We will trek in Cuc Phuong national park with 1000 year forest, cruise and paddle amidst the magic of Halong Bay with an overnight on the boat. Then its on to the royal city of Hue on the banks of the Perfume River with its ancient Palaces and Emperor’s tombs. Trek Bach Ma National Park with overnight camping, and onto the ancient town of Hoi An. Dive in Nha Trang and explore the underwater life of coral and fish. Then hit the road towards Dalat-the Central Highland of Vietnam where you will not only visit this town of cool climate but also find yourself canyoning and navigating your way through the area's natural environments
Day 1: Hanoi and Arrival
Upon arrival Noi Bai International Airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel at
city centre. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - Cuc Phuong national park (B/L)
08.00 Pick you up from your Hotel in Hanoi. Depart to Ninh Binh. Arrive in Cuc Phuong. Trek to visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre.
After lunch, depart to the Park Centre, on the way visit the Cave of Early Man (had over 7000 year), on the way admire the primary forest with 1000 year Old Tree.
Back to Ninh Binh. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day 3: Trang An - Hoa Lu - Hanoi (B/L)
After breakfast, transfer to the port; get into a rowing boat (around 2.5 hours) to explore the picturesque waterways in Trang An ecological tourist site. Forested limestone mounts contrasting in emerald water, caves, lowland and rivers create a mysterious fairytale-like scene. We then visit a network of 11 caves with beautiful stalactites of all shapes and colors. Disembark and then have lunch at the local restaurant
After having short breaking, transfer to Hoa Lu, one of the oldest capitals in Vietnam dated to 968 – 1009. The remaining vestiges include two temples dedicated to Dinh and Le Kings. Take time to relax in its airy and reflective atmosphere. Back to Hanoi in late afternoon. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 4: Hanoi - Halong Bay -
Cruise & Kayak (B/L/D)
8: 00 am: Morning pickup followed by a 3.5 hour bus journey to Halong City. Coffee
break at the half way point. Arrive at the boat dock at noon, check-in, then
start your magical cruise out into this World Heritage Site. Lunch will be
served on boat while we cruise.
After lunch we will anchor at the most suitable area for sea kayaking. Paddle
for 2 - 3 hours at your own pace exploring the hidden lakes, lagoons and islands
of Halong Bay. Back to our boat for the dinner's selection of the freshest
seafood and overnight on boat.
Day 5: Halong Bay Kayaking -
Hanoi (B / L)
Wake up at sunrise (about 6: 00 am) to admire the shimmering scenery. Explore one of stunning caves in Halong or spend another hour of kayaking. Meal will be served while cruising back to the habour. Rejoin the car drive back to Hanoi. Arrival Hanoi
by 4: 30 pm. Free at your leisure to explore the charm and fascination of
Hanoi's Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 6: Hanoi - flight to Hue (B / L)
A free day to relax and learn more about Vietnam's people, culture, and capital
city. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue
Day 7: Hue City Tour (B / L)
8: 50 am: Arrive in enchanting Hue, transfer to your hotel for check-in, shower
and a change of clothes (a basic breakfast will be served on the train). We will
visit the Imperial city, followed by a boat trip along the Perfume River and
then embark on a visit to the Thien Mu pagoda. We drive back to central Hue for
lunch. In the afternoon we set out for country side for a scenic drive and a
visit to one of the tombs of the Nguyen Kings. Then back to your hotel. Free
time for your own exploration of Hue in the afternoon and evening.
Day 8: Bach Ma National Park, trekking (B / L)
7: 00 am: Morning departure for Bach Ma National Park, arriving at Bach Ma
Center at 8: 00 am. We will have a short rest before driving up to the Bach Ma
Summit (45 minutes). En route be prepared with your camera for some spectacular
views of the area. 9: 30 am: The summit will also act as our trekking base. Our
hard trek will travel down natural trails with ample opportunity for superb bird
viewing. We are back for our lunch and a short rest at 11: 30 am. 12: 30 pm: We
will lead you on a light trek to the Five Lakes (35 minutes). This area is
inhabited by a multitude of butterflies. Continue our trek to Do Quyen
Waterfall. 3: 30 pm: Our trek journeys us uphill to our campsite and overnight
location. Dinner by the fire and an enjoyable sleep in the jungle.
Day 9: Bach Ma - Lang Co -
Hoian (B / L)
6: 30 am: Take down camp and walk to an area guest house for our breakfast. Then
drive to Lang Co town for a rest on the lovely beach there. You will have up to
3 hours to swim, sun bathe and lunch before our ride to Hai Van pass, Cham
museum and onto Hoian. We arrive in Hoian at about 4: 30 pm. Free at your
leisure to explore this favorite city. Dinner and overnight in this, yet
another, World Heritage town.
Day 10: Hoian city tour, flight to Nha Trang (B
8: 00 am: After breakfast, take part in a walking tour visiting Hoian and all
the treasures of this old town. Old houses, temples, pagodas, ancient bridges,
followed by a traditional music show at 10: 15 am. Then free time to shop. 12:
00 noon: Check-out and transfer to Danang for our flight to Nha Trang. 2: 10 pm:
One hour flight to Nha Trang. Arrival at the Cam Ranh Airport then transfer
downtown for check-in. Explore this wonderful beach town around at your leisure
for the rest of the day.
Day 11: Nha Trang, beach
A whole day of sand and sea. Take some time to relax and play on the beach.
Day 12: Nha Trang, scuba diving
(B / L)
Depart early at 7: 00 am from the Dive Center to the boat station, where we
board our dive boat and brief with our dive instructors. We then depart for Mun
Island for your first 45 minute dive. Lunch on boat (included) and free for
swimming and snorkeling. Afternoon, you can take part in a second dive at a
different site before heading back to port. Transfer to your hotel at about 3:
00 pm. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 13: Nha Trang - Dalat, city tour (B / L)
8: 00 am: We leave for Dalat. It will take us about 4-5 hours (200 km) to reach
our destination. We will stop at Cham towers at Phan Rang then second stop for
lunch. Continue driving to an elevation of 1200 meters then onto Dalat. After
check-in at your hotel we will do a short city tour to visit a local artisan
Crazy House, area French villas, the Valley of Love, and Xuan Huong Lakes. Back
to your hotel for overnight in Dalat.
Day 14: Dalat, canyoning (B /
8: 00 am: Today we will do something a little different. Today we will take part
in canyoning. Canyoning is navigating your way through a canyon. In this case,
the canyon runs through a series of spectacular waterfalls and in some sections
the topography requires ropes to navigate our way safely and successfully. Other
sections can be hiked or swam through. We will travel by van to the mountain
areas then do some hiking, rappelling, and swimming. Back to our hotel at 4: 30
pm. Overnight in Dalat.
Day 15: Dalat - Saigon (B / L)
You have some hours in the morning here to visit the city's market, flower
stores, and art galleries. At 11: 30 am we will leave for Saigon. Lunch is
served en route, and stops for some sightseeing and breaks on the way. Arrive
into Saigon at 5: 30 pm. Check-into hotel and free to explore this bustling
Day 16: Vinh Long - Can Tho,
cycling and boating (B/L)
8: 00 am: Departure for Cai Be (2.5 hours). On arrival, where we board a touring
boat to the floating market and cruise over the mighty Mekong River to Dong Phu
Island. We start cycling one hour under the natural green canopy, exploring the
orchards and daily life of farmers. Lunch break on island & more cruising by
boat to Vinh Long. In the afternoon we have 2 hours pedaling through immense
rice fields and numerous rural riverside villages before our bus picks us up to
Can Tho city. Evening is free free time for a scenic promenade along the city
quay. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 17: Can Tho - Saigon
Start your day off with a morning boat trip to the exciting and chaotic Cai Rang
Floating Market. Then up a quiet canal for more of a pleasure cruise and some
peace and relaxation. Then its back on the bikes to explore some backcountry
roads (2 hours) to enjoy the beautiful Delta scenery. Meet the locals, many of
whom are on bicycle too, along the way. After lunch we head back to Saigon for
Day 18: Depart Saigon (B)
Free on your own to relax or to do some last minute shopping before you pack. We
will bring you to the Saigon International Airport for your departure. Your
Vietnam eco-adventure ends here, with smiles and a suitcase full of memorable
Vietnam visa approval letter
- All transfers/ transport
AC soft sleep train to Hue in 4 berths cabin
Local flight, Danang-NhaTrang
Meals as tour program
Local English/French speaking guides
Bicycle (high-end mountain bike or hybrid bike)
Boat trip in Trang An, kayak in Halong
Scuba Dive equipment
Professional camping gear, canyoning and rock climbing gear
- Boat cruise on Halong bay, Hue, Nha Trang, Mekong Delta
All entrance and sightseeing fees in the program.
- Visa stamping fee to Vietnam
- Personal expenses
- Other meals and drinks
- International airfare and airport taxes in Vietnam
- Tip for tour guide & driver