Vietnam diving & mountain biking adventure holiday
Description of Vietnam diving & mountain biking adventure holiday
This 14-day holiday in Vietnam is adventure travel off the beaten track, with an exciting mix of activities and highlights. The active elements of the tour including biking, kayaking and scuba diving, with an experienced professional guide where necessary, and you’ll also experience colourful ethnic culture, remote markets, boat cruises and incredible scenery, with the chance to get to know local people on a homestay in a stilt house.
This tour begins in the North, visiting Hanoi, Ha Long Bay and Sapa. From here, travel to Nha Trang to a small, secluded beach resort for excellent scuba diving and a relaxing beach holiday. Throughout the trip, there will be the chance to meet Vietnamese people in cities and towns, as well as getting to know the ethnic minority communities in Sapa.
In Hanoi, enjoy a motorbike tour of the city and then spend a day in Ha Long Bay, kayaking its blue waters and spending a night on a cruise ship. In the Sapa region you’ll enjoy cycling between small ethnic villages, spending a night in a stilt house on a homestay in Sin Chai village. In Nha Trang, wallow in a mud bath and enjoy a cruise on the Cai River, enjoy a boat trip on the bay, snorkelling and a fishing village visit, before heading to Whale Island. Here, you stay in traditional bungalows and can go diving, snorkelling, swimming, windsurfing or just relax on the sandy beaches.
Domestic flights, train journeys and travel by private vehicle with a driver are all included, and you can chose from a range of hotels, from first class to mid-range. This tour can easily be extended to include trekking, more time in Ho Chi Minh City, or anything else that interests you.
Planet and peopleWe have built strong links with local communities, craftspeople and artisans. We offer visitors an opportunity to meet them, thereby valuing their activities and thus helping towards their survival. For example, by spending the night in a Dao ethnic minority hamlet, you'll be supporting one of our local partner communities in Sapa.
Wherever possible, we contract local indigenous suppliers and assist them to improve the quality of their services. By booking this tour, you'll be helping us to support Vietnamese service providers, artists and performers, small businesses, boat owners and other poor people in communities throughout Vietnam.
We use local freelance guides with wide experience and knowledge of cultural traditions and an ability to interpret the cultural heritage of the people in the places visited. For this tour, you'll have two or three different guides from various provinces of Vietnam.