Vietnam Hike, Bike & Kayak: Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

10 days

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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.

 

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 15, avg 10

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

What's Included:

  • G Adventures for Good: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An
  • Local Living: 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 destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

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

Meals

9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow USD85-110 for meals not included.

Transportation

Hike, kayak, bicycle, bus, train, plane, junk boat

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout

 

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Dates Available: select weeks available March through December 2018

Costs - $1,599 to $1,799 per person based on double occupancy (rates range depending on departure date)

All US citizens will entering Vietnam will need to apply for visa on arrival prior to departure.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive at any time.

 

Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh City/Hoi An

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.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 3 - Hoi 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 visit the My Son ruins, relax on the beach, or visit the tailors in town.

Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

 

Day 4 - Hoi An/Huế

Drive the Hai Van Pass to the ancient capital of Hue.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 5 - Huế/Hanoi

See Hue by bike, including the Citadel and the tomb of Tu Duc. Take an overnight train to Hanoi.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 6 - Hanoi/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.

Exclusive Inclusions: Local Living Mai Chau Homestay

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 7 - Mai 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.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 8 - Hanoi/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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 9 - Ha Long/Hanoi

Marvel at the limestone karsts of Halong Bay. Return to Hanoi in the mid-afternoon for a final night out.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

 

Day 10 - Hanoi

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast