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Cycling Vietnam- Premium Adventure

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Activity level:
Moderate
Activity Rating - Moderate
Trip code: 
MOM
Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Premium Adventures, Private Group Adventures
Activity:
Cycling
Group size:
5–16
Ages:
16+

Staying in handpicked premium accommodation, this cycling adventure uncovers Vietnam from south to north by bike

Awaken your senses as you ride from lively Saigon in the south to the alluring capital of Hanoi in the north! Cycle on tarmac roads through colourful fishing villages, folding rice terraces and mountains cloaked in jungle on this expertly guided two week premium cycling adventure. Shorelines of white sandy beaches also await, with time to unwind and recharge on a tropical island at the tranquil MerPerle Hon Tam Resort. Continue on to the ancient trading port of Hoi An, home to temples and unique architecture and delve into the peacefulness of rural Vietnam before ascending the thrilling Hai Van Pass, riding along twisting coastal roads that lead to remarkable views before finally experiencing the limestone cliffs of stunning Ha Long Bay as you enjoy drinks on deck at sunset!

Highlights

  • Two nights to relax and indulge at an island paradise at MerPerle Hon Tam Resort
  • Cycle through Vietnam’s most epic landscapes; including the exhilirating Hai Van Pass
  • Explore the charming trading town of Hoi An
  • Spend one night aboard a Syrena Cruise in the stunning Ha Long Bay; enjoy drinks on deck at sunset
  • Taste & experience the mouth-watering Vietnamese cuisine from south to north; many meals included

Key information

  • 11nights premium accommodation including 1 night a board a traditionally hand-crafted boat on Ha Long Bay, 1 night overnight sleeper train
  • 9 days cycling (including 1 optional ride) with 90% vehicle support. Roads nearly all good tarmac
  • The route is generally flat with some undulation and the exception of Dalat and the Hai Van Pass
  • Travel by private air-conditioned minibus; 1 overnight sleeper train
  • Group normally 5 to 16, plus local leader
  • Countries visited: Vietnam

What's included

  • All breakfasts, 9 lunches and 7 dinners
  • All accommodation
  • Tips for local staff
  • Named tour leader, chosen for their experience and great customer feedback
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Local bike hire

What's not included

  • Tip for the tour leader
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request - hotel nights only)
  • Visa or vaccinations
Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

8

Days of Premium Adventures
Pace:

Moderate: 13-16km/8-10miles an hour

Terrain:

Low altitude; 100% tarmac

Day by day breakdown
Day 235.0km/22.0miles
Day 350.0km/31.0miles
Day 460.0km/37.0miles
Day 5100.0km/62.0miles
Day 790.0km/56.0miles
Day 850.0km/31.0miles
Day 1080.0km/49.0miles
Day 1125.0km/15.0miles

People, Places & Planet

We work hard to create trips which improve life for the people and places we visit, and look after the planet we explore. Find out more about our sustainable travel ethos and practice here, and find out about the work of the Exodus Travels Foundation here.

Some sustainable travel highlights of this trip include:

People

How this trip helps improve life for local communities.

  • The use of a local guide and cycling support team means our customers will be well informed about local traditions, and cultural and social sensitivities.
  • This trip brings income and opportunity to the destination community through the inclusion of locally-owned hotels and restaurants, the emphasis on eating locally produced food and support of other local enterprise.
  • There is the option to see a traditional folk dancing or water puppet show in Saigon. This encourages local customs to continue and creates employment opportunities.
  • In Hoi An, we also stop by a shop called ‘Reaching Out’, which sells gifts handmade by artisans with disabilities – helping them to develop their talent and independence.
  • In Hanoi, we include a farewell dinner at KOTO (Know One, Teach One), which is an NGO that provides a two year course in hospitality, English and life skills training to groups of 16-22 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds. Students also receive accommodation, food, medical check-ups and treatment whilst they are being trained. Many of the 400+ graduates have gone on to continue developing their careers at KOTO restaurants or have gained employment elsewhere with their training so this is a great initiative to support.

Places

How this trip helps protect and conserve local landscapes and nature.

  • Read about our commitment to nature protection and restoration here, including our rewilding commitment for every customer who travels.
  • By travelling in a small group, led by a local guide, we ‘tread lightly’ to minimise our impact on local resources and the environment. On this trip, some parts of the itinerary stay in smaller towns using accommodation outside of busy cities.
  • Our trips adhere to ABTA’s industry-leading animal welfare guidelines to ensure the best possible practices with regard to working animals and wildlife viewing. Our animal welfare policy can be found here.
  • We work with our partners on the ground to proactively eliminate or reduce waste, for example eliminating all single-use plastic water bottles and instead providing refills for re-usable bottles.
  • During our time in the Ha Long Bay area, we visit the Ha Long Women's Association in Hon Gai township. The association is a local sustainable initiative that is committed to cleaning up waste in Ha Long Bay and upcyling any waste where possible into items of value.  Our visit helps support the women who are involved and to help ensure the contiuation of this conservation initiative.
  • We provide clients with a re-usable tote bag at the start of the tour (locally made in Hanoi), offering an alternative to single-use plastic bags and a souvenir to take home!

 Planet

How we seek to keep the carbon footprint of this trip low.

  • Read about our climate action here, including our carbon reduction and compensation commitments.
  • We choose to travel on the overnight train from Hue to Hanoi as opposed to taking an internal flight.
  • Accommodation and restaurants in the itinerary use locally-sourced food which has not been transported long distances.
  • Vegetarian and vegan options are available at majority of accommodation and restaurants.

 Tips for sustainable travel on this trip

  • Leave no trace: We do all we can to ensure we leave no rubbish behind in the wild and beautiful places we visit; we ask that you do the same. If there are no recycling facilities in-country, we’d ask you to consider bringing recyclable materials home with you.
  • Plastic waste reduction: Please bring your own re-usable water bottle on this trip; filtered water will be provided where tap water is not drinkable.
  • Cultural respect:
    • Please remember that you will be expected to cover your legs and arms (to the elbow) during visits to temples and sacred sites so packing a sarong or other suitable clothing is recommended. Also remember to remove hats when visiting a sacred site.
    • Do not rest your chopsticks upright in a bowl of rice as this symbolises the burning of incense (which is usually reserved for times of mourning).
    • One should not show the soles of their feet or touch someone’s head, both are considered disrespectful.

Itinerary

Saigon
to
Hanoi
  • Day 1

    Start Saigon; welcome dinner in the evening

    Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formerly known as Saigon, is an exciting and absorbing city where bicycles battle with lorries and temples stand defiantly alongside modern developments. Devastated by the Vietnam War, Saigon is now a bustling free market city where anything goes. The Ben Thanh Market and Notre Dame Cathedral are within walking distance from our hotel and are highly recommended.

    This evening there will be a welcome briefing with your leader followed by a group welcome dinner where you can try local Vietnamese specialties.
    Premium accommodation: The Odys Boutique Hotel, Saigon (4 star)

    Meals included: Dinner
  • Day 2

    Transfer out of the city; cycle to the Cu Chi tunnels

    This morning we drive out of the city, before riding to the Cu Chi Tunnels. This offers a great introduction to cycling in Vietnam and a chance to fine-tune the bikes. The tunnels were Viet Cong sanctuaries, used by the guerrillas as living quarters and escape routes. The network covers 3 levels and approximately 240km of tunnels. Some parts have been widened for tourists, but the tunnels were originally very narrow and it is still necessary to crawl on hands and knees. Claustrophobes may prefer to stay outside in the sunshine!

    If you prefer not to visit the tunnels you can have an unguided free day in Saigon. Places of interest include: the Emperor of Jade and Giac Lam pagodas, the former Presidential Palace (now the Reunification Hall), Ben Thanh market and the War Remnants Museum. 

    Premium accommodation: The Odys Boutique Hotel, Saigon (4 star)

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 3

    Cycle towards the coast and drive to Mui Ne

    After an early breakfast we head out of Saigon by bus and then start cycling towards the coast. We hit the backroads and head through tropical fruit and rubber plantations also passing some small fishing villages as we make our way closer to the coast finishing our ride in time for lunch. We then transfer approx. 3 hours to Mui Ne, a tranquil white sand beach where we can witness our first sunset over the Eastern Sea. We spend approx. 4-5 hours on the bus today. 

    Premium accommodation: Sea Links Beach Hotel, Mui Ne (4 star)

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 4

    Cycle to Dalat in the Central Highlands

    We cycle towards Dalat; the route is undulating with occasional climbs. Along the way we pass coffee and tea plantations as well as flower gardens and pine forests as we reach higher altitude. We rejoin the bus before the road climbs steeply to the mountain town of Dalat. We spend approx 3.5 hours on the bus today.

    Dalat is a pleasant hill station, formerly known as Le Petit Paris, and has been described as the most beautiful town in Vietnam. It was favoured by the French for its climate, and is now a popular honeymoon resort for the Vietnamese. 
    Premium accommodation: Du Parc Hotel, Dalat (4 star)

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 5

    Cycle through Bidoup N.P.; to the coast and a short boat transfer to paradise, MerPerle Hon Tam Resort

    Today's ride is predominantly undulating and approximately 30km downhill through pine forests and paddy fields as we descend nearly 1,500m travelling through the Bidoup Ba National Park. This area is home to rare pine forests as well as small villages inhabited by the ethnic minority people of the central highlands.

    Once we arrive at the coast, we head by bus (approx. 1.5 hours) to the coast near Nha Trang before boarding a boat (approx. 10 minute transfer) to our tropical island paradise of MerPerle Hon Tam Resort where we will be for the next two nights. Dinner tonight is included at the resort's Sea Breeze restaurant which offers stunnning views of the ocean and surrounding islands.

    Today you can cycle up to 100km according to preference.
    Premium accommodation: MerPerle Hon Tam Resort, Hon Tam Island (5 star)

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 6

    Half day cruise around islands with seafood lunch and snorkelling; unwind at MerPerle Hon Tam Resort

    Having a rest from the bikes today we get the opportunity to really relax and unwind. We will join a boat trip in the morning for a spot of snorkelling and swimming in the turquoise sea before a seafood lunch is served.

    Returning to the resort, the afternoon and evening is then free for you to relax and enjoy the resort's world-class service and facilities and soak up the peaceful and charming atmosphere.
    Premium accommodation: MerPerle Hon Tam Resort, Hon Tam Island (5 star)

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 7

    Coastal ride to Quy Nhon

    We set off early in the morning and first take a short boast transfer from Hon Tam Island back to the mainland. We then transfer through Dai Lanh & Ca Pass before setting off on our bikes at Vung Ro Bay where we ride along the coast to Tuy Hoa and O Loan Lagoon to Chi Thanh.

    In Chi Thanh, we stop for lunch and a short rest before continuing to ride to La Hai where we complete 90km of cycling today. From La Hai, we then transfer 1 hour to our hotel in Quy Nhon. 

    (Approx. 2 hours in the bus today).

    Premium Accommodation: Seagull Quy Nhon Hotel, Quy Nhon (4 star)

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 8

    Further coastal ride stopping en route at sand dunes; then transfer to Hoi An

    Leaving Quy Nhon, we travel through a new economic zone over the Thi Nai Peninsula and Nhon Hoi Bridge, the longest sea bridge in Vietnam.

    The coast line features secluded bays, sand dunes and beaches with colourful fishing boats bobbing on the Eastern Sea. We will cycle until we arrive at Phu Ly and then drive to Hoi An. If time permits, we will cycle the last 12km once we turn off Highway 1 into Hoi An.

    Hoi An, the original European trading port in Vietnam dating back to the mid-sixteenth Century is now a living museum, with attractive wooden merchant's houses and pagoda-style temples with Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and European architectural influences. It is also a atmospheric place to wander around and enjoy the thriving riverside market.

     This evening, the group will dine at a local restaurant featuring a menu with a fusion of central Vietnamese dishes.

    We spend two nights in Hoi An, a fantastic location to buy local art or have some clothes tailor-made for you. Its best to bring a picture or a sample of what you want made.

    Approx. 6 hours in the bus today. Cycle approx. 50km.

    Premium accommodation: Hoi An Riverside Resort & Spa, Hoi An (4 star)

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 9

    Sightseeing in Hoi An; free afternoon

    This morning we take a guided walking tour of Hoi An to explore some of the structures of historical significance in the Old Town, including bridges, temples, wells and houses. Those less interested in architecture can cycle the 5km to the lovely Cua Dai beach or cycle to the Marble Mountains, which are 19km from town. These five marble hills, formerly islands, contain many caves, some of which were used as Buddhist (and Viet Cong) sanctuaries.

    Also nearby is My Khe beach, a famous US R & R spot in the war, and Da Nang, where there is a Cham Museum, which despite being in poor condition, is very interesting. It is also possible to visit My Son, one of the most important Cham temple sites in Vietnam where Cham kings were buried as early as the fourth century. Although wartime bombing has destroyed much of the site, there are a number of interesting stone towers and sanctuaries.
    Premium accommodation: Hoi An Riverside Resort & Spa, Hoi An (4 star)

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 10

    Ride over the exhilarating Hai Van Pass; cycle and drive on to Hue

    Today we turn north again for the drive/cycle to Hue. The route traverses over the spectacular Hai Van Pass - the 'Pass of the Ocean Clouds'. The views are stunning. Though, those who prefer to avoid the 580m climb can always take a lift in the support vehicle. Once at the top it will all seem worth it as you plummet back to the ocean, then continue through small villages and timeless rural scenes to the outskirts of Hue, from where we transfer to our hotel.

     

    In the evening, the group will enjoy dinner at a restaurant situated in the heart of Hue.

    Approx 2.5 hours in the bus today. Cycle approx. 80km.
    Premium accommodation: Romance Hotel, Hue (4 star)

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 11

    Explore Hue and surroundings by bike and boat; overnight train to Hanoi

    Hue is often claimed to be the cultural and historic centre of Vietnam and there is plenty to see.

    Today we take a guided tour of the city and surrounding tombs. The most memorable site is the citadel, with walls six miles in length: inside are the palaces and halls of the Mandarins, and the remains of the Forbidden Purple City, where only the emperor and his eunuchs and concubines were allowed.

    We then take a boat along the Perfume River to the elaborate tombs of the Nguyen emperors, who ruled Vietnam from Hue. Tu Duc's Tomb is very elaborate and set in beautiful gardens. Along the way we will visit the famous Thien Mu Pagoda. The pagoda was a centre for anti-government protests in the early 1960s and it houses the Austin car that transported a monk, Thich Quang Duc, to Saigon in 1963 where he burned himself in protest against the president. The photograph of his self-immolation was printed in newspapers all around the world.

    Later, in the evening we will board the Reunification Express for the overnight ride to Hanoi, 688km to the north. 
    Accommodation: Overnight Train (4 berth cabin)

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 12

    Arrive Hanoi; drive to Ha Long Bay; cruise followed by sundowners on deck; overnight on board a Syrena Cruise

    We usually arrive in Hanoi in the early morning and stop for a local breakfast of Pho Noodle soup and a chance to taste delicious Hanoi coffee whilst also stretching the legs, before we are met by our bus for an approximate 4 hour drive to Ha Long Bay. This is one of the most stunningly beautiful sights in South East Asia with around 3000 limestone peaks rising directly from the clear emerald sea. We cruise amongst this amazing karst scenery, stopping to kayak in the sea allowing us to get to places inaccessible by boat (weather permitting) and enjoy a seafood lunch on board. 

    Later in the afternoon, join your expert leader and group for a drink or two on the top deck whilst watching the sunset in the bay before spending the night on board in twin share cabins.

    Premium accommodation: Syrena Cruises (join in basis), Ha Long Bay

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 13

    Continue cruise; visit Ha Long Women's Association then return to Hanoi for a farewell dinner

    We continue to cruise around Ha Long Bay this morning before returning to port.

    Your leader will then introduce your group to the Ha Long Women's Association in the Hon Gai township, a local sustainable initiative that is committed to cleaning up waste in Ha Long Bay and upcyling any waste where possible into items of value. Here you'll meet the local women and witness how they upcyle rubbish materials into beautiful handcrafted products and also may have the chance to try your hand at upcycling as well.

    We then drive back to Hanoi for our final evening together with a farewell dinner at KOTO (Know One, Teach One), a well-established training restaurant for disadvantaged youths where you'll be served a blend of Vietnamese and South-East Asian foods.

    Premium accommodation: La Belle Vie Hotel, Hanoi (4 star)

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 14

    End Hanoi

    For land only clients, the tour ends this morning in Hanoi after breakfast.

    If you'd like to extend your stay in Hanoi and discover more of this charming city, please enquire with our sales or customer operations team about requesting additional accommodation after your tour.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

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Essential Info

Visas

Vietnam

From 15 March 2022, Vietnam has re-introduced visa waivers for British, German, French, Spanish and Italian citizens travelling to Vietnam (for all purposes) for a period of up to 15 days, and on the basis of meeting all conditions prescribed by Vietnamese laws. All other nationalities require a visa to enter Vietnam and this must be obtained prior to departure.

For further information please check the FCDO site and check under Vietnam / 'Entry Requirements'. If you have any questions about whether you need a visa for your trip please contact the Customer Operations department.

Vaccinations

Vietnam

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Diphtheria. The risk of malaria is slight, but you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice.

Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. 

Zika fever is a mosquito‐borne viral disease and a known risk in places visited on this trip. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available, we therefore strongly recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. 

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts, 9 lunches and 7 dinners are included.

Thanks to the tropical climate, the long coast and the gigantic range of mountains, Vietnam is blessed with numerous varieties of culinary offerings and consequently maintains its reputation as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world that still packs a punch with delicious, fresh and fiery flavours.

Vietnamese food relies on fresh fish, vegetables, rice and a whole myriad of verdant herbs and spices; lemongrass, ginger, basil and lime all play an important role in the cuisine. The Chinese and French influence is felt throughout the country where you are just as likely to be offered a Banh Mi (stuffed baguette) as you are a hot steaming bowl of Pho (noodle soup).

Each dish is prepared with the Asian principle of Wu Xing in mind (the five elements); meaning that the perfect combination of spicy, sour, bitter, salty and sweet is the ultimate aim. Be sure to also seek out the national beverages; Vietnamese coffee is served iced and sweet with condensed milk, a real sugar and caffeine hit, and beer hoi (local beer, brewed daily) is served on most street corners in the North out of large plastic jugs that are perfect for sharing.

Food is cheap in Vietnam and you can generally avoid the spicier food if you wish. Western food is readily available almost everywhere.

Vegetarians are well catered for but please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests.

Please note that in SE Asia the availability of certain specialised products for restricted diets, e.g. gluten-free or dairy-free, is minimal or non-existent and we strongly recommend you bring these specialised dietary items from home.

You may find it beneficial to bring some 'cycling snacks' with you from home if you have high energy bars or gels that you like to use during a ride.

For those who wish to contribute, a kitty is normally arranged - fresh fruit, nuts, biscuits and local snacks are all provided from the snacking kitty along with even homemade lemonade if the season is right!

Weather

The weather will be hot and humid throughout with temperatures during the day usually between 28ºC and 34ºC. It is only a little cooler at nights.

There is quite a range of seasons between the north and the south: the south up to Hue has a distinct dry season between December to April and then a rainy season from May to November when it tends to come in short heavy bursts with bright sunshine in between. Hanoi is cool in autumn, and even gets chilly between November and February (with a drizzly rain).

There is no ideal time to visit Vietnam; it is quite pleasant at any time of year, though due to the shape of the country it is unlikely that the weather will ever be perfect for the entire duration of any trip.

Please be aware that the boat trip on Ha Long Bay can be subject to short notice change if certain adverse weather conditions develop during your trip. These could occur all year round, but especially in monsoon season (from October to April). Boat trips on Ha Long Bay are governed by the local authorities who are authorised to make such appropriate safety decisions. If your Ha Long Bay trip is affected by adverse weather, this could either result in a reduced excursion on Ha Long Bay for your group, or less likely, the need to re-arrange the itinerary if it is not possible at all to go out on Ha Long Bay. Whilst this is not a frequent occurrence, our local team and leaders are well equipped to handle such situations and have long offered appropriate options to groups in the instances where this may occur.

Hanoi

Saigon

Is this trip for you?

This Premium Adventure is rated Activity Level 3- Moderate and classified Road.

9 days cycling (including 1 optional ride), average 70km/day (43 miles), 90% vehicle support.

Terrain and Route:

Road surfaces are mostly on good tarmac. The route is generally flat with some undulation with the exception of Dalat and the Hai Van Pass. Vietnam can be very hot and humid which can make cycling more demanding at times, but rests and water are readily available. You should be comfortable riding in traffic during parts of the itinerary.

This is a busy trip, that involves early departures from hotels on cycling days, but anyone not wanting to cycle all day can use the support vehicle of course.

Please be advised, that on any of the cycling days, if your leader feels the itinerary is running behind schedule and has concerns about arriving at the hotel at an appropriate time, they may ask some or all members of the group to finish their riding for the day and transfer to the support vehicle. This will ensure the group still arrives on schedule around the approximate expected arrival times communicated to the group in your daily briefings with your leader.

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

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Accommodation

Premium Accommodation, boat and Overnight sleeper train

MerPerle Hon Tam Resort- Hon Tam island
MerPerle Hon Tam Resort- Hon Tam island

Unwind at the end of each day in our expertly curated, handpicked accommodation on this Premium Adventure. Each property has been chosen for location, comfort and style, and its unique characteristics. 

The Odys Boutique Hotel (4 star), Saigon. 2 nights.

Superior double- The Odys Boutique Hotel

  • Featuring the Sky Lounge, a rooftop bar offering panoramic views of Saigon
  • Tastefully designed rooms combining both a Vietnamese & European aesthetic 
  • Located in the heart of Saigon, close to many key attractions
  • Enjoy a massage or treatment at the hotel's spa- Nu Spa

MerPerle Hon Tam Resort (5 star), Hon Tam Island. 2 nights.

 MerPerle Hon Tam Resort- Tropical deluxe garden room

MerPerle Hon Tam Resort- beach view

  • Located on Hon Tam Island, 10 minute boat ride from Nha Trang
  • 5 star resort with own private beach with beautiful scenery & gardens
  • Spacious & carefully designed rooms with nature and tranquility in mind
  • Large outdoor pool and pool bar
  • Relax and indulge at the MerPerle Hon Tam Spa

Hoi An Riverside Resort & Spa (4 star), Hoi An.  2 nights.

Hoi An Riverside Resort & Spa- twin room

 

Hoi An Riverside Resort & Spa- swimming pool

  •  Peaceful riverside setting amongst lush gardens, fruits trees and koi ponds
  •  Featuring a 200sqm outdoor swimming pool and on-site day spa
  •  Rooms include a private balcony with panoramic views of the river, gardens, pool or rice fields

Syrena Cruises, Ha Long Bay. 1 night.

  • A 34 cabin ship built in accordance with traditional Vietnamese hardwood
  • Featuring deluxe cabins that are well appointed, using light materials and clear windows to ensure cabins are bright and airy
  • Enjoy a delicious meal on-board at the Lotus Restaurant; serving modern and tradtional dishes
  • Have a drink at the sundeck bar; a prime spot for sunset and soaking up the Bay atmosphere
  • Please note, groups will be joining a Syrena Cruise that may have other guests on board at the same time

La Belle Vie Hotel (4 star), Hanoi. 1 night.

Double Room- La Belle Vie Hotel, Hanoi

  • A modern & elegant boutique hotel with stylish guestrooms 
  • Rooftop pool & bar offering panoramic views of Hanoi
  • Conveniently located close to the old quarter and West lake

The accommodation shown has been booked and agreed in advance, however we may need to make changes to a property of similar or higher standard after you have booked. While we will endeavour to inform you of any changes in advance which could, on rare occasions, be at late notice.

Overnight sleeper train

On night 8 of the trip we spend one night on the sleeper train. The journey between Hue and Hanoi is quite comfortable although despite being first class, it is still quite basic. You will be in a 4 berth cabin, and bedding is provided. Although some travellers prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet. On occasion, passengers of different genders will be required to share a compartment and there will be occasions where you'll be sharing with local people who are not part of your group. Most trains have a dining carriage but people generally stock up on snacks before the journey.

Additional Accommodation

It is possible to book additional nights before or after the tour, subject to availability - please enquire for details and prices. 

Single accommodation

Single supplements are available (on request) and only available for 11 nights of the trip (hotel nights only- not available 1 night on boat in Ha Long Bay or 1 night on the overnight train from Hue to Hanoi). Please advise the sales team at the time of booking if you would like to request a single supplement.

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Experts

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Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
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