Even with its vigorous economic growth, Vietnam is as charming, picturesque and wondrous as the first time we cycled here more than a decade ago. Certainly, the country is thriving, but that just means the roads are a bit better (making our bikes a little happier), and even more luxurious hotels pepper the coast. But the people remain the same: gracious, warm, and infinitely inviting—and you’ll meet a lot of them on this epic journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. In between, take in all the highlights, from the floating markets to the Imperial tombs to endless miles of scenic, colourful country and coastal roads.
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Discover Saigon like a local from the back of a Vespa. Enjoy a ride behind your driver as you pass by the city’s historic landmarks like the Opera House and Notre Dame Cathedral.
Head to Can Tho where you’ll mount your bikes for a ride along Mekong Canals and past dragon fruit farms. Arrive in Cai Be Town for Sampan ride across the river for lunch.
Witness the fishermen and plantation farmers trade their goods at the Cai Rang floating markets. Pedal a beautiful ride through quiet villages before optional spa time this afternoon.
Cycle the outskirts of Da Nang, passing by dykes and rice paddies. Take a step back in time as you carry on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An.
Pedal to a local pottery village to try your hand at this ancient art. End your ride with a riverside lesson in Vietnamese cuisine that promises to keep you entertained and well-fed.
Gear up for a ride along coast travelling below the famous ‘Pass of the Clouds’. Visit the Imperial City of Hue to explore the former home of the last Vietnamese Imperial Dynasty.
Ride through quiet rice fields and on riverside paths before ending at the Thien Mu Pagoda. From here, head to a private home for a magical lunch in the courtyard.
Embark on a walking tour of Hanoi followed by a cyclo-ride (bike-propelled rickshaw) along tree-lined boulevards, experiencing the city’s architecture and delightfully chaotic street life.
Rise and shine early this morning for a walk around the lake, where observing the morning Tai Chi is a dream-like scene. After breakfast, we will drive you to the airport for your flight.Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
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