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Vietnam Mountain Overland to Trekking & Homestay Tour

Highlight: Hanoi, Ba Be, Tuyen Quang, Ha Giang, Meo Vac, Dong Van, Bac Ha, Sa Pa, Tam Duong, Sin Ho, Dien Bien Phu, Son La, Mai Chau, Ha Long

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Adventure Tours in Vietnam

There are numerous Adventure Tours in Vietnam conducted by various tour adventure and private. One can take part in a number of activities right from canoeing to cycling, trekking and cross country trails, etc. The Adventure Tours in Vietnam are some of the most exciting expeditions in Vietnam.

There are quite a number of adventure activities which are recommended in various Vietnam travel guides. The popular ones include trekking, cycling, kayaking, canyoning, rock climbing, motor biking and other 4WD adventures. Vietnam has a diverse landscape and is ideal for these activities. Canoeing in Vietnam is one of the popular adventure activities which has become increasingly well liked by the tourists.

If you explore this country you will see quite a number of venues which are ideal for embarking on these adventure trails. The mountainous areas of Ba Be Lake, Cao Bang, Sapa and Ha Giang .etc...offer breathtaking views of diverse landscapes. These places attract a lot of international travelers where they can get a glimpse of some of the ethnic people of the region.

Among the popular locations Dalat is most alluring to the international travelers. It is located in the south central highlands of Vietnam and has a diversified landscape. Here you will find various lakes, valleys and hills covered with vast stretches of pine forests. This ever popular hill station was established by the French. This city is set at an altitude of 2000 meters and is ideal for mountain biking, kayaking, rappelling and rock climbing. There are a number of tour operators who offer adventure itineraries for the international travelers. The mountain treks will take you through the amazing ecosystem and mountain terrains.

One can go through the forest regions over the Lang Bian River to reach the remote Chil village. You will be mesmerized by the picturesque view of the farmlands and the forests. This is infact one of the most demanding physical treks which comprises of fast paced action all throughout.

Besides, you can also stroll through the vast stretches of pine forests hike to the Pinhatt Mountain top from where you can get the picturesque view of the Tuyen Lam Lake. Just take a boat ride to visit one of most beautiful pagodas in Vietnam.

Adventure Tours in Vietnam will be quite enthralling which would enhance your touring experience.

 


Detailed Itinerary

Vietnam Mountain Overland to Trekking & Homestay Tour


Itinerary in Brief
Day 1 : Hanoi - Arrival
Day 2 : Hanoi City tourVietnam Mountain Overland to Trekking & Homestay Tour
Day 3 : Hanoi – Ba Be Lake
Day 4 : Trekking To Tay's Villages
Day 5 : Back To Ba Be LaKe
Day 6 : Ba Be – Tuyen Quang
Day 7 : Tuyen Quang – Ha Giang
Day 8 : Ha Giang-Meo Vac-Dong Van
Day 9 : Dong Van-Ha Giang-Tuyen Quang
Day 10 : Tuyen Quang-Bac Ha
Day 11 : Bac Ha
Day 12 : Bac Ha-Sa Pa-Tam Duong
Day 13 : Tam Duong-Sin Ho-Lai Chau
Day 14 : Lai Chau - Dien Bien Phu
Day 15 : Dien Bien Phu-Son La-Mai Chau
Day 16 : Mai Chau - Hanoi
Day 17 : Hanoi – Halong Bay (overnight on boat)
Day 18 : Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 19 : Hanoi - Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 : Hanoi - Arrival
Up on arrival at the airport in Hanoi, you will be met and transferred to hotel for check in until we injoy in a welcome dinner at one of the finest restaurant in Hanoi City.
Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Include: Private car, Hotel in Hanoi, Tour guide, Dinner

Day 02 : Hanoi City tour
Our tour today starts after breakfast at the hotel, the destination will be Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum with Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, outside Ho Chi Minh Museum; the Temple of Literature. Free at leisure in the afternoon. At 5PM we have one hour cycle tour around the Old Quarter; after that we will enjoy the Water Puppet show at the Theater.
Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Include: Private car, Hotel in Hanoi, Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance fee

Day 03 : Hanoi – Ba Be Lake
AM: Depart for Babe Lake, a mountain area which is nearly 200km far from Hanoi. Arrival on midday.
PM: Visit Ba Be area: Nang river, grotto's, waterfall, O/N at ethnic village Pac Ngoi where visitors can learn about the Tay people's customs. Enjoy meals of ethnic minorities. Overnight in guest's house.
Include : Private car, Hotel in guest's house, Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 04 : Trekking To Tay's Villages
7 hours hard trekking to visit Tay's village accompanied by local guide. Take away lunch will be arranged. It takes 5 hour walk to the village - spend time with ethnic people. Overnight in the village of Tay people.
Include : Private car, Homestay, Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 05 : Back To Ba Be LaKe
Trekking back to Babe Lake. At leisure on the day. Overnight in Babe guest house
Include: Private car, Guest's house, Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 6: Ba Be – Tuyen Quang
Depart for Tuyen Quang. Lunch on the way. Overnight in Tuyen Quang
Include: Private car, Hotel in Tuyen Quang, our guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 7: Tuyen Quang – Ha Giang
Off for Ha Giang, the remote northern province of Vietnam, where H'mong poeple consider as their capital. Meet many ethnic villages en route with rich culture. Overnight in Ha Giang
Include: Private car, Hotel in Ha Giang, our guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 08: Ha Giang-Meo Vac-Dong Van
Depart early morning to visit the wonderful world of ethnic people. Get picture of many impressive scenery en route and colorful weekly market. visit the palace of H'mong king. Overnight in Dong Van.
Include : Private car, Hotel in guest's house, Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 09 : Dong Van-Ha Giang-Tuyen Quang
Transfer back to Tuyen Quang. Overnight in Tuyen Quang
Include: Private car, Hotel in Tuyen Quang, Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 10: Tuyen Quang-Bac Ha
Continue your trip to North West. Leave Tuyen Quang for Bac Ha. This day is a hard travelling by car but the scenery on route is incredible. Overnight in Bac Ha.
Include : Private car, Hotel in Bac Ha, Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 11 : Bac Ha
Visit Can Cau Market, an outstanding feature of ethnic people in the North. Buying souvernir from ethnic people. Short walk to discover some surrounding villages. Overnight in Bac Ha
Include: Private car, Hotel in Bac Ha, Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 12: Bac Ha-Sa Pa-Tam Duong
Depart for Tam Duong. Stop enroute to visit Sapa market which is organized weekly only in Saturday. 5 hours trekking to discover villages of ethnic minorities such as Sandiu, Hanhi, Xa that remains natural and unspoiled by mass tourism. Overnight in Tam Duong
Include: Private car, Hotel in Tam Duong, Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 13: Tam Duong-Sin Ho-Lai Chau
Trekking by shortcut to SinHo villages. Car will run free and meet you at Sinho village. Continue to drive to Lai Chau town. Overnight in Lai Chau.
Include : Private car, Hotel in Lai Chau, Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 14 : Lai Chau - Dien Bien Phu
Leave Lai Chau for Dien Bien Phu. Visit the old battle field. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu
Include: Private car, Hotel in Dien Bien Phu, Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 15 : Dien Bien Phu-Son La-Mai Chau
Leave Lai Chau for Mai Chau. Enroute visit the prison of French war. Arrival in Mai Chau, join the activities to Thai minority. Overnight at house-on-stilt in Mai Chau.
Include: Private car, Homestay, Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 16 : Mai Chau-Ha Noi
Leave Mai Chau for Hanoi. Free time.
Include : Private car, Hotel in Hanoi, Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance fee

Day 17 : Ha Noi-Halong Bay
08h30: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi and drive to Halong
12h00: Arrival dock, get on the junk, check in, welcome wine
13h00: Lunch
13h30: Visiting Ha Long bay, Thien Cung cave (Palace of Heaven), Dau Go (grotto of wood), round over Tuan Chau island, Dog island, Dinh Huong, Ga Choi (fighting cock mountain), Turtle island, Titov beach. Enjoying sunset, having dinner, fishing-drinking and overnight on the junk.
Include : Private car, Boat trip in Halong Bay (A/C private cabin for 02 persons on boat), Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 18 : Halong Bay – Hanoi
7h00: Breakfast
7h30: Visiting man’s head island, Tortoise island, Luon cave, Bai Tu Long bay, Bai Tho mountain and Ha Long market
11h00: Lunch
12h00: Return to wharf.
12:15: Pick up and transfer back to Hanoi. Arrives in Hanoi at 16:00.
Include: Private car, Hotel in Hanoi, Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance fee

Day 19: Hanoi Departure
Free time until transfer you to the airport to catch your flight back home.
Include: Private car, Breakfast.


Departure & Price

This is a sample itinerary so the cost really depends on your hotel choice, number of people in your group and time of travel. An indication of the cost for this itinerary is between US$1789 -US$3068 per person based on four people travelling in high season.


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INCLUDING

+ Pick up & drop off at hotels at the tour places

+ Accommodation based on twin sharing at places as indicated in program

+ Food as mentioned in the itinerary (B- breakfast, L- lunch, D- dinner)

+ All transfers and transportation

+ All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary

+ Professional English speaking tour guide at places

+ Purified water & wet towel

+ Private car and driver

NOT INCLUDING
+ Visa application fee to Vietnam

+ Personal expenses

+ Other meals and drinks

+ Late check out & early check in for accommodation at the places

+ Airport tax and departure tax

+ All other service not made on the written form

+ Insurance

+ Tips and gratuities

 

Creating Unique Touring Experiences

All the touring itineraries on this website have been carefully crafted by our in-country management teams and represent a series of experiences we can certainly recommend. However, we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler. Our consultants are waiting to hear from you so that we can tailor or custom design a Vietnam tour to your individual specifications.


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Travel facts

Asian Trail Tours - Traveller Tips for Vietnam

GEOGRAPHY: Vietnam stretches over 1600 km.along the eastern coast of the Indochina Peninsula. The S-shaped country is broad in the north and south and very narrow in the centre. Almost 80% of Vietnam consists of mountains and hills. The TruongSonMountains extend almost the length of Vietnam along the borders with Laos and Cambodia.

VISAS: All visitors are required to have a valid visa to enter Vietnam. A one-month tourist visa is usually sufficient for most visitors though it is possible to arrange 3-month and 6-month multiple entry visas for regular visitors. All visitors must obtain visa approval from the Vietnamese Immigration Department before a visa is issued.

MONEY: The currency issued by the Vietnam State Bank is the dong (abbreviated "d" or VND) which is used informally throughout the country. Bank notes in denominations of 200d to 100,000d are presently in circulation. The exchange rate is approximately 18,000d = US$1. Australia Dollars are accepted in many hotels, restaurants. Banks are open Monday to Friday and some are open Saturday morning. Traveller's cheques can be exchanged at banks, some international hotel and some exchange bureaux but can be difficult to change outside of the major cities. Visa Card and MasterCard are now accepted in many hotels, restaurants and shops.

ELECTRICITY: Electric current in Vietnam is 220 volts and will operate all Australian appliances. Always carry a torch with fresh batteries. Recharge photographic batteries regularly.

CLOTHING: Comfortable lightweight clothing in natural fabrics such as cotton is most suitable for travelling in Vietnam. The dress code is fairly casual as in most parts of the tropics but it is advisable to cover arms and legs in the evenings against biting insects. A lightweight raincoat is a good idea in the rainy season. During the winter months warm clothing is needed for visiting the north of Vietnam. Visitors to Buddhist countries should not wear shorts, short skirts or other skimpy clothing when visiting religious buildings and shoes should be removed before entering a private home

CLIMATE / WEATHER: Vietnam’s weather conditions are pleasant for visitors throughout the year. The WINTER monsoon comes from the northeast between October and March with wet chilly conditions in the north, but dry warm temperatures to the south. From April to October the southwest monsoons bring warm, humid weather to the whole country.

LANGUAGE: Because Vietnamese has six different tones, it is a difficult language for most foreigners to speak despite the fact that the Roman alphabet is used in modern Vietnamese. The same word can have six different meanings depending on the tone used to pronounce it. In the cities and larger towns English is becoming popular and is now spoken by many younger people while some of the older generation still speak fluent French. Russian and Chinese are also spoken by some people

ACCOMMODATION: All group tour hotels have been especially selected. All have private western bathroom facilities. Laundry service can launder clothing within 24 hours. It is not customary for all hotels to have refrigerator and tea/coffee facilities.

FOOD / DRINK: The cuisine of Vietnam comes as a pleasant surprise to many visitors and is definitely a part of the Vietnam experience not to be missed. One of the characteristics of Vietnamese food is that it is always fresh being bought the same morning straight from the market. Food is usually prepared with a minimum of oil and served with the ubiquitous fish sauce called nuoc mam. Typical Vietnamese dishes you can expect to try include pho, a type of rice noodle soup eaten for breakfast, cha gio, deep-fried spring rolls and goi ngo sen, a delicious salad made with lotus stems, shrimps and peanuts. Due to the strong Buddhist influence in Vietnam, vegetarian food is widely available.

SHOPPING: Souvenirs to look out for in Vietnam include lacquerware, silk, conical hats, woodcarvings, hill tribe fabrics and handicrafts, embroidery, marble, ceramics, silver jewellery, antique watches and paintings. Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi have the best choice when it comes to shopping but Hoi An in the centre of Vietnam is also a very good place to hunt for bargains.

TOILETS: Public toilets can sometimes be difficult to find. Take every opportunity you can to use clean toilets in hotels and restaurants. Make this a habit on your stay.

HEALTH: Consult your medico or visit the Traveller Medical and Vaccination Centre for professional medical advice well in advance of your departure, Wash hands before and after eating. Carry ‘wet-ones’,anti bacterial handwash, insect repellant, band aids and emergency medicines eg. Diarrhoea. Drink plenty of water and have adequate rest. Seek medical care, if needed. Don’t take risks with health and personal hygiene.

SAFETY / SECURITY: Always maintain a high level of personal security. Cash or wallets in pockets, obvious jewellery and open bags attract unwanted attention. Beware of pickpockets in crowded places. Lock your case, Carry a hotel card so that taxis know where to take you.

LUGGAGE: All passengers are limited to TWO items of luggage each. One case with maximum weight weight of 20 kg. and maximum size of 70 litres. It is essential to lock this case. One piece of hand luggage with maximum weight of 5 kg. It is advisable that hand luggage consist of a ‘daypack’ to carry camera, water, toilet paper, umbrella, hat etc.

TIPPING: Tipping for good service is not expected but is always appreciated in these developing nations. It is customary, though not compulsory, to tip tour guides and drivers at the end of a tour. Hotel and station porters should also be tipped.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: All group tour passengers must have comprehensive travel insurance. You can complete this with Asian Trail Tours if you wish. Check your Travel Insurance Policy for an Emergency number and details of services to be provided, Carry these details with you.