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TRAILS OF VIETNAM - Multi activity Trip

2 weeks: Hanoi to Saigon(optional flights from London) (EX-AOF)

Synopsis

On foot, in the saddle, with paddle - active the length of Vietnam

Profile

Travel by bus, boat and sleeper train and 1internal flight. Activities include cycling, kayaking and trekking.

Trip tags

Canoeing - Cruising - Road Tours - People & Religion

Description

Whether it\'s kayaking beneath towering cliffs in the South China Sea, cycling by vibrant green paddy fields in the Mekong Delta, or trekking amongst colourful hilltribes, this dynamic trip allows us to interact with the local people and environment in a way we couldn\'t by vehicle alone. We get a great insight into everyday life as well as seeing all the major sights. Of course all this activity needs fuelling, which gives us the perfect excuse for sampling the superb Vietnamese cuisine.

Group size

Min. 5, max. 16, plus leader and local guides.

Itineraries

Day 1

Start Hanoi.

Day 3

Full day trek amongst ethnic White and Black Thai hilltribe villages.

Day 4

Trekking before returning to Hanoi for city tour including the Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Prison and the Old Quarter; evening Water Puppet show.

Day 5

To Halong Bay; cruise/kayak among spectacular limestone formations; dinner and sleep on junk.

Day 6

Swimming and kayaking in Halong Bay; overnight sleeper train to Hue.

Day 8

Cycle to tomb of Emperor Tu Duc; spectacular drive to Hoi An.

Day 9

Walking tour of Hoi An; optional bike ride or boat trip, or relax on beach.

Day 10

Fly to Saigon; afternoon visit Cu Chi Tunnels.

Day 11

Cycle ride to Cai Be; visit handicraft workshops; drive to Can Tho.

Day 12

Boat trip to floating markets; more cycling before boat trip to island homestay.

Day 13

Cruise to Cai Be; to Saigon, afternoon city tour including Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum.

Day 14

End Saigon.

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