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Vietnam Bike, Trek & Paddle

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Vietnam Bike, Trek & Paddle

Multi-Active Tour

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2550 USD

Duration

8 Days | 7 Nights

Level

2

Tour Code

MAVT23

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Bike, Hike, Paddle, and Snorkel on a Multi-Active Tour through Northern Vietnam

A multi-active adventure is the absolute best way to make the most of your visit to Northern Vietnam. Explore the Ba Na Hills by bicycle, snorkel in bucolic Ninh Binh, hike through Vietnam’s oldest national park, discover ethnic minority cultures, and kayak in Mai Chau. With a focus on activity and engagement that's perfectly balanced with some well deserved relaxation time,  this tour goes beneath the surface to unveil the heart and soul of Vietnam.  You'll return from your trip invigorated, inspired, and with a deeper connection to the culture and people of Vietnam. 

EARLY RIDER PRIZE: Be in the first 4 to book a departure and get 5% OFF the tour price*
*Not applicable with private, family, or self-guided tours, other discounts, trip credit, or special offers

Quality Bikes
Quality well-maintained bikes

Your Guide
Expert Tour Leader

Group Size
6 to 14

Accommodation
Comfortable Accommodation

Activities
Bike/Trek/Paddle

Minimum Age
14+

Overview

An immersive 8-day adventure through picturesque Vietnam. From cycling through the serene countryside and marveling at the iconic Ba Na Hills to exploring Ninh Binh's breathtaking limestone karst formations and immersing yourself in village life at Mai Chau, this multi-active journey promises enchanting experiences and unforgettable memories. 

Paddle gently through the shimmering waters of Pu Luong on a bamboo raft, hike to the mesmerizing Hieu waterfall, and explore the rare beauty of Cuc Phuong National Park. Our friendly and engaging tour guides will share their passion for Vietnam's rich history and diverse landscapes, offering insights and support throughout your adventure. 

Savor delicious, authentic meals, interact with welcoming locals, and awaken your senses as you explore ancient traditions and immerse yourself in the country's vibrant culture.  

This tour goes beyond mere sightseeing; it offers a unique chance to forge meaningful connections with the heart of Vietnam and its people.

Pedal assist E-bikes are an available option on this tour for $245 surcharge.

Highlights

  • Explore the stunning Ba Na Hills, ride through Vietnamese mountains, and witness the iconic Golden Bridge. 
  • Dive into the marine wonders of Cham Island, snorkel in the Marine Protected Areas, and unwind on the serene Bai Chong beach. 
  • Hike through the picturesque Ninh Binh region, conquer the summit of Mua Cave, and embark on a traditional Sampan journey to explore the enchanting Thien Ha Cave. 
  • Trek to Ban Cong village in Pu Luong, offering a glimpse into the diverse culture and daily life of local communities. 
  • Embark on a trek to the mesmerizing Hieu waterfall in Pu Luong and paddle through the tranquil Mai Chau Valley on a kayaking adventure. 
  • Savor the authentic flavors of Vietnamese cuisine, unraveling the secrets behind its world-renowned culinary reputation.

Inclusions

  • 7 nights in deluxe hotel accommodation 
  • All meals: 7x breakfasts, 7x lunches, 6x dinners  
  • Snacks, local treats, hydration drinks, fruit and water during the tour 
  • Quality well-maintained bike and helmet 
  • Expert local guide  
  • Full vehicle support 
  • All ticket, activity and entry costs included in the itinerary 
  • Grasshopper Adventures jersey or tee-shirt and water bottle as mementos  

What our Guests Say

Day to Day


Riding:
30km
19mi
Meal:
LD

After meeting up with your guide for a safety briefing and bike fitting it's straight into the action for a memorable start to your multi-active adventure! Your journey kicks off with a visit to the iconic Ba Na Hills. We'll cycle through the serene Vietnamese countryside, pedaling along paved and trail roads flanked by rice paddies and charming villages. Never mind traffic, we'll be taking the peaceful scenic route, so get your camera ready for the stunning landscapes that unfold around every turn.

Our cycle route winds through local markets and vegetable farms, giving you a glimpse into everyday life in Vietnam. We'll stop along the way where you can engage with farmers, learn about religious traditions, and soak in the authentic local culture.

As we reach the breathtaking Ba Na Hills, you can refuel on a buffet lunch that lets you taste the many flavors that have made Vietnamese cuisine famous worldwide.

After lunch, the adventure continues with a visit to the iconic Golden Bridge, a marvel suspended by massive moss-covered hands, offering panoramic views of the hills. Continue to explore the Ba Na Hills nestled in the Vietnamese mountains, blending the charm of two worlds. 

We'll wrap up the day's exploration with a transfer back to the hotel, where we'll enjoy a delicious Vietnamese dinner, the first of many to come.

Meal:
BLD

If your tour departs between February and August, you'll spend the day on a sun-soaked adventure as we whisk you away to the Marine Protected Areas of Cham Island.

Gear up and discover the multitude of colorful fish and coral. After some coffee, tea, and snacks, we'll hop on the boat and gently sail towards Bai Chong Tropical Beach, the perfect setting for a delightful lunch featuring meats, seafood, and vegetarian options.

The afternoon invites you to unwind on the beach, with free hammocks and inviting waves for a refreshing swim. As morning turns to afternoon we'll depart from the island, taking in the scenic views on our return to the mainland.

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If your tour departs between September and January, prepare for a flavorful adventure in Hoi An, the "Land of Herbs." We'll start with an herbal tea welcome, brewed from ingredients grown in the surrounding farmland, then tour the organic herb farm, home to over fifty medicinal herbs, fruits, and edible flowers.

We'll take part in fun team-based challenges before a herb-infused lunch that highlights more of the local produce, with both vegetarian and meat options available.

We'll dive deep into the Vietnamese martial arts scene with a local master. You'll explore the intricacies of this ancient tradition, witnessing the dedication and rituals that sustain its vitality across generations. We'll take part in a hands-on session (with safety measures), practicing select martial arts techniques under the expert guidance of revered masters, gaining a unique insight into their centuries-old discipline.

Whatever your adventure today you can look forward to a delicious dinner this evening and prepare for the adventures ahead as we make our way north!

Meal:
BLD

We're off to the airport for your flight to Hanoi, ready to embark on another great cycling adventure! On arrival we'll transfer out of Hanoi to avoid traffic then cycle our way to Ninh Bin, a journey that takes us beyond the bustling metropolis and into the heart of rural Vietnam.

Ninh Binh is renowned for its stunning landscapes; the region is often referred to as "Halong Bay on Land" due to its striking limestone karst formations. The picturesque countryside is adorned with lush rice paddies, serene rivers, and towering limestone cliffs, creating a scene of breathtaking tranquility.

Pedal your way through the changing landscapes, with the scenic beauty of rural roads unfolding before you. Marvel at the breathtaking scenery, pass through charming villages, and immerse yourself in the daily life of traditional Vietnam. Witness locals tending to their rice fields and engaging in various traditional crafts.

We'll enjoy lunch along the journey then finish off the trip with a van transfer into Ninh Binh in the afternoon. We'll check into our hotel in the late afternoon and you'll have a chance to unwind after a day filled with exploration.

Riding:
35km
22mi
Meal:
BLD

After breakfast, we'll strap on our helmets and hop on our bikes to ride around the breathtaking sculpture landscapes of Ninh Binh this morning. The area's striking karst formations, sheer limestone cliffs, and verdant surroundings create an environment that will astound you.

We'll ascend to the summit of Mua Cave, a 500-step hike that rewards you with panoramic views of the UNESCO-listed site. Marvel at the spectacular karst formations embraced by the meandering Ngo Dong River. We'll continue our bike ride through charming villages, verdant rice fields, and more karst vistas, immersing ourselves in the authentic sounds of rural Vietnam.

We'll pause for lunch at a nearby eatery before we depart for Thien Ha Cave. Then hop aboard a sampan, a traditional Asian flat-bottomed wooden boat, to explore this natural wonder. It boasts 500 meters of wet cave and 200 meters of dry cave and is adorned with mesmerizing stalactites and stalagmites.

As the day comes to an end, we'll return to our resort, where dinner awaits.

Meal:
BLD

We'll kick off our day with a purposeful visit to the Bear Sanctuary at Four Paw, a sanctuary committed to rescuing and safeguarding bears. Delve into the emotional life stories of these rescued bears with a 1.5-hour walk around the sanctuary's outdoor enclosure area.

We'll take a short drive to Cuc Phuong National Park, where we'll start our hike through the forest. Traverse the park's trails, home to towering ancient trees, some of which are several hundred years old, rare orchids, and diverse wildlife. The park offers well-maintained trails that lead through lush greenery, limestone landscapes, and peaceful streams.

Following a satisfying lunch, we'll embark on a picturesque drive to Pu Luong Natural Reserve, home to several ethnic minority communities, including the Thai and Muong people, and diverse flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species. a pristine haven awaiting exploration.

This pristine haven is our home for two nights.

Meal:
BLD

As the sun rises over Pu Luong, our day begins with a tranquil morning walk leading to Ban Cong, a charming village nestled amid emerald landscapes. Here, we'll embark on a bamboo rafting escapade along the shimmering waters, drifting gently amidst the verdant beauty of the surroundings.

We'll stop to savor a delicious local lunch to experience Pu Luong's authentic flavors, and in the afternoon, we'll embark on an exciting half-day trek to Hieu waterfall. We'll navigate through winding trails and lush forests before reaching the awe-inspiring natural wonder, where cascading waters create a mesmerizing spectacle.

Afterwards, we'll return to our retreat, where we'll enjoy a hearty dinner.

Meal:
BLD

After breakfast, we'll check out and embark on a morning trek that winds through authentic local villages, offering glimpse of daily life, picturesque rice paddies, and, probably quite a few water buffalo, which are the stoic workhorses of the countryside.

You'll arrive at Bao La village in the late morning to engage with our community project, gaining valuable insights into the positive impact of tourism on the locals. We'll participate in a simple yet heartfelt cooking class with the community, sharing a meal and experiencing the warmth of life in the village.

Afterward, return to Lac Village for a short rest before we transfer to Pu Luong.
In the tranquil beauty of Mai Chau, we'll trade our trekking boots for paddles to kayak along the winding river, uncovering hidden gems and immersing ourselves in the natural splendor of the Vietnamese countryside.

Later, we'll check into our eco-lodge, a haven nestled in the heart of Mai Chau. Few destinations better capture the spirit of Vietnam than this valley. As the day concludes, we'll gather for dinner at the lodge, savoring the flavors of this enchanting region.

Meal:
BL

Enjoy a leisurely morning at your own pace or if you are keen to fit in even more you can opt for some additional activities before we check out. Our van will transfer us back into the lively streets of Hanoi, officially marking the conclusion of our multi-active adventure. Our driver can take you to your hotel in town, or transport you to the airport for onward travel.

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