Activity holiday in Vietnam hike, bike & kayak

“11 day small group activity trip off the beaten tracks and limestone karst bays of northern Vietnam. Swap city streets for terraced rice paddies and mountain foothills. ”

Highlights

Hanoi | Sapa | Hoàng Liên Son Mountains | Lao Chai Valley | Su Pan | Mai Chau Valley | Ninh Binh | Cat Ba Island | Lan Ha Bay |

Description of Activity holiday in Vietnam hike, bike & kayak

Vietnam is like one gigantic adventure playground packed with potential for hikers, bikers and kayakers looking to make the most of an abundance of naturally exciting environments.

Hiking in the foothills of the Hoàng Liên Son Mountains and past the rice terraced slopes of Lao Chai, is such an antidote to Hanoi, and anyone wishing to unearth the real Vietnam, in the northwest, need look no further than the trails leading from the mountain town of Sapa.

Staying with local families in rural areas and stopping off at mountain villages is a real thrill and bound to resonate with any travellers looking to experience life’s simple natural pleasures.

No activity holiday in Vietnam would be complete without a bike ride or two. First of all, Hanoi provides the perfect place to put your pedals through their paces before exchanging city streets and lakeside paths for the green fields and farmsteads of the Mai Chau Valley.

Swap saddles for paddles for the final leg of this small group adventure as you take a ferry to Cat Ba Island, in Halong Bay, for a kayaking expedition around the untouched beaches and limestone karsts of Lan Ha Bay.

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Small group adventure holiday

This is a 'small group adventure' - on this particular group trip you'll be with a maximum of 31 like minded travellers and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are travelling alone or with friends it's good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting people from other parts of the world as well as seeing new places!

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Activity holiday in Vietnam hike, bike & kayak

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

In the destinations we visit, we use a "take in, take back out" system in fragile environments, remote areas and national parks. To reduce single use plastic during our trips we often provide reusable bags, encourage the use of reusable water bottles and are working to increase access to places to refill them. Travellers have the option, while kayaking on beautiful Lan Ha Bay, to collect rubbish they may encounter in the water. After collecting this rubbish, they can then join a local environmentalist to create bricks out of the rubbish. The bricks are a great building material and are used on Cat Ba Island.

We encourage our suppliers to adopt more sustainable practices and often select suppliers who already have green practices in place. We choose to stay at Cat Ba Ecolodge during this trip, a property which was constructed from environmentally-friendly materials and is surrounded by a carefully preserved natural setting. The Cat Ba Ecolodge offers a low carbon shuttle bus for guests to travel from the lodge into town and back.

Community

We employ predominantly local staff and leaders within our operational teams. We also design and operate our trips to feature local suppliers or suppliers who directly benefit the local community and economy. We offer local people good working conditions, a fair wage and empower them with training opportunities.

We eat at local markets and restaurants to support local businesses and to support the sourcing of local food products.

In Sapa, travellers will experience the work of Sapa O’Chau, a social enterprise which funded the first Hmong homestay and trekking services in the region. Sapa O’Chau was established by Shu Tan, a single mother from the Black Hmong tribe, who dreamed of supporting her community through sustainable tourism. The proceeds of Sapa O’Chau are returned to the local tribes through projects such as providing children with winter clothing and establishing vocational training opportunities.

Our philosophy is to act local and that means respecting the local traditions. This trip includes a night in Ta Van, staying in a homestay with a local ethnic minority, the Giay people. The Giay are famous for their delicate handicrafts and weaving and always welcome our travellers warmly. Over a delicious dinner, cooked by our hosts, travellers have the chance to ask questions and listen to descriptions of daily life for the Giay people.

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