Looking for an amazing Vietnam adventure tour? A way to travel Vietnam, experience the best of what this amazing place has to offer and meet heaps of new travel buddies at the same time?
Well jump on this epic 13 day Vietnam Adventure Tour including the world famous Halong Bay with the crew of Tru Travels and get ready for some serious adventure!
It has everything you need to make the most of Vietnam – from transport and accommodation to both a local and western guide, so you can relax knowing everything is taken care of and concentrate on enjoying your amazing trip!
Starting in Hanoi you’ll experience the hustle and bustle of city life along with the amazing food as you get to know your new travel buddies.
Discover the natural beauty of Halong Bay – a world heritage site – enjoy traditional rowing boats in caves down in Trang An, soak up the stunning scenery and ancient temples of Phong Nha, explore the darker history of Vietnam with a visit to the Vinh Moc Tunnels and tackle the “Top Gear Experience as you ride motorcycles along the famed coastline from Hue to Hoi An.
Your trip finishes up in the amazing town of Hoi An where you can explore the markets of Old Town, delve into the amazing local street foods or even get yourself a tailor suit or dress for your final night out.
It’s 13 days packed full of adventure and Vietnam goodness with your new travel buddies!
HANOI & HALONG BAY
We’ll pick you up and get you to your hostel because today’s all about getting settled and prepped for this epic adventure. If you arrive early head out to explore or kick back at the Hostel with a few drinks before the fun gets started. Day two we travel by bus to Halong Bay and take a boat to Castaway Island taking in the sights of Cat Ba National Park as we go. Arriving in time for lunch so you can fuel up get ready for some activities. The most popular is high-speed tubing or you can try your hand at some wake boarding. This is one of the coolest places to do it. Climbing is another excellent activity and we provide all equipment and instructions you need to experience the beauty from up high, safely! Not an adrenaline junkie? Lie on the beach, kayak, play volleyball or grab a beer at the bar.
CASTAWAY ISLAND AND BACK TO HANOI
Heading out on a traditional junk boat we cruise, through magnificent, unspoilt mountain range of Lan Ha Bay, taking in the sights of the famous floating villages. Kayak through ancient caves and lagoons, and witness the endangered Langur monkeys. Then it’s a bite to eat and kick back on the boat with your Castaway buddies as we cruise back to the island for more fun. Enjoy a morning swim, some tanning or even a well deserved lie in before we start the journey back to the mainland! If you wanna carry on the party in Hanoi then join the Hostel pub crawl with all your new pals.
FREE DAY HANOI & TRANG NA aka HALONG BAY ON LAND
Today there’s the walking tour if you’re up for it; you’ll experience a bit of the awesome capital city of Vietnam and sample some street food. Tonight try and get an early one, as we’ll be leaving early tomorrow. Today is starts with a bus ride to Trang An, AKA “Ha Long Bay on Land”. We’ll grab some food, before taking a traditional rowing boat paddling through limestone karst mountains and caves to visit an Ancient 10th Century pagoda and temple. Then it’s dinner and showers in Ninh Binh town before jumping on the overnight bus to Phong Nha National Park.
DARK CAVE AND PHONG NHA NATIONAL PARK
Home to wildlife, crystal clear rivers and immense cave systems Phong NGA National Parks in Vietnams largest. 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 Dark Cave by zip line, 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 leave with baby-smooth skin. Afterwards take a refreshing dip in the lake and wash all the mud away. Tomorrow is free for you to cycle around and explore the town of Phong Nha – check out the local life by the river or just chill out and watch the world go by. Later on we will take a short but very bumpy ride through the villages to make our way to the Pub with Cold Beer!
VINH MOC TUNNEL, THIEN MU PAGODA & BEACH DAY
In the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) in the centre of Vietnam are the Vinh Moc tunnels. Built by families seeking shelter from the American war, 600 people lived here and 17 babies were born in the tunnels between 1965 and 1972. We then visit the site as well as The Mine Action Visitors Centre in Dong Ha to get an insight into how the war still impacts the country and if you’re lucky you might get to witness a controlled explosion. We’ll then head to the hostel in Hue for some dinner and drinks as tomorrow we explore the tallest pagoda in Vietnam, Thien Mu before some food, cocktails and a sunset swim.
HUE TO HOI AN ALONG THE HAI VAN PASS
Day 11 is the must do ‘Top Gear Experience’! Riding motorbikes along the coast from Hue to Hoi An, taking in the beautiful beaches, coastline views and the breathtaking Elephant Springs. Bring your swimming gear so you can relax and enjoy the springs before we feast on a well earned lunch. After we’ve eaten we head further South along the the famous Hai Van Pass. Tomorrow we take an easy bike ride through the bamboo groves, then a basket boat ride to try a our luck at crab fishing. The rest of the afternoon is free for exploring the Old Town, but tonight get ready to party! Day 13 is yours to do as you please; so whether you head to the beach, go sightseeing around the Old Town, get your tailor made clothes adjusted or simply relax by the pool, it’s all about you! If you’re a budding chef and want to try your hand at some local cooking enquire about our cooking class tour!
2017 VIETNAM START DATES
3rd, 8th, 13th, 18th, 23rd
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
6th, 13th, 20th, 26th
2nd, 8th, 14th, 20th, 31st
5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th
5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th
4th, 9th, 14th, 19th, 29th
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th,
Airport pickup (up to 2 days before tour)
12 Nights accommodation
All transport included
Original Castaway Island Boat Trip
City Orientation in Hanoi
Rowing boat through Trang An caves
Phong Nga-Ke Bang National Park
Dark Cave zip lining or kayaks
Vinh Moc tunnel in Demilitarised Zone
Thien Mu Pagoda
Motorbikes across the Hai Van Pass
Basket Boat Trip in Hoi An
Free day in Hanoi
21 meals included
- Help and advice on onward travel
No Local Payments!
Open date tickets are subject to availability, please give at least 14 days notice to book. All bookings must be reconfirmed 24-48 hours in advance.