Vietnam Adventure Tour

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Vietnam Adventure Tour

Prices

From $1,875USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotel

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Highlights

Discover the natural beauty and fascinating culture of Vietnam on this 12-day guided tour

Explore towering limestone cliffs in Halong Bay. Paddle to hidden lagoons and natural caves in search of sea creatures.

Experience vibrant city life on a vintage Vespa. Wind your way through the streets of Hanoi like a true local.

Discover a labyrinth of caves and tunnels in Tu Lan Valley. Swim beneath underground waterfalls and camp in a cave.

Hike up a dormant volcano to view nocturnal wildlife and plenty of bats in Cat Tien National Park.

What better way to explore Vietnam then on this guided tour that captures the best of the Natural beauty and cultural experiences in Vietnam. You’ll discover Vietnam’s natural treasures and best kept secrets on this guided tour.

Paddle your way through the natural limestone cliffs in Halong Bay and experience the best of local Vietnamese life on an exhilarating vintage vespa tour in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city. Climb Mango Mountain and camp in the Tu Lan Valley, one of Vietnam’s top hidden treasures.

Swim to underground waterfalls and challenge your sense of adventure with deep mountain caving in the Tu Lan Valley Cave System, then relax with in the beach city of Hoi An. Learn to throw a fishing net, cycle to quaint villages and enjoy a Vietnamese cooking class with a local family. Keep an eye out for crocodiles, bats and nocturnal wildlife as you climb a dormant volcano to Bat Cave, then enjoy a challenging hike in Cat Tien National Park before heading home from south Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam Adventure Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Hanoi

Chao Ban! You’ll be met on arrival in Hanoi and introduced to your friendly tour guide, then transferred to your hotel. The rest of today is at your leisure, so you may like to set out to explore the surrounding area, or simply relax after your flight.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hanoi
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Cruising in Halong Bay

This morning sees you taking a two-hour luxurious limousine transfer to Taun Chau Marina, where you’ll board your boat to explore the incredible Halong Bay. After a quick safety briefing, it’s time to set sail through the towering limestone cliffs of Halong Bay. Discover secret coves and hidden bays as you cruise through dramatic scenery and unspoiled natural treasures.

After a delicious Vietnamese fusion lunch, you’ll drop anchor in the Dark and Light Grotto Archipelago for an afternoon of slow rowing in a traditional bamboo boat. Explore the seemingly endless stalagmites in untouched caves, keep a look out for sea creatures in the jade waters and take in the spectacular scenery at hidden lagoons. Later, enjoy a swim or some kayaking in Lan Ha Bay, home to approximately 400 islands. This is a quieter part of Halong Bay, allowing you to move off the beaten track to enjoy the crystal-clear waters in a quieter setting.

To end the day you will enjoy a cooking demonstration onboard, then sit back to watch the sunset with new friends over happy hour! Optional massages are also available. Your day concludes with a limousine transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hanoi
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 Discover Hanoi by Vintage Vespa

Your guide will collect you from your hotel for an exhilarating vintage Vespa tour! Hanoi is known for its busy streets and tiny lanes, and there is no better way to experience it like a true local than winding your way through the city with the wind in your hair. Discover top landmarks, learn of Vietnams unique culture and visit a local neighbourhood where a 150-year-old train track passes through the tiny homes of those who live a mere metre from the track.

Stop for a refreshing Bia Hoi, a type of beer, then take a short boat transfer to West Lake and continue your journey through the labyrinth of alleys to Huu Tiep Lake. You’ll visit a local family in their home to hear first-hand stories from a Vietnamese war veteran, visit the crash site of the aircraft that was shot down in 1972, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and sample traditional egg coffee. After lunch, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Dong Hoi.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Dong Hoi
Distance
None
Meals
Lunch

Day 4 Trekking to Tu Lan Valley

This morning you have an early start. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the village of Tan Hoa. Walk through 2.5km of sweeping fields as you make your way to the Rao Nan River and Rat Cave. Your trek begins with a 300-metre adventure through Rat Cave’s magnificent stalagmites, followed by an outdoor picnic lunch at a beautiful riverside setting. After lunch it’s a steep climb up Lom Com Mountain, and onwards to Mango Peak and Mango Mountain. Today’s trek is characterized by dramatic scenery, underground waterfalls and rolling mountain peaks.

The 7km trek concludes at a simple campsite in Tu Lan Valley, where you can reward yourself with a splash in the local waterfall, and a well-deserved dinner beside the evening campfire.

Overnight Location
Campsite in Tu Lan valley
Distance
7 km
Meals
Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Swim through the Tu Lan Cave System

Wake to the peaceful sounds of nature and enjoy a tasty breakfast in the great outdoors. This morning you’ll swim directly into Ken Cave, the longest in the Tu Lan cave system known for dark pockets and hidden pools. Test your nerve and travel into the unknown, then head back to camp for a picnic.

After lunch you’ll set off once more on a spectacular caving adventure. Swim 200 metres into Tu Lan Cave where your journey of exploration through 5km of intricate caving network will challenge your strength and push your sense of daring to new heights. You’ll be swimming, trekking, boulder hopping and climbing your way to your next campsite located inside a cave in To Mo Valley, deep in the Vietnamese jungle. A truly unique experience!

Overnight Location
Campsite in To Mo valley
Distance
5km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Exploring Song Oxalis Cave

You’ll enjoy an early breakfast at camp before a final day exploring the unique Tu Lan cave system. This morning you visit Song Oxalis Cave – the prize in this seemingly endless network of spectacular underground scenery. Traverse through 5km of tranquil underground lakes, pools of unexpected light and cathedrals of jagged rock. After a quick snack, swim 100 metres upstream, where a dry tunnel and a ladder climb takes you to the surface at Hung Ton.

The day concludes with a beautiful drive back to Tan Hoa, where a cold drink and a warm shower are a welcome treat before transferring to your hotel in Dong Hoi in time for dinner.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Dong Hoi
Distance
5km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 Train Journey from Dong Hoi to Danang, and Hoi An

Today you take a relaxing train journey to Danang, and on to the coastal town of Hoi An. Train travel in Vietnam is a wonderful way to view the everchanging countryside and observe everyday life in Vietnam. You’ll never run out of interesting things to see from the train window on this fascinating journey!

On arrival in Danang you’ll be transferred to your hotel in the charming city of Hoi An. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure with a bike ride to the beach or a discovery walk through the city.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hoi An
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Fishing, Cycling and Cooking in Hoi An

Your guide will meet you at your hotel for a tranquil boat trip to Cam Nam fishing village. Learn to throw a fishing net like a true local, then make your way to the water coconut forest in Bay Mau to catch field crabs, where you’ll also discover more about the revolutionary base used here during the Vietnamese war. Later, enjoy a gentle cycle through quaint countryside villages to the Tra Que Vegetable Village. Your lunch today is at a family home, where you can learn to cook a delicious meal to share with your hosts as you listen to authentic stories.

After lunch, make your way back to your hotel in Hoi An to spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hoi An
Distance
None
Meals
Lunch

Day 9 Onwards to Ho Chi Min City

You’ll be transferred from your hotel in Hoi An to the nearby city of Danang, where you’ll board your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Once settled into your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City you’ll have the rest of the day at leisure to explore on your own. You may like to visit Independence Palace, the Old Post Office or the War Remnants Memorial.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 10 Hiking in Cat Tien National Park

Your guide will meet you at your hotel for an early morning departure to the Cat Tien National Park, where lunch will be served. After lunch, you’ll take a short trip in an army jeep to the start of the hiking track. Your walk today is approximately 5km through the old forests to crocodile lake, where you’ll hopefully catch a glimpse of the local wildlife.

Pass through areas of dense bush and wide-open spaces, surrounded by rolling hills. Feeling rejuvenated, return to your jeep and a transfer to a traditional longhouse in Ta Lai, arriving in time for dinner. Your stay this evening is communal, with the opportunity to experience a night in an authentic bamboo lodge.

Overnight Location
Traditional Longhouse in Ta Lai
Distance
5km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Hiking to Bat Cave

Enjoy a delicious breakfast shared with new friends at the longhouse, then head out into the Vietnamese jungle in Cat Tien National Park. Your hike today takes you up a dormant volcano to Bat Cave, the highlight of the trek. Bat Cave is home to over 100 bats, making it an excellent place to experience Vietnam’s nocturnal wildlife. You’ll have some magnificent views on your walk back to the longhouse for lunch.

After lunch you’ll be transferred by road back to Ho Chi Minh City for a last night in Vietnam.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Distance
5km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12 Heading Home from Ho Chi Minh City

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, then transfer to the airport to meet your international flight home. Depending on your flight time, you may like to enjoy some shopping or head out for a final exploration of the local area before departure.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Vietnam Adventure Tour Prices and Dates

This guided tour in Vietnam is always run as a custom tour for your group only. The price depends on the size of your group.

Prices below are per person sharing a double or a triple room:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $2,025USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3: $1,950USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4-6: $1,875USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 7+: on request
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Accommodation on Vietnam Adventure Tour

This tour includes a good balance between comfortable 2-3* hotels and serviced camping. Hotels are well located, with comfortable amenities such as lounge decks, hot tubs or swimming facilities available. Serviced camping includes a sleeping bag and full porter service. Rooms are based on based on double occupancy throughout. A supplement for single occupancy is available on request.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $250USD to have a private room in a hotel while traveling with your group.

Hotel Hanoi Boutique Hotel & Spa, Hanoi

Stay in a lovely boutique hotel in the very heart of Hanoi city within walking distance to many beautiful monuments.

Night 3

Hotel in Dong Hoi

The exact hotels you’ll stay in will be confirmed upon booking, but expect a nice locally-run hotel.

Night 4

Campsites in Tu Lan and To Mo valleys

Camping in Vietnamese wilderness is an unforgettable experience and a must-do for every trekking lover!

Night 5-6

Hotel in Dong Hoi

The exact hotels you’ll stay in will be confirmed upon booking, but expect a nice locally-run hotel.

Betel Garden Homestay, Hoi An

Say in a beautiful complex of Betel Garden. Surround yourself with beautiful lush gardens, beautiful villas and stunning views!

Sunland Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

This hotel has all the conveniences that you might need while staying in Ho Chi Minh. From nice rooms, to complimentary wi-fi and a nice pool area.

Night 10

Traditional Longhouse in Ta Lai

Experience a traditional Ma style bamboo longhouse. Each longhouse sleeps up to 30 guests, with comfortable communal areas and a net curtain for privacy.

Sunland Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

This hotel has all the conveniences that you might need while staying in Ho Chi Minh. From nice rooms, to complimentary wi-fi and a nice pool area.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in Vietnam Adventure Tour?

Meals

8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 3 dinners are included.

The food varies between Vietnamese meals and includes picnic lunches. If you have any allergies, special requests or if you are on a special diet please let us know. We will arrange it for you in advance.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 11 nights along the tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation is included for you and your luggage.

Also Included

  • English speaking tour guide
  • Porters for your luggage during the trek
  • Camping gear during provided during trekking days:
    • helmet
    • trekking boots (sizes 38-46)
    • headlight
    • life jacket
    • sleeping bag
    • water container
    • first aid kit
    • cooking equipment
    • all food and snacks
    • trekking poles (available upon request)

Not included

  • Getting to and from starting and ending points of the tour
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not stated as ‘included’
  • Gratuities

Optional Extras

  • Additional night in Hanoi before the tour
  • Additional night in Ho Chi Minh after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Vietnam Adventure Tour

How hard is the Vietnam Adventure Tour?

We rate this tour 3/5. It’s beginner friendly, but being reasonably fit is expected. You are also required to know how to swim. Bad weather days might increase the difficulty level of this tour.

What is minimum age to trek this tour?

Our minimum age limit for this tour is 16 years old.

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.

What should I bring to the trip?

Here’s the list of what you should bring with you:

  • Passport
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunglasses & hat
  • Toiletries
  • Sunblock
  • Insect repellent
  • Flashlights
  • Camera
  • Proper sport boots/shoes
  • Personal first aid kit & medicine
  • Small VND notes for buying drinks
  • If you feel the need, you can bring along a luggage lock for your belongings.

Are meals included on the Vietnam Adventure Tour?

6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 3 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 Hanoi to start this tour?

You can get to Hanoi by bus or train from most of major Vietnam cities. The closest airport is in Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport, located 45 kilometres from central Hanoi.

Is the Vietnam Adventure Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English speaking.

Where does the Vietnam Adventure Tour end?

The tour ends in Ho Chi Minh.

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.

When is the best time to travel to Vietnam for this tour?

The best time to travel to Vietnam for this trek is from April to August.

Footprint Vietnam is a boutique tour operator running adventure-based tours in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.  Footprint have been showing the best of adventure, culture and food since 2001, and have been featured in Frommers, Lonely Planet and Footprint Guides.

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Prices

From $1,875USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotel

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour 3/5. It’s beginner friendly, but being reasonably fit is expected. You are also required to know how to swim. Bad weather days might increase the difficulty level of this tour.


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