Biking North Vietnam

  • Destination: Vietnam
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Price: $690

Immerse yourself in North Vietnam’s rich culture and natural beauty on a four day cycling trip that takes you deep into heart of this mystical region. Peddle through emerald-green rice paddies and past ancient, mountaintop pagodas. Learn the rhythms of local life and enjoy a rural home stay, making new friends and forging lifelong memories.

Day 1

Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation walk, visiting some of Hanoi’s main attractions: the Opera House, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. In the evening, savor a welcome dinner of authentic Vietnamese food at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants.  Meals: Dinner.

Accommodation: Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel  or similar, Grand Plaza Hanoi Hotel or similar

Day 2

Hanoi – Mai Chau  Thai Tribe Village

Wake early and enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before setting off on your drive to Mai Chau – a yawning valley, cradling picturesque rice paddies and boarded by looming karst rock formations. Have an authentic lunch with a local family of the Thai Tribe and enjoy some free time to acquaint yourself with the villagers. At 3:00 PM cycle along the tarmac trails through the village and across the rice paddies. Return to the Thai Village in the evening to freshen up and savor a delicious dinner at the long house.  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. (Biking: 3 hours)

Accommodation: Homestay in Mai Chau

Day 3

Mai Chau  Cuc Phuong National Park  Tam Diep  Ninh Binh

Have breakfast at the village then drive to Nho Quan and spend the day biking through the lush and beautiful countryside. Stop for a picnic lunch then bike through Cuc Phuong National Park. Continue to cycle through country lanes and across emerald-green rice fields. Arrive in Tam Coc in the late afternoon. Check-in at the hotel and spend rest of the day at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: Yen Nhi Ninh Binh Hotel, Ninh Binh Legend Hotel

Day 4

Tam Coc  Bich Dong  Hanoi

Have breakfast at the hotel, and then start the day the local way—rowing traditional sampans through the rice fields to visit 3 caves in Tam Coc (Hang Ca, Hang Giua and Hang Con).  Have lunch then bike to Bich Dong to visit the mountaintop pagoda. Continue you on your bike trip, cycling through the local villages to Hoa Lu. Drive back to Hanoi in the late afternoon. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. (Biking: 3 hours)

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Inclusions
Accommodations
Breakfast & meals per mentioned in the itinerary
Transport by private car with AC
Bikes
English-speaking guide
Water & First Aid
All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.