15 Days – Vietnam Out door sport tours, which gives you the unique and extremely interested experience. Tourists not only involved physical activity but also learn cultural diversity of ethnic northwest, observing the charming natural scenery, admire the limestone outcrops picturesque, trek through simple and rustic villages ,meeting and talk with gentle people, interact with the innocent children would come to school, or lost our souls in the terrace fields . Vietnam ... walk through the village of Mong, Dao, Giay, Tay, along the slopes of the mountains, terrace fields, bamboo forests, waterfalls to watch the thrilling beauty of sapa valley.
While cycling around Mai Chau valley bring you unforgettable memories. Cycling around the villages of Thai people, across plains or creeping in the green fields, enjoy the famous cuisine of ethnic minorities. The next journey is waiting for us ahead, as cycling through the Red River Delta to admire the fertile plains, the majestic limestone mountains. Understanding the cultural characteristics of wet rice civilization of the Red River.
Experience the unforgettable feeling when discover Halong 3 days 2 nights on traditional boat design. Caving and kayaking in amazing islands to enjoy the beauty of nature . You also have the opportunity in cycling through stunning Cat Ba National Forest, hike up to panoramic sightseeing tower enjoy wonderful natural scenery of Ha Long Bay and Cat Islands.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Welcome to Vietnam. Arriving at Noi Bai International Airport, Snail Adventure Tour guide and driver will greet and pick you up to the hotel at the heart of Hanoi capital. Hanoi, the antique and dynamic city of Vietnam, reserves a unique old world charm and several of the most striking colonial architecture of Asia. After the checking-in, Take relax by your own and do briefing itinerary with our guide for coming days. enjoy a cyclo ride through the bustling streets in the Old Quarter to discover the ancient and modern beauty of Hanoi. After the tour, you will be warmly welcome with a special welcoming dinner in a typical Vietnamese food restaurant. Stay overnight in Hanoi city.
Activities:Tranferringand Briefing Itinerary
Accommodation: The Light Hotel****
Transferring distance: 35 Km
Day 2: Hanoi fulday city tour – Night Train – Lao Cai
After hearty breakfast in hotel, our guide and supported bus meet you at 7:30 Am at lobby and commence to explore Hanoi city and visit some welknown historical relics such such Hochiminh’s Mausoleum , his Former Stilt-house Residence, the Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda. Keep going to see the Temple of Literature: Originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam's first university dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society placed then and now on education. We will visit one of the most interesting museums in Vietnam, Museum of Ethnology, which is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam's 54 Ethnic minority people. Have lunch in Local restaurant. After lunch, discover 36 ancient street and Dong Xuan market. Come back to hotel for taking shower and relax. we will have chance to enjoy the unique Water Puppet show to hear to know Vietnamese traditional instruments and singing from the live musicians who play throughout the show. Have dinner in local restaurant. The shuttle bus take us to Train station to catch the night train to Lao Cai. Stay over night in AC four berth share cabin.
Activities:Visiitng Hnoi city and Tranferring
Accommodation: Overnight on Pumpkin Express Train
Transferring distance: 350 km
Day 3: Lao Cai - Transfer Bac Ha - Sapa
The Train arrives in Lao cai Train station at 5: 30 A.m. Our Adventure guide and support van will pick you up to Local Restaurant for early breakfast. Following the hearty meal. Our van will take you to colourful Bac Ha market on scenic road. you are rewarded by stunning scenery, sublime mountain range and very colourful hill tribe people on the way to market. Bac Ha Market is one of the unique hilltribal market open every Sunday for both Vietnmaese business and ethnic minority exchange their productions. However, Sunday market is a good chance for hill tribe show off their skillful embroibery lothclothes, culture and affections. You are impressive on colorful hill tribe market with their unique productions to exchange with each other or you can go to animal corner to take picture buffalo, cows, dog,cats... are dealing with.
After visiting cultural market, we come back to local restaurant for lunch. And enjoy special food of Hmong people. We also spend the time to visit and experience their village to learn further more their daily life and culture, and their traditional contruction. Ou van will take you infront of the village and transfer you back to Sapa. Upon rriving in Sapa. Do check in have have dinner in local restaurant.
Activities:Tranferringand Visiting Sunday market
Accommodation: Bamboo Hotel****
Transferring distance: 180 km
Day 4: Sapa Hiking trip in Sapa Scenic valley
Today is the first day in our four day trekking tour in Sapa. We separated our luggages into small bag and big suitcase. Every trekking day will carry day bag with your travel document, firstaid and water. The big bag will be transfered by van or Jeep car to homestays every day . you also make sure to bring enought water and snackbars, fruit for trekking day. We commence to trek frm hotel passing the town and centra market to down to Cat Cat Village. On the way, you admire the breathtaking scenery and magnificent rice terrance. We trek down ward to Waterfall, where you can enjoy fresh water and picturesque waterfall. Turn off the single track trail toY Linh Ho Village. You will trek on dirt path and rice paddy paths, crossing stream to Y linh Ho. Have picnic lunch in Y linh Ho village. After lunch we continue trekking on dirt road, passing many Hmong tribe villages and rice terraces to Sapa Valley. You will expose the stunning rice terrace beauty. Arriving in Tavan Homestay afternoon. Enjoy hot coffee or cold drink beers before having dinner with family. Stay overnight in Zay hill tribal village.
Activities:Hiking from Hotel - Homestay
Hikingdistance: 18 km
Day 5: Ta Van – Hiking to Supan – Transfer to Ban Den
Enjoy pancake and banana cake with honey for breakfast. we make warm up and start new trekking from Homestay to Cau May Water fall on ascending road to Hmong village and then trekking through rice terrace path, passing the jungle and hillside to Water fall. You are rewarded by scenic rice terrace panoramas of Sapa valley. Upon arriving in waterfall, taking photo and enjoy pristine nature. Keep trekking down hill at the foot of Waterfall and set directly to SuPan commune. Have lunch in local restaurant. After lunch meal. We keep hiking on tarmac road lead to Ban Den and the trekking down ward to ban Ho Village on single track trail. We have opportunity in visiting another tribe in our trekking route: Tay People. Stay overnight with Tay People is excited way to experience their daily life and culture. Enjoy incredible food for dinner
Activities:Hiking from homestay and Tranferringto Homestay
Trekking distance: 18 km
Day 6: Ban Ho – Transfer to Lao Cai – Night train back to Hanoi
Breakfast with the family and depart to water fall. Enjoy the stunning view and swimming, return to Ban Ho to visit the people in this village. Say good bye the the family and trek along beaten track to T junction where uour van will pick you up and transfer back to Sapa town . lunch will be prepare in local reataurant. After lunch, you will be free to explore Sapa town and do shopping by yourown. Meeting pour van again and coming back to Lao Cai Station. Upon arriving in Lao Cai, have early dinner and set off our luggages on the train to Hanoi.
Activities:Tranferringand stay overnight on Train
Accommodation: On Night Pumpkin Express train
Transferring distance: 380 km
Day 7: Hanoi Arrival – Transfer to Mai Chau Cycle tours
Our train will push you back to Hanoi at 5 :00 am in the morning. Our shuttle bus will meet you and tranfser to hotel for taking shower and having breakfast. following hearty breakfast, we commence to Mai Chau via Hoa Binh. Take two hours transfer out of Hanoi city to Luong son Town, we start cycling on undulating road to Kim Boi for break coffee and tea. On the way you are fascinated by lush scenery of sugar cain, coin field and orange gardens, magnificent limestone mountains . we keep riding to Cao Phong town and take short transfer to local restaurant. After lunch we avoid main road by transfer 3o minutes to bottom of Thung khe pass. We restart cycling on scenic route, passing Thai tribe village to the Bank of Da river. We ride on paved road along the bank of the river to Bai Sang and down hill to Mai Chau Town, turn of village road lead to Mai Chau Ecolodge. Have dinner in local restaurant.
Activities:Picking up and Tranferringto Mai Chau
Accommodation: Mai Chau Ecolodge***
Cycling distance: 65 Km
Day 8: Mai Chau Bicycle Loop
Waking up you early in the morning by birds and chicken sounding, you will be treated by Thai traditional cake for breakfast with hot coffee and tea. After light breakfast, we cycle through different villages on a mix of good single track paths link from villages to anothers, the view are stunning as the ride passes and cross lush rice paddies./ Unique to this area are fan palms, grown specifically to use for roofing.We pass hot springs, cycle cross suspension bridges and follow the contours around beautiful terraced rice fields. We stop for lunch en route in local family. After lunch, we cycle back road, single tracks, buffalo trails through rice terraced fields .Stay at local homestay of Phom Coong Village. The rest of afternoon is at leisure to wander by foot or explore the village trails further by bike. Dinner and over night at Thai Homestay or Mai Chau Ecolodge
Activities:Fullday cycling in Mai Chau Valley
Accommodation: Mai Chau Ecolodge/ Ecohomestay
Transferring distance: 65 km
Day 9: Cycling tour from Mai Chau – Cuc phuong
Breakfast in hotel. We say good bye the family and resort, our shuttle bus will take us to Phu Luong nature Reserve . upon arriving in Kho Muong Village, we commence to ride down hill to Pho Doan and Pho doan Commune. Phu Luong Nature Reserve and Cuc Phuong National Park is an area of outstanding beauty, cultural interest and high biodiversity value stretching from Mai Chau in the north west to Cuc Phuong in the south west. It is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. Cycling in this area, you will experience the daily life and culture of Thai and Muong People. We cycle on tarmac road lead to Pho Doan township and turn left, crossing the bridge to Cam Luong commune. Have lunch enroute. After lunch we continue to ride on dirt road and paved road, passing many hill tribe villages, rice terrace paddies, and sublime limestone mountain ranges. Arrivng in Cuc Phuong national park late afternoon. Do check in and have relax before going out for dinner.
Activities: Cycling and Transferring to Cuc Phuong
Accommodation: Cuc Phuong Resort****
Cyclingdistance: 90 km
Day 10: Cycling tour from Cuc Phuong – Ninh Binh
After breakfast, our minibus take us into the depth of forest. From the center of the Park, we will cycle along canopied forest trails and through primitive jungle – an exclusive, tourist – free route, all the way to the gate of National park. Stop for refreshment, then we visit the Endangered primate Rescure Center. The day’s cycling continues onto Dong Giao – pineapple plantation where you can enjoy fresh pineapple from local farmers selling on sideroad. We ride out of plantation to Tamdiep Township, transfer to Tam Coc for Lunch. Afterlunch, we ride through magnificient limestone mountains rise up majestically from the green rice paddies, visit Bich Dong Pagoda and Thai Vi Temple. We kepp rideing through village and rice paddy to Trang An newly world desinated natural heritage. Take two hours boat trip to visit and explore the beaty of stalagmite and stalagtites in different cave whilst boating through. Enjoy emerald stream water and picturesque scenery. Our boat come back to the wharf, we ride on bike through magnificent limestone mountain ranges soaring above the rice paddy. Arriving in Legend hotel, check in and relax in Simming pool. Dinner and stay overnight in Tam Coc Hidden Charm Hotel.
Activities: Cycling and Visiting
Accommodation: Tam Coc Hidden Charm Hotel****
Transferring distance: 65 Km
Day 11: Ninh Binh Cycling and transferring to Hai Phong
Breakfast in hotel, we avoid the hustle and bustle of Ninh binh city in the morning by transfer out of city. Upon arriving Hung Ha , Thai Binh. We start cycling on rice paddy road and passing vast of rice paddy and peaceful villages and Tobaco farms in Vinh Bao , Hai Phong city. Cycling in the heart of Red River Delta ( from Thai Binh to Hai phong) is interesting way to interact with local people, explore the wet rice civilization and exotic scenery.Have lunch in Tien Lang Township. Following to lunch meal. We continue to ride around the village and rice paddy to Tien Lang township and turn right to Hai Phong city on tarmac road. upon arriving in Hai Phong do check in and relax by yourself. Dinner in local reataurant.
Activities:Tranferringand Cycling in Hai Phong
Accommodation: Huu Nghi Hotel****
Cycling distance: 65 km
Day 12: Hai phong Cycling to Binh Bridge Transfer to Halong Bay
Have delicious breakfast in hotel, we start cycling from hotel through City to Northeast direction, cross over bridge and then cycling on pumpy road, through countryside, vegetable garden, peaceful villages to public ferry where tributaries of Red river separate HaiPhong and Quang Ninh Province. We go to the land of Quang Ninh Province,keep going to Bieu Nghi T junction with High way 18 and tranfer to Halong Bay.Arriving in Halong Bay, you will check in and take cruise to explore Halong Bay. Over night on cruise
Activities:Tranferringand transferring to Night Boat trip
Accommodation: On Night Cruise
Transferring distance: 150 km
Day 13: Halong Bay Exploring and transferring to Cat Ba Island
After breakfast, you will follow the local guide to visit the Sung Sot Cave and do kayaking in Luon grotto, Back to cruise for checking out and having early lunch while our cruise is going back to harbour. Arriving in Harbour, you will be transfered by small boat to Gia Luan dock. Our bike is already for you once you arrive. We start riding from Gia Luan through Cat Ba National Park back to the Town, on the way we conquer some stiff passes. However, you are rewarded by captivating scenic beauty and thrilling soaring mountain. Arrivin in Cat Ba town, you are free to explore the town or go to swim on beach. Have dinner and stayover night in Cat Ba.
Activities:Exploring Halong Bay and cycling to cat Ba Island
Accommodation: Cat Ba Resort****
Cyclingdistance: 24 Km
Day 14: Cat Ba Island Cycling and Trekking
After breakfast in Hotel, we starting riding from Hotel to Cat ba National Park, on the way we conquere three passes before rolling to Cat Ba National park. Upon arriving in Park, we leave the bikes and trekking inside jungle to discover the biodiversity values of national park and climb on the peak to take overview of Cat Ba and Halong Bay also. Riding bike back Town by another hilly road. Have lunch enroute, have free time in afternoon. Dinner and stay overnight in Cat Ba town.
Activities:Cycling and Trekking
Accommodation: Cat Ba Resort****
Trekking and Cycling distance: 30km/ 8 hours.
Day 15: Cat ba – Hai Phong – Hanoi
Today is the last day of cycling in Red River Delta, you have time to explore the daily life of local fishmen and experience interesting activities on the way back to Hanoi.We start cycling from Hotel follow the coast and hilly road lead to Cai Vieng Commune and Viet Hai fishsauce villges. We take two public ferries before landing on Hai Phong city.Arriving in Dinh Vu international sea Port, Have lunch in seafoods restaurant. After lunch time, we take short transfer out of bustling city and then cycle back to Hanoi via Hai Duong Province.Ariving in Hanoi late afternoon, do check in and have relax by yourself.Farewell dinner is arranged for your group. Stay in Hanoi
Accommodation: Transferring to Ha Noi city
Transferring distance: 200km
What To Expect
This tour is designed to be Eco- tour, off the beaten track, culture tours and adventure tours for those who are keen on getting out of crowded, nature lovers. Vietnam has made great changes in tourist accommodations and services in recent years, but please remember that it is still a developing country, so we may experience occasionally. specially in remote area inconveniences.
All our accommodations: will be clean and comfortable, with private western toilet and shower/bath. The hotels have been chosen for your comfort as well as their proximity to prime photographic locations.
What to bring?
- Original passport
- Appropriated clothes for different time of the year and each region
- Vietnamese currency for mountainous areas
- Photography gears
- Tour Price: Available upon Request
- Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.
- English speaking guide is available ( another languages is upon requested)
- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels or local restaurants
- Tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Services of a driver and Private airconditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers.
- Entrance fees for all sights visited.
- Round train ticket from Hanoi – Lao Cai – Lao Cai- Hanoi
- Boat trips as stated in the itinerary
- Lunch or dinner if mentioned in itinerary with (L,D)
- Domestic airport taxes for any domestic flights
- International flights to and from Vietnam.
- Meals other than those mentioned above
- Personal expenses are such as laundry, telephone, drinks etc....
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal insurance
- Any domestic flights not mentioned
- International departure airport tax (normally included in your ticket price)
- Other services not clearly mentioned in the "Tour Includes"
Creating Unique Touring Experiences
All the touring itineraries on this website have been carefully crafted. However, we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler. We are waiting to hear from you so that we can Tailor Make a Vietnam tour to your individual specifications.