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North west mountain bike

NORTH VIETNAM BIKING TOUR
Day 1 (18th Oct 2006): Arrive Hanoi
Meet on arrival at Hanoi / Noi Bai International Airport and transfer to hotel for check in.
Have a rest, and free time to leisure.
Go to Marco polo travel office to choose bike for suitable.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2 (19th Oct 2006): Hanoi – Mai Chau – Van village (22 km) (B)
Breakfast. Early morning transfer to Mai Chau – a beautiful valley surrounded by spectacular karst rock formations and picturesque rice paddies. After a local lunch take to the bikes and ride along a mix of dirt tracks and tarmac trails through Thai village and across rice paddies to Van village. The biking follows a river gradually upstream, though the ride appears flat
Overnight in a traditional house.
Day 3 (20th Oct 2006): Van village – Xo village – Proom Coc village (24km) (B)
Breakfast. A more challenging ride today. Pedal from Van village to Xo for lunch. Bike up into the mountain and follow the contours of the mountainside before dropping down into the Mai Chau Valley and Proom Coc village.
Overnight in a traditional House on stilts.
Day 4 (21st Oct 2006): : Proom Coc village – Cuc Phuong (92km) (B)
Breakfast. Early morning transfer with some biking to Cuc Phuong National Park on country lanes and backroads. The scenery is timeless, and photo opportunities bountiful as you pedal through a working landscape of people and crops. Cuc Phuong is one of Vietnam’s most important nature reserves and contains the country’s largest area of primary forest. Visit the Primate Rescue Centre and learn about the plight of endangered species such as the Cat Ba Langur.
Overnight at Cuc Phuong Park Guest House.
Day 5(22nd Oct 2006): Cuc Phuong – Hoa Lu – Ninh Binh (60km) (B)
Breakfast
After listening to the dawn chorus of Gibbon song, spend part of the morning exploring the flora and fauna of this unique national park. Leaving Cuc Phuong ride downhill to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Set amidst stunning scenery this area is known as the Halong Bay of Rice Paddies. Transfer the last few km on Highway 1 to the hotel. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day 6 (23rd Oct 2006): Ninh Binh – Haiphong – Cat Ba (43km) (B)
An early morning transfer to Haiphong to board a private boat and cruise to Fu Long. After a seafood lunch on board spend the afternoon cycling across this beautiful, fragile island. In the evening take a local fishing boat to explore the floating homes in the bay.
Overnight in Cat Ba.
Day 7 (24th Oct 2006): Cat Ba – Halong – Hanoi (B)
Breakfast
A relaxing day off the bikes. Board our private boat for a cruise through Halong Bay. Lunch on board and plenty of swimming opportunities. In the afternoon arrive in Halong city and transfer directly to Hanoi by road.
Overnight in Hanoi. End of service from bikingvietnam

Total Price = 637 USD for 2 people , as following:
– Airport taxi transfer (no guide) pick up to hotel: 15 USD/ trip
– Hotel 2 star in Hanoi 1 night 1 room: 22 USD
– 6 days tour for 2 people as the itinerary above: 50 USD x 6 days x 2 pax = 600 USD
Included: Accomodation as the itinerary, Breakfast, Transportation as the trip, 2 bikes, English speaking guide
Excluded: Lunch, Dinner, drink, Personal fees: laundry, telephone, extra single room…, Meals that not mentioned above

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