Discover a slice of Vietnamese paradise on this active adventure.
The spectacular valleys and mountains of Vietnam were simply made for exploration. Strap on your boots and get ready for this immersive journey that gets away from the bright lights of Hanoi and under the skin of Vietnam's bucolic countryside. In between trekking and cycling past lush landscapes, stop in at local villages and learn about traditional life with memorable homestay experiences. It’s not all mountains and trails either, with an opportunity to kayak across the majestic waters of Halong Bay and spend a night on a boat. Prepare to be led far off the beaten track.
ITINERARY CHANGES IN 2018: Please refer to Important Notes for more information.
Gain a greater insight into life in northern Vietnam with an itinerary that explores not just Hanoi but also heads out into the pastoral countryside
Hike through the picturesque valleys surrounding Sapa and visit local villages
Cycle out to Mai Chau, and visit the stunning karst landscape of Ninh Binh
See a different side of magical Halong Bay from the seat of your kayak, with plenty of time to explore the Bay's secluded lagoons and caves
This trip has a number of activities to get your pulse going. Whilst prior training is not necessary, a moderate level of fitness will help you to get the most out of the included activities.
The hike in the hills of Sapa is approximately 10 kilometres in total, on sometimes steep and uneven terrain.
You will spend 2 days on your bike, riding to Mai Chau and Ninh Binh, with approximately 60-70 kilometres of cycling each day. The cycling in these areas is relatively flat and you will have time to get used to your bike in Hanoi before departing.
There are 2 nights of homestay on this trip in Sapa and Mai Chau. Accommodation will be multishare rooms, with simple bedding and shared bathroom facilities. While accommodation is simple, the warm welcome and home-cooked meals will be comforting after a day of exercise.
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1. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 3, 6 (homestay) and 8 (overnight boat) where you will be in shared accommodation.
2. Please provide your full name as per passport and passport number 15 days prior to departure in order to secure Halong Bay overnight boat permits.
3. Bicycle hire is included in your trip price. Please advise your height at time of booking so as we can organise a suitable sized bike.
4. ITINERARY CHANGES IN 2018: From 1st Jan 2018 this itinerary include kayaking in Lan Ha Bay, adjacent to Halong Bay. Due to restrictions imposed on kayaking in Halong Bay in 2017, travellers can only kayak in strict allocated zones, with all other tourists in this region. In order to offer a quality kayaking experience, and a chance to explore this same amazing scenery whilst offering a physically challenging activity, the itinerary will include kayaking in Lan Ha Bay, and stay overnight on Nam Cat Island.
The planned itinerary will be as follows:
Day 1: Hanoi
Day 2: Sapa
Day 3: Sapa Homestay
Days 4-5: Hanoi
Day 6: Mai Chau Homestay
Day 7: Ninh Binh
Day 8: Nam Cat Island
Day 9: Hanoi
Day 10: Departure
Our Vietnam: Hike, Bike & Kayak trips score an average of 4.93 out of 5 based on 14 reviews in the last year.
A fantastic trip! A very active, busy trip and a good level of fitness is needed. With the heat it was harder than I expected but very rewarding. The Sapa homestay was definitely a highlight.
Review submitted 13 Aug 2017
The hike, bike and kayak trip was a really fun, fast paced trip which was a great way to be introduced to the country and see areas you wouldn't otherwise. Particularly during the cycling part we travelled through some great roads and villages which I wouldn't have found as a tourist.
Review submitted 11 Aug 2017