Vietnam Hike, Bike & Kayak

10 days,Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Kayak through limestone karsts in Halong Bay, trek in the hills of Mai Chau, cycle through unspoiled countryside, enjoy the frenetic energy of Ho Chi Minh City, visit the tailors and beaches of Hoi An, wander the vibrant streets of Hanoi

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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.

What's Included

  • Cu Chi Tunnels entrance and tour (Ho Chi Minh City). Escorted cycling trips. Entrance to the Emperor's Tomb and Citadel (Hue). Trekking with local meals (Mai Chau). Halong Bay overnight boat trip with seafood meals. Sea-kayaking and cave visit.
  • 9 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow USD300-375 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (6 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), junk boat (1 nt), homestay (1 nt).
  • Hike, kayak, bicycle, bus, train, plane, junk boat
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 10
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City/Hoi An (1B)

Cycle to the Cu Chi Tunnels for a guided tour. Village tour with rice paper-making and paper lamps. Fly to Hoi An via Danang in the afternoon.

Day 3 Hoi An (1B)

Optional cooking class, riverboat trip, bike riding, beach time, or visit the tailors or My Son ruins.

Days 4-5 Hue (2B)

Drive the Hai Van Pass to the ancient capital of Hue. See the city by bike, including the Citadel and the tomb of Tu Duc. Take an overnight train to Hanoi.

Day 6 Mai Chau (1B,1L,1D)

Transfer to Mai Chau, then continue out into the countryside. Trek the Mai Chau area. Homestay with local meals provided.

Day 7 Hanoi (1B)

Return to Hanoi before cycling the outskirts of the city. Evening walk of the Old Quarter.

Day 8 Halong Bay (1B,1L,1D)

Traditional junk boat cruise around Halong Bay with included seafood lunch. Cave visit.

Day 9 Halong Bay/Hanoi (1B)

Morning kayak around the limestone karsts in Halong Bay. Return to Hanoi mid-afternoon for a final night out.

Day 10 Hanoi (1B)

Depart at any time.

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