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.
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 4.91 out of 5 based on 32 reviews in the last year.
Our Trip was our first with Intrepid. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Mr Dat our tour guide was number one! Great sense of humour and very approachable with any questions. On the bike leg it’s a great idea to buy a gel seat cover for abit of cushioning. Overall Intrepid gave us amazing memories.
Review submitted 21 Nov 2017
This is a fast paced, exhilarating and amazing trip of northern Vietnam, seeing some very authentic and rural parts of this fantastic country. The cycling days were the best, made very easy (despite the distances) by well timed breaks, snacks and refreshments through the beautiful Vietnamese countryside and villages.
Review submitted 18 Nov 2017