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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
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South Vietnam Cycle & Cuisine

Classic or Première Inn to Inn  ✦ 
7 days  ✦  Leisurely
Vietnam cycling tours since 1999

Three Tastes of Cycling Vietnam

Discover a more local side of southern Vietnam as you bike the most beautiful scenery and dine on the most delicious dishes on this cycling and cuisine tour!

Beginning in the colorful streets of Saigon, the tour takes you to famous local landmarks, a hidden restaurant, bustling night markets, and a craft brewery. Spend time exploring the Mekong Delta farms, small villages, farms, based out of a single luxury resort overlooking the Mekong. Then we cycle from the hill country to the sea along part of the notorious Ho Chi Minh Trail, bedding down in rural hotels, exploring everyday villages and the lives of villages in the hills. Ride through coffee plantations, pine tree forests, and green hills of tea until you reach the coastline. Along your journey, you will visit vibrant villages, meet friendly locals, eat authentic meals, and stay in luxurious accommodations. Visit the Hoi An and see for yourself the historic monuments of the country. This trip has a big focus on food, from joining students to explore street food by scooter, to visiting small rural restaurants and big city eateries specializing in local cuisine. Experience the wonderful foods and friendly peoples of southern Vietnam.

Privately Guided

Première + Classic Inn to Inn: from $3275
Tour is available year round. October through February is winter with cooler temperatures and no rain.

Plan Private Trip

Scheduled Small Groups

Première + Classic Inn to Inn: $3150
2022: 28 Nov
2023:  8 Jan ✧ 3 Dec

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Your Itinerary          

1: Saigon arrival, explore on your own, welcome dinner
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

2: 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

3: 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

4: 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

5: 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

6: 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

7: 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

8: 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

9: 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

10: 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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floating market on the Mekong
old style colorful house door
cyclists in rice apddy
Japanese covered bridge in Hoi An
villagers trusty bicycle

What's Provided

  • 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 and activity fees

*as noted in itinerary
**during activity, hotels also provide water in room
 

Bicycles

Pedalers provides Giant Fastroad, a lightweight, flatbar, sport road bike.

As a safe health measure, guests are asked to bring their own helmets and waterbottles for cycling. If necessary these can be purchased economically in Thailand.

Where You Sleep

Première Inn to Inn

The Majestic - Saigon
The Island Lodge - Mekong Delta
Hoang Anh Gia Lai Hotel - Pleiku
Hnam Chang Ngeh - Kon Tum
Be Chau Giang Hotel - Phuoc Son
Boutique Hoi An Resort - Hoi An

Travel Essentials

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.

Passports required for all guests. Visas maybe required depending on citizenship.

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Privately Guided

You, your family & friends, your preferred date

Première + Classic Inn to Inn: from $3275
Tour is available year round. October through February is winter with cooler temperatures and no rain.

Plan Private Trip

Scheduled Small Groups

Join a group of like minded travelers (8 guests max).

Première + Classic Inn to Inn: $3150 per person, double occupancy
Single Room: +$750      Deposit: $300
2022: 28 Nov
2023:  8 Jan ✧ 3 Dec

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