Indochina World Heritage Cycling Tours - 13 Days
Indochina World Heritage Cycling Tours - 13 Days

Indochina World Heritage Cycling Tours - 13 Days

Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi

Pick up at the Noi Bai Airport and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Hanoi is the cultural and political capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has slumbered largely unchanged since the sixties. Step back in time to the French-built, tree-lined boulevards and old quarter, which has been continuously inhabited for over 1,000 years (Hanoi celebrated its millennial anniversary in October 2010)

Accommodation: ATS Hotel 3 * or Similar

Meals: None

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour 

After breakfast our guide picks you up at 8:30 AM today, sightseeing at Hanoi's more interesting landmarks, rising at dawn to wander the morning markets before driving to visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where "Uncle Ho" lies in state and the nearby centuries-old Temple of Literature.

Afterward, break for lunch featuring Bun Cha a delicious 5th-generation turmeric BBQ pork meat at Hang Manh before venturing out on foot in the central lake area to explore the busy Old Quarter's shops, galleries, markets, historic sights, and pausing to visit a local family in their traditional "tube" house. In the afternoon. In the evening, delightful water puppets theater — a performance art unique to Vietnam, before dining at one of the capital's local restaurants.

Bia Hoi, happy hour, is a post-work custom unique to Hanoi, with draft beer and snacks served up in street cafes. Other culinary treats? The best pho in the country is in Hanoi, don't miss a piping hot bowl in the Old Quarter, elbow-to-elbow with the locals.

Accommodation: ATS Hotel 3 * or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay ( Scenic cruise, hiking, swimming, kayaking )

08:15: Pick up at your hotel (in the Hanoi Old Quarter area only) and depart for Ha Long City.,   

12:30 - On arrival at the pier, you will board your Royal Palace Cruise and you are warmly welcomed by a professional and friendly crew.,   

13:00 - Check-in cabin and enjoy a specially prepared lunch while cruising through the most beautiful parts of the magical bay with thousands of amazing limestone islands emerging from emerald water. Sailing with Royal Palace Cruise on a very tranquil route, exploring the exotic beauty of the legendary Bay, a feeling of paradise will come to you.,   

14:30 - Keep cruising to the most beautiful parts of Halong Bay. This is the best time to relax after lunch and enjoy your privacy, capturing stunning photos of the legendary bay.,   

15:30 - Small tender brings you to visit Titop island, hiking to the top of the island from where tourists can capture a panoramic view of Halong Bay.,   

16:30 - Kayaking & swimming 18:00 - Join the sunset party on the sundeck in a warm and romantic atmosphere, making friends with other members of the group, enjoy fresh local fruit, listening soft, light music, wearing traditional costumes for kings, queens, and mandarins.,   

19:00 - Enjoy the special dinner cooked by our professional chef.,   

20:30 - The moment you choose your own way to relax after dinner, listening to music, singing karaoke, relaxing on the sundeck, squid fishing is available for entertainment during the night time.

Accommodation: Royal Palace Cruise 4 * or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi airport for FLY to Hue  ( Surprising Cave, scenic cruise, cooking class )

06:00 – Take photos of sunrise, morning exercise with our Tai Chi master, a perfectly healthy way to start a new day.,   

07:00 – Enjoy your breakfast, coffee, tea, fruits.,   

07:45 – Visit Surprising Cave – the most beautiful one in Halong Bay.,   

09:00 – Back to Royal Palace Cruise for check-out. Keep cruising towards Ha Long Bay, passing by hundreds of islands and islets with different shapes depending on your imagination.,   

10:00 – Cooking class opened right on the cruise.,   

11:00 – Farewell lunch served on the cruise before you arrive at the harbor.,   

12:30 – Get on the bus to Hanoi airport for the flight to Hue. Arrival Hue and transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Accommodation: Hue Asian hotel 3 * or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Hue City Tour

Vietnam's most tranquil city remains largely unchanged by economic expansion in the south. After breakfast, venture out onto the boulevards along the Perfume River by bike and out into the countryside through seldom-visited villages, pausing to explore two of the finest examples of Imperial architecture, the Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Royal Tombs.

Afterward, continue cycling through the countryside, pausing for a lunch, and then cycling through small villages along quiet roads outside the city, stopping at secondary tombs and places along the river. We'll also visit a local school where the children will be very excited to see us. In the afternoon, there is time to enjoy a massage before dinner. We'll travel by traditional pedicab to have a special dinner at the restored mandarin home of a royal ancestor, tasting local specialties such as banh xeo, a Vietnamese crepe during our hands-on cooking demonstration.

Accommodation: Hue Asian hotel 3 * or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Biking distance: 35 km

Day 6 Hue to Hoi An

A long day of cycling, departing Hue through the high-walled Imperial Citadel and then biking along the scenic coastline passing burial tombs, small villages, and emerald green rice fields to the blue waters of Lang Co Lagoon. After a seafood lunch in Lang Co, we'll conquer the 10-kilometer long, 500-meter high Hai Van Pass (Pass of the High Clouds). At the summit, we'll explore French and U.S. forts while savoring panoramic views of the coast all the way out to Danang

After a thrilling descent to the green rice fields and white-sand graveyards around Danang, we'll dismount our bikes and board our bus for transfer through the busy traffic around Danang into Hoi An

Accommodation: Venues Hotel 4 * or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Biking distance: 85 km

Day 7:  Hoi An Tour

After breakfast, exploration of charming Hoi An by foot, beginning with the central market, shopping for ingredients with the chef for a half-day, hands-on cooking demonstration. After preparing local and dining for lunch delicacies, such as white rose (a variety of won ton) or bun rieu (right), the balance of the day is free at leisure to relax on Cua Dai Beach or boating across the Thu Bon River to enjoy tranquil cycling through local villages along the coast. In the afternoon, visit Hoi An's crafts shops and renowned tailors to be tempted by the town's famous "overnight tailoring."

Accommodation: Venues Hotel 4 * or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Biking distance: 25 km

Day 8: Hoi An FLY to Siem Reap (ANGKOR)

After a leisurely morning, flying to Siem Reap, our base for exploring the nearby Khmer temples at Angkor. After arrival, we'll enjoy a lunch of classical Khmer cuisine during orientation. In the afternoon, mounting bikes to ride out to the earliest of the Khmer Empire temples, the Roulous Group. Departing Siem Reap we'll pedal small back roads into the remote landscapes and past small villages. Our first stop is the temple of Bakong in the Roluos group, the first of the great pyramid mountains which were to become the signature of later kings. From Bakong, we continue into Roluos town to visit a local market, untouched by tourism. In the afternoon, return to Siem Reap to freshen up.

Accommodation: Siem Reap Hotel 3 * or Similar

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch

Biking distance: 35 km

Day 9: Siem Reap  - Angkor Wat Tour

After breakfast, depart Siem Reap by bike to our drop-off point in front of Banteay Samre. Banteay Samre has constructed King Suryavarman II in the mid 12th century. People refer to this temple as a miniature Angkor Wat due to its completeness and similarities to Angkor Wat. From Banteay Samre, we follow a paved road to Phnom Bok. On the way, several war remnants can be seen in the paddy fields. Upon arrival at Phnom Bok, we climb the 600+ steps for immense views over the surrounding area. In the distance, the Kulen hills are also visible on a clear day. On top of Phnom Bok an ancient ruin overlooks the plains below

Drinks are served to cool off. A short cycle from Phnom Bok, in between the paddy fields with the Kulen Hills as a marvelous backdrop, lunch will be taken. A local family hosts our lunch. We head to Banteay Srei, Angkor’s ultimate art gallery. This petite pink temple is the jewel in the crown of Angkor-era sculpture. The elaborate carvings here are the finest found in Cambodia. Some 6kms from Banteay Srei the Landmine Museum is visited to learn more about Cambodia’s underground war. Mr. Aki Ra, a former Khmer Rouge child soldier now dedicates his life to helping the people of Cambodia by clearing these enemies within.

Accommodation: Siem Reap Hotel 3 * or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Biking distance: 35 km

Day 10:  Siem Reap Fly To Luang Prabang

This morning, exploring the world's most magnificent temple, Angkor Wat at sunrise. Balance of morning canvassing the immense stretches of reliefs and galleries until lunch (picnic lunch at the temples).

Late morning, return to the airport for a flight to the temple-city Luang Prabang in northern Laos. In the afternoon, explore the sublime historical and religious treasures of the tranquil small town. In the evening, enjoy a private, traditional welcoming ceremony in the home of a local family.

Accommodation: Luang Prabang Hotel 3 * or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Biking distance: None

Day 11: Luang Prabang Biking Tour

Today we'll ride the initial, quiet, and scenic section out of Luang Prabang which after 18 miles, joins a larger road with traffic coming in from China. Mostly flat with short rollers. After riding until lunch (at 54 miles), boarding a longtail boat for the remaining distance to Luang Prabang, once we reach the Mekong River making a slight upstream detour to visit the renowned Pak Ou caves. Located beside the river, the cave is filled with Buddha images and is a sacred place of worship for locals. After the caves, continued cruising downstream to Luang Prabang. In the late afternoon, we arrive at Luang Prabang, one of Asia's gems and a UNESCO World Heritage. It is pleasantly located at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers and encircled by distance jagged peaks. In recent years it has been a popular, but not a spoiled tourist destination, but it will be a bit of a shock to see so many tourists for the first time since Hanoi.

Accommodation: Luang Prabang Hotel 3 * or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Biking distance: 85 km

Day 12: Luang Prabang City Tour

Sleep in for a change or rise at dawn to view the traditional alms procession of monks passing through town (right). Afterward, we'll walk the small town, visit the temples Luang Prabang is known for, and meet in one with monks to discuss their lifestyles. Also visiting other notable sites, including the colonial-era royal palace and museum. For lunch, we'll explore the central food market sampling street foods.

In the afternoon, drive over to explore the local Phusi marketplace and other sites in town until late afternoon. At dusk, we'll trek to the summit of Mount Phousi for panoramic sunset. Afterward, wandering the sprawling night market before dining on delicious Lao food.

Luang Prabang's night market is one of the best in Indochina for finding unique, handmade goods at a bargain rate. The market makes a good stop after watching the sunset from Mount Phousi. How much to bargain? Typically, counter with an offer that is about 1/3 or 1/2 from the price quoted. To see where the local's shop, take a tuk-tuk out to Phuosi Market, about 1 kilometer from the central area.

Accommodation: Luang Prabang Hotel 3 * or Similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Biking distance: None

Day 13: Luang Prabang Departure

Farewell to staff before return for return flight home (or continue on to Thailand). End The Tour.

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Tour Package Includes
– Accommodation based on twin sharing occupancy at the hotel
– Meals as indicated in program, B=Breakfast, L=Lunches, D=Dinner
– Professional English speaking guide

– Flight tickets in tours ( Hanoi - Hue, Hoian - Siem Reap - Luang Prabang )
– Support van or bus, truck for group
– Boat and cruise trips mention in the itinerary
– Pump, bike tools, spares tubes, Spare bike, Mountain Bicycle ( Gaint or Trek bike )
– Coldwater box, mineral water, fruits, small fresh towel, bike helmet
– All entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated in the program
– Service charges, rooms tax, and handling fees

Tour Package Excludes
– Accommodation after day 13.
– Travel assurance, Visa stamping fee
– Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
– Additional transport is required due to any emergency situation
– Tips and gratuity
– Personal expenses and other services are not mentioned in the program.
– International air tickets and airport departure taxes to Hanoi and departure from Luang Prabang
– Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program
– Optional excursions

Special offers :
– Mineral water drinking.
– Seasonal fruits.
– Snacks
– Fresh tissue and some fruits while touring!

What to bring :
Sun Block, Wide brim hat, Camera + Film, Comfortable shoes, Rain Gear, Warm clothes in winter, Original Passport, Small backpack, Shoes and shorts for cycling, Sunglasses, Gloves, Professional Pedal, Insect repellent, Wide brim hat, Bike water bottle (if you don’t want to use our bottle)

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