Cycle Nature, People, Craft and
This tour is designed to take you to
the countryside in North Vietnam,
you will enjoy pastoral life, pure
air, fresh and clean foods. Besides,
will take part in farm works
together with local inhabitants -
bonsai trimming, finding out about
popular medicinal plants, but very
for our daily life. In particular,
the well-known and experienced
doctor will examine and consult you
free of charge about the use of
medicinal plants in the best
treatment of common diseases.
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL HANOI
Arrival in Hanoi, transfer to hotel.
Walking orientation of the old city
and Hoan Kiem Lake. Acquaintance
with people and city.
Evening sample Vietnamese cuisine at
a local restaurant. Overnight at
hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (B)
After breakfast a half-day city tour
visit prime attraction of
Hanoi. The beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake,
final resting place of Ho Chi Minh
Mausoleum set deep in the bowels of
monumental edifice that has become a
popular local and foreign
Ho Chi Minh's house, a stilt house
built in the style of the ethnic
minorities, where Ho Chi Ming lived
simply between 1958 and 1969. One
Pagoda a small but significant
pagoda with a Buddhist
representation of the
world and the Temple of Literature
originally built in 1070. Afternoon
to shop and explore Hanoi 's old
quarter at leisure. Note: HCM
closed Mondays and Fridays.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 3: HANOI - THAY VILLAGE -
DUONG LAM VILLAGES ( B,L,D
Breakfast and head out on the
outskirts of Hanoi
before beginning your cycle ride to
the Tay Phuong pagoda, visit old
houses, temple and traditonal
villages of puppetry. Continue our
way browsing lush rice filed toward
Tay pagoda. Cycle the country side
to ancient village DuongLam. Visit
old houses and meet with people.
DUONG LAM VILLAGES - PERFUME PAGODA
( B,L,D 55km ride)
Breakfast cycle ride ancient
villages of Duong lam to the Perfume
Pagoda, it includes a 3 hour
boat trip along the scenic
waterways, rice fields and villages.
The Pagoda itself is at the top of a
steep walking path. It is built into
limestone cliffs of the Huong Tich
Mountains (Mountain of Fragrance).
It is a famous shrine for Buddhist
PERFUME PAGODA - VANLONG - CUCPHUONG
(B,L,D 50 km ride).
After breakfast we set out on our
small country roads and water
to cycle to Vanlong, the natural
reseves. We enjoy the row boat ride and
limestone outcrop before riding
toward the rain forest of Cucphuong
DAY 6: CUCPHUONG NATIONAL PARC -
TAMCOC (B,L,D 45km ride)
Ninh Binh. Often described as the
Halong Bay on the land,
Ninh Binh is a peaceful settlement
with long waterways rich with
fields stretching through the
mountains. It is superb landscape
exploring by boat with a 2 hour boat
trip through the rice field
DAY 7: TAMCOC - PHAT DIEM - HAIHAU
(B, L, D 55km)
Ninh Binh to Phat Diem - 35km
Biking. Phat Diem is the site of a
cathedral, remarkable for it's vast
dimensions and unique Sino-Vietnamese
architecture. The vaulted ceiling is
supported by massive timber beams and
the main alter a single block of
granite. It has a huge bell tower and
nearby is a 19 century covered bridge.
DAY 8: HAI HAU EXOTIQUE BEACH (
B,L,D, 50km ride)
An early morning start to pedal
through the rich farming land of
the Red River Delta to Hai Hau
district. Opportunity to learn
kinds of popular medicinal plants
and their effects on the daily life. In
particular, you will be examined
free of charge by the well-known and
experienced oriental doctors as well
as consulted about the use of medicinal
plants in the treatment of common
diseases. Riding a bicycle to exotique
Photographing and enjoying beautiful
views on the road. On arrived, visit
the salt-marsh, participation to
harvest the salt with the inhabitant.
Bathing in the sea and sporting
together with local inhabitants.
DAY 9: HAIHAU - HALONG (
Breakfast and en route toward
fishing making villages then
our journey to Ha Long bay.
Views of sailing junks navigating past
over 3,000 limestone
islands and out crops jutting out of
the clear and emerald water of the bay
are nothing short of spectacular.
Overnight in Ha Long.
DAY 10: HALONG BAY - CATBA
ISLAND - BOAT CRUISE
Ha Long Bay boasts one of Vietnam's
most impressive scenic sights.
After a short transfer from the
embark on a cruise out to explore
the world natural heritage dotted with
some thousands of rock formations.
Along the way we will anchor for a
leisurely swim in a secluded cove
and a seafood lunch. Overnight in Cat Ba
DAY 11: CATBA ISLAND BIKING (B,L,D
The primeval forest and the tranquil
town make Cat Ba Island one
of Vietnam's delightful places. We
spend a half day cycling in Cat
visiting the national park, the
central market and the fishing port.
The reminder of today is free to
relax on a beach.
Overnight in Cat Ba island.
DAY 12: CATBA -HAIPHONG - HANOI
(B,L,D,60km ride )
In the early morning we take
public ferry back to Hai Phong.
Disembark then we transfer to
Phohien and ride along the dike and Red
to Hanoi. Visit old house,
traditional villages, and orphanage
Visit Pottery village and arrive to
Hanoi. Evening enjoy traditional herbal
Overnight in Ha Noi.
DAY 13: DEPARTURE (B)
Transfer to Noi Bai Airport
for your departure flight
Specialist English speaking guide with biking experience
Professional bikes, and biking gears
twin share basis with daily breakfast
Meals as indicated within the itinerary
Reasonable supply of drinking water during the trip
International airport taxes
Visa and visa arrangement
Travel insurance ( compulsory)
Other personal expenses
Tips & gratuities
Trip cost: En USD and per person