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.
Booking Period : Now - 31 March 2021
Travel Period : June 2021 - Dec 2022
Day 1:Ho Chi Minh City
Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Day 2:Ho Chi Minh City/Hoi An
Cycle to the Cu Chi Tunnels for a guided tour. Travel through the countryside and stop at local points of interest along the way. In the afternoon, fly to Hoi An via Danang.
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 relax on the beach, or visit the tailors in town.
Day 4:Hoi An/Huế
Drive the Hai Van Pass to the ancient capital of Hue.
See Hue by bike, including the Citadel and the tomb of Tu Duc. Take an overnight train to Hanoi.
Day 6:Hanoi/Mai Châu
Transfer to Mai Chau, then continue out into the countryside. Hike the Mai Chau area and enjoy a homestay with local meals provided.
Upon arrival in Hanoi, drive out into the nearby hills. Reach Mai Chau in the late morning and then take a hike 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.
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.
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 Hanoi's amazing eating venues.
Interested in local cuisine? Opt to pre-book the "Hanoi Foodie Culture Tour" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.
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.
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 evening's accommodation is a special experience – sleeping on a boat surrounded by high limestone karsts.
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.
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 opt to explore the exterior of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton).
Depart at any time.
-Your G for Good Moment: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An
-Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
-Your Local Living Moment: Mai Chau Homestay, Mai Châu
-Cu Chi Tunnels entrance and tour
-Escorted cycling trips
-Entrance to the Emperor's Tomb and Citadel
-Halong Bay overnight boat trip with seafood meals
-Sea-kayaking and cave visit
-All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Hotels (6 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), junk boat (1 nt), homestay (1 nt).
9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow USD85-110 for meals not included.
Hike, kayak, bicycle, private vehicle, train, plane, junk boat.
-Staff & experts
CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.
– International Flight
– Travel Insurance