Biking - Trekking & Snorkeling
- Biking through Duong Lam Ancient Village
- Trekking in Sapa with homestay
- Experience a local train
- Snorkeling in Nha Trang.
- Age range
- 18 to 39 year olds +2 more
- 3 / 4 / 5
Biking through one of the few typical villages in Hanoi: Duong Lam, trekking along Muong Hoa Valley with amazing rice terraces in Sapa and snorkeling in crystal blue wave in Nha Trang Bay. They are the highlights of this active trip. From North to South, Vietnam offers a dazzling diversity of experiences, so whichever activity or itinerary you choose, you are in for an unforgettable adventure.
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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Welcome to check in Hanoi, the charming capital of Vietnam. Your guide and driver will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai International Airport to welcome and take you to the hotel at city center. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure to recover from jet lag.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
For early risers, you may wake up early to discover another different part of Hanoi before 7:00 A.M. Walk on your own around the central Hoan Kiem Lake where you can find yourself among thousands of local people meditating, doing tai chi, exercising and playing badminton. Enrich your experience with a trial of some local dishes on the street pop up restaurants before making your way back to the hotel for breakfast and refreshment.
Today we spend a full day exploring the charming Hanoi City. Start after breakfast with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex containing the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. We follow it with a visit to the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam. The sightseeing also includes the outlying Ethnology Museum, dedicated to Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups. Afterwards we drive back to the town center and enjoy a rickshaw ride through the Old Quarter where people still trade in old ways.
Conclude your day at the famous water puppet theatre for a fantastic performance of the art form unique to Vietnam.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Duong Lam Village – Night train to Laocai.
This day is to trace back the origin of Vietnam’s culture and traditions. Duong Lam village is one of the few typical villages which is still kept almost intact. The site is well famous for its traditional architecture, its attractive narrow alleyways, temples dedicated to the two kings born there.
Following the breakfast, journey southwest to leave behind the hustle and bustle of Hanoi for the majestic quietness of the countryside. On arrival, pay a visit to an ancient house where you will learn about the architecture of this almost 400-year-old accommodation and the way the locals live through a warm welcome and chat with the host. Then, walk around some parts of this charming village to discover more. First, stop at the Communal House and the nearby village pagoda – fine examples of Northern Vietnamese architecture. Next, visit the temples of King Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung before strolling further to the unique- in – design Mia pagoda housing a huge collection of 287 Buddhist statues. After that we journey an hour on a bicycle through the village and its never-ending rice fields. On the way, pick up any chance to interact with the inhabitants of this national treasure who live simple but happy life.
Later this afternoon, transfer back to Hanoi where a day- use room is arranged for your comfort before catching the overnight train to Laocai.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.
Accommodation: Overnight train.
Day 4: Laocai – Sapa Trekking – Homestay.
Upon arrival in Laocai railway station, you will be picked up by our guide and driver for one hour drive up to Sapa where your breakfast is served. Today is an intensive day. Begin with a transfer from Sapa Centre toward Sa Seng, a less visited ethnic Hmong minority village where you will trek around to explore the local daily life. Continue trekking uphill along the side of Den Thang Mountain for about an hour before arriving at Hang Da Village. This Hmong community is located at the elevation of 1,800m, therefore you will find the breath taking view of the Muong Hoa Valley. Enjoy your picnic lunch followed by the next 30-minute walking down to Hau Chu Ngai, another Hmong village. Challenge yourself by descending into Hong Den Hamlet, consisting of only a few homes scattered on a rocky point. Take a moment to enjoy some of the best scenery in the area before following the trail down to Hau Thao village. Conclude your day at Ta Van Bridge for some awesome photos then head toward your homestay. Take part in the cooking demonstration and enjoy dinner with the host family before spending your night here.
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5: Sapa Trekking – Back to Sapa Town
Enjoy simple breakfast at homestay, say goodbye with your host before setting out on a full day’s trek to explore Sapa’s cultural diversity and haunting natural beauty. Take a guided hike through yawning valleys decorated with terraced rice fields and pass through remote hill tribe villages. You have three trekking options to choose from: Soft trek (3 km), medium trek (6km) and long trek (~12km). Trekking is an excellent way to explore the daily life and familiarize yourself with the cultures of the H’mong, Dzao and Dzay people who populate the region.
Later of the day, continue on your way to Sapa: Northwest Vietnam’s premier travel destination, famous for its breathtaking views of cloud-woven mountaintops and gaping valleys. Check in hotel in town and relax.
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.
Day 6: Sapa – Shuttle bus to Hanoi
This morning, you are free until the transfer back to Hanoi by a shuttle bus. On arrival, you will picked up and transferred to the hotel in Hanoi city center for overnight.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi – Fly to Nha Trang.
After breakfast, you will be taken to Noi Bai Airport to catch up the domestic flight to Nha Trang. Pick up and hotel transfer. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang.
Day 8: Nha Trang Snorkeling Tour.
Start 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. Mun Island is the best island for snorkeling where you can see lots of lives colorful corals and fish. You will also be able to see caves in which the sea swallows make their nests from the boat. Then relaxing, swimming & doing water sports or other activities at Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island or on a small island calling “Mini beach”. Taking a fresh lunch at the island. On the way back you will visit a fishing village before going to the shore.
Later in the afternoon, you will be transferred back to your hotel where you find your time at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang.
Day 9: Nha Trang Departure
After breakfast, enjoy your free time until the airport transfer to catch up your departure flight.
AccommodationRated Excellent by past passengers
All the hotels/ cruise are subject to availability and can be changed. In case any of the listed hotels are fully booked, alternatives of equivalence will be taken.
GuideRated Excellent by past passengers
English Speaking Tour Guide (other language on request)
MealsRated Excellent by past passengers
As mentioned in the itinerary: Daily breakfast at hotel, 3 lunches , 1 dinner.
TransportRated Excellent by past passengers
Private Car/Van with Air-Conditioning.
Shuttle bus: Sapa - Hanoi Train: 4 berths shared cabin on night train Hanoi - Laocai
Hanoi - Nhatrang by Vietnam Airlines
Please note that airfares are subject to availability and to change without notice
• Accommodation with daily breakfast.
• Night train Hanoi Laocai (sharing A/C cabin – 4 soft sleeping berths per cabin).
• Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
• Services of private drivers and an air-conditioned vehicles.
• Service of English speaking guides.
• Mountain bike with helmet for biking tour.
• Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
• Bottled drinking water.
• International flights and visa.
• Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
• Early check-in and late check-out at hotel
• Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
• Tip for your tour guide/driver. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 6 per day, per traveler. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
• Travel insurance.
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