Five Day Culture Adventure

$ USD/person | 5 days
This five day culture adventure trip will have you hiking, walking, and biking through the best of central Vietnam, takes you from Hoi An to Hue, DMZ, Vinh Moc tunnelsPhong Nha -Ke Bang national park,  and Bach Ma national park, offering the best of everything this part of Vietnam has on show.

Day 1: Cycling Hoi An to Hue
8:00 leave Hoi An, and cycle the coast road along the china beach,  stopping for drinks by the beach before heading up and over Hai Van pass praised by BBC’s Top Gear as the most beautiful coastal mountain road in the world. We avoid the traffic on High Way 1 and take the scenic countryside lane and enjoy some of the most impressive landscapes in Vietnam. We stop at Lang Co beach for swim, drink and picnic lunch. After lunch we continue along the coast through small fishing villages before arriving the historic capital of Hue. 
Cycling distance: min 45km-max 98km
Meal included: Lunch
Accommodation: hotel in Hue 

Day 2: Hue – Dong Hoi 
Enjoy your morning at leisure. 11:00AM leave Hue for Dong Hoi, with your guide, driver and private vehicle you will travel from Hue via the former DMZ to Dong Hoi on way to visit the historic DMZ, the old Hien Luong bridge, Ben Hai river. You have time to walk cross the Ben Hai River on Hien Luong Bridge that used to demarcate the division between North and South Vietnam (1954-1975), and arrive Dong Hoi by late afternoon. 
Meal included: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Family run hotel in Dong Hoi 

Day 3: Full day exploring Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park 
7:30am begin your adventure to the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. About one and ½ hours away by road, the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park has a system of natural and uniquely interesting water grottoes and is covered with thick jungle, as well as abundant wildlife and plants. The park is also recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site. Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is located in the middle of the Annamite Mountain Range, 40km from Dong Hoi, 500km from Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi, and close to the Vietnam - Laos border, just several kilometres to the west. The grottoes and caves in this region are the oldest in Southeast Asia.
During your day you will visit the three famous caves. Paradise Cave was discovered by scientists of the British Caving Research Association in 2005 and has a length of 31km, making it the longest dry cave in Asia. You will then drive along the historical Ho Chi Minh trails to the Son River where you will take a boat ride for 45 minutes to the famous Phong Nha caves (wet cave and dried cave). In mid afternoon your boat will take you back to your vehicle and transfer one hour back to your hotel in Dong Hoi. 
Meal included: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Family run hotel in Dong Hoi 

Day 4: Dong Hoi to Vinh Moc tunnels and to Bach Ma national park 
8:00 leave Dong Hoi to Bach Ma national by road. You will stop along the way take take a fascinating tour of Vinh Moc Tunnels kept as a monument to the determination of the Vietnamese to continue living in their traditional village areas. Whole villages moved underground and lived in these tunnels and caverns. Continue on to visit Cua Tung beach, one of the best beach in central Vietnam. You will have some time to enjoy Cua Tung beach where you can swim and take photo of the fishing village. Lunch at a local restaurant in Dong Ha town around 1pm and drive to Bach Ma national park and arrive Bach Ma national around 4.30 pm. 
Meal included: Breakfast & dinner
Accommodation: Guest house – villa Do Quyen 2 in Bach Ma national park
Day 5: Bach Ma national park - Hoi An
Up early morning, you will walk uphill to the submit of 1450m above sea level, enjoy the spectacular views (the best spot for photo), with any good luck you will see beautiful sunrise. When ready, we get back to the villa to have breakfast. After breakfast, we do a four-hour trek through the sub-tropical forest, taking us to the Ngu Ho and Do Quyen Waterfalls. The Ngu Ho, or Five-lakes Cascade, is a series of small waterfalls which crash down into pristine pools of clear water secluded under a canopy of foliage.
Leaving the park by mid afternoon, we travel southward approximately 70km to Hoi An, visiting the notable destinations of the famous mar