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Sapa Trek + Southern Coastal Cycling - 16 days

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We will travel to the northwest, known as ‘The roof of Vietnam’ where the Hoang Lien Mountains (Tonkinese Alps) soar to over 3,000m and where some of Vietnam’s most spectacular scenery is to be found. This is the road less traveled, much of the area is sparsely populated and the mountains are still home to many ethnic minorities. The Montagnard women still favour elaborate costumes of brightly coloured skirts, tops and hats with each ethnic group favouring its own colour variation and design.
Sapa is an atmospheric former hill station with magnificent views of rice terraces and mountains. The overnight temperatures are cooler in the north; however the temperatures in the south will be mild and most enjoyable.
We cruise for two days in Halong Bay(the second of the seven wonders of the world) , on a traditional ‘Chinese Style Junk’ where you will have the opportunity to kayak around the impressive islands.
From the emerald waters, 3,000 islands rise steeply to create dramatic pinnacles.  Known to be the ‘dragon descends into the sea’, you will experience this beautiful region from the comfort of our deluxe Chinese Style Junk.
We then fly south to the Imperial city Hue where we start the cycling part of this 16 day trip along mostly quiet roads, through rural villages seeing the local culture first hand visiting many golden beaches including China beach. Vietnam, while developing rapidly, is still a third world country.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – overnight train to Lao Cai
Day 2: On arrival at Lao Cai transfer to Bac ha – Sapa
Day 3: Trekking in the Sapa region Home stay
Day 4:Trekking- Sapa region
Day 5: Sapa –
transfer to Lao Cai  for evening  overnight train to Hanoi
Day 6:
Arrival in Hanoi – Halong Bay – Traditional Junk
Day 7: Halong Bay / Traditional Junk  (optional kayaking) – Monkey Island (optional trek / kayaking/ swimming)
Day 8: Monkey Island resort – Hanoi
Day 9: Fly to Hue – cycling around Hue
Day 10: Hue – Hoi An (cycling)
Day11: Hoi An – rest day (optional cooking class)
Day 12: Hoi An – Quang Ngai (cycling)
Day  13: Quang Ngai – Qui Nhon (cycling)
Day 14: Qui Nhon – Nha Trang
Day 15: Nha Trang boat trip – snorkeling – fly to Ho Chi Minh city
Day 16: Ho Chi Minh city

Trip Dates

Start: Hanoi     End: Ho Chi Minh City
01.02.14 – 16.02.14
15.02.14 – 02.03.14
01.03.14 – 16.03.14
15.03.14 – 30.03.14
09.08.14 – 24.08.14
23.08.14 – 07.09.14
06.09.14 – 21.09.14
20.09.14 – 05.10.14
04.10.14 – 19.10.14
Other dates available on request.
Dates for 2015 are still to be confirmed

Trip Pricing

Deposit: USD$500 (payable at the time of booking)
A further full payment is due 60 days before departure Priced from USD 2,090.00 to USD2,490.00 (depending on numbers in the group)
Single supplement: USD$590.00(only available on some sections of the trip)
Bike Hire: USD170.00

Price Includes:

  • Experienced English speaking local Guide when trekking & Cycling guide
  • Water Puppet show in Hanoi
  • Sightseeing in Hanoi
  • Accommodation Cabins while cruising, home stay while trekking, standard hotels in the cities
  • Return overnight sleeper train from Hanoi to Lao Cai
  • Visit to famous Bac Ha markets in Sapa
  • Includes flight from Hanoi to Hue and Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh city
  • Trek in Sapa with homestay
  • Cruise on Traditional Chinese Junk

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