Cycling Vietnam:
Southern Cuisine, Culture

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Do you want to ?  ✦  Cycle through the Mekong Delta  ✦  Discover Saigon street food with local students  ✦  Bike from Pleiku to the coast  ✦  Explore the fresh markets of Saigon  ✦  Wander the ancient alleys of Hoi An  ✦  Relax in outstanding historic hotels

Discover a more local side of southern Vietnam on our cycling and cuisine tour. We'll warm up with a few days in old Saigon, trying street foods, exploring markets and more. Then down to the Mekong Delta where we set out each day to explore local villages and daily life from our luxurious resort tucked on an island in the delta. A few days of cycling from Dalat high in the mountains to the coast fill out this Vietnam bicycle tour. Experience the wonderful foods and friendly peoples of southern Vietnam.

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your daily adventures

Saigon arrival
Your guides will be awaiting your arrival at Saigon's Ton Son Airport and then transferring to our delightful hotel in Saigon's historic riverside district. You have the balance of the afternoon free, before we reconvene for orientation and a welcome dinner.
Meals: D

Saigon walking tour – Evening street food by Vespa
After breakfast we will head out to explore Saigon's colorful streets and markets on foot. Among the many stops we will make are the Saigon Opera House, Ben Thanh Market, the chocolates shops at Maison Marou, the antique shops on Le Cong Kieu Street. To recharge from the walking we will visit SH Garden, a hidden restaurant tucked away atop an old apartment building. Delicious regional cuisine. After some down time back at the hotel, we will head out on antique vespa scooters to explore Saigon's bustling nighttime street food scene. Experienced local drivers will pilot us to a variety of food stops finishing at one of Saigon's craft breweries ( no self-drive option ).
Meals: B D

Travel to Mekong Delta, bike & boat tour
Transfer about 2 hours to The Island Lodge in the Mekong Delta. Perhaps a dip in the pool before checking in. After lunch, we head out by boat and bicycle to explore the cocoa plantations and rural villages in the Mekong Delta.
Cycling: 6 mi / 10 km, Terrain: flat & small hills, Meals: B

Cycling Ben Tre
Through this very exclusive bike trek, enjoy Vietnamese countryside art of living of Ben Tre province. You will leave and come back on Unicorn Island using the local ferry boat to cross the Mekong river. As if you were born on those lands, you will discover the careful organization of the Coconut Jungle also known as the Coconut Paradise !
Cycling: 19 mi / 30 km, Terrain: flat & small hills, Meals: B

Transfer to Saigon – Flight to Pleiku
Morning free and easy. 12:00pm check out and transfer from your accommodation to the airport for the flight to Pleiku.Suggested flight 16:25 – 17:30 with Bamboo airways ( subject to change )Upon arrival at Pleiku airport, transfer to your hotel in center.
Meals: B

Cycling Pleiku – Kon Tum
After breakfast, get on your bike and start a leisure ride out of the city, towards Bien Ho – the famous lake in Pleiku and in Central Highland. Cycle pass the coffee plantation, green hills of tea and pine tree forest. Lunch on the way. Reach Kon Tum in the afternoon. Kon Tum is a small highland town also well-known from the days of war. Our hotel in Kon Tum tonight is Hnam Chang Ngah, a development center for the young adults of the rural ethnic minorities.
Cycling: 30 mi / 50 km, Terrain: hilly, Meals: B L D

Cycling Kon Tum – Phuoc Son
After breakfast, enjoy a full-day riding on undulating hills through some of the best scenery Vietnam has to offer. Transfer out of Kon Tum City, we pass through mountain valleys and thick forests adjacent to national parkland. The route also covers sections of the famed Ho Chi Minh Trail. Hill-tribe villages dot the landscape and we'll stop for lunch at one of these. After lunch, continue riding until sunset and then transfer to Phuoc Son. Overnight at local guesthouse in Phuoc Son.
Cycling: 36 mi / 60 km, Terrain: small hills, Meals: B L D

Cycling Phuoc Son – Hoi An
After breakfast, pick up our bikes and enjoy the last full day in the saddle. We cycle uphill and downhill through the mountains of the central highlands, passing through green hills, jungle forests and sparse villages. Enjoy rolling hills and lush scenery all the way out of the small, picturesque town of Phuoc Son.

Transfer by support van/bus is available whenever you feel needed. Lunch at a local restaurant on the way. After lunch, transfer toward the coast, then you can cycle the leisure path along the sea towards your hotel in Hoi An. Check in your hotel and take a rest before your farewell dinner tonight.
Cycling: 36 mi / 60 km, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D

Hoi An free time
After breakfast we will head out for walk around the historic town center of Hoi An. The rest of the day is to your leisure.
Meals: B

Transfer to Danang – Departure
Free time until transfer from your Hoi An hotel to Danang airport ( with guide ) for your departure flight.
Meals: B

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details details

10 days / 9 nights
Fun: Bicycling & Food
Sleep: Première + Classic
Level: B
Avg Rides: ∽27 mi / 44 km
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Tour meets in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ( SGN ), fly in before noon on Day 1.

Tour ends in Danang, Vietnam ( DAD ), fly out after 10 am on Day 10.

You Will Get
  • Expert local bilingual guides
  • Handpicked lodges, ensuite rooms, double occupancy
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, snacks*
  • Dinners featuring fine local cuisine*
  • Unlimited drinking water**
  • Support van for baggage and lifts
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • Entrance fees
*as noted in itinerary
**during activity, hotel provides water for use in room at night

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Book a private departure for your family and friends. Travel sans souci.

Go Private for only $0 per person for groups of four or more. Contact us for pricing on smaller parties. Book with confidence as dates can be changed if necessary without penalty or fees.

When To Go ?  Tour is available year round. October through February is winter with cooler temperatures and no rain.

where you will sleep

The Majestic - SaigonThe Island Lodge - Mekong DeltaHoang Anh Gia Lai Hotel - PleikuHnam Chang Ngeh - Kon TumBe Chau Giang Hotel - Phuoc SonBoutique Hoi An Resort - Hoi An