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Bicycle to remote area

VSP18

189 $

02 Days 01 Night

Hanoi – Lao Cai – Cao Son - Coc Ly – Boat Trip to Bac Ha – Ban Pho Village – Lao Cai

Brief description
This trip offers you an opportunity to explore the area by mountain bike, which makes the trip much more challenging and interesting. On this trip you will visit several villages. You will also be able to visit Bac Ha Market, the very famous and colorful market of the area. Here you will meet Flower Hmong, Black Dao, Phu La, Nung and Tay minorities. The trip offers you a boat ride along Chay River with beautiful scenery and caves.

 

Tour code: VSP18
Tour route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Cao Son – Coc Ly – Boat Trip to Bac Ha – Ban Pho Village – Lao Cai
Start : Hanoi (evening pick up at the hotel)
End: Hanoi (Morning at the hotel)
Tour duration: 02 Days 01 Night
Tour date: Daily
Activity level: Biking, trekking
Group size: Private tourBrief itinerary:
Day 1: Hanoi – night train to Lao Cai
Day 2: Lao Cai – Muong Khuong – Cao Son– Coc Ly – Bac Ha
Day 3: Bac Ha– Ban Pho Village – Lao Cai – Hanoi

 

Detail itinerary
Day1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
08:00 Pick up at the lobby of the hotel in Hanoi transfer to Hanoi Railways Station for the night train to Lao Cai
Day 2: (Saturday) Lao Cai – Coc Ly – Boat Trip – Bac Ha (5 hours cycling, 50 km cycling, 1 hour walking)
After having breakfast, you will travel by car or cycle from Lao Cai Railway Station. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai. It will take you through rural area. The road is rougher for the last 16 km. You arrive in Coc Ly, where you start a boat cruise downstream Chay River. Along the ride, you can enjoy magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and life on the riverbank. You will have lunch on a beach or later in Trung Do village of Tay minority, where you can stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea. After lunch, you first cycle on the dirt trail through the village and cross a narrow stream. Your ride will be then on a good road, which goes uphill toward Bac Ha town. You stay overnight in a hotel and have diner in a local restaurant.
Day 3: (Sunday) Bac Ha – Lao Cai (3 hour cycling, 22 km cycling, 2 hour walking)
After having breakfast, you take a short walk to visit the old castle of the former Hmong King. From there you can have a view over the town. You will then visit this huge market with its colorful array of ethnic minority people such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay, Nung who gather to buy and sell. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, your lunch will be served in a local restaurant. After lunch you will be able to take a nice ride around nearby beautiful Ban Pho village of Flower Hmong and Nung minorities. After visit Ban Pho village your start heading back towards Lao Cai by cycle or by car. The ride will be mostly downhill and flat through rural area, which is home to Phu La, Nung and Tay minorities. Before you arrive in Lao Cai, you will be able to stop by china – Vietnamese border, where the Red River flows into Viet Nam territory. You will have time for shower and dinner before you get on a night train to Ha Noi

 

Tour price in US $ per person

Group 2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax 7-8 Pax 9-10 Pax
Price 293 229 203 197 189

 

Tour price include:
• Picks up, transfer & sighseeing as per program by A/C private car
• Meals
• English speaking guide
• Entranced fees and permission
• Hotel
• Train tickets from Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-condition)
• Two bottles of mineral water per person per day
• Boat trip
• Good mountain bikes with helmets

 

Tour price excludes:
• Travel insurance
• Drinks
• Other personal expenses

 

What to take:
Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, and small day pack.
It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: personal articles, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat, sun hat, torch…

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