Our budget tour explores Vietnam by train from Hanoi to Saigon in 15 days, 14 nights. The trip is a combination of group tour and independent travel. The services are shared by group to make the costs cheaper; while you have ample free time at each location to explore the place yourself.
On this motorbike adventure, I enter Cao Bang via Meo Vac, Ha Giang. For most of the morning, I followed the Nhiem River downhill through peaceful countryside and sublime mountains toward Cao Bang. At Niem Tong (Meo Vac, Ha Giang) and Ly Bon (Bao Lam, Cao Bang) the Nhiem River joins the Nho Que River to rinse the water into the Gam River.
The closer to Dong Van, the road goes down and I can feel the air is dry again. Still, it gets colder and colder in the afternoon. Then it comes to the intersection with Road 4C, the main route from Ha Giang City to Dong Van Rock Plateau. There is a road sign saying Sa Phin Valley is 12km to the left and Dong Van Town is 10km to the right. I take the right and travel on the familiar road to Dong Van Town.
From Ra Ban, the road is flat. I travel past Bang Lung Town and turn into the same road I was yesterday coming to Ba Be. It's great that the weather is so beautiful and I can take photos of the landscape that I missed in the dark earlier.
North West of Vietnam Tour via the less traveled route is an off-the-beaten track adventure to north-western Vietnam for 5 days, 4 nights. The tour has a moderate pace and could be done all year round. The highlights of the tour are the magnificent rice terraces which turn into golden color in May-June and September-October, the peaceful and traditional lifestyle of the ethnic minorities.
Trekking Tour in Mai Chau is a hard adventure tour to the north western mountains of Vietnam, in Mai Chau District Hoa Binh Province, for 4 days 3 nights. The tour features the fresh nature as well as the untouched traditional culture of the ethnic minorities who inhabit in these scenic valleys. Hoa Binh is relatively off the tourist track and it is more likely that you won't encounter other travelers on the trek.
Ha Giang Tour via Ba Be National Park is an adventure holiday with moderate travel pace for 6 days, 5 nights. The highlights of the trip is the homestay experiences at different ethnic villages on our travel route, the untouched nature of Ba Be and Cao Bang Province, the sublime beauty of Dong Van Karst Plateau in Ha Giang Province. All meals on the tour are included.
Adventure Tour to the North-West of Vietnam is a cultural adventure holiday for 7 days, 6 nights. The trip brings you to the rugged mountains in northwestern Vietnam which are home to tens of hill tribes who still maintain a traditional lifestyle for centuries. The highlights of the tour include the sublime beauty of the region that we travel through and the engaging experience in the the daily life of the ethnic people.
Highlights of Cambodia and Vietnam is a soft adventure tour of Cambodia and Vietnam in 20days/19 nights. The tour features the the major travel attractions of Cambodia and Vietnam such as the temples of Angkor, the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam, Hoi An Old Town, Hue and Halong Bay.
Trekking Ba Be National Park is one of our Vietnam adventure holidays in the less-visited National Park of Ba Be for 3 days, 2 nights. The park is not as well-known to tourists as other national parks in Vietnam and trekking in Ba Be is by far little known among the adventure travellers to Vietnam.