Today is arrival day; feel free to arrive any time. You will be picked up from Da Nang airport by one of our drivers, who will be waiting for you. Then head to the hotel where your group leader will be waiting for you. Get excited to meet your new travels buddies for dinner and drinks in the evening.
Start the day with a bike tour around Hoi An old town and lunch at the locals family home. Then spend the afternoon crab fishing with the locals as we explore the 7 hectare water coconut woods in traditional bamboo basket boats. The late afternoon is free to chill or explore the lantern filled streets.
An adventure filled day as we leave Hoi An in open-top Jeeps & hit the Hai Van Pass, featured as the ‘Top Gear Experience’ it’s the perfect way to travel to Hue. Stop for a spot of lunch (included) and enjoy a nice swim in the sea before heading off again. On arrival to Hue we check into our new hotel & head into town for dinner and a few drinks in the evening.
Today it’s time to explore the historic imperial city of Hue. We head off to the Royal Palace where we take in the history of the nation`s former capital city before joining a local cooking school to learn how to make some traditional Vietnamese dishes. After we’re full of delicious food, we then head over via bus to the small town of Phong Nha, where we arrive early evening & just in time to enjoy a few drinks in one of the local bars.
Paradise Cave is a UNESCO World Heritage site, & is famous for being one of the longest cave systems in the world at 31 km. We spend the day exploring the caves and doing a little ziplining, both of which are situated inside Phong Nha National Park. In the evening we jump on an overnight bus to Hanoi.
We arrive early morning into Hanoi & head straight to our hotel to check in. As the rooms are still being prepared, we check out a local cafe and experience how to make traditional egg coffee which is a famous dessert in Hanoi. In the early afternoon, we’ll visit the famous Hanoi train street and then have the rest of the afternoon free for you to chill or explore the city on your own.
We leave early by bus & boat to head to the famous Castaway Island in Ha Long Bay. Once checked into our beachside accommodation, we enjoy lunch with the most amazing view before an afternoon of watersports & an evening of beach partying.
We spend our full day aboard a traditional junk boat cruising through Ha Long Bay. During the trip we stop off to kayak through ancient caves & a network of lagoons whilst looking out for monkeys, before relaxing on the boat during the afternoon with plenty of swim stops.
After a few big nights on our private island, we enjoy another lay in before enjoying our last beachfront lunch, before making the journey back to Hanoi where we check in to our accommodation for our final night together as a group.
It's time to say goodbye to one another as everyone heads off on their separate ways. Whether you’re continuing around Southeast Asia, or heading to the airport to go home, your Group Leader will help you to get you where you’re going.