Hiking, sea kayaking, & cultural adventures
Hike along limestone mountain pathways, and kayak and swim in a hidden water oasis of lakes, waterfalls and rivers. Experience tribal villages, their unique marketplaces and the warmth and hospitality of the local inhabitants.
5 days moderate hiking; 2 days easy sea kayaking (no previous experience required); Moderate road travel
- Explore hill tribe villages, hike, and kayak in undiscovered Ba Be National Park - far from the crowds!
- 4 days sea kayaking in the far reaches of Halong Bay that tourists don't see
- Fantastic mix of culture, activity, interactions with locals, and overall immersion in Vietnam
Duration: 12 days Start Location: Hanoi End Location: HanoiDownload Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi in the afternoon.
Day 2 : Hanoi
Hanoi city tour.
Day 3 : Hanoi - Vu Linh
Drive to Thac Ba Lake and Lavievulinh. Take an afternoon walk through villages and rice fields.
Day 4 : Vu Linh Trekking to Cau Buc Waterfalls
Full day's trekking in a remote jungle area.
Day 5 : Vu Linh - Ba Be National Park
Travel to Ba Be National Park and begin your exploration of this unique eco-system and local ethnic groups.
Day 6 : Ba Be - Dau Dang Waterfall
Take a boat trip to Dau Dang Waterfall and Puong Cave, then trek in a scenic valley.
Day 7 : Ba Be - Hanoi
Further explore the lake, villages and surrounding area before your transfer back to Hanoi.
Day 8 : Hanoi - Halong Bay
Drive to Halong Bay and overnight aboard a traditional wooden boat near Ba Men Temple.
Days 9 - 10 : Halong Bay
Kayak in Halong Bay.
Day 11 : Halong Bay - Hanoi
Return to Hanoi.
Day 12 : Depart for home
Depart for home.
DATES: Best time to go: March - April, October - November Departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.
Rates quoted are per person, based on sharing double accommodations (except "solo traveler" cost).
If you prefer single accommodations, you must pay the Single Supplement Fee.
Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.
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