Vietnam Jacob My name is Jacob and I’m an escapaholic. Its been 284 days since my last adventure. A new set of walking trainers, a pair of finest anti-leech socks and strapping on a good sense of humour together with other escapaholics. Sneaking through the Vin Moch tunnels; cycling through jungles visiting ancient ruins and then our highlight of sub-terranean and jungle expedition…and not just caves – I mean caves you can fly a plane in, or drink rice moonshine, whilst bedding down for the night, underground. It was like the lost world emerging from the jungle into gargantuan sink holes draped in lush rainforest, inaccessible to the outside world. Liking it. Loving it. Loved it. Where next?
Tom Finchett
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Itinerary

No chance for vanity in Vietnam…….

From a crazy, zippy moped tour through the lanes of Ho Chi Min City sampling the delights of Vietnam’s urban street food; to pedalling through the forests and ancient citadels in and around Hue and the Perfume River. Culminating in a tropical and subterranean expedition through the caves and jungles of central Vietnam. All topped off with Escapaholic ‘challenges,’ surprises and adventure along the way.

Adventurers arrive at Ho Chi Min Airport and escorted with your fellow escapaholics by your hosts, to your hotel, downtown.

We will spend the day and evening relaxing, informal site-seeing, and taking in this vibrant city, with welcome drinks and dinner.

Evening Welcome drinks and dinner.

Overnight at Maidens

Ho Chi Min (still Saigon to many locals) is vibrant, fun and friendly. Enjoy markets, chaos (escapaholics love chaos) and learn about the history of the country, Saigon city and the Vietnam War (known as the American War in Vietnam.)  Enjoy the sites, followed by an evening moped tour of the city, introducing our adventurers to the culinary delights of Vietnam Cuisine.

A morning flight to Hue – this ancient citadel nestled on the Perfume River. We will take in the mazing ruins of this historic capital, enjoy the sights along the river, bustling markets and delicious food. We head out into the surrounding countryside, accompanied by a few pointless challenges, pedalling through the forests, visiting ancient citadels, along quiet lanes, returning to Hue for a ‘Sundowner.’

Located in the beautiful limestone karst region of central Vietnam, surrounded by impenetrable jungle, we head in-land. With sightseeing on the way including the Viet-Cong tunnels used during the war, we arrive at the small town of Phong Nha, on the banks of Son River. Stunningly located, surrounded by rocky peaks we explore the local area before an adventure briefing, ready to head into the jungle.

Jungle Trek

The trekking stage over 3 days and 2 nights takes adventurers through jungle paths, sink holes and an underground world of sunken rivers, stalactites and stalagmites, emerging occasionally into jungle valleys. An unbelievable and truly unforgettable experience, with the occasional ubiquitous escapaholics challenges; swimming climbing, crawling, abseiling, all washed down with some local rice wine.

pine forests and passes several tribal villages. As well as a general ascent over the course of the day, the route includes a few fun “challenges.”
Overnight camp along the Himalayan snow-fed River Liyund. This is near a village that is the native home of the Gaddi shepherd tribes of Dhouladhair Himalayas, who will be our porters and muleteers.

Return to Ho Chi Min – relax by the pool, or tour the city and markets for some last minute shopping.

Celebrations, final dinner and awards ceremony.

Flights home at various times during the day, enjoying Hotel until departure.                         

 

From Kareri Lake, escapaholics will ‘enjoy’ a knee-jarring descent from the snow fields and through woodlands towards Bugga Valley and past several villages ending back at the Dalai Lama’s residence after a long and satisfying day.

Time to relax and chat and enjoy the serenity of McLeod Ganj, shop, wash, relax and enjoy the view.

Evening dinner and celebratory drinks with our local support team.

Return to Delhi by flight and enjoy the Maidens’ splendour – relax by the pool, or venture into the streets of Delhi.

Celebrations, final dinner and awards ceremony.

Flights home at various times during the day, enjoying Hotel until departure.

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