Ha Long Bai Tu Long Cycling and Kayaking Tour 7days
Cycling is the best way to explore fascinating unspoited landscapes and experience in pristine nature of Van Don, Minh Chau, Tra Ban, Co To and Quan Lan Islands. This is well researched and carefully designed itinerary offer for active adventurers who want to discover traveless regions in Halong and Bai Tu long Bay. In additionally, travellers have opportunity in admiring long standing monument, peaceful village, swimming in emerald sand beaches, kayaking in sublime Halong Bay, expose incredible caves in Lan Ha Bay, trekking in National Forest.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong – Van Don ( 60km)
The shutte bus take us to Halong Bay via Hai Duong, on the way you have good chance to explore and admire the vast rice paddies in Northern Vietnam. Upon arrival in cycling point, fix your bike and check the gear, learn the safety codes on the road of Vietnam. We kick off our pedal to ride through countryside, passing many peaceful villages, along the bank of River, meeting school kid on the way with big sound Hello you. Or you can stop in local market to meet friendly people and learn about their daily life, local productions.
We ride to Phu Lang Traditional Ceramic Village where you can capture skillful hand made paitings, pottery, vase.. especially, you are captivated by earthly coffins that made for dead person who was buried for last three years in ground, then they are replaced by another coffin for eternity. Our cycling tour continue to ride along the bank of the river and turn off to village road to break point. We meet again bus and tranfer to Hai Duong for lunch. After lunch, our bus takes us to Van Don , you will relax and capture brilliant scenery.
Upon arriving in Cai Rong Township, we restart riding on tarmac road though the town to coastline of Van Don. We turn left on single beaten track to Forest, we ride through forest to explore lush and stunning scenic beauty. We keep ride out of the forest to magnificent Cai Bau Monastery and great Pagoda infront of the sea. Arriving in Cai Bau Pagoda, we will spend our time to take picture and admire breathtaking lanscapes, outstanding unique monuments. To learn about the Vietnamese zen buddha. We then gear up along the coastline back to long beach resort where we stay overnight in. Have dinner and stay in Bai Dai resort or Hotel in Cai Rong.
Day 2: Cai Rong – Tra Ban – Minh Chau ( 40km)
After hearty breakfast in hotel, we make warm up by riding to Cai Rong wharf , where we take highdrofoil to Tra Ban Island ( it depart regularly at 8:30 in the morning to Tra Ban and takes 40 minute)
Upon ariving in boat dock, we take bike ride leisurely on tarmac road , passing rice paddies lead to Tra Ban centre. On the way we stop to pay visit primary school and kindergarten, clinic and deliver your gift for them. We are warmly welcome by fresh smile and big sound Hello from our kid. It is deifinitely fun and amazing times with us. We keep going to village to learn about the daily life of local fishmen, visiting and chatting with some of hospitable family. Our trip continue to another side of Island where our boat ( tender) will pick you up to Minh Chau – Quan Lan beach. It take us 30 minutes from Tra Ban – Quan Lan Island. Arriving Quan Lan, we continue to ride along regulared tree – lined to Quan lan Township. Where you can explore the fresh nature and pristine sand beaches. enjoy delicious fresh seafoods in front of the beach. Following lunch, we can cycle leisurely around the island to discover the riches culture of Quan Lan, pay visit Temple and pagoda where Vietnamse traditional culture, National identity is preserving for hundred years. and ride to local village, vegetable farms to observe daily activities and diversified productions in here. Come back to Hotel for relax and have BBQ dinner in Hotel or loca restaurant. Stay overnight in Hotel. ( come back to cruise for dinner and stay overnight on boat.)
Day 3: Quan Lan – Cycling loop ( 30km)
Breakfast in hotel, you will have great time to explore and experience the fresh nature and outstanding scenic beauty. You also discover the daily life of local fishmen, take part in some communal activities, have lunch and dinner with local people.
Day 4: Quan Lan – Bai Tu long kayaking.
After hearty breakfast in hotel, we embark our bikes and transfer to Bai Tu long bay for full day kayaking, explore floating Vung Vieng fishing Villages and Vung ha area, have lunch on boat. After lunch we discover culture museum, kayaking to pearl farms to learn the process of making splendid pearl. Come back the boat for relaxing and sipping coktail while our boat moving to Halong Bay. have dinner and stay over night on Boat.
Day 5: Halong – Lan Ha Bay fullday kayaking
Following breakfast on boat, we transfer by tender to visit amazing Grotto – the grandest one and must see of Halong bay ( Hang Sung Sot), come back to tender and transfer boat. We disembark the junk and take transfer boat to Lan Ha Bay. here you will climb into kayaks and paddle to magnificent beach , discover Vung Vieng floating Villages and Dark and Bright tunnel if the weather permits. Lunch is avaiable on boat. Following lunch, we continue to paddle around Lan Ha Bay to admire labyrinth of the bay. stop to visit Monkey islands. Our boat come to Ben Beo wharf, take shortr transfer to Resort where you can relax in swimming pool or at the beach.
Day 6: Cat Ba – Viet Hai villages ( 25km)
Early in the morning a transfer will bring you to a small dock. A one hour crossing will bring you to another small jetty. From here you will start a cycling tour to a small tribal village of the Viet Hai minority. Parking the bikes here, a guided walk will take you through the protected old-growth forest where not only the untouched flora but also the large and colourful butterflies which inhabit it will leave you astounded. The aim is to reach the highest peak of the island which, on a good day, offers breath-taking views of the Ha Long bay and the rest of the island. After the walk a bike tour will take you back to the boat which will bring you to the comfort of the Cat ba water park resort. Here the evening can be enjoyed on the hotel’s very own sandy beach.
Day 7: Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Hanoi ( 45km)
Today is the last day of cycling in Halong and Bai Tu long cycling trip, you have time to explore the daily life of local fishmen and experience interesting activities on the way back to Hanoi.We start cycling from Hotel follow the coast and hilly road lead to Cai Vieng Commune and Viet Hai fishsauce villges. We take two public ferries before landing on Hai Phong city.Arriving in Dinh Vu international sea Port, Have lunch in seafoods restaurant. After lunch time, we take short transfer out of bustling city and then cycle back to Hanoi via Hai Duong Province.Ariving in Hanoi late afternoon, do check in and have relax by yourself.Farewell dinner is arranged for your group. Stay in Hanoi. Our services is finish. Many thanks for your joining once a lifetime trip with us.
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose aquivalent accommodation
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