Vietnam: Hike, Bike & Kayak (11 destinations)

Trip Code

VHBK

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

11 days

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560

Maximum Seats

7

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi, Sapa, Cat Cat Village, Lao Cai, Ta Van, Mai Chau, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay

Commence and conclude your journey in Hanoi! Embark on the Active tour “Vietnam: Hike, Bike & Kayak (11 destinations)” – an 11-day package that guides you through Hanoi, Vietnam, and encompasses seven other captivating destinations in the country. The tour package incorporates accommodation in well-selected hotels, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi

Greetings! Welcome to Vietnam! Your journey kicks off with a welcome meeting scheduled for 6 pm. If you find yourself with spare time before the meeting, take the opportunity to explore Hanoi. Visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, indulge in the delectable street food offerings, or delve into the Museum of Ethnology to gain insights into the homes and lifestyles of Vietnam's diverse ethnic communities. Following the welcome meeting, consider joining your group for an optional meal at one of Hanoi's excellent dining establishments.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 2

Day 2: Hiking in Sapa

Following breakfast, hop on a private minibus bound for Sapa, nestled in the Hoang Lien Son Mountains of northwest Vietnam. The journey duration is approximately 5 hours. Once at the central market in Sapa, embark on a brief trek (around 2.5 hours) through the adjacent valleys, leading to the village of Cat Cat. This village is inhabited by the H’mong people, who migrated from China three centuries ago. As the day winds down, make yourself at home in your Sapa hotel for the night.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 3

Day 3: Hiking in Lao Chai

Indulge in the breathtaking scenery and sweeping vistas of rural Vietnam during a trek from Lao Chai to Ta Van. Traverse terraced farms adorned with corn and rice, cross babbling brooks, and meander through picturesque villages. Take a break for a picnic lunch before continuing to our homestay, where you'll spend the evening with a local family. The overall trek distance today is approximately 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).Accommodation: Homestay
Day 4

Day 4: Hiking in Su Pan

Embark on a trek to Su Pan this morning, followed by a relaxing bus ride back to Sapa to give your feet a break. In the afternoon, the group makes the journey back to Hanoi (approximately 5 hours). Consider enjoying a panoramic view of the city from a rooftop bar and unwind with a refreshing iced coffee.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 5

Day 5: Cycling in Hanoi

Discover Vietnam's capital on a guided city walking tour, exploring its gems on foot. Pay respects at the final resting place of Vietnam's revered revolutionary, Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Museum. Continue your journey to the Temple of Literature, a shrine with roots dating back to the 11th century, though the current structure and shrine to Confucius were established in the 18th century. In the afternoon, warm up for your cycling adventure with a practice ride around Hanoi's West Lake.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 6

Day 6: Cycling in Mai Chau

Embark on a tranquil escape from Hanoi as you travel by vehicle, and then transition to a bike for a scenic ride to the Mai Chau valley (approximately 60km / 37mi). Capture breathtaking moments along the journey, pausing at viewpoints to absorb the beauty of Mai Chau, home to diverse minority groups each with its distinct culture and languages. Along the route, seize the chance to assist local farmers in planting rice seeds. Upon reaching Mai Chau, proceed to the village of Pom Coong, where your local guide will introduce you to your hosts for a traditional lunch. Gain insights into the region's people, customs, and culture. Afterward, enjoy a relaxing break before embarking on a cycling excursion to nearby villages. Return to the homestay, unwind with a refreshing drink, and witness the sun setting over the serene mountains. Alternatively, for culinary enthusiasts, consider joining your host in preparing a delightful dinner!Accommodation: Homestay
Day 7

Day 7: Cycling in Ninh Binh

Following breakfast, resume your cycling adventure from Mai Chau to Ninh Binh, an area renowned for its lush valleys, karst mountains, and protected zones. The cycling journey for the day will encompass approximately 70 kilometers.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 8

Day 8: Cat Ba Island

In the morning, board a bus from Ninh Binh to Hai Phong and then take a ferry to Cat Ba Island, situated at the southeastern corner of Halong Bay. Lan Ha Bay, where Cat Ba is located, is a component of Halong Bay, featuring numerous pristine white-sand beaches. The overall travel duration today is around five hours. Settle into your serene hilltop lodging and have a leisurely afternoon, whether you choose to relax in a hammock or engage in activities like hiking or visiting the beach.Accommodation: Lodge
Day 9

Day 9: Kayaking around Cat Ba Island

Embark on a full-day boat excursion to discover the enchanting landscapes and limestone karsts of Lan Ha Bay. Engage in kayaking alongside the tree-covered rock formations, and enjoy lunch onboard the boat. Lan Ha Bay, an extension of Halong Bay's World Heritage site, boasts turquoise waters and traditional junk boats, creating an iconic Vietnamese scene. Feel free to capture the picturesque surroundings with a selfie. Return to Cat Ba for another night, and enjoy the evening exploring local restaurants and bars.Accommodation: Lodge
Day 10

Day 10: Hanoi

Bid farewell to Cat Ba Island and return to Hanoi, with a journey of approximately five hours. Reach Hanoi in the late afternoon, allowing time for some final souvenir shopping at the markets or a visit to one of the city's museums or historical landmarks. Consider exploring the Fine Arts Museum or the Hoa Lo 'Hanoi Hilton' Prison. In the evening, gather with your group for a farewell dinner to celebrate the conclusion of this adventurous journey.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 11

Day 11: Hanoi

Your dynamic journey concludes today, and no specific activities are scheduled. However, if you wish to continue exploring Hanoi or its surroundings, you have various options, such as participating in an Urban Adventure to uncover the city's vibrant street food scene by night.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1765USD1365 USD3-star
Deluxe/Superior1965 USD1565 USD4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with Tourism Union Indochina an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .

INCLUDES:

* all nights hotel accommodation.
* Breakfast daily & All lunches & Dinners.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips  and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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