a triangle with the island of Dau Go (Driftwood Grotto) to the west, the lake of Ba Ham (Three Shelter Lake) to the south, and the island of Cong Tay to the east.
Viewed from above, Halong Bay resembles a geographic work of art. While exploring the bay, you feel lost in a legendary world of stone islands. There is Man's Head Island, which resembles a man standing and looking towards the mainland. Dragon Island looks like a dragon hovering above the turquoise water. La Vong Island resembles an old man fishing. www.easyindochinatravel.com There are also the islands of the Sail, the Pair of Roosters, and the Incense Burner, which all astonishingly resemble their namesakes. The forms of the islands change depending on the angle of the light and from where the islands are viewed. At the core of the islands, there are wonderful caves and grottoes, such as Thien Cung (Heavenly Residence Grotto), Dau Go (Driftwood Grotto), Sung Sot (Surprise Grotto), and Tam Cung (Three Palace Grotto).
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In the morning we’ll transfer out of the city, and off of the busy roads, to the peaceful land of Hai Duong. We’ll unload the bikes and begin our cycle to the historical Tonkin Sea. Along the way, we’ll stop to enjoy a quick lunch. Then, we’ll keep riding to Ha Long Bay where we will stay overnight.
After breakfast we’ll take a boat trip to visit Dau Go Cave, where you’ll have free time to kayak and explore. Locals will host dinner on Cat Ba Island. We will stay at a hotel in Cat Ba overnight.
We’ll leave the hotel at sunrise to begin our final biking day. A wonderful route, you’ll cycle around the island and take in the variety of landscapes the land has to offer. Then, we’ll board a ferry to Hai Phong port city for lunch. The day will end with a transfer back to Hanoi to conclude the trip.
Support vehicle to carry gear, luggage, first aid
English speaking tour guide
Boat trip/ Kayak
Pick up & drop off at your hotel
Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
All biking gear (bike, helmet, tool kit, water cage)
Water, snacks and fresh fruits on cycling days
Departure Dates: Daily
Group Size: Minimum of two and maximum of ten cyclists
Price: Rates vary. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs