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Adventurous Vietnam

17 days from £3,850pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Take in the stunning Tonkinese Alps with light treks around the mountain town of Sapa.

  • Stay overnight in the world's third largest known cave, Hang En in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

  • Drive through Mu Cang Chai, one of the most beautiful road journeys in Asia.

  • Visit the Rhododendron Falls in Bach Ma National Park.

  • Spend time in the UNESCO protected towns of Hue and Hoi An.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Hanoi
  • Lao Cai
  • Sapa & the Tonkinese Alps
  • Mu Cang Chai
  • Nghia Lo
  • Hanoi
  • Dong Hoi
  • Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
  • Dong Hoi
  • Hue
  • Hoi An
  • Danang
  • Saigon

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Hanoi.

Day 2 Hanoi


On arrival in Hanoi you will be met and transferred to your city hotel.

Day 3 Hanoi


Discover Hanoi with your guide, taking a cyclo tour around the maze that is the old quarter area and strolling through the charming French colonial district.

Day 4 Hanoi


Day at leisure before you take the overnight train to Sapa in the Tokinese Alps and spend two full days exploring the area's mountain walks and villages.

Day 5 Sapa & the Tonkinese Alps

Lao Cai , Sapa & the Tonkinese Alps

Today you arrive in the town of Lao Cai, located just two kilometres from the border with China, where you will be met and transferred to the pretty mountain town of Sapa.

Day 6 Sapa & the Tonkinese Alps

Sapa & the Tonkinese Alps

Today you embark on a trek through the minority villages within the area. En route you are treated to some stunning scenery.

Day 7 Nghia Lo

Sapa & the Tonkinese Alps , Mu Cang Chai , Nghia Lo

Today you depart Sapa and drive south along one of the most scenic stretches of road in Asia to Mu Cang Chai. There will be ample opportunity to stop off en route before arriving at your simple homestay in Nghia Lo.

Day 8 Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nghia Lo , Hanoi , Dong Hoi , Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

This morning you depart Nghia Lo and journey on to Hanoi and the airport for your flight south to Dong Hoi. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the edge of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and your accommodation.

Day 9 Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Today you start the six hour trek to Hang En, also known as Swallow Cave. The journey takes you through rural villages, rivers, and jungle to the end point and Hang En, the world's third largest known cave. Afternoon exploring the cave network you stay overnight in a tent.

Day 10 Dong Hoi

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park , Dong Hoi

This morning you will visit the Exit Cave before breakfast, then continue to explore the caves. You depart camp in the morning on the trek back to the main road. This afternoon you return to the coast for your accommodation where you can freshen up.


Day 11 Hue

Dong Hoi , Hue

Leaving Dong Hoi you continue south with your driver to the old capital of Hue, arriving early afternoon. Rest of the day at your own leisure.


Day 12 Hue


Full day exploring Hue, with time on the Perfumed River and visiting the Citadel.


Day 13 Hoi An

Hue , Hoi An

Today you travel on to Hoi An, stopping en route at Bach Ma National Park to enjoy some great trekking.

Day 15 Hoi An

Hoi An

Second day in Hoi An, either heading to the beach or visiting some of the great tailors in town.

Day 16 Saigon

Hoi An , Danang , Saigon

Travel south to Saigon, with the chance to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels before you have the remainder of the day to see the city.

Day 17 International return flight

Saigon , International return flight

Final day at leisure before your flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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Lao Cai
Sapa & the Tonkinese Alps
Mu Cang Chai
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Hoi An