We start in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, where famed limestone islands rise magically from the water’s surface, offering spectacular scenery along with floating villages that stretch the limits of believability and are like nothing else on earth. Next, our private seaplanes fly us west to Ninh Binh where we’ll cycle for two days through tropical countryside. We finish in Laos, which offers a UNESCO-protected city filled with colonial architecture, a Buddhist legacy and miles and miles of Mekong-side riding.
Cycle through Vietnam's signature rice paddies.
Take in the beautiful architecture of temples and monasteries.
Sail through Ha Long Bay on a traditional junk and choose between sea kayaking, biking or just relaxing onboard.
DAY 1: Cycle through lush countryside before lunching at a Buddhist Temple. Sundowner cocktails on Ha Long Bay completes our first day.
DAY 2: Spend the day soaking in the tranquil views and magnificent limestone formations on board our private boat, go sea-kayaking amongst the secret caves, or take a meandering bike ride on Cat Ba Island.
DAY 3: Fly by seaplane to Ninh Binh, "Ha Long of the Land." Enjoy fantastic rides among villages, rice fields and stone massifs. Tonight we sleep and dine at the Emeralda, a spacious resort with the Van Long Reserve as its backdrop.
DAY 4: Cycle into idyllic countryside towards a pristine village temple. Enjoy a homely lunch in a uniquely beautiful setting and then spend the afternoon cycling, exploring the caves or enjoying the Emeralda's pool and spa.
DAY 5: Bid farewell to Vietnam as we head for another UNESCO site and are welcomed into Laos with a traditional Baci ceremony, complete with music and dancing followed by our first taste of Laos cuisine.
DAY 6: Enjoy a morning cycle and board a boat bound for nearby Pak Ou Caves and cruise down the Mekong River. Embark on a walking tour to Wat Xieng Thong, a beautiful temple dating from the 16th century.
DAY 7: Rise early to witness an extraordinary ritual. Then, take an early morning market walk through the enchanting city of Luang Prabang followed by breakfast under the picture perfect, multi-tiered cascades of the Tad Kuang Si waterfalls. This afternoon pedal from the falls across rolling terrain.
DAY 8: We say our farewells over breakfast this morning where your guides will help arrange taxis to the airport.
Indochina Sails 1, Ha Long Bay
Emeralda Resort, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Hotel de la Paix, Luang Prabang, Laos
Pricing starts at $7,895 per person, double occupancy. Single supplement: $800. Price varies based on date of journey.
All breakfasts, all lunches and six dinners, including wine
Services of B&R guide(s) and support vehicle
All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
Use of a Rocky Mountain Hybrid bicycle and helmet
Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off, including flights, vans and boats
All baggage transportation
All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service