Vietnam Bike and Kayak Tours 12 Days

Some certain areas in Vietnam are not meant for vehicles like cars or buses, which make our Vietnam Bike Tour in 12 days package become as ideal as you could ever think of. From a bike trip in Hano to cycling through the metropolitan pulse of Ho Chi Minh City, get into the richness and diversity of Vietnamese culture before enjoying the sea environment by cruising in the stunning karst mountains of Halong Bay. Moreover, experience night squid fishing activities on the bay. Next, head for the Central Vietnam with ancient architectures and historical buildings to visit in Hue, Hoian,... Finally, wrap up your trip with a refreshing and tropical atmosphere of Mekong Delta, where you will visit the famous Cai Rang floating market for a rare glimpse of the rural lifestyle of Vietnam.

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Day 01: Hanoi arrival (D)
Day 02: Hanoi – Discovery (B, L, D)
Day 03: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Kayaking (B, L, D)
Day 04: Halong Bay – Ninh Binh (B, L, D)
Day 05: Ninh Binh (B, L, D)
Day 06: Ninh Binh – Mai Chau (B, L, D)
Day 07: Mai Chau – Hanoi – Hue (B, L, D)
Day 08: Hue (B, L, D)
Day 09: Hue – Danang – Hoi An (B, L, D)
Day 10: Hoi An – Cooking classes (B, L, D)
Day 11: Hoi An – Danang – Saigon (B, L, D)
Day 12: Saigon – My Tho – Saigon (B, L, D)
Day 13: Saigon – departure (B)

Day 01: Hanoi arrival (D)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, you will be picked up by our local guide and driver to transfer to local hotel for checking in. After that, take a trip by rickshaw to discover the old quarters of Hanoi and Hoan Kiem Lake. Have dinner together at local restaurant in Hanoi before staying overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 02: Hanoi – Capital discovery (B, L, D)
After breakfast at hotel, discover Hanoi through some of its popular historical sites, such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, the house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Have lunch at local restaurant before visiting the Museum of Ethnography in the afternoon. Later, take a walk within the old quarters to explore the heart of Hanoi and its ancient culture. Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Hanoi travel

Day 03: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Kayaking (B, L, D)
In the morning, have breakfast at the hotel. Then depart for Halong Bay and arrive there before midday

12h00 – 12h30: Get on the boat, followed by a short cruising brief.
13h00 – 15h30: Have lunch while cruising among the limestone islands.
15h30 – 16h30: Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, which located around the Bo Nau Cave area, then return to the boat
16h30 – 17h30: Cruise to Soi Sim Island for swimming and relaxing at the beach of Soi Sim, or climbing up to the peak of the island for a panoramaic view of Halong Bay.
17h30: Return to the main boat for a shower. You may also relax or take photos as the sun starts to set.
19h00: Enjoy dinner on the boat while you meet and greet with other guests, fish for squid or just laze around. Stay overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on junk

Day 04: Halong Bay – Cooking demonstration – Ninh Binh (B, L, D)
06h30 – 07h00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or take part in a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30: Have breakfast.
08h30 – 09h30: Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in Halong Bay.
09h30: Return to the boat to freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 – 10h30: Continue cruising to explore the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Cho Da Islet, and more.
10h30 – 11h30: On the way back to the harbor, take part in a cooking class before enjoying traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12h00 – 12h30: Disembark and travel directly to Ninh Binh. Upon arrival at Ninh Binh in the late afternoon, transfer to hotel and later, go cycling to Tam Coc. Have dinner at local restaurant and stay overnight in Ninh Binh.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh

Halong bay - Vietnam

Day 05: Ninh Binh (B, L, D)
Have breakfast at the hotel, then cycle from Tam Coc to Hoa Lu
– one of the ancient capitals of Vietnam from the 10th century. Upon arrival, visit the two temples of King Dinh and Le before having lunch at local restaurant. After that, cruise on sampan to explore Tam Coc caves. Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Ninh Binh.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh

Day 06: Ninh Binh – Mai Chau (B, L, D)
After breakfast, take an early departure from Ninh Binh to the beautiful Mai Chau valley. Upon arrival, you start pedaling to Poom Cong, the village of White Thai ethnic people, then visit the communal house on stilts for a welcome cup of tea before having lunch there. In the afternoon, trek through many ethnic villages in Mai Chau to discover the lifestyle and handcrafts of Thai people. Later, take part in a traditional dance performance. Have dinner and stay overnight in Mai Chau.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay in Mai Chau

Day 07: Mai Chau – Hanoi – Hue (B, L, D)
Have breakfast, then cycle through the ethnic villages in Mai Chau valley for 3 hours. After that, return to Hanoi via the provincial town of Hoa Binh and have lunch during transition. In the afternoon, visit Tay Phuong Pagoda, a great sculpture work of wood in Vietnam, before cycling to Thay Pagoda through the countryside areas of the Red River Delta. Later, return to Hanoi Domestic Airport for a flight to Hue. Upon arrival at Hue, transfer to local hotel for checking in. Have dinner and relax at hotel in Hue for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Mai Chau tours

Day 08: Hue (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will visit the Imperial Citadel of Hue by bicycle. As you pedal along the riverside of Huong River, passing through the taciturn and peaceful countryside with local villages, visit the tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh, then have lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, go cycling through small villages along quiet routes outside the city before embarking on boat for a trip on the Huong River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Hue.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Day 09: Hue – Danang – Hoian (B, L, D)
Have breakfast at the hotel, then cycle along the coast of Lang Co Beach. After having lunch in Lang Co with seafood, conquer the 10-km length and 500 meters height of Hai Van Pass. Explore the old remains of French and American forts while enjoying a panoramic view of the coast at the peak of the pass before getting to Danang. Upon arrival, transfer by bus to Hoian, then check in for relaxing before dinner time. Stay overnight in Hoian.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 10: Hoi An – Cooking class (B, L, D)
Discover Hoian on feet after having breakfast. Start the trip by visiting the central market to buy ingredients with the chef of the restaurant and return to the Red Bridge for your cooking class, then have lunch with your self-prepared dishes. In the afternoon, visit some of the local highlights, such as the Japanese Bridge, Fukian Temple, Quan Cong temple and Phung Hung ancient house. Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Hoian.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Hoian - Vietnam

Day 11: Hoi An – Danang – Saigon (B, L, D)
Have breakfast at the hotel. You may discover Hoian at your leisure until transferring to Danang airport for a flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel before enjoying lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Chinatown of Saigon and Cholon market for souvenirs, or Saigon Central Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral and walk around Dong Khoi Street. Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Saigon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 12: Saigon – My Tho – Saigon (B, L, D)
Enjoy breakfast, then depart for My Tho at Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, embark a private boat for a pleasant cruise in the heart of the area. As you cruise along the rivers, discover many floating houses of fishermen through the hillock of Dragon, Lion, Turtle and Phoenix. Have lunch at a local restaurant on Con Phung with the region's special dishes. After that, continue to visit handcraft workshops that produce local products, such as coconut candy and glutinous rice. Have another cruise by sampan through the arroyos before getting back to the pier to return to Saigon. Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Saigon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

saigon walking tour

Day 13: Saigon – departure (B)
After breakfast, you may take your free time to discover and have a short trip around the centre of Saigon until being transferred to Tan Son Nhat Internation airport for departure flight. Tour ends

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

This is a private and flexible tour according to your preferences, including both arrival and departure time as well as your budget.

You can find out other different tour packages through our website. The price includes all services (accommodation, transport, sightseeing, guides, restaurants, domestic flights…), but international airfare

Vietnam Original Travel offers and price may vary according to certain factors as below:

  • Traveling period: the price of services in the high season (October to April), is normally higher than the off season (May to September) and the services are very limited in high season especially guides, flights tickets, hotels….
  • The number of travelers: the more travelers your group has, the cheaper price will be
  • Selected hotels: depends on the category of hotel, its location and offering services, the price in total may vary.
  • Activities during the trip: at least two or more tour packages with the same touring duration and at the same time can have two or more different prices, depends on the activities included in the initial program.
  • Booking date: a late booking may result the higher price because of the uncertain availability of services.

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WildlifeFan01
WildlifeFan01
Rating 5

We pre-booked a short trip around Northern Vietnam with Vietnam Original tours. They responded very quickly to email and were very helpful. Our guide was excellent and we really enjoyed the activities they arranged for us. Our boat trip around Cat Ba island in particular stood out as being excellent and we also really enjoyed Van Long National Park.

Visited December 2014
maijoucki
maijoucki
Rating 5

if you want to travel without making you worry, this agency is to recommend. Everything is well organized and you can be confident in every way.

no forced shopping, happiness. The driver was very careful and he introduced me to this country as much in kind as far as food, I have very fond memories, to remake

Visited September 2013
Max_Lhb
Max_Lhb
Rating 5

Found this trip organiser on forums/websites and thank to some very good reviews, my friend and I were looking to discover the Vietnamese's soul meanwhile going in such wonderful places: 100% success! 
From the beginning, the agency's team was helpful & replied us very quickly. They organised us a very convenient 5-days-trip from Saigon (HCMC) to Phnom Penh by the Mekong Delta, their proper accommodation in Mekong Garden. We've been in such traditional places far away from all others tourists, at any moment we were forced to buy something. Our guide was nice, so experienced and a good both English & French speaker. He introduced us ethnical peoples, they were so friendly, generous, welcoming with us. Amazing :)
Well organised agency which knows how to satisfy their clients, recommend it. Thank you VOT & see you hopefully in few years!

Visited January 2015
Gaffer B
Gaffer B
Rating 4

We had an wonderful time from the off beaten track in the North to the bustling cities in the South. A two weeks trip couldn't take us to every corner in Vietnam but to some extent we discovered a beautiful country and saw smiling welcoming and generous people. Thanks to Mr. Manh for great service

Visited October 2013
kami_kara
kami_kara
Rating 5

I was referred by a friend to Mr. Ha Nguyen at Vietnam Original Travel - Hanoi Branch and I’m so very very pleased that I was. From the beginning of our correspondence, he went to great lengths to help me prepare my itinerary and gave me many tips to make sure I was travel smart in the busy streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Never was he pushy and many a time, when conversing over Skype chat did he contact me outside of his working hours. He even went so far as to meet me on a Sunday to take me around Hanoi. I cannot guarantee by any means that travel agents from VOT will do this for you as we had connections via friends, but what I do know is that they will go up and beyond to make sure you have a lovely holiday. Thank you Ha!

Visited January 2015
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