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 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, 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)
  • Noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a Planeterra-supported project (Hoi An)
  • Trekking with local meals (Mai Chau)
  • Halong Bay overnight boat trip with seafood meals
  • Sea-kayaking and cave visit
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow USD300-375 for meals not included.)
  • Hike, kayak, bicycle, bus, train, plane, junk boat
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 10
  • Hotels (6 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), junk boat (1 nt), homestay (1 nt).


Day 1Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Ho 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.

Day 3Hoi An(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a Planeterra-supported project. Opt to take a riverboat trip or visit the My Son ruins. Relax on the beach or visit the tailors in town.

Day 4Hoi An/Huế(1B)

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

Day 5Huế/Hanoi(1B)

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

Day 6Hanoi/Mai Châu(1B, 1L, 1D)

Transfer to Mai Chau, then continue out into the countryside. Trek the Mai Chau area and enjoy a homestay with local meals provided.

Day 7Mai Châu/Hanoi(1B)

Return to Hanoi before cycling the outskirts of the city. In the evening, walk through the Old Quarter and take in the beautiful sites.

Day 8Hanoi/Ha Long(1B, 1L, 1D)

Relax on a traditional junk boat cruise around Halong Bay and indulge in an included seafood lunch. In the afternoon, explore the surrounding caves.

Day 9Ha Long/Hanoi(1B, 1D)

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

Day 10Hanoi(1B)

Depart at any time.

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