Biking Southern Vietnam - 8 Days

This adventure tour starts in Ho Chi Minh City with a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels by bike. Take a river boat to see the daily life of local people living in the Mekong Delta and bike on their village's paths. After visiting the City of Love - Dalat, continue your adventure to Phan Rang seaside town. Lastly, experience a local night train from Phan Rang to Ho Chi Minh City where you will take a departure flight...

Biking Southern Vietnam - 8 Days - Vietnam Tours

Start city: Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Finish city: Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights

Departure: Private Adventure Tour. Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta (Cai Be) - Da Lat - Phan Rang

- Extendable with optional tours from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

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Tour Highlights
  • Discover bustling Saigon
  • Biking to Cu Chi Tunnels and learn Vietnam’s history
  • Explore local people’s life on Mekong Delta
  • Biking around highland Dalat
  • Pedal southern coast and understand deeply about the Cham people and their culture in Phan Rang
  • Experience a local night train from Phan Rang to Ho Chi Minh City.

  • BRIEF & PRICE
  • ITINERARY
  • TOUR MAP
  • FAQs

BRIEF & PRICE

PRIVATE TOUR COST: Prices are quoted in US dollars per person double occupancy.
Group Size
2 persons
4 persons
6 persons
> 8 persons
Landtour
1,050
852
755
Flights
80
80
80
Total
1,130
932
835

ITINERARY


Day 1: HCMC Arrival
Welcome to Vietnam’s financial hub: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Arrive in the late morning and enjoy an orientation tour through Saigon’s bustling streets en route to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to recover from jet lag and explore the city on your own.
Meals: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel in HCMC.

Day 2: Biking Cu Chi Tunnels & City Tour
The Cu Chi Tunnels are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels that were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War; they were the Viet Cong's base of operations for the Tet Offensive in 1968. This morning transfer out of Ho Chi Minh City to Tan Phu Trung village where the bikes are ready for you to ride through rubber plantations, and to see locals making rice paper and wine. You’ll have some time to watch a movie about the war in 1967 before walking around the historical battle site. You’ll even go down to the original tunnel which is 3m underground. As a plus, you’ll have a chance to get some target practice with real guns and bullets. Drive back to city in the afternoon and visit the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in HCMC.

Day 3: HCMC - Mekong Delta day trip (sampan + biking)
Depart Ho Chi Minh City after breakfast, driving two-hours to reach Cai Be in the heart of the Mekong Delta for one of the highlights of the tour – a cruise on the mighty Mekong River and the chance to witness life on and around the water of the "Nine Dragon River". Board a traditional wooden sampan boat around the Cai Be Floating Market, a commercial spectacle established in the 19th century. Marvel at boats replete with exotic produce and interact with locals in order to discover more about their stock. Next, disembark and stroll to the coconut candy factory to discover the manufacturing process of the sweet treats, as well as puffed rice – the local equivalent of popcorn.
A delicious home-cooked Vietnamese meal will be served for lunch in a local family. Then take a bike through their fruit orchard to see the fresh seasonal fruits on the trees and listen to melodious Vietnamese folk music known as "Don Ca Tai Tu".
Reboard the boat through the narrow canals around the island, appreciating the tranquility and lush landscapes of this part of the Delta, to Vinh Long. Our driver waits for you at the dock and transfer you back to Saigon in the late afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in HCMC.

Day 4: HCMC - Da Lat
Today you will take a flight to the mountain town of Dalat, known as the “City of Eternal Spring”. An afternoon of sightseeing takes in the art deco former summer residence of Bao Dai – the last Emperor of Vietnam, the old Dalat Railway Station, the Central Market and famous XQ embroidery workshop. There will be the chance for a short walk around Xuan Huong Lake to get a feel for this delightful city in the evening.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Dalat.

Day 5: Da Lat Biking
Your guide will meet you at 9 A.M to begin your 30km bike ride to the North of Dalat City. Ride along picturesque scenic roads through farms to the forest paths where you will start your off-road journey. The first section of trail is over Victory Lake and into forest paths. The initial path is wide and inviting, very relaxing and quiet, but it soon narrows. Be ready to ride the roller coaster that is in front of you. It is OK to get off and walk your bike, most people do. You have yet to have anyone ride the entire route without walking their bicycle through some part of it, though it can be done and has by one of your guides. Along the way you will have lovely views of the surrounding mountains, including the highest mountain in the area, Langbian (2,169 m above sea level) and your off road section ends at the well-known Valley of Love. Minority farmers usually get a kick out of seeing you trying to navigate through the area ‘roads’. Get ready to wave as they smile and stare at you!
Your picnic lunch will be in the Valley of Love, depending on your speed and appetite. After lunch, cycle back to Dalat on paved road.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Dalat.

Day 6: Da Lat - Phan Rang - Free at leisure
After breakfast, your driver will meet you at the hotel’s lobby and take you on 3 hour driving to Phan Rang. Arrive in the afternoon, check in to your hotel and free at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Phan Rang.

Day 7: 1/2 day Biking – Night train to HCMC
This morning, follow the guide to explore Phan Rang by bike. Going straight away to famous Cham Village of Bau Truc. You will enjoy all kinds of the hand-made & well-known porcelain products by Cham People and buy some of them as souvenirs. On the way back, you will go on visiting Poklong Gia rai Temples and Porome Temples.
Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure before your tour guide takes you to the train station for night train back to HCMC.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: On Train (Sharing 4 soft berth A/C cabin).

Day 8: HCMC Departure
Arrive in Saigon in the early morning. Your guide and driver will meet you at the railways station and take you to a day use hotel for relax and have breakfast.
Free at your leisure until the driver takes you to the airport for your departure flight.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

TOUR MAP

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FAQs

1. Are tour dates "Biking Southern Vietnam" flexible?

Yes, this tour package is private and you can depart on any dates at your convenience.

2. Can I extend or change my stay?

Absolutely! Extra days can be arranged in most areas if desired. Let us know how you would like to customize your trip and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can ask helps from our travel consultant to amend or extend your stay (subject to availability of hotels and flights; surcharge may be applicable).

3. Are meals included?

We have tried to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meal options. This tour package includes daily buffet breakfast at hotels and some lunches or dinners as listed in parenthesis next to the tour itinerary on each day tour. In the major cities, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we generally do not include meals to allow our travelers the flexibility of choosing their own food preferences. Our tour guides can recommend some options for our clients to choose from according to traveler’s interest & budget.

4. What type of food is typical of Vietnam?

Vietnamese cuisine is quite varied from the North to the Centre and to the South, having had many external influences over the years that have created an interesting mix of cooking methods and ingredients. French presence in the recent past has led to the assimilation of French cuisine influence, and is often attributed with Pho noodle soup's rise to popularity. Most meals include rice, as well as fish sauce which is a popular condiment added to almost every meal throughout the country.

5. What if I have a special request on food?

You just need to share us your request on type of foods, we will choose a right restaurant and order suitable menus for you.

6. What are the accommodations like?

Vietnam Tours only recommends good hotels rated from 3 stars to luxurious resorts. They are located within walking distance of the town center and the reception generally speaks English. However, in some remote or mountainous regions, we only can book you into some basic hotels/ lodges/ homestay but we will choose the most comfortable standard accommodations and clean for your stay. For more information, check with your travel consultants to view pictures of our suggestion on standard hotels/ lodges/ resorts. Don’t forget that you can give your favorite name of hotel brands to us, so we can get your concept.

7. What are the guides like?

All of our tour guides are professional, helpful and friendly! They are fluent in English (or French, Spanish etc.). They are from the local areas where they guide and are among the very best guides available in each region. Our guides treat our travelers like friends, showing visitors both the major highlights and the local treasures.

8. What type of transportation is used?

Our Vietnam tours utilize a variety of primarily private transportation (arranged just for your groups) including new and modern vans/ cars, motor boats, etc. We use a mix of private (vans/ cars)/ public transportation (domestic flights, sharing cruises, trains) to provide travelers with the safest and most efficient transit in each area.

9. How difficult and flexible are trip activities?

You don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to enjoy this adventure tour. We are flexible, we’ll adjust distances and levels of difficulty up or down according to your abilities and desires.

10. Are the hiking and biking distances the same on family trips?

To accommodate our youngest guests, family hikes and bike rides are typically shorter and easier. Our tour guides are happy to keep children entertained while adults/ teens opt for a challenging hike, bike ride, etc. – distances and levels of difficulty for adults and teens are easy to adjust.

11. How many people are typically on your tours?

We only offer completely private tours, so only the people you book for will be on the tour. If you are alone, it will just be you and your guide. If you are a couple, just the two of you and your guide, and so on. We believe this is the best type of tour, so that it can be personalized to you, go at your own pace, and so that you can have the full attention of your guide for the duration of the tour.

12. Is this adventure a good choice for solo travelers?

Yes, it is. Many of our guests travel solo. You will still have a private tour guide and driver to accompany throughout the journey. However, you have to cover all expenses regarding accommodations (single room), tour guides, and transportations because no-one shares cost with.

13. What vaccinations are recommended for this adventure?

It's important that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date travel health information for the region you will be visiting. The only one qualified to provide you with this advice is your family physician or a specialist from a Travel Health clinic.

14. What should I pack for this adventure?

We always recommend packing as light as possible. The basics are lightweight clothing that can be layered, long-sleeved shirts, T-shirts and tank tops (be respectful of the culture you are visiting), socks – wool socks are best for hiking, comfortable walking shoes, rain jacket or umbrella, hat or sun visor, sunglasses, diarrhea/laxative medicines. Just pack smart! Ask your travel consultant for more information regarding what to pack because it depends on your traveling time.

15. What's the climate like?

Whilst Vietnam is typically warm and humid, the weather can vary significantly from one region to another due to the country's length. The weather in Vietnam can be split by region and seasons, so please check with our travel consultants for more information.

16. How if bad weather such as storm, flood, landslide occurs during my holiday with Vietnam Tours?

Our Travel Consultants and Tour Operators keep checking weather forecast every-day, if the weather is bad and it may affect to your safety, we will discuss with you regarding a tentative program immediately to ensure the best interests of the group.

17. What is tipping information?

If you're happy with the service you received, providing a tip for tour guides, drivers - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry.

18. How do I get to the hotel from the airport when I arrive?

When you arrive at airports, you will be greeted with your name on our driver/ tour guide’s welcome sign, then get transferred to your hotel.

19. Do tour rates include international flights?

This tour only includes domestic flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights with an airfare consolidator who specializes in international flights.

20. Are the rates displayed per person or per room?

The prices shown on our website are per person based on twin/ double accommodation.

21. Any surcharges if my travel dates are during Christmas or New Year Holidays?

The rates are regular price and they are not included a compulsory dinner (Gala Dinner) on the day of Christmas or New Year Eve. Surcharges depend on specific hotels you stay at, so our travel consultants will give further information to you in communications.

22. Are there any discounts available?

We offer select trip discounts periodically throughout the year, especially in the low season (Summer time in Vietnam is from May to Sep). Please contact our travel consultants to get more details.

23. How do I pay when I want to book this tour?

We accept payment by debit/ credit card (Visa, Master, Amex), cash and bank transfer. When you confirm a booking with us, we will send you our online payment link or bank details to deposit 30% of the total tour cost. The balance will be due as soon as you arrive in Cambodia. Our travel consultants will give more details via email about payment instruction.

24. What happens if I fall ill or injure myself?

Most travelling incidents are relatively minor, involving nothing more than cuts and bruises or a brief case of traveller's tummy. Our tour guides are trained to cope with these minor incidents but in the unlikely case of something more serious, we will seek local medical assistance. We suggest you buy cancellation and curtailment insurance.

25. Is travel insurance included? And is it recommended?

Travel insurance is not included in our tour price. Absolutely, we recommend you to contact with your local agent in your country to buy travel insurance which covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

26. How to change or cancel my reservation?

You can change or amend your schedule in advance or during your trip but surcharge maybe applied according to our contract with local suppliers, hotels and airlines. Regarding cancelation terms, please check out this link: https://asiatravelandleisure.com/terms-conditions.html

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Above Price Included
  • Accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service of professional biking tour guides (English/ French speaking)
  • High-end Mountain bikes rental
  • Good quality helmets
  • Support van
  • Snacks, Water & First-aid kit
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • 1 flight: Ho Chi Minh City - Dalat
  • Night train ticket from Phan Rang to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.
Above Price Excluded
  • International flights into and out Vietnam
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotel
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam Visa fee.

Did you know? All of our Vietnam Tours are private and depart daily. Vietnam Tours can organize any additional accommodation.
Call us on +8424 3942 9444 to speak to one of our experts or click here to request a quote.

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