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FAMILY BEACH & BIKE VIETNAM 15 DAYS

Code: VFB15
Routes: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ha Long - Hoian - HCM City - Mekong
Duration : 15 Days / 14 Nights
Features: A wonderful package for family to see the highlights of Vietnam with lots of beach time and some easy cycling adventures for the whole family.

Trip Itinerary

Chao Ban! Welcome to Hanoi, we meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel for check-in. Today is free at your leisure to rest or explore, discovering your own first impressions of Vietnam (depending on what time you arrive). Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, hotel.

We pick you up at 8:30 AM for a short transfer outside of Hanoi, we have this morning to learn about Hanoi villages’ life, its traditions, customs.

 

We walk and cycle along the villages, visiting local markets, some old houses, their worshipping temples, communal houses… then we have a small food demonstration before our lunch at one of the local family here.

 

In the afternoon, we set out from Dong Ngac, cycling on mostly rural lanes through surrounding villages to Lien Mac, a beautiful area of immaculately tended vegetables and flowers. Here you get a close-up look at the colorful fields and have the chance to chat with some of the local people out caring for their crops. After taking another route from Lien Mac back to Dong Ngac, you’ll have a short break for a drink at your host family’s home, bid your farewells, and catch the van back to your hotel in Hanoi at around 5:00 PM. Free to have dinner and stay overnight at your hotel.

 

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fees, breakfast, lunch, local bike, community development fund, hotel

Depart from your Hanoi hotel at 8:00 AM transferring to Mai Chau on our spectacular drive. Upon arrival at Poom Coom village in Mai Chau, we get our room to take rest then the lunch is served at a local home.

 

In the afternoon, we take an easy bike to wander around the villages to visit the ethnic Thai people, get more chance to see their daily life, rice paddies. Ride back before dark.

 

Free time to have dinner and stay the night. Driving Distance: 170 km (4 hours).

 

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, breakfast, lunch, local bike, hotel/eco lodge.

Here, daily life starts early. It is interesting for you to get up at the first sign of daylight, take a short walk to inhale the fresh air as you wish. Breakfast then free on your own to relax and have lunch before we check out and drive back to Hanoi. Pause to visit the Muong’s culture museum and finish our day at your hotel in Hanoi around 6:30 PM.

 

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, breakfast, lunch, entrance fee, hotel.

Departure for Ha Long Bay is around 8:00 AM in a shared van from your hotel. At 10:30 AM, we pause for the water puppet show performed by local artists at a traditional Vietnamese village then have lunch. After that we go ahead for Ha Long Bay and arrive at the port around 1:30 PM. Welcomed on board, you are taken to your cabin before the trip briefing. Fresh, local seafood lunch while you cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay and admire the fascinating formations. Enjoy our padding around Cap La fishing village by kayak then we keep cruising to Cong Do and back to junk for swimming or enjoy relaxing or the sunset. Dinner and overnight on board. Driving Distance: 160 km (about 4 hours).

 

Inclusion: Transfer, guide on boat, entrance fee, kayak, boat / junk, all meals, permit, fishing gear.

Early risers can enjoy the sunrise and the quiet breath-taking beauty of Bay’s landscape.

 

You have breakfast at 7:30 AM in the fresh air on board then take morning cruise to Cong Dam while discovering geological values of Bai Tu Long Bay with the thousands of islands and islets. Our lunch is served on boat before cruising to Hon Co island for swimming or kayaking to discover the stunning scenery of the Bay. Back to our junk. Take rest on your own cabin or enjoy your relaxing time.

 

Explore the well – hidden and enjoy our deluxe dinner in Thien Canh Son cave. Stay  overnight on board.

 

Inclusion: Transfer, guide on boat, entrance fee, kayak, boat/junk, all meals, permit.

Take more chance to enjoy fresh air, gentle breeze of Bai Tu Long bay - a hidden charm in the early morning. Have breakfast on board at 7:30 AM then take a morning cruise around the magnificent scenery to a short rustic row boat by the locals of the Bay. Later take one more swim in the middle of the bay. There is ample time for the 11:45 AM check-out from the cabin while cruising back. Lunch on the boat as we slowly cruise back to port. We are ashore around 12:30 PM then hit the road back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 5:30 PM.

 

Dinner today is with and by a Hanoian family, where you got the chance to learn about the culture and daily life of Hanoian and the family tradition. Back to your hotel by around 10:00 PM.

 

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, boat/junk, all meals, hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel and free at your own leisure to relax until we pick you up for noon - flight to Da Nang. Airport pick up upon arrival then transfer to Hoian for about 30’. Check in beach hotel and spend the night here.

 

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, domestic flight ticket, breakfast, hotel.

At 8.00 AM, we meet at your hotel for a very short transfer to the boat docks, we boat to a fishing village where you see & experience the life of a fisherman here, activities from preparing the fishing tools to go fishing. Followed by a short basket boat row along the village of water coconut before our lunch.

 

 We then cycle along the country road through the paddy fields of rice, coconut or corn heading to the main town of Hoi An.

 

Our afternoon is continued with sightseeing to the famous cultural sites around Hoi An,we end our trip at around 5:00 PM at your hotel.

 

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, local bike, local boat & basket, breakfast, lunch, water & snack,hotel.

Today, Free at your own leisure to relax and discover other corners of Hoi An. If you would like to add on other trip like cooking class for your family, please discuss with our travel consultant for more details. Overnight at your hotel.

 

Inclusion: Hotel, breakfast.

Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the airport in Da Nang for a noon-flight to HCM City. Upon arrival, airport pick up then transfer to your hotel. Check in hotel and stay overnight.

 

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, domestic flight ticket, breakfast, hotel.

Get started at 8:30 AM from your hotel venturing out to see the real HCM City through the eyes of a local. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, City Hall and Ben Thanh market. Lunch on your own and take rest before riding to the water park for water fun until late afternoon. Back to HCM City center around 6:00 PM. Spend your second night in HCM City.

 

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, breakfast, hotel.

You departure at 8:00 AM for Cai Be (2.5 hour). On arrival, we board a boat to visit the floating market, then cruise across the mighty Mekong River (about 1.5 km wide) to Dong Phu Island. We start cycling here under the green canopy exploring the orchards and daily life of local farmers. Lunch break on the island then a cruise to Vinh Long.

 

In the afternoon we have 2 hours to check out the immense rice fields on our bikes. Cycle through numerous rural riverside villages before our bus picks us up. Evening is free time for a promenade along city. Overnight in Can Tho.

 

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, bicycles, entrance fee, local boat, seasonal fruit, breakfast, lunch, hotel.

At 6:30 AM we take early boat trip to the interesting and chaotic Cai Rang Floating Market, then up a quiet canal for more cruising. Hop on your bike and cycle for about 2 hour to enjoy the beautiful Mekong Delta scenery meeting the locals (many on bicycle too).

 

After lunch, we head back to HCM City. We arrive at your hotel around 5:30 PM.

 

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, bicycles, entrance fee, local boat, breakfast, lunch, hotel.

Breakfast at hotel. Depending on your flight you may have some more time for shopping. Then we transfer you to the airport for your flight home Goodbye, and hope to see you again soon!

 

Inclusion: Transfer, breakfast.