Connecting Vietnam

Overview

  • Explore bustling Saigon
  • Cycle through lush plantations in the Central Highlands
  • Taste Hoi An's delicious local cuisine
  • Cycle along the spectacular Hai Van Pass
  • Soak up the views over Halong Bay

A land of stunning natural beauty and cultural complexities, Vietnam beckons adventure travelers with its diverse topography of steep mountains, rolling hills, golden sand beaches and lush forest. Your journey commences in Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s financial hub, where towering sky scrapers and old French-colonial architecture collide. From here, you will move east to the coastal cities of Mui Ne and Nha Trang to enjoy biking along roads that weave along the oceans edge. Escape the humidity to the hill towns of Dalat and Buon Ma Thuot. Situated 1,475 meters above sea level, these charming, small cities were once the summer retreats for French diplomats who longed for cooler temperatures. Traverse northward to the romantic old trading post of Hoi An and the former imperial capital of the country, Hue. Your journey in Vietnam comes to an end with a bicycle tour through the capital of Hanoi and of course, a relaxing overnight cruise through Halong Bay – ideal for swimming, kayaking and lazing on the sundeck.

Details

17 Days

N/N

Cycling

30%

Price

$2,571 per person

Single Supplement

$571

Deposit

$771

Days

17

Fixed Departure Dates

2020 – September 28th , November 23rd

2021 – March 8th , April 12th

Difficulty

Moderate

Itinerary

Download itinerary here
  1. Day 1

    Begin your journey in Ho Chi Minh City. Rest at your hotel to acclimate to the time difference with the remainder of the day at your leisure.

  2. Day 2

    Enjoy a morning and afternoon tour of the city catching all the highlights. Pay a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera House and Ben Thanh Market.

  3. Day 3

    After breakfast, you will be transported 4-hours northeast of the city to the coastal town of Mui Ne. Enjoy biking over level terrain; passing beautiful beaches and sand dunes.

  4. Day 4

    Drive out of town to Bao Loc where you will cycle (33 km) to Di Linh. Upon reaching, you will be transferred to the charming hill town of Dalat.

  5. Day 5

    Depart from Dalat by cycling downhill to Tanung until you reach Lak Lake. Zephyr through lush fields off coffee and visit a local hill tribe. Late in the afternoon, you will be transferred to Buon Me Thuot.

  6. Day 6

    Buon Me Thuot is considered the coffee capital of Vietnam. From here, you head out on curvaceous roads heading towards the coastal city of Nha Trang, transferring the final 30km.

  7. Day 7

    Enjoy a half-day of cycling 30 km, through small villages and narrow back roads with periodic stops at points of interest. In the midafternoon, return to Nha Trang to laze on the beach.

  8. Day 8

    Travel north to Dai Lanh Beach where you can begin cycling to Tuy Hoa. Pass by quiet villages with stunning costal views. Upon reaching Tuy Hoa, you will be transferred to Quy Nhon where you will spend the night.

  9. Day 9

    Your cycling trek today will take you past several small villages and backwaters until you reach Quang Ngai. Once here, you can pay a visit to the My Lai Massacre Museum and stroll along secluded beaches.

  10. Day 10

    Transfer to Tam Ky where you will begin your cycling to Hoi An –– the romantic, old Chinese trading post, known for its lantern lined roads and wonderful restaurants.

  11. Day 11

    Enjoy a day of cycling in and outside of Hoi An. Pass through sleepy villages and stop at food vendors to sample delicious central Vietnamese dishes.

  12. Day 12

    Transfer 30-minutes north to Danang, where you will begin your cycling along the Hai Van pass to the former capital of Vietnam –– Hue. Enjoy a delicious lunch break at Lang Co Beach before reaching Hue, where you will spend the night.

  13. Day 13

    After breakfast, cycle around the city, visiting noteworthy places such as, the Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu pagoda and Tu Duc Tomb. In the evening, hop on a sleeper train to Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi.

  14. Day 14

    Upon your early morning arrival in Hanoi, rest at your hotel and in the late morning, enjoy a tour of the Old Quarter, One Pillar Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum.

  15. Day 15

    In the late morning you will be transferred three hours east to the famed Halong Bay. This area is known for its green-blue water and majestic limestone karsts. Upon setting sail on your vessel, enjoy lazing on the sundeck or swimming and kayaking in the bay.

  16. Day 16

    Awake early for a Tai Chi session before enjoying a delicious breakfast. Disembark before lunch and drive back to Hanoi to relax at your hotel. In the evening, join your guide for a food tour around lively neighborhoods of Hanoi.

  17. Day 17

    Departure from Hanoi

$771

Prefer a private tour?

ENQUIRE