Active North Vietnam – 11 Day

From: 898.00$

Description

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Ha Noi arrival

Day 2: Hanoi city tour

Day 3: Hanoi cycle to Bat Trang Ceramics Village.

Day 4: Ha Noi – Cycle to Mai Chau

Day 5: Mai Chau cycling and walking

Day 6: Mai Chau –  Khanh Village 

Day 7: Khanh Village – Tràng An

Day 8: Ninh Binh – Cat Ba island

Day 9: Cat Ba Boat trip & Kayaking – NamCat island.

Day 10: Nam Cat island relax – Hanoi. 

Day 11: Departure.

Day-by-day Itinerary:

Day 1: HANOI Arrival.

Upon arrival at Hanoi airport, you are welcome and transferred to hotel by our guide and driver. Check in hotel and relax. 

Day 2: HANOI City tour.

AM: Our guide and driver will come to hotel and take you to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo prison ( Hanoi Hilton)  then cyclo tour to Old Quarter ( one hour) to explore the life of Hanoi

PM: Visit Museum of Ethnology then water puppet show.

O/N Hotel

Hanoi City
Hanoi City

Day 3: HANOI Cycle around to Ceramics village.

Breakfast at your hotel, Our guide and van will take you to our bike store to warm up, then we do a ride to visit Surroundings Hanoi to enjoy the local culture, countryside view along the Red river,….Simple lunch on the way.

We take a drive back to hotel in the afternoon.

Meals: B,

Day 4: HANOI – MAI CHAU (cycle around 30 – 40km)

Located in a beautiful valley with a patchwork quilt of rice, farms and stilt-houses. Mai Chau displays a peaceful and picturesque valley with color of rice paddies, villages, surrounded by majestic mountains

We will have a 2 – 3 hour-drive from Hanoi to reach Hoa Bình, where we start riding through a village of the Muong people and learn about their culture and daily life.

Simple or Picnic lunch on the way, We continue our ride to Mai Chau valley, Stop for beautiful view on Black River Lake. We will have chance to interact with local people, understand more about their life as well as enjoy the tranquil and beautiful sightseeing en-route. Ride to Mai Chau town and check in homestay. In the late afternoon you will spend the rest of the day to stroll around the villages.

Dap xe MAI CHAU
Mai Chau

Overnight at homestay in MAI CHAU

Meals: B, L, D

Cycling details:

Cycling Distance: approx.30 -40km

Duration: approx.2 – 3 hours

Day 5 : MAI CHAU CYCLE AND SMALL SHORT WALK

We have a full day explore the culture and countryside of Mai Chau valley.

We will spend the morning to cycle on the back roads through villages, visit the local people and discover more about their culture. . After lunch in another village, we will get off and start a small trekking in the jungle to enjoy the nature, The track is little up and down, rural countryside,..After 1 hour or more We will reach the main road where we can go on to cycle to our homestay.

Mai chau tours
Mai Chau

Dinner followed by live Thai traditional music performance.

Overnight in MAI CHAU

Meals: B, L, D 

Cycling details:

Cycling Distance: approx.30-40km

Duration: approx.2 hours

Hiking details:

Hiking Distance: approx.6 -7 km

Duration: approx.1 hours

Day 6: MAI CHAU – Khanh Village ( CYCLE AROUND …. KM)

Breakfast in the hotel then we farewell to friendly people in Mai Chau. We get transferred by bus to top of the hill for a start cycling, enjoy the countryside ride.

Late afternoon, check in and Overnight at homestay of the Muong in Khanh Village.

Meals: B, L, D

Cycling details:

Cycling distance: approx 50.km. The ride can be customised in length, as the support vehicle can be used at any time by tired riders.

Duration: approx.3-4 hours

Day 7: KHANH VILLAGE – TRANG AN ( NINH BINH)

Breakfast in Homestay then farewell to the host and take a bus ride to Cycling point.

The ride is pretty smooth as the road today is flat and easy.

After lunch, our bus will take us Trang An Eco tour area, where we will spend couple of hours on rowing boat to enjoy the spectacular caves, hidden lakes, rocky moutains…

Late afternoon, We check in Hotel, Finish Cycling and Farewell to Truck and Bike Team. Overnight in hotel in Ninh Binh.

Meals: B, L

Trang An 2

Cycling details:

Cycling Distance: approx.30km

Duration: approx.1.5- 2 hours

Day 8: NINH BINH – HAI PHONG – CATBA ISLAND.

After breakfast we get on our van for a 3 hour drive to Hai Phong for a speed local boat to Cat Ba island.

Uppon arrival, we get on a tender boat to Nam Cat beach bungalow where we will stay and enjoy the beauty of Halong bay.

Meals: B, L,D

( We will use the public high speed boat and shared boat cruise in the bay.)

Day 9: EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF HALONG BAY around CATBA ISLAND..

Breakfast in hotel, then we get on a wooden boat for a cruise to Kayaking points to explore the wonder of the world with going in to dark caves, hidden lakes, beautiful white sand beaches…and swimming if the weather permits. Optional Cycling in to VietHai – a village of Cat Ba island

Late afternoon, our boat take us back to  beach bungalow, relax Dinner with Buffet BBQ on island.

dap xe làng Việt Hải - Cát Bà

Meals: B, L, D

Day 10: CAT BA – HAI PHONG – HANOI.

AM : Breakfast in Bungalow, then you can relax or continue Kayaking to enjoy the special world wonder of limestone rock on the sea.  Lunch on Beach Bungalow or the boat.             

PM: We will leave the island after lunch, and get on the public speed boat at 14h00 to Hai Phong,then drive to HANOI. 

Meals: B, L

Team Building Vinh CAtBa

Day 11: HANOI DEPARTURE..(B)

After Breakfast, Check out hotel then our drive come to transfer you to Airport for home sweet home flights. Ends of the trip.

Note:This itinerary is subject to change in accordance with any change in government and community regulations and circumstances beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods); flight/train/boat delays, rescheduling or cancellations; traffic jams, vehicle breakdown; accidents; medical evacuations; riots; strikes; etc.

The ride can be customised in length, as the support vehicle can be used at any time by tired riders

 

Price & Book

898 USD / pax. (Applied for group of 10 adults)

Include/ Exclude

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Shared accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast (check in after 14:00 and check out around noontime)
  • All private transfers and transportation with air-con van (depends on the group size)
  • Transportation on days of cycling:
  • group of 3- 4 pax ( Adults): 1 van of 16 seats to carry bikes & support clients (no luggage truck)
  • group of 5 – 8 pax ( Adults): 1 mini van of 16 seats to carry clients and 1 luggage truck to carry bikes
  • group of 9 pax up: 1 bus of 29 seats to carry clients (as per above standard) and 1 luggage truck to carry bikes – you can ride on the support vehicle if you can’t cycle
  • 1 professional cycling English speaking guide throughout with medical kits
  • 1 mechanics to escort the group on days of cycling (this could be the driver)
  • 1 assistant cycling guide to escort group on days of cycling for group of 9 pax up (this could be the bike mechanic)
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Boat trip in Trang An or Tam Coc
  • Local bikes rental & spare bikes (1-2 bikes depending on group size), snacks & fruits on cycling days. Bike helmets available.
  • Boat Cruise and kayaking itinerary in Cat Ba island ( Halong Bay)
  • 2 way Public Speed Boat tickets from Hai Phong to Cat Ba island..
  • Mineral water on vehicle on days with transfer and sightseeing only

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • International airfares and airport taxes in & out Vietnam
  • Excess luggage charges
  • Visa to Vietnam (if any)
  • Early check-in or late check-out (except as indicated)
  • Surcharge for peak season (New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, Christmas), public holidays and/or compulsory meals (if any)
  • Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers
  • Items of a personal nature such as telephone, laundry bills, shopping, etc…
  • All others not indicated in the itinerary
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods); flight/train/boat delays, rescheduling or cancellations; traffic jams, vehicle breakdown; accidents; medical evacuations; riots; strikes; etc.

CHILDREN POLICY:

  • Children under 5 years old, sharing the same room with their parents and using the existing bedding: Free of charge for all the services indicated in the packages.
  • Children from 5 to 11 years old, sharing the same room with their parents and using the existing bedding: 50% of the adult’s price
  • Children from 12 years old and up: 100 % of the adult’s price

SEVERAL POINTS TO NOTE:

  1. The above tour prices are based on our current transportation rates. Increasing petrol rates might affect our transportation and boat fees, in which case we reserve the right to revise our current rates. If any increase should arise we will of course keep you well informed.
  2. Availability: Please note that if a certain hotel is not available at the time of booking, then we will gladly make alternative suggestions in the same category. We will advise you accordingly with the surcharge if any. As a result, we would highly appreciate it if you could advise us to block rooms soonest possible to guarantee the rooms and rates in period of high and peak season e.g : The New Year time.
  3. All the above points of interest are open for visit based on current updates. In case of closure for construction or any other reason, we will replace with a similar point of interest
  4. Above itinerary is based on the current flight/train/boat schedule. In case of flight/train/boat changes, the itinerary will be changed accordingly.
  5. No early check-in or late check-out is included except those indicated in the program. Generally, the check in time is 14.00pm and check out time is 12.00pm.
  6. Visa into Vietnam is required except for countries who have signed the visa exemption contracts. Please contact us for visa information details.
  7. Compulsory dinners on 24th December (Christmas), 31st December (New Year’s Eve) or other public holidays will be advised at time of booking.

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