Cycle Vietnam vacation
A 16 day, small group cycling vacation in Vietnam, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, with a boat cruise in Ha Long Bay and transfers by plane and train.
Hanoi Dong Ho Duong River Ha Long Bay cruise Ninh Binh Hoa Lu Van Long Reunification Express Hué Hai Van Pass Danang Hoi An My Son Ho Chi Minh City Cu Chi Tunnels Mekong Delta
US $2160ToUS $2280 excluding flights
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
Late availability on these dates: 14 Jan
Description of Cycle Vietnam vacation
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1 Reviews of Cycle Vietnam vacation
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 01 Mar 2020 by Helen Clatworthy
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Cycling through the
Vietnamese countryside was
awesome - such a varied
landscape and super friendly
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
We booked e bikes but we had
to cycle with non electric bikes.
I would suggest a separate
group for ebikes, covering more
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
I think the visits to local villages
benefitted the local economy
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Excellent, except for comment
re ebikes above.
Our guide, Bình was superb
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.
PlanetVietnam is a cultural treasure trove, offering up several UNESCO World Heritage sites like the ancient traders town of Hoi An and the turquoise waters of Halong Bay. When we visit these fascinating sights not only do we learn about Vietnam’s rich history and diverse culture, but our entrance fees help to contribute to the upkeep of these special places, ensuring they are looked after for generations to come.
We manage water consumption and reduce waste on this trip by encouraging people to bring along re-usable bottles and by supplying a large tank of fresh drinking water available for refills.
Cycling vacations are a relatively sustainable way to travel as they have less negative impact on the local infrastructure, environment and people while encouraging positive interaction with local people. We cycle on routes that are removed from mass tourism, creating less pollution, noise and traffic. When
using motorised transport we work with small, locally owned transport companies.
As a travel company we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage.
PeopleIn order to really be a benefit to the local people in the areas we travel to, we use an entirely local crew, the hotels we use are locally owned and we eat out at a variety of small restaurants and street stalls, thus spreading their spending wealth. We also think this gives you a better experience as you get more personal service, get that bit closer to local life and are able to sample the best of the fantastic local cuisine.
We like to support communities through business and often that helps the more vulnerable in Vietnam. On our journey to Halong Bay we visit the Huong Ngoc Humanities Centre. This is a project where disabled people are trained in various crafts such as embroidery and painting. Their works are on sale with profits going to support the center. Hoi An is known for the beautiful lanterns that traverse its narrow streets, glowing a multitude of colours by night. In our free time here we have the option to visit a local lantern factory, where we learn about the skills involved in making lanterns by hand, skills that have been passed down over generations. We even have the chance to buy and make our own, supporting the local artisans and their beautiful craftwork right at the source.
As a company we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of the UK travel industry body AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.