Discover a thrilling 16-day Vietnam adventure tour, filled with stunning landscapes and rich traditions. Explore Sapa’s peaceful mountains and Hang En, one of the world’s largest caves. Drive through Mu Cang Chai’s picturesque landscapes and visit Rhododendron Falls in Bach Ma National Park. Explore the UNESCO old towns of Hue and Hoi An, savoring delicious Vietnamese cuisine along the way.

Tour Highlights

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    You will be greeted and taken to your hotel in the city upon your arrival in Hanoi.

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    Explore Hanoi with your guide by going on a cyclo tour around the old quarter region, which is a labyrinth, and by having a walk through the quaint French colonial zone.

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    After a free day, travel an overnight train to Sapa in the Tonkinese Alps, where you will spend two full days seeing the towns and mountain hikes in the region.

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    After arriving at Lao Cai today, which is just two kilometers from the Chinese border, you will be greeted and driven to Sapa, a charming mountain town.

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    You go out on a hike around the local minority settlements today. You will see some breathtaking views along the way.

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    Today you leave Sapa and travel along one of Asia’s most beautiful roads to Mu Cang Chai in the south. Before arriving at your simple homestay in Nghia Lo, you’ll have plenty of time to make stops.

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    Your trip to Dong Hoi begins with a departure from Nghia Lo this morning as you make your way to Hanoi and the airport. Your guide will be waiting to take you to your hotel on the outskirts of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park as soon as you touch down.

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    You begin your six-hour hike to Hang En, or Swallow Cave, today. The route passes through rural communities, forest, and rivers before arriving at the destination and Hang En, the third-largest known cave in the world. You will spend the night in a tent and explore the network of caves during the day.

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    You’ll visit the Exit Cave this morning before breakfast and then go on your cave exploration. Early in the morning, you break camp and hike back to the main road. You go back to your accommodations along the seaside this afternoon so you can change and freshen up.

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    The journey from Dong Hoi to Hue, the former capital of Vietnam, takes around an afternoon as you and your driver go south. You are free to spend the remainder of the day as you choose.

     

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    A full day of sightseeing in Hue, including a cruise down the Perfume River and a stop to the Citadel.

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    Today you travel on to Hoi An, stopping en route at Bach Ma National Park to enjoy some great trekking.

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    All day to yourself.

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    Spend your second day in Hoi An relaxing on the beach or shopping for unique garments at one of the many excellent tailor shops.

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    Head south to Ho Chi Minh City, where you may spend the morning exploring the area or perhaps seeing the Cu Chi Tunnels.

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    Today is your last day of free time before you return home.

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