HANOI TO KONTUM HIGHLAND 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS (USD1,099 PER PERSON)
Our biking adventure takes us from Hue to Nha Trang by bus, boat and bike. We cycle a little under 470 kilometers in 8 cycling days. Lots of time on this tour is spent sight seeing and exploring Vietnam. Participants can cycle as much or as little as they like and still enjoy the same views as the rest of the group. There is one long day with a 10 kms climb at the end, and fit and experienced riders usually find it sufficiently challenging. Fast cyclists can ride at their own pace.
Our route is designed to take us off the main roads as much as possible, and we explore scenic back roads. We spend very little time on busy Highway One, cycling only on the quiet and particularly scenic sections instead. Support will be supplied by an air-conditioned support bus that travels behind the group at all times
Day 1: Ha Noi - Ninh Binh (L)
Cycling to Hoa Lu, drive to Hoa Lu to visit the Dinh and Le temples. Later in the day, we cycling to Tam Coc, a strikingly beautiful region of limestone-cliffs and rice paddies that is similar to the seascapes of HaLong Bay. We transfer to small boats to explore the caves. Tam Coc, which means "three caves" Tam Coc. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day 2: Bus to Vinh. Cycling to Dong Loc junction on HCM trails (40 km+ cycling) (B,L)
Cycling day along the former trails and stop to visit the famous Dong Loc Juntion where young girls sacrified for the country.
Day 3: Cycling back to fierce bombarded area: Huong Khe, Khe Ve, Khe Gat, Xuan Son ferry (80 km+ cycling) (B,L)
Morning ride along the trails, visit the ethnic villages and experience the mountain life. Arrive Phong Nha world heritage and overnigh in Phong Nha.
Day 4: Boat cruise. Afternoon cycles to Dong Hoi town (50 km+ cycling) (B,L)
Take a boat to visit the caves and back to bike ride to other central towm Dong Hoi, where you can swimming on the beautiful beach Nhat Le. Overnight in Dong Hoi.
Day 5: Cycling to Thach Ban, Ben Tat and onto Truong Son national cemetery (90 km+ cycling) (B,L)
Another day on bike saddle, crossing the fierce area in the Vienam war, visit the popular place of vietnamese is the Truong Son National Cemetery that thousands of vietnamese died for the country independence. The connected high way built by French to Lao from Vietnam also a visited destination. Arrive Dong Ha and overnight.
Day6: Bus to Rockpile, Khe Sanh combat base, LangVei. Pm cycling to A Luoi (100 km+ cycling) (B,L)
Today we go on the DMZ(demilitaried zone); right here we can be on the 17th Paralle that spited Vietnam into 2 countries from 1954 to 1975. Riding to the remote village belong to Hue for overnight in A Luoi.
Day7: Cycling to A Sau (Hamburger hill) and up hill to A Roang, A Tep (90 km+ cycling) (B,L)
This day is also on the former war zone and along trails with beautiful moutain view. Overnight in Prao.
Day8: Cycling to Phuoc Son (90 km+ cycling) (B,L)
Cycle up hill to the central highland of Vietnam. The high land with tea and coffee plantations. Overnight in Phuoc Son town.
Day9: Cycling to Dak Glei, Dakto battle - field and KonTum (110 km+ cycling) (B,L)
Kon Tum has several vestiges of the French colonial period, as well as several tribal villages directly in the suburbs of the Vietnamese-reconstructed town. Among the town's landmarks, there is a Catholic Wooden Church on discrete stilts and a large French-built Seminary which hosts a small museum on local hill tribes. French missionary presence in Kon Tum traces back to 1851. Overnight in Kontum.
Day10: Sightseeing around tribal villages. Transfer to Pleiku for flight to HCMC or Hanoi.(B)
Take a tour around the village to visit the tribal life in the central highland. Free time to explore and buy some souvenir for home. Continue your tour or flight home via vietnam international airport. TOUR ENDS.