The remote and undiscovered Central Highlands contain some of Vietnam’s best-kept secrets where visitors willing to get off-the-beaten track will discover pristine lakes, clear rivers, vast swathes of old-growth jungle and isolated ethnic minority villages.Volcanic red earth, dramatic green forests and glittering crystal lakes make this one of Vietnam’s most beautiful and mysterious regions. Along with wild elephants the area is home to monkeys, tigers and the endangered Javanese Rhinos. The natives of Ban Don village, 55km north-west of Buon Ma Thuot, are famous for their elephant-hunting skills and still trap and train the animals for agricultural work, transport and for festivals and races. Saigon Cycling To Cat Tien National Park- Mui Ne Beach
||Active Cycling tours
||Ho Chi Minh City
||Mui Ne Beach
||2 -16 Pax
Day 1: SaiGon – CatTien National Park. (L,D)
07.30 Departure from your hotel. Take us about 1.5 hour to get out the busy traffic and head on to Vinh Cuu district – DongNai province.
09.30 Start cycling ~35km on quiet countryside road to CatTien park. This forest area used to be the head quarter of Vietnamese army during the war. We arrive at the ranger post, meeting our Cat Tien park ranger, transfer luggage & water to our 4wd jeep, then climb up the challenging slopes, 20 km up and down.
Be careful: wild elephants!! We are cycling through the elephant activities area, so we should keep together and following instruction of our ranger.
Picnic lunch break. We keep on cycling to TaLai ethnic minority village, then going through the buffer zone to head quarter of CatTien park. Maximum cycling distance today ~ 65km.
Day 2: Ficus Benjamina route (CaySi) – DakLua – BaoLoc (B,L,D)
07.00 Start cycling 16km through forest to DakLua area. From here we start trekking 2km to this interesting eco-system of semi-evergreen forest and wetland-flooded-evergreen forest: the Ficus benjamina group. Located in an area of 3 ha, the highest level belong to family of Moraceae (Dau tam) such as: F. benjamina, F racemora, Flacourtiaceae, Hychaearpus etc..
The trek path has a lot of tuff rocks – product of vocalnic craters million years ago.
We also see huge trees of Lagerstromenia ovalfolia and several kind of birds.
Then we continue 5km to the ferry, crossing DongNai river and cycling 2 hour more to highway 20. Lunch break & swim by Da m’ri stream.
We have ~ 35 km to go on hw20 with a challenge climb up +10% at BaoLoc pass. Total cycling today about 90km. O/N hotel in BaoLoc town (alt. +850m).
Day 3: BaoLoc – DaMi – MaLam – PhanThiet – MuiNe (B,L)
08:00 Start cycling outside the town, then gradually down to LocNam, we have 10km climb up mt pass, then mostly going down hill to DaMi reservoir and to DongGiang village. Swim & picnic lunch en route. Afternoon we keep on 30km down hill through forest to MaLam. Our van pick us up for transfer to PhanThiet and MuiNe. Total cycling distance today about 90km. Tour end up in MuiNe.
Tour Cost includes:
* Bike and helmet for the journey
• All accommodation (twin share or dorm ) and meals specified
• Cycle support by a/c vehicles , boat tour
• Bike hire and spares
• All water ,fruits and snacks while riding
• All entrances to museums and sites mentioned
• Vietnamese English speaking guide
• All meals mentioned B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner
Tour Cost excludes:
• Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh city and Mui Ne beach
• Alcoholic, and other beverages in the evenings
• Tips for guides and driver
• Personal travel insurance
• Any services not mentioned in itinerary