Vietnam Backpacker hostels take you on an “Epic Adventure” to the sun-swept party shores of Ha Long Bay & Castaways Island to then recoup and commence the famous Buffalo Run. Venture south along Vietnam's glorious coastline to Hoi An with many pit stops to epic spots - this is an unforgettable experience should not be missed.
Departure, accommodation and tour dates are flexible.
This awesome package includes:
AN 11 Day Epic Adventure
2 Nights on Castaway Island
Meet the rest of your crew in Hanoi at the Downtown Vietnam Backpackers' Hostel at 7.00am.
Travel by bus and boat to Castaways island taking in some sights of Cat Ba National Park along the way.
Arrive in time for lunch on the beach and fuel up for some activities.
Get into the watersports! Not only are they a bucket load of fun, but they’re great exercise. Go tubing! (our most popular) we take out up to four people on the tube at a time. You and 3 friends will get real close while you bounce around Ha Long Bay at speed while all trying to be the last one left on. If you’re a wakeboarder, or you want to learn, what a place to do it! Our watersports crew will get you up and going for the most memorable wakeboard of your life.
As the sun sets enjoy cocktails on the beach, indulge in our Castaways happy hour or simply take a well deserved nap in a hammock in preparation for a big night of partying!
Cruise through the magnificent mountain range of Lan Ha Bay getting up close to the local fisherman & women and their floating villages. Partner up and paddle through ancient caves and into a network of lagoons. This is your best opportunity of seeing the endangered Langur monkey which is native to Ha Long Bay.
A traditional Vietnamese lunch is served with a combination of fresh seafood, meat, vegetables, rice, noodles and fresh fruit. With a full belly kick back and enjoy the scenery while chilling and listening to music on the boat.
We'll transport you back to the island where dinner and our nightly festivities will continue.
You don't depart the island until after lunch so lots of time to enjoy a slow morning kayaking, a morning swim or maybe a well deserved lie in. We'll get you back to our Downtown Hostel at approximately 6pm.
Day 4 Recoup day! Explore Hanoi. Food, shopping, local culture, whatever you want to do.
Day 5 The day is spent in Trang An, the area known as "Ha Long Bay on Land". Taking a boat to explore the many caves and ancient 10th century pagodas and temples. Later stopping for dinner and a quick freshen up in central Ninh Binh town before an overnight bus to Phong Nha National Park.
Day 6 Explore the amazing Phong Nha National park. Giant caves, war history, zip lining, crystal clear cave fed rivers to swim in, local villagers and much more. An awesome day!
Day 7 Today is free to explore the town by bicycle, check out the local river life or just to just chill out. In the afternoon, we'll take you to one of our favourite spots to enjoy a few sun-downers.
Day 8 Passing through the former Demilitarized zone, Vinh Moc tunnels, learn of the war history and the effects that this had on the locals, both past and present. Staying the night and enjoying the social atmosphere of our very own Hue Backpackers Hostel.
Day 9 Check out Vietnam's tallest pagoda and sink some cocktails at a private beach for lunch and sunset.
Day 10 Sit back, relax and take in the gorgeous scenery of one of the most beautiful coastlines in Vietnam - the Hai Van Pass, in a open top jeep!
Day 11 On the final day you are to explore the luscious beaches and Old Town of Hoi An, at UNESCO World Heritage listed village full of tailor shops, cafes, art galleries and fresh food markets. Finish your day with a dip in the pool and happy hour drinks at our Hoi An Hostel!
Castaways: All your accommodation, all meals, transport and any entrance fees. Rock-climbing is included along with a choice of either tubing or wakeboarding. Please speak to our crew about your options when booking your trip.
Buffalo Run: Accommodation, activities, transport, guides, entrance fees are fully included. Please check itinerary for meals included - most are 🙂
*If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let our team know when you book.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy Fees will be charged in event of booking cancellations:
48 Hours - 30 Days 25% of booking cost
24 Hours - 48 Hours 50% of booking cost
Within 24 Hours or no shows 100% of booking cost