Why take this trip?
- The famous Cu Chi tunnel, which were more than 250 km long and three levels deep, were important for the Viet Cong victory over the Americans
- We walk through the bustling Hanoi’s old quarter to experience the local life at night time.
Pumpkin soup at camp, crossing the equator, sleeping lion & above all making my way to the summit at night are all memories that are hard to wipe out! My life has been forever changed by this magical travel experience!!
Hala Mohie Eldin
The trip was beyond awesome!!
This trip really exceeded my expectations! Wild Guanabana offered me a life altering experience that I'll never forget for as long as I live. They had us well prepared & everything was well organized upon our arrival :)
- Sightseeing and/or relaxation
- Light adventure, no previous experience or training required
- A challenge, no previous experience necessary. A moderate level of fitness and preparation are required
- Previous experience and intensive training is required
- Basic: lodging in guest houses, small hotels and/or camping. Mix of private and public transportation
- Standard: Clean and comfortable accommodation and/or well-maintained campsites. Mostly private transportation with occasional public transport when unavoidable.
- Luxury: Hand-picked luxury lodging or pampered campsites. Private and upgraded transportation facilities.
tCO2 = Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent
How we do it
As an ethical and responsible travel company, we reduce our carbon footprint by designing trips that are low carbon impact and carefully calculating the impact with the help of an environmental consultancy. We then buy carbon credit equivalents to offset all emissions that cannot be reduced including those resulting from our day-to-day business operations. Our offsetting is done through an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya. On request, every traveller receives their own PDF offset certificate post-travel. Wild Guanabana is the first carbon-neutral travel company in the Middle East & North Africa. Note: We do not sell or issue flight tickets ourselves so consequently we don't offset those emissions.
What does offsetting mean anyway?
It's a way of reducing your ecological impact by 'neutralizing' the impact of your carbon footprint. Actions associated with travel amount to around a third of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Carbon offsetting offers a solution to reduce the impact of your travel by purchasing carbon credits that are invested in activities that reduce CO2. While this doesn't erase all of the environmental impact, it does serve to help reinvest into the planet and contribute to activities which help its conversation. For more information on Carbon offsetting read more from our partners ERCC Carbon and our Sustainable Travel International.
Which month to travel:
Itinerary Details / Price Inclusions & Exclusions
Day 1 (Nov 30):
Arrive Ho Min Chi/Saigon at 7:35pm and Overnight stay at Northen Hotel (Deluxe Room)
Day 2 (Dec 01):
8:00 am start to visit the Cu Chi tunnel. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Post Office and Reunification Palace. Stop by Jade Emperor Pagoda. In the evening board flight to Hanoi and transfer to the Palmy Hotel. (B/L)
Day 3 (Dec 02):
07:30 am start an hour long guided walk through Hanoi’s old quarter. At 10:00 depart to Pu Luong (4.5-5-hour drive) through the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Arrive in Pu Luong and trek (1-1.5 hours) through small paths shrouded in vegetation to slowly reveal a picturesque village sitting at the base of a towering mountain. Overnight at Pu Luong Retreat (Bungalows) (B/L/D)
Day 4 (Dec 03):
After breakfast transfer to suspension bridge over Cham River and walk around. Arrive at local fisherman’s house to begin rafting experience and learn how to paddle using these handcrafted rafts float along the river to arrive at Tan Lap bridge. After lunch at Pu Luong Retreat transfer to Cuc Phuong National Park and Overnight at Cuc Phuong Retreat (B/L/D)
Day 5 (Dec 04):
After breakfast explore Vietnam’s ancient forest, visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center and visit the cave of Early Man and the 1000-year old tree. Drive to Tam Coc for lunch and treak around the caves. Transfer to Ninh Binh for room to shower and get ready. Overnight train to Dong Hoi at 21.45pm. (B/L/D)
Day 6 (Dec 05):
Arrive at Dong Hoi 06:45am and 1-hour transfer to Phong Nha to begin Hang Tien Endeavour 2D1N. Overnight in campsite (B/L/D)
Day 7 (Dec 06):
Discover Hang Tien 1 and Hang Tien 2 - Tan Hoa - Phong Nha. Overnight in Chay Lap Farmstay- Deluxe Room (B/L/D)
Day 8 (Dec 07):
After early breakfast followed by one-hour trip to Dong Hoi Airport and flight to Saigon then one hour flight to Phu Quoc. Overnight at Mai Spa Resort Phu Quoc- Seaview Room. (B)
Day 9 (Dec 08):
Free day in Phu Quoc Island (B)
Day 10 (Dec 09):
Free day in Phu Quoc Island (B)
Day 11 (Dec 10):
Free day in Phu Quoc Island. At leisure until transfer to airport for your evening flight VN1826/17.35-18.35 to Saigon. You will wait at Tan Son Nhat international airport to connect your international flight at 11:55pm. Arrive to Cairo/ DXB on December 8th. (B)
Air conditioned car throughout the trip
English speaking guide throughout the trip
All domestic flights on economy class
Train tickets and boat rides
All water bottles
All meals as mentioned above
All sightseeing entrance fees
Tips for guide, driver, porters. Recommend is 3 USD/person/day for guide, 2 USD/person/day for driver and 2 USD/person/hotel when you check in/out.
Beverages and alcoholic drinks.