On foot, in the saddle, with paddle - active the length of Vietnam
Whether it's kayaking beneath towering cliffs in the South China Sea, cycling by vibrant green paddy fields in the Mekong Delta, or trekking amongst colourful hilltribes, this dynamic trip allows us to interact with the local people and environment in a way we couldn't by vehicle alone. We get a great insight into everyday life as well as seeing all the major sights. Of course all this activity needs fuelling, which gives us the perfect excuse for sampling the superb Vietnamese cuisine.
What makes this trip responsible?
Tourism can be a real help to local communities, providing income, positive cultural exchanges and a financial incentive to protect their natural environment. Ours is a 'total approach' to responsible tourism, covering everything from the way we plan and operate our trips to the practices of Exodus as a company.
On the drive from Hanoi to Halong bay we stop at the Hong Ngoc Humanity Centre an NGO where disabled children and adults are taught simple skills such as embroidery and woodcarving. This is an incredible success story where people who were once considered burdens are able to support and sustain both their families and themselves. There will be the opportunity to eat for a good cause at KOTO restaurants in Hanoi or Saigon, which trains under-privileged young Vietnamese and provide street children with vocational training and general education to allow them to find a job in the tourism industry.
Please see our Responsible Tourism Policy page for more details
Kayaking group in Halong Bay