Vietnam Adventure Package Tour– 14 days
Activity Level: Moderate & Adventure
Group size: Private & GroupTour
Tour date: Daily
Get a taste of adventure in Vietnam. Travel from French-influenced Hanoi to heaving Ho Chi Minh City on a journey that takes in a whole range of Vietnam’s most intriguing sights. Explore the countryside around Sapa by bicycle and bask on Nha Trang’s perfect beaches. Jam-packed with memorable experiences, this is a grassroots adventure that will introduce you to the food, culture and people of this fascinating country
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Upon on your arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you are welcomed by our driver then we have a short transfer to the old quarter. Check in the hotel then you are free at your leisure.
Day 2: Cycling in Duong Lam Village (B,L)
8h00: Departure to the ancient village of Duong Lam in Ha Tay province (55 km – 1h 10min). This village still retains most of the basic characteristics of a village of Vietnam with port village, trees, courtyard, temples, well, water fields. You have chance to experience trully Vietnamese life when biking along tiny ancient alleys to visit Mong Phu temple in Mong Phu. Continue riding around the village to discover the daily life and the farms full of Vietnamese peasants working along a terrace. We will stop in two ancient houses: the biggest ancient house was build 200 years ago and the most ancient house back to 400 years ago. Have lunch at village.After lunch and resting, visit Ngo Quyen temple and Phung Hung temple, places dedicated to two national heroes Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung. Again biking to visit Mia Pagoda was built in 15th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes. Drive back to Hanoi by 5 pm
Day 3: Hanoi Arrival – Ha Long Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay (B,L,D)
Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi at 07:45 A.M by our guide then we drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta. Stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 20 – 30 minutes. Arrive in Tuan Chau Wharf – Breaking and taking photo at Glory Legend Private Lounge around 12:00 P.M you will be transferred by tender to the boat to check in and enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise brief and safety instruction by crew member and Cruise Manager. Start cruising. Enjoy set menu lunch while cruising to magnificent Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay, admire the fascinating formations on the way. You will have opportunity to see the famous such as: Perfume Rock, Fighting Cock, Lonely Rock, Saddle Rock…. before arrives to “Vung Viêng” village where we will visit “Vung Viêng” village by a rustic – row boat, meet the local people who will help you row the boat for sightseeing. Enjoy quiet space and fresh air, you will feel truly relaxing. Free optional swimming and kayaking around many small and big islands at emerald Bai Tu Long water. In the after afteroon, we can join to free cooking class on cruise. Having dinner and stay overnight on cruise. In the evening, you can try your luck with squid fishing on the boat
Day 4: Bai Tu Long Bay – Ha Long Bay (B,L,D)
You should get up early to take part in Tai Chi class on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes) then having breakfast . After that you will be transferred to another boat for visiting Three Peach. Have 2 hours for cruising. Time for sun bathing on sundeck, enjoy beauty of Halong Bay.
Kayaking and swimming at Three Peach Beach, a pristine natural one lapped by turquoise water (if the weather permit). Possibility of kayaking through an amazing tunnel carved under a limestone mountain. Back to boat. Set menu lunch is served. Then visiting “Động Tiên” Cave. Finally, we are back to Glory Cruise for relaxing.
Day 5 : Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Night Train to Lao cai (B,L)
You should get up early to enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes). And then you are transferred by tender to the Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat. (Proper shoes are highly recommended). Back to the cruise by tender, then check-out and enjoy a fantastic cuise on the bay. You will have buffet brunch (breakfast/lunch) while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier. At 11:30 we will be transferred by tender to the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew to have a 4 hour driving back to Hanoi. Arriving in Hanoi around 04:30 P.M then you are free at your leisure until 09:00 P.M that we will transfer you to Hanoi Train Station to catch our night train to Lao cai.
Day 6: Lao Cai – Sapa – Love Waterfall – Golden Stream – Tram Ton Pass – Off beaten trek from Ban Khoan to Ta Phin Village (16km trekking, 4 – 5 hour trekking). B,L,D
Upon on your arrival at the Lao Cai Train Station, you are picked up then transferred to Sapa by our driver for freshing up and breakfast. Picking up at your hotel lobby again at 09:30 A.M then we have a 30 minute drive takes you to Tram Ton Pass at the height of 2,100 meters above sea level where great views are offered of the surrounding mountain and lush forests of the Hoang Lien National Park. From there you will trek an hour through forest, along Golden Stream to the Love Waterfall. It is the best place for relax in Sapa. Then return Tram Ton for a short drive to get to Ban Khoan village where you descend on foot through a valley and cross a river. Heading and climbing to village of Ban Khoan of Red Dao minority. You ger great opportunities to discover the traditional life and daily activities of local people there. After lunch, our trek will be taken through the corn-farm and the rainy forests in order to get to Ta Phin village of Red Dzao and Black Hmong tribe. There is more chance for you to get to know more about local hill-tribes as visit their home, communicate with them, experience some of their daily activities. Finally, we are transferred back to Sapa Town
Day 7: Biking Tour to Muong Hoa Valley – Ban Ho Village- Day Bus to Hanoi (B,L)
Starting at 8:30 am you will glide 30km downhill from Sapa through the stunning Muong Hoa valley, through Lao Chai and Ta Van Villages of the H’mong and Dzay people. A short distance from Ban Ho village in Su Pan, you will enjoy a packed lunch along the way or at a local house of the friendly Tay hill tribe. After lunch, trek 2km around the Ban Ho village and visit a nearby waterfall for a refreshing swim. car picks you up to return to Sapa.
At 04:00 P.M, we will catch our bus to Hanoi.
21:00, ends our tour by dropping you off at your hotel
Day 8: Hanoi – Fly to Da Lat (B)
Have breakfast at your hotel. Then, transfer to airport for flight Hanoi– Da Lat. Arrive in Da Lat then Check-in to your hotel. Free time to discover Da Lat by your own
Day 9: Dalat: Practicing canyoning (B,L)
This trip starts in the south of Dalat City. We drive along picturesque scenic roads to the trailhead, where we start our Practicing canyoning. You will learn the basics of knot tying, harness wearing, hardware, and proper rappelling technique.
After that, you will carry out your first rappel! It is an exciting 15 meter descent into the river below. We will descend into a beautiful waterfall, and from here we will go further down the canyon to a natural water slide. The second rappel is more technical and goes right down the middle of a 20 meter waterfall. You will have opportunity to throw yourself 10 meters off a rock into a pool of water below. And finally the most difficult rappel, affectionately known as “The Washing Machine. This day will be extremly exciting experience for you
Day 10: Da Lat, Biking – Nha Trang (B,L)
We start the trip with 45 minute transfer in 33 km on the new road to the north east of Da Lat. Then start the fantastic cycling in the highlands with 28 km along the coast. The first section of the ride we will pass through pin forest then roll through the hill. With this route you have chance to see the beautiful view of farms, countryside. After that we will climb to the top of the pass (around 3 km) then take a challenge with serious downhill (around 28km)
We will have a picnic lunch & short relaxing by the side of river after reaching the bottom of the pass. From here we will ride to a beautiful sampling of Vietnam& passing through villages, farms. We will reach Nha Trang late afternoon
Day 11: Nha Trang – flight to Ho Chi Minh (B,L)
08:30am: Journey from your hotel to Cau Da port.Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island is the first place to visit, many sea species of Nha Trang/Khanh Hoa province make a small ocean world there. Hon Mun Island is the best island for snorkeling where you can see lots of lives colorful corals and fishes. You will also be able to see caves in where the sea swallows make their nest. Then relaxing, swimming & doing water sports or other activities at Mot Island, Tranh Beach Islandor on a small island calling “Mini beach”. Taking a fresh lunch at the island. You will visit a fishing village before going to the shore. Afternoon take your flight to Ho Chi Minh.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta (B,L)
8.00: Pick up at Hotel to Ben Tre Province. You take a boat crusing along the Ham Luong river (a branch of the Mekong) and stop off at various local workplaces to see how the local economy works, including a brickworks, a coconut processing workshop and a mat weaving house, where straw mats are woven using a hand loom.
The boat will then stop at a quiet village where you can have a short walk to experience real Delta village life before visiting fruit orchards and stopping at a riverside restaurant for a delicious and filling lunch. You continue take boat for a relaxing trip along narrow canals. Then back to Ho Chi Minh for overnight
Day 13: Cu Chi Tunnel – Ho Chi Minh Half Day City Tour (B,L)
Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and bring you by car to explore Cu Chi Tunnels, which include weapon and booby trap exhibitions, navigating authentic Viet Cong tunnel system, visiting different underground bunkers (kitchens, meeting rooms, ammunitions etc.).
In the afternoon, you have a half day city tour. Visit Reunification Palace – the most important building in the city, War Ramnants Museum, formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes where display ranges of Vietnam war evidence; the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)
You will have the morning free to relax before transfering back to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight home. Finish your unforgettable Vietnam trip
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give you as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!
The service is inclusive of:
• All transportation along the trip
• Accommodation mentioned in program
• English speaking guide (other luggage upon request)
• Meals as listed in the itinerary: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
• All entranced and permission
• Two bottles of mineral water per person per day
• All domestic flights
The service is excluded:
• Visa to Vietnam
• International airfare
• Other meals and drinks
• Other optional and activities not on the package
• Travel insurance, personal expense
What to take:
Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, hiking shoes and small day pack, warm clothes in the winter time in the north of Vietnam(from November to March).
We also recommend packing: personal articles, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat, sun-hat….