Adventure makes the heart grow fonder on this 13-day tour of Vietnam. Discover the beauty of the countryside from the hill tribe villages to the cultural markets. Explore the deep caves in the limestone islands of Ha Long Bay. You can venture deep beneath the sea to swim with exotic fish and cruise along the Cai River to witness the local fisherman. From mountain bikes to kayaks, scuba diving to an overnight cruise, you will find the thrill of adventure and the allure of luxury.
A Relaxing Start
Hanoi is a cosmopolitan city filled with charm and tradition. You arrive at the airport and are met by your private transfer who escorts you to your luxurious accommodation. The city is filled with both modern and ancient culture. You find neighborhoods, such as the Old Quarter, that date back as far as a millennium ago. The wealth of temples and ancient citadels, theaters, and lakes brings the city’s nature and tradition, culture and modernity together. In the streets of the Old Quarter you find scooters and bicycles, cars and pedestrians. Local sidewalk vendors line the pathways. They have mounds of vivacious oranges and bananas to sell. Others offer local food that fills the air with the scent of fresh grilled fish. In the evening you can try the classic Vietnamese cuisine at Club Opera located in a retro-French mansion. You can taste the fusion of traditional flavors with newer techniques, including hot pot specials and dragon cake pancakes.
The Excitement of the Past
The Land of Karsts
A Treasured Morning Sunrise
The Rush of the Mountainside
A Mountainside Worth Exploring
Once More Around the Mountains
A Different Type of Village
The Gentle Sea
Serious Celebrated Seclusion
The Open Waterfront
The Adventurous Forestry
The Adventurous Homecoming
- Experience the culture of various hill tribes of northern Vietnam
- Witness the outstanding beauty Ha Long Bay’s scenery on an overnight cruise complete with kayaking excursions
- Enjoy the ancient charm of Hanoi from the Temple of Literature to the Old Quarter
- Revel in a half-day boat tour along Nha Trang’s exquisite shoreline
- Spend three days in the private luxury of the all inclusive resort on Whale Island
- Cycle along the magnificent mountain landscape of northern Vietnam
The beauty of Vietnam should be discovered by all means possible. On this custom tailored tour through the cities and the villages, the mountains and the beaches, you will experience the landscape and the water, the culture and the cuisine through adventurous exploration. Mountain bike along the terraced paddy fields of northern Vietnam. Kayak around the towering karsts of Ha Long Bay. Catamaran around secluded Whale Island. Snorkel in the crystal clear sea off the coast of Nha Trang. Each day is filled with excitement and will show you wonder.
Your adventurous tour begins with your arrival in Hanoi. The capital of Vietnam is a beautiful mixture of ancient neighborhoods and cosmopolitan comforts. Enjoy a guided tour through the city that will take you along the many historical avenues full of Colonial buildings and treasured Vietnamese antiquity. The following day you will venture to Ha Long Bay for an overnight cruise. The remarkable landscape brings karsts and caves to life. Kayak through the pristine water and traverse the deep caverns before returning to Hanoi to catch your overnight train to Sapa.
The city is located in Vietnam’s northernmost province. Tour through the local cultural market before embarking on a two-day cycling excursion around the mountainside. Visit with local ethnic hill tribes and scour the scenery in search of tremendous waterfalls and terraced rice paddies. An overnight train will return you to Hanoi to catch an afternoon flight to Nha Trang. Travel up the Cai River on a half-day tour to visit the local riverside villages. Indulge in a rejuvenating mud bath. Finally you will settle into the beachside city of Nha Trang for the night.
The following day will take you on a tour along the South China Sea. In the morning your private transfer will escort you south to meet the ferry to Whale Island. The next three days are at your leisure to enjoy the private resort as you desire. Trek through the island jungle or circle the island on a catamaran. Scuba dive in the pristine water or just lounge on the beach. At the end of your three days your private transfer will take you back to the mainland and onwards to the airport for your flight home.
$3,037 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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