Vietnam small group cycling vacation

Our top-selling Vietnam cycling vacation is run by fairly paid local guides who know the most scenic city and country routes, as well as the best local places to refresh – from fresh jungle-juice stalls to hill tribe-owned coffee plantations.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Cu Chi Tunnels Mui Ne Dalat Central Highlands Bidoup National Park Nha Trang Snorkeling at Dai Lanh Beach Coastal ride to Quy Nhon Hoi An Hoi An Old Quarter Hai Van Pass Hue Overnight train to Hanoi Hanoi Temple of Literature Hoa Lo Prison
US $2303US $2165ToUS $2845excluding flights
16 Days
Small group
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Optional single supplement from £448 - £563.
Minimum age 16.
Up to US $130 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 09 Dec, 18 Dec, 24 Jan, 31 Jan, 03 Feb, 07 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 02 Mar, 09 Mar
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Description of Vietnam small group cycling vacation


Price information

US $2303US $2165ToUS $2845excluding flights
Optional single supplement from £448 - £563.
Minimum age 16.
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Leader interview

“In Vietnam any problem can be solved by being happy and smiling. It makes the local people laugh.”

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Vacation information

Small group tour, ideal for solos & couples:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. For those with limited time, a small group tour will save valuable time in planning, and on vacation.
Our top tip:
Take padded shorts and some chamois cream: cycling plus humidity does not a comfortable bottom make.
Trip type:
Small group tour. 4-16 adults (min. age 16) with a tour leader.
Activity level:
Moderate. Avg. daily distance 43 miles.
11 nights hotel, 1 night boat, 1 night sleeper train.
Solo travelers welcome. Single rooms available with surcharge.
All breakfasts, 10 lunches, 1 dinner.
Accommodation, all transport and listed activities, tour leader, flights and transfers (if booked).


6 Reviews of Vietnam small group cycling vacation

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 01 Dec 2023 by

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Reviewed on 05 Mar 2023 by

As a non cyclist the care in which I was helped over the Hai Van Pass was incredible and the reception I received after getting to the top from the group and guides, made me feel I had accomplished something special for me. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 May 2023 by

The friendliness and honesty of the Vietnamese people Read full review

Reviewed on 06 May 2023 by

Visiting Hoi An Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Dec 2018 by

Excellent Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Apr 2015 by

It was an excellent vacation. We were lucky to be in a group where everyone got on so well. The person that made it work so smoothly was our guide Danh. He was fantastic, full of energy and enthusiasm and kept us informed of everything we had to do. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


Accommodation and Meals:
We will spend 11 nights in a variety of comfortable hotels and one night on a houseboat. This combination of locally run accommodation contributes directly to the community as staff are from the area and food is grown and sold locally. Many of these places also have environmental policies which reduce waste, water usage and energy expenditure. Where meals are not provided, your guide will be able to point out several smaller restaurants, cafes and markets, like in Hanoi old quarter, Hoi An market or Ben Thanh. There are some weird and wonderful regional specialties to try with plenty of fresh produce available in most areas. Meals consist mainly of rice, vegetables and frilled or stir fried meat. The staple dish is ‘Pho’, which is a noodle broth with veg and meat. You can buy it from roadside stalls very cheaply, as well as the more established restuarants you will be visiting during the trip.

Few vacations have as little detrimental impact on the environment and local residents as a cycling trip. Erosion on and adjacent to popular paths is a growing problem in certain places and therefore our trip leaders encourage clients to stick to advised routes in order to minimise this. Optional activities include swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving, so these are equally eco-friendly. We do believe in leaving no more than footprints (or tyre tracks!) although this tour actively encourages guests to talk to local people, visit local cafes and restaurants and to purchase traditional gifts and crafts. Also, by sightseeing and visiting cultural sites (like the Emperor of Jade and Giac Lam pagodas, the War Remnants Museum, Hue citadel, the Temple of Literature and Hoa Lo Prison) our entrance fees go towards upkeep of these important sites.

UK Office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.


Local Craft & Culture:
We do a lot to celebrate the cottage industries on this tour, as this is not only a way to directly benefit the locals but it is also hugely fascinating and enjoyable for travelers. For example, in Mekong, we visit a lot of these small businesses and factories which sell handmade coconut sweets, rice paper, soya bean sauce, popped rice and popcorn amongst other things. There is also the option to see a traditional folk dancing or water puppet show at Hanoi. This encourages local customs to continue and creates employment opportunities. In Hoi An, we also stop by a shop called ‘Reaching Out’, which sells gifts handmade by artisans with disabilities – helping them to develop their talent and independence.

A Fair Deal:
We work closely with our local operator and ensure that all of our guides are local and that in exchange for their expertise that they are paid and treated fairly. Our leaders and guides have been trained in responsible travel and actively encourage our suppliers, drivers, and other members of our team to respect the environment, protect the culture and support the local economy. They have also completed Child Safe training which enables them to take positive action should they encounter children at risk as well as educating clients re child protection within tourism.

In Hanoi, we encourage groups to have a communal meal at KOTO, which is an NGO that provides a two year course in hospitality, English and life skills training to groups of 16-22 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds. Students also receive accommodation, food, medical check-ups and treatment whilst they are being trained. Many of the 400+ graduates have gone on to continue developing their careers at KOTO restaurants or have gained employment elsewhere with their training so this is a great initiative to support.

Group Size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.

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