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Length: 5 Days – 4 Nights
City: From Hue
Tour code: VI-SPT01
Highlight: Cycling from Hue to Hoi An, passing Hai Van Pass will be a great trip
Day 1: Hue – Arrival
Highlights: rules on the road for saving your bike!
Our guide and driver greet on arrival, transfer to the city center for check-in. Trip briefing with some tips on the road are given by our cycling team. Dinner at the local restaurant.
Day 2: Cycling The Ancient Hue Citadel (B/L)
Highlights: the lively Dong Ba Market, the antique An Hien Garden house, Hue Citadel.
Explore the ancient Hue Citadel with its real beauty by a full-day cycling, boating and different travelling ways, etc.
In the morning, we depart from your hotel. Cycle along Le Loi Boulevard – where the French houses still remained, cross the Truong Tien Bridge built in 1899, which has become a Hue’s Symbol. Visit the vivid daily live life of the locals at Dong Ba Market. Not far from the Hue Citadel sits this popular market. This is another of the must see sites in Hue. A visit to a food market is always very interesting when you go to a foreign country. This is specially true in Vietnam. Here you can see what people eat on a daily basis. In Vietnamese markets you will also find stalls that sell the local dishes. Then, we cycle along Dong Ba River – a branch of the romantic Perfume river. Stop for a coffee with the locals in an ancient house if you prefer to. Enroute, we could see the waterway where the Kings travelled out their Citadel. Keep cycling to Bao Vinh ancient town which had ever been the bustling trading port for hundred years under Nguyen’s reign.
Crossing the green fields, lotus pond, we pedal to the Hue Citadel to visit: Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, The Mieu Temple,etc. The Imperial City in Hue is a walled fortress and palace in the former capital of Vietnam of the last Feudal Dynasty in Vietnam – Nguyen Dynasty. Leave the Citadel, we cycle to King Tu Duc’s tomb to learn more about the Royal life. Visit the Incense stick & Conical hat making village nearby the tomb. Later,we cycle along the Perfume river to An Hien Garden house – a typical of Hue ancient’s architecture house. You are welcomed with fruits and tea from the host upon arrival. Soak your soul in the sound of bell from Thien Mu Pagoda – one of the best known religious sites, with a 21 meters high octagonal tower, has become a symbol of Hue. Here we can see the octagonal tower, a symbol of Hue and an old Austin car which transported the bonze Thich Quang Duc to Saigon in 1963 for his self-immolation.
Do not miss the Sunset scene on the river, you then cruise the Dragon boat on Perfume river to return the city.
Day 3: Hue – Lang Co Beach (B/L) (75km)
Highlights: biking over Tam Giang Lagoon and the Ghost city.
On this tour you will enjoy an interesting 5km ride to Thanh Toan covered bridge on an interesting village road winding through green paddy fields. Stop for a look at one of the numerous village communal houses on the way. Leaving the ornate bridge, you ride on to Truong Ha bridge that spans the scenic Tam Giang lagoon, stop en route at a village specializing in mushroom growing. This part of our today’s ride is known to offer the most spectacular rural landscape of the whole Vietnam. Crossing Truong Ha bridge to the other side of Tam Giang lagoon, you ride on through fishing villages to An Bang village for a visit to its well-known fantastic huge cemetery, so called the City of Ghosts. Here different symbols of different religions, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Catholicism, etc exist hand in hand in an incredible great ensemble of tombs. Keep riding on for 10km to Tu Hien estuary and cross Tu Hien bridge on a scenic road winding between hills on one side and Cau Hai lagoon on the other. At the intersection of this village road and Highway, shuttle to Lang Co beach for lunch. Beach break. Free swimming at Lang Co – listed as World’s most beautiful bays in 2009. Enjoy seafood for refueling your energy. Night on the beach.
Day 4: Lang Co – Lap An Lagoon – Hai Van Pass – Red Beach – Son Tra Peninsula – Hoi An (B/L)
Highlights: Riding around Lap An lagoon, conquering Haivan pass.
Start your day by a warming-up around Lap An lagoon – famed as Venice of Vietnam. Ready to face our challenge of the trip, which is most unforgettable moment by climbing uphill the fantastic Pass of Clouds (Haivan pass). At the top of the pass, stop for sightseeing. This is one of the rarest site where you can see vestiges of the most significant contemporary eras of the Vietnamese history, vestiges of a fortification built by the Nguyen dynasty, military bunkers left from the war with the French and bunkers from the Vietnam war. From this height, enjoy thrilling views of the surrounding sea and mountains. Now you face the challenge of the downhill ride. On arriving at the foot of the pass, shuttle to Hoi An for an interesting walking tour in the peaceful town. After visits to the vibrant cities in Vietnam such as Sai Gon or Ha Noi, Hoi An would be a pleasant change with its tranquil, quiet atmosphere. Night in Hoi An.
Day 5: Farming In Hoi An – Departure
Highlights: get involved in the local life by stay on Farming to Fishing life Eco-tour.
Farming to Fishing life Eco- tour is a 6-hour tour, a very fascinating tour bringing travelers the most beautiful sceneries of the countryside of Farmer and Fishermen’s people in Hoi An town – Viet Nam. By exploring the typical and narrow roads along the countryside by bicycle, travelers can see and experience a lot with the local farmer people throughout their daily life like riding water buffalos, walking along rice paddle field, learning to understand how the process of planting rice is carried out and the most important thing is to realize how hard and simple but nice local farming people is.
Interacted with local fishermen how to use their authentic fishing nets, joining catching fish, adventure with funny basket boat, exploring water coconut palm paradise, learning history of the past of America war in Viet Nam and savoring great local cuisine cooked on boat by CAPTAIN COOKS are one of great things about the Fisherman’s way of life. Farming to Fishing life Eco-tour will be a great hands-on experience committed to providing “A unique cultural window into the Vietnamese way of life”.After spending 6 hours to experience the local life in Hoian, you are free until time to transfer to Da Nang airport for next destination.
- Land transfer with air-conditioner vehicles
- Accommodation base on double room or twin share
- Meals as indicated as per itinerary (without drinks)
- Local tour guide speak English
- All admission fees
- Travel insurance
- Personal expense
- Visa to Vietnam
- Early check-in and late check-out
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Any services not mentioned in the itinerary
- All the tours with Vacation Indochina will include some 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 or our partners so that they can serve you better. If you are a food lover, Vacation Indochina can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes. Please be note that for the home-stay, the meal will be cooked by the house owner and they are well-trained for hygiene as well as prepare for good recipes.
- Vacation Indochina would like take care of you and serve you all your need including your meals for everyday. But if you feel better when we leave the meals at your side, we will assign our local tour guide to assist you for every meal you need.
- Breakfast - Each breakfast will be served at your hotels. Breakfast selections include both Vietnamese and Western dishes to meet every diner\'s taste. (If you stay at 3 stars hotel or higher class, the buffet breakfast will be served every morning)
- Lunch - Lunches are normally arranged at the Vietnamese restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. Most are Vietnamese dishes, and some are modified to fit westerners\' tastes.
- Dinner - Same as lunch. If you prefer to not eat Vietnamese food, Vacation Indochina suggests you have dinner on your own. Your local tour guide can recommend some good western restaurants in the area.