Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 15, avg 10
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Hotels (6 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), junk boat (1 nt), homestay (1 nt).
Kayak through limestone karsts in Halong Bay, walk among the hills of Mai Chau, cycle through unspoiled countryside, enjoy the energy of Ho Chi Minh City, visit the tailors and beaches in Hoi An, wander the vibrant streets of Hanoi.
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, youll visit the countrys cultural highlights like the Cu Chi Tunnels and Emperors Tomb, or overnight at a local family's homestay. Whether by bike or on foot, this tour will keep you grounded in Vietnams intriguing culture.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Ho Chi Minh City||Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City|
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes: Please note: most nationalities require a visa to enter Vietnam. Please double check requirements with your travel agent or local Vietnamese Embassy. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Hoi An||Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City/Hoi An (1B)|
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. Included Activities: Cs Chi Cycling Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s)) Plane (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s), 28km)
|Day 3||Hoi An||Day 3 Hoi An (1B, 1L)|
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. Included Activities: Hoi An Cycling Excursion Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch
|Day 4||Hus||Day 4 Hoi An/Hus (1B)|
Drive the Hai Van Pass to the ancient capital of Hue. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 137km)
|Day 5||Hanoi||Day 5 Hus/Hanoi (1B)|
Set out on bicycles to discover Hue, visiting the former Citadel and Tu Ducs tomb. After spending the day cycling, head back to town before taking an overnight train to Hanoi. Included Activities: Hue Cycling Tour Transport: There will be a 15-min transfer by private bus to the train. The sleeper trains in Vietnam are quite comfortable. Each cabin sleeps four people in two bunk beds. You will be able to lock the door from the inside. All bedding is provided. The train is air conditioned and has squat and Western-style toilets with a wash basin at the end of each compartment. Bags can be stored in the cabin and accessed at anytime. Food and drinks are available for purchase on board. This is not to everyone's taste, so bringing your own is recommended. Basic overnight train (beds) (14.00-15.00 hours, 673km)
|Day 6||Mai Chau||Day 6 Hanoi/Mai Chau (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: Mai Chau Hike Mai Chau Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 150km)
|Day 7||Hanoi||Day 7 Mai Chau/Hanoi (1B)|
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 Hanois amazing eating venues. Included Activities: Hanoi Cycling Tour Old Quarter Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 150km)
|Day 8||Ha Long||Day 8 Hanoi/Ha Long (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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 evenings accommodation is a special experience - sleeping on a boat surrounded by high limestone karsts. Included Activities: Halong Bay Overnight Cruise Halong Bay Kayak Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 145km)
|Day 9||Hanoi||Day 9 Ha Long/Hanoi (1B, 1L)|
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). Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 145km)
|Day 10||Hanoi||Day 10 Hanoi (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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