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|Day 1||Hanoi, Halong Bay||Cycling along Duong River dike from Hanoi to Bac Ninh province. Enjoy...||L|
|Day 2||Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island||Take half day boat trip to visit Halong Bay, Thien Cung cave and Dau...||B, L|
|Day 3||Cat Ba Island, Hanoi||Cycling from your hotel on Cat Ba Island, along peaceful and...||B, L|
Cycling along Duong River dike from Hanoi to Bac Ninh province. Enjoy the view of the Vietnamese countryside and experience the real local traffic. Stop at Dong Ho Folk painting village.
Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby in the morning for a short transfer of 10 minutes out of the city's busy roads to our bicycle storage. You will take mountain bikes for this 03 days 02 nights trip from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island. It's time for you to check and fix bikes carefully, make warm-up before starting the tour.
Then we have a nice and easy start with a cycle from Long Bien market to Long Bien Bridge which was heavily bombarded during Vietnam War due to its critical position (the only bridge at that time across the Red River connecting Hanoi to the main port of Haiphong). After spending time on Long Bien Bridge to have short introduction of the history of Vietnam war and take some photos, continue cycling along the dyke of the Duong River to see the real local life and experience the real local traffic as well as immerse yourself in the lush green of the cultivated fields on both sides of the dike. After 25 km pedaling, stop to take a rest in about 15 minutes to have some snack and water to regain the energy. After that, keep cycling to Dong Ho folk painting village located in Bac Ninh province. Dong Ho painting is considered a fine reflection of traditional aesthetic value, social philosophies and humanitarian desires. It's a really good chance for you to learn how craftsmen in the village produce their own raw materials for the making such as điệp paper and natural colours.
Cycle 1.5 hours more (apx. 25km), you will stop at a local restaurant on your way to have lunch. After lunch we continue with 10km of biking route through small villages that dot rural Vietnam. Our riding ends at Binh Than bridge in the early afternoon and then you will be transfered by your private van to the port city of Ha Long in about 02 hours. On the way, if you woudl like to stop to take a rest, just let our guide or driver know.
Arrive in your hotel and do the check-in. You have free time to stroll around or relax at your leisure.
Dinner on your own. It's time for you to enjoy the seafood in Vietnamese style.
Halong Bay,Cat Ba Island
Take half day boat trip to visit Halong Bay, Thien Cung cave and Dau Go cave. Do kayaking on the turquoise water. Be transfered by ferry from Tuan Chau Habour to cat Ba Island. Pedaling in the middle of untouched Cat Ba National Park. Trekking to Ngu Lam Park if you are strong enough.
Start your day with early wake-up to admire the magnificent sunrise at the Bay and to have breakfast at your hotel.
Your private car will take you to the pier for a half day trip on boat in Halong Bay - a fabulous World Heritage site.
At 07h30am: You will board a private traditional junk, an ancient Vietnamese style sail boat design, for a cruise in the emerald green waters of Ha Long Bay. Relax whilst we cruise by some of the more than 2,000 spectacular limestone islands scattered throughout the bay. Visit Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave and do kayaking in the turquoise waters. Next, come back to your boat and you will be treated to a sumptous fresh seafood lunch while the junk does cruising back to the habour. At about 11h15am, disembark and finish the half day boat trip in Halong Bay.
After that, Your private car will transfer you to Tuan Chau Ferry Terminal to take a ferry to Gia Luan Port at Cat Ba Island. After 01 hours travelling on ferry, you will reach Cat Ba island and it's time to resume cycling. From Gia Luan pier you will cycle along a winding road to Cat Ba National Park, through a valley of tropical rain forest and hear the bird song of many species. If you are strong enough, we'll take a break for a short trek to the top of Ngu Lam mountain (1.5 hours) where you'll have a great view of the green tree-covered limestone peaks. It's back on the bikes for the final cycle to your hotel in Cat Ba town with amazing views across the bay. Ends of the second day tour. Free time at your leisure to explore the beautiful islands or to go to the beach for swimming.
Dinner on your own.
Cat Ba Island,Hanoi
Cycling from your hotel on Cat Ba Island, along peaceful and beautiful seaside road, to Cai Vieng Port. Take ferry from Cai Vieng Port to Got Port. Be transfered from Got Port to Hanoi. Lunch in Hanoi with vietnamese style food.
At 08h00am, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby to start the last ride of the tour (about 24km). You will cycle along the peaceful seaside road of Cat Ba island. Take advantage of time to enjoy last moments in this island whilst pedaling among the tranquil landscape on the both sides of the road. Once we reach Cai Vieng pier, take ferry to go to Got Port where our vehicle is waiting to transfer you back to Hanoi. Have lunch in Hanoi at about 13h30.
After lunch, transfer back to your hotel. Tour ends. We would like to express our grateful thanks to you for choosing our services and wish you had a great trip.
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