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.
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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.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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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.
Our Vietnam: Hike, Bike & Kayak trips score an average of 4.87 out of 5 based on 23 reviews in the last year.
Intrepid offer a great way to see countries and cultures in a way that involves local communities and keeps you away from the tourist traps. Excellent way to experience different countries.
Review submitted 22 Oct 2017
This was an absolutely incredible experience. The itinerary, the support and our tour guide Linh were all excellent and very responsive. Intrepid ran this tour with equal parts passion and professionalism and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Just book this already and fall in love with Vietnam like I did.
Review submitted 20 Oct 2017