Trek Vietnam

Trek Vietnam and experience the stunning landscape and culture while helping take Action on Poverty on a trek through the beautiful Da Bac District, Hoa Binh Province from 26 November – 1 December 2017.

  • Enjoy kayaking, rafting and swimming on the lake
  • Trek scenic routes through pristine forests
  • Stay in traditional stilt houses
  • Sample the traditional cuisine and culture of the Muong people
  • Tour Action on Poverty’s community development projects
  • Visit the Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant and the Muong Cultural Space Museum

View photos from previous treks

About community-based tourism

Trek Vietnam is part of our community-based tourism (CBT) project, ensuring socially and environmentally responsible tourism. CBT allows ethnic minorities in remote and underdeveloped regions of Vietnam, such as the Muong people, to increase their income, reap the socio-economic benefits of tourism, and share their language and culture with others.

Read more about CBT in Vietnam

Trek Vietnam Itinerary

Download the full CBT Trek Information Note (PDF 7.64MB)

This itinerary is still tentative and subject to change.

Day 1Trek Vietnam
Arrive in Hanoi
Check in at hotel
18:00: Orientation meeting at hotel
18:45: Dinner
Group walking through Hanoi’s Old Quarter
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2
Hanoi – Hoa Binh – Ke village
07:30: Breakfast at hotel
08:00: Transfer from Hanoi to Hoa Binh city
11:30: Visit Muong Cultural Space Museum
12:30: Lunch
14:00: Transfer to Thung Nai Harbour
14:30: Boat cruise to Ke village
16:00: Arrive at homestay in Ke village, Hien Luong commune. Explore the village.
19:00: Dinner at homestay
20:00: Local music performance
Overnight in Ke village

Day 3
Ke village – Sung village – 18km trek
07:00: Breakfast at homestay
08:30: Transfer by bus
08:45: Trek through the forest
13:00: Arrive in Sung Village and lunch at local house
14:30 Visit local families and explore the village
19:00: Dinner at homestay
Overnight in Sung village

Day 4
Sung village – Da Bia village – 15km trek
07:30: Breakfast at homestay
08:30: Visit the “Amazing Cave” in Sung Village and trek to Da Bia Village
12:00: Picnic lunch en route
16:00: Arrive at Da Bia village. Kayak, raft and swim in the lake.
19:00: Dinner at homestay
Overnight in Da Bia village

Day 5
Da Bia village – Ngoi village – 7km trek
07:00: Breakfast at homestay
08:30: Visit local school and livelihood models
10:30: Boat cruise to Ngoi Village and explore
12:00: Lunch at homestay
14:00: Trek through the village and visit Ngoi Hoa Cave
19:00: Dinner at homestay
Overnight in Sung village

Day 6
Ngoi village – Hoa Binh – Hanoi – trek 7km
07:30: Breakfast at homestay
08:30: Trek to Phuc San village
10:30: Transfer by car to Hoa Binh city
13:00: Lunch in Hoa Binh city
14:00: Drive back to Hanoi
16:30: Arrive Hanoi

Before and after your trek, you will be able to enjoy Hanoi at your leisure. Visit the bustling, narrow streets of the Old Quarter, explore Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minorities at the Museum of Ethnology, or visit Hoa Lo prison, formerly known by inmates as ‘The Hanoi Hilton’.

Throughout the trip you will be accompanied by English-speaking guides and Action on Poverty staff. You will only have to carry a small day pack with your personal belongings. Local porters will carry the rest of your luggage in special waterproof bags.


Trip Cost: $800 per person ($200 deposit required)

This price includes two nights’ accommodation in Hanoi (the night before and after the trek), airport transfers, four nights’ accommodation in homestays, meals, and trekking guides and porters. It does not include flights, visa costs, or insurance.

Minimum donation or fundraising: $500

Each trekker should make a tax-deductible donation of $500, or fundraise that amount, to support our poverty alleviation programs in Vietnam. This is on top of the trip cost of $800.

An online fundraising platform is available to each trekker as well as support from the Action on Poverty fundraising team to help you along the way.

Book now: To reserve your Trek Vietnam spot please call us on +61 2 9906 3792 or email  

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“Oh beautiful, absolutely gorgeous. The scenery is beautiful with the mountains and the lake… We went swimming, we had marvelous food, the food is delicious and it’s all very nice…and people are so welcoming and friendly. I get lovely smiles and welcoming feeling.”
– Rica Weller / Australia

“The entertainment was great, the dancing was fantastic, the MC was exceptional. Facilities were very good – spacious, good bed nets, toilets etc. Will come back next year.”
Vivienne Jones / Australia

“I’ve enjoyed the trekking, it’s been hard, but it’s been fun and the people we stay with they have made us feel so welcome. It has been a very enjoyable experience so I can only recommend it to other travellers. They would like to come to Vietnam.”
Celia Coote / Australia

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