Vietnam Cycling Southbound 15 days

This trip is suitable with travelers who would like to explore Vietnam by cycling from the North to South through lots of spectacular mountain passes, meeting local people and learn regional culture.

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be greeted by our team at the Noi Bao airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of day is your own.

Day 2: Hanoi – Hue

After breakfast, you enjoy a comprehensive tour of Hanoi. The rest of the day is your free time to explore the many interesting streets of the Old Quarter of Hanoi, an area that has changed little over the centuries as well as enjoy Hanoi cuisine like Pho, Sping roll… In the evening, you will be transferred to the train station for the overnight train journey southwards to Hue.

Day 3: Hue

You will arrive in Hue in the early morning, and be transferred to the hotel for fresh up and enjoy breakfast. Then you start visiting the former Imperial capital of Hue. First, there is a visit to the Citadel. In the afternoon, you will see Emperors’ mausoleums, before continuing on to Thien Mu Pagoda, which is considered to be the unofficial symbol of Hue.

Day 4: Hue - Hoi An (30km Cycling with an optional extra 40Km)

This day, there will be challenge for yourself by riding to the top of the Hai Van Pass, which is 500m above sea level. You can either stop cycling at the top or continue down the other side before ending your journey in Hoi An. In the late afternoon, let take a short walking tour through the old streets of this picturesque town.

 Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 5: Hoi An

Breakfast is served at your hotel. The day is your leisure time with many things for you to do. You may enjoy a fun cooking class and learn how to prepare some sumptuous Vietnamese dishes or just spend the day lazing on the beach. Don’t forget to a short walking in the evening which the best time to enjoy atmosphere of Hoi An ancient town.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 6: Hoi An - Quang Ngai (30km Cycling)

Leaving Hoi An in mid-morning take the bus to Chau O. You will have time to enjoy a picnic lunch and cycle through Chau O to a hamlet called My Lai. Here lies the evocative memorial for those villagers who died in the horrific massacre during the Vietnam War. After visiting the memorial and museum, you will continue on to Quang Ngai.

Day 7: Quang Ngai - Kontum (60km Cycling)

Today is a more challenging day as you leave Highway 1 and head inland towards Quang Nam. Cycling will last only part of the day, along undulating roads with stunning photo opportunities. Ride will pass many remote villages, through tropical forests, over bridges and along quiet roads.

 Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 8: Kontum - Buon Me Thuot (100km Cycling)

Today, your cycling will avoid the highway and pass through some exceptional scenery including rubber and tea plantations, and ethnic minority villages. The route is on paved roads and will end your journey in the largest town in the Western Highlands.

Day 9: Dalat (100km Cycling)

This day, you have a full day of cycling. First, you will start off riding for 50km along the valley floors before taking in the mountainous route of Highway 27. The scenery along the way is simply breathtaking. Arrive in Dalat in the late afternoon.

Day 10: Dalat (50km Cycling) (B)

Let enjoy a comprehensive cycling tour of Dalat and take in the main sights of this relaxed mountain retreat. Your tour will include the visit to Emperor Bao Dai’s Summer Palace, Xuan Huong Lake and the vibrant town market.

Day 11: Dalat - Nha Trang (100km Cycling)

The cycling of today is downhill towards the coast and the city of Nha Trang. We will pass through minority villages before reaching kilometres of pristine beaches. Nha Trang is a popular Vietnamese resort because of its great climate and beautiful offshore islands.

Day 12: Nha Trang

Free day for you to enjoy and explore the city with your own way by cycling.  If possible, take chance to to explore the nearby islands by boat for a day of swimming and snorkelling in the azure waters. On your return to Nha Trang, spend the afternoon at leisure.

Day 13: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City

This morning, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. In the afternoon, walk through the heart of the city and past some of Ho Chi Minh City’s most famous sites: the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Colonial-era Post Office, Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum.

Day 14: Cu Chi Tunnels

Today, we will make a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels which was the scene of fierce fighting during the Vietnam War. The afternoon is your free time to explore the wonders of this frenetic metropolis. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City

You will have free time until be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

This tour is built upon our firsthand knowledge & experience, offering you the best choices available. The price of this trip varies depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and availability of ground services.

Please click on CUSTOMIZE YOUR TRIPS and supply the required information, enabling us to send you your personalized quote within 24 hours!

Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirements, but may incur price changes

WHAT'S INCLUDED?
Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels 
Private Vehicles and Drivers
Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
All domestic flights
Airport Taxes and Fuel charges
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Drinking water available on the vehicles.
Service Charge & Government Taxes
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
Your International Flights
Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Any bank fees or charges at your end
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Personal Travel Insurance
Tips for tour guide and driver in each region
Peak season or public holidays surcharge if any
Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
Vietnam visa stamp fee 
Other services not mentioned above

HOTEL SELECTION:

The hotels listed below are our suggestions for the best value on this tour.  However, Asia Essence Tours offers many more options of hand-picked hotels, with different "star ratings", allowing you to customize the vacation to meet your taste and budget.
  

LOCATIONS

FIRST CLASS CATEGORY

SUPERIOR CATEGORY

DELUXE CATEGORY

Hanoi

Silk Queen Hanoi

Golden Silk Boutique

Hanoi D’Opera

Hue

New Star Hue

Park View Hue

Imperial Hue

Hoian

Kiman Hoian

Essence Hoian

Palm Garden Hoian

HCM City

Family Inn

Paragon Saigon

Majestic Saigon

Nha trang

Galliot

Michelia

Sunrise

Dalat

Ngoc Lan Hotel

Best Western Dalat Plaza

DUPARC DALAT

ABOUT HOTELS:

We, at Asia Essence Tours, are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. As the hotel cost will be the major expense of your vacation in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, it is essential that all of the hotels chosen by us are the highest quality for the price paid. All of our prices are based on twin, double or queen shared rooms.

BELOW IS AN EXPLANATION OF THE HOTEL "STAR" RATINGS:

First Class/ 3 Star (from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/night)

The First Class/ 3 Star Hotels are good value and normally centrally located. They all have comfortable en-suite rooms, good amenities and public areas to relax in. They are usually family run hotels, so offer great personalized service for your enjoyment and comfort. Most first class properties offer an in-house restaurant, and some may even have a swimming pool!

Superior/ 4 star (from US$ 80 - US$ 110/ per room/night)

The 4* superior Hotels offer a wide range of services. Many superior hotels feature a choice of several in-house restaurants. In addition virtually all of them have a swimming pool. Some may even feature a spa or health club. This grade of hotel offers more for your enjoyment and comfort, while still remaining affordable.

Deluxe/ 5 Star (from US$120 - US$ 180++/ per room/night)

These 5* Deluxe hotels are usually owned by Worldwide, well known Hotel chains. The deluxe hotels feature excellent locations, offer the highest standards of service and facilities, and are known as the best hotels in each region. Facilities such as swimming pools and spas are the norm, and guest rooms are luxurious. These hotels offer first class service and amenities throughout.

ASIA ESSENCE TOURS™ BESPOKE STYLE SUITS EVERYONE

Flexibility: The sample itinerary can be modified to suit your interests, budget as well as your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination.

Tailor-Made Journey: This trip can be tailor made to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more individual trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments, with the flexibility to plan a trip at your own pace. Quality and value are the hallmark of the trips, with most services being provided on a private basis.

Commitment to Excellence: We enjoys excellent relationships with all of the highly regarded hotels and finest properties in our destinations as well as with service suppliers so that we are able to negotiate the most attractive prices for our clients, which enables us to provide exclusive holidays and affordable special offers. We create one-of-a-kind vacations for groups and individuals. We love our destinations and do our best to make sure that our customers feel the same way. Our job is to make sure that everyone gets the right balance of comfort and excitement to enjoy the experience of a lifetime.


Extend This Tour With...

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Ba Be lake National Park mini adventure


Northern Vietnam Cycling


Southern Vietnam Cycling


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