Seven legendary days from the capital city to the historical beach town of Hoi An. Explore tropical rainforest and some of the world’s largest caves. Check out war time tunnels and mine-clearance in the DMZ. Hang out (and party) in the imperial city of Hue. Motorbike over the spectacular Hai Van Pass. Wander the streets of UNESCO-protected Hoi An and chill on its beautiful beaches.
*On day 6, our Top Gear experience is offered based on a pillion option, giving you more of a chance to sit back, relax and take in the sites without the pressures of driving. However if you wish to drive, please note that we will require you to sign a disclaimer form. Please also note that it is likely that you will not be covered by your travel insurance while riding a motorbike in Vietnam. You ride yourself at your own risk, we cannot be held responsible if you choose to ride yourself and something goes wrong, this includes in cases of mechanical failures*
Trang An – Halong Bay on land (L, D)
Dark Cave & Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (B,L)
Phong Nha (B,L)
Vinh Moc Tunnels (B,L)
Thien Mu Pagoda & Beach Day (B, L)
Hai Van Pass (B,L)
Hoi An: Basket Boat Trip, UNESCO Old Town & One of the Most Beautiful Beaches in Asia (B)
What to do next?
What to Bring
Your Passport, swimming gear and a towel, decent footwear for trekking, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera, flashlight (or phone with flashlight app) warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March. Also bring your appetite and a sense of humour!
How much luggage can I take?
Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft overnight bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc.
What days do you go?
The Trip departs twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays.
Where do I meet this trip?
The trip departs from Vietnam Backpackers’ Downtown Hostel at 9 Ma May Street, Hanoi at 6:30am. Make sure to double check with our crew at the travel desks for departure time for your tour particularly if you are staying at our Original Hostel
Do I have to reconfirm my place on the tour?
Yes, you must reconfirm your place on the tour 24 hours before the tour departs either at the Travel Desk in the foyer of the hostel or via email. If you are arriving to the hostel less than 24 hours before the departure time of the tour full payment must be made to confirm your booking.
What do I eat?
Our emphasis is on fresh food wherever possible and our meals are nutritious and varied. If you are vegetarian or do not eat seafood we can cater for you, but if you have very specific dietary needs you may need to provide your own food. Please discuss this at time of booking.
How fit do I have to be?
Our trips are active tours so a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability is needed. If you enjoy kayaking through caves, swimming in sheltered bays or rock climbing in pristine national parks and directly experiencing the environment then our tours are perfect for you. If you have any doubts about your suitability for our tours, please check with our Reservations Department before making a booking. NOTE: Activities vary in duration and grade depending on the trip chosen.
Do I have to participate?
Part of the enjoyment of our tours is bonding with a group of like-minded adventurers so we make them active and hands on. Full involvement is normally one of the highlights of the trip but no one can force you to do something you don’t want to do.
Cancellation Policy Fees will be charged in event of booking cancellations:
48 Hours – 30 Days 20% of Fare
24 Hours – 48 Hours 50% of Fare
Within 24 Hours 100% of Fare
In the event that you do not show up for the trip without prior notice, 100% fees will be charged