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12 DAY CYCLING ON HIDDEN CHARM TRAILS

Highlight:
This trip offer travellers one of the most outstanding natural scenery in the North Vietnam, they have opportunity to enjoy and explore  the impressive nature beauty and culture richsess of Mai Chau, the pictureque rice terrace paddies, magnificent limestone mountain ranges of Pu Luong Nature Resever and visit one of the biggest National Park Cuc Phuong, Cycling and Do kayaking in Cat Ba National  Park and Lan Ha Bay .
                                        
Visitors also experiences in interacting and staying in Muong,Thai homestay tribes, enjoying traditional food, joining with Thai alive music performances. Cycling on the mix of good single track paths and undulating rough jeep trails, the views are stuning as the ride passed through villages and across lush rice paddies.Cycling is the extraordinary way to explore and admire “the hidden charm paths”of North Vietnam
 
Cycling tour offers  one of the best spectacular way to explore Vietnam rural area and Cat Ba island  by your own way. Cycling on scenic route to admire the tranquil villages, passing lush green rice paddy, meeting and talking with friendly people on the way or visiting in magical temples to learn about its background. Our journey continue to Cat ba National Park..  Kayaking in Lan Ha Bay is still an untouched bay in Halong, offering a chance to get “off the beaten track”, visit fishing villages and discover the secrets of the sea.

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Highlight:

This trip offer travellers one of the most outstanding natural scenery in the North Vietnam, they have opportunity to enjoy and explore  the impressive nature beauty and culture richsess of Mai Chau, the pictureque rice terrace paddies, magnificent limestone mountain ranges of Pu Luong Nature Resever and visit one of the biggest National Park Cuc Phuong, Cycling and Do kayaking in Cat Ba National  Park and Lan Ha Bay .

                                        
Visitors also experiences in interacting and staying in Muong,Thai homestay tribes, enjoying traditional food, joining with Thai alive music performances. Cycling on the mix of good single track paths and undulating rough jeep trails, the views are stuning as the ride passed through villages and across lush rice paddies.Cycling is the extraordinary way to explore and admire “the hidden charm paths”of North Vietnam
 
Cycling tour offers  one of the best spectacular way to explore Vietnam rural area and Cat Ba island  by your own way. Cycling on scenic route to admire the tranquil villages, passing lush green rice paddy, meeting and talking with friendly people on the way or visiting in magical temples to learn about its background. Our journey continue to Cat ba National Park..  Kayaking in Lan Ha Bay is still an untouched bay in Halong, offering a chance to get “off the beaten track”, visit fishing villages and discover the secrets of the sea.
 

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival:

Welcome to Vietnam. Arriving at Noi Bai International Airport,Snail Adventure Tour guide and driver will greet and pick you up to the hotel at the heart of Hanoi capital. Hanoi, the antique and dynamic city of Vietnam, reserves a unique old world charm and several of the most striking colonial architecture of Asia. After the checking-in,Take relax by your own and do briefing itinerary with our guide for coming days. enjoy a cyclo ride through the bustling streets in the Old Quarter to discover the ancient and modern beauty of Hanoi. After the tour, you will be warmly welcome with a special welcoming dinner in a typical Vietnamese food restaurant. Stay overnight in Hanoi
Summary:

Activity: Transferring and Meeting our group
Accommodation: MK Premier Boutique Hotel****
Meals: L/D
Total Cycling distance: No
 

Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau

Leave at 7h30. we drive Southwest to Luong Son. The gateway to the outstsanding mountainous area of northern Vietnam, upon arrival Luong son, we start  riding through  on  undulating tarmac road with
stunning  view of mountain, valleys, sugarcane farms and rice paddies. We would have a stop enroute for refresment, and lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, we take short transfer to bottom of Thung Khe pass, restarting to ride 34 km  along the bank of Da River, you enjoy spectacular scenery dotted with Muong and Thai people villages under shaded trees, you are very impressive with  little school boys and girls or buffalor, cowboy say “Hello” with you on the way back to their home. We take shortbreak for Kodak momment or refreshment before descent to Mai Chau village. Arriving Mai Chau at late afternoon, we cycle to Lac village for Homestay tonight. Taking shower, having dinner with traditional Thai food and enjoy Thai dance music performance. Stay at Thai homestay
Summary:

Activity: Transferring and Warm up Cycling
Accommodation: Mai Chau Ecolodge***
Meals: B/l/D
Total Cycling distance: 75 Km
 

Day 3: Mai Chau – back Road

The second day cycling trip offers for you the outstanding natural beauty of Mai Chau Valley  dotted with Thai and Muong  villages between rice terraces paddies. We start early to ride  from Homestay on the mix single track paths links one village to another, you may observe How peaceful villages are in the morning! And How they living here for hundred years? You can find out your answer while we ride further in center of Villages, meet and talk with some local people on the way.We have lunch enroute in Sam Khoe village  before riding back road  to Mai Chau Town  . Overnight at mai Chau Scenic Valley.

Summary:
Activity: Cycling
Accommodation: Mai Chau Eclodge***
Meals: B/L/D
Total Cycling distance: 56 Km
 

Day 4:  Mai Chau   to Phu Luong Nature Reserve

Today is hard day with long climb on mix of dirt paths and  single track trail lead to the top in the morning, you will be rewarded by breaktaking limestone moutain view  and magnificient terraces rice paddies. We stop for refreshment on summit before descending to Pho Doan Market for lunch. After lunch, we take easy ride on mix tarmac road, buffalo trails, undershade of bamboo forest led lo Nua village. Upon arrival, we take shower and enjoying with cold beers and and soft drinks. Have dinner and sleep in Thai Hometay
Summary:

Activity: Cycling
Accommodation: Phu Luong Retreat***
Meals: B/L/D
Total Cycling distance: 87 Km
 

Day 5: Nua Village – Pho Doan – Cam Luong – Cuc Phuong

After breakfast with the Host, Say good bye them, we start early  to ride back road  to Pho Doan, the township of Phu Luong Narture Reserver, if lucky, we can visit and take photo  at colourful tribal market before crossing the bridge , we ride on corridor path of Nature Reserver , through sugarcane fields, corn farm dotted with Thai and Muong Tribes villages led to Cam Luong, we are rewarded by spectacular scenery, meeting friendly local  villagers. We reach to Ho Chi Minh Trail at noon. Lunchmeal at local restaurant  in Kim Tan town, Afterlunch, we continue to ride 45 km more on a mix  of good single track and undulating paths . The view are stunning as the rider passes  through villages and across rice paddies, sugerccane and cassava farms . Arriving in Cuc Phuong National Park at late afternoon,  check in and take a rest  until dinner times. Accommodation  at Cuc Phuong Guest houses or Bangalow

Summary:
Activity: Cycling and Transferring
Accommodation: Cyuc Phuong Resort & Spa****
Meals: B/L/D
Total Cycling distance: 90 Km
 

Day 6: Cuc Phuong National Park – Tam Coc - Thung Nham

After breakfast, our minibus take us into the depth of forest. From the center of the Park, we will cycle along canopied forest trails and through primitive jungle – an exclusive, tourist – free route, all the way to
the gate of National park. Stop for refreshment, then we visit the Endangered primate Rescure Center. The day’s cycling continues onto Dong Giao – pineapple plantation where you can enjoy fresh pineapple from local farmers selling on sideroad. We ride out of plantation to TamDiep Township, transfer to Tam Coc for Lunch. After lunch, we ride through   magnificient limestone mountains rise up majestically from the green rice paddies, streams to Tram Chim Nature Reserve. Upon arrival, we take relax or wander around to encounter different birds in here. Dinner and stay overnight in Hotel

Summary:
Activity: Cycling
Accommodation: Hidden Charm Hotel in Tam Coc***
Meals: B/L/D
Total Cycling distance: 75 Km
 

Day 7: Tram chim – Tam Coc –– Bai Dinh Pagoda – NinhBinh – Transfer – Hai Phong

Breakfast in Resort, we start riding back road  to Tam Coc from where we take two hours boat trip for exploring three grotto the first, the second and the third grotto links together with breaktaking scenery in open air. Then we ride through breaktaking natural beauty of Trang AN, Bai Dinh Temple, Kenh Ga Floating Villages.Having  lunch in Kenh Ga before the van transfers three hours to Hai Phong. Upon arrival in Hai Phong, Check in hotel and relax by your own. Have dinner in local restaurant.

Summary:
Activity: Cycling and Transferring
Accommodation: Huu Nghi Hotel****
Meals: B/L/D
Total Cycling distance: 65 Km
 

Day 8:  Hai Phong – Dinh Vu – Viet Hai Fishing village – Cat Ba  Island

After breakfast at Hotel, transfer to 30 minutes to Dinh Vu Seaport, upon arriving at cycling point, we commence to ride to Dinh Vu ferry Station  and catch public ferry to Cat Hai Village, we cycle through Cat Hai, and Cai Vieng Village – one of traditional fishing village – and producing fish sauce villages. Arrving in Cat Ba Island, we continue riding on the Hilling road, challenge some passes, whereas you will be rewarded by outstanding natural scenery. Stop for lunch enroute, after lunch, we keep riding to Catba Town, Arriving Hotel, check in and take shower, exploring Cat Ba Township by our own. Or go to the beach swimming. Dinner at local restaurant and stay at Hung Long Hotel

Summary:
Activity: Cycling  and Short transferring
Accommodation: Cat Ba Resort And Spa****
Meals: B/L/D
Total Cycling distance: 65 Km
 

Day 9: Cat Ba Island trek – Boat trip exploring Lan Ha Bay – Kayaking

The primeval forest and the tranquil town make Cat Ba Island one of Vietnam 's delightful places. We spend a halfday cycling in Cat Ba, visiting the national park, the central market and the fishing port.. Take  boat trip to visit Lan Ha Bay, spend two hours Kayaking  to explore the World Natural Heritage .Dinner and overnight in Nam Cat Resort
Summary:

Activity: Cycling and kayaking
Accommodation: Nam Cat Resort***
Meals: B/L/D
Total Cycling distance: 25 Km and 2 Hours do Kayaking
 

Day 10: Lan Ha Bay Fullday Kayaking

Today is a hard kayaking day. We start kayaks after breakfast, paddle to Me Cung cave (The Labyrinth Cave), which is imaged as its name that we must walk under a zigzag route to a garden at a top of a small mountain and enjoy the view of a lake inside a mountain bound. Return to our kayaks, we paddle to the dark cave. This area need a muscle arms and big effort for the strong current if we gain the water lines. However, it will be very much easy for flowing the current incase. Arriving the cave, depend on the water current and water level that be allowed to go inside this cave because of 300 hundred meters long in the dark tunnel open to a fairy lake in the mountain bound. Return the boat for lunch then boat to Three Peaches Beaches (Ba Trai Dao) for swimming or paddle around the area and go to difference beaches for swimming. Have dinner on the boat again. Anchor for overnight place: Ba Trai Daostay over night in Nam Cat Resort

Summary:
Activity: Kayaking Trip
Accommodation: Nam Cat Resort***
Meals: B/L/D
Total Kayaking Trip: 6 Hours
 

Day 11:Lan Ha Bay – kayaking

Today we spend a day paddle kayaks to roam in Lan Ha Bay, the bay formed by Cat Ba archipelago islands. We learn the pearl farm and buy souvenirs from pearls. After lunch we paddle toward the reset of the bay and go to Nam Cat beach. The high lights of the trip is the best side of mountains which grow from the water are closer than mountain distance in Ha Long Bay.  our boat take us back to wharf to catch the bus back to Cat Ba Town, Have dinner and stay in Cat Ba Town

Summary:
Activity: Kayking Trip
Accommodation: Cat Ba Resort and Spa****
Meals: B/L/D
Total Kayaking Trip : 4Hours kayaking Trip
 

Day 12: Cat Ba National Park – Halong – Hanoi

Today is the last day of cycling Cat Ba National Parkand Kayaking in Lan Ha Bayp, you have time to explore the daily life of local fishmen and  experience interesting activities  on the way back to Hanoi.We start cycling from Hotel follow the coast and hilly road lead to Cai Vieng Commune and Viet Hai fishsauce villges. We take two public ferries before landing on Hai Phong city.Arriving in Dinh Vu international sea Port, Have  lunch in seafoods restaurant. After lunch time, we take short transfer out of bustling city and then cycle back to Hanoi via Hai Duong Province.Ariving in  Hanoi late afternoon, do check in and have relax by yourself.Farewell dinner is arranged for your group. Stay in Hanoi. Our services is finish. Many thanks for your joining once a lifetime trip with us.

Summary:
Activity: Cycling and Transferring
Accommodation: MK Premier Boutique Hotel****
Meals: B/L/D
Total Cycling distance: 45 Km
 

Note: Hotels  are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose aquivalent accommodation
Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Snail Adventure tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.
 

 

Tour included in:

  • English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
  • Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
  • Meals details in itineraries ( 11breakfast, 11lunches, 11dinners)
  • A/C transfer/ and transportation
  • Van or bus supported during the cycling times.
  • Truck supported for the group size from 6 and above.
  • Trek mountain bikes – 4300  with disc brake and  helmets
  • Sightseeing  excursions as outlined itineraries
  • Bike tour pump, bike tools, spares tubes, spare bikes
  • First aid kit
  • Cold water box, small fresh towel.
  • Boat Trip in Tam Coc
  • Kayaking in Lan Ha Bay
  • Mineral water for drinking’
  • Fruit and snack for cycling days’
 

Tour excluded

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal nature
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
  • Mineral water beyond that supplied
  • Optional excursions
  • Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
  • Visa fee
  • Departure  tax
  • Tip for team and guide

 
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