Red River Delta to Halong Bay by bicycle


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The relaxing 4 days cycling trips offer a good opportunity to discover the Red River Delta’s provinces. The ride starts from Ninh Binh, which was the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century. Enjoy the beautiful nature, islands and countryside as we travel. To immerse yourself in more of this fascinating culture, extension to the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay and travel aboard a relaxing “junk” among its gorgeous limestone islands.

Style:                       Adventure tour through Asia

Type:                      Bicycle tour in Vietnam

Duration:                4 days

Destination:           5 destinations in Vietnam

Starts in                  Hanoi

Ends in                    Hanoi

Suitable:                16+

Cities: Hanoi. Ninh Binh, Hai Phong, Cat Ba & Halong.

Highlights: Countryside of Red River Delta, breathtaking Trang An Sanctuary, beautiful  Cat Ba Island and National Park, cruise by traditional boat on World Heritage Halong Bay.

What’s included:    Lands transfers, cruise, accommodation, guide, bicycle, helmet, entrance fees, bottled water, snacks and some foods.

 

 

Day 1 – Hanoi- Ninh  Binh  (Cycled 40km/Easy)  (L)                                           

Depart to Ninh Binh province, where our adventure begins. First, we stop in Trang An, enjoy a beautiful boat trip in a traditional sampan rowboat through the many natural caves and grottoes of this stunning landscape. Continue to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of the Dinh and early Le dynasties during the 10th and 11th centuries. Embark on bicycles again and following the country lanes twist through the kart limestone mountain to Tam Coc and Bich Dong.

Day 2: Ninh Binh- Hai Phong- Cat Ba (Cycled 45km/Easy)  (B,L)                                                                     

Drive to Haiphong City where we’ll take a ferry to Cat Ba Island. Once we arrive on the island, we’ll hop on our bikes and cycle along the coast to Cat Ba town and Cat Ba National Park. The scenery is outstanding as we cycle through dramatic landscapes of rugged mountains and limestone islands clad in thick green jungle.

Day 3 – Cat Ba- Gia Luan- Halong Bay    (Cycled 25km/Easy) (B,L,D)                 

Enjoy a couple of hours cycling to visit the intriguing Hospital Cave, then onto the Gia Luan Dock to take a ferry across to Tuan Chau Island, where we’ll join the traditional ‘junk’ boat that will be taking us through Halong Bay. Board a shared traditional wooden junk for a 2 day cruise among the islands. Enjoy a couple of hours kayaking to a lagoon and watch the sunset over the bay. Dine and overnight on board.

Cycling distance: 25 km/Moderate

Day 4: Halong Bay- Hanoi       (B,L)                                                                      

The sound of the ocean wakes you for breakfast and a morning swim if you wish. Continue the cruise past rock formations named after their shape. Brunch is served on board. Transfer to Hanoi

 

RED RIVER DELTA – HALONG BAY BY BICYCLE (TOUR CODE: VIE- RDHLBB04)
PAX 2 pax 3-4 pax 5-6 pax 7-9 pax 10 pax + Single room supplement
Standard Class 3* $ 896 $ 745 $ 736 $ 676 $ 622 $ 121
Superior Class 4* $ 1064 $ 912 $ 887 $ 828 $ 714 $ 319
First Class 5* $ 1178 $ 1027 $ 1002 $ 942 $ 888 $ 345
PRICE INCLUDES: Experienced English speaking guide • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle• Cruise • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary. ( B=Breakfast, L=Lunch & D= Dinner) • Bicycle rental and helmets• Bottled drinking water for sightseeing • Some snacks • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary • Accommodation in twin shared room in hotel with daily breakfast • Simple First Aid Kit • International flight reconfirmation.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Please read the following booking conditions carefully as they set out the terms and conditions of the contract between you and the Pioneer Asia Holidays.

 RESERVATION & PAYMENT

All bookings will be confirmed by Pioneer Asia Holidays in writing along with confirmation of balance payment details. A deposit as required by us and the amount of which will be advised at the time of booking. Followed by the final balance of the cost by a specified date. The tour balance for all bookings will be direct debited from the payment details given at the time of booking 45 days prior to the departure date of the tour; if there is a failure to complete the payment Pioneer Asia Holidays  reserves the right to cancel the reservation.

TOUR PRICES AND VALIDITY:

Prices quoted in USD per person in twin shared basis. Itineraries and prices are valid from the most relevant edition of the website & the time of printing our brochure in October 2015 until 31 Sep 2018. Pioneer Asia Holidays reserves the right to change any of the facilities, services, prices, itineraries or vehicles described in the brochure or online without being liable for compensation or refund.

CANCELLATION AND AMENDMENT POLICY

Cancellation and Amendment: Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us in writing and will not take effect until received by us. If you cancel or amend your booking the principal(s) or supplier(s) may charge the cancellation or amendment charge shown in their Terms and Conditions (which may be 100% of the cost of the travel arrangements) and you must pay us a cancellation or amendment charge of a minimum of $30 per person.

 If You Cancel Your Holiday: You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the person who made the booking or your travel agent on your behalf must be received at our offices. Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown below; depending how many days in advance of the departure date we receive the cancellation instruction:

Land & Internal Air Cancellation Fees. Per Person/ Per Trip
Days prior to Departure Fee Fee
45 or more Minimum loss of deposit
44-30 days 30% minimum of total holiday cost
29-22 days 60% minimum of total holiday cost
21- 7 days 90% minimum of total holiday cost
Less than 7 days 100% of total holiday cost

Note: specific items sold as part of a package may have more restricted cancellation conditions; for example some flights and rail tickets are non-refundable from the date of full payment being made. You will be advised at the time of booking.

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