Vietnam Bike & Boat Tour

Boat & Bike 14 nights


Why we love this tour

"Travel the length of Vietnam seeing the landscapes and culture change from north to south. Gentle cycling days mixed with other activities and sightseeing make it accessible for everyone. Cruising the islands of Ha Long Bay is a bucket list experience not to be missed. "

Lush rice paddies, floating markets and karst pinnacles of Ha Long Bay

Spellbinding cities of Hanoi, Hoi An, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City

Travel through the Mekong Delta and add on an optional three night tour to Angkor Wat

Gentle cycling terrain and short distances that are suitable for all levels

Easy to Moderate
Mar, Oct, Nov
Fly to
Good for
Riverside Routes
Ho Chi Minh

Spend two weeks exploring Vietnam’s tropical islands, lush landscapes and spellbinding cities, travelling by bike, boat, plane & bus. As you wind your way from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll pedal past rice paddies and stop for long, refreshing swims during gentle daily cycle rides.

Your fortnight begins with a boat trip around the jungle-clad islands and limestone pinnacles of Bai Tu Long and Ha Long Bay. Sleeping and eating on an authentic ‘junk’, you’ll cycle on shady island paths and kayak around caves and cliffs. Continuing south through Hoi An, you’ll visit the imperial river city of Huế before flying south to Hồ Chí Minh City and the Mekong Delta – a watery world of wildlife-rich mangroves and floating markets. For an optional four-day extension, you could hop over the border into Cambodia to cycle around the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor Wat.


4 nights on boats & 10 nights in hotels


Vietnamese Junk Garden Bay (Ha Long & Bai Tu Long Bay) It is easy to feel at home on the charming junks. The boat provides 11 elegant furnished guest cabins. All cabins have individually regulated air conditioning. The cabins are located between decks. The large cabin windows guarantee a good view at all times. Each cabin has its own bathroom with shower and WC. Relax on the large sundeck while the boat cruises through the fascinating islands.

View full details of the Garden Bay.

Funan Cruise, formerly Le Cochinchine (Mekong-Delta) One of the largest and most modern ships in the region. Its shape is reminiscent of the traveling barques of the famous river delta in southern Vietnam. The journey of the 27 m long and 6.5 m wide, comfortable wooden boat is protected by the watchful dark eyes on red ground painted on the prow. Three times a day the generously proportioned saloon turns into a dining room with beautifully set tables. The ship has 10 completely wood-paneled double cabins with double or two single beds. Each cabin has a tiled bath with shower and WC. There is, of course, also a large sundeck with padded deckchairs - probably the best place to experience first hand the lively activities in the many tributaries of the Mekong Delta.


Example Hotels

Golden Silk Boutique Hotel Hanoi
Hotel Grand Ho Chi Minh
Cat Ba Sunrise Resort 
Vinh Hung Resort Hoi An
Eldora Hotel​ Hue

Garden Bay

Garden Bay


What's included

Price includes

14 nights - 4 nights on comfortable boats in air conditioned double cabins and 10 nights in very good hotels (at least 3*)

Board basis: Full board (apart from 4 days of half board as per the itinerary)

Domestic flights 

Guided bicycle tours, walks and kayak tours

All city tours and entrance charges to National Parks, museums, etc.

English speaking guides

Bike hire (the bikes vary from destination to destination)

Airport transfers on official arrival and departure day

Price excludes

International flights​

Angkor Wat - 3 night extension

Drinks and tips

Visa (please allow time to organise your visa) 

Cycle helmets

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Bike hire included (the bikes will vary in different locations). 

Bike hire


E-bike hire (Days 2 & 4 in Northern Vietnam)



(Extra night prices are per room)

Extra Nights

Extra night in Hanoi in a double/twin
2-day Extension Program Hanoi in a double/twin. Includes: transfer between Airport Hanoi and Hotel Hanoi, 1 night with breakfast, guided city tour with lunch and entrance fees
Extra night in Ho Chi Minh in a double/twin
Angkor Wat - 3 night extension in a double/twin


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Full financial protection

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Hanoi.


How do I get back?

Fly from Hồ Chí Minh, (or fly from Siem Reap if taking the Angkor Wat extension).

What is an ‘Easy to Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Some days will be flat, other days will have some modest hills. Easy to Moderate cycling holidays are suitable for most ages and degrees of fitness. We recommend that you have some previous cycling experience.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

How much space will I have in my cabin?

There is limited space in the cabins, so pack light and take a soft suitcase.

Can I stay on the boat during the day and not cycle?

Yes, you can relax on the boat or explore when you arrive at each destination instead of cycling. 

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