Hiking, Cycling and paddling in Vietnam – 14 days

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J1 Arrival in Hanoi

Your tour guide will welcome at your morning arrival in Noi Bay Airport. You will get to your hotel in the center of Hanoi for an early checking. After resting and refreshing yourself, your journey in Vietnam will begin with the visit of its millennium capitale.  It will discover the West lake and the Tran Quoc pagoda, then the Quan Thanh temple, the Literature temple , and finally the Hoan Kiem lake and its jade Mountain temple. Your afternoon will end up with a cyclo tour in the 36 corporation quarter.
Transportation: Private Car,
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi,
No meals included today,
English Tour Guide at your service




J2 Kayaking in Halong Bay

“You will leave Hanoi very early this morning to hit the road along the red river delta up to Haiphong in order to take the first ferry of the day to Cat Ba Island.   Arrive at Cat Ba Island where our staff will meet you. A fresh lunch and Vietnamese dishes is served, and then we will have a short brief on Ben Beo pier.Following the briefing you head out to visit the traditional floating fisherman’s village, and learn about the unique lifestyle of the residents.You will see their floating houses and fish farm.There is time for relaxing and swimming before paddling through the scattered islands to our peaceful Bungalow.
Transportation: Private Car/ Ferry to Cat Ba,
Accommodation: Bungalow,
Meals included today: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner 
English local tour guide from Cat Ba 

J3 Lagoon and beaches

“You will paddle after breakfast across Lan Ha bay to visit Tay Keo Lagoon. If the Tides will permit it, you will kayak in to the Ba Do (Red Lady) Cave and then keep kayaks back out to visit pristine beaches,floating farms & peaceful lagoons. You will be back to the resort for lunch.
Transfer back to Ben Beo jetty, ferry boat to Hai Phong  and transfer back to Hanoi. You will take a night train in the direction of the north Mountains.

Transportation: Ferry/ Private Car / Night Train

Accommodation: Night Train

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Local Tour Guide

J4 Minority market and Beginning of your trek


(this day could not be planed  on Friday) A tour guide will wait for you at your arrival by train in Lao Cai Train station. You  will take the road to one of the local markets, where the minority people could meet and exchange one of the weekly.  Your road will then continue to the Fan Si Pan mountains to the departure of your three days trekking. You will walk until Y Linh Ho then Ta Van. Dinner and overnight in a local house of Ta Van village.

Transportation Private Car

Accommodation Homestay

Meals included today: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Tour Guide in option


J5 Visit of Red Dao and Black Hmong village


Hiking through rice paddies, bamboo forests and waterfalls. Visit of a village where red Daos and Black H’mong live. Lunch picnic. Arrive at the bottom of the valley Muong Hoa where there are Tays living in houses on stilts. Night in local house in the village of Ban Ho.

Transportation Private Car
Accommodation Homestay

Meals included today: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner 

Tour Guide in option



J6 End of your trek

Your walk continue in the middle of the ricefields. You will visit a beautiful waterfall where you can bathe. Picnic lunch. Small walk to the red Daos village of Nam Toong. Return to Sapa by car, then to Lao Cai for your overnight train to Hanoi.
Transportation Private Car
Accommodation Night Train
Meals included today: Breakfast, Lunch 
Tour Guide in option



J7 Halong Bay on earth

“A car will take you to Ninh Binh, nearby the Halong Bay on land.
Along the river, which makes its way through the karst peaks of the Buddhist temples, they are raised at the request of the emperor, temples and pagodas. These works are nowadays the vestiges of an architecture and the ability of the wooden sculptors of the time.
You will visit by foot the main monuments of Hoa Lu, Dinh and Le temples. Your day will continue to Trang An, a landscape of karst pitons furrowed by valleys, where you can explore from a small boat some of the many caves, some of which testify to human activity Dating back approximately 30,000 years. You will then get to Van Long Nature Reserve that you will explore by bicycle: in addition to extinct mammals including the Delacour langur, this is home of many species of waterbirds such as egrets, herons Or long-tailed jacana.”
Transportation Private Car
Accommodation Night Train
Meals included today: Breakfast,
Tour Guide and visits in option 



J8 The Ke Bang National park

07:45- 08:00: Our car and tour guide will pick up guests in Dong Hoi and drive you to Paradise cave – the longest dry cave in Asia (located in Phong Nha – Ke bang National Park’s core zone). It is approximately 75 km from Dong Hoi and an 80 minute drive). -OR – 8:45-9:10: Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Phong Nha village, then transfer you to Paradise Cave – the longest dry cave in Asia (located in Phong Nha – Ke bang National Park’s core zone).
You will then be taken by golf cart (1.6km) from the main gate through the jungle, to where you will then climb to the mouth of the cave; a climb that boasts spectacular views of the mountainous region around the cave. You will then have over an hour to explore inside of the cave at your leisure.
12:00 Arrive at the Botanical Gardens for a picnic lunch that that will be held next to a large pond under a small waterfall.  Here, you can relax in the shade while you eat.
1:00 When you are finished lunch, you are free to swim in the pond to cool off and reinvigorate after eating. You may put on your waterproof trekking shoes to wade into the water.
1:30 You will be provided with safety gear and our trek to the waterfall will begin. You will be given information of the wildlife and geography of the area by you guide. This path will take you past permission points for regular visitors. During this trek, you will have to hold onto ropes to take you over the uneven terrain through the jungle. *At this point, you may choose to take an easier path on more level ground and meet the group at the bottom of the waterfall.* You will then begin your steep descent of the bottom of the waterfall. You will be taken to the exclusive access point where you can sit in the waterfall pools of rushing water.
3:00 You will then be taken up the side of the waterfall. You will have to use ropes to climb over the boulders and wooden ladders. This climb will take you to the top of the waterfall where you can take a moment to rest and take photos of the picturesque views of the surrounding mountainous region. Then, the leisurely hike back will begin.
3:30 You will then be taken to the Breathing Forest semi enclosure. Here you will enter the nature reserve and will be given high end binoculars so you can see the endangered langur monkey swing through the trees. You will delve 2km into the enclosure. These langurs live exclusively in Quang Binh province. Your guide will give you more information on how they came to be endangered, what conservation efforts are doing for their populations, and the difference between the kinds of species that are inside the semi enclosure.
4:30 Your journey back to Dong hoi city or Phong Nha village will begin. Your tour ends when you will be dropped off at your hotel.

****Please be sure to bring: swimwear and towel. Additionally, we recommend you bring hats, sunscreen insect repellent etc. You will have to carry these items with you on the trekking portion of the tour.

Transportation Transfer/ Private Car

Accommodation Hotel in Huế

Meals included today: Breakfast, Lunch

Local Tour Guide included 



J9 Cruise and cycling along the perfume river

8:00am: Tour guide see you at your Hotel, and transfer to Toa Kham Boat Station, we will then take a Dragon Boat Trip on the romantically named Perfume River and visit Hue’s best-known religious site, the Thien Mu Pagoda.
Another 10 minutes by boat and we will disembark and cycle to Tiger Arena and Trumpeting Elephant. Keep cycling to Emperor Tu Duc’s Tomb, one of the most beautifully designed complexes among the tombs of the Nguyen dynasty. Then visit some traditional Incense village where you may try to make some incense by yourselves. This will be followed by a lunch at a well known Vietnamese restaurant Thien Tam where you can enjoy the Best Vegetarian food of Hue and watch our artist finish an amazing painting in just 5 minutes.
After lunch, continue cycling to Khai Dinh Tomb along the river with fabulous countryside roads. These are the most interesting and unique cycling roads in Hue city. After visiting Khai Dinh Tomb we cycle back to the city. The tour will end at our hotel around 5PM.”

Transportation Transfers

Accommodation Hotel in Huế

Meals included today: Breakfast

Local Tour Guide, rental and visiits in option


J10 From Hue to Hoi An

“You will take a bus in the morning to Hoi An that you will reach at noon. You will get to the departure of your afternoon cycling tour that will begin with an hour boat ride on the Thu Bon river delta to arrive at Duy Vinh Island.
From here, you will leave on cycle to discover the authentic Vietnam.
You will visit artisans, where you can see wooden boat still being made according to century-old tradition. During this tour, you will learn secret of making the colorful Vietnamese woven straw  sleeping mats. You will observe the workers in the  rice fields.  And explore the  sumptuous landscapes and meet wonderful people.

Transportation: Collective Bus

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Meals included today: Breakfast

Local Tour Guide included with the cycling tour



J11 Snorkeling tour in the Cham Island

The tour begins with hotel pickup at 8 am and return back to your hotel at 5.30pm. The snorkelling day trip and island tour is a great way for non divers to join the water sport activities in Cham Island.
Included: hotel transfers, (within the Hoi An area), boat transfers, drinking water, tea, coffee, fruit and cakes, full professional snorkelling equipment lunch on the beach, all Island fees and taxes
Transportation: Private Car

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Meals included today: Breakfast, Lunch
Divemaster on the snorkeling boat included



J12 Offroad cycling tour in the countryside

Full Day mountain bike tour
During a 70 km mountain bike circuit, you will travel across forest roads and trails along the Thu Bon River Delta. We will stop for a refreshing swim in the clear water of a mountain stream that cascades off the mountains, stop for a meal in a local tavern and sample a « My Quang », noodle soup of the province and known throughout Vietnam, and continue to climb hills and cross villages.

A vehicle will take you to the airport at the end of your tour for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City   
Transportation Private Car / Flight Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City
Accommodation Hotel in Ho Chi Minh Ville
Meals included today: Breakfast, Lunch
Local tour Guide included during the tour

J13 An Binh Islet on the Mekong delta

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the Mekong Delta.
You will go to Vinh Long then on the island of An Binh, its many orchards, gardens, pagodas and its daily life that you discover by bike. You will spend your evening and your night in a homestay. 
Transportation Private Car
Accommodation Homestay
Meals included today: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tour Guide and visits in option



J14 Visit of a floating market

You will leave your host after breakfast to take the road to Cai Be. You will embark on a small sampan to visit the floating market, then an ancient Mandarin mansion. You will also meet some local workshop. You tour will end up in the hamlet of Phu An for you to overview the typical delta landscape. Your driver will drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. 
Transportation: Private Car
Meals included today: Breakfast
Tour Guide and visits in option

PRICE PER PERSON

(on the base of four travelers accommodate in double or twin room when staying in hotel, guesthouse)

– 15% for children under 12 years, -30% for children under 6 years.

Free for children under 2 years of age, subject to the acceptance of conditions.

(PLEASE INDICATE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONS TO BOOK )

Additional information

N. of Travelers

One, Two, Three, Four, Five to six, Seven to eight

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