Ultimate Vietnam North To South Bike Tour
Hightlights
  • Essentials:

    • See iconic Hanoi – City for Peace
    • Visit Halong Bay – a famous UNESCO World Heritage site
    • Hoi An – a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999
    • See the spectacular landscape in Ninh Binh – a place selected by US magazine Forbes as one of the 23 best places to travel around the world in 2023
    • Visit Ho Chi Minh City – “the Pearl of the Far East”

  • The breathtaking landscapes:

    • Enjoy scenic, local market, marble mountains and Halong scenary
    • Taking a boat ride and float down the Mekong River

  • Immersion in the daily life of mountain ethnic groups and Hiking/Trekking:

    • Hiking through picturesque places, terraced fields, streams, waterfalls and local villages
    • Experience the daily activities of mountain ethnic people
    • Harvesting tropical fruits in Mekong Delta River

  • The MOST of Asia Mystika:

    • 100% tailor-made tour
    • Attention to details and value for money
    • Accompanied by experienced local guides

  • More experience:

    • Visit Ho Chi Minh City – “the Pearl of the Far East”
    • See local life in Mekong Delta – the “rice bowl” of Vietnam
    • Touring Hue – a city of historical significance, cultural richness, and natural beauty

Itinerary

DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL (-/-/-)

Accommodation: City Hotel

Meals included: No

Welcome to Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam and start your tour with us! Meet your driver then transfer to Hanoi center, check in to your hotel at 2:00 pm before exploring this beautiful city.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Note: Hotel check-in time: 14 pm

Hanoi Dong Xuan Market

Hanoi Opera house

Hanoi Old Quarter

DAY 02: HANOI SIGHTSEEING AND URBAN CYCLE (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel/Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: ~ 50km, ~ 3-hour drive (depending on traffic)

Cycling: ~ 2-3 hours

Your day begins with a prompt and comfortable pick-up from your hotel in Hanoi. Our friendly driver will ensure you're ready for a day of adventure and discovery.

Drive to Ecopark: We'll set off on a scenic drive to Ecopark, a modern and green enclave just a short distance from the bustling city. Ecopark serves as the perfect starting point for your biking adventure.

We start to have a cylcing trip explore the Ecopark and the Local town inlculing: Kim Lan Pottery Village, Red River, Vegetable Garden, Xuan Quan Flower Village

After lunch at a historic house, We'll explore this charming village by walking through its narrow alleys, and you'll have the opportunity to meet a war veteran who will share his life experiences and the rich history of Bat Trang. You'll also get hands-on experience in the art of pottery making, and welcome to take your creations home as souvenirs if you wish.

Afterward we heade Rooftop Panorama View to admire the overview of the road we did and the Red river.

Back to Hotel and overnight in Hanoi.

Xuan Quan Flower Village

Kim Lan Pottery Village

Bat Trang Pottery Village

DAY 03: HANOI – MAI CHAU – CYCLING LOCAL VILLAGE (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel/Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: ~ 137km, ~ 3-hour drive (depending on traffic)

Cycling: ~ 2-3 hours

After breakfast, deapart to Mai Chau, on the way you can admire the beautiful nature scenery.

Upon arrival Mai Chau, we have a cycling trip to admire the beautiful scenery and explore the local live life.

Overnight in Mai Chau.

Mai Chau

Mai Chau

Mai Chau

DAY 04: MAI CHAU – PU LUONG – CYCLE IN PU LUONG NATURE RESERVE (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel/Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Hiking/Cycling: ~ 2-3 hours

Enjoy breakfast as you awaken to the tranquil splendor of the mountain. After that, you will start cycling through local villages, see terraces rice fields, mountains and jungle. After checking out the hotel at noon, transfer to Pu Luong across a mountain pass with amazing vistas of the entire valley.

In the afternoon, hike the trails through the valleys along the mountain range of Pu Luong nature reserve. You will walk through picturesque places such as terraced fields, streams, waterfalls, local villages of Thai and Muong ethnic people. The harmony that people have with nature is rare. The great thing here is that tourism has not affected life, which makes everything very real.

Overnight in Pu Luong.

Kho Muong Village Pu Luong

On Village Pu Luong

Thai Village Pu Luong

DAY 05: LOCAL WATERFALL – BAMBOO RAFTING – WATER WHEELS – NINH NINH (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel/Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: ~ 120km, ~ 3-hour drive (depending on traffic)

Have a chance to see scenic drive mountain pass with amazing vistas of the entire valley and paddy fields to a local waterfall in a community tourist village. The road to the waterfall will go through a local market (that hosts a fair on Tuesday and Sundays). Go through the market and continue up to our destination. The waterfall offers a lot of different spots to enjoy a swim in natural pools and waterfalls. You can choose to go up the stream on foot, a wonderful and refreshing experience.

In the afternoon, experience bamboo rafting on a local river. You travel like a local fisherman down a river and see local agriculture life on both sides and pass a few bamboo water wheels up close. See firsthand how water is transported from the river using handmade bamboo aqueducts.

Then transfer to Ninh Binh. Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Hieu Waterfall

Water Wheels Pu Luong

Pu Luong

DAY 06: TAM COC CYCLING – BICH DONG PAGODA – THAI VI TEMPLE – MUA CAVE (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel/Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Cycling: ~ 2 hours

In the morning, depart to visit Mua Cave (Hang Mua), you’ll climb up 500 stone step to the top of Mua Cave to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. Then cycling around Tam Coc through beautiful rice fields, small rivers, towering limestone cliffs and buffalo’s and goats walking freely over the roads. Visit Bich Dong pagoda and Thai Vi temple not far from Tam Coc.

Bich Dong pagoda exists out of a gate with a bridge and three small pagodas. The entrance to the Bich Dong pagoda in Tam Coc is the highlight for many people visiting this place. The complete area of the pagoda is stunning and tranquil, surrounded by mountains and lakes full of lilies.

Located in the stunning scenery of limestone mountains interleaved with rice fields, lakes, and swamp, Thai Vi Temple has made a fantastic impression on every tourist with its own ancient beauty of architecture and peaceful serene surroundings.

Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Option: Visit Phat Diem Stone Cathedral - a complex comprising of a lake, a cathedral, a stone church, Phuong Dinh (bell house) and three artificial grottoes. It is one of the most famous and beautiful churches in Vietnam with special architecture: an elegant combination between Western church architecture style and Vietnamese religious buildings.

Bich Dong Ninh Binh

Hoa Lu Ninh Binh

Tam Coc Ninh Binh

DAY 07: NINH BINH – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

Accommodation: Cruise

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance: ~ 200km, ~ 3,5-hour drive (depending on traffic)

After early breakfast, bidding farewell Ninh Binh to drive to the coastal port of Halong. The journey takes around four hours with a break to stretch your legs. Upon arrival in Tuan Chau Marina, embark your boat and start cruising. Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site composed of almost 2,000 islands and jungle-clad limestone pillars.

After arriving at noon, you will board a beautiful boat for an overnight cruise on Halong Bay with an excellent menu of fresh seafood. Lunch and dinner are served on boat.

Overnight on board.

Halong Bay

Halong Bay

Halong Bay

DAY 08: HALONG – HANOI (B/BR/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Brunch

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the aquamarine waters of the bay at its best. After tea/coffee and pastries have been served, the boat will continue to cruise quietly through the spectacular limestone formations of Halong Bay. Enjoy this more isolated part of the bay’s spectacular and unique islands. You will return to Halong harbor after a very hearty brunch on board (at 12pm).

Back to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi

Note: Hotel check-in time: 14 pm

Halong Bay

Halong Bay

Halong Bay

DAY 09: HANOI – FLIGHT TO HUE – CYCLE IN HUE (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Cycling: ~ 2 hours

After breakfast, depart for airport to take flight to Hue. Upon arrival Hue, our car transport you to hotel. In the afternoon, we hop back on our bikes to cycle around 45km on flat roads. We head northeast on the impressive “road of the tombs” to the shore of the Tam Giang Lagoon. Here we hop on a local boat and journey across the lagoon, the longest of the country at 70km from north to south, and learn about the ancestral fishing techniques of the locals. Once we bid farewell to our boatman and ride south along the barrier beach road to Phu Thuan and a lovely boutique resort located on the beach. Check-in then enjoy the remainder of the day relaxing. Choose from the sea or the swimming pool for a refreshing dip. Cycling: 50km

Overnight in Hue.

Tam Giang Lagoon

Tam Giang Lagoon

Phu Thuan

DAY 10: BIKING HALF DAY – HOI AN (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: ~ 121km, ~ 3 -hour drive (depending on traffic)

Cycling: ~ 2 hours

In the morning, depart to visit Tu Duc tomb- a beautifully designed complex located in Hue, Vietnam, which is the final resting place of Emperor Tu Duc, the fourth emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty Then we have a cycling trip to explore the scenery.

In the afternoon, transfer to Hoi An.

Overnight in Hoi An

Optional in the evening: Join a lantern-making class then take a boat to drop lanterns on the river to wish good things (self-pay).

Note: Hotel check-in time: 14 pm

Tu Duc Tomb

Tu Duc Tomb

Perfume river Hue

DAY 11: HOI AN COUNTRYSIDE CYCLING – HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN (B/L/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

After a hearty breakfast, enjoy a morning bike ride through the rural scenery of Hoi An to a small vegetable planting village located on the banks of Tra Que Village. Tra Que Village has been infamous for its special aromatic Vietnamese herbs. Join local people in their daily works of planting and watering produce. Here, you can take a cooking class to learn how to cook some local specialties in a tranquil setting. There is nothing better than enjoying your creations for lunch.

In the afternoon, visit Hoi An town, recognized by UNESCO in 1999 as a World Heritage site because of its unusually well-preserved ancient streets and homes: Japanese Bridge, a Sino-Vietnamese - Japanese merchant house, the Chinese Fujian Temple, Hoi An central market, Museum of History and Culture, Hoi An Handicraft Workshop.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Tra Que Village

Tra Que Village

Tra Que Village

DAY 12: HOI AN – FLIGHT TO SAIGON (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Free leisure until time depart for airport to catch flight to Saigon.

Upon arrival Saigon, our driver transfer you to hotel for check in.

Note: Standard hotel check-in: 14:00

Saigon Ben Thanh Market

Saigon

Saigon Bui Vien Walking Street

DAY 13: CU CHI TUNNELS – HALF-DAY CITY TOUR (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Continue to Cu Chi to visit Cu Chi tunnels, where you have to become a true explorer when you crawl underground for an insight into life as the guerrillas during the Vietnam War. Be ready for a dark and sweaty experience you might never go through before!

Then start Saigon city tour, the first place is The Independence Palace symbolizes Vietnam's victory, peace, and territorial integrity. This place has a glamorous design, hundreds of rooms equipped with luxurious furnishings and decorations, and an enormous and gorgeous exterior space; continue to Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. End of the tour is Ben Thanh Market: This bustling market is very popular with tourists, primarily due to its central location. It has a wide selection of goods ranging from fake Nike shoes to beautiful silk Ao Dais.

Return to Saigon for dinner and cozy overnight.

Optional in the evening: Explore Saigon night and food tour by Vespa – surcharged

Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels

DAY 14: MEKONG DELTA CYCLING AND BOATING (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: 71 Km ~ 1.5 - 2 hour drive (depending on traffic)

Cycling: 20km ~ 2 hours

Leaving the hustle and bustle of Saigon and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19th century. Then boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.

Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.

Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.

In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip.

Return to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon

Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta

DAY 15: SAIGON DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Meals included: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for onward flight. Make sure to keep in touch with new friends you found during the trip and don’t forget to share your wonderful journey and reviews with us on our social media.

*** Tour end ***

Tan Son Nhat Airport

Tan Son Nhat Airport

Tan Son Nhat Airport

Price

Calendar of Departures:
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Price Policies
Price Includes Price Excludes
  • Accommodation nights (Hotels/Lodge/Local House/Homestay)
  • Transportation with air-condition
  • Breakfast, meals as mentioned
  • English-speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Water during the itinerary (2 bottles/pax/day)
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • 2D1N Halong Bay night cruise
  • Bach Long Glass Bridge
  • Cycling/Hiking, bamboo rafting, local activities, etc
  • Drinks or meals not at above mentioned
  • Personal expenses and other services than mentioned
  • Visa. Stamping fee at the airport
  • Flight ticket
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Supplement of room rate
  • Bana Hill, Tra Que Cooking Class, Saigon Vespa Tour
Children Policy

 

For Asia Mystika Travel Experiences (excursions and day trips) children between the ages of 4 and 11, at dates of travel, will receive a 15% discount off the Adult price (based on total travelers - adults + children 4 -11), unless specified otherwise in a proposal.

All flights are quoted separately and children are charged as per airline policies. Infants under two years of age will be exempt from most charges except as mandated by airline policies. More Information

Cancellation/ Refund Policy

 

Cancellation must be made in writing by email and be received in time (please keep in mind weekends, public holidays, and different time zones on both ends).

The charges below apply unless different terms have been mentioned at quotation/booking time.

 

Individual traveler (1 – 8 people)

  • 31 days and more before arrival: Non-refundable deposit (if any)
  • From 30 days to 22 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 10% of total tour cost
  • From 21 days to 15 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 25% of total tour cost
  • From 14 days to 08 days’ prior arrival date: 50% of total tour cost
  • Between 7 days and 48 hours before arrival: 75% of total tour cost
  • Less than 48 hours before arrival: 90% of total tour cost
  • Shortening or cancellation on site: 100% of total tour cost

 

Group traveler (From 9 people)

  • 31 days and more before arrival: Non-refundable deposit (if any)
  • From 30 days to 22 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 20% of total tour cost
  • From 21 days to 15 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 70% of total tour cost
  • From 14 days to 08 days’ prior arrival date: 90% of total tour cost
  • Shortening or cancellation on site: 100% of total tour cost

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