Day 1 Arrival day (D)
You be welcomed upon arrival at the airport by our tour guide and driver. Check into hotel: City tour (optional). if your plane lands in the morning, you can enjoy visiting some cultural and historical sites around the city, such as Ngoc Son Temple (Jade Mountain Temple), Temple of Literature and Water Puppet Show or cyclo ride around the Old Quarter. Welcome dinner in fine Vietnamese cuisine restaurant.
Overnight in hotel.
Day 2 Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi - Dong Trieu village (B, L, D)
Depart hotel at 8am. Before leaving Hanoi we will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex, including mausoleum, president palace, former home of HCM, and the One Pillar Pagoda. Afterwards we will head northeast on along Highway One, through the lush region of the Red River Delta. After two hours bus ride, we arrive at Dong Trieu village. There we will be hosted by local people with lunch and dinner, staying overnight in their comfortable home. After lunch and a short rest, we will get on our bikes to enjoy peddling slowly from village to village, across rice paddies and along the river and back to Dong Trieu. There will plenty of time for chatting with locals, and seeing how the rice is being cultivated.
Overnight: Home stay
Cycling distance: 30 km
Day 3 Cycling from Dong Trieu to Hai Phong (B, L, D)
After fare well our hosts, we continue cycling along a sealed road towards Hai Phong. We use the ferry at Ben Trieu on the way to My Nhan village in the Thuy Nguyen district. This village is sustained mainly by growing betel in plantations that lend an unusal beauty to the countryside. We cycle off the main road paddling around the village for a while then continue to Hai Phong. We will explore Hai Phong by bicycle. Hai Phong is considered a charming colonial city located close to the sea, with well-preserved French architecture, and boulevards of shady flame trees. We will visit the great temple of Hang Kenh.
Overnight in hotel
Cycling distance: 45 km
Day 4 Cycling from Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island (B, L)
Leaving the hotel we cycle to the ferry at Cai Vieng. Across the river we continue riding through Cat Hai Island. This is not a tourist destination. Here local people specialize in making fish sauce and have a large salt field. Across the island, another ferry takes us to the island of Cat Ba. Cycling the winding road along the seashore through a part of the national park we arrive at the village of Gia Luan.
Overnight on cruise boat anchoured off shore.
Day 5 Halong Bay cruise (B, L, D)
Buffet breakfast on boat
After breakfast, transfer to a day boat with private crew and cruise islands where we can explore islands and sea caves by kayak, or just swim in the crystal waters. The kayaks are lightweight and easy to use and in keeping with our safety policies all participants will be issued with water buoyancy vests.
We return to Gia Luan dock by boat and kayak back to Ti Top beach with the boat in support.
Return to the mother boat for the night.
Day 6 Ha Long Bay junk cruise & kayaking, Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
Rising to the tranquil beauty of the bay, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. This morning we continue to move around the bay to find more secluded areas to either swim or kayak in. The boat will be near us at all times serving as a back up vessel for those that require it. At around midday we will return to the main harbor before transferring to our waiting vehicle for the three hour journey back to Hanoi 4pm. Drop off at your hotel.
The trip concludes in Hanoi.
Price & Included Features
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give you as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!
Trip Price Included
Accommodation base on 3 star hotels and home-stay (twin shared basis)
Private junk cruise
English speaking guide
Transportation (escort van, cruise boat)
Truck supported for group size of 6 and above
Meals as indicated in tour itinerary (5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners)
Snacks and water for the rides
Trip Price Excluded
Transport to Hanoi
Cycling attire and personal cycling equipment eg helmet
Other personal expenses, such as laundry, drinks, shopping and tipping.
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 or our partners so that they san server you better. If you are a food lover, Viet Vision Travel can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes.
Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.