Duration: 12 days 11 nights
Highlight: Ho Chi Minh City- Mekong Delta – Hoi An – Hue - Hoa Lu- Tam Coc- Hanoi- Halong – Sapa
Depart From: Ho Chi Minh City
Stop Off: Ha Noi City
Tour Code: EI – VN 007
Departure Dates: Daily
Group Size: Minimum of four 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
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You will be greeted at the Tan Son Nhat airport and transferred to your hotel. You have much appreciated leisure time before private afternoon tour of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. It is the largest and busiest city in Vietnam with a population of 7 million people and much of daily life takes place on the streets, which are lined with shops, stall sand vendors with their wares spread out on the footpath. You will want to explore bustling Ben Thanh Market, the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace. You will have an overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Vietnam and is often referred to as the rice bowl of Vietnam as it produces three crops of rice per year. The fertile Mekong Delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers. The Delta area marks the end of a 4,500 km journey made by the Mekong River after having traveled through six countries. Traditional transportation in the Delta is by boat along a vast network of canals and channels. Boating along these canals and visiting the floating markets always proves to be a fascinating and rewarding experience for all visitors.
You will leave Ho Chi Minh City to head for lush My Tho, where you will cruise on a private boat through the green vegetation of the canals to an orchard. There, you will be treated to a delicious lunch in a local restaurant in the heart of the Mekong, complete with tropical fruits. You will also visit the snake farm, Dong Tam, which breeds snakes for, among other things, snake wine. You'll then head back to Ho Chi Minh City for an overnight stay.
You will transfer to the airport for a flight to Danang. Upon arrival at Danang you will be greeted by our guide who will begin by escorting you on a tour of Danang City, including the Cham Museum where you can find out more about this ancient but advanced civilization.
After leaving Danang you will make your way to the Marble Mountains, where there will be the opportunity to climb to the top and admire the temples that have a commanding view over the surrounding district. You will continue to the delightful town of Hoi An, approximately 30 km away. Once in Hoi An, you will check into your hotel and have some free leisure time before an overnight stay in Hoi An.
You will next head to Hue city continue our trip by visiting Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, created in the 19th century for the Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. The next experience is exploring the local life by visiting Dong Ba market. If time permits you can pass by “the Quốc Học of Huế” the famous school in Hue and see female student in Ao dai traditional dress and hear the guide talk about this famous school.
Overnight in Hue.
After breakfast at hotel, Visit the Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang. Lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant.
Continue to visit Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda. Then get on the boat for a sight -seeing along the Perfume River to see fishing village and sampan on the way back. Do not miss the Sunset on the Perfume River! Back to town at 16:30.
In the evening, the car and guide will transfer to Train station, take a night train to Hanoi capital.
This full day tour will take you around Hanoi's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex, Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, the Presidential Palace, the One Pillar Pagoda nearby and the Old Quarter, known for its maze of 36 streets and former craft guilds.
Also on the tour, you'll find the Lake of the Restored Sword, Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake, lover's street Thanh Nien, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple and one of the city's best museums, either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum. You will stay overnight in Hanoi.
07:45- 08:15. Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quater and start Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Tour 1 Day, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu
Visit the historic capital of Viet Nam and the famous ancient temples of Le and The Dinh Dynasties.
Bus/private car transfer or cycle for an hour on picturesque quiet roads through Villages rice fields rivers and rocky outcrops to Tam Coc (12km) for lunch.
PM: Boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone.
Dive back to Ha Noi and drop off at your hotel around at 06.00pm. Finish Hoa Lu – Tam Coc 1 Day Tour.
After breakfast we journey east to Vietnam's greatest natural wonder, Ha long Bay. We board our beautiful traditional wooden junk and spend a full day and night cruising the bay's 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, we enjoy a wonderful dinner and later there is opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat. Kayaks are also available if specified at time of booking. Overnight on boat.
Wake up to fresh coffee and take a small boat to a nearby sandy cove beach for an opportunity to relax and have a morning swim. For a great photo opportunity it is well worth walking up to the hill top pagoda which overlooks the entire Ha long bay. Afterwards we return for a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Ha long City. En route the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to mystical dragons.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Arrive Lao Cai in early morning and be transferred by shuttle bus to Sapa, which gives yours eyes a massage with the endless blue sky and colorful terraced paddy field. The road is curved around the mountain and you will just go from one surprised to another. The further you go, the closer you are to the sky and to nature.
On arrival, you will stop by our office and leave your luggage and possibly take a shower in our hotel’s waiting room.
9:00AM. You meet your guide and start trekking. The first part we will mostly trek downhill Y Linh Ho hamlet. The trek offers some stunning views of the rice terraces, gardens and Fan Si Pan mountain ranges. After going through a suspension bridge, we start walking up to Lao Chai San village.
There we are experiencing the richest traditional culture of Black H’Mong people in the region. The trekking route offers a breathtaking view of vegetable gardens and rice terraces with green mountains rising above. There will be time for visiting with local families and learning about their traditional fiber processing.
After this you continue to Ta Van village (1.200 m) to visit Zay people. Zay is a fairly small minority group of about 38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam. Ta Van is a small village set within a picturesque valley not far from the northern Vietnamese mountain resort of Sapa. The area is renowned for its colorful ethnic minorities, and Ta Van is home to two such groups.
12.00: Picnic Lunch by the side of the river.
The rest few hours in the afternoon, you will visit the daily activities of local people before car ride returns to Sapa. Have dinner at restaurant. Overnight at Sapa.
Have breakfast at the hotel.
You will explore Ham Rong Mountain with unspoiled and spectacular scenery. Here, you can enjoy many kinds of colorful flowers in Indochina Orchid Garden. Passing two Heaven Gates, visitors will reach the top of Ham Rong which is called Pitch Cloud and have a panoramic view of Sapa.
Afternoon, you start trekking to Cat Cat village which is occupied by the Black H’mong tribe. Here, you can see the hydroelectric power station which was built by the French in twentieth century. You will experience the tribal way of life of ethnic minorities while enjoying wonderful views of the terraced rice paddy fields and the waterfall in Cat Cat village.
Have dinner before transfer to train station.
Take a night train back to Hanoi.
Arrive Ha noi, the car and guide will pick up and transfer to Centre city.
Have breakfast at local restaurant and you have free time to discover Hanoi capital before the time to the airport.
Transfer to Noi bai airport
The end tour.
- All private transfer and transportation
- Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
- Experienced local English speaking guide
- Domestic Ho Chi Minh City- Da Nang
- Train Hue – Hanoi, Hanoi- Sapa – Hanoi
- Boat trips as itinerary
- Meals as indicated
- All sightseeing tickets
- Water and tissues on coach
- Complimentary Approval document for Vietnam visa
- Services charges and government tax
- International flights & departures taxes
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
- Vietnam visa stamping fees & Cambodia visa
- Others not mentioned above
- Compulsory dinner at hotel and peak season surcharges
Rate in US$/person:
Price per person valid from 1 Sep, 2019 – 31 Dec, 2020
*Price is based on minimum 2 people sharing 1 double/ twin room. Single Room Use is surcharged when 1 person occupy 1 room.
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