Regrettably, many people still associate Vietnam with war and hardship. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Vietnam today is a fast-developing country with mostly good infrastructure, extremely friendly people, and cheap to boot. Apart from the birding, Vietnam also has a very rich culture, a wide diversity of people, and great scenery, making it worthwhile to visit for both birders and non-birders alike.
Ha Giang legendary landscape is truly stunning, flanked by the Lo and Mein Rivers, shadowed by the peaks of Tay Con Linh and Kien Lieu Thi, and intricately detailed with springs, valleys, forests, waterfalls and distinct limestone formations which comprise one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems with thousands of species of herb, bamboo, and other vegetation as well as several species of fauna – an irresistible lure for eco-trekkers and nature lovers alike. From casual hikes to intrepid escapades, it’s the perfect landscape for seeking that lifetime experience which is more than just taking a snapshot, but savouring a moment which will last forever.
Sapa, Northwest of Vietnam, is a captivating mix of dramatic mountainscapes, crisp fresh air and colourfully-clothed hilltribes. Set on the slopes of a beautiful emerald green valley, Sapa is the heart of this unique piece of Vietnam. Travel to this peaceful land and meet resplendently dressed ethnic minorities at the local market, visit neighbouring villages and hike through iridescent rice terraces, witnessing how the current of life has bubbled along here for centuries. This five-day trekking adventure is full of opportunities to be immersed in traditional hilltribe culture and cuisine, while relishing the striking landscapes of Sapa and its surrounds.
Vietnam eco-tour proposes you many different things a classic adventure itinerary doesn’t have. Experience different aspects of Vietnam culture and daily life and many chances to learn from local people, act as a local and experience in the same way the locals do. Many outdoor activities are inclusive and exclusive. Local homestay, eco-lodge and cozy hotels narrow the gap between a foreigner and this Far East country.
Price: $990/ person
The cycling route runs along the Vietnam Eastern Sea, a part of Pacific Ocean. The cyclist will experience different terrains as plain, mountains, sandy trails and get by many wild beaches and handicraft villages. The bikes are also printing the wheels on the steps of Vietnam history. They will visit Thang Long Royal Citadel, Hoa Lu ancient capital, Hai Van Ocean Cloud Pass separating North and South Vietnam, My Lai the most famous massacre during Vietnam War. Especially, the main road he’s cycling is Vietnam National Road 1A, which used to be the Mandarin road during feudal times and the only road all Vietnamese people at least 1 time go on. This is a road of history ! 4 UNESCO World Heritages are included: Thang Long Royal Citadel, Hue Imperial city, Hoi An Old town, some Champa towers in Central Vietnam.
This is a 2 day trekking tour – We visit Ban Doong village and Swallow cave (Hang En) recognized as one of the most captivating caves on earth by National Geographic in January 2011. After scrambling down a jungle mountain from an elevation of 500m, we meet with a remote mountain tribe in Ban Doong village. From here we continue to trek along the river banks of the valley Rao Thuong to reach Hang En. Late afternoon we arrive at Hang En, which is where we will set up camp. Overnight in hammocks/tents in the cave.