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Vietnam Spirit of Northern Cycling Tour

 Vietnam Spirit of Northern Cycling Tour

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi - Mai Chau

Heading along Highway No.6 to Hoa Binh Province, there is plenty of incredible mountain scenery. We arrive in the remote region of Mai Chau, a magical valley full of rice fields and serene villages which are excellent for exploring. We walk about two hours in the afternoon and descend to Xom Moi village, situated by the scenic Black River and home to the Muong people. Here we get to know a Muong family and have tea with them. Tonight our host offers us a toast before we stay overnight in their traditional house.
Summary
The transfer: 4.5 hrs
The trekking: 2.5 - 3 hrs
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Home Stay in Village

Day 2 Mai Chau - Black River
We explore the Black River by morning river boat ride and a hike. We hike about 8 km along tracks and paths used by the locals, across spectacular mountain scenery spotting peaceful villages. We are rewarded with beautiful views from the river. On the way we visit a Tay village, nestled beneath a picturesque valley and have lunch there. We head over hills and hike through rainforest to the Nanh village, home to the Dao people. Here we stay overnight as guests of a Dao family.
Summary
The transfer: No
The trekking: 2.5 - 3 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Home Stay in Village

Day 3 Hill tribe Hike
The day begins by crossing hills and hiking through rice terraces, passing White Thai villages and going down into the Mai Chau valley. En route we meet local villagers going about their daily life and visit a typical White Thai village, eating lunch in their house. After lunch we walk to our destination around late afternoon. We settle in with a local Thai family in a traditional wooden house.
Summary
The transfer: No
The trekking: 2.5 - 3 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Home Stay in Village

Day 4 Cuc Phuong National Park
Time for relaxation. Wandering around corn fields, rice terraces. Later in the morning we walk to our waiting vehicle and make our way to Cuc Phuong National Park, which is located in Ninh Binh Province and covers over 200 sq km. This is Vietnam's most famous park, we take a short walk in the rainforest for approximately 3 km, which offers some wildlife viewing. The night will be spent at a comfortable guest house in the park's headquarters, which are surrounded by spectacular mountains and rainforest.
Summary
The transfer: 3.5 hrs
The trekking: 2.5 - 3 hrs
Biking: 15km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in National Park

Day 5 Cuc Phuong National Park - Red River Delta
This morning we visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre in the park to witness the conservation efforts being made to save the endangered Langur, a primate species. After this, we relax on a leisurely boat ride across the Hoang Long river whilst enjoying our picnic lunch aboard. Afternoon finds us in the floating village of Kenh Ga, set amongst stunning limestone scenery and a network of peaceful waterways, walking around scenic outcrops and open rice fields. We stay overnight in a hotel by the town of Tam Coc.
Summary
The transfer: 1 hrs
The trekking: 1 hrs
Biking: 30km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Tam Coc

Day 6 Red River Delta
A morning bicycle ride takes us into rock formations and past pretty villages to Truong Yen District. Here we get to know some local families, learn about their way of life. The rest of the time we explore the delta, strolling around villages, meeting local people and having tea in their homes. We visit a very ancient pagoda dating back over 1000 years. The night is spent back in Tam Coc.
Summary
The transfer: 4.5 hrs
The trekking: 1 hrs
Biking: 30km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Tam Coc

Day 7 Red River Delta - Bai Tu Long Bay
Departing Ninh Binh we drive through Thai Binh and Hai Phong Provinces, onwards to Ha Long City, where we embark on a 3-hour boat trip amongst some of the 3000 spectacular limestone peaks, whilst enjoying lunch on the boat. Weather permitting, there will be an opportunity to swim in the clear waters and enjoy a short bicycle ride on Van Don Island. We spend the night on Boat.
Summary
The transfer: 3 hrs
Biking: 15km
kayaking: 2.5 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on Boat

Day 8 Bai Tu Long Bay
After breakfast we spend time cycling across the island and relaxing on a pristine beach. A few hours of cruising follows - time to appreciate the beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay as we discover its towering cliffs and fascinating limestone islets. Arriving in Cai Rong Island we stay overnight on Boat.
Summary
The transfer: Boat Cruise
Biking: 30km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on Boat

Day 9 Cai Rong Island - Cat Ba Island
Cai Rong's breathtaking limestone scenery and fishing village life is visible during our morning's time on the island. We cycle through picturesque part of the island and stroll around a local fishing market. En route, we stop at our pleasure to give us all a chance to interact with the local people, before we return to Cat Ba Island for overnight
Summary
The transfer: Boat Cruise
Biking: 30km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Cat Ba Island

Day10:Cat Ba Island Cycling
AM: Breakfast, cycling trip through beautiful scenery...Trek up "King Pick" enjoying panoramic view of Cat Ba island. Cycling to Gia Luan village. Have lunch in Gia Luan.
PM: Cycling to Phu Long. Boat trip visiting mangrove forest and "Heavenly Dragon cave"...Cycling back to Cat Ba town. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Cat Ba.
Summary
The transfer: Bus
Biking: 40km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Cat Ba Island

Day11: Cat Ba Island - Hai Phong - Hanoi
AM: Breakfast, Speed Boat trip back to Hai Phong  with stop for taking photos of marvelous seascapes. Lunch in restaurant in Hai Phong City.
PM: Back to Hanoi with stop in Hai Duong. Arrive in Hanoi about 5 PM. Tour finished.
Summary
The transfer: Bus * Speed Boat
Biking: 15km
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: No

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Days:>= 5 days
Price:1000usd - 2000usd
Start from:  Hanoi

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