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CYCLE THE RURAL VIETNAM

CYCLE THE RURAL VIETNAM

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CV23

|  Private Tour  | Duration: 14 Days

|  Pricing idea: $1,740 USD per person (based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels)  |

Our thoughtfully curated 10-day Cycle The Rural Vietnam tour program is an ideal choice for your adventure in Vietnam. Meticulously designed by our experienced travel experts, this cycling itinerary promises a truly remarkable journey. However, we understand that everyone has unique preferences, so we offer the option to customize the program to meet your specific requirements. Our dedicated team of experts will collaborate with you personally, ensuring a tailor-made solution that exceeds your expectations. If this tour captures your interest, please don't hesitate to send us a request. We also invite you to share any additional details or specific needs you may have, so we can further refine the program to create the perfect experience for you.

Overview

Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi - Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2: City Tour & Cycling warm-up - Overnight in Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi - Bac Ninh - Overnight at a homestay in Bac Ninh

Day 4: Bac Ninh - Lang Son - Overnight at a homestay in Lang Son

Day 5: Lang Son Trekking Day - Overnight at a homestay in Lang Son

Day 6: Lang Son - Overnight at a homestay in Lang Son

Day 7: Lang Son - Hanoi - Overnight in Hanoi

Day 8: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on a cruise

Day 9: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Overnight in Hanoi

Day 10: Departure From Hanoi - Good bye Vietnam

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Mu Cang Chai and Halong Bay

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI

City of Saigon
Ben Thanh Market

Welcome to Vietnam! Upon your arrival at Noi Bai Airport, a private driver will pick you up and take you to your hotel in the center of Hanoi. After checking in, you can relax and get familiar with the city. Take a stroll around the neighborhood or enjoy the hotel's facilities. In the evening, explore Hanoi's culinary scene, walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, or simply unwind at the hotel. Get a good night's rest to prepare for your cycling adventures the next day.

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DAY 2: HANOI CITY & CYCLING WARM-UP

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Embark on a morning cycling tour that takes you to the iconic Long Bien Bridge, where you can capture photos of this architectural marvel designed by Gustave Eiffel. Pedal your way to the serene alluvial ground in the heart of the Red River and explore the enchanting landscape of this expansive island, adorned with lush plantations and vegetable farms. After cycling along winding paths through verdant gardens, make your way back to the city, passing by the picturesque West Lake and the charming French Quarter.

After a satisfying lunch, hop into a private vehicle for an afternoon exploration of Hanoi's renowned landmarks. Discover the revered Temple of Literature, a symbol of Vietnam's rich intellectual heritage, and delve into the enlightening exhibits at the Vietnam Women's Museum. To deepen your understanding of the country's history, visit the infamous Hanoi Hilton Prison, a poignant reminder of the past. Finally, immerse yourself in Vietnam's traditional performing arts with a captivating water puppet show, bringing an end to a memorable day of cultural exploration.

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DAY 3: HANOI - BAC NINH

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Embark on an exciting journey from Hanoi at 8:00 a.m. Begin your day with a 1-hour transfer in a support vehicle, venturing out of the bustling city to Phat Tich Pagoda nestled in the nearby Bac Ninh province. Take a moment to explore the historic grounds of this ancient pagoda before setting off on your captivating Red River Delta biking adventure.

Pedal along the river's dyke, soaking in the picturesque vistas of lush riverside farms and immersing yourself in the vibrant daily life of local farmers. Marvel at the fertility of the land and witness the timeless traditions of the community. Around noon, arrive at your charming home-stay and indulge in a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon, your ride continues along the riverside, leading you to the captivating Phu Lang Pottery village. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of ceramics as you visit intriguing workshops and learn about the intricate techniques employed by local artisans. Conclude the day with a leisurely ride back to your home-stay, where a delectable dinner awaits, providing the perfect finale to an enchanting day. Enjoy a restful overnight stay in this tranquil setting.

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DAY 4: BAC NINH - LANG SON

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After enjoying a delightful breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to your hospitable host family and embark on a thrilling journey to Lang Son Province aboard the support vehicle. After a few hours, the moment arrives to start your mountainous biking adventure amidst towering limestone cliffs and captivating stilt house villages belonging to the Tay ethnic minority. Pedaling through this picturesque landscape, you'll be captivated by the breathtaking scenery and the tranquil ambiance of the countryside.

A sumptuous lunch awaits you at a local restaurant, providing the perfect opportunity to refuel and recharge for the afternoon ride. Delve deeper into the authenticity of this beautiful region as you pedal along lesser-known paths, uncovering hidden gems along the way. Every turn presents a new vista to admire, leaving you in awe of the natural beauty that surrounds you.

As the day draws to a close, you'll settle into a comfortable homestay, where a delicious dinner awaits. Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the locals and indulge in a restful night's sleep, ready to embrace the adventures that lie ahead.

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DAY 5: LANG SON TREK

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Wake up to the delightful sounds of countryside life, with roosters crowing, pigs oinking, and ducks quacking. After a hearty breakfast, join your knowledgeable local guides as they lead you on a captivating and scenic trek. Throughout the day, you'll traverse fruit farms, rice fields, and picturesque mountain valleys, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the surroundings.

As you embark on this memorable trekking adventure, a delicious lunch awaits you at a local house, providing a taste of authentic local cuisine. After completing the trek, you'll be picked up and transferred to your new homestay, which is located approximately 14 kilometers away. If time permits, you have the option to hop on a bike and pedal your way to the homestay, enjoying the refreshing breeze and taking in the scenic views along the way.

Upon arrival at the homestay, check-in and settle into your new accommodations. In the evening, savor a delectable dinner, showcasing the flavors of the region. The night is yours to unwind and enjoy a restful stay, surrounded by the tranquility of the countryside.

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DAY 6: LANG SON

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Begin the day with a delightful breakfast at the homestay as we prepare ourselves for an exciting cycling adventure. The morning cycling program takes us to visit Dong Lam steppe (not during the flood season) and continues towards Bac Son Valley. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a cozy homestay where we will spend the night.

In the afternoon, our knowledgeable tour guide will lead us through picturesque rice valleys dotted with charming villages and surrounded by stunning limestone mountains. Towards the late afternoon, we will conquer the summit of Na Lay mountain to marvel at the panoramic view of Vietnam's most beautiful rice valley. You can choose a suitable time to witness the mesmerizing sunset from the mountain top before returning to the homestay for relaxation and a delightful dinner.

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DAY 7: LANG SON - THAI NGUYEN - HANOI

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Embark on another exciting day of adventure and discovery as we kick-start the morning with a scrumptious breakfast prepared by our hospitable host. After bidding farewell, our first stop takes us to the bustling central market of Bac Son, where you'll immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and explore the array of local specialties and essential items.

With our bikes ready, we'll hit the road and venture along picturesque back roads, covering a delightful 45km cycling route. Feast your eyes on stunning landscapes adorned with mountains, and lush fields. The friendly smiles and warm greetings from the locals along the way will make your journey even more memorable.

As midday approaches, we'll savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, refueling for the afternoon ahead. Later, we'll board the support bus and begin our return journey to Hanoi, concluding our scenic cycling loop. Upon arrival in Hanoi, check in to your comfortable hotel, where you can unwind and relax, reflecting on the amazing experiences of the cycling loop trip.

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DAY 8: HANOI - HALONG BAY

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In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi and driven to Halong Bay. Upon arrival at the pier in Halong City, you will board the cruise ship. As you cruise through the mesmerizing limestone karsts and crystal-clear waters, a delicious lunch will be served on board. Take in the stunning scenery as you glide along the bay. You will have the opportunity to visit a fascinating cave, where a guided tour will unveil its impressive formations. In the afternoon, you can choose to swim, kayak, or simply relax on the sun deck. As the sun sets, enjoy a delectable dinner on the boat, surrounded by the breathtaking views of Halong Bay. You will spend the night on the cruise ship, immersed in the serene ambiance of the bay.

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DAY 9: HALONG BAY - HANOI

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Wake up early to witness the captivating sunrise over the bay. Participate in a Tai Chi session on the sundeck to rejuvenate your body and mind. After a hearty breakfast, the cruise will continue to explore different areas of Halong Bay, allowing you to discover more hidden treasures and awe-inspiring landscapes. A delicious brunch will be served on board as the boat gradually returns to the pier. Upon disembarking, you will be transferred back to Hanoi. In the afternoon, you will arrive in Hanoi and be dropped off at your hotel, marking the end of this unforgettable Halong Bay experience.

Please note that the exact itinerary may vary depending on the chosen cruise company and weather conditions.

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DAY 10: HANOI DEPARTURE

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Today marks the end of our incredible journey together. Depending on your departure flight time, you may have a busy morning preparing for your departure or have some leisure time to relax and perhaps do some last-minute shopping.

If your schedule allows, take this opportunity to walk and explore the vibrant streets and markets one last time, picking up souvenirs and mementos to cherish from your time in Vietnam. Indulge in the flavors of the local cuisine, soak up the atmosphere, and create lasting memories.

When the time comes, our team will ensure a smooth transfer to the airport, ensuring you reach your departure gate in a timely manner. As you bid farewell to Vietnam, take a moment to reflect on the incredible adventures, the beautiful landscapes, and the warm hospitality you have experienced throughout your trip.

Until next time!

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I cannot say enough positives about Custom Asia Travel! We visited Vietnam in December/January 2023 and had an amazing trip with our 3 teens. The itinerary exceeded our expectations! We travelled to Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, and Nha Trang. We had no issues with any of our transportation around the country - our drivers and guides were always there on time (early, actually), friendly and helpful. The accommodations were excellent and our guides were fantastic (Tanh, Tanh, and Viet - they were awesome!). Every place we stayed put our rooms right next to each other, often adjoining, and the kids’ room always had two twin beds and a cot, while my husband and I had a king bed. This was perfect as our teenagers did not want to share beds, lol! The activities were super fun and appealed to all of us. So many highlights - the kids loved the rice farm tour (riding the water Buffalo elicited the biggest smile we’ve ever seen from our 16 year old!), seeing the caves in Ninh Binh, the cooking class in Hoi An, and Ha Long Bay. I really appreciated that some of our itinerary was focused on less crowded activities - a couple of the temples we saw were practically empty, allowing us to enjoy and experience these beautiful sites on our own. We did a couple of bike rides which were also highlights, such a great way to explore and see the area! Minh was available and responsive while planning the trip and while we were there. I agree with others reviews about whether she ever sleeps! She was able to coordinate our luggage getting dropped off as it did not arrive with us, and contacted one of the hotels about a ring that had been left, and arranged for us to pick it up. She was warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and so helpful. We truly had a relaxing and stress free trip because of the excellent customer service from Minh and our guides. With only having 12 days to visit we were so grateful to be able to enjoy the travel and know that Minh and her team were there if and when needed. I highly recommend using this company, you will not regret it! Now I am dreaming of how quickly we can make it back!! Thank you thank you to Minh and the team, our trip was unforgettable!

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