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Vietnam Mountains & Bay Multi-Adventure

The Best of Vietnam from Hoi An to Hanoi & Bay Cruise

 

Experience the wonders of Vietnam on this action-packed adventure! Savor delicious street food in historic Hoi An before exploring rice fields and tranquil villages by bike. Then gear up for an epic hike in Bach Ma National Park, where scenic trails ascend through majestic mountains. In Hanoi, see the impressive Ho Chi Minh complex and take a rickshaw ride through the bustling Old Quarter, before trying your hand at traditional Vietnamese cooking. Delight in the lush green landscapes of Ninh Binh and visit the ancient temples at UNESCO-listed Hoa Lu. End your adventure with a magical overnight junk cruise on Lan Ha Bay.

  • Hike, bike, explore, and more on this true multi-adventure -- includes overnight junk cruise!

  • Immerse yourself in the cultural and historic wonders of Hoi An, Hanoi, and Hoa Lu

  • Feast on delicious Vietnamese food, and enjoy warm hospitality at comfortable and authentic hotels

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Arrive:

Danang, Vietnam

Depart:

Hanoi, Vietnam

Price: from $3,195

Duration:

9 Days

Departures:

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Group Size:

2-13 Guests

Min Age:

10 yrs

Activity:

Level 2

Easy to moderate hiking and biking, with some potentially slippery and exposed hiking trails in Bach Ma National Park. Cultural touring of historic sights includes walking on narrow, sometimes muddy, paths.
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  • Arrive in Danang & Hoi An Street Food Tour

    Day 1

    Meet your guides in Danang and transfer to your hotel in historic Hoi An. Explore the atmospheric narrow streets of the city's UNESCO-listed old town and marvel at the mix of Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, and French architecture. Enjoy views from the famous Japanese Bridge, the Chinese Temple and Tan Ky trading house, and savor gastronomical delights on an evening street food tour. Try delicious Hoi An specialties, from white rose dumplings to green bean cakes, and wash it down with a traditional Vietnamese coffee. Expect warm welcomes on this immersive insider experience. Relax at your hotel tonight.

    Accommodation: Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort

    Unwind at the Almanity Hoi An, an oasis in the heart of ancient Hoi An. The property is set around a stunning swimming pool and Zen garden, and its 138 rooms have an elegant, minimalist style. Revive body and mind with a massage or sauna at the My Chi Spa, and enjoy a drink at the Blue Bottle Bar. Savor the resort's homegrown organic fare at the onsite Four Plates Restaurant.

    Activity: 3-hour street food tour

    Transportation: 45-minute private van transfer

    Meals: Dinner

  • Explore Hoi An by Bike

    Day 2

    Start your morning with a bicycle ride across Cam Kim Bridge to a small village on the other side of Thu Bon River. Here, amidst peaceful rice fields and bamboo groves, you'll visit a Vietnamese family in their ancestral home. Learn about their genealogy and traditions, including sedge mat weaving. Continue cycling among nut trees and sedge fields on shady paths that meander through quiet villages. Take a break and enjoy lunch at a local house, before cruising back to Hoi An. The afternoon is free to explore Hoi An at your leisure.

    Accommodation: Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort

    Unwind at the Almanity Hoi An, an oasis in the heart of ancient Hoi An. The property is set around a stunning swimming pool and Zen garden, and its 138 rooms have an elegant, minimalist style. Revive body and mind with a massage or sauna at the My Chi Spa, and enjoy a drink at the Blue Bottle Bar. Savor the resort's homegrown organic fare at the onsite Four Plates Restaurant.

    Activity: 1-2 hours/6-7 miles biking on paved roads or optional cycle ride

    Transportation: 45-minute boat ride

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Hike in Bach Ma National Park & Travel to Hue

    Day 3

    Wake for an early drive up to beautiful Hai Van Pass (1,627') and on to Bach Ma National Park, where the mountains reach 4,750 feet. Follow scenic trails to Hai Vong Dai and enjoy stunning panoramic views of majestic mountains, lagoons, and quaint local villages. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant, before trekking into the jungle to explore the Five Lakes. Immerse yourself in serene nature and take a dip in the cool water of lake number five. Next it's on to the pretty Do Quyen Waterfall set in a dense forest. From here, head back to the start and continue your trip to Hue — your home for the night.

    Accommodation: Eldora Hotel

    Indulge in 4-star boutique luxury at the Eldora Hotel in the charming city of Hue. Its 81 well-appointed rooms are elegantly furnished with Renaissance elements and come with modern amenities. Take a dip in the indoor swimming pool and enjoy a refreshing drink on the sun terrace. Step outside and you'll be close to nearby attractions including the UNESCO-listed Citadel and Trang Tien Bridge, designed by Gustave Eiffel.

    Activity: 4-5 hours/5 miles hiking with 515' elevation gain and 240' loss

    Transportation: 3.5-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Fly to Historic Hanoi

    Day 4

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, meet your local guide and check into your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided visit to Ba Dinh square, center of the impressive Ho Chi Minh complex. See the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, One-Pillar Pagoda, and Presidential Palace. Then go back in time on a rickshaw ride through the bustling Old Quarter, where artisans have sold their crafts for over 500 years! Enjoy an evening at your leisure in Hanoi.

    Accommodation: Movenpick Hotel Hanoi

    Bask in contemporary elegance at the upscale Movenpick Hotel in the heart of Hanoi. Its 154 rooms are comfortable, spacious, and well-appointed with modern amenities. Enjoy an innovative mix of Vietnamese flavors and international classics at the hotel's Mangosteen restaurant and unwind at the Lounge 83 bar. The hotel also features a Kinetic Gym and Wellness Studio.

    Transportation: 1-hour flight

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Traditional Vietnamese Cooking Experience

    Day 5

    Savor the flavors of Vietnamese cuisine with a chef-led cooking class. First stop is the local market, where you'll meet your chef and wander the stalls in search of the freshest ingredients. With the shopping done, you'll be ready to head to your chef's kitchen and learn how to cook several traditional Vietnamese dishes. Wrap up your epicurean adventure by eating your tasty lunch! Bid farewell to your chef and host before returning to the hotel.

    Accommodation: Movenpick Hotel Hanoi

    Bask in contemporary elegance at the upscale Movenpick Hotel in the heart of Hanoi. Its 154 rooms are comfortable, spacious, and well-appointed with modern amenities. Enjoy an innovative mix of Vietnamese flavors and international classics at the hotel's Mangosteen restaurant and unwind at the Lounge 83 bar. The hotel also features a Kinetic Gym and Wellness Studio.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Discover Ninh Binh's Natural Wonders

    Day 6

    Journey to Ninh Binh and experience the region's majestic landscapes. Head to Cuc Phuong National Park, the oldest nature reserve in Vietnam! Immerse yourself in rare and remarkable wildlife on a jungle walk. Next, visit Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam and part of the UNESCO-listed Trang An Landscape Complex. Marvel at Hoa Lu's ancient temples with their scenic mountain backdrop.

    Accommodation: Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort

    The excellent Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort is ideally located for Ninh Binh exploration and river cruising. With friendly staff and comfortable, well-appointed rooms you'll enjoy a pleasant stay amidst scenic surroundings. Lounge in the hot tub or take a dip in the pool before enjoying a delicious meal at the hotel's restaurant.

    Activity: 2-3 hours hiking with various options

    Transportation: 3-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Cruise Lan Ha Bay

    Day 7

    Start the day with a journey to Hai Phong, where you'll embark on an epic cruise of must-see Lan Ha Bay, part of UNESCO-listed Halong Bay. This world-famous bay is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Vietnam, with its giant rock islets covered in lush green vegetation. Experience it up close with a magical night aboard a traditional junk! Dine on freshly caught seafood and let the motion of the bay rock you to sleep in your well-appointed cabin.

    Accommodation: Azalea Cruises – Lan Ha Bay

    Experience the wonders of Lan Ha Bay in deluxe style aboard an Azalea Cruises junk. Elegantly decorated with rich dark wood, this high-end hotel on water comes complete with the highest level of customer service, extremely comfortable cabins, and relaxing spaces both above and below deck. Be enchanted as you take an overnight river cruise of your dreams.

    Activity: Short cycling and kayaking options while on cruise

    Transportation: 2-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Morning Cruise & Return to Hanoi

    Day 8

    Wake for sunrise over the aquamarine waters of La Ha Bay and enjoy a morning cruise. Return to your hotel in Hanoi and relax in the afternoon. Gather for a festive farewell dinner this evening.

    Accommodation: Movenpick Hotel Hanoi

    Bask in contemporary elegance at the upscale Movenpick Hotel in the heart of Hanoi. Its 154 rooms are comfortable, spacious, and well-appointed with modern amenities. Enjoy an innovative mix of Vietnamese flavors and international classics at the hotel's Mangosteen restaurant and unwind at the Lounge 83 bar. The hotel also features a Kinetic Gym and Wellness Studio.

    Activity: 2-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Depart from Hanoi

    Day 9

    After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to Noi Bai airport for your departure flight.

    Meals: Breakfast

Vietnam Mountains & Bay Multi-Adventure

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What to Expect

 

Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

MT Sobek captures the best of Vietnam on this immersive insider adventure spanning the country's historical, cultural, and natural wonders — all in just 8 days!

Reason #02

Our team of local guides are true experts and have over 25 years' experience leading guests through Vietnam.

Reason #03

This is one of the few trips to combine authentic local encounters with active days and an overnight cruise.

Meet your guides

Tony Vu

Tony Vu

Tony is a graduate of Vietnam National University's College of Foreign Languages and has been an adventure travel guide for more than 15 years. He enjoys mountain biking, trekking, and kayaking, and sharing his knowledge of history, culture, ethnology, and sustainable tourism. He considers himself fortunate to meet so many new people and learn from different cultures-and looks forward to showing you his country!

To Kim Dat

To Kim Dat

Dat studied accounting in college, but has been a guide for almost 20 years. He speaks fluent English and French and loves to guide all sorts of trips, from city tours to mountain adventures. He also has special expertise in Vietnamese culture and geography. In his free time, Dat enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, and trying the culinary specialties of different regions. He looks forward to sharing his passion for Vietnamese culture with you!

Activities

Hiking, biking, cooking, exploring historic and cultural sights, savoring delicious street food, cruising Lan Ha Bay, and so much more. A true multi-adventure!

Lodging

Comfortable and authentic hotels in scenic locales — all carefully selected by our Asia experts — plus an overnight stay on a classic junk.

Climate

Vietnam's unique geography includes both tropical and temperate zones. Expect temperatures from the 60-80°Fs, down to the 50°Fs in Hanoi and Lan Ha Bay in Nov-Dec.

FAQ

How do I get to Danang, Vietnam?

Connect through Taipei, Seoul or Singapore. The main airlines that fly to Vietnam from the US are Eva Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Asiana Airlines and Singapore Airlines.

Who will meet me on arrival?

Your trip leader will meet you on arrival at Danang Airport.

Do I need a visa for Vietnam?

Yes, American citizens need a visa for Vietnam. Vietnam has a new, streamlined e-visa process.

What internal air is included?

The internal air includes a flight from Hue - Hanoi.

Do I have to cycle?

No, there is a cyclo option for those who would prefer not to cycle.

What should I expect on the mountain hike day?

The mountain hike is steep and can be slippery in rainy weather. Wear appropriate hiking clothes and shoes, and bring insect repellent. The hike is not recommended for children or those with vertigo.

2022

Scheduled Dates

  • Feb 12 - 20, 2022
    $3,195 price per person dbl occ
    +$150 internal airfare+$850 single supplement
    Available
  • Mar 19 - 27, 2022
    $3,195 price per person dbl occ
    +$150 internal airfare+$850 single supplement
    Available
  • Oct 01 - 09, 2022
    $3,195 price per person dbl occ
    +$150 internal airfare+$850 single supplement
    Available
  • Nov 20 - 28, 2022
    $3,195 price per person dbl occ
    +$150 internal airfare+$850 single supplement
    Available

Price Includes

  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted in the Trip Planner)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

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2022 Pricing

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Price Includes

  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted in the Trip Planner)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

Contact An Expert

800-974-0300

Need help picking your next adventure? Call us to answer your questions.

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