Vietnam diving & mountain biking adventure holiday

“Mountain bike and dive on this active fortnight in Vietnam, exploring famous sights and heading to remote villages, too, to enjoy a homestay. ”

Highlights

Hanoi | motorbike tour of Hanoi | kayaking and overnight boat cruise in Ha Long Bay | Sapa ethnic market | Nam Cang village | Nam Than village | Sin Chai village homestay | Nha Trang | Whale Island | diving, snorkelling and boat cruises on Nha Trang Bay

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.

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We offer a complete tailor made service and this suggested sample itinerary can be tailor made to suit your requirements
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Vietnam diving & mountain biking adventure holiday

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

We 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.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


We tried to decide this as a family and it was all so good it was hard so here is a selection:- The food - absolutely delicious everywhere we went, even the meal cooked by our guide in a Tay minority homestead where we ate with the family and drank rice wine welcome shots. Phu Quoc Mango Bay resort - peaceful, eco-friendly, lots of options. The scenery - highlights, Mount Fan Xi Pan from Sapa and Halong Bay.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Go for as long as you possibly can - we saw a lot in 2 weeks both North and South but there was much more we didn't have time to do. The planning was great and everything was so well organised and timed that we came back feeling really relaxed.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


I am not sure about minimal impact on the environment (hard when you fly places) but I do feel/hope there was some benefit for local people. Our guides were all really excellent and we learnt a lot about the country from them.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


One of the best holidays we have had (rated THE best by our accompanying sons - aged 16 and 19).

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