Day 01: Arrival In Hanoi
Pick-up at the airport by your tour guide and transfer to the hotel in Ha Noi.
Hanoi, the Capital City of reunified Vietnam, is a charming city with its authenticity, its big avenues or shadowed
small streets, liveliness, endowed with numerous lakes and well-taken care public parks.
A pedicab ride thru the colonial quarter with its historic buildings and thru the 36 busy streets and guilds of the ancient quarter, north of the Restored Sword Lake.
Welcome Dinner. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 02: Hanoi
Visit of Ha Noi. Take a walk in the presidential quarter to have a look at the French governor’s ancient Palace including the visit of President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house on-stilts, the one-Pillar Pagoda, the literature Temple. After lunch visit the Museum of Ethnology inaugurated in 1997, which holds a rich collection of objects and documents recounting the habits and customs of 54 different ethnic groups of Viet Nam.
Not to miss: the water puppet show in the evening.
Overnight in the hotel.
Day 03: Hanoi – Halong (no riding)
Departure for Halong Bay. A restful day is waiting for you aboard a comfortable junk in heavenly landscapes of Halong Bay. Welcome aboard at noon. Lunch on board with seafood.
HALONG BAY is one of the most magnificent landscapes of the world known as the 8th wonder of the world. The general view of rocks and water gives a very impressive sight.
Cruising in the bay to visit the Thien Cung Grotto ( the heavenly Palace Grotto ) and the Dau Go Grotto (the Grotto of the wooden stakes). The latter is divided into 3 compartments adorned with stalactites and stalagmites which assume the shapes of animals and human beings.
Opportunity to have a swim in a quiet creek or on the beach Titov.
Splendid panorama in the Bay at sunset.
Overnight in the hotel.
Day 04: HaLong – Hoa Lu (190km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Cycle to Hoa Lu. Lunch on the spot on arrival in Hoa Lu. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 05: Hoa Lu – Thanh Hoa (no riding)
After breakfast, visit Thung Nang, next to Hoa Lu (known as the Halong Bay on land), a new site not yet affected by tourism. It is a particular sight of amazing beauty. A marvellous ride in rowboats threading your way between lotus ponds and limestone rocky mountains. Splendid poetic landscapes, the harmony between human and nature. Get in touch with the peasants to discover their daily activities. Back to the boat deck. Lunch. Cycle to Thanh Hoa. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 06: Thanh Hoa – Vinh(148km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Cycle to Vinh. Lunch on the way. Visit of the local Markets on the way. Arrival in Vinh. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 07: Vinh – Dong Hoi(198 km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Cycle to Dong Hoi. Lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 08: Dong Hoi – Phong Nha – Dong Hoi(90km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Visit of the Phong Nha Grotto, about 50km in the North-West of Dong Hoi. Boat trip on the Son river to visit the Phong Nha Grotto, one of the most beautiful in the world, in the Ke Bang national reserve, recognized as world heritage by UNESCO. Lunch on the spot. Get back to Dong Hoi. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 09: Dong Hoi – Ho Chi Minh – Hue (190km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Cycle to Hue along HO CHI MINH Route, a very famous trail during the American war. Lunch on the way. Crossing the DMZ zone at the 17th parallel and visiting the famous sites such as Vinh Moc Tunnels, Ben Hai river, Truong Son national Cemetery. Arrival in Hue. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 10: Hue (no riding)
Breakfast in the hotel.
Located on the left bank of the Perfume River. Hue delights visitors with its poetic beautiful landscapes, its numerous historic sites and its imperial valley.
Boat trip on the Perfume river to discover the royal burial valley of the NGUYEN Dynasty. During the boat trip, stop to visit the heavenly Lady Pagoda which looks down on the Perfume riiver in the middle of the sacred valley. Visit the Mausoleum of king Khai Dinh. Lunch in town. Visit of the Imperial Citadel. Overnight in the hotel.
Option: Enjoy the traditional music and royal dance Show in the Duyet thi Duong royal theater in the imperial City.
Day 11: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An(150km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Set out for Hoi An, crossing the Hai Van pass (Cloudy pass) which offers a magnificent panoramic view on the heavenly Lang Co peninsula, and over the bay of Da Nang. Many photo-stops on the pass. Lunch in Da Nang. Visit of the Cham Museum in Da Nang, founded in 1915 by the Far-East French School which holds the most important collection of Cham Sculptures in the world.
Then cycle on to Hoi An. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 12: Hoi An (no riding)
Breakfast in the hotel. Early morning visit of the Fish market. Then strolling in the narrow charming streets to discover the ancient city – ancient port of the Cham in the 16th – 17th centuries. After lunch take a boat trip on the Thu Bon river to Cua Dai river mouth to watch the sunset. Back to town. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 13: Hoi An – Quang Ngai (120km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Cycle to Quang Ngai. Lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 14: Quang Ngai – Quy Nhon (195km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Cycle to Quy Nhon, ancient territory of the Cham. Many stops to take pictures of the Cham Towers along the way. Dinner and overnight in a hotel by the seaside.
Day 15: Quy Nhon – Nha Trang (229km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Cycle to Nha Trang. It is one of the most beautiful cycling distance along the coast of the central VietNam. Lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 16: Nha Trang
Breakfast in the hotel. Visit of the Oceanographic Institute and its aquarium. Founded in 1923, the Oceanographic Institute holds an aquarium and an exhibition Hall displaying more than 20,000 samples of sea animals. The 23 pools of the aquarium hold a great variety of rich colorful marine species, specially the sea-horses. Visit of the Po Nagar sanctuary, a beautiful site of Cham Towers and then the fishermen’s village Xom Bong. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight in the hotel.
– Lounging in the sun on the beautiful beach of Nha Trang.
– Cruising in the bay of Nha Trang, including a swim on the beach and lunch with seafood on the island “Hon Tam” (opportunity of diving in the sea, snorkeling, or playing water sport …)
Day 17: Nha Trang – Phan Rang (110km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Cycle to Phan Rang. Lunch on the way. Visit of the Cham Towers – Po Klong Garai – about 7 Km in the West of Phan Rang city. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 18: Phan Rang – Mui Ne (142km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Cycle to Mui Ne – Phan Thiet. Lunch on the way . Arrival in Mui Ne, one of the most beautiful beaches in Viet Nam. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 19: Mui Ne (no riding)
Breakfast in the hotel. Free day to enjoy the beautiful beach in a resort of Mui Ne. Overnight in the Resort.
Option: Swimming, windsurfing, kitesurfing, …
Day 20: Mui Ne – Vung Tau (174km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Cycle to Vung Tau. Lunch on the way. Arrival in Vung Tau. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 21: Vung Tau – HCMC (by Hydrofoil)
Breakfast in the hotel. Free morning on the beach. In late afternoon leaving for Sai Gon by Hydrofoil. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 22: HCMC (no riding)
Breakfast in the hotel. Visit of SaiGon by take a walk on Dong Khoi Street (Ex- Catinat), the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, the central Post Office, the City Hall, the Opera, the China Town with the Heavenly Lady Temple and you will be strolling in the Chinese herbalist quarter to have a look at the activities of Saigon. Finally, visit of a Lacqueware factory. Farewell Dinner and night in the hotel.
Day 23: Free Day
Option 1: HCMC – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi – HCM (1D)
Coach ride to Tay Ninh, about 100 Km in North-West of Ho Chi Minh City, a bordering province of Cambodia. Visit the Holy-See of the Caodaism, a typical Vietnamese religion in the Mekong delta. You will attend the Noon Mass, a very interesting ceremony during which the priests wear different colorful dresses. Lunch in Tay Ninh. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh City, stop at the Cu Chi Tunnels to discover “The Underground Village” which used to be Headquarters of the south Viet Nam Liberation Front, to understand more about the last American War, the patriotic feelings, the courage of the guerrilla resistants and the worse and incredible condition of life that the revolutionary soldiers had to suffer. Back to the hotel.
Option 2: Sai Gon– Mekong Delta – Sai Gon (1D)
Set out for Tien Giang. Boat trip along the canals of Tien Giang and Ben Tre which criss-cross the orchards of the Mekong delta. Discover the unusual villages, covered with fruit trees on the islands. A region of lively beauty – peaceful landscapes, luxuriant vegetation’s with unexpected scenes of daily life. Visit of a handmade confectionery. Get back to Sai Gon. Overnight in the hotel.
DAY 24: HCMC / Depature
Breakfast in the hotel. Free time untill the transfer to the airport for your departure flight home. End of our services.