14-day Vietnam Adventure Tour

14-day Vietnam Adventure Tour

14-day Vietnam Adventure Tour

Prices

From $1,710USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, overnight train

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Highlights

Explore the nature and cities alike in magical Vietnam

Experience the cuisine, culture, and architecture of Hanoi through a cooking class, cycling adventure, and free time.

Hike through Cat Tien National Park, known for its Siamese crocodiles and botanical gardens.

Bike through Thuy Bieu Village and visit family workshops where they make incense, joss paper, and more.

Learn to make lanterns in Hoi An, creating your own (very fitting) souvenir in the City of Lanterns.

The 14-day Vietnam Adventure Tour is an adventure rich with cultural immersion, natural beauty, and activity. By biking, hiking, taking the train, and Jeep touring through both cities and countryside alike, this tour provides a complete picture of why Vietnam is a top destination.

You will set foot in the vibrant and busy city of Hanoi, then escape the bustle to adventure in Nam Cat Tien National Park, looking for monkeys, crocodiles, and other wildlife; an experience repeated later with a nighttime excursion for nocturnal encounters. Continue the journey to the ancient land of Hoi An, cycle to peaceful villages, and even learn how to make your own lanterns. Then, continue to explore Hue with a boat on the legendary Perfume River, hearing about dynasties that reigned in these lands. Heading to North Vietnam, you’ll go hiking and trekking, stopping to visit local homes and becoming familiar with the pace of life here. Come discover Vietnam!

14-day Vietnam Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the guide will lead the way to your awaiting driver. You will be privately transferred to your accommodations and you can explore the city at your own pace for the remainder of the day.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Jeep Tour in Cu Chi Tunnel

Today you will visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Travel to an underground hut to watch a short video and presentation about the tunnels, learning how Vietnam guerrillas lived and fought in the tunnels before having a real hands-on experience of what it took to live in the tunnels.

For those interested, there is an opportunity to fire off an AK47 or MK16 with real ammunition at the nearby shooting range.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 3 Trekking to Cat Tien National Park

Begin today with a drive to Nam Cat Tien National Park. The park was established in 1998 and is comprised of two separate areas, Nam Cat Tien and Cat Loc, which are linked by the Dong Nai River. Nam Cat Tien is well known as a tropical rainforest with high biodiversity and a variety of fauna and flora.

Enjoy the lunch at the restaurant onsite. Continue to discover the national park with a walk into the jungle, observing the plant and animal life. You can also explore on your own, biking through the jungle.

Overnight Location
Jungle Lodge in Cat Tien National Park
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Crocodile Swamp Tour and Trekking to Ferry Terminal

Have an early breakfast in the lively forest. Today the Jeep will take you to the Crocodile Swamp, the home of not only Siamese crocodiles but also a lot of rare birds which are recognized by the Red Book Animal Protection of Vietnam and the world.Take a ferry ride to learn more about the freshwater Siamese crocodile.

Afterwards, you’ll transfer to Ho Chi Minh City for a flight to Hoi An via Da Nang Airport.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hoi An
Distance
5km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 5 Biking and Farming Tour to Tra Nhieu Village

This morning you will be picked up at the hotel for a cycling adventure to the countryside of Hoi An to the Tra Que village. The host will tell you about local life as well as the rice and vegetable farming here, and you may take photos of the water buffalo or the local farmer working on their rice fields.

Arriving in the village, you will be warmly welcomed with special lemon basil tea before strolling around the vegetable garden to see how the locals farm.

Stop for a relaxing foot massage before a local cook shows you how to cook the Hoian pancake. Lunch will be served with all local foods before you have some free time, or you can lie on the hammock before riding back to your hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hoi An
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 6 Hoi An Lantern Making Lesson

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel and get ready for a lantern making lesson. Lanterns are the symbol of Vietnam and a big part of the local culture of Hoi An. Your guide will meet you at the hotel and you will cycle through the town to the craftsman home. You will be given an introduction about the lanterns and how it became the symbol of Hoi An, along with a demonstration of making a lantern. You will have an opportunity to create your own lantern and keep it as a souvenir.

After the lesson you will have time to explore Hoi An at your own pace, seeing what interests you.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hoi An
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 7 Journey to Hue by Train

Experience one of the best scenic train routes in Vietnam from Da Nang to Hue. A short 3hr train ride passes through picturesque countryside, then skirts on the side of a mountain as you travel along the coastline. Meet locals on board and make new friends on the journey.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hue
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Biking to Thuy Bieu Village

Explore a different side of Hue by visiting its rustic old villages. It is a good chance to learn about the culture and people of Vietnam and experience the local lifestyle.

This morning your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and drive you to Thuy Bieu Village. Upon arrival, have a welcome drink at the local house before taking a cycling ride around the village to see the daily life of the local people. During your cycling trip, you will visit family workshops for incense making, joss paper making and paper painting.

After the village, you will be back to your host’s house to have a relaxing foot massage. Then have a cooking lesson from a chef. The chef will teach you to cook some famous local meals. Enjoy the meals you cooked for lunch and have some rest before getting back to your hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hue
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 9 Travel to Hanoi

Enjoy a free morning. Afterward you will be transferred to the Hue airport for your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hanoi
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 10 Explore Hanoi in Depth and Transfer to Sapa

Step into the home of Mr. Liem, a passionate seventh-generation puppet maker and performer. He is the creator of the mobile theater and new puppet designs. Visit his humble home and listen to his story and to understand how his love for this traditional art grows. Then have a private show in his small theatre and learn the basic techniques of using bamboo rods to move puppets through the water. Tonight, the driver will take you to the train station for a ride to Sapa.

Overnight Location
Overnight train
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 11 Trekking to Lao Cahi and to Ta Van Village

Today is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sapa valley. Admire the rice terraces hidden behind mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight. Follow a small track and cross Muong Hoa River and pass well-tended rice terraces on your way to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Continuing through the colorful rice terraces, you will reach the village of Ta Van Giay. As you continue your trek along the Muong Hoa River, you will cross a small suspension bridge roughly 2km from the settlement. Here you can discover a fascinating collection of rock carvings. Eat lunch in a home in the village.

After lunch the walk continues through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest near a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Sapa.

Overnight Location
Lodge in Sapa
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 12 Taphin Village Experience

Have breakfast at your hotel. You’ll drive down to Lao Cai and then to Taphin village. Here you can experience the unmixed cultural life of Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, the two largest ethnic groups in the area. They live happily together while maintaining their own traditions from generation to generation. The trip also offers you the opportunity to visit the local houses.

You will return to Sapa by car and then board an overnight train to Hanoi.

Overnight Location
Overnight train
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Day 13 Hanoi Leisure Day

Today is a free day in Hanoi. We can help arrange optional day tours if you’d like some structure, or you can opt to spend the day however you please.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hanoi
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 14 Hanoi Departure

After breakfast, it’s time to check out and travel to the airport for your flight.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

14-day Vietnam Adventure Price and Dates

This guided trip to Vietnam is run as a private tour for your group and the price depends on the number of people travelling.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 4: $1,710USD* per person

Please bite that the price depends on the size of your group.

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Accommodation on the 14-day Vietnam Adventure Tour

This tour is based in hotels, lodges, and overnight trains. Hotels on this trip are 3 and 4-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Train cabins will be comfortable and likely shared.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of $264USD to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Prague Hotel, Ho Chi Minh

You’re not in Prague, but you can enjoy a great view of the sunset over Ho Chi Minh City from this hotel’s rooftop pool. Expect spacious contemporary rooms here.

Night 3

Jungle Lodge in Cat Tien National Park

Drift off with the sounds of the bids around you in this lodge that’s tucked into the wild nature of Cat Tien National Park. It has everything needed for a comfortable stay.

Night 4-6

Le Pavilion Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

This boutique hotel has a great outdoor pool, a gym, and nice proximity to some of Hoi An’s top landmarks.

Cherish Hotel, Hue

Cherish Hotel has airy, bright rooms and a wonderful onsite spa in case you’re in the mood for some pampering while you’re here.

Era Hotel, Hanoi

This posh hotel has nicely decorated rooms, dry cleaning, laundry service, and free high-speed internet available for guests.

Night 10

Overnight train in Vietnam

Sleep away the travel time on an overnight train in a comfortable shared cabin.

Night 11

Lodge in Sapa, Vietnam

Enjoy a locally-run lodge in Sapa, where you can get to know the friendly people who will be hosting you.

Night 12

Overnight train in Vietnam

Sleep away the travel time on an overnight train in a comfortable shared cabin.

Era Hotel, Hanoi

This posh hotel has nicely decorated rooms, dry cleaning, laundry service, and free high-speed internet available for guests.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the 14-day Vietnam Adventure Tour?

Meals

13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 2 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 13 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transfers as per itinerary for you and your luggage, including airport pickup and drop off, are included. This does not include any airfare.

Also Included

  • Admission fees as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Local taxes and insurance
  • Luggage handling

Not included

  • Personal expenses and gratuities to guide and driver
  • Optional services
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not previously mentioned
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades where available
  • Optional activities or day tours in Hanoi

Frequenty Asked Questions about 14-day Vietnam Adventure Tour

How hard is the 14-day Vietnam Adventure Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. You should have a good level of fitness and be comfortable spending some days biking and hiking on easy-moderate routes.

Do I need a visa to travel to Vietnam?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the 14-day Vietnam Adventure Tour?

13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 2 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your travel insurance.

How do I get to Ho Chi Minh to start this tour?

Fly into Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) where you will be greeted and be transferred to your accommodation.

Is the 14-day Vietnam Adventure Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the 14-day Vietnam Adventure Tour end?

The tour ends in Hanoi, where you will be dropped off at the airport to depart.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Vietnam?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Vietnam?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. You should have a good level of fitness and be comfortable spending some days biking and hiking on easy-moderate routes.


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