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Along the trails

A true ideal family adventure awaits you through this trip in the north and in the center.


A true ideal family adventure awaits you through this trip in the north and in the center. Many activities to discover the visited places, as close as possible to the inhabitants and to nature. By bike, on foot, by kayak, by boat, through rice paddies, caves, rocky peaks… to the Forbidden City of the Emperors… A rich and varied route!



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All transfers, entrance fees, guide, accommodation, full board except drinks and some meals.



17 days / 16 nights


Hotels & homestays




All ages | Families | Children from 8 yo


All year round


2 to 16 participants


Nature Vietnam - Le Vietnam

  • Easy hiking and cycling tours
  • Homestays with participation in daily activities
  • Fun tours and activities for children and teenagers
  • Shows, sea kayaking, beach, boat, cyclo push…!
  • Minimized car journeys


Day 1

Arrival in Hanoi. Home. Walk to Hoan Kiem Lake. The old town by rickshaw.

Day 2

Unusual and alternative discovery of Hanoi by bike. From the Long Bien Bridge to the temples of the West Lake… Lunch of local specialties. Free time to stroll on the way back. In the evening, a puppet show on the water, traditional art. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3

Mai Chau is a green valley where the Thai people live, a 3 hour drive from Hanoi. Walk in the surrounding villages, discovery of local crafts, meeting with the inhabitants. Dinner and traditional dance and music show. Night with the locals in a large house on stilts.

Day 4

Discovery of the Pu Luong nature reserve. Nice easy hike to the very pretty village of Kho Muong. Beautiful traditional houses, endless rice fields, and an always welcoming population! Overnight at a Thai homestay.

Day 5

Continuation of the hike to reach the village of Ban Bua. Beautiful terraced crops. Arrival in the afternoon. Swimming in the river if it’s hot! Dinner and overnight stay with the locals.

Day 6

Immersion day in the village: participation in daily activities: preparing meals, feeding the animals or working in the rice field. Relaxation at the end of the day: swimming and football with the young people of the village! Dinner and overnight stay with the locals.

Day 7

Old village of Duong Lam with traditional architecture. Lunch in an old house then explore the surrounding temples by bike through the countryside. Return to Hanoi. Dinner and free evening. Overnight.

Day 8

Charming cruise in Halong Bay. The mythical dragon bay and its thousands of islets… Thien Canh Son Island, swimming, sea kayaking. Delicious lunch and dinner of seafood. Friendly evening on board and overnight in a comfortable cabin. This cruise takes a different route from the other 500 boats that ply the bay, ensuring you have a peaceful cruise. This company is a local player in responsible tourism.

Day 9

Last hours of navigation. Boat tour of a floating village. Lunch on the boat before disembarking. Road to Tam Coc. Arrival at the end of the afternoon. Overnight.

Day 10

Discovery of the “terrestrial Halong bay” with its limestone peaks planted in the middle of the rice fields… Departure to a still unknown site by boat in the middle of a superb setting to reach a huge cave… Walk to a pretty little temple nestled in the rock…

Day 11

Departure by boat in an always magnificent setting, then an 8 km bike ride through the villages. On arrival, lunch of local specialties. In the afternoon, flight to Hue. Dinner and overnight.

Day 12

Visit of Huê. Boat trip on the Perfume River. Visit of the pagoda of the celestial lady, a village of craftsmen, a pagoda where a community of bonzes lives. Charming lunch in a beautiful garden house. Visit of the Imperial Citadel. Walk in the Dong Ba market. Traditional music show in the evening.

Day 13

Bike ride in Huê and through the countryside to an old Japanese bridge. Visit of the imperial tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Return to town. Walk in an old quarter where there are many garden houses where you can find the true soul of the city of Hue! Dinner and overnight.

Day 14

Lunch and drive to Hoi An via the Cloud Pass with beautiful panoramas on the way. Free afternoon to stroll around town. Dinner in town and free evening, night in a charming homestay.

Day 15

Visit of the old historic center of Hoi An including the Japanese bridge, the Tan Ky house museum, and the Chinese temple of Phuc Kien. Tour of the picturesque market, visit of an artisanal center for silk and embroidery. In the afternoon, bike ride to discover a pretty agricultural village and meet the peasants.

Day 16

Hoi An. Free day to enjoy the sea.

Day 17

Hoi An. Free time until airport transfer. Connection flight and international return flight.

Possible extensions

• 2 or 3 days in Hoi An for a seaside stay with nautical activities
• 3 days to discover the central highlands and the very different minorities from those in the north who live there, take an elephant ride on the shores of Lake Lak
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