Vietnam Explorer

Moderate with two challenging days
Number of Days: 16
Destination: Vietnam
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  • Our 16 day Vietnam Explorer takes us from Hanoi in the North to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the South. With its many ethnic minorities and 2,200 years of history, is rich in culture and heritage. Enjoy bicycling on quiet country roads with the locals.

    Included in the tour is a flight from Hanoi to the ancient capitol of Hue, two nights in the very attractive town of Hoi An, two nights by the sea at Nha Trang, the temperate Central Highlands with two nights at Dalat and the opportunity to ride an elephant at Buon Ma Thuot.

    As with all our tours we stay at very comfortable, character places and bike on minor roads. To avoid the highway we drive part way most days.

    Optional extras include our 2 day Halong Bay tour that starts and finishes in Hanoi, and has a night on a junk, and a leisurely 4 day Mekong Delta cycle tour that starts and finishes in Ho Chi Minh City
    Accommodation: Carefully chosen very comfortable character hotels that are well located. 

  • Day 1 HANOI. You will be met at the airport and taken on a short sightseeing tour of Hanoi. We recommend you add a few extra days in Hanoi and the World Heritage Park of Halong Bay before the tour.

    Day 2 Hue. This morning we fly to Hue to commence the cycling tour (flight included in tour price). We will fit you to your bikes before a welcome dinner featuring traditional music. The city is built on the banks of the Perfume River and steeped in 3,000 years of history.

    Day 3 + 4: HOI AN. We cycle from town on a flat coastal road, then tackle the Hai Van Pass. The view from the top of the pass is outstanding and well worth the effort. We have a free day to explore this delightful town with its street side cafes, artists and markets.

    Day 5: SA HUYNH. Cycle on a delightful little road into the countryside. Take an optional side trip to the My Lai Massacre site.

    Day 6: QUI NHON. We drive from town to commence cycling on an attractive minor road. Few tourists stop on this stretch of road, so you can enjoy the contact with friendly local Vietnamese people.

    Day 7: TUY HOA. Cycle through cassava and sugar plantations, along a quite rural road. We stop for lunch at Me Trang Cafe.

    8+9: NHA TRANG. Enjoy jungle and bay views as you cycle to Vung Ro Bay and up to the top of Ca Pass. Nha Trang is the coastal capital of Khanh Hoa province. On our rest day we take a boat trip to the outer islands and lunch at a fishing village with time to swim and snorkel.

    Day 10: BUON MA THUOT. Enjoy cycling in the mountainous Central Highlands. We also stop at an ethnic village with long houses.

    Day 11 + 12: DALAT. A pleasant but uphill ride to this temperate region dotted with lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. At 1,475m above sea level, Dalat was once known as Little Paris.

    Day 13: PHAN THIET. Ride through desert-like scenery with sand dunes and coastal views.

    Day 14: LOC AN. More coastal riding, then relax at our water-front resort.

    Day 15 + 16: SAIGON. Finish biking on quiet roads past rubber, cashewnut and black pepper plantations. A farewell group dinner will be held to celebrate your achievements.

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    Depart: 03-Dec-2019

    3.00pm, Hanoi
    Price for 4 participants pp, twin share.

    Finish: 18-Dec-2019

    After breakfast, Ho Chi Minh City


    Single Supplement: US$795.00

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    Depart: 03-Jan-2020

    3.00pm, Hanoi
    Price for 4 participants pp, twin share.

    Finish: 18-Jan-2020

    After breakfast, Ho Chi Minh City


    Single Supplement: US$795.00

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    Depart: 01-Feb-2020

    3.00pm, Hanoi
    Price for 4 participants pp, twin share.

    Finish: 16-Mar-2020

    After breakfast, Ho Chi Minh City


    Single Supplement: US$795.00

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    We both just want to say what a fantastic time we had whilst away with Haoung and Mr T. They were both superb and they could not have been more helpful and caring.

    The accommodation was great and as for the wonderful food well where do we start. The lunches were a bit too much at 5 or so courses and then having to do it all again in the evening we were so full.

    The stops along the way were interesting and were well looked forward to. We did just the right amount of biking each day and enjoyed the hotel pool in the late afternoons.


    Sue Storey, New Zealand

    The guides especially Hoang were the highlight of the trip. Professional, courteous, friendly, knowledgeable, humble, helpful – the list goes on. They are an asset to Pedaltours. The educational and fun aspects of the trip were unexpected and so enjoyable. Hoang was “Mr Google on wheels” for his knowledge of Vietnam. He really was great.

    We particularly enjoyed the horticultural educational stops, visits to local homes and the coffee stops in remote villages. 

    Ian and Anne, New Zealand

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