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Spend seven action-packed days exploring Vietnam's rich history, local culture, food, and breathtaking natural beauty from Hanoi to Hoi An. The Buffalo Run has been designed by travelers, for travelers. It showcases some of the most spectacular "off the beaten track" destinations through the lens of knowledgeable tour guides, while keeping a fun and relaxed atmosphere, all being enjoyed with a bunch of like-minded souls.
Hanoi - Trang An - Phong Nha - National Park - DMZ - Vinh Moc Tunnels - Thien Mu Pagoda - Hai Van Pass - Hoi An Unessco Old Town - An Bang Beach
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What's In It For You?
All of your accommodation, transport, one of our awesome local guides and all entrance fees. Please check the itinerary for included meals - the few that aren't are meant to maintain flexibility.
What's Not Included?
Drinks, Travel Insurance and Personal Expenses.
7D/6N - 500.00 USD
TRANG-AN - “HALONG BAY ON LAND” (LUNCH, DINNER)
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.
The Important Stuff
Conditions of Travel
In circumstances beyond the control of Vietnam Backpacker Hostels and the associated tour operators, such as weather conditions, mechanical failure and/or restrictions placed by the National Park Authorities, we reserve the right to alter the route or itinerary of any of its tours and arrange alternative carriers to those advertised if necessary. NO refunds will be given in these circumtances, or in the event of any delay, curtailment or alteration of the trip. We can not guarantee pick-up or drop-off times and are not liable for passenger failure to connect with other services or any associated costs incurred.
Whilst we make every effort to safeguard our clients and their belongings, we cannot be held responsible for personal injury or loss due to events, which are beyond our control.
Passengers should note that adventure travel involves higher than normal risk.
Travel Insurance is NOT included. We strongly recommend that passengers have their own travel insurance against illness, injury, loss/damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on confirmed departure dates.
Passport, comfortable shoes/ trainers, swim-stuff, towel, sunscreen, toiletries, raincoat, warm clothes for the cooler months (Nov-March) and areas, mosquito repellent, camera, spending money, flashlight, a healthy appetite and a good attitude!
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 will force you to do something you don’t want to do
Where do I meet the trip?
The trip departs from Vietnam Backpacker Hostel at 9 Ma May Street, Hanoi at 9am. If you’re not there when we leave, we’ll regard it as non-attendance. You won’t be able to join the trip, and will NOT be refunded. To avoid any delays in the morning, make sure you check-in with our crew and reconfirm your details at the Travel Desk the night before.
What do I eat?
One of the highlights of this trip is the unique access to local foods. Being in the Vietnamese countryside, it can be difficult to find places that will please everyone. However, if you are vegetarian, have food allergies or do not eat seafood we can cater to you. If you have very specific dietary needs please discuss this at the time of booking.
How fit do I have to be?
Our trips are active, so a reasonable level of fitness is needed. If you have any doubts about your suitability for our trips, please check with our Travel Desk before making a booking.
NOTE: Activities vary in duration and grade depending on the availability.
All online bookings need to be confirmed and paid for in full 24 hours in advance. If not, Vietnam Backpacker Hostels will regard it as nonattendance. You will not be able to join the tour and will NOT be refunded.
Cancellation Policy Fees
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