Vietnam Cycling

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Dates: Jan-Dec - see all dates

Total Days: 14

Activity Level: 3

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Price:

2014/2015

REI member: $3,499

Non-member: $3,899

2015/2016

REI member: $3,699

Non-member: $4,099

Additional Fees

Internal airfare: $250 - subject to change

Single supplement: $999

Holiday supplement: $250 - subject to change

Trip Dates:

2014/2015

  • Nov 2–15
  • Nov 16–29
  • Nov 30 – Dec 13
  • Dec 21 – Jan 3 H
  • Jan 18–31
  • Feb 1–14
  • Mar 8–21
  • Mar 29 – Apr 11

H = Mandatory holiday supplement applies.

2015/2016

  • Nov 1–14
  • Nov 15–28
  • Nov 29 – Dec 12
  • Dec 20 – Jan 2 H
  • Jan 17–30
  • Feb 14–27
  • Mar 6–19
  • Mar 27 – Apr 9

H = Mandatory holiday supplement applies.


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Group Size: 4-16

Activity Level: 3

Activities:

  • Cycling

Accommodations:

Hotel, 12 nights; Homestay, 1 night

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the changing face of Vietnam while cycling from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
  • Visit rural villages, working pagodas, rice paddies, local markets, and more
  • Cycle up to 62 miles a day with flexible riding schedules and ample time at sites
  • Extend your stay with a trip to Halong Bay's limestone islands or Angkor Wat

With Vietnam's rice paddies, jungles, and beaches as our backdrop, cycle from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. By bike, we gain a new perspective of this spectacular country and warm, welcoming people.

Today, Vietnam feels fresh and vibrant. Many locals greet us with excitement and friendly smiles, eager to meet visitors who care about their country. Riding 12 to 62 miles a day between these lively cities, we bike along back roads and relish an extraordinary, close-up view of rural life that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Swim at white sand beaches, experience the mystery of ancient sites, and indulge in fresh, local seafood. We overnight in hotels, at an island resort, and an authentic stilt house. Throughout our cycling trip, we see reminders of Vietnam's rich history—from French Colonialism and war to the silk trade.

To immerse yourself in more of this fascinating culture, join a four-day extension to the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay and travel aboard a relaxing "junk" among its gorgeous limestone islands.

Want to make the most of your stay in Asia? Check out our Angkor Wat extension.

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Ho Chi Min City for a quick tour and bike fitting.
  • Day 2 - Bike around Da Lat and its rural surroundings.
  • Day 3 - Cycle over Hon Giao Pass and descend to Nha Trang.
  • Day 4 - Leisurely pedal the Hon Gom Peninsula and catch a boat to Whale Island.
  • Day 5 - Follow quiet mainland roads to Quy Nhon.
  • Day 6 - Ride to the summit of Thien An Mountain.
  • Day 7 - Enjoy Hoi An's local markets or Cua Dai Beach.
  • Day 8 - Cycle to the My Son Cham towers or explore more of Hoi An.
  • Day 9 - Pedal over Hai Van mountain pass to the city of Hue.
  • Day 10 - Explore Hue's famous sites, then catch a flight to Hanoi.
  • Day 11 - Ride through the Karst Mountains to the village of Buoc.
  • Day 12 - Witness rural farming life while cycling through small villages.
  • Day 13 - Explore Hanoi and enjoy a farewell dinner.
  • Day 14 - Say goodbye to Vietnam, or continue to Halong Bay or Cambodia's Angkor Wat.

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Trip Itinerary and Details

Important Notice: Day 1 is the day you should plan to arrive at the meeting point for the trip. This may require departing your hometown one or more days in advance and traveling on an overnight flight.

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Ho Chi Min City for a quick tour and bike fitting.

    Arrive into Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, by 12:00 p.m. We provide one group transfer, based on the majority of guest's flight times, from the airport to our hotel. Those arriving earlier should consider taking a half-day trip to explore the famous Cu Chi tunnels for an inside view of the Vietcong sanctuaries. In the late afternoon we provide a bike fitting and orientation, followed by dinner at a nearby restaurant. Overnight Ho Chi Minh City. Dinner included.

  • Day 2 - Bike around Da Lat and its rural surroundings.

    An early breakfast is followed by a transfer to the airport for a one hour flight to Da Lat. Upon arrival, we'll rendezvous with our bikes and cycle along bustling lakeshore roads in the shadow of Mount Langbian. Once out of town, the lovely country lanes and back roads are nearly traffic-free. Homesick French colonials, drawn by the cool, spring-like weather, pine forests and lakes, established a hillside resort here more than a century ago. We'll see European-style villas and fresh-food markets and pass through the romantic Valley of Love. Overnight Da Lat. All meals included.

    Cycling: 18 miles; Hours in the saddle: 3; Terrain: flat with hilly sections under 5% grade.

  • Day 3 - Cycle over Hon Giao Pass and descend to Nha Trang.

    We'll transfer out of town to begin today's ride on a small road that rolls out of Da Lat and up into the shadow of Bi Doup Mountain. Our initial 10 miles of riding are punctuated with several 1-3 mile climbs up to the small towns of Dong Mang and Long Lanh. A 5 mile, mostly downhill ride through pine forests offers your legs a rest before beginning a 3.5 mile climb to Hon Giao Pass (5,570'). Your reward for reaching the mountain pass (the longest in the country) is a 20 mile descent with views of forests, ethnic villages and stunning landscapes. Following a leisurely lunch stop, enjoy a lovely flat ride towards the coast. As we near Nha Trang we board the support vehicle for a one hour transfer to our hotel and perhaps cool off with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool. All meals included.

    Cycling: 56 miles with option of adding 6 miles; Hours in the saddle: 8; Terrain: rolling hills with 1/2 mile of the climb to Hon Giao Pass at 8% grade.

  • Day 4 - Leisurely pedal the Hon Gom Peninsula and catch a boat to Whale Island.

    A visit to Po Nagar Cham Towers, a complex of temples erected before 781 A.D., begins the day. The Cham ruled Vietnam for 10 centuries and their unmistakable architecture and art style has been compared to Angkor Wat. Next, we drive north approximately 50 miles to the Hon Gom peninsula. We enjoy a leisurely ride past shrimp farms before a 10-minute speed boat ride brings us to tropical Whale Island. This solar-powered eco resort is small but becoming a magnet for watersport enthusiasts. Try the optional catamaran sailing, snorkel or hike the short nature trail; just soaking in the sunshine and enjoying the views is an option as well. The island is owned by a Frenchman and his wife and the cuisine is delicious French/Viet fusion. Overnight Whale Island. All meals included.

    Cycling: 12 miles; Hours in the saddle: 1; Terrain: mostly flat with one climb of 500' at 8% grade and three hills less than 5% grade.

  • Day 5 - Follow quiet mainland roads to Quy Nhon.

    Start with a leisurely morning on the island before returning to the mainland road, where we drive you past the heaviest traffic. After the transfer, we cycle 40 miles of back roads to the picturesque coastal town of Quy Nhon. Overnight at a seafront hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.

    Cycling: 40 miles: Hours in the saddle: 4; Terrain: mostly flat with some hills with short pitches at 8% grade.

  • Day 6 - Ride to the summit of Thien An Mountain.

    After breakfast, enjoy a scenic four-hour drive along Vietnam's only coastal highway before beginning a wonderful afternoon ride on quiet country roads. After a steady 1.5-mile climb to the top of Thien An Mountain, bask in panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and visit an ancient working Pagoda, built circa 1650. Continue on to the site of the My Lai massacre for a guided tour of the memorial museum and shrine. Following this tour, choose from two appealing options: continue on to the beach to swim and relax, or loop around a series of small, picturesque fishing villages back to the hotel. All meals included.

    Cycling: 28 miles; Hours in the saddle: 3.5; Terrain: some hills with Thien An mountain elev. gain/loss ~350' over 1-1/4 miles at 10% grade; several hills with short pitches at 8% grade in final 4 miles.

  • Day 7 - Enjoy Hoi An's local markets or Cua Dai Beach.

    Today we continue on to the living museum of Hoi An, one of Asia's major trading ports in the 16th and 17th centuries. Silk helped build the city before silt in its waterways nearly stopped time for the port, forcing ship-borne trade up the coast to Danang. The center of Hoi An has survived the ravages of 200 years of weather and war to remain much as it was in its prime. We see wooden-fronted residences of former merchants and a wonderful market. Hoi An stands out as one of the best places in Vietnam to shop for souvenirs at bargain prices, including silk, handicrafts, antiques, and paintings. A short distance from the center of town, discover Cua Dai Beach, popular for its warm water and delicious seafood stands. Among the unique dishes served, Cao Lau is a delectable combination of noodles, pork, bean sprouts, mint, and croutons. Our next two nights will be spent in Hoi An. All meals included.

  • Day 8 - Cycle to the My Son Cham towers or explore more of Hoi An.

    We have some great options to choose from today. The first is a 33-mile spin to one of Vietnam's greatest treasures, the My Son Cham towers. The second option is to charter a local boat (cost is not included in the price of the trip) out to the enchanting Cham Island group for a visit to a gorgeous beach still largely undiscovered by tourists. Or, choose to stay in town and continue to explore Hoi An. Breakfast included.

    Optional cycling: 33 miles; Hours in the saddle: 3.5; Terrain: mostly flat with some climbs of 300' at a 9% grade.

  • Day 9 - Pedal over Hai Van mountain pass to the city of Hue.

    Those up for the challenge will embrace this epic 62-mile cycling day as we continue our journey north to the historic city of Hue, crossing over the spectacular Hai Van mountain pass, the "Pass of the Ocean Clouds." Cycle by way of Lang Co Beach and conquer a couple of additional short passes before hitting a beautiful coastal road. Those not wishing to bike the entire distance can hop in the support vehicle at any time. All meals included.

    Cycling: 62 miles; Hours in the saddle: 8; Terrain: hilly with an elev. gain/loss of ~1,640' over 13 miles across Hai Van pass with several 1,500' climbs at 10% grade.

  • Day 10 - Explore Hue's famous sites, then catch a flight to Hanoi.

    Spend the morning exploring the impressive sights in Hue, one of Vietnam's most prominent cultural, religious, and educational centers. Hue reigned as Vietnam's imperial city from 1802 until 1945 when Bao Dai, the last of the Nguyen Dynasty emperors, abdicated. The Imperial Citadel, built much like Beijing's Forbidden City, sits on the north bank of the Perfume River. We also see Hue's best-known religious site, the Thien Mu Pagoda and elaborate mausoleums, which look more like palaces than tombs. In the afternoon, transfer to the Hue airport for a one-hour flight to Hanoi.

    Overnight tonight in Hanoi. All meals included.

  • Day 11 - Ride through the Karst Mountains to the village of Buoc.

    After a relaxing breakfast, we drive four hours southwest of Hanoi to Mai Chau, a fascinating landscape of jungle-covered karst mountains and rich cultural diversity. Mai Chau is home to the Thai ethnic minority. Their influence stretches across the valley and into the surrounding mountains. After lunch in a small village amid the rice fields, ride into the hills along a dirt road frequented by local villagers. As we climb towards higher ground, the views of the valley expand to reveal the spectacular countryside. A steep, one-mile climb is followed by a six-mile rolling dirt road through peaceful villages and lush jungle terrain. The route eventually leads directly to the door of our homestay lodging in the village of Buoc, where a host family awaits to welcome us. Sleep dormitory-style on thick mats in a local home on stilts, with plenty of space to spread out under mosquito netting. All meals included.

    Cycling: 22 miles; Hours in the saddle: 3; Terrain: rolling with several 500' climbs at 10% grade.

  • Day 12 - Witness rural farming life while cycling through small villages.

    This morning we have time to take an early stroll through the village and experience life in a rural farming community. Watch local families prepare their children for school and begin their daily routines. Glide along today's cycling route at a relaxed pace through many villages on quaint country lanes. The final stretch covers six miles along a paved road to a local home in Pom Coong village. Here we can take a quick, cool shower before the return drive to Hanoi. Breakfast and lunch included.

    Cycling: 18 miles; Hours in the saddle: 2; Terrain: mostly flat with some steep hills at 10% grade.

  • Day 13 - Explore Hanoi and enjoy a farewell dinner.

    Hanoi has blossomed into one of Asia's most interesting cities. We have the entire day on your own to explore this exciting mix of old and new. Be sure to check out the One Pillar Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake, and Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, a huge concrete block which houses the former president's embalmed body. A shopping paradise beckons from the Old Quarter's 36 ancient streets, including tailored silk clothing at reasonable prices. In the morning, our guide will happily escort any interested guests on an exploration of the city's prominent cultural spots. In the evening, enjoy a traditional water puppet show and a fantastic farewell dinner. Breakfast and dinner included.

  • Day 14 - Say goodbye to Vietnam, or continue to Halong Bay or Cambodia's Angkor Wat.

    The early morning is free to spend at our leisure. Depart for the airport late this morning for flights home, or continue on to our optional Halong Bay or Angkor Wat extensions. Breakfast included.

    Extend your stay: 
    Cambodia’s mesmerizing Angkor Wat and Vietnam’s magical Halong Bay await as two of Southeast Asia's most unforgettable travel destinations. REI Adventures offers pre- and post-trip extensions, providing you with the opportunity to visit either or both of these amazing places before or after your Vietnam Cycle adventure. Contact our knowledgeable sales staff for additional details on scheduling and prices.

Note on Itinerary

Although we do our best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control.

Air Travel

Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip has the necessary minimum number of participants required to operate.

Trip Price Includes

Trip price includes all accommodations; meals as noted in the daily itinerary; all sightseeing arrangements as noted; one group airport transfer upon arrival and departure (scheduled to coincide with the arrival/departure time of the majority of trip members); bikes and spare parts; bilingual guides; travel permits; support van; boat trip to/from Whale Island; Hanoi water puppet show; drinking water and snacks while cycling.

Not Included

International flights to/from Vietnam, flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat and Da Nang to Hanoi (REI Adventures will reserve these for you), half-day trip to Cu Chi tunnels, optional boat trip to Cham Island, 2 lunches and 3 dinners as noted, bottled water with meals, Vietnamese visa, personal expenses such as medical immunizations, insurance of any kind, excess baggage charges, liquor, and laundry fees, gratuities to local guides.

Qualifications

This trip is rated Moderate [3]. Although a support vehicle will be available, participants should be experienced cyclists who enjoy spending much of the day (3-7 hours) on their bikes. Some stretches of road near busy towns can be noisy with lots of cars, exhaust and/or dust. The countryside in Vietnam can be hilly so a regular conditioning program beginning at least three months prior to departure is strongly recommended. Cycling, walking/running and a daily stretching regimen are all great ways to prepare for this adventure. Some of the most important qualifications for any trip without standard tourist facilities are a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude.

Weather

Throughout our trip, morning temperatures are typically in the 60-70°F range, warming to the 80s or low 90s during the afternoon. High humidity can be expected in most of the regions we visit. Rainfall is a possibility during any month of the year making adequate raingear a necessity.

Bikes

Our trip price includes bicycles perfectly designed for the terrain we encounter during our two-wheeled tour of Vietnam: well-maintained and reliable 27-speed Trek 4500 aluminum frame mountain bikes with upright handlebars. Should you wish to bring your own seat and pedals, your guides will gladly mount them on your bike at the beginning of the trip.

Single Travelers

If your request single accommodations, you will be required to pay the single supplement fee. There is no single supplement fee for those willing to share accommodations, and we will assign a roommate of the same gender if possible. Please be advised there are a limited number of single accommodations available, and single accommodations are not available during the homestay.

General Information

This trip is subject to the booking information set forth in the current REI Adventures Reservation Information. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A full gear list and pre-departure information is sent upon sign-up. We highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance through REI Adventures. If coverage is purchased at the time of your initial reservation, the 'Pre-existing Conditions Exclusion' is waived (certain exclusions apply).

We look forward to having you join us for the trip of a lifetime! Why wait? Space is limited, reserve your adventure today.

Vietnam Cycling Gear List

The key to staying comfortable while on an active trip is layering. To get maximum comfort with minimum weight, you need versatile layers that mix and match to create the right amount of insulation, ventilation and weather protection. This gear list has been created to help you in choosing your equipment for the trip. Try to bring only what is necessary, as this will help you and the field staff.

Gear Checklist

Provided Gear
  • 27-speed Trek 4500 mountain bike with flat pedals, water bottle cage, small handlebar bag
  • Pillow and all bedding during homestay
Required Gear
  • Helmet
Official Papers
  • Valid passport
  • Airline tickets
  • Vietnam visa
Luggage
  • One piece of luggage, wheels and a retractable handle are recommended
  • Daypack or carry-on bag
  • Luggage tags and locks
  • Security wallet or money belt
City Clothing
  • Sweater and/or light jacket and/or windbreaker
  • Shorts
  • Long pants
  • T-shirts
  • Long sleeve shirts (sun protection)
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Swimsuit
  • Sun hat
Bicycling Clothing
  • Cycling jerseys
  • Long sleeve bike jersey and/or arm warmers
  • Cycling shorts, 3 pairs
  • Cycling rain jacket, waterproof and breathable
  • Cycling gloves
  • Headband or sweatband
  • Cycling socks
Footwear
  • Cycling shoes (see "Things to Consider")
  • Walking shoes and sandals
Travel Accessories
  • Sport/cycling sunglasses
  • Sunblock and lip balm
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Water bottle for the bike
  • Insect repellent
  • Face mask or bandana
Optional Field Gear
  • Camera + memory, batteries, charger
  • Electrical adapter plug/converter
  • Ear plugs
  • Reading and writing materials
  • Watch with alarm or travel clock
  • Laundry bag, cord and soap
  • Bike rear view mirror
  • Bike computer
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Saddle (without the post) or gel seat cover
  • Favorite energy snacks / drinks

Things to Consider

  • Always pack essential items such as your passport, REI Adventures trip final bulletin, money, eyewear, medications and a change of clothes in your carry-on baggage, in case your luggage is delayed.
  • The flight from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat and from Hue to Hanoi allow each passenger one piece of checked luggage+ one carry-on bag with a combined weight maximum of 44 pounds.
  • We recommend bright-colored bicycle clothing for visibility and safety.
  • A face mask or bandana works well to combat vehicle exhaust and dust.
  • Always test your clothing layers before a trip. Your outer layer should fit easily over the inside ones without binding.
  • If you are not bringing a shoe and pedal system (optional), you will need a shoe designed for cycling or cross training to be used with the provided flat pedals. Consider these features: lightweight, closed toe, designed with stiffer soles to provide more efficient energy transfer as you pedal. Stiff soles protect your feet while riding and support the full length of your foot to reduce cramping and fatigue.
  • If you bring your own saddle, please bring only the seat and not the seat post. Seat posts are not universal and will likely not fit the bike you'll be riding. You are welcome to bring a gel seat cover for use on the provided saddle.
  • Formal attire is not required at restaurants. Comfortable, casual clothes are appropriate for sit-down meals. We suggest bringing slacks, shorts that are mid-thigh or longer, skirts, or summer dresses in fabrics that are easy to wash and wear.
  • Laundry facilities may be available when we spend two nights at the same location, or you can hand wash items and let them air dry in the back of the support van during the day.

Feel free to give us a call at (800) 622-2236 should you have any questions regarding the gear list. The staff at our stores and Direct Sales (800-426-4840) will also be happy to help you with gear questions. Or check out www.rei.com/learn. The Expert Advice section on our "Learn" page has great information to help you prepare for your trip.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.7

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      5.0

      Trip of a lifetime!

      By Maine travelers

      from Readfield, maine

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          Comments about REI Adventures Vietnam Cycling:

          There were days I felt like I was inside the pages of National Geographic! The biking was terrific, between 12 and 65 miles per day. Great new bikes to use, our group was fun, everything was beautifully organized and the massage at the Avanti Hotel is NOT to be missed! We will always be grateful we had Vu and Thai as our guides. Even Mr Long and Mr Tan(bus drivers) were great. We never even had to fill our water bottles up ourselves or carry our luggage or bikes around. We were amazed at the friendliness of the people and their willingness to interact with us. Great markets, healthy foods and new experiences. Thanks Thai for all the great photos!

          • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
          • Active Adventures, All the Details Planned for Me, Destination, I Liked the Itinerary, Travel with Like-minded Outdoor Enthusiasts
          • Why did you choose this trip?:
          • We wanted to see vietnam and we wanted a good number of bike miles during our trip. We also like that you use local guides.
          • What was the highlight of your trip?:
          • Vu and Thai (our fantastic guides) were the BEST. They guided us through intimidating traffic, rice paddy fields, meals we were not sure how to eat :) and everything with a sense of professionalism, organization, fun, humor, kindness, consideration, patience and understanding. We loved their openness to all of our questions and needs.
          • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
          • Vietnam is a fascinating place to travel but don't select it unless you are willing to open to new, non western experiences. The one night home stay and the variety of Vietnamese lunch stops were highlights. Nearly every hotel was top notch. The experiences interacting with locals and learning about all aspects of life there is something you need to appreciate (rather than cycling through).

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Don't miss this!

          By Inky

          from Montana

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          • Exceeded Expectations
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              Comments about REI Adventures Vietnam Cycling:

              This was my first REI trip; it won't be my last.
              The riding was fine, although we were initially ascared of the traffic. The routes chosen all minimized that problem, and Vu's tutelage helped with the city pedestrian crossings, which have to be experienced to be understood.
              We only had 6 on the trip. 4 of them will be my friends for life, I hope, and I would be happy to go anywhere with any one of them.
              We all chose the Halong Bay extension, and I am glad I saw it, but it was incredibly crowded and the touring very very structured. There was kayaking and swimming, but only 1/2 day; the rest of the time was a fancy cruise ship. I would skip it, overall.

              • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
              • Active Adventures, All the Details Planned for Me, Commitment to Sustainability, I Liked the Itinerary, Travel with Like-minded Outdoor Enthusiasts
              • Why did you choose this trip?:
              • I had a semi-interest in Vietnam, a big interest in bicycling, a sabbatical, and no family or friends available to travel. I took a leap of faith in REI and the prior reviews, and signed up just three weeks before the trip stated. Some scrambling to get the visa and airfare but it was all worth it. I thought the trip would be cool, but it was a thousand times better than I could have imagined!
              • What was the highlight of your trip?:
              • The combination of cycling, history, culture, food, and who knew: spas... The single best component was our guide, Vu. Out of 10 stars, I would give him 20, and I only hope I am half as good at my job as he is at his. He is smart, incredibly well-informed, funny, encouraging and more patient than any saint. No request (or demand, in the case of one of our travellers) seemed to be any problem.
              • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
              • It is only partly about the bicycle. Preparing for the off-bike experience will help a lot. Do at least some of the reading on the REI list, and try to learn a few phrases in Vietnamese. I found that very difficult, but even my poor pronunciation amused some people, who seemed to appreciate the effort if not the result. Once you arrive, ask Vu for help in getting sim cards...he is a genius.

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              5.0

              Great mix of culture and activity

              By cliffdweller

              from Washington

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                  Comments about REI Adventures Vietnam Cycling:

                  What an exceptional adventure! Our guide Vu was excellent and made the trip seamless and fun. Given the level of chaos to navigate in Saigon and Hanoi, let alone the extra challenge of meeting the vegetarian, non-seafood, gluten free and no red meat requirements of our group- his professionalism and competence is remarkable! Our drivers were also both highly skilled at navigating the non stop flow of traffic in and around the cities.

                  Due to a flight delay we had extra time in Saigon and our guide took us to the War Remnants Museum which offers a difficult but excellent accounting of the war. This is not on the normal itinerary so it would be worth making time to see ahead. Cu Chi tunnels were also an excellent half day trip.

                  We cycled a total of 375 miles over quite varied terrain. I would rate sections of this trip closer to "4" than "3", but overall the rating is accurate. My favorite ride was leading into Buoc for the homestay- it takes you far from the beaten track and into the countryside, with lots of opportunities to photograph the village life (once permission is granted from your subject.)

                  Overall the food was very good (and abundant!) and Vu did an excellent job of arranging for delicious meat free options. The times when we ate at lower key neighborhood establishments were the best. Many of the meals take place at more upscale restaurants that cater to large groups, and while the food was always good, it was more fun to eat where the locals eat.

                  A lasting benefit to this itinerary is the sense you get for really covering a lot of the country and getting exposed to all of city, village and farming life. There is a nice mix of luxury and rural.

                  Hoi An is a delightful place to spend time and I was sorry to leave. It is an excellent place to have clothes made and even in the two day stay there is time- so bring your favorite dress, jacket or pants to have them copied!

                  We extended our trip to include Halong Bay, which I would not recommend. The trip is fashioned as a typical tourist junket. Halong Bay is beautiful, but overcrowded with tourist boats and a bit hard to take after the backroad adventure of the cycling portion. This extension is not compatible with what I would expect from an REI Adventure trip and the arrangements don't seem on par with environmentally friendly travel.

                  I would also recommend that REI change the hotel in Hanoi. While outwardly acceptable, over the 4 nights there were numerous logistical and cleanliness problems. Here again, Vu was awesome at navigating to a good outcome, but there are many hotels in the Old Quarter that might be better options.

                  • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                  • Active Adventures, All the Details Planned for Me, Destination, I Liked the Itinerary, Travel with Like-minded Outdoor Enthusiasts
                  • Why did you choose this trip?:
                  • I wanted to see Vietnam and REI's itinerary takes you off the tourist track
                  • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                  • The countless villages we rode through allows for real insight into how people live and work. Despite having read about the enthusiasm of the children in other reviews, it is a non-stop delight to be greeted so warmly everywhere we went.
                  • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                  • Small waterproof camera to take on the bike for shots while riding. Extra walking shoes as your shoes will likely get wet and things are difficult to dry. Bring coffee for in room consumption, as many of the hotels offer instant coffee that is mixed with powdered milk and sugar. Don't bother with an expensive rain jacket- it's too hot while cycling and an umbrella is better for walking around.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Possibly my best vacation ever!

                  By Rider1234

                  from Los Angeles, CA

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                  • Exceeded Expectations
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                  • Once in a Lifetime Experience
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                      Comments about REI Adventures Vietnam Cycling:

                      As a seasoned Asian solo traveler, this trip was my first experience with organized travel and almost immediately caused me to have some serious misgivings about that choice. REI application process showed to be very casual and the recommended vendors were either way upscale or plain deceiving. That made me very very apprehensive about what was to come next!

                      Fortunately, the Vietnam portion of the deal might well have turned out to be my best vacation ever!
                      From the moment I spotted my name at the airport, I never had to worry about a single detail until I left. Every little element of the trip was superbly planned, handled and delivered. Accommodations were spectacular. The crew was supremely professional and absolutely personable. And I am not just talking about the delightful guide, but also the entire support staff at the office. Simply put, there was not a single request or accomodation they could not handle to full satisfaction. And when the guide was not giving me a push up a hill, he could pretty much answer any of the thousand questions we asked. And in the rare instances he did not, he would just whip out his Ipad and get all other answers.

                      As far as a ride, it clearly was designed around some of the most pleasing routes one can imagine from such a beautiful country. There were some legs a little beyond "moderate" for me (read 10% climbs!). But all I had to do for those was simply wait for the friendly backup van driver and enjoyed the views from the air conditioned comfort of the backup van with an iced drink in hand. The smiling driver could zap that bike in or out of the van in minutes and knew where to get me back on the road.

                      Overall, there was a perfect balance between the joy of riding and time to be a well coached tourist.

                      Overall, if the guide had delivered the map of our ride as he promised, this trip would have been absolute perfection!

                      • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                      • Long Time REI customer
                      • Why did you choose this trip?:
                      • VietNam was next on my list of Asian countries to visit and I wanted to include physical exercise into it.
                      • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                      • The itinerary provided ample opportunities to interact with real people of Vietnam and what a delight they all are!
                      • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                      • Bring a serious appetite! Don't worry about a thing, the Vietnam crew handles it all! GO FOR IT! (But get your tourist visa on your own)

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      A great experience!

                      By BobLR

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Avid Adventurer

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                      Pros

                      • Accommodations
                      • Food
                      • Group Camaraderie
                      • Guides
                      • Well Organized Itinerary

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about REI Adventures Vietnam Cycling:

                          The scenery was fantastic and the food was great but what really made this trip memorable for my wife and me was the skill of our guide, Phat. He had a wonderful knowledge of the country's history and culture. His sense of humor kept everyone in good spirits. He was not intrusive in the least, but was well tuned in to how everyone was doing. If anyone needed help or support, Phat was right there. He did a great job filling us in on the upcoming itinerary, and accommodating modifications if the group wanted to do so. I can't say enough about his talent as a guide. Our bus driver and his assistant also took very good care of us, providing water and snacks at the rest stops. As other reviewers have said, the little kids running out to say "hello" was really cool. I don't know how long Americans riding mountain bikes through their villages will be a novelty, but right now it is.

                          On the Top Gear Viet Nam episode, they said that the Hai Van Pass road is "one of the best coast roads in the world" and I would agree with this assessment, clearly not to be missed.

                          My wife and I do not normally travel with groups, but this one certainly worked out well for us and is highly recommended to others who want to see Viet Nam.

                          • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                          • Destination, I Liked the Itinerary
                          • Why did you choose this trip?:
                          • My wife and I were looking for a bicycle trip and this really caught my eye.
                          • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                          • Although the whole trip was great,the Hai Van Pass and the Mai Chau valley had to be highlights. The Hai Van day was a tough one, but totally worth it. The scenery was beautiful. Biking over a mountain pass with fantastic beach views the whole day was an incredible experience. The other highlight for me was the Mai Chau area. It looked like it could have been 200 years ago.
                          • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                          • We debated whether to bring our DSLR along, but decided to bring point and shoot cameras along. As it turned out, we easily could have left the DSLR on the bus under the watchful eye of our driver while we were biking and then had it along for when we were walking around.

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          A High Definition Adventure Awaits You!

                          By KDCarr

                          from Fort Worth, Texas

                          About Me Amateur Cyclist

                          Pros

                          • Activity Level
                          • Food
                          • Guides
                          • Once in a Lifetime Experience

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about REI Adventures Vietnam Cycling:

                              The rides pre-mapped out by REI are definitely through some of the most beautiful country I have ever seen. Vu had so much knowledge he could shorten or lengthen a route depending on timing and our energy levels (i.e. need to stop for lunch).
                              The food was so incredible so don't plan on losing weight. Fortunately, your caloric expenditures will match your intake for the most part! Eating too much might be the only perceived negative of the trip, but that part is on me!
                              Staying at the Whale Island Resort was like living in your own version of paradise. I never imagined I'd ever get to experience a private island resort!
                              The Life Wellness Resort in Quy Nhon was the best resort of the trip in my opinion. Ocean stars will change how you experience night at the beach forever.
                              I was a novice cyclist at the beginning of the trip. I was intimidate by the mileage and the elevation changes accurately defined in the daily itinerary. However, pushing yourself and completing each ride is part of the adventure of this trip! I think the more experienced cyclist has options to push further than what is on the itinerary. Vu has so much knowledge about the country he can come up with routes and route changes on the spot. Vu is an experienced rider and can help anyone succeed along the way. He is highly encouraging and can easily recognize and motivate your progress if you start to lose drive.
                              The weather can change from hot and humid to rainy and cool (especially in Dalat). Just be prepared to always need a shower and embrace it!
                              I was worried about feeling like I was on a tour - being forced into set itineraries and not having the freedom and flexibility I needed to experience the country in my own way. However, that worrying was in vain because the only set schedule is getting from one lunch and dinner and hotel destination to the other. Even the rides can change and be lengthened/shortened as needed.
                              I looked forward to waking up in Viet Nam everyday. The people and scenery and food and culture will remain with you forever. REI and Vu took care of everything you needed or wanted: airport transfers, travel advice, durian fruit (don't smell too closely), Coke Light, cultural and historical knowledge. There will be no regrets if one chooses this trip and I would recommend to any friend or family member.

                              • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                              • Active Adventures, Destination, Good Value, I Liked the Itinerary
                              • Why did you choose this trip?:
                              • The timing of this trip coincided with other travel plans to Viet Nam. I wanted to experience Viet Nam differently than just mindlessly stopping at common tourist destinations.
                              • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                              • 1. Vu (tour guide extraordinaire) getting us fresh sugar cane juice with 12 miles left on 100K ride. Exactly when we needed it! 2. Cao Lau in Hoi An. 3. The smiling kids in the local villages yelling "Hello-Hello" and wanting high fives. 4. Riding through rice paddies in Mai Chau - more vivid shades of green than I've ever imagined.
                              • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                              • Find and use nongreasy bug repellant and nongreasy sunscreen. Malaria pills are unnecessary. SPF long sleeved shirts might be nice the first couple of days. Plan on spending a fortune on laundry if you get it done along the way. Probably the highest expenditure you'll make during the 14 day trip.

                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Each day, somehow beat the last!

                              By Donald 1982

                              from Fort Worth, TX

                              About Me Avid Adventurer

                              Pros

                              • Accommodations
                              • Guides
                              • Once in a Lifetime Experience
                              • Well Organized Itinerary

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about REI Adventures Vietnam Cycling:

                                  Everyday was amazing. Vu, your guide, is more like a best friend that takes care of you. Everything is so well though out and if anything arises or you want something extra, it is completely taken care of. One of my favorite stories is that we arrived to Vietnam shortly after a typhoon. During the 75 mile ride on day 3 the pass was washed due to a mud slide. The tractor that was clearing the road died so people were backed up waiting for it to work again. There was no room to get through the thickest mud that I have ever seen. After thirty minutes of the locals taking their pictures with us and having some drinks with some people from the UK, Vu had an idea. He tore apart some ponchos in the support van and covered our shoes and legs. He then had machine operators transfer our bikes across while we climbed through the machine and mud. At the other side, Vu cleaned our bikes in the stream and we were riding down the mountain to lunch. We were the only people to get through the mud slide for at least the next hour. I can't say enough good things about the trip. I would recommend this to my friend and do it again.
                                  And one more thing. Every village that we went through, the local children would

                                  • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                                  • Active Adventures
                                  • Why did you choose this trip?:
                                  • First, I have traveled with REI before (Greece Island Hopper). The experience was amazing. My business school arranged for international classes in Ho Chi Minh City so I looked up the REI adventures around. The trip offered, not only a challenging adventure, but it allowed me to see the entire country and immerse myself in the culture of Vietnam.
                                  • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                                  • It's difficult to narrow it. My favorite ride was the 62 mile ride on day 9. I am a 29 year old guy and run 4 miles about 5 times a week. This ride was extremely challenging for me. At one point we 6 miles of a 10% incline. I started to dehydrate around mile 4. Vu called the fan, loaded me up with cold water and I am proud to say that I completed it. Best pictures from that pass too!
                                  • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                                  • 1st: get excited. 2nd: bring as many Under Armour clothes as possible because it is humid.

                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  A cultural immersion experience

                                  By vietbiker

                                  from Dayton, OH

                                  About Me Casual Adventurer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accommodations
                                  • Activity Level
                                  • Exceeded Expectations
                                  • Food
                                  • Guides
                                  • Well Organized Itinerary

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about REI Adventures Vietnam Cycling:

                                      This trip was absolutely wonderful. I want to give credit to our guide Vu who did an excellent job of presenting every opportunity possible for us to see and feel Vietnam. We stopped at a cashew "factory", a chopstick "factory",(factory has a different meaning in Vietnam) rice fields that were being harvested, so many places to see the processes first hand. I am convinced that there is no better way to see a foreign country.
                                      Vu had the help of a wonderful driver, Mr Luong, that I have recommend that he too become a permanent part of the REI team.
                                      I would like to take this opportunity to elaborate on the homestay. This was a very unique part of the trip. Up to this point the hotels have all been very "comfortable", some even over the top for me. I wasn't really excited about the idea of spending the night dormitory style with my co-travelers, sleeping on the floor, under a mosquito net. Upon arrival I was even a little skeptical. Your experience is what YOU make of it. I had to make a conscious decision that I was going to gain everything that I could from this wonderful opportunity. The driver, Host family, cook did not speak English, but learn their names, attempt to communicate. A couple of words can go a long way. The word "Cheers" in Vietnamese was my key to new found friends. A couple (maybe more than a couple) toasts of rice wine and there are no language barriers! I offered to wash the dishes and had an experience with the lady of the house that I won't forget (nor will they forget me). Sitting 6 inches off the floor on a stool that looks like it is for a child with my knees up to my shoulders, pant legs rolled up, with a pan of hot water at my feet and a pan of rinse water....away we went washing dishes and having the BEST time!

                                      • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                                      • Active Adventures, All the Details Planned for Me, Destination, I Liked the Itinerary
                                      • Why did you choose this trip?:
                                      • I love to total immerse myself in other cultures. I do not enjoy the typical guided tours, cruises, masses of people. I also have always enjoyed cycling, however doing 65 miles in one day was a milestone for me! I have had this trip on my radar for over 4 years...waiting for someone to come along that would accompany me. Finally I just decided that I would go out on my own, because this was a dream of mine. I have always heard and read that Vietnam was a lush green country with beautiful beaches and a kind gentle people. That is what I set out to experience!
                                      • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                                      • Many people have asked me what the highlight of my trip was. If I had to narrow it down to only one I would have to say the children were my highlight. We would ride through villages and the children would pour out of the schools in a chorus of "Hellos" with their smiling faces only wishing for a Hello in return. Our hellos would illicit giggles and more hellos. I wanted to take them all home! I am going to take the opportunity to say that there were many other highlights. Seeing the people as a happy, hard working, smiling, kind people was so wonderful. It was days before I even heard a child cry. They have very little according to our standards, yet they are content and creative. To see 5 children kicking around a plastic water bottle and to be so amused was really refreshing.
                                      • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                                      • This trip covers an array of weather, so be prepared. The two best things that I took were a scarf to wear under my helmet to catch the sweat and a long sleeved shirt to keep from burning. Also bring plenty of sunscreen...it is prohibitively expensive there!!!! A camera that is pocket sized is essential while riding. The big camera is too cumbersome to prepare for the quick shots. Pack light and carry a bottle of laundry detergent. You can wash nightly and be so much happier without the extra baggage to tote around!

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      A Wonderful Experience!

                                      By Casual Cyclist

                                      from Northern California

                                      About Me Casual Adventurer

                                      Site Member

                                      Pros

                                      • Extra Cycling Miles
                                      • Food
                                      • Our Guide

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about REI Adventures Vietnam Cycling:

                                          We had a wonderful trip. Our guide, Vu, was fantastic, experienced, and very accomodating. We covered everything on the itinerary and more. We cycled all the promised miles and more. Our bus driver was helpful, friendly and constantly re-filling our water bottles and providing us with snacks and fresh fruit. Anyone that wanted or needed a break from the bike was well taken care of in the bus. The scenery was beautiful, the food was great (and plentiful - including the snacks), and the people of Viet Nam were welcoming. But, there was more than cycling. The tours of Hoi An, Hue, and Hanoi and other spots along the way, given by our guide, were filled with interesting facts. Many thanks to Vu for a terrific experience!

                                          • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                                          • I Liked the Itinerary
                                          • Why did you choose this trip?:
                                          • We've been on prior REI Adventures Trips and enjoyed the experience.
                                          • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                                          • Cycling through the beautiful countryside, the friendly people, the wonderful food and last but not least our fabulous guide and bus driver.
                                          • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                                          • Pack for all types of weather - a lightweight breathable water resisitant cycling jacket and white long sleeve sun protection shirts are helpful. Up north, we needed heavier weight jackets for a cold Hanoi and homestay.

                                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          The Way To See Viet Nam

                                          By BikeBox

                                          from Hampton, VA

                                          About Me First-Time Adventurer

                                          Site Member

                                          Pros

                                          • Accommodations
                                          • Food
                                          • Guides

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about REI Adventures Vietnam Cycling:

                                              Lots of variables in what makes a super experience, but the guide has to be 1 or 2. Our guide, Vu, asked for inputs and adjusted each days itinary based upon them. Though our average age was over 60, we wanted extra miles. He was able to accomdate us nearly every day. Most of the time the bus was able to follow us, so you could call it day when you wished. Our hats (or rather bike helmets)off to Vu.

                                              • Why Did You Choose to Travel with REI Adventures?:
                                              • Destination
                                              • Why did you choose this trip?:
                                              • 40th Anniversary of tour of duty.
                                              • What was the highlight of your trip?:
                                              • Updating memories of a wonderful country.
                                              • What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
                                              • Pay close attention to the recommended gear list and pack light.

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                                              Halong Bay Extension



                                              Activities: Cruising, Sea Kayaking, Swimming

                                              Continue your Vietnam adventure with a Halong Bay Extension. The natural wonder of Halong Bay, less than 100 miles east of Hanoi, is one of Vietnam's five UNESCO World Heritage Sites. More than three thousand jagged limestone islands emerge from the bay's emerald green waters.

                                              • Our waterborne exploration combines scenic cruising with a variety of marine activities including swimming and sea kayaking to create a relaxing adventure in this magical aquatic playground.

                                              • Sleep, dine and relax aboard a junk, or small ship, in a deluxe cabin with private facilities and air conditioning.

                                              Days: 4

                                              Price: from $899

                                              Hide Details

                                              2014/2015
                                              (2014)
                                              Jan 3-6
                                              Feb 28 - Mar 3
                                              Mar 21-24
                                              Apr 11-14
                                              Nov 15-18
                                              Nov 29 – Dec 2
                                              Dec 13–16

                                              (2015)
                                              Jan 3-6
                                              Jan 31 – Feb 3
                                              Feb 14–17
                                              Mar 21–24
                                              Apr 11–14

                                              2015/2016
                                              Nov 14-17
                                              Nov 28 - Dec 1
                                              Dec 12-15
                                              Jan 2-5
                                              Jan 30 - Feb 2
                                              Feb 27 - Mar 1
                                              Mar 19-22
                                              Apr 9-12

                                              2014/2015 & 2015/2016
                                              REI member: $899
                                              Non-member: $1,199

                                              Additional Fees:

                                              Single supplement: $450

                                              • Total Days: 4
                                              • Group Size: 2-16
                                              • Activity Level:1


                                              Important Notice: Day 1 is the day you should plan to arrive at the meeting point for the trip. This may require departing your hometown one or more days in advance and traveling on an overnight flight.

                                              Day 1
                                              Depart Hanoi at 8:00 a.m. for Halong Bay in a private vehicle. We board a lovely, traditional junk (sailing vessel) and check into our air-conditioned cabins before sitting down to a delicious lunch featuring local seafood. Today's highlights include Bai Tu Long Bay and accessing Vung Vieng fishing village by row boat. There are also options to kayak, swim, or enjoy spa services aboard the junk. A cooking demonstration on the Sundeck provides insights into local culinary arts. Lunch and dinner included. Transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay ~ 4 hours.

                                              Day 2
                                              Start the day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck or an early breakfast in the dining room. At 7:30 a.m. we set out for Cat Ba Island. Cycle about one hour through lush jungle and farmland to Viet Hai village for a short visit. We return to the junk for lunch, then spend the afternoon kayaking and swimming. Kayak through the tunnels of Dark Cave, and continue through the arched entrance of Bright Cave into a grotto and tranquil lake which is surrounded by Benjamin fig trees, orchids, and high stone walls. We anchor near Ho Dong Tien (Fairy Lake cave) tonight, with the option of squid fishing after dinner. All meals included.

                                              Optional Cycling: 6 miles; Hours in the saddle: ~1; Terrain: flat with one short hill under 10% grade.

                                              Day 3
                                              The measured movements of Tai Chi on the Sundeck provide a peaceful start to the day. Watch the scenery slip by as we cruise past Trong (Drum), Trinh Nu (Virgin), Coc Ngoi (Toad) and Me Cung (Bewitching) grottos. At 8:30 we'll explore Sung Sot (Surprise) cave before returning to our junk for a buffet brunch. We slowly cruise back to the harbor to disembark, and then drive to Hanoi in a private vehicle. We arrive about 3:00 p.m.; the remainder of the day is free to explore Hanoi. Brunch included. Transfer from Halong Bay to Hanoi ~ 4 hours.

                                              Day 4
                                              The trip concludes after breakfast. One group transfer to the Hanoi airport is provided. The timing of the transfer is based on the majority of departing guest's flights. Those departing outside of the group transfer time will taxi on their own to the airport. Breakfast included.

                                              Note on Itinerary
                                              Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including weather and terrain conditions.

                                              Air Travel
                                              Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip has the necessary minimum number of participants required to operate.

                                              Single Travelers
                                              If you request single accommodations, you will be required to pay the full single supplement fee. If you wish to share accommodations, we will assign you a roommate of the same gender if one is available. If a roommate cannot be found, you will be asked to pay a reduced single fee. Please be advised that there are a limited number of single rooms available.

                                              Included
                                              Round-trip transfer Hanoi – Halong Bay; English-speaking guide; 2 nights’ accommodations in private air-conditioned cabin; 1 night hotel in Hanoi; meals as noted on daily itinerary; one group transfer to the Hanoi airport on Day 4.

                                              Not Included
                                              Air transportation to/from Vietnam; 1 dinner; bottled water, alcoholic drinks or other beverages; optional guide gratuities; insurance of any kind; items of a personal nature.

                                              Qualifications
                                              This trip is rated Relaxed [1]. This trip is perfect for active people in good health and with the spirit of adventure.

                                              Days: 4

                                              Price: from $899

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