Vietnam Cycling Tour

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Quang Binh - Hue - Hoi An - Danang

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Overview

The Heroic Vietnam War has always been a page of history to be explored by the hand of foreign tourists. In this tour, you will travel through the magnificent land of Vietnam and visit numerous historical sites from Ho Chi Minh Trail to the peaceful town of Hoi An. Biking on a slow pace and enjoy the very beauty in this South East Asia country.

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Upon landing at Noi Bai airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. A tour guide will provide up-to-date information about your journey and traffic in Vietnam to your group.

In the afternoon, you will spend time at your leisure by traveling around by bike. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

♣ Please check our selected hotels in Hanoi for your reference.

Our morning will begin through Mai Chau Valley where you can catch the first glimpse of Vietnam mountainous area. It is possible to stop midway and take some lovely pictures of mountains, vast green fields, and forests. Try to relax on the drive as you will soon begin a biking adventure with an experienced guide.

Reach Mai Chau in about 4 hours and stop in a village of the Thai, an ethnic group in Vietnam, called PomCoong. Here, feel free to talk with the local as you enjoy the hearty meal made by the host. Afterward, take a ride to Buoc Village on village road and stop at the home of Thai People. During your trip, you will be provided with necessary equipment such as helmets alongside the best road suitable for viewing the stunning scenery in Mai Chau.

Arrive at our destination in the late afternoon. Dine and rest in the traditional house of local people.

On this day, we will continue on a more difficult road, so fully enjoy your breakfast made by the local host. After that, bid farewell to Buoc Village and ride to Van Mai Village while traveling through charming river and landscape. Stop at Van Mai Village and lunch in a stilt house.

Continue by returning to Mai Chau Valley and travel to Puluong Nature Reserve. Venture on a rugged road and capture the breathtaking scenery of nature. At the end of the day, you will stay in Hang Village and rest in a local house with a Thai host.

From Hang Village, challenge yourself by biking on a bumpy road to another village. For half of the day, a tough climb on the hill will certainly satisfy any adventurers and in the afternoon you will reach Hin Village. Spend time relaxing in the peaceful mountainous area and explore local culture and customs up-close. Overnight in Hin Village.

Our next trip will be riding beside beautiful Ma River where you can easily encounter fascinated ancient Water Transfer System in the region. Bid farewell to your local host and biking to a bridge before arrive in Canh Nang Town. View the wonderful traits of Vietnamese countryside and lunch in the town.

Afterward, it is time for us to contemplate various kinds of fishes in Cam Luong in which we stop at Fairy Fish Stream. Feel free to feed and take photographs of some of the rarest fish in Vietnam. The trip continues to the South until we reach Ho Chi Minh highway. 

Now, you can finally leave your bike behind and be transferred by Van back to Tan Ky to have dinner and rest for the night.

Start on Ho Chi Minh Highway, biking to the South of Tan Ky until you reach Pho Chau. On the way to this small town, enjoy the magnificent yet tranquil scenery with vast fields on two sides of the road. In Pho Chau, leave your bike behind for a while to take a bus to Pho Chau and lunch in this peaceful town. Then, time to head back to Ho Chi Minh Trail and travel to a special historical site, Dong Loc Junction. Finally, for an hour drive, you will return on Ho Chi Minh Trail and take a bus to Huong Khe. Dinner and overnight in Huong Khe.

The highlight of today’s trip will be in Phong Nha National Park where you discover the beauty of Vietnamese Cave System.  Make your way toward Liem Phu and lunch before transfer to Phong Nha Cave by bus. Here, you will venture into a different world in the cave on a small cruise along the river. This destination is famous for its astonishing stalactite formations with hundred kinds of shape and size. 

For 2 hours, you will have plenty opportunities to capture the trait of the cave and then take a bus to Dong Hoi to rest and overnight.

After breakfast, catch a bus and arrive at the meeting point where you grab your bike and continue on Ho Chi Minh Highway. On the way, you will have the chance to visit the Cemetery of thousands of soldiers fighting to protect the unification and independent of the country.

Back to Dong Hoi and lunch in a local restaurant before a short bus tour to DMZ. This "Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone" contains some of the most iconic evidence of the Vietnamese War with many ordnance devices still remaining outside of the safe zone. Dinner and overnight in Dong Ha.

Today, the tour guide will take you to a whole new historical site called Khe Sanh. This was once a military base during the war, but now it has become a lively open exhibition. Head toward to Da Krong River next to contemplate the beautiful countryside scenery and leave the heavy atmosphere of the war behind for a while. Lunch will be served on the way.

Continue to A Luoi to feel the cruel battlefields from decades ago between Vietnam and US. Through the story told by the tour guide, you can easily imagine the whole scene during your trip in A Luoi. Take time and explore the Vietnamese history and then dine with your group. Overnight in A Luoi.

Enjoy a nice meal in the morning and transfer through a long pass. Begin your ride to Prao and challenge yourself uphill and then downhill for 40 kilometers. Lunch in Prao and biking to Thanh My. Dinner and overnight in Thanh My.

Your adventure today will be entirely in the charming ancient town of Hoi An. Biking along peaceful Vu Gia River and stop at Dai Loc to lunch. Witness the life of the local on the way and enjoy your easy ride to Hoi An.

Arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon, check in your hotel and start to explore the cuisine in the town. Overnight in Hoi An.

♣ Please check our selected hotels in Hoi An for your reference.

Explore Hoi An to your heart's content and immerse yourself in one of the most interesting locations in Vietnam. For food lovers, Hoi An has a huge number of unique foods only in the region and also other dishes in Vietnam or sit down and relax in the corner of a cafe to try the delectable Vietnamese Phin. Other than that, the town has a good selection of cultural sites and handicraft villages for tourists to find out.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Relax in Hoi An or you can spend time in Cua Dai Beach before transferring to Danang to take your flight. End of Service.

List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.

In Vietnam

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Hanoi L'Heritage Quoc Hoa May De Ville Old Quarter Apricot
Mai Chau Homestay Homestay Sol Bungalow Mai Chau Ecolodge
Hoi An Kim An Hoian Silk Boutique Thanh Binh Riverside Sunrise Hoian

In Vietnam

Hanoi L'Heritage
Mai Chau Homestay
Hoi An Kim An
Hanoi Quoc Hoa
Mai Chau Homestay
Hoi An Hoian Silk Boutique
Hanoi May De Ville Old Quarter
Mai Chau Sol Bungalow
Hoi An Thanh Binh Riverside
Hanoi Apricot
Mai Chau Mai Chau Ecolodge
Hoi An Sunrise Hoian

Our prices are valid for daily departures (except some special case as explained below) for group from 1 to 6 pax. If your party has more than 6 adults, please send us an email, we will advise our best price for your group.

For children, please note:

+ Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (maximum 2 adults with 1 child under 2 years old)

+ Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% price of adults

+ Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% price of adults

+ Children from 12 years old: as adult

Our prices are not valid for some special occasions and peak season as below:

° Christmas and New Year (normally, there will be surcharge for Gala Dinner on 24.Dec and 31.Dec Eves – applied for 4 and 5 star hotels)

° Easter Holidays - from 11.Apr.2018 - 19.Apr.2018 – some 5-star hotels in Hoian will have surcharge for Easter Holidays

° Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 13.Feb.2018 – 18.Feb.2018 – if you travel during this period, there will have surcharge for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking

Inclusions

  • 13 day tour from the North to the Center of Vietnam.
  • 12 nights' accommodation.
  • Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese cuisine with 31 meals included.
  • Professional bicycle
  • All airport transfers
  • English speaking guides
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • VIETNAM VISA LETTER
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets – We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from South Africa to Vietnam are approximately $700-$1100 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! Let’s contact us for more details.
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee: 25USD per person
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews

SimonCB

Cape Town, South Africa

"Wonderful holiday through Vietnam and Cambodia"

Oct 2017

It has been a great experience. Our holiday in Vietnam and Cambodia was fantastic. We explore all of Hanoi, Halong, Ho Chi Minh and Siem Reap. The guides and drivers work like clockwork, friendly and helpful. The cruise in Halong was superb, very comfortable in ... More +

Mathew and Wife

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Amazing Vietnam experience!"

Oct 2017

I and my wife are just home from our tour to Vietnam after nearly two weeks. It was an excellent job done by Alex and her team to organize everything perfectly. I'm happy with my drivers and tour guides especially Tom in Hanoi. He ... More +

Jurgens M

Cape Town, South Africa

"Great long, multi-city trip"

Sept 2017

We have recently returned from a trip through Vietnam and Cambodia. 14 day tour that took us from Saigon to Hanoi then Cambodia was amazing. Everything was very well organized. The guides always showed up on time, very knowledgeable and personable. All hotels were super ... More +

Lee Ann

Cape Town, South Africa

"You made us an amazing honeymoon"

Sept 2017

Thank you Julie for your arrangement. Our whole trip went very smoothly. The drivers and guides on the tours were all reliable, helpful and friendly. We love Mekong Delta tour, Halong Bay, Hue and Hoi An. We would turn around and recommend to anyone in ... More +

John Henry

Durban, South Africa

"A truly magical trip"

Sept 2017

The most wonderful 10 day trip of Vietnam. Everything was very well organized and ran so smoothly, including meeting me at my Hanoi hotel on my first day. All boutique hotels were beautiful with very friendly staff. We had the best transfer service. A big ... More +

Joddina Al

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Thank you, thank you"

July 2017

We just returned from a fantastic 3 week trip through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It was a long trip but everything worked very smoothly. At every location, we were met by a driver and guide to take us to our hotel and to take us ... More +

Patrick Ln

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Fantastic tour and lovely arrangements"

July 2017

We had enjoyed very much our first trip to Vietnam. It was an amazing experience in Hanoi with millions of motorcycles, traffic was crazy but safe. We did a walking tour, tried Bia Hoi (kind of local beer), and BBQ in Hanoi old quarter which ... More +

Sheila

Bloemfontein, South Africa

"Now I said traveling solo in Vietnam is easy"

June 2017

Our first trip to a country completely unknown to me. I did not have to worry about any transportation and got picked up and dropped off at the airport. The guide in Hanoi Ms Ha spoke excellent English and was really knowledgeable about the history ... More +

Steve Alan

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Great trip and excellent organisation"

June 2017

We were so impressed with how punctual and effortless the trip was. From the moment we arrived, we were picked up and everything went smoothly. The guides were outstanding, friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and a great credit to the company. We love Halong Bay and it ... More +

Amanda C

Cape Town, South Africa

"What a beautiful trip, fantastic tour guides"

Dec 2016

What a beautiful trip, we wouldn't have changed anything. This was our first holiday to Southeast Asia. We were met at the airport then taken around to see Hanoi by Jim. He even suggested us to try local street food and beer that was just ... More +

Lynne Elsabe

Cape Town, South Africa

"Amazing Vietnam & Cambodia holiday"

Dec 2016

We were very pleased with the services and everything went clock perfect? I actually still find it incredible. We can recommend everybody a visit to the charming Vietnam and magical Siem Reap in Cambodia. You have set such a high bench mark. I honestly wish ... More +

Tracy Cante

Bloemfontein, South Africa

"A holiday to remember"

Dec 2016

Everything about this experience was terrific.
- Sapa was just fantastic and the tour guide wonderful.
- Tour to Halong Bay was first class, food was delicious, amazing scenery.
- Hue visit to ancient temples was so informative.
- Resort we upgraded to in Hoi An was ... More +

Patricia HR

Johannesburg, South Africa

"A perfectly organised tour"

Sept 2016

Thanks Julie Le for all your hard work to organise our personalised tour. I and Thomas just wanted to let you know that the trip has been amazing. We had a most enjoyable time in Vietnam and Cambodia. Everything ran smoothly that we would always ... More +

Jennifer Whd

Durban, South Africa

"My best friend and I had a wonderful trip thanks"

Sept 2016

Thanks Tam Dang. Jenny and I had a wonderful and fun filled holiday. Absolutely no problems. The holiday began when met at the airport by an efficient friendly and welcoming driver. All the tours were punctual and well hassle free. Wonderful tour guides, nice and ... More +

Brian Joe

Centurion, South Africa

"Impressive and reliable"

Aug 2016

Vietnam and Cambodia were excellent because of the service me and my friends received. We only got to the Airport at Hanoi and the guide was at the terminal waiting for us. The tour guides had great knowledge of the areas and provided so much ... More +

Okicjoe

Pretoria, South Africa

"Exceptional services. We had a great time"

July 2016

The tour was really well organized. Each step was carefully executed and ran very smoothly. Our cruise in Ha Long Bay was a perfect arrangment to end our holiday. I wouldn't change an aspect of it. Good facilities used, quality transport and friendly, efficient and ... More +

Melanie Houley

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Just say woo excellent service and thank you"

July 2016

All our trips within Vietnam worked out perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed it. All the meet and greet persons were on time, the guides were excellent especially Ms My in Hanoi and Tam in Hoian. We were lucky to get a free upgrade for room at ... More +

Linda Anne

Boksburg, South Africa

"Amazing tour, perfect organisation and services"

July 2016

Our group of six had an amazing time in Vietnam. The trip ran smoothly, from airport pick up to final airport drop off. The tour was a great balance of free time and tour activities. Everything from hotels, internal flights, guide and food was well ... More +

CarolineVp

Cape Town, South Africa

"Fantastic 12 day Vietnam and Cambodia"

June 2016

Thank you Alex for the great 12 day tour in Vietnam and Cambodia which you had tailor made for me and my husband. The trip was completely well planned, organised , exciting and so interesting! The guides were super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Nothing was ... More +

Janise Lesch

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Brilliant, wonderful trip"

June 2016

Just arrived back from our holiday in Vietnam. We had a wonderful trip in Vietnam from the north down to the south. All the things from hotels, flights, car, guide etc. worked seamlessly. Thank you so much Candy and Seni Tours for all your outstanding ... More +

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