VIETNAM PEDAL PARADISE

11 Days

Itinerary

Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel for check-in (Early check-in is NOT included & subject to hotel’s availability).
In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university that was established inside a temple to educate Vietnam's royalty, mandarins, and members of the elite. After that, explore Hanoi's bustling Old Quarter, also known as "36 Pho Phuong" (36 Streets). Take a stroll through its narrow, winding streets filled with shops, street vendors, and historical architecture. And visit Hoan Kiem Lake, located in the heart of Hanoi. You can take a leisurely walk around the lake and visit Ngoc Son Temple situated on an islet within the lake.
Accommodation in Hanoi.

Start your day early and head to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of Vietnam's beloved leader, Ho Chi Minh. After that, take a short walk to the nearby One Pillar Pagoda, an iconic Buddhist temple built in a unique architectural style.
Then, we will take two hours driving to Hoa Lu, the Ancient Capital of Vietnam, located in Ninh Binh province, passing through the breathtaking landscapes reminiscent of a fairytale.
After lunch at the local restaurant, we will continue the route to Tam Coc, an ecological tourist site in the area, known as “Halong Bay on land.” The limestone, the valleys and the rivers come together to form a mysterious and surprising scene. Tam Coc cruise lasts about two hours, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Ninh Binh. And we will take a cycling adventure through the enchanting landscapes, rice fields beckon, offering an intimate connection with the authentic soul of rural Vietnam. End the day with a visit of the Bich Dong Pagoda, one of the most historic and famous in Vietnam, its name means "Green Grotto" relating to its magnificent natural beauties.
Accommodation in Ninh Binh.

Starting early in the morning from Ninh Binh to the famous Halong Bay, along the way we can enjoy the landscapes of rice fields, farms and the Red River Delta.
Upon arrival in Halong Bay, board your cruise ship and check into your cabin. Lunch on board is based on seafood and fresh fish. Take some time to relax and enjoy the stunning views of the limestone karsts and emerald waters. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to explore magnificent caves. In the evening, a special dinner contemplating the sunset, followed by a session of activities on board.
Overnight on board

Start your day with a refreshing Tai Chi session on the deck, surrounded by the serene beauty of Halong Bay.
Depending on the cruise itinerary, you may have some visits before disembarking from the cruise and transfer to Hanoi airport for the flight to Hue.
Accommodation in Hue

In the morning, we will take a boat trip on the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, which is considered the center of Buddhism in Vietnam since the early 1600s. Then, we will continue with a guided tour of the former Imperial Citadel, where we will see the former Imperial Palace, which has a closely similar model to the city. Banned from Beijing. French aerial bombardment and the 1968 Tet Offensive caused significant damage to this area; However, much of the city is being restored thanks to UNESCO funding.
In the afternoon, we will take a ride tour along the beautiful road to Thanh Toan village. On the way, you will have opportunities to capture the picturesque beauty of vast rice paddies, explore family temples, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of a local market. Upon arriving at Thanh Toan village, we will visit the Agriculture Museum. Then, take a moment to unwind at the tranquil Thanh Toan Bridge, where the gentle breeze carries the essence of the nearby river and the surrounding rice fields. Concluding our adventure, we'll traverse an alternative scenic route back to your hotel, ensuring a memorable and unique cycling experience through the heart of Vietnam's countryside.
Accommodation in Hue

Leaving the ancient capital of Hue, we will continue our journey to discover Hoi An, the charming ancient town in the Centre of country.
In the afternoon, we will take a short walking tour of Hoi An, where every step unveils a tale of centuries-old charm and cultural richness. Discover architectural treasures that echo the town's international heritage, from ornate Chinese assembly halls to the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Hoi An's culture, exploring hidden alleys adorned with lanterns and stumbling upon atmospheric temples.
Accommodation in Hoi An

Begin your day with a cycling adventure through the picturesque Vong Nhi village, unveiling stunning landscapes of the serene countryside.
Arrival at Thanh Dong organic farm, where a stroll through the vegetable garden introduces you to the farmers' inspiring journey into organic herb cultivation. Then we will engage in hands-on gardening activities alongside local farmers, participating in tasks such as applying organic manure, sowing herb seeds, and picking fresh vegetables.
Conclude the day with a tranquil basket boat ride along the Do River, soaking in the scenic beauty and glimpses of local fishing life, followed by a short cooking class and a delightful Vietnamese family-style lunch.
Accommodation in Hoi An

Transfer to Danang airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon
In the afternoon, start to visit some historical monuments of the city such as: the Cathedral Notre Dame, the Central Post Office, the Independence Palace and the War Musseum
End the day with the visit of Ben Thanh market, considered an unofficial symbol of Ho Chi Minh city
Accommodation in Saigon.

Embark on a three-hour journey to the Mekong River Delta, reaching Xeo Quyt to explore the historic military base nestled in the jungle. Experience a boat ride through the forest, immersing in reflections on the Vietnam War and envisioning the resilience against bombings. Take a memorable bike ride in Xeo Quyt before continuing to Sa Dec, often referred to as the Vietnamese Venice, where colonial charm meets the Mekong Delta's canals. Visit the old house of Huynh Thuy Le, once home to writer Marguerite Duras, featuring a captivating blend of French and Chinese architectural styles. End the day with a visit to a local flower garden before being transported to Can Tho, the Mekong Delta's key city, renowned for its intricate canal network.
Accommodation in Can Tho

Embark on an early morning boat tour to the renowned Cai Rang floating market, a bustling hub in the Southwest celebrated for its wholesale trade of fruits and agricultural products. Witness the lively spectacle of hundreds of boats, ships, and canoes laden with a diverse array of goods, including fruits, vegetables, and the region's exceptional rice. Experience the unique presentation as vendors hang samples on bamboo poles, known as Cay Tre, showcasing their offerings. End of the tour with a visit to the local market, offering insights into the daily life of the Mekong Delta's residents.
After that, transfer back to Saigon
Accommodation in Saigon

Transfer to Saigon airport for the return flight home.

Services

Included

  • - Accommodation in hotels 4* or 5* with breakfast.
  • - Lunch on all tour days.
  • - Private transport as mentioned in the program.
  • - Local guides with a lot of experience.
  • - Tickets and boat excursion as mentioned in the program.
  • - All operating service charges.

Excluded

  • - Online visa.
  • - Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability with a surcharge.
  • - Round-trip international flights to your country of origin.
  • - All domestic flights.
  • - Drinks and meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • - Other services not mentioned in the list of included services.

Highlights

  • Visit: Hanoi Old Quarter – Ninh Binh ‘’ Halong Bay on land” – Halong Bay – Hue Citadel – Hoi An Ancient Town – Saigon – Mekong with floating market
  • Basket boat
  • Cycling
  • Short cooking class

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VIETNAM PEDAL PARADISE