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 Lan Ha Bay and spend a night in a waterside accommodation of Nam Cat Island. Prepare to be led far off the beaten track.
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
Kayak around the stunning karst scenery and explore the secluded lagoons and caves of Lan Ha Bay. There are much fewer restrictions here, so you can take the time to really explore away from the tourist crowds.
This trip has a number of activities to get your pulse going. Whilst prior training for each activity 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 (6.2miles) 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.
Kayak out from our accommodation on a secluded island near Cat Ba to explore this world renowned scenery. While this bay is generally sheltered, this is sea kayaking.
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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 (Cat Ba Island) where you will be in shared accommodation.
2. 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 4.9 out of 5 based on 42 reviews in the last year.
Excellent adventure with lots of diversity. My wife and I are in mid 60s and the activities were quite easy. Homestays were in beautiful spots. Hanoi is an amazingly vibrant city. Ask for non-tourist restaurant recommendations. Now one of my favorite cities
Review submitted 29 Dec 2017
This is a well-organised and action packed trip that showcases some of Vietnam's most scenic destinations. It is non-stop, so be prepared for that. Our guide Thuy was brilliant - friendly and informative and looked after us with numerous recommendations not just during the trip, but for afterwards in other parts of Vietnam too. Highly recommend this trip.
Review submitted 29 Dec 2017