Biggest Cave in Vietnam

Buffalo Run Hanoi to Hoi An

$500.00 USD
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Departure Date - Buffalo Run Hanoi to Hoi An Tour leaves on selected dates, please checked with our team for departures
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The Buffalo itself was one of the best things I've ever done and I couldn't recommend it highly enough!"

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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 hang out (and party) in the imperial city of Hue. Russian jeeps along the spectacular Hai Van Pass. Wander the streets of UNESCO-protected Hoi An and chill on its beautiful beaches.

Highlights

  • The world’s largest caves
  • Ancient capital of Hue
  • White sand beaches
  • Experience the Hai Van Pass by open top Russian jeep!
  • Hoi An – shopping, markets and fantastic food

 

Trip Summary

Trip
Hanoi to Hoi An – 7 days & 6 nights
Price
500 USD

Departures 
Selected departure dates. Please contact us for further information *Note: 4 AUG 2017 Departure is not available*

Accommodation
Hostels (dorms & private rooms), hotels, home-stays

Transport
Air conditioned bus & Jeep (Hue to Hoi An)

What’s Included
Experienced guide, all accommodation, tickets & entrance fees, drinking water and transport. Most meals are included – Please check the itinerary for details.

What’s Not Included
Drinks (other than water), lunch day 7, dinner on days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7. Personal expenses. Travel insurance (however, if needed, it is available for purchase through WorldNomads).Who is it for
The young, the young at heart and pretty much anyone with a sense of adventure

 

Day 1 – Trang An – Halong Bay on land (L, D)

We depart from our Downtown hostel at 9am and head South West to Trang An, or commonly known as “HaLong Bay on Land”. After enjoying a delicious lunch, we will take a boat up the beautiful river fed by natural springs and through caves that cut their way through amazing limestone karst mountains to visit an Ancient 10th Century pagoda and temple.
We will have dinner and a shower in central Ninh Binh town before boarding the overnight bus to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Day 2 – Dark Cave & Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (B,L)

Phong Nha-Ke Bang is one of the largest National Parks in Vietnam. Home to a huge amount of wildlife, breathtaking scenery, crystal clear rivers and immense cave systems. A documentary by National Geographic has given this area much attention with the discovery of the world’s largest cave, Son Doong, here in the early 1990’s.
Our first stop is Eight Lady Cave. The site where eight women who were working on Route 20 highway died from a bomb attack that caused a massive rock to seal off the exit trapping them inside. After lunch we visit the awesome Dark Cave by zipline or for the slightly less adventurous, kayaks.
With only a head torch for light, we navigate our way in the darkness to the mud baths. Soak up in the goodness and be left with baby-smooth skin and what’s a mud bath without a classic mud fight! Afterwards take a refreshing dip in the lake and wash all the mud away.

Day 3- Phong Nha (B,L)

After an activity packed day yesterday, today is free for you to cycle around and explore the town, check out the local life by the river or just chill out.
We will take you on a short but bumpy ride through the villages to the Pub with Cold Beer for a local lunch and of course, some cold beer!

Day 4 – Vinh Moc Tunnels (B,L)

Vinh Moc is a tunnel complex in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The tunnels were built to shelter families from the intense bombings of the area during the American war. Over 600 people lived and 17 babies were born in these tunnels between 1965 and 1972. After lunch we will visit the Mine Action Visitors Centre in Dong Ha. This centre looks at the effects of the war that still happens today, even after hostilities ended in 1975.
After this you will arrive at Vietnam Backpacker Hostels in Hue for some cold beers and depending what you’re up for, a relaxing night in or hitting the town! 🙂

 

Day 5 – Thien Mu Pagoda & Beach Day (B, L)

Standing seven storeys high, Thien Mu is the tallest pagoda in Vietnam. Built in 1601, this pagoda is rich in history and is a very important Buddhist site. Pat the stone turtle on his head for good luck. Hop back on the bus and we head to the local beach to enjoy some lunch and some cocktails as we swim and enjoy the sunset… This spot is a real hidden gem!!

 

Day 6 – Hai Van Pass (B,L)

You’re in for an adventure filled day as we leave Hue in an open top jeep! There will be plenty of stops along the way including a ride over the spectacular Hai Van Pass, fishing villages, local beaches, and breathtaking coastlines. We also stop at the famous Marble Mountain. Made up of various tunnels and caves, these mountains have been used as a place of worship for centuries by Buddhist monks and even a place to store treasure for ancient warlords! We’ll finish up the day in the beautiful UNSECO Heritage town of Hoi An.

 

Day 7 – Hoi An: Basket Boat Trip, UNESCO Old Town & One of the Most Beautiful Beaches in Asia (B)

We’ll take you through the picturesque bamboo groves and take a traditional basket boat ride that includes some crab fishing. Finish up with a fresh coconut by the side of the river. Finish the trip with some free time to explore the Old Town’s thousands of tailor shops, art galleries and riverside market or simply kick back on the beach.

 

What to do next?

Hoi An is a great location to continue your Vietnam adventure. Why not jump back on the Buffalo Run from Hoi-An to Ho Chi Minh tour? Alternatively, grab a night bus to Nha Trang or take the short flight from nearby Da Nang airport to pretty much anywhere in Vietnam. Vietnam Backpacker Hostels can help you plan your next move, whatever you decide to do.

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Private beach on the Buffalo Run
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