Vietnam multi activity holidays: Trekking Sapa Kayaking Halong Bay and Cycling the Mekong Delta 7 days

The 7-day tour, customized by the Hanoi based tour operator Lotussia Travel for those looking a active, outdoor, adventure holidays in Vietnam. The multi activity tour includes such activities as jungle trekking, wild nature, mountain hiking, boat junk cruise, sea kayaking, sightseeing, culture, history discoveries and cycling. Start the adventures taking the overnight train to Sapa. Then enjoy the overnight hike through local ethnic villages, terraced rice fields. Spending a night at local home (homestay) also offers a great experience. The multisport tour continues with the Halong bay overnight cruise and kayaking tour and ends up with a two-day cycling on the Mekong delta. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

Vietnam multi activity holidays: Trekking Sapa Kayaking Halong Bay and Cycling the Mekong Delta 7 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Laocai by train.

In the evening, transfer to Hanoi Railways Station for overnight train to Laocai. Train???. Departure at 20:30 (TBA).

Day 2: Arrive Laocai early morning. Transfer to Sapa. Sapa trekking.

Arrive Lao Cai approximately 5h30am. You will be met up by our local team at the station and transferred to Sapa. Breakfast will be provided at a local restaurant in Sapa before trekking uphill through mountainous area. Enjoy while walking the spectacular view over rice paddy terraces, corn fields. Your picnic lunch will be provided on the spot. After lunch, we continue our trek downhill towards Taphin village where you will meet Red Dao and Black Hmong minorities, two largest ethnic groups in Sapa area. Stop by a house to talk with local people to know a bit more about their daily life, their customs and tradition. Have dinner and
overnight in the village.

Day 3: Continue trekking Sapa hill tribe villages. Transfer to Laocai for night train back to Hanoi.

After breakfast, we start our trek towards Sapa. We will pass through several minority villages; rive paddy terraces along the way. Upon arriving in Matra village inhabited by Black Hmong people, we will stop for our lunch. Then, we continue our walk to Sapa. Have a short rest/shower before transfer to Lao Cai station and get the night train back to Hanoi. Train???. Departure at 20:30 (TBA).

Day 4: Arrive Hanoi early morning. Travel to Halong Bay. Cruise. Kayaking.

Arrive in Hanoi in the early morning, you will be met by another Lotussia Travel guide, driver then transferred to a local restaurant for early breakfast then depart to Halong bay.  Enjoy the journey through the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.

Arrive in Halong around noon and board the Bai Tho traditional sailing boat/junk (or similar boat/junk). Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave. Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay at any spot that you wish to visit or take a kayaking and paddle through many small islets of different shapes.  Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Overnight on board junk.

Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi. Fly to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon).

Brunch (Breakfast + Lunch) will be served on board while the boat is going back to shore. Arrive at Ha long wharf about 11h00 and take our car for our journey back to Hanoi.

Upon arrival in Hanoi, transfer to Noibai airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh city.

Welcome at Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh city by Lotussia Travel guide, driver and then transferred to your hotel in town. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 6: Cycling the Mekong Delta (Saigon – Caibe – Can Tho).

After breakfast, transfer (approx 2 hrs) to My Tho to avoid the teeming traffic. My Tho is the gateway to the Mekong Delta and a wonderful place to start our ride. In My Tho, unload the bikes and start to pedal on the beautiful and quiet country lanes along the Tien River to Cai Be. Along the way, pass through the heart of rural Mekong along narrow lanes, passing banana plantations, sugarcane fields and the lush rural landscape of the Delta. After Cai Be, cross on Dinh Khao ferry to Cho Lach. After the ferry, cycle for a couple of kilometres and then shuttle the rest way to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 7: Continue cycling the Mekong delta. Travel back Ho Chi Minh city.

After enjoying an early morning breakfast visit the Cai Rang floating market, weave through teeming early morning market bustle along the banks of an active riverfront. Ride on a narrow paved road to Phong Dien floating market. Absorb the sights of endless cottage industries, timber merchants, coconut shredders, small docks loading/unloading rice, tiny vibrant markets. Continue by bike on the narrow lane to explore the hidden backwaters of the Mekong Delta. Local lunch in town. In the afternoon return to Saigon.

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Climbing Fansipan Mountain and Kayaking Halong Bay Vietnam 6 days

The 6-day tour is customized by the Hanoi based tour operator Lotussia Travel of adventure travelers seeking the hard, challenging trek adventures to the summit of Indochina. Take the overnight train from hanoi and get Laocai early the following day, travel to Sapa and be ready for the 3-day trek. The trek is tough and needs to be well prepared. A support team including local guide, cook, porters and trekking equipments are necessary to make the climb successful. The overnight cruise tour to Halong bay is provided as an extension. You can either book the two-day tour or the 3-day tour to Halong bay or skip it. This is up to your travel plan and budget.

Climbing Fansipan Mountain and Kayaking Halong Bay Vietnam 6 days

Day 1: Overnight train to Laocai.    

transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for overnight train to Laocai. Train ??? at ??? (to be advised).

Overnight on the train.

Day 2: Arrive Laocai. Travel to Sapa. Start climbing Fansipan.

Upon your arrival at Lao cai Railways Station at 5:30am (to be advised), you will be greeted by Lotussia local team and transferred uphill to Sapa.

Breakfast will be provided in a local restaurant in town.

Leaving Sapa at 09.00 for a road transfer for 16 km to Tram Ton. Enjoy some stops along the way for great view of Fansipan. Start trekking from Tram Ton at the height of 2040m along a trail for almost the whole morning through rain forest up and down hill to 2200m peak.

Lunch break for an hour.

Afternoon trek gets tougher as the trail winds its way on steep mountain sides through bamboo forest. The plantation changes a lot as the trail reaches to higher elevation.

Arrive to the camp-site at 2900m peak in late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight in the camping tent.

Day 3: Reach the summit and trek back down.

Breakfast and leave the camp-site at 08.00.

The trek gets though bamboo forest and flat land of grass for an hour and then getting up very steep mountain side for nearly 1,5 hour to reach to the summit of Fansipan mountain. Congratulation! You have conquered the roof on Indochina at the height of 3143m. In a nice day, great view of a vast region westwards to Lai Chau, eastwards to Lao Cai…even further to China and Dien Bien Phu are all in your sight and under your feet.

The way back is easier and it takes only 1,5 hour back to the 2,900m camp-site for lunch.

Leaving the campsite at 2.00 pm along the same trail back for 3 hours and arrive at the 2,200m camp-site at about 5.00 pm.

Dinner and overnight in the camping tent.

Day 4: Arrive Sapa town. Travel to Laocai. Overnight train back to Hanoi.

Breakfast and leave the camp-site at 08.00.

The trek gets mostly downhill for 1 hour and then turn left to a narrower trail getting through thick primitive forest for 2 hours. Arriving to the upstream of the Muong Hoa River at noon.

Lunch break.

Afternoon trek last for nearly 2 hours downhill passing through several isolated hamlets of the H’mong. Arriving to Sin Chai at about 3.00 pm.

You will be picked up by our vehicle and transferred uphill to Sapa.

Have a quick shower in a standard hotel before travelling downhill to Laocai for the overnight train trip back to Hanoi.

Train??? Departure at ??? (To be advised). Overnight on the train.

Day 5: Arrive Hanoi. Travel to Halong bay. Cruise. Sea kayaking.

Upon your arrival at Hanoi Railways Station at 5:00am (To be advised), you will be greeted again by our team and transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast and a short rest.

At 8:00: Depart for Halong bay. Enjoy the journey through the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong around noon and board the Bai Tho traditional sailing junk (or similar junk).

Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Round over Thien Cung cave (palace of heaven), Dau Go ( grotto of wood ), Tuan Chau island, Dog island, Dinh Huong, Ga Choi (fighting cock mountain), Turtle island. Visit Sung Sot cave and enjoy one-hour kayaking trip on the emerald water of Halong bay.

Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner.

Overnight on board junk.

Day 6: Halong bay – Hanoi.

Breakfast on board. Then we continue our cruise while the boat is going back to shore. Arrive at Ha long wharf about 11h00 and join our vehicle again for journey back to Hanoi.

Arrive in Hanoi around 15:30. Trip ends.

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Ba Be Lakes River Kayaking Cao Bang Trekking and Halong Bay Cruising Canoeing Tour 7 days

The 7-day tour is arranged in the north-eastern Vietnam taking you to some less travelled places such as Ba Be National Park of Bac Kan province, Quang Hoa of Cao Bang province. You also travel through Lang son province to Halong bay, a Vietnam World Wonder. Different outdoor activities have been added in the tour including motored-boat cruise, river kayaking, trekking, junk cruises, sea kayaking. The best time to do this itinerary is summer time starting from April until October. The hanoi based tour operator Lotussia Travel recommends small group size, family holidays, individuals. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

Ba Be Lakes River Kayaking Cao Bang Trekking and Halong Bay Cruising Canoeing Tour 7 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Babe National Park.

We leave Hanoi for Ba Be via Bac Can. Throughout the first stage, we are crossing small villages ,they are handicrafts and cultures villages. Meeting the daily life in the wild environment. Lunch at local restaurant. Arrive in Ba Be in the afternoon. Check in the house on stilt in Pac Ngoi Village. Good dinner and overnight in a house on stilt (at terrace entire view of the lake).

Day 2: Babe lakes kayaking.

Today, we drive to local dock out of the National Park, then we paddle along Nang River, it’s the highlight of the trip with so beautiful and peaceful view. We stop for lunch at Mr Hien Pirate Restaurant then boating into Babe Lake. We continue to paddle about 5 km over the biggest natural lake in Vietnam, then we take a swimming before 1 km easy-walking back to Pa Ngoi village. Dinner and overnight at house on stilt in Pac Ngoi.

Day 3: Babe – Quang Hoa, Cao Bang. Trekking.

We say goodbye to the family where we stay to head up to Quang Hoa. Lunch in Caobang city.Before arrive in the village of Quang hoa, we stop to take a soft trek to discover the Nung’s peoples village, we keep walking until Quanghoa Dinner and overnight in a family in Quang hoa.

Day 4: Quang Hoa – Ban gioc Water Fall – Quang hoa.

After breakfast, we take a bus trip of 45’ to get to Trung khanh Town where we start our 2hr paddling on a river to reach the local life along the Chinese border, we stop paddling before arrive in to the water fall of Bangioc, after visiting Bangioc, the bus take us back to Quang hoa for the night.

Day 5: Quang Hoa – Lang Son.

After breakfast, the bus take us to the North-east side of Cao bang,where we meet the Bang giang river running along the  Chinese border, from here, we start paddling until That khe village where we will meet our bus and it will take us to Lang son. Lunch en Route, We arrive in Lang son in the afternoon. Night at hotel.

Day 6: Lang son – Ha Long Bay.

We leave today the northen mountains to get to the sea, after 4hr bus trip, we arrive in Ha Long Bay around 12:00AM and board a traditional red-sailed junk for a seafood lunch while sailing to a big floating fishing village. Once arrived, you’ll receive instructions on kayaking techniques and safety. Start 2,5-hour paddling from fishing village through dramatically limestone formation, giant cave, beaches. Swimming. Enjoy a fresh seafood dinner and over night on board.

 Day 7: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi.

After breakfast. Final paddling to meet mother boat for farewell lunch then cruise back to Bai Chay Harbor. Drive back to Hanoi. End of the trip.

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Vietnam Pu Luong Nature Reserve Trekking and Halong Bay Sea Canoeing Tour 5 days

The 5-day tour is customized by the Hanoi based tour operator Lotussia Travel for those looking outdoor, active, adventure travel. The tour includes such travel highlights as trekking through local Thai villages, jungle trek Pu Luong Nature Reserve, Halong bay boat cruise  and sea canoeing tour. The best time to do this adventures is May and October. The tour is also available in winter starting from October until April. Spending the nights at local Thai and Muong hamlets, eating local food offers a real life experience. Mail to lotussiatravel dot com or travel at lotussia dot com for more details.

Vietnam Pu Luong Nature Reserve Trekking and Halong Bay Sea Canoeing Tour 5 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Maichau – Puluong.Trekking to Hang village (L,D)

After breakfast, depart for Pu Luong Nature Reserve.

This scenic drive takes around four hours. Along the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. Following lunch in Poom Coong village we drive further into the reserve where we begin our trek. We trek for approximately three hours before arriving at the Thai village of Hang.

We spend the night with a local Thai family who will be our host in a traditional house on stilts. Whilst enjoying their hospitality we will discover a little more about their lives and culture.

Day 2: Trekking from Hang village to Kho Muong village (B,L,D)

Today we will walk for about six hours.

Along the way we pass through several Thai villages and hamlets before arriving at the village of Kho Muong. As the name suggests this is a Muong minority village and we will be their guests for the night.

Day 3: Trekking to Pho Doan. Travel back to Hanoi (B,L)

This morning we set out from Kho Muong and trek for roughly three hours and a half before arriving in Pho Doan townlet where your lunch will be provided in a local house.

After lunch, we will take a motorbike-taxi to La Han ferry where our car will be waiting for us for our journey back to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4: Travel to Halong bay. Boat cruise. Sea Canoeing (B,L,D)

Join our shuttle bus (sharing) and enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.

Arrive in Halong around noon and board the Bai Tho traditional sailing junk (or similar). Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave. Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay or take a kayak and start paddling around.

Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner.

Overnight on board junk.

Day 5: Return to Hanoi (B)

Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City. Disembark at the dock at Halong City at 11:00 and transfer back to Hanoi. Trip ends.

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Vietnam multi activity holidays: Halong Bay Boat Cruise Sea Kayaking and Scuba Diving Tour 2 days

The overnight tour is provided in Halong bay, Quang Ninh province, northern Vietnam. The Hanoi based tour operator Lotussia Travel addes in the two-day tour different outdoor activities such as sea kayaking, scuba diving. You also have time to enjoy other optional activities are provided by the boat team including cooking class, spa, foot massage and the morning tai chi session. The best time to travel this itinerary is in summer time starting from April until October. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

Halong Bay Boat Cruise Sea Kayaking and Scuba Diving Tour 2 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay. Boat cruise. Sea Kayaking tour.

Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong and board the Bai Tho traditional sailing junk (or similar junk). Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay or enjoy one-hour kayaking in Halong bay paddling through beautiful karst rocks, islet of the bay. Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Overnight on board junk.

Day 2: Scuba Diving. Halong Bay – Hanoi.

After breakfast, you will be picked up by our Diving Team and transferred by another wooden boat to our first divesite, Chim Island. Enjoy 01 scuba dive before having lunch on board. In the afternoon, we will move to another divesite,  Me Cung Island. There, we will enjoy one more hour diving before going back shore for journey back to Hanoi. End tour.

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Vietnam multisport trip: Cruising Kayaking and Scuba Diving Halong Bay Vietnam 3 days

The 3-day tour is arranged by the Hanoi based tour operator Lotussia Travel in Halong bay, Quang Ninh province, the northern Vietnam. The journey from Hanoi to Halong bay takes about three hours and a half. You will have almost two full days for your outdoor activities such as boat, junk cruises, swimming, sea kayaking, scuba diving, beach relax. Some other optional activities are also available on the boat-house including spa, massage, cooking, taichi… Mail to info at lotussiatravel dot com or travel at lotussia dot com for more details.

Cruising Kayaking and Scuba Diving Halong Bay Vietnam 3 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay. Cruise. Kayaking (L,D).

Transfer from your hotel to our departure point will be arranged by yourself.

At 8:00: get on our sharing shuttle bus & depart for Halong bay (with guide). Enjoy the journey through the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong around noon and board the Bai Tho traditional sailing junk (or similar junk).

Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Round over Thien Cung cave (palace of heaven), Dau Go ( grotto of wood ), Tuan Chau island, Dog island, Dinh Huong, Ga Choi (fighting cock mountain), Turtle island. Visit Sung Sot cave and enjoy one-hour kayaking trip or have a swim at Titop beach or Soi Sim beach.

Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner.

Overnight on board junk.

Day 2: Halong Bay Scuba Diving (B,L,D).

Breakfast on board junk.

At 9h00, will will be picked up at the boat-house by our Diving Team and transferred by another wooden boat to our first divesite – Chim Island. Enjoy 01 dive before having lunch on board.

In the afternoon, we will move to another divesite – Me Cung Island. There we will enjoy one more hour diving before being dropped off back at boat-house for overnight.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B).

Breakfast on board. Then we continue our cruise while the boat is going back to shore. Arrive at Ha long wharf about 11h00 and join our vehicle again for journey back to Hanoi (sharing shuttle bus; with guide).

Arrive in Hanoi about 15:00. You will be dropped off at the place where we picked you you on day 1. Transfer from this place to your hotel will be arranged by yourself. End.

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