Vietnam Biking, Trekking & Snorkeling 12 days

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12 days

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Summary

Hanoi – Sapa – Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

Embark on a cycling adventure through Duong Lam, one of Hanoi’s few remaining traditional villages. Trek through the breathtaking Muong Hoa Valley in Sapa, surrounded by mesmerizing rice terraces. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Nha Trang Bay for an unforgettable snorkeling experience. Explore the vibrant city life of Ho Chi Minh City and cycle along the picturesque Mekong Delta. These are just a glimpse of the thrilling activities that await you on this dynamic journey. Vietnam offers a diverse range of experiences from the northern highlands to the southern delta, ensuring an unforgettable adventure regardless of the activities or itineraries you choose.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi

Welcome to the ancient capital of Vietnam, Hanoi.Upon your arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, our guide and driver will be ready to greet you just outside the baggage claim area. They will then escort you to your hotel situated in the heart of the city.Take the remainder of the day to unwind and recuperate from any travel fatigue. If you arrive in the morning with a keen desire to commence your exploration of Hanoi, you might also want to consider one of the recommended half-day tours.Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Embark on your journey in the capital city of Hanoi.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi Full Day City Tour

MorningCommence your morning by waking up before 7:00 a.m. to delve into a distinctive facet of Hanoi.Embark on a serene solo stroll around the central Hoan Kiem Lake, where you'll encounter locals engaging in various activities such as meditation, Tai Chi, exercises, and badminton.Immerse yourself in the vibrant street food culture at one of the local makeshift eateries before returning to the hotel for some relaxation.After your morning reprieve, visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, featuring the mausoleum of the nation's founder, Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, and Ho Chi Minh's stilt house.Adjacent to this complex, explore the One Pillar Pagoda, an ancient structure dating back to the city's origins.Continue your journey to the Temple of Literature, recognized as Vietnam's inaugural university.The Ethnology Museum, dedicated to showcasing the diverse cultures of Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups, is also part of the itinerary.Take a break and enjoy a delightful lunch.AfternoonReturn to the city and embark on a rickshaw ride through the Old Quarter, where traditional trading practices are still vibrant.NightConclude your day with an enchanting water puppetry performance, a traditional Vietnamese art form, at the renowned water puppet theatre.Elevate your culinary experience by participating in the Hanoi Motorbike Night Food tour.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi. Activities:Explore notable attractions in Hanoi Wander through the lively Hanoi Old Quarter Attend a captivating water puppet show Participate in the Hanoi Motorbike Night Food tou
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi – Duong Lam Village – Train to Sapa

Morning*Duong Lam hamlet stands out as one of the few traditional villages that has been remarkably preserved. Its traditional architecture, charming narrow lanes, and temples honoring the two monarchs born there contribute to its widespread acclaim.Begin your day with breakfast before heading southwest to escape the clamor of Hanoi and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the countryside.Explore a historical residence to gain insights into the architecture of this nearly 400-year-old dwelling.Take a leisurely tour of the picturesque villages to gain a deeper understanding of the locals' way of life.Savor a delightful local lunch.AfternoonVisit the Communal House and the adjacent village pagoda, both exemplary specimens of Northern Vietnamese architecture.Proceed to the temples dedicated to King Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung before continuing to the Mia Pagoda, an extensive collection featuring 287 Buddhist sculptures.Embark on a bicycle ride through the village and its vast rice fields, enjoying an hour of exploration.Seize any opportunities to engage with the residents of this national treasure, leading humble yet content lives along the way.Later in the afternoon, return to Hanoi.NightBoard the overnight train bound for Lao Cai. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Overnight train. Activities: Explore Duong Lam hamlet through its ancient architecture Gain insights into the local's way of life Uncover the historical narratives of the hamlet Visit temples and pagodas adorned with Buddhist sculptures Embark on an overnight train journey to Lao Cai
Day 4

Day 4: Lao Cai - Sapa Trekking - Guesthouse

MorningYour guide and driver will greet you at Lao Cai train station for a scenic one-hour journey to Sapa.Enjoy a hearty breakfast upon arrival.Embark on a captivating trek from Sapa Center to Sa Seng, an off-the-beaten-path Hmong minority village, offering insights into the daily life of the locals.Ascend Den Thang Mountain's slopes for approximately an hour, reaching Hang Da Village.Savor a delightful picnic lunch amid nature.AfternoonDescend to Hau Chu Ngai, another Hmong community (30 minutes).Traverse into Hong Den Hamlet, a cluster of dwellings scattered on a rocky outcrop, providing breathtaking views of the region.Pause to appreciate the scenic beauty before continuing the descent toward Hau Thao village.Conclude the day with a photo opportunity at Ta Van Bridge.NightOvernight stay at your guesthouse.Engage in a culinary demonstration and share a meal with the welcoming host family. Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Homestay. Activities:Explore Den Thang Mountain, Hong Den HamletLearn about the Hmong minority in Sa Seng, Hau Chu NgaiDiscover picturesque villages like Hau Thao village and Hang Da villageAdmire the charm of Ta Van Bridge
Day 5

Day 5: Sapa Trekking Full Day

Enjoy breakfast at your homestay.Immerse yourself in the cultural diversity and breathtaking natural landscapes of Sapa.Embark on a journey through expansive valleys adorned with terraced rice fields.Traverse remote hill tribe settlements with the guidance of your knowledgeable hike leader.*Choose from three hiking options:A 3-kilometer gentle strollA 6-kilometer moderate trekA 12-kilometer extensive hikeHiking presents a wonderful opportunity to witness the daily life of the region.Gain insights into the rich cultures of the Hmong, Dzao, and Dzay ethnic groups residing in the area. Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa. Activities:Trek through the valleys and hills of SapaLearn about the cultures of various ethnic minorities
Day 6

Day 6: Back to Hanoi

Delight in a delectable breakfast while taking in the surrounding natural beauty.Enjoy a leisurely morning at your own pace until it's time for your shuttle bus journey back to Hanoi.Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be picked up and transferred to your accommodation for the night.If you're not ready to retire for the day, you might want to explore Hanoi's culinary scene with the Hanoi By Night Foodie Vespa Tour. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi. Activities: Return to Hanoi and unwind in the capital
Day 7

Day 7: Hanoi - Nha Trang

Following breakfast, you will be transferred to Noi Bai Airport.Catch a domestic flight bound for Nha Trang.Upon landing, proceed from the airport to your designated hotel.The rest of the day is at your leisure to spend as you wish.Additionally, you may opt to engage in some half-day excursions, such as the Thap Ba Hot Spring & Mud Bath Half-day tour or the Nha Trang Bay Sunset Cocktail & Dinner Cruise. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang. Activities: Enjoy your free half-day in Nha Trang.
Day 8

Day 8: Nha Trang Islands and Snorkeling Tour Full Day

MorningEnjoy your breakfast early and embark on your Nha Trang Snorkeling Day adventure.Commence your journey from your lodging to Cau Da Port.At Mieu Island, visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium, home to a diverse array of marine species.Admire the stunning beauty of marine fish, creatures, and plants.Mun Island, renowned for its vibrant coral reefs and diverse fish, is an ideal spot for snorkeling.Explore caves where sea swallows nest.Head to Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island, or the charming "Mini beach" for relaxation, swimming, and engaging in water sports or other activities.Enjoy a light lunch on the island.AfternoonVisit a local fishing community.Return to the mainland.NightUnwind with your companions on the shore, take a swim, or indulge in delicious seafood.Overnight at your hotel in Nha Trang Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang. Activities: - Explore marine life at Tri Nguyen AquariumSnorkel around Mun Island and explore its cavesEnjoy water sports and relaxation on Mot Island and Tranh Beach Island
Day 9

Day 9: Nha Trang Free Day

MorningEmbrace the morning sun and relish a delightful breakfast.Enjoy a leisurely day in Nha Trang, offering you the flexibility to explore at your own pace.For an enriching experience, consider the 10 Best Tours in Nha Trang to make the most of your free day.*Here are some recommended activities, especially if you're inclined towards exploring Nha Trang's cultural aspects:Take a car ride to Cau Da and marvel at the extensive collection of marine species at the Vietnam Oceanographic Institute. The National Oceanic Museum of Vietnam, situated approximately 5 kilometers from Nha Trang City Center, stands as one of the nation's earliest hubs for scientific oceanographic research.AfternoonVisit notable landmarks like Long Son Pagoda, Stone Church, Chong Promontory Rocks, and Po Nagar Temples.Explore the local Dam Market, a captivating destination where you can wander and gain insights into the daily lives of Nha Trang residents.NightDelight in the Nha Trang Bay Sunset Cocktail & Dinner Cruise.Prepare for your upcoming journey tomorrow. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang. Activities: - Explore marine life at Cau DaVisit Long Son Pagoda, Stone Church, Chong Promontory Rocks, and Po Nagar Temples.Experience shopping at Dam Market
Day 10

Day 10: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Morning:Indulge in your final breakfast in Nha Trang.Board a flight bound for Ho Chi Minh City.Upon landing, rendezvous with your tour guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel.*Please note that some hotels observe a check-in time of 2 pm. If you wish to check in earlier, a surcharge may apply.Immerse yourself in the Sai Gon City Tour.Commence your exploration at the Reunification Palace, the former residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.Visit the War Remnants Museum, featuring a compelling collection of images from both Vietnam and the United States.Witness the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, two distinguished examples of classical French colonial architecture.Pause for lunch and a brief respite.Afternoon:Extend your city expedition with a visit to Giac Lam Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in the city, situated on its eastern outskirts.Traverse to Cho Lon (Big Market) and Thien Hau Pagoda, nestled within the vibrant confines of Chinatown.Explore the bustling markets of Ben Thanh in the city center before returning to your Saigon abode.Night:Embark on a luxurious Dinner Cruise along the Saigon River.Settle in for an overnight stay in Saigon. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh Activities: - Tour Reunification Palace, the War Remnants MuseumAppreciate the architectural marvels of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post OfficeDiscover Giac Lam Pagoda and Thien Hau PagodaEngage in shopping at Ben Thanh Market and Cho Lon Market
Day 11

Day 11: Mekong Delta Biking Tour

Elevate the allure of your 11th-day expedition with the captivating Mekong Delta Biking Tours. Consider enticing options such as Cai Be Market – Tan Phong Island, Mekong Delta Local Life, or Experience Mekong Delta with fish catching by bare hands for a more diverse and immersive experience.Here's a suggested itinerary:Morning:08:00: Your journey begins with a hotel pickup, and you'll be driven to Cai Lay.Board a charming wooden boat for a delightful 30-minute cruise along one of the Mekong River's smaller branches, offering picturesque views of the countryside and river life.At Cam Son Bridge, receive a bicycle for a 7-kilometer ride through small hamlet roads and past fruit orchards, navigating easy, level terrain.Be mesmerized by the activities of locals in their rice fields, orchards, and at the bustling local market.Enjoy some locally sourced fresh fruits and engage in a polite conversation with the proprietor.Take a plunge into a quaint mud pond and try your hand at catching fish with bare hands.Relish the satisfaction of consuming the freshly caught fish from the pond.Continue your journey through this Mekong village, concluding at a local home for a delightful Mekong Delta-themed meal.Afternoon:After lunch, a short stroll takes you back to your car for the return journey to Saigon. Night:Arrive in Saigon and unwind at your hotel.Alternatively, consider an exciting Saigon Night Life Tour by Motorbike for a different nocturnal adventure.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh Activities:Join a bicycle tour in the Mekong Delta Immerse yourself in the culture and daily life of the Mekong's locals
Day 12

Day 12: Say goodbye to Ho Chi Minh

Indulge in your final breakfast in Ho Chi Minh City.Embark on a sightseeing adventure through the vibrant city, exploring alongside the locals.Organize your belongings and prepare for departure.Head to Tan Son Nhat Airport.Conclude your enriching 12-day Vietnam Biking, Trekking & Snorkeling tour. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable Activities: Depart from Ho Chi Minh City

PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1586 USD
1186 USD
3star
Deluxe1786 USD
1386 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta.

* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.
* Boat trips as specified.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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