Itinerary

Cycling route: Hanoi – Ba Be – Bac me – Meo Vac – DongVan – Lung Cu – Yen Minh – Ha Giang – Thong Nguyen – Hoang Su Phi – Bac Ha – Thanh Kim - ThanhPhu – Sapa – Hanoi – Halong Bay.

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Far Northern Vietnam has always been the desire of adventurous people who want to experience and explore the majestic scenery, on winding roads,  and challenge spectacular passes. Learn about colorful ethnic minorities who have lived in peaceful valleys for hundreds of years.

15 Day Best Far North Vietnam cycling Tours have been already inspected and crafted carefully by our team, offered  for those who are  searching  in both  physical and cultural activities in North Vietnam for brilliant bicycle holiday

Without doubtly, Cycling is definitely  amazing way to discover the untouched region ,  encounter friendly people, learn  unique  culture of Hill tribes, immerse stunning scenery and outstanding landscape, challenging incredible winding route  with bend among zigzag and twist in towering limestone mountain ranges,  overwhelming  panoramic rice terrace picturesques covering  around the hill.

Joining in festive atmosphere of regularly hill tribes market to  learn about their traditional culture, hunting a vivid and vibrant pictures in each corner of market.

15 Day Best Far North Vietnam Cycling Tours is incredible way to disclose the hidden charm of the rocky Dong Van plateau. A registered UNESCO Global Geopark, 80% of the terrain is covered by rock and it is said to contain fossils from 400 - 600million years ago. Nestled in a valley in the heart of the Rock Plateau, is the isolated town of Dong Van, very close to the Chinese border and surrounded by mountain forest and multi-coloured orchids. Meaning 'sharing culture' Dong Van is occupied by Chinese Hoa, and H'mong, Tay and Kinh People. The houses are built in Chinese style.

Getting out of karst rocky mountain ranges, we look forward to Hoang Su Phi national Rice terraces. We continues our cyling on scenic route lead to Bac Ha town where we spend time to visit hill coloreful tribe market on Sunday. Enjoy brilliant cycling route lead to Thanh phu, Thanh kim, Sapa.

Taking shuttle bus to Hanoi new high way. Join 3 days 2 night Bai Tu Long – Halong bay to discover new 7 wonders.

Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival

Welcome to Vietnam. Arriving at Noi Bai International Airport, Snail Adventure Tour guide and driver will greet and pick you up to the hotel at the heart of Hanoi capital. Hanoi, the antique and dynamic city of Vietnam, reserves a unique old world charm and several of the most striking colonial architecture of Asia. After the checking-in,Take relax by your own and do briefing itinerary with our guide for coming days. enjoy a cyclo ride through the bustling streets in the Old Quarter to discover the ancient and modern beauty of Hanoi. After the tour, you will be warmly welcome with a special welcoming dinner in a typical Vietnamese food restaurant. Stay overnight in Hanoi
Summary:
Activities: Transfer and Visiting
Accommodation: The Light Hotel****
Meals:/D
Cycling distance: No Cycling

Day 2: Hanoi - Thai Nguyen – Ba Be lake

Having hearty breakfast in hotel, leaving the hustling and bustling city behind, our shuttle bus take transfer two hour on newly highway in Thai Nguyen. Upon arriving in cycling point, we commence cycling on tarmac road to untouched region of ATK ( safety zones) – Name for Vietminh revolutionary base.  We will cycle through peacefull village and stunning scenery.
 On the way, you will have chance to visit village making paper. Have lunch in Bac Can, after lunch time , we start cycling from  Bang Lung Town to Ba be, enjoy breathtaking scenery and  and lush village life. Upon arrival in Ba Be, check in home-stay and free for leisure. Overnight in home-stay in Ba Be (at the front of river View).
Summary:
Activities: Transferring and Warming cycling
Accommodations: Ecohomestay ( private room with econdition)
Meals:L/D
Cycling distance: 73 km

Day 3: Ba Be Lake – Boat Trip and Cycle Bac Me

Get up early to experience the daily life of Tay people who have been the owner of Ba Be Lake and living for hundred years in this area. You may be wander around the lake to contemplate  outstanding scenic beauty .
Have breakfast with our host, then we say good bye them,  jumb on boat with our bike to explore tranquil lake  and peaceful village in the morning. 
Ba Be Lake is one of 28 Biggest fresh water lake on slope of limestone mountain in the world. With 8 km width and  600 m length. Ba Be is definitely ideal destination for tourist to experience  and discover the oustanding scenery and emerald water lake.
We will spend over one hour on boat trip to expose the stunning landscapes and learning about the diverse flora and fauna  in  Ba Be National Park.  Load up our bike and cycle on concrete road lead to Na Hang reservoir then take the second boat trip to Da Vi section.
We continue cycle through untouched region of Na Hang National park, challenge some steep passes  with sharp turns and winding  slope lead to Bac Me.
Summary:
Activities: Cycling, Boat Trip and Cycling to Hotel
Accommodations: Bac Me Hotel**
Meals:L/D
Cycling distance:  70 Km

Day 4: Bac Me – Bao Lam – Meo Vac

Today you will enjoy a full day biking through the beautiful region along the mighty Gam River. Breakfast and start biking from your hotel. Following national road 34A for the whole morning on old tarmac which runs in parallel with Gam River eastwards for 23km Turn left at Ly Bon, cross the Gam River by newly built bridge to the northern bank and then having picnic lunch break. Afternoon cycle is challenging uphill towards Meo Vac town let near the Chinese border. The road winds its way on steep mountain sides for 50km, You may cycle as far as you can and then supporting vehicle will transfer the last portion of the road to Meo Vac. Arriving to hotel at about 17.30. Check in and free to explore the town.
Summary: 
Activities: Cycling
Accommodation: Hoa Cuong Meo Vac Hotel
Meals:B/L/D
Cycling Distance: 90 km.

Day 5: Meo Vac –  Ma Phi Leng Pass - Dong Van – Lung Cu – Dong Van

Today you will enjoy the most spectacular mountain scenery of Vietnam. Breakfast and then spend 2 hours in the morning to visit Meo Vac Market.
Option: If on the date of the Tiger or Monkey, morning will be for paying visit to Lung Phin Market, which located in a remote commune 17km from Meo Vac.Then challenging up steep mountain pass of Ma Pi Leng 28km to Dong Van Town let.Check in hotel and relax for the rest of the day or walking 2 hours to explore the valley near by
Summary: 
Activity: Cycling and transferring
Accommodation: Hoa Cuong Dong Van Hotel***
Meals:B/L/D
Cycling distance:  76 km

Day 6: Dong Van – Lung Cu - Yen Minh

Leave Dong Van at 08,30 and follow road 4C, getting though valleys after valley to Xa Phin valley. Stop for paying visit the former Palace of the Hmong King who ruled over the Hmong community and control opium trading until 1945.Continue biking along the same road 21km to Sung La valley and then up steep mountain to Pho Bang ancient trading town, enjoy several stops along the way for sightseeing and paying visiting Sung Muoi village of the Hmong. Lunch break in Pho Bang.Continue cycling downhill from Pho Bang to Yen Minh via Pho Cao Mountain pass which offers stunning scenery of Yen Minh valley. Arriving at the Thao Nguyen hotel in mid-afternoon. Check in and relax.
Summary: 
Activity; Cycling 
Accommodation: Thao Nguyen Hotel**
Meals:B/L/D
Cycling distance:  58 Km

Day 7: Yen Minh – Ha Giang

Breakfast, check out hotel and get ready for great challenging today. We shall conquer two high mountain pass: Yen Minh and Quan Ba. Depart at 08.30 with biking 2 km flat road from hotel and then challenging 19km uphill to the top of Yen Minh pass. The road is steep with many sharp bends but offers great view of marvellous valley below. Enjoy a tea beak at the top before getting downhill 18km to Can Ty commune and then cycle through the valley along the Nho Que River for 6km. Take another break for recharging energy before biking uphill 13km to Quan Ba town let. Paying visit to Nam Dam village of the Zao people before lunch break.Afternoon challenge is conquering Quan Ba Pass, The 8km uphill to the Haven Gate at the top is really steep with many sharp bends. Then getting down steep mountain 20km to the bottom of the valley. Picked up in mid afternoon for 25km transfer to Ha Giang. Check in hotel and free to explore this charming city.
Summary: 
Activity: Cycling 
Accommodation: Truong Xuan Resort***
Meals: B/L/D
Cycling distance: 89 Km

Day 8: Ha Giang – Pan Hou Village

The cycle today is easy. Leave Ha Giang at 08.00 and cycle 3 km to Ban Me village of the Tay. Cycle around the valley, stop to pay visiting to homes of the Tay people. Then continuing along national road 2 on good tarmac 45km to Tan Quang junction. Transfer up steep mountain pass 17km to the top of Hoang Su Phi pass, enjoy picnic lunch at the top.Continue cycling along a narrow country road 16km to the Panhou ecolodge. Check in and relax or take an hour cycle to explore the Giang village near by.
Summary: 
Activity; cycling 
Accommodation: Panhou Resort/ 
Meals: B/L/D
Cycling distance: 83 Km

Day 9: Hoang Su Phi – Bac Ha

After breakfast we cycle 29km to Hoang Su Phi Town then we continue climb up 5km right outside the town, then continue 40km along the Chay river to XinMan, quite easy flat road. Please keep up with the main route, can take photos along the way, but do not turn into any village along this route. At we climb up 18km to summit of alt.+1,460m, then continue 43km up and down hill to BacHa. This is totally a new road ? built on the former trail of the flower Hmong tribes. O/N SaoMai hotel in BacHa .
Summary: 
Activity; cycling and transferring
Accommodation: Sao Mai Hotel
Meals:B/L/D
Cycling distance: 108 Km

Day 10: Bac Ha – bac Ngam – Pho Lu – Xuan Giao – Thanh Kim

Following breakfast, visit the biggest and colorful and impressive market of Vietnam mountainous area. After spending 1 hours for market, you'll check out and start riding out of town, down the stunning mountain road from Nam Mon to Coc Ly, along the Chay River valley and back to Lao Cai. You can choose to ride 24km down the mountain to Bao Nhai or boat pick up along Chay river crossing fairy cave and get to Bao Nhai (optional with enough water for boatin
Having in Pho Lu , after lunch, take short transfer to Gia Phu T Junction where we continue our cycling trip along the river to Thanh Phu.
We ride on undulating road, through maverlous mountain range, rice terraces to stunning hill tribe villages. upon arriving of Thanh Phu Bridge, we start ascendingly ride 9 km to Thanh Kim village.
Summary: 
Activiting; transfering and visiting
Accommodation: Topas Ecolodge
Meals: B/L/D
Cycling distance: 96 Km

Day 11: Thanh Kim Cycling – Sin Chai – Nam Cang -  Sapa

Get up early to contemplate amazing scenery and panoramatic landscape over Ban Ho Valley. Come back Restaurant for hearty breakfast. 
you can  cycle descendingly from Topas Ecoldge to Ban Den then rolling down to Thanh Phu Bridge. Turn left o concret road and.challenge long pass 8 Km from Nam Nhiu to Sin Chai .  we really enjoy descendingly ride from sin Chai village to Ban Ho Valley. Having in Ban Ho. Then we conque 22 km long to Sapa. Admire brilliant scenic beauty and oustanding rice terrace fields on the way to Sapa Hill town.
 Summary:
Activities: Cycling     
Accommodations: Sapa Charm Hotel****
Meals:B/L/D
Cycling/ Trekking distances: 64 km

Day 12: Sapa - Hanoi

Free at leisure in morning to discover Sapa Township, Visiting colorful hill tribes market or taking shuttle bus to Fanxipan station to buy cable car  ticket to look over view Fanxipan peak at 3143 m . then come back hotel for check out. Lunch in local restaurant. following lunch meal, our shuttle bus take transfer 5 hours on new high way Hanoi.Upon arrival of Hanoi city, do check in and relax.
Summary: 
Activiting; transfering and visiting
Accommodation: The Light Hotel****
Meals: B/L/D
Cycling distance: No
                                                     
Day 13: Hanoi – Halong

Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay, one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Halong Bay. Covering 577 square miles, this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. We’ll spend a day and a half, including an overnight with dinner and breakfast onboard, exploring this overwhelming seascape from the decks of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Comfortable and intimate, your boat features hand-crafted wooden interiors including a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths. Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore Ha Long Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia. Stay overnight on Boat.

08:00 – 08:30 Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.
12:15 – 12:45 Embark on Calypso cruise by transfer boat. Listen to cruise briefing and receive room key.
13:00 – 15:30 Savor a delectable lunch as Calypso cruise further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay, heading to Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen.
Option 1: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip around Vung Vieng Fishing Village
Option 2: Take kayak and go kayaking by yourself with help and instruction of tour guide around the Village.
17:30 – 18:00 Return to Calypso cruise and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set.  Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck while cooking demonstration is organizing.
19:00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00.
Overnight on board at Cong Do Area
Summary: 
Activiting; transfering and visiting
Accommodation: Oriental sail 
Meals: B/L/D
Transfer distance: 340 km

Day 14: Bai Tu Long – Kayaking and Cave Exploring

06:30 – 07:00 Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck. Enjoy a cup of coffee or refresh yourselves in Bai Tu Long majestic Bay.
07:00 – 08:00 Have breakfast in the restaurant.
08:30 – 15:30 Discover Bai Tu Long bay by one-day itinerary on our professional day boat.
 Cruise toward Tra San, Vung Ha Island where tourists can go kayaking, and catching beautiful sights and enjoy the wild, bewitching nature with many limestone islands, lovely small beaches.
Have lunch on our day boat at Vung Ha area.
15:30 – 17:30 Transfer back to Calypso cruise. Have dinner and night activities on board.
Over second night on board at Cong Do area.
Summary: 
Activiting; transfering and visiting
Accommodation: Oriental Sail
Meals: B/L/D
Cycling distance: No

Day 15: Bai Tu Long – Floating Village – Hanoi

06:30 – 07:00 Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
07:00 – 09:00 Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave
Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay
09:30 Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
09:30 – 11:00 Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board. Disembark Calypso cruise at around 12h00.
12:00 – 16:30 Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30
Summary: 
Activiting; transfering and visiting
Accommodation: The Light Hotel****
Meals: B/L/D
Cycling distance: No

Note: Hotels  are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent  accommodation
Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Snail Adventure tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes

Tour include in

English speaking cycling guide ( other languges upon requests)
Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
Meals details in itineraries (  B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D =  Dinner)
14 breakfast, 14 lunches, 14 dinners)
A/C transfer/ and transportation
Boat Trip – Ba Be Lake
Three days/ 2 nights in Halong Bay cruise
Permission paper for Hagiang entry.
Van or bus supported during the cycling times.
Truck supported for the group size from 5 and above.
Trek mountain bikes – 4300  with disk brake and  helmets
Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
Bike tour pump, bike tools, spares tubes, spare bikes
First aid kit
Cold water box, small fresh towel.
Mineral water for drinking
Fruit and snack for cycling days

Tour excluded in:

International airfare
Travel insurance
Items of personal nature
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
Mineral water beyond that supplied
Optional excursions
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.

 

Policy
Price of The trip  & rate:
Cost are based in USD $ and coverted to Vietnamese Dong ( VND). Therefore all costs are subject to currency fluctuations. If you wish to avoid any currency surchages  should there be a change in the exchange rate, you can pay for your trip inadvance of the balance date. Please ask our reservation staff to issue an invoice for your final payment.. Please note invoice are valid for two days then rewiewed. According to exchange rates. Child rate are available.
Tour price and exchange rate are based on tour cost and exchange rate at 2020 and are subject to change. Costs shown are in American Dollar. ( USD) unless otherwise countries in Euro . we have made every effort to ensure  itinerary documents  accuracy at the time of going to print. However, Our company can not be held any responsible for typographical errors or errors arising from unforseen circumstance.
Health and Fittness
Booking are accepted  on the undestanding that all persons travelling are normally in good  health and physically equal to the demands of the chosen trip
Accommodation:
Reservations  are accepted  on the standing that. Whilst each hotel is usually one of the most comfortable available, limitations are imposed by the itinerary to make it inevitable that sometimes the standard of accommodation may vary from place to place. Single room are generally booked for privacy than comfort and are of limited availability
Insurance, Passport, Visa, Health Requirements: 
You are responsible to ensure that
You are in possession of a valid passport. It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas for entry to the countries you are visiting should they be required:
Adequate insurance to cover personal accident, cancellation, medical ans associated expense. Luggage, money and liability cover is a pre – requisite for the holiday
 
Terms & Conditions
Deposit and ballance payment
A non –refundable deposit of 30% per person is required at the time you make a reservation. If the booking can not be confirmed your deposit will be refunded in full. The final ballance is due 30 days prior to the commencement of your holiday and is payable by cash or internet banking. Failure to pay by due date could result in cancellation
Payment by credit card
Cash price are shown as per the price  insert. We welcome credit card payment by VISA or MASTERCARD for your convennience but owning to the bank charges we are forced to apply a 3% surcharge to every credit card transaction. 
Booking Amendments
If you alter your booking after confirmation of your reservation and amendment fee of $ 50 per booking will be charged to cover administration costs incurred. If you change your reservations after the holiday has commenced. Our company can not accepted any liability for loss, damage and additional expense and no refund will be made.
Cancellation:
If we cancel your booking : if the trip is cancelled  due to natural disaster such as flooding, earthquake etc. Or insufficient participants to proceed with a tour, the operator reserves the right to cancel a trip 25 days prior to commencement. A full refund of all monies paid will be refunded. We shall endeavour to provide a suitable alternative where possible.
If you cancel your booking: Notification of cancellation will be made to our company in writing. The date when written confirmation of cancellation is received by Our Company is determine the charges applicable. Loss of money is  paid as follows:
Days before Departure
More than 30 days
14 days- 29 day
7 day s – 13 Days
6 days -4 days
3 days
Charge applicable
Loss of deposit
Forfeit 35% of the tour cost
Forfeit 50% of the tour cost
Forfeit 75% of the tour cost
Forfeit 100% of the tour cost
Snail Adventure Tours Co.,Ltd acts as an agent for the owners, contractors, and suppliers of transportation and/ or other related travel provided.
Snail Adventure Tours Co.,Ltd assume no  liability for the lost or damage to property or for injury, illness or death or for any damage or claims however so caused aring directly or indirectly from accidents, loss or damage to persons or properity, delays, transport failures, strikes, wars, uprising or acts of Gods over which we have no control, the owners, contractors, ans suppliers have no responsibility if museum/ galleries etc are closed or being  renovated during  your visit
Complaints
Any complaints should be communicated to the company’ staff as soon as it arises. Failure to notify our company’ staff at the time, providing company with an opportunity to rectify the cause of complaint, may result in the lost of any legal rights in respect of the particular matters.. if the issue is not solved, then the complaint should be made in writing within 28 working days of the end of the tour

 
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15 DAY BEST FAR NORTH BICYCLE TRIP

15 DAY BEST FAR NORTH BICYCLE TRIP

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Hành trình: Vietnam Bicycle Tours - Snail Adventure Tours Co.td
Tours Name: 15 Day Best Far North Viet Nam Bicycle Tours
Tours Start: Hanoi:
Tours Styles: Cycling Tour in Far North East
Vehicle Support: Car, Van, Pick Up Truck, Boat, Motorbikes
Cycling distance: 834 km
Tour cost from: $ 2324 USD/ person ( Apply for two)
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