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Bac Ha and Coc Ly Biking Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 15 people
Destination(s): Vietnam  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 480 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 825 US Dollar (USD)

This mountain biking tour takes you along scenic, winding roads and trails to two of the regions most diverse and colourful hill tribe markets, and, with a night in the home of the warm, friendly Tay hill tribe, you'll be rewarded with an interactive experience that'll be the highlight of your time here. Be sure to indulge your curiosity as you explore the deep history and rich culture of these truly fascinating ethnic minority people!

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi-Lao Cai. At 8:30 pm depart from Hotel by private coach to Rail way station and catch the 10:00pm night train to Lao Cai. Arrive at 5:30 or 6:00 am.

Day 2: Lao Cai-Bac Ha. Have breakfast in a local restaurant then drive 82 km (1.5 hours) through the steep Bac Ha Mountains. Check in to your hotel then walk to explore the famous Bac Ha market. The sights, sounds and smells in this bustling hill tribe market are a barrage for the senses! Be sure to try the local corn whiskey that Bac Ha is so famous for! After lunch you'll do an 8 km loop around Bac Ha to visit the locals, stopping in Ban Pho village, then you'll hit a single trail and dirt road winding through plum gardens, rice fields, past local homes and inhabitants of the villages surrounding Bac Ha. Overnight in your Hotel in Bac Ha. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Bac Ha biking. After breakfast, visit the impressive house of the former H'mong King before embarking on a 12 km ride to Lung Phin village, home of Flower H'mong and Phu La people. The ride is on sealed road and there is a 3 km steep climb that you can ride or drive, depending on your energy level! After a half hour visit with a local family, you can relax and glide the 12 km back to Bac Ha. Following lunch in your hotel, you'll check out and start riding out of town and down the stunning mountain road 24 km to Bao Nhai Bridge. Board a long boat for a 1.5 hour trip up the Chay River, relax and take in the spectacular scenery of the Chay River Valley. Head back down river (1 hour) to Trung Do village in a Tay Hamlet. You'll enjoy dinner and the warm hospitality of your Tay hosts during this wonderful home stay experience. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Bac Ha-Hanoi. Following breakfast, spend an hour walking around the hamlet to meet the locals and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Board your support vehicle and drive from Trung Do to Coc Ly Black Dzao village to explore this colourful market. Here you'll witness Flower H'mong, Black Dzao, Tay and Nung Hill Tribes gathering in this important social and economic event. After an hour and half you'll gear up and ride out the rolling rocky road 18 km to the main road. Stop for a lunch of local Vietnamese food then, depending on your energy level, drive or ride the sealed road 38 km back to Lao Cai. If time permits you may visit the beautiful Upper Temple with its impressive 500 year old Banyan tree. You'll be able to shower in Lao Cai before sitting down to dinner. Night train back to Ha Noi. Tour ends 5:30 am Ha Noi Station. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

What to bring:
- Sun Block
- Wide brim hat
- Camera and film
- Comfortable shoes
- Rain Gear
- Warm clothes in winter
- Original Passport.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- English Speaking tour leader (other languages upon requests)
- All accommodations base on twin-share at hotel, guest house and home stay
- Meals detailed in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunches, D=Dinners)
- A/C transfers and transportation
- Boat trip mention in itinerary
- Mountain bicycle 24 or 27 Speed (LA bike or Trek bike)
- Sightseeing excursions as outlined in itinerary
- Pump, bike tools, spares tubes
- Spare bike
- Cold water box, small fresh towel
- Mineral water drinking
- Seasonal fruits
- Snacks.

Price Excludes:
- International airfares
- Travel insurance and bike helmet (compulsory)
- Items of a personal nature
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
- Mineral water beyond that supplied
- Optional excursions
- Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
- Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills
- Visa fees
- Departure taxes
- Tipping for guiding.

About This Supplier
Location: Vietnam
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2006

M15545 is a professional services company possessing extensive knowledge, expertise and resources, specializing in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation and program logistics both within Vietnam and across the Asian. We are always putting our clients in focus and our keywords in...

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