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TOUR DE TONKIN

The tour we cycling on asphalt pave road, quite and less traffic. Perfect for the active adventurer cycling , this trip will have you biking through the best of northern Vietnam, passing the  limestone karsts of Mai Chau area and cycle through small villages for an authentic taste of Vietnam. We will overnight at a local family’s homestay of Thai minority people. The highlight of the tour will riding to remote village in Pu Luong and bring you to Cuc Phuong national park before visit Tam Coc - KenhGa- TrangAn where people call Halong bay on lands.

Itinerary

Day 1

Hanoi - HoaBinh-Mai Chau (cycling 72 km) (B,L,D)
Breakfast. Early morning transfer to Hoabinh a beautiful valley surrounded by spectacular karst rock formations and picturesque rice paddies. Bikes along a mix of  asphalt road through Thai village and across rice paddies to Lac village.
Overnight in a traditional house as home stay

Day 2

Mai Chau- Pu Luong  (B,L,D)

(biking Dirt-road +- 50km)

After breakfast riding to Co Luong then continue in the off road to  Kho Muong withour car stand by.  ( +-26 km off road ), making this a day not to be forgotten.

We finish the day with a stunning descend on a winding road into Kho Muong village.

Dinner and homestay in Kho Muong village

Day 3

KhoMuong- Canh nang-Cam thuy (+- 75km) (B,L,D)

We Cycling down hill on the single track ( +- 12km)  to Pho Doan, one of the most beautiful terrace rice field in Vietnam. Riding on flat road to CamThuy.
Overnight in a small hotel of Cam Thuy.

Day 4

Cam Thuy - Cuc Phuong ( Cycling 82km) (B,L,D)
Breakfast. Cycling to Cuc Phuong National Park on Hochimiinh highway.
Overnight at Cuc Phuong Park Guest House.

Day 5

Cuc Phuong - Hoa Lu - Ninh Binh ( cycling 60km) (B,L,D)
After listening to the dawn chorus of Gibbon song, spend part of the morning exploring the flora and fauna of this unique national park. Leaving Cuc Phuong ride down to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Set amidst stunning scenery this area is known as the  Transfer the last few km on Highway 1 to the hotel. Overnight in Nin
h Binh.

Day 6

Ninh Binh - Trang An-Kenh Ga- Hanoi ( cycling 43km) (B,L)
An early morning start to pedal through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta to Trang An, spam boat excursion Trang An includes ranges of towering limestone mountains, dry caves, under water caves, flooded primeval forests, rivers and a very diverse ecosystem. The mountains of Trang An crisscross the area creating 31 'secret' valleys many of which are flooded. The rivers run through the mountains forming spectacular under water caves. There are some patches of forests on limestone mountains and some in flooded valleys. Trang An is home to 310 species of plants, 30 species of animals and 50 species of birds. Continue riding to Kenh Ga,  one more boat trip excursion the daily life of country side before driving back to Hanoi. End of services in your hotel in Hanoi.

 

    Tour overview

 

Tour Cost

Group Size

 2

 4-6

7-10

Price /person

750 USD

 650 USD

580 USD

Note: Prices are based per person, double occupancy, with a separate cost for solo travelers. If you are traveling in a group but prefer single accommodations, a single supplement fee applies. Triple accommodations are not available in many of the destinations we visit.

Best Time to go

From October to May

 WHAT'S INCLUDED

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English speaking local guide

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Accommodations in hotels , home stays and  local hotel around trip as mention

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Meals as noted with B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner

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Airport transfers

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Sightseeing and activities as noted in the itinerary

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Ground transportation

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Additional guides where necessary

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Entrance fees and permits

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Basic medical

WHAT NOT

International airfare; meals not noted on itinerary; Vietnam visa; insurance other than basic medical ; optional tipping to leader, guides and local staff; excess baggage charges; international airport taxes; cost of medical immunizations; items of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).

Bike Hire

including  TREK4500

 

Gears checklist

Total Distance

350 km

Number of cycling days

Six  full days

Average Daily Distance:

65km

Off Road

3%

Max. Altitude

700 meters

Road Surface

This tour follows a mix of asphalt roads,  some broken roads. Day 1 have 2 big climb with 10% .

Support

One or two 16 - seat air - conditioned transit vans converted to take bikes and bikers.

Group Size

Minimum 2. Maximum 12.

Staff

Groups of 6 or more  a Vietnamese cycling guide and drivers and assistants. Groups of 4 - 5, an experienced English speaking Vietnamese cycling leader plus guide and support team.

Accommodation

Nights in comfortable tourist class hotels and home stay. All accommodation has a/c or fan, hot water and private facilities.

Food

All meals are included except lunch on day 1, and dinners on Day 7.

 Break every 15- 20 km ( 10 miles)  for tea break with water, coffee ,tea, juice, bread, tuna ,banana, apple... including

Moderate

Scenery

 

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