Vietnam Adventure with Cycling and Trekking
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: SAIGON ARRIVAL (-/-/-)

Accommodation: City Hotel

Meals included: No

Welcome to Saigon 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 Saigon

Note: Hotel check-in time: 14 pm

Saigon Bui Vien Walking Street

Saigon

Saigon Central Post Office

DAY 02: CU CHI TUNNELS - HALF-DAY CITY TOUR (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel/Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: ~ 170km, ~ 4-hour drive (depending on traffic)

After breakfast, visitors depart to visit Cu Chi Tunnels, which is an underground defense system built by Viet Minh resistance officials from 1946 - 1948. The tunnel system includes clinics, rooms, kitchens, storage, and office. Length of about 250km, here is the Vietnam soldier’s battle base in the resistant American period. Have a short walk into the jungle to visit the traps, the secret entrance, the bunkers, and the underground hideouts. Go back to Saigon after Cu Chi excursion

Then start halfday 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

Overnight in Saigon.

Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels

DAY 03: 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.

Vinh Trang Pagoda

Tan Thach Village

Tan Thach Village

DAY 04: SAIGON - FLIGHT TO DANANG - HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel/Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Hiking/Cycling: ~ 2-3 hours

After breakfast, free leisure till time to depart to airport, take a short flight to Danang

After arrive Danang Airport local driver will pick you up and transfer to your hotel (Check in time: after 14:00 pm)

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

Hoi An

Hoi An

Hoi An

DAY 05: HOI AN COUNTRYSIDE CYCLING & COOKING CLASS – COCONUT FOREST (B/-/-)

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.

Head to the Bay Mau 7 hectares water coconut forest at Cam Thanh Village. Hearing about the past war story before exploring the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war and hearing of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers of both sides. Enjoy Thung Chai basket boat demonstration by our crews.

Learn to paddle the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats and join in basket boat racing for fun and learn how to make origami creations from reeds of palm leaves such as grasshoppers, birds, rings, sunglass, bracelets, etc.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Tra Que Village

Bay Mau Coconut Forest

Bay Mau Coconut Forest

DAY 06: HOI AN - HUE - CYCLE IN HUE (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel/Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

We will depart from the hotel. You sit on bicycles to ride to Hue Citadel. Hue Citadel was built by the Nguyen Dynasty (1802- 1945), it was the former imperial capital of Vietnam. We will spend from one hour to one hour and a half to visit the main sites there: Noon Gate, Thai Hoa palace, Forbidden City, The temple and Dien Tho Palace – Longevity palace.

Next, take few steps to the Royal Museum through Hien Nhon Gate. Royal Museum displays the old artifacts that the Nguyen Kings and his relatives used in the past.

After that, we will get on the bikes again to ride to Tinh Tam lake, where the Kings often came to relax.

Then, get on the bikes again to the Thien Mu pagoda. It is the oldest pagoda in Hue Vietnam. You will be able to hear some stories about this holy pagoda, as well as get chance to take pictures facing to the Perfume River.

After visiting the pagoda, we take a dragon boat to come back to the city center in the Perfume River, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful sightseeing on the banks of the river and the Truong Tien bridge – one of a romantic symbols of Hue.

Overnight in Hue

Hue Citadel

Hue Citadel

Thien Mu Pagoda

DAY 07: BIKING HALF DAY - FLIGHT TO HANOI (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Morning, have breakfast at hotel then my guide will pick up you at the lobby then we will proceed to ride by a bike to Khai Dinh tomb, on the way from Hue city to Khai Dinh Tomb you will stop to take photos some countryside sceneries and when you reach Khai Dinh Tomb, climbing 29 further steps, one is reaching the imperial audience court, in the centre of which stands the octagonal stele monument also made of reinforced concrete. On both sides of the courtyard, two rows of statues are facing towards the court center. In addition to these statues, similar to those of the other tombs, there are six more couples representing bodyguard soldiers. These statues are made of stone, a material very rare in Khai Dinh tomb. The courtyard is flanked on both sides by two high and imposing pillars. After visiting Khai Dinh tomb, we continue to ride Tu Duc tomb, road is rough, but surely it will bring you funny experiences and mix with local life and nature. After 15 minutes biking you will see explore Tu Duc Tomb with guide instruction.

Then depart to Airport to take a flight to Hanoi

Overnight in Hanoi.

Khai Dinh Tomb

Tu Duc Tomb

Tu Duc Tomb

DAY 08: HANOI SIGHTSEEING AND URBAN CYCLE (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel/Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: ~ 50km, ~ 1-hour drive (depending on traffic)

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 Villag, 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.

Kim Lan Pottery Village

Xuan Quan Flower Village

Bat Trang village

DAY 09: HANOI - HA GIANG - HIKING VILLAGE – LOCAL WATERFALL (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Hiking 2 hours

After breakfast, visit a local market then hike in Ha Thanh village. You can immerse yourself in the cool water at a waterfall.

Ha Thanh village is one of the attractive villages where is a stream flowing from the mountain to the valley, in the water season, forming a beautiful waterfall called "waterfall No.6". You will get better knowledge about their customs and spiritual values of the Tay people and also enjoy the alluring atmosphere surrounding.

Overnight in Ha Giang.

Ha Thanh Village

Ha Thanh Village

Ha Thanh Village

DAY 10: HA GIANG – QUAN BA – YEN MINH – DONG VAN (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

In the morning travel along a beautiful mountain road to Dong Van, a small town located in Dong Van Highlands. You can stop midway to enjoy breathing fresh air and take photographs at Quan Ba heaven gate. From the top of the mountain, you can eyesight to the farthest side to admire the majestic scenery of this Dong Van rock plateau. In the front is the vast Quan Ba valley, bringing a peaceful beauty with terraces field and flickering the houses of ethnic minorities sometimes emitting smoke from the kitchen.

Upon arrival in Dong Van, we will spend time visiting the pine forest and King of the H’mong’s Palace - a national relic featuring typical H’mong architecture, a fortress built by a local chief allied with the French against the Vietminh, Vuong Chin Duc, and evacuated in 1950s

Option: Take a boat trip to visit Nho Que river – the best river in Ha Giang province.

Overnight in Dong Van

Dong Van

Quan Ba Heaven Gate

Meo King Palace

DAY 11: DONG VAN – MEO VAC – HIKING KHUOI KHON VILLAGE – BAO LAC (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

In the area of Bao Lac you will find a lot of people from the Lolo ethnic minority. These minorities originally came from Yunnan in China and have migrated south to Vietnam and Thailand during the 15th and 18th centuries. Their houses are made from wood and built on stilts and can be found all over the area. Woman of this minority wear their traditional costume, often a black tunic and colorful patterns embroidered on the sleeves and front and gold or silver necklaces and earrings.

A great way to learn more about their culture is visiting a local Lolo village, such as Khuoi Khon Village. This village is located high up in the mountains, around 5 km from the main road. The village itself is beautiful and authentic and the views from here over the mountains and rice fields are stunning.

Overnight in Bao Lac

Khuoi Khon

Khuoi Khon Lo Lo Village

Khuoi Khon Lo Lo Ethnic

DAY 12: BAO LAC – BAN GIOC WATERFALL – CAO BANG (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Located right at the borderline of Vietnam and China, the waterfall is about 400km from the city of Hanoi. Settled deep in the woods, the waterfall is truly a hidden gem. This is the fourth biggest waterfall shared between two countries and the largest natural waterfall in the South East Asia region. Ban Gioc waterfall is comprised by two parts: one on the left (the smaller part) and one on the right (the main part). The smaller part belongs entirely to Vietnam, and the main part is split between Vietnam and China. You can see the border marker separating the two countries when visiting Ban Gioc waterfall.

Unlike other normal waterfalls with one stream running straight down from the top, the terrain of Ban Gioc waterfall consists of bumpy mounds. From a far distance, the waterfall looks like a giant staircase. This helps divide the stream of water into many sections and creates different layers to the stream.

Overnight in Cao Bang.

Ban Gioc Waterfall

Ban Gioc Waterfall

Ban Gioc Waterfall

DAY 13: BA BE NATIONAL PARK (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

In the morning, depart to visit Ba Be lake – the most important natural lake in Vietnam visit Ra market at 12 pm. Car will pick you up to start a boat trip wonder on the lake. Take a walk, visit bat cave and swim.

Ba Be National Park was recognized as an ASEAN natural heritage. Ba Be National Park is a complex of rivers, lakes, and lowland evergreen forests on limestone mountains which create high biodiversity. Because of this magnificence, Ba Be is sometimes referred to as “Halong Bay on land”.

Overnight in Ba Be.

Ba Be National Park

Ba Be National Park

Ba Be National Park

DAY 14: BA BE – HANOI – STREET FOOD TOUR (B/-/D)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

In the morning, take a short trip to visit Hua Ma cave (which mean the Horse head). After an hour’s visit to the cave we depart to get back to Hanoi.

Street food tour start at around 18:00

On this 3-hour walking tour, you will explore the culture and history of Hanoi, stepping into a world filled with street food vendors. Unlike other big cities worldwide, street food in Hanoi isn't just about hot dogs or snack sandwich stands; we offer the opportunity to taste various dishes at street food stalls, family restaurants…

Overnight in Hanoi.

Mua Ma Cave

Mua Ma Cave

Mua Ma Cave

DAY 15: HANOI - NINH BINH - GALAXY GROTTO - CYCLING (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: ~ 100km, ~ 2-hour drive (depending on traffic)

Cycling: ~ 2 hours

After breakfast, depart to Ninh Binh to explore the Galaxy cave. The cave was discovered in 2007 and officially opened to the public in 20102. It is about 800 meters long and features a stunning natural stalactite system that has taken millions of years to form2. The cave is divided into two main parts, with the first part being a dry cave and the second part being a water cave. You will take a boat and go through the water cave and walk explore dry cave. Afterward back to land by a boat

In the afternoon, Cycling in Ninh Binh admire the rice field and the local life

Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Galaxy Cave

Galaxy Cave

Galaxy Cave

DAY 16: MUA CAVE – TAM COC CYCLING – BICH DONG PAGODA (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel/Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Cycling: ~ 2-3 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.

Mua Cave

Mua Cave

Tam Coc

DAY 17: NINH BINH – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

Accommodation: Cruise

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

After breakfast depar to Halong by car. 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 onboard.

Halong Bay

Halong Bay

Halong Bay

DAY 18: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/BR/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Brunch

Distance: ~ 180km, ~ 3-hour drive (depending on traffic)

Enjoy miraculous sunrise over the islets of the Bay. The boat will take us to go about marvelous areas. Then it’s back to the boat and cruise to Halong Port arriving around noon. Back to Hanoi.

Upon arrival in Hanoi, check in at the hotel and relax. Free in the evening

Overnight in Hanoi

Halong Bay

Halong Bay

Halong Bay

DAY 19: HANOI DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast free leisure till time take a flight to home

**End Tour**

Noi Bai International Airport

Noi Bai International Airport

Noi Bai International Airport

Price

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  • 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

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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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