there are challenges on this adventure!
there are challenges on this adventure!

PHONG NHA ADVENTURE CYCLING

CYCLING HOCHIMINH TRAIL & NATIONAL PARK

Code: PNA-HCM

Grade: Moderate

Period: 2014 - 2015

Time: year-round

TOUR AT A GLANCE

 

Tour Cost

 

from 87 USD*

(*): 1 USD = 21,000 VND

 

Bike Hire

A mountain bike and helmet are included in the tour price.

Child bikes are on request

Accomplished

35 kilometres / 19 miles cycling

3.2 kilometres / 2 miles walking/hiking

Tour Grade

Moderate

Duration

full-day

Places Visited

Original Ho Chi Minh trail, Nuoc Mooc Eco-trail & Spring, Wine cave

Tour Meets

daily operation

08:15 -  08:30 at Phong Nha town

Tour Ends

Around 16:30 at meeting point.

Group Size

Minimum 2.

S.I.C

Private.

Family.

Child Price

Ages 9-11 = half price

 

What to bring:sunglasses; sun-cream; shoes for cycling; swimming gear.

Of course, water, soft drinks, seasonal fruits and snacks are all included and we supply the International standard mountain bike and helmet.

 

DETAILED PROGRAM:

08h00-08h30: We will pick you up at your hotel in Phong Nha to go to the starting point for briefing and to review the rules on village roads.

 

08h45: Leave the town for Phong Nha National Park. Cross Xuan Son bridge for the topview to Phong Nha town over Son river.

You will be passing the local corn and rice fields, and cycling along Son River to explore Na village, which is known for the floating fishing farm. Stop enroute to learn the local culture, how the rice is grown and how the villagers feed their fish in the river. At the end of the village, carry your bicycle across the corn fields to get to the boat landing. Your shoes will be getting muddy if it is a wet day! From here, a B-52 boat will transfer your bicycles to the next station. Meanwhile, you will do a short hike through the corn and peanut fields. Hop on your bike again and back on the road.

Pedal to get through a nice peanut field and reach Ho Chi Minh original trail, which facilitated the movement of soldiers and war supplies from North Vietnam to battlefields in South Vietnam. There is not only one or 2 Ho Chi Minh trails. Our guide will tell you more about those than C.I.A.

Make sure your hands are tight enough to conquer this tough trail before crossing to another muddy path through the peanut fields along the Chay river to reach HCM HW(West wing).

Lunch will take place en route at Chay Lap homestay.  

 

Later, cycle deep into the Phong Nha National Park. Stop at Nuoc Mooc Spring, where an eco-trail leads you to a prestine water swimming pool in the jungle! Free swimming.

 

Leaving the National Park, you will cross the Chay river over a wooden bridge and visit to Wine Cave – where the V.C made rice wine during the time hiding bomb from the U.S aircraft. There is a symbol of peace still remained in the cave. A local ferry to cross Chay river will give you a chance to meet up with the best Russian speaking local man in the area.

 

On the way back, stop at Ho Khanh’s house to learn about the caving passion of the King of the Cave Kingdom. Ho Khanh is the local jungle man who first found Hang Son Doong – the World’s Biggest Cave. He is working as the porter leader for the trip to Hang Son Doong. With luck, you can get a picture with this World-famous man. His wife serves the very best chocolate coffee.

Back to the town about 16h30. Ice-cream break. Tour ends.

 

PRICE: USD per person

from 87USD (minimum 2 travellers)

 Notes: (*): 1USD = 21.000VND

 

* Inclusive:

- English cycling speaking guide (escorted guide for group 9 pax up)

- M-bike with helmet (Trek/Giant or similar)

- Entrance fees

- Boat on Son river, local ferry fees.

- B-52 boat transfer

- Lunch at local restaurant

- Mechanic

- First-Aids service

- Daily seasonal fruits & snacks

- Cold Revive or cokes + cold water (unlimited)

- Fresh tissues

- Ice-cream at the end of tour

- Pick up and drop off before and after the tour at your hotel in Phong Nha

 

*Exclusive:

- Drink in meals

- Tourist insurance

- Personal expenses

- Tips

- Others do not mention above

 

Dates, itineraries and prices are valid from September 2014 until August 2015

Beyond August 2015 dates, itineraries and prices are indicative only.

carrying bicycles over the corn fields
carrying bicycles over the corn fields

CONTACT US: 

ADDRESS: Phong Nha town, Quang Binh, Vietnam

 

PHONE: +84985555827 or +84935172866

 

EMAIL: privateshi.phongnhacycling@gmail.com

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