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 overnight at a local family’s homestay. Whether by bike or on foot, this tour will keep you grounded in Vietnam's intriguing culture.
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There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Cycle to the Cu Chi Tunnels for a guided tour. Enjoy an included village tour with rice paper-making and paper lamp demonstrations. In the afternoon, fly to Hoi An via Danang.
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 visit the My Son ruins, relax on the beach, or visit the tailors in town.
Drive the Hai Van Pass to the ancient capital of Hue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 explore the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton).
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Trip Name: Vietnam Hike, Bike & Kayak
Duration: 10 Days
From Price: $1,959
Supplier Tour ID: AVHB/126765
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