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14 Days

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This is an example of one of our tailor-made tours in Vietnam - we'll be pleased to design similar biking and/or scuba diving holidays with dates and itinerary customised to your personal preferences. For example, you may wish to spend more or less time at any destination, or deviate from this itinerary, just contact us at our Enquiry Form page or send an email to

adventure travel off the beaten track, mountain biking, kayaking, colourful ethnic culture, natural scenery, remote ethnic markets, homestays in stilt houses, boat cruises, and scuba diving.

Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Sapa, Nha Trang, Whale Island.

Day 1: Ha Noi arrival (Dinner (D))
Arrive Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, transfer to hotel. Welcome dinner.
Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 2: Motor biking in Hanoi (Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Guide (G))
City tour by motorbike
Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 3: Kayaking in Ha Long (B, L, D, G)
Drive to Ha Long Bay UNESCO World Heritage Areas. Twenty-four hours cruising and kayaking on the bay. Traditional-style wooden junk with sleeping accommodation.
Overnight on Ha Long Bay

Day 4: Kayaking in Ha Long (B, L, D, G)
Docking around noon and return to Ha Noi. In the evening, board the overnight sleeper train to Sapa.

Day 5: Sapa ethnic market (B, L, G)
Arrive Lao Cai station, jeep to an ethnic market. Return to Lao Cai and drive to Sapa.
Overnight in Sapa.

Day 6: Cycling in Sapa (B, L, D, G)
Drive to Nam Cang village (Dao ethnic group). Cycle to Nam Than village (H'mong ethnic group) and Sin Chai village.
Overnight in ‘stilt' house homestay.

Day 7: Sapa - to Ha Noi (B, L, G)
Two-hour cycle ride to Ban Ho village. Afternoon return to Sapa and overnight train to Ha Noi.

Day 8: Free day in Ha Noi (B, G)
Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 9: Ha Noi to Nha Trang (B, L, G)
Morning flight to Nha Trang. Boat cruise upstream on the Cai River (rural areas with varied cottage industries). Hot spring spa and mud baths.
Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 10: Snorkelling in Nha Trang (B, L, G)
All-day boat cruise on Nha Trang bay. Snorkelling around Mun Island. Lunch, entertainment and 'free-flow' floating local wine at Mot Island. Fishing village visit.
Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 11: Nha Trang to Whale Island (B, L, D)
Drive to Ninh Hoa and then speedboat to Whale Island - a 'get-away-from it all' hideaway resort. (Review dive for those taking the diving option).
Overnight on Whale Island.

Days 12 to 13: Diving off Whale Island (B, L, D each day)
Diving with PADI Diving Centre (Five Star). Alternative possibilities: swimming, snorkelling, fishing, sandy beaches, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, etc.
Overnight in traditional bungalows on Whale Island.

Day 14: Whale Island to Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Drive to Nha Trang and flight to Ho Chi Minh City for departure flight.

The prices for this sample tour are per person in US$:
These prices are valid until October 31, 2015. Please note: bank transfer fees are not included.

Number in group
3 - 4
5 - 8
9 - 12
13 - 16
*Supplement for single occupancy*
First Class

Please note that all our tours are priced in United States Dollars, in accordance with the established trading practices for tourism products within Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Equivalent quotations in £, Euro, Australian AUD are obtainable on request calculated at our prevailing exchange rate.

At the time of quotation, Haivenu reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.

* 'Single room occupancy' refers to the accommodation element of the programme only, and applies to someone who is travelling with others but requires an additional room for him or herself. Single traveller prices are available on request.

Our prices include:

  • Breakfast and accommodation in a twin or double room. All pick ups and transfer
  • Domestic flight tickets: Ha Noi - Nha Trang and Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh, including domestic airport taxes.
  • Return train tickets: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi
    *Good local standard with Ratraco carriage for Mid-range option
    **Luxury standard with Victoria carriage for Deluxe option
  • Boat cruise as programme. Cruise on Ha Long Bay in a high quality wooden boat with comfortable accommodation, good facilities and an experienced crew. The boat will be fully licensed and comply with current safety regulations.
  • Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver.
  • Motor-cycle transport with an experienced, safe driver
  • Hire of good quality mountain bikes
  • The services of an experienced English-speaking guide as indicated in the itinerary
  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
  • Meals as specified in good local restaurants and on the boat in Ha Long Bay.
  • Picnic lunches where no suitable restaurant is available, and meals prepared by guides and/or householders in ethnic homestays.
  • VAT and other taxes
  • Our prices do not include:

    • International flight tickets and airport tax.
    • Visas
    • Dinners except as specified above.
    • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
    • Diving courses in Nha Trang
    • Camera fees (if any)
    • Diving fees
    • Insurance.

    Hotel list for First Class standard:

    •  Hanoi : Sofitel Metropole Hotel (*****historic colonial building in a city centre location - Luxury Room Historic Wing)

    • Ha Long Bay: Valentine Junk (Traditional Junk [Unique] (Deluxe quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels - Deluxe cabin)

    •  Sapa: Victoria Sapa Resort (**** the best hotel in Sapa, indoor swimming pool/fitness centre in separate building - Suite)

    •  Nha Trang: Ana Mandara Resort Hotel (***** villa style architecture, on the beach - Deluxe Seaview Villa)

    •  Nha Trang: Whale Island [Unique] (unusual wooden beach bungalow resort on an otherwise deserted island 80km north of Nha Trang - Beach Bungalow)

    Hotel list for Deluxe standard:

      Hanoi: Melia Hotel (***** modern high-rise building in one of Hanoi's leafy boulevards in the city centre, uninspiring bland architecture, but high-quality facilities, restaurants, and service, ten-minute stroll from the city centre, Deluxe room at Royal Service Floor)

    • Ha Long Bay: Paradise Cruise [Traditional Junk Cruise] (Deluxe quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels - Deluxe Balcony cabin)

    •  Sapa: Victoria Hotel (****the best hotel in Sapa, indoor swimming pool/fitness centre in separate building - Deluxe room)

    •  Nha Trang: Sunrise Hotel (***** newly built traditional seafront hotel opposite Nha Trang beach, interesting architecture, good bay views from upper floors - Deluxe room)

    •  Nha Trang: Whale Island Resort [Unique] (unusual wooden bungalow beach resort on an otherwise deserted island 80km north of Nha Trang - Seafront Bungalow)

    Hotel list for Superior standard:

    •  Hanoi: Quoc Hoa Hotel (*** interesting hotel in the heart of Hanoi's 'Old Quarter' about a ten-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake - Deluxe Classic room)

    • Ha Long Bay: Indochina Sails (Traditional Junk [Unique] (Deluxe quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels - Superior cabin)

    •  Sapa: Victoria Hotel (****the best hotel in Sapa, indoor swimming pool/fitness centre in separate building - Superior room)

    •  Nha Trang: Yasaka Hotel (**** good value high rise tower hotel on the sea front, good sea views, attractive bonsai garden with replica traditional house used for performances - Senior Deluxe room)

    •  Nha Trang: Whale Island Resort [Unique] (unusual wooden bungalow beach resort on an otherwise deserted island 80km north of Nha Trang – Seafront Bungalow)

    Hotel list for Mid-range standard:

    •  Hanoi : Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel (*** boutique hotel in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, a short walk from Hoan Kiem Lake, stylish furnishings and decoration art – Lotus Deluxe room)

    • Ha Long Bay: Huong Hai traditional junk [Unique] (Superior quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels)

    •  Sapa: Bamboo Hotel (***local standard hotel standing on the side of the mountain - good views - Superior room)

    •  Nha Trang: Green Hotel (*** city centre, 5 minute-walk to the beach)

    •  Nha Trang: Whale Island Resort [Unique] (unusual wooden bungalow beach resort on an otherwise deserted island 80km north of Nha Trang - Seafront Bungalow)

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