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Vietnam National Parks Tour

Highlight: Hanoi - Ba Be - Cam Son - Along - Hue - Hoi An - Phong Nha - Pleiku - Buon Ma Thuot - Yok Don - Dalat - Saigon - Can Tho

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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 National Parks Tour


Itinerary in Brief
Day 01: Arrival in Hanoi
Day 02: Hanoi bicycling and visits
Day 03: Hanoi – Ba Be
Day 04: Ba Be
Vietnam National Parks Tour
Day 05: Ba Be – Cam Son
Day 06: Cam Son – Halong Bay
Day 07: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Night Train to Hue
Day 08: Hue
Day 09: Hue – Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Day 10: Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park – Hoi An
Day 11: Visit of Hoi
Day 12: Hoi An – Danang – Pleiku
Day 13: Pleiku - Buon Ma Thuot
Day 14: Yok Don National Park
Day 15: Buon Ma Thuot - Dalat
Day 16: Dalat – Cat Tien National Park
Day 17: Cat Tien National Park
Day 18: Cat Tien – Saigon
Day 19: Saigon - Can Tho
Day 20: Can Tho - Saigon
Day 21: Departure from Saigon

Set Departures Vietnam National Parks Tour

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Hanoi
Arrival in Hanoi. Welcome from the Green Trail Tours guide and transfer to your hotel. Free time to rest and get acquainted with the town. Welcome diner and night at the hotel. Diner included.

Day 02: Hanoi bicycling and visits
In the morning, we go to our friends Vincent and Huong for a bicycle ride in the Hanoi countryside. Lunch with them. In the afternoon, visit of the capital of Vietnam, the Small Lake or Lake of the Restituted Sword of the Giant Turtle; then the Temple of Literature, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and Quan Thanh Temple. Hanoi by night in a cyclo-pousse. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 03: Hanoi – Ba Be
Direction: the Tay country, the territory of several ethnic groups. And the fantastic Ba Be national park, a true sanctuary of over 550 species of plants and some 300 of animals. Jungle, lakes, waterfalls, mountains...nature lovers will be overwhelmed. Night in stilted Tay home on the edge of Ba Be Lake. Breakfast, lunch, and diner included.

Day 04: Ba Be
We start our day of discovery of that magnificent national park with a boat ride to the Dau Dang Waterfalls. Lunch at M. Hien’s, a very colorful person and a chef renowned in the region. Then trekking in the surrounding mountains, covered with forests, the habitat of Tay, H’mong, and Dzao minorities. Diner and night with our lake friends. Breakfast, lunch, and diner included.

Day 05: Ba Be – Cam Son
Breakfast on the lake, then drive to Thai Nguyen, visit of the Ethnographic Museum. Lunch in a restaurant, then, we reach Cam Son Lake on a beautiful countryside road. Night at the hotel. Breakfast, lunch, and diner included.

Day 06: Cam Son – Halong Bay
Arrival at the bay around noon. Checking on our junk boat for a fairy tale cruise on the jade checkerboard. Sumptuous seafood on board. Visit of the grottoes and swimming on a sleeping beach. At sunset, we drop the anchor in the calm waters near an isolated island and savor a seafood diner served by the crew. Night in a boat private cabin. Breakfast, lunch, and diner included.

Day 07: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Night Train to Hue
Breakfast in the middle of the City of Lime Palaces enrobed in a morning mist. We continue our cruise of the mirrored waters. Return to the pier around 11AM and drive to Hanoi, transfer to the railway station for the night train to Hue in comfortable sleeping wagons. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 08: Hue
Welcome at the railway station. Checking in our private house superbly located in a green environment. Visit of the mausoleums of Emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh, who reigned over the Nguyen Dynasty. After lunch, excursion in a sampan on the famous Perfume River until Thien Mu Pagoda (Pagoda of the Celestial Lady), one of the most ancient and beautiful religious monuments in Hue. Then, visit of the Forbidden Citadel. Small stroll through the city and return to our host’s house nestled among gardens, located in the town green suburbs. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 09: Hue – Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Morning departure to the province of Quang Binh, to reach Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, at the foot of the Truong Son mountain chain. The oldest karst region of Asia, the park offers a spectacular scenery of grottoes, underground rivers, archeological sites, and a tropical forest of rich and varied floras. Since 1993,  the park is registered as a Unesco World Heritage. Visit of the Phong Nha Grottoe, famous for its kilometers of galleries, underground rivers, and numerous stalagmites and stalactites. Night in Dong Hoi. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 10: Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park – Hoi An
Early in the morning, we drive to Hoi An via the Mandarin Road and the spectacular Pass of the Clouds, which offers a magnificent view of Danang and the surroundings. Arrival in Hoi An at the end of the afternoon. Night at the hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 11: Visit of Hoi
Stroll and visit of the ancient harbor city of Hoi An: small antiquities museum, Japanese Covered Bridge, the old houses, the silk stores, the talentuous tailors, etc. In the afternoon, bicycling to the Tra Que vegetable village, encounter with local farmers. Swimming on Cua Dai Beach (according to the season) before returning to town. Night at the hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 12: Hoi An – Danang – Pleiku
Transfer to Danang for the noon flight Danang-Pleiku. Arrival in Pleiku, in the heart of the High Central Plateaus, a wild region inhabited by numerous ethnic groups. Welcome and visit of T’nung Lake, located in an ancient crater, and of the Jorai minority’s village of Dektu. Night at the hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 13: Pleiku - Buon Ma Thuot
Drive in the heart of magnificent hills, stops on the way to visit primitive forests and rubber and coffee plantations. Night in the stilted house of a minority village. Breakfast, lunch, and diner included.

Day 14: Yok Don National Park
Day trekking in the Yok Don National Park, which shelters 316 species of animals, including 67 of mammals, 196 of birds, 40 of reptiles, 13 of amphibians, 38 of rare and precious animals on the way to extinction : elephants, gayaux, axis deers, gibbons, tigers, crocodiles, etc. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 15: Buon Ma Thuot - Dalat
Breakfast and departure for on National Road 27. Arrival in the village of Jun, inhabited by the M’nong, a tribe highly experienced in capturing wild elephants. Pirogue boating on the lake and lunch. Arrival in Dalat, the « Town of Eternal Spring . Night at the hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 16: Dalat – Cat Tien National Park
Visit of the town: the church and the railway station, the French villas, the market, and the summer residence of Bao Dai, the last emperor of Vietnam. Lunch, then drive to Nam Cat Tien National Park. Night in a park guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and diner included.

Day 17: Cat Tien National Park
Superb trekking in the national park, renowned for its 600 species of plants, 240 of birds, and 50 of mammals, including rare ones such as elephants, tigers, or the last Java rhino. Night in a park guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and diner included.

Day 18: Cat Tien – Saigon
Morning departure to Saigon, the economic capital of Vietnam. Checking at the hotel. Lunch, then visit of the Chinese district of Cholon, the Central Post Office, and the cathedral. Breakfast included.

Day 19: Saigon - Can Tho
We leave Saigon in the morning to join the fantastic universe of the Mekong Delta. Arrival in My Tho, from which we go on a boat excursion on one of the Mekong numerous channels. Stop at Dragon Island to discover luxuriant orchards, where we taste delicious tropical fruits just picked from the trees. Taste of the “Elephant Ear” fish for lunch, then visit of a farm which produces rice and honey alcohol and coconut candy. We return to My Tho and drive to Can Tho, the Mekong Delta metropolis. Night at the hotel. Breakfast included. 

Day 20: Can Tho - Saigon
Early in the morning, we go on a boat to discover the extraordinary floating market of Cai Rang, then we stroll among green orchards. After lunch, we drive back to Saigon. Night at the hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 21: Departure from Saigon
Free time for your shopping and own discovery of the town before transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your departure. Breakfast included.

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$2189 -US$4068 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

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Travel facts

Green Trail Tours Portals - 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 center. Almost 80% of Vietnam consists of mountains and hills. The Mountainsides 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 jewelery, 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 hand wash, insect repellent, 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 ‘day pack’ 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 Green 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.