Local Trail Walking and Eco Retreat – North Vietnam

Highlights

  • A taste of bustling Hanoi with its busy markets and delicious street food
  • Discover the UNESCO heritage site of Trang An
  • Trek through magnificent verdant countryside, authentic villages and breathtaking scenery
  • Relax in a stunning hilltop Eco Lodge with infinity pools and panoramic views
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What you'll do

Overview

This once in a lifetime trip takes you to the real Vietnam, visit the North West province and meet with locals, stay in rural home-stays in traditional stilt houses, trek in the breathtaking mountains and verdant valleys, sail on the river in a traditional boat on your ultimate off the beaten track adventure. You will trek through traditional villages, world heritage sites, and past tumbling rice paddies, bathe in rural lakes and then take time to relax in an award winning mountain eco-lodge ...Read All

Hanoi at Leisure

Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Ha Noi.

Have some time to relax and freshen up, then why not head down to the hustle and bustle of Hanoi 36 Streets area (aka ‘the Old Quarter’).

Hanoi is a great city to explore by foot, although the traffic is mental you can see so much more from a ground level. Later stroll back to the Old Quarter, stop along the train tracks where locals still live and sample a Hanoi ins...Read All

Hanoi to Mai Chau

At 8:30 am, you will be collected from your hotel and we depart Hanoi for a scenic drive towards the North West of Vietnam.

As you cross into the mountainous Hoa Binh province to the west, the landscape transforms from congested row houses to wide-open rice fields, karst mountains, and quaint wood-and-bamboo villages.

Our drive the Vietnam’s North West village of Mai Chau takes around 4 hrs.

Along the way we will travel th...Read All

Mai-Chau – Pu Luong

Today you will be transferred to Pu Luong Nature Reserve

Pu Luong Nature Reserve was established in 1999 to protect the area’s biodiversity. Inside the reserve, you’ll find a mix of pristine forest and cultivated rice terraces. It’s a perfect landscape for trekking amongst the beautiful scenery.

On the way to the reserve takes you via a breathtaking mountain pass giving you a breathtaking panoramic view of the whole valley. You will arrive ...Read All

Pu Luong to Ninh Binh

After an early breakfast at the Retreat you will start the day with trek to descend into the beautiful valley facing the Retreat where you walk around the tumbling rice terraces. Trek through narrow paths shrouded in vegetation which slowly reveal a picturesque village sitting at the base of a towering mountain. This trek is full of once in a lifetime photo opportunities.

Continuing to the base of the valley, visiting villages and wild fields, ponds and rivers, mo...Read All

Visit Trang An UNESCO site, take a Sampan boat ride and Train Journey to Hanoi

After breakfast, you will drive  to  a UNESCO world heritage site; Trang An Landscape Complex, situated near the southern margin of the Red River Delta, it is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, many of them partly submerged and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs

The blend of towering mountains draped in natural rain forest, with large internal basins and narrow cave passages containing quietly flowing waters, create...Read All

From Hanoi to Sapa Eco-Lodge

After breakfast at your hotel  in Hanoi you will be transferred to Topas Ecolodge in Sapa.

The journey by limousine will start at around 6:30 AM and you will arrive at the Ecolodge at 12:00.

Check in to your Premier Executive bungalow and begin your adventure exploring the beauty of Sapa.

Amazing spa treatments will be available to book on arrival at Topas Eco lodge.

Topas Ecolodge is a boutique ecolodge situa...Read All

Relax at Sapa Eco Lodge

Three full days of relaxation in this other-worldy location. Topas eco lodge is a place to totally relax and recharge

Breakfast is included in your stay at Sapa ecolodge , and most of your meals will take place in our Stilt House Restaurant, located at the heart of the resort in our main building. It was constructed from two traditional Tay stilt houses and carefully moved piece by piece from the original site and later reassembled at the lodge. It boasts a romantic terrace ...Read All

Departure Day

Today is your check out date, after breakfast please pack and say goodbye to breathtaking Sapa.

The transfer to Hanoi is by limousine arriving at around 20:00 in Hanoi.

It will then take 1-1:15 hours from Hanoi city to Noi Bai Airport.

Please keep this information in mind and book your return flight back home departing after 12:00 midnight.

Your trip comes to an end after you arrive at the airport for your home...Read All

What's included

Included

  • Airport transfers to your first and from your last accommodation
  • 2 nights in Hanoi BB
  • 1 night Mai chau BB
  • 1 night Pu Long FB
  • 1 night Ninh Binh HB
  • 4 nights Sapa Eco Lodge BB
  • Your local guide for the duration of the trekking and discovery part of your experience
  • All transport as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Guided walking food tour of Hanoi
  • Guided Bike ride in Mai Chau
  • Guided hike along the bridge over the Chai Am River, through rice paddies to the water wheels.
  • Guided hike through Pu Loung countryside
  • Sampan boat tour in Ninh Binh
  • Guided cycle to Bich Dong Cave & Tam Coc
  • Train journey from Ninh Binh to Hanoi
Your local host

Thao

I'm Thao, a seasoned travel specialist with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I am passionate about helping clients plan and book the perfect vacation, whether it's a romantic getaway, a family trip, or a group adventure. My extensive knowledge of destinations and travel options allows me to provide personalized recommendations and find the best deals for you. I am well-versed in various destinations and stays up-to-date on the latest industry trends and promotions.

In addition to my planning and booking expertise, I am an excellent communicator and problem-solver. I always try my best to ensure that my clients' trips run smoothly, and is always available to assist with any issues that may arise during your travels. I spend the time to understand your preferences and needs, and goes above and beyond to ensure that your vacation is everything beyond your expectations.

I'm Thao, a seasoned travel specialist with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I am passionate about helping clients plan and book the perfect vacation, whether it's a romantic getaway, a family trip, or a group adventure. My extensive knowledge of destinations and travel options allows me to provide personalized recommendations and find the best deals for you. I am well-versed in various destinations and stays up-to-date on the latest industry trends and promotions.

In addition to my planning and booking expertise, I am an excellent communicator and problem-solver. I always try my best to ensure that my clients' trips run smoothly, and is always available to assist with any issues that may arise during your travels. I spend the time to understand your preferences and needs, and goes above and beyond to ensure that your vacation is everything beyond your expectations.

Location

This once in a lifetime trail walking and eco retreat experience begins in the bustling city of Hanoi. The ‘city of lakes’ is located on the banks of the Red River, it is one of the most ancient capitals of the world, with elegant colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums. It has a French colonial history and is renowned for its delicious cuisine, vibrant nightlife, silks and crafts.

Chaotic and noisy, but fascinating, Hanoi traffic is unlike anywhere else. You should always look in both directions before crossing the road in this city, it is often said that “If you can make it through Hanoi rush hour traffic, you can make it anywhere in life”.

Meanwhile, its peaceful and picturesque countryside is a marked contrast to the busy city and is just a short drive away, featuring lush parks and lakes, verdant mountains, and traditional villages.

FAQs

What clothes should I pack ?

Weather in Vietnam is usually humid and warm, lightweight layers are recommended. Avoid 'short' shorts — even in hot weather, most locals don’t wear them.
For walking /trekking you will need sturdy trainers

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