Bicycling Adventure in Traditionel Vietnam

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  • duration 10 hours
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • max group size 8
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-1026
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  • Starts Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Ends Hoi An, Vietnam
HIGHLIGHTS
  • A lunch with vietnamese speciality.
  • My Son Temple
  • Unusual bridges
  • Vietnamese life in countryside
After the tranfert by minibus (45 mn) you will cross with local ferry the Thu Bon River to the small village near the My Son sanctuary. Your bicycle tour discovery of the authentic Vietnam you’ve always dreamed of begins here!

Together, we will travel across immense rice fields set in between the river and the mountains where the Vietnamese in their traditional conical hats, continue to cultivate rice using the same methods as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. We will discover local handicrafts, learn the secret of making incense, weaving methods that date back to colonal times, including the weaving of linen.

A local village family will welcome us to share their tea and visit their home, a traditional wooden structure. You will have the opportunity to learn the local history and customs of the countryside, where life is far from the bustling cities and sights.

This tour, far from the usual tourist itineraries, puts you in direct contact with the Vietnamese people. You will take the time to meet these welcoming people, and share unique moments. Stops vary from tour to tour, depending on chance meetings and village activities.

This tour includes crossing the river on a local ferry, visiting the crafts workshops, crossing a floating bridge, and a bamboo bridge, and several other stops along the way.


Optional: biking and Visit My Son Temple (add 8 USD/Adult)
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • A lunch with vietnamese speciality.
  • A French or English language guide (please indicate your preference when making your reservations)
  • A Guide Assistant, if more than 3 guest.
  • Minibus Transfer.
  • Visits.
  • Cycling helmet available upon request.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Insurance
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Drinks
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Other Practical InformationThis tour is recommended for people in good physical condition. We need minimum 2 guest for run this tour. The trip is approximately 54 kms (34 mile), and follows a dozen of dirt paths. The distance may be seem long if you are not a cyclist, but the roads are flat and in good condition. This trip takes approximately 7 hours, so we expect to cover an average of 8 kms per hour. The planned stops along the way allow you to rest, take photos and meet the locals. The heat could make the tour more challenging, especially during the months of May to August (summer in central Vietnam), but this tour is relatively easy during the rest of the year.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.

     

  • What is the best month to visit Vietnam?

    The best time to visit Vietnam is from December through March, since temperatures are not overbearing during this time of year, hovering between 20°C to 26°C, and the rainfall light. Vietnam’s weather during March and even early April allows for tours right across the country, although it can be a little colder in the north. Mid-April through June and September to November are considered low seasons because they see two periods of monsoon rain. Temperatures rise alongside humidity during these months, and you will need to be prepared for downpours, which can flood roads and cut off access to destinations. July and August are very hot, with nighttime temperatures hovering at around 26°C. You can find more information here.

  • How many days do I need to travel in Vietnam?

    Knowing how long to spend in Vietnam is one of the tricks to having a great vacation. It is possible to cover the highlights of the country during a seven-day tour. However, for greater insight into its history and people along with a feel for what makes Vietnam so special, we advise opting for a ten-day trip instead. With this duration, you can experience everything from the floating markets of the Mekong Delta to the rush-hour traffic of Ho Chi Minh City! Spend two weeks in Vietnam and you can travel from the north of the country to its south (or vice versa) without constantly checking your watch.

  • What is the best time to travel to Vietnam?

    The best time to visit Vietnam is from December through March, since temperatures are not overbearing during this time of year, hovering between 20°C to 26°C, and the rainfall light. Vietnam’s weather during March and even early April allows for tours right across the country, although it can be a little colder in the north. Mid-April through June and September to November are considered low seasons because they see two periods of monsoon rain. Temperatures rise alongside humidity during these months, and you will need to be prepared for downpours, which can flood roads and cut off access to destinations. July and August are very hot, with nighttime temperatures hovering at around 26°C.

  • Is a trip to Vietnam expensive? Will I need a visa?

    Most travelers will find Vietnam an inexpensive country to visit. As our ultimate travel guide for Vietnam explains, both budget and luxury travelers are well catered for without having to break the bank. Good backpacker hostels will only set you back by around USD 10 per night. However, most consider staying in hotels during a Vietnam tour, since rooms in decent hotels even in big cities can cost as little as USD 40 per person, per night. Transportation is also a great value for money, and food is relatively cheap for the quality and quantity you will receive. Museum entry is usually around USD 2 per ticket.

    Most nationals who wish to travel to the country require a visa, obtainable from your nearest Vietnamese embassy for USD 60 to USD 100 per person.

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