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Vietnam Hike, Bike & Kayak

Vietnam

Vietnam Hike, Bike & Kayak

Hiking·
Biking·
Kayaking
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Start: Ho Chi Minh City
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End: Hanoi

Perfect for the active adventurer, this trip will have you hiking, biking, and paddling through...

Activity
LocationVietnam
Duration10 days
Start / EndHo Chi Minh City / Hanoi
Tour operatorG Adventures

Vietnam

Vietnam Hike, Bike & Kayak

Hiking·
Biking·
Kayaking·
10 days·G Adventures
Start: Ho Chi Minh City
·
End: Hanoi

Description

Perfect for the active adventurer, this trip will have you hiking, biking, and paddling through the best of Vietnam. Kayak through Halong Bay’s towering limestone karsts, trek the Mai Chau area, and cycle through small towns for an authentic taste of Vietnam. When you’re not pedalling or paddling, you'll visit the country's cultural highlights like the Cu Chi Tunnels and Emperor's Tomb, or over...

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Itinerary

Day 1Ho Chi Minh City
Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Day 2Ho Chi Minh City/Hoi An
Cycle to the Cu Chi Tunnels for a guided tour. Enjoy an included village tour. In the afternoon, fly to Hoi An via Danang.
Day 3Hoi An
Explore the villages around Hoi An by bike before enjoying a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project. Opt to relax on the beach, or visit the tailors in town.
Day 4Hoi An/Huế
Drive the Hai Van Pass to the ancient capital of Hue.
Day 5Huế/Hanoi
See Hue by bike, including the Citadel and the tomb of Tu Duc. Take an overnight train to Hanoi. Set out on bicycles to discover Hue, visiting the former Citadel and Tu Duc's tomb. After spending the day cycling, head back to town before taking an overnight train to Hanoi.
Day 6Hanoi/Mai Châu
Transfer to Mai Chau, then continue out into the countryside. Trek the Mai Chau area and enjoy a homestay with local meals provided. Upon arrival in Hanoi, drive out into the nearby hills. Reach Mai Chau in the late morning and then take a trek around the area to visit some of the Thai minority people who call this valley home. Enjoy a home-cooked meal and sleep in a dormitory-style long house in traditional style.
Day 7Mai Châu/Hanoi
Return to Hanoi before cycling the outskirts of the city. In the evening, walk through the Old Quarter and take in the beautiful sites. In the morning, transfer back to Hanoi. In the afternoon, cross the river and take a ride around the quieter suburbs surrounding Hanoi. Return to town to spend the evening exploring the Old Quarter. Opt to attend a famous water puppets' performance and sample some of Hanoi's amazing eating venues.
Day 8Hanoi/Ha Long
Relax on a traditional junk boat cruise around Halong Bay and indulge in an included seafood lunch. This afternoon, explore Halong Bay by kayak for a different perspective. Thousands of islands rise dramatically from the waters of Halong Bay and, to further their beauty, intricate cave systems naturally exist throughout these limestone karst formations. Our sailing junk will visit some of the islands and caves. Enjoy an evening drink on the deck beneath the stars. The evening's accommodation is a special experience – sleeping on a boat surrounded by high limestone karsts.
Day 9Ha Long/Hanoi
Marvel at the limestone karsts of Halong Bay. Return to Hanoi in the mid-afternoon for a final night out. In the morning, enjoy one last view of the magnificent limestone islands. Head back to dry land to embark on a private bus to Hanoi. In the afternoon, delve deeper into the site of Hanoi and opt to explore the exterior of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton).
Day 10Hanoi
Depart at any time.

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Accommodation

Hotels (6 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), junk boat (1 nt), homestay (1 nt).

What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An Your Local Living Moment: Mai Chau Homestay. Cu Chi Tunnels entrance and tour (Ho Chi Minh City). Escorted cycling trips. Entrance to the Emperor's Tomb and Citadel (Hue). Countryside hike (Mai Chau). Halong Bay overnight boat trip with seafood meals. Sea-kayaking and cave visit. Internal flight. All transport between destin... Read more

Meals Included

9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 mintues with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10-15kg/22-30lb. Suitcases are not recommended ... Read more
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