10 Days
9 Nights
Hanoi | Mai Chau | Pu Luong | Ninh Binh | Ha Long Bay
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This itinerary will take you to the rural countryside of northern Vietnam, exploring the exotic culture behind some of its most luxurious mountain landscapes. Head to Mai Chau and begin to understand the ethnic characters and styles when you ride through its sleepy villages. Other stops will be Pu Luong where you will marvel at mesmerizing rice terraces, Cuc Phuong National Park, the country's oldest nature reserve and home to a 1000-year-old tree, and Ninh Binh with mazes of limestone peaks, rivers, and caves. Stretch your legs on the sunbed of luxury junk when she is cruising the Unesco Heritage Site of Halong Bay. You set the pace for this excursion so that if there is an appealing path or things that you’re curious about, you have plenty of time to discover.

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Brief Itinerary

Day 1-2: Hanoi. Walk with a storyteller to listen to stories behind colonial doors that she collected through the years. Test your bike with a leisure ride to the west.

Day 3-5: Mai Chau. Explore Mai Chau Valley and Thai villages by bike. Stay at the most luxurious mountain retreats in the north. Unwind with a massage.

Day 6: Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Ride the fertile valleys, pristine jungles, endless rice fields.

Day 7-8: Ninh Binh. Ride the Unesco Heritage Site and Vietnam's oldest nature reserve. Paddle a boat on the picturesque and mysterious Tam Coc.

Day 9: Halong Bay. Cruise one of the spectacular wonders of the world.

Day 10: Hanoi. Free to explore until taking a flight home.


Vietnam is an incredible mixture of cultural diversity and natural highlights. The scenery on offer ranges from lush green paddy fields to winding mountain passes.

Capital: Hanoi Population: 97.47 million (2021) Currency: Vietnamese dong (VND)




DAY 1 Hanoi

Welcome to Hanoi, the bustling capital of Vietnam. Transfer to your hotel which is located in the heart of the city. Check in and relax.

DAY 2 Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Meandering on the beautiful courtyard and learning the city’s long history when you visit the Temple of Literature - first university of Vietnam. Join a two-hour walk with our storyteller will reveal countless charming vignettes of everyday life. Meet your crew in the afternoon, check your bike, and do the test ride following a route to the west of the city. Lunch at a local restaurant.

DAY 3 Mai Chau

Today's highlightsPedal along the rolling rice fields in Mai Chau

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Your first challenge is the route from Hanoi to the idyllic Mai Chau Valley. Pedal along the rolling rice fields, speckled with small Thai villages and the scenic Black River. Arrive at your hotel and relax.

DAY 4 Mai Chau

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

A full day to enjoy the peaceful mountain scenery and beautiful cycle roads. Patchworks of rice paddies, traditional Thai stilt houses, waterfalls, rivers, local farmers... In the evening, enjoy authentic Thai cuisine and the Xoe dancing performed by Thai women.

DAY 5 Mai Chau

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Continue to conquer Mai Chau’s mountain paths. Reach Avana Retreat, a luxury mountain resort, located secludedly on a picturesque location of hills, valleys, waterfalls, and rice terraces. Enjoy a massage treatment at the Orchid Spa beautifully nestled within a cool rainforest.

DAY 6 Pu Luong

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Free at ease in the morning. In the afternoon, cycle along mountain pathways, and get a glimpse of the local life until you get to Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Continue your ride on the quiet sealed roads through endless mountains, fertile valleys, mountain passes, and pristine jungles with rich flora and fauna.

DAY 7 Ninh Binh

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Explore more about the beautiful rural landscape of Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Transfer by car to Ninh Binh where Vietnam’s first capital was established and today it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

DAY 8 Ninh Binh

Today's highlightsPaddle boating through the limestone mountain

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Explore the beautiful countryside by paddle boating through the limestone mountain soaring out of the jade green water and marvelous Tam Coc Caves. Get back to your bike, pedal through the Unesco Heritage of Trang An landscape complex and head toward Cuc Phuong National Park.

DAY 9 Ha Long Bay

Today's highlightsVisit a fishing village and taste their homemade liquor

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Say goodbye to the biking crew, and transfer northward to Halong Bay. Embark on the cruise and sail out on the emerald water amongst soaring limestone peaks. Come ashore and cycle to visit a fishing village whose residents are self-sufficient by farming and fishing and taste their homemade liquor. Back on board, learn to cook some Vietnamese dishes, and revel in the memories of the day with a sunset cocktail.

DAY 10 Ha Long Bay

Meals: Brunch

After a sunrise Tai Chi session on the terrace, discover the bay some more when the cruise to the secluded Frog Lake. Swim or kayak to explore the captivating seascape of Halong Bay for the last time. Disembark before noon and head back to Noi Bai Airport for departure flight.


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