Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
I was unsure of the following before I went, so hope these pointers help:
You will need:
Lightweight walking boots or shoes (heavy boots unnecessary)
Silk sleeping bag liner (not a sleeping bag)
Cycling helmet (must be worn, but are provided by the bike hire company if you prefer not to take your own)
Padded seat cover or padded cycling shorts (recommended, not essential, I'm not a cyclist and suffered even with my padded seat cover!, but most people seemed to experience at least some saddle soreness!)
Walking sandals were fine for cycling (I didn't need trainers)
You won't need:
Additional sleeping mat (those provided at the homestay are fine)
Mosquito net (all provided where needed)
Currency - VND is the preferred currency, but most places also take US dollars. Credit cards can be used in towns and cities.
It's quick and easy to get laundry done whenever you stay in a hotel for 2 nights - this cuts the amount of clothes needed (and eliminates the whiffy socks after the hike!)
Would recommend a massage at the hotel in Hoi An if you get chance - excellent for a very reasonable price.