397 Reviews of Kayaking & Canoeing Tours
It was the best experience of my life January 19705.0
Operator World Expeditions
Trip of a lifetime March 20165.0
Our guides were top notch. They worked very hard to make our trip the best it could be for us. Lots of personal service from REI Adventures. I have to look back at my pictures to make sure I actually took the trip. It was a life altering experience for me. Read more
Operator REI Adventures
Well organized!! December 20164.0
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Operator Island Expeditions
Great trip, great company November 20164.0
Operator ROW Sea Kayak Adventures
Absolutely the most amazing experience, the ship was very comfortable, staff were brilliant, food great November 20164.0
Operator G Adventures
Trails of Vietnam - a cultural delight August 20164.0
We saw all sides of Vietnam - from the frenetic city of Hanoi to the stunning natural wonder of Halong Bay with a visit to the beautiful farming regions.
Amazing food in interesting places
Having tea with a local family in the mountains and learning about rice farming
Sailing and swimming in Halong Bay
Touring the beautiful temples of Hue, exploring the outlying villages and having an oscar-worthy reenactment of farming traditions from the lady at the museum.
Seeing the beautiful city of Hoi An lit by lanterns at night time
Visiting the fascinating Cu Chi tunnels
Sailing through the Floating markets in the Mekong Delta
Having children running out to greet you as you cycle through villages in the Mekong Delta
Having an impromptu cooking lesson at the homestead in Mekong Delta
Watching fireflies whilst swinging gently in a hammock after a delicious dinner
Our group leader, Thom, was excellent - he ensured we were entertained at all times and constantly sought out extra activities for us. He fitted in well with the group and had a great sense of humour.
Thom was very enthusiastic in his love of Vietnam and we learned a great deal about the culture and history of this fascinating country.
I would advise taking a sleeping bag liner for the homestays and overnight train (it is an interesting experience!) and plenty of hand sanitiser/wet wipes.
Get yourself a Non La on arrival - they are the best way to keep cool in the sun.
Definitely worth investing in a camel pack to keep your drinking water cooler on hikes/cycle rides.
Take as empty a suitcase as you can - if you need more clothes just buy them there (cheaper than laundry and they are fantastic quality)
Book it! The country is beautiful, the people are lovely and this trip is excellent value for money. It may seem a bit like a whistle stop tour but I found it was just long enough to get a taster of each unique area.