Soft Eco Adventure of Vietnam 14 Days

Eco-adventures Vietnam is an ideal package for travelers, who are active adventure-lovers and wish to experience  Vietnamese culture along the way. This amazing eco-friendly adventure and 14-day package tour sets out to explore Vietnam with its colorful mix of culture, history and nature.

All the soft adventure activities on this tour are suitable for the first-timer, as well as the outdoor enthusiast. If you are interested in cultural, traditional and natural beauty of this amazing country, then this is the trip for you.

 
 
 
 
  • Day 01 Arrive Hanoi, transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02 Hanoi village with bike
  • Day 03 Hanoi- Mai Chou -Pu Luong
  • Day 04 Pu Luong - Thanh Hoa - Hanoi
  • Day 05 Hanoi -Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Day 06 Bai Tu Long Bay-Hanoi-Hue
  • Day 07 Full day in Hue
  • Day 08 Hue- A Luoi
  • Day 09 A Luoi to Hoi An
  • Day 10 Full day at Hoi An
  • Day 11 Hoi An- Ho Chi Minh City -Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City-Mekong Delta- Ben Tre
  • Day 13 Ben Tre- Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 14 Ho Chi Minh City - U.S. or an extension
 

Day 01 Arrive Hanoi, transfer to hotel.

Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be picked up and transferred to hotel.  Today is at leisure to rest or explore the city. Get your own first impressions of Vietnam (depending on time you arrive). In the evening, you may like to see the water puppet show or other cultural shows such as Ca Tru, Tuong, Cheo.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 02 Hanoi village with bike

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch

We pick you up at 8:30 AM for a short transfer outside of Hanoi. We have this morning to learn about Hanoi’s village life, its traditions and customs.  You will visit local home, where you will be shown how to prepare Vietnamese food, before having lunch with a local family here.

In the afternoon, we set out from Dong Ngac, cycling on mostly rural lanes through surrounding villages to Lien Mac, a beautiful area of immaculately tended vegetables and flowers.  After taking another route from Lien Mac back to Dong Ngac, you have a short break to have a drink at your host family’s home, bid your farewells and catch the van back to your hotel in Hanoi at around 5:00 PM.

Overnight in Hanoi.

(If you are not interested in biking, alternative tour of the city will be arranged.)

Day 03 Hanoi- Mai Chou -Pu Luong

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Leave your hotel at 8:00 AM for Mai Chau. Upon arrival at the Poom Coom village in Mai Chau, we take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people before lunch is served. 

Around 1:00 PM, we take a short car ride for approximately one hour before we set off for our hike through the beauty of the Pu Luong Nature Reserve.
 
 We arrive at the Don village in the afternoon, where we check in the Pu Luong Eco Lodge, with an incredible view of the rice terraces and the mountain range. You have some time to walk around the village of the Thai minority or take a swim in the swimming pool of the lodge. In the evening, have dinner at the lodge and spend your night here.

Overnight at Don Village.

Distance: 7 km  /Trail Difficulty: 3/5

Day 04 Pu Luong - Thanh Hoa - Hanoi

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch

Wake up early if you like to see the daily life of the locals before having breakfast at 7:00 AM.

Morning is at leisure, relax or stroll around the village of the Thai people. If the time allows us, we can do some more hiking before catching our van ride to the lunch spot. Then have a scenic drive back to Hanoi, where we arrive at your hotel around 5:00 PM.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 05 Hanoi -Bai Tu Long Bay

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Leave  for Ha Long Bay is around 8:00 AM in a shared van from your hotel. You arrive at the port around noon after an approximately 4-hour ride.

On arrival, you will be greeted and  taken to your cabin before the trip is explained briefly. Have a fresh and local seafood lunch while you cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay.

You will be an opportunity for a swim and visit a mysterious cave during the cruise. Afterwards, you can relax at a secluded island-beach or explore the bay by kayaking. In the evening, have dinner and get the chance to enjoy the sunset.

Overnight on the cruise.

Day 06 Bai Tu Long Bay-Hanoi-Hue

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch

Early risers can enjoy the sunrise and the quiet, breath-taking beauty of the bay’s landscape. Breakfast is served around 8:00 AM before we go on a short rowboat ride with the locals. There is ample time until the cabin checks out at 11:45 AM. Lunch is served on the boat. After that, we drive back to Hanoi and arrive around 5:00 PM. 

At 7:00 PM, transfer to the train station for the night train to Hue. Make sure that you organize your own dinner today, which you can either have at the train station or bring it along on to the train. On the train, you share  a 4-person soft sleeper in air-conditioned cabin.

Overnight on the train.

Day 07 Full day in Hue

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch

Arrive in Hue around 9:30 AM. You are picked up and transferred to your hotel and late breakfast. At 10:00 AM depart from your hotel for our morning explorations to  imperial city. We then embark on our beautiful boat ride along the Perfume River, with a stop at the Thien Mu Pagoda.

Enjoy lunch onboard while we sail down the Perfume River.

Our afternoon starts with biking to visit the flower village of Tien Non, then to the Thanh Tien village, known for its paper flower crafting. After that, we visit the village where the locals make traditional folk paintings.

Back to your hotel around 6:00 PM. 

Overnight in Hue.

Cycling Distance: 14 km

(If you are not interested in biking, you can come back to hotel and relax in the afternoon)

Day 08 Hue- A Luoi

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Hue – A Luoi, hill tribe homestay

After breakfast at your hotel at around 8:30 AM, we go on a relaxing 1 hour Vietnam cyclo ride to visit Dong Ba market then explore the Royal Tombs, choosing only to visit the best ones, as we have lots to do today. Back to the hotel for a shower, check out at 12:00 PM then followed by our lunch at a local restaurant. 

In the afternoon, leave Hue city for A Luoi town (about 60 km). Along the way, you can see the life and daily activities of the Katu and Ta Oi hill tribes. 

On arrival in A Luoi town, you visit the Ashau village - a violent battlefield during the war. We then travel to A Roang village along the Ho Chi Minh trail, taking a rest at a local hot spring. Finally, we arrive at Aka Chi village where we meet and learn about the Ta Oi people.

Dinner in a traditional stilt house.

Stay overnight at a stilt house.

Day 09 A Luoi to Hoi An

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch

Wake up early morning and enjoy the fresh air and peaceful mountainous area. Breakfast is served at your Homestay. Check-out, then we take an easy walk through the A Roang jungle for about 3 hours to learn more about the rich fauna and flora system here. Lunch at a local restaurant on the way to Hoi An. 

Overnight at Hoi An.

Trekking Distance: 8 km /Trail Difficulty: 2/5

(Tip: This is a very good chance for you to get great tailor-made clothes at reasonable prices. Hoi An is well known for its tailoring)

Day 10 Full day at Hoi An

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch

Meet your guide & driver at your hotel at 8 AM for a very short transfer to the boat docks. Today, we go to a fishing village where you can see and experience the life of the fisherman. Afterwards, we have a short basket boat ride along the village full of lush water coconut trees before our lunch.

We then cycle on the country road through the rice paddy and corn fields towards the main town of Hoi An.   

Continue with some sightseeing to famous cultural sites around the charming Hoi An. Back to your hotel around 5:00 PM. 

Overnight at Hoi An.

Day 11 Hoi An- Ho Chi Minh City -Cu Chi Tunnels

MEAL: Breakfast

Early morning, transfer to  airport for a flight to HCM City.  You will be met at tha airport by your guide, and taken straight to Cu Chi tunnels and its outdoor museum to learn more about the infamous tunnel systems of the Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War.

Back in HCM City, and visit the War Remnants Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the historic Central Post Office. The guide will drop you off at your hotel around 5:30 PM. 

Rest of the evening free.

Overnight at Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City-Mekong Delta- Ben Tre

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Depart HCM City at 8:00 AM from your hotel. We head to the south of HCM City to Cai Be. Upon arrival, we board a boat to visit the floating market and cruise over the mighty Mekong River (about 1.5 km wide) to Dong Phu Island. We start our cycling here under a green canopy of coconut palms, exploring the orchards and daily life of farmers. Have lunch on the island. 

Then back on the boat to cruise 1.5 hours down the Mekong to the Cho Lach canals. Back on the bikes to discover the local nursery gardens & fruit orchards and another short cruise again to Ben Tre for dinner and homestay overnight at a local farmer's house.

Overnight at Ben Tre.

Distance: 30-50 km
Trail Difficulty: 2/5

Day 13 Ben Tre- Ho Chi Minh City

MEAL: Breakfast/Lunch

Breakfast is served at the home stay and then you prepare for your big day of cycling (approximately 35 km). Our route today takes us along the river, through Ben Tre's coconut palm lined roads. Stop for lunch, and enjoy the seasonal fruits, joining a coconut-candy workshop and a handicraft workshop (if time permits).

A short canal cruise is also part of our activity today. Transfer back to HCM City and arrive at your hotel around 5:30 PM.

Overnight at Ho Chi Minh City.

Distance: 25-40 km
Trail Difficulty: 2/5

Day 14 Ho Chi Minh City - U.S. or an extension

MEAL: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel, and at an appointed time, transfer to airport for your flight back home or extend your trip to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand or other parts of Asia.