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Cycle Vietnam

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Cycle Vietnam - Intrepid Travel
Cycle Vietnam - Intrepid Travel
Rhiannon "I really enjoyed this tour. Cycling really gave me the chance to see the real Vietnam, not just the parts designed for tourists. my only complaint about the trip is that we didnt get enough time at some destinations due to getting in so late. it would have been great to have an extra day in Hue, Hoi An, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh to allow us to explore the city's at a more relaxed rate. i..."
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33 reviews
Starts
Hanoi
Destinations
+7
Ends
Ho Chi Minh City
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Highlights

  • Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Admire the lush panorama of the Mai Chau valley
  • Take a stroll through fields of rice
  • Discover the wacky architecture of Hang Nga Crazy House
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Train & Rail, Boat, Local Transport
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
Bicycle, Adventure
Start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the bicycle tour Cycle Vietnam, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and through Hanoi, Vietnam and 8 other destinations in Vietnam. Cycle Vietnam includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • SR
    Written on September 5, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Super trip of Vietnam which exceeded my expectations. Slick organisation, excellent food and accommodation, a wonderful local guide (Loc Phan) and very other knowledgeable and professional tour staff. Excellent!
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  • PM
    Written on February 18, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was exactly what I wanted, A chance to experience Vietnam from grass roots on a bicycle. It was well organised and effortless except for the 30k climb up a mountain near Da Lat !!!
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Peter, Thank you for sharing your experience in Vietnam with us, sounds like you had a fabulous time. Receiving feedback from our passengers is great as it helps us to know where we’re meeting or hopefully even exceeding expectations. We always share positive comments like these with our global team, where they are very much appreciated. We’re delighted to hear that you had a great time with us – and well done attempting the 30k climb up a mountain, I don’t know if I’d be so brave! Hope to see you on another trip again soon – we’ve got cycling trips around the world ready when your legs recover from this one! Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • BI
    Written on June 9, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    incredible variety of different sceneries, landscapes and vistas. Our tour guide and the support crew were very helpful and approachable - they ensured that the bikes were in excellent condition and provided us with the necessary supplies at each "pit stop". However, the emphasis is clearly on cycling, so there is not an awful lot of time for sight seeing along the way. There were a couple of places where we would have loved to stay a bit longer. Physical rating of the tour was a bit on the low side - it was doable, but demanding, so not really suitable for non-cyclists. Having said that, there's always the option to sit out a stretch and take a ride on the support bus.
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  • T
    Written on February 5, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    I am reluctant to give an excellent award as I think it is overused by reviewers. However, in this case I have no hesitation. What makes it excellent is the level of organisation that goes on beforehand and during the tour. On a cycling tour much depends on the back-up team of the truck driver (for the bikes) the bus driver (for the riders) the mechanic who rides behind and most of all the tour guide who leads. I have met many tour guides in my time but none have come close to Dahn. Needless to say he lectures in tourism and has won an award for his tour guiding. It was his ability to deal with everything from tired bikers to chefs and waiters in local restaurants that make him special. But most of all it was his ability to bind a number of strangers into a cohesive group with his personality and sense of humour that made the tour wonderful. The standard of the bikes was very good as was the level of comfort of the hotels and the overall quality of the food. What is best of all is the backroads taken through rural landscapes, villages and small towns where most tourists do not get to see. There have been discussions about the level of fitness to enjoy the tour; the average pace was about 20-22k and if you can keep that up for an hour or two you will be fine. We were told emphatically that we had to bring our own helmets which we did at some inconvenience and loss – we donated them at the end. Others on the tour did not and they were supplied.
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  • Cycle Vietnam reviewer 5
    Written on January 20, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great tour well led by our leader Tiet. Disappointing to miss out on the rainforest section advertised. Program changed after booking. Highlights were home stay, Hoi An, Dalat. Food and hotel in Nimbinh were below the otherwise high standard. Tiet made the trip for us all. His personal approach, sense of humour and attention to detail was excellent. The support crew were always on hand and did an excellent job of looking after us. Biggest reccomendation cut out Nimbinh and reinstate the rainforest. A couple of rest days are a good idea especially in places like HoiAn. Loved it!
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  • Cycle Vietnam reviewer 6
    Written on March 5, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    I really enjoyed this tour. Cycling really gave me the chance to see the real Vietnam, not just the parts designed for tourists. my only complaint about the trip is that we didnt get enough time at some destinations due to getting in so late. it would have been great to have an extra day in Hue, Hoi An, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh to allow us to explore the city's at a more relaxed rate. it would also breaak up the riding allowing us to recover a bit more before hitting the saddle again making the riding that bit more enjoyable.
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  • A
    Written on February 10, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    Was a great trip, had a fantastic time.

  • A
    Written on January 5, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    My trip was 2 weeks of \'Cycle vietnam\'. Our guide was Vu and he was great

  • A
    Written on December 26, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was an amazing holiday. I would go again in the morning if i had the chance.

  • A
    Written on December 24, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    I loved the trip. Vietnam is a beautiful resilient country and Huy went to a great deal of effort to ensure we got to see it at its best.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Hanoi
  2. Day 2: Hanoi
  3. Day 3: Mai Chau
  4. Day 4: Ninh Binh
  5. Day 5: Ninh Binh - Overnight train
  6. Day 6: Hue
  7. Day 7: Hoi An
  8. Day 8: Hoi An
  9. Day 9: Quy Nhon
  10. Day 10: Nha Trang
  11. Day 11: Nha Trang
  12. Day 12: Dalat
  13. Day 13: Phan Thiet
  14. Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City
  15. Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City

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  • Meals

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Videos

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Discover Vietnam

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Where and when does the tour end?

      The tour ends in Ho Chi Minh City, and after breakfast travellers are free to depart the accommodation at any time. Take the day to tick off some of the suggested optional excursions, or move on to your next destination!

    • Where and when does the tour start?

      The tour starts at the May de ville City Centre 2 Hotel, which is located adjacent to Hanoi's old quarter. At 6pm an important welcome meeting will be held, where you can get to know your guide and tour group. You have the day to explore and settle in, but be sure to arrive back at your accommodation in time for the meeting, the details of which can be found at your hotel reception.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      We are happy to pre-book your departure and arrival transfers, however this is not included in the tour price and will be an extra charge. Please contact our Travel Experts to arrange this once you have a confirmed booking.

      Alternately, metered taxi ranks are situated outside the airport entrance. At exit gates A4 and A5 on level 1, you will find Noi Bai Airport taxis (+84 4 3886 8888) The drivers are identifiable by their yellow uniform shirt. This company charge per trip, and a taxi to your hotel should cost approx. US$18 (VND350000) in total.

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    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Vietnam. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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    Location
    Hanoi is the starting point and Ho Chi Minh City is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 22 November 2018 the full payment of $1,828 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1828 for Cycle Vietnam, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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    The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,496 km.
    • Hanoi (Vietnam)
    • 88 km
    • Mai Chau (Vietnam)
    • 102 km
    • Ninh Binh City (Vietnam)
    • 455 km
    • Hue (Vietnam)
    • 104 km
    • Hoi An (Vietnam)
    • 252 km
    • Quy Nhon (Vietnam)
    • 172 km
    • Nha Trang (Vietnam)
    • 87 km
    • Dalat (Vietnam)
    • 237 km
    • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

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