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The Buffalo Run Hanoi to Hoi An in 7 Days

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22 reviews
Starts
Hanoi
+5 Destinations
North Central Coast Vietnam
Ends
Hoi An
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Highlights

Start in Hanoi and end in Hoi An! With the discovery tour The Buffalo Run Hanoi to Hoi An in 7 Days, you have a 7 day tour package taking you from Hanoi to Hoi An and through Hanoi, Vietnam and 5 other destinations in Vietnam. The Buffalo Run Hanoi to Hoi An in 7 Days includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 40 year olds
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure

22 Reviews

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  • JO
    Written on April 13, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Was great good to see a different aspect of Vietnam then the typical tourist places
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  • The Buffalo Run Hanoi to Hoi An in 7 Days reviewer 2
    Written on November 28, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was way better than I could have expected. Ricky made our whole group fall in love with Vietnam. He was the most patient and dedicated tour guide. He went above and beyond to make sure we call got to see everything we wanted. He provided us with the best options for during our free time as well. He was always willing to answer any of our questions about life in Vietnam or about the history. The places were beautiful, the activities so much fun, the group fantastic, but none of it would have been the same without Ricky!
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  • The Buffalo Run Hanoi to Hoi An in 7 Days reviewer 3
    Written on September 23, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Buffalo run is an awesome experience where besides road tripping down Vietnam checking cool places, you get to meet amazing people throughout the journey. Besides the activities of the tour, you get free time almost every day after 5pm so you can explore on your own if you want or just chill back at the hostel with cold beers.
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  • EW
    Written on August 8, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had an amazing experience! It's a really well-balanced tour as you get to see the cultural sights, do the fun activities and relax inbetween! It was really well-paced and not too taxing physically (anyone with a reasonable level of health should have no problems). For the most part the weather didn't affect our experience at all, however an incoming typhoon meant we missed a key part of the trip. This didn't matter, as the Vietnam Backpackers were so kind, more than making it up to us by offering plenty of other activities (and those of us who were staying extra were able to do it on their own when the weather was better). Great food, Ricky was a fun tour guide, and the accomodation is decent (also, Hoi An hostel is so beautiful). If there wasn't so mush else I want to see in Vietnam I would seriously consider doing this tour again.
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  • The Buffalo Run Hanoi to Hoi An in 7 Days reviewer 5
    Written on October 22, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I set out for my first solo adventure in late September and it was the best thing I have ever done all thanks to the Vietnam Backpacker Hostels. I arrived at the downtown hostel completely frazzled after a long flight and already regretting that I travelled alone -until I stepped foot inside the hostel. I first met Nathaniel Dobbs who was to become a tour guide, he made me instantly comfortable, took me around the town, made sure I ate and even cared for me when I didn't feel well, he was a very genuine person and will now be a friend for life. Within minutes he opened my eyes to so many amazing possibilities in Vietnam and made the downtown hostel my favourite place in Vietnam. I had to leave for my tour the next day but I was already super excited to come back and stay.. I left the next morning for my Hanoi to Hoi An 7 day tour and holy hell it was amazing!!! Our group was pretty small and everyone was so kind. Our tour guide Johnny was the best part of the trip, he was absolutely hilarious and because he grew up in Vietnam we got so much in depth information about the country. I feel very priveledged to be able to learn so much and to see Vietnam life from his eyes. That kind of thing is absolutely priceless. I was super happy with the accommodation! I really expected to be backpacking in cheap places but it was the complete opposite! Everywhere was super clean, perfectly crisp white sheets and gorgeous. The overnight bus was so hilarious and interesting no one regretted it or hated it, it was just another cool experience. I was originally concerned about the pace of the trip because I am not super fit and I've got to say that it had be thought through very well. Nothing was over strenuous, and after all activities we got to lay around and enjoy our sarroundings. Perfect!!! This meant we got to see an incredible amount of places without being exhausted at all. We got very spoilt with the food, massive spreads of food every day for lunch that we didn't get close to finishing. It was heaven, so fresh and delicious. I really can't say anything bad about the tour. It was eye opening and breathtaking every single day. Everyday they shocked us with something completely different and unbelieveable. We were all so well looked after and our guide was always close by if we needed him. At the end of the tour I flew back to Hanoi to stay at the hostel again, and yep I had the time of my life once again at the hostel. I reccommend staying a few days in Hanoi before a tour as the street food and the Hanoi city experience is totally worth it and is something truly amazing in itself. I spent another week after my tour travelling around Vietnam, finding new places to see and I can honestly say that I saw and experienced the best with my tour. I am now home and miss Vietnam with all my heart, especially Hanoi Backpacker hostels! There is so much love in that joint. I didn't know a single person each time I went back there and each time I was welcomed and had the best time!
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  • AM
    Written on July 9, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    it was a great trip, a lovely homestay and the food was amazing,the transport there went fine, the bicycles at the homestay were crap, the motobikes were good, the excursions was really good, the local ok on the bike and better on the motobike trips
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  • JK
    Written on July 5, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    My girlfriend & I really enjoyed the Buffalo Run. It was great to have a local as our guide for the week. Phi was fantastic!! Some of the places we visited were spectacular and the week basically includes a little bit of everything. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see Vietnam properly.
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  • D
    Written on June 16, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Best 7 days of my life mainly thanks to our tour guide Hue / Johnny. I can speak on behalf of the whole group by saying we couldn't of got anyone better and he made the trip for us. An absolute gent who is a credit to the company and I would not hesitate booking again
    Vietnam Backpackers Hostels commented on this review
    Hey Darren, Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review! We are pleased to hear that you had a great time and that Johnny looked after you guys well. He is an absolute champ and we feel very fortunate & lucky to him on board :) We hope to welcome you back to Vietnam soon! Cheers VBH
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  • The Buffalo Run Hanoi to Hoi An in 7 Days reviewer 9
    Written on February 14, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Absolutely amazing! This tour takes you to such hidden gems that you wouldn't have even known existed! So many incredible views that honestly take your breathe away! My favourite day was the ride from Hue to Hoi An through the Hai Van Pass! I was honestly terrified before we set off as I had never been on the back of a ped before but our guide Alex made me feel so relaxed about it all and I ended up loving it! There is a fair amount of walking on some of the days but the views at the end are by far worth it! Again I'd like to say a massive thank you to our guide Alex for making the experience that much more enjoyable! He truly went out of his way to make sure we all had the best time we possibly could and we were all very sad to leave each other as we made such good friends! 10/10 rating and would highly recommend!
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  • The Buffalo Run Hanoi to Hoi An in 7 Days reviewer 10
    Written on January 5, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour is UNREAL!!! It was like a roller coaster ride, one massive action packed week, always moving, always doing something cool, I enjoyed every second of it! I'd seriously pay to do it again haha. You really get to experience a lot of places that you would otherwise not even know existed if you we just doing your own travels through Vietnam. I couldn't believe that I was in some of the places we went to, they were breathtaking. Each place we went was different from the last but equally as interesting or beautiful in its own way, I honestly couldn't pick my favourite spot or day, it was all fantastic, wait and see! Mind you this tour is not for the faint hearted, it's positively challenging so if you are looking to relax, don't go on it, go sit by a pool or something boring. THIS TOUR GOT YOU OUT THERE, off the beaten track, and just doing extremely fun activities, viewing beautiful landscapes and experiencing some very interesting cities/towns/villages/pubs, monuments, people and culture. Our tour guides (Phi and Johnny) were legends as well. They were organised, very insightful, friendly and approachable, funny and to put it simply, just cool guys to be around. They made sure any problem we had was solved quickly and easily, (not that there were many). I honestly can't give them or this tour a bigger wrap. LOVED IT! 10/10! Would highly recommend!
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 - TRANG AN - HALONG BAY ON LAND (B,L,D)
    Start point 9 Ma May - Hoan Kiem - Ha Noi, Quận Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam 08:00 - 08:30
  2. Day 2 - DARK CAVE & PHONG NHA-KE BANG NATIONAL PARK (B,L)
  3. Day 3 - PHONG NHA (B,L)
  4. Day 4 - VINH MOC TUNNEL (B,L)
  5. Day 5 - THIEN MU PAGODA & BEACH DAY (B,L)
  6. Day 6 - HAI VAN PASS (B, L)
  7. Day 7 - HOI AN: UNESCO OLD TOWN & ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN ASIA (B)
    End point 250 Cua Dai - Hoi An, Vietnam Backpacker Hostel Hoian, Hội An, Quàng Nam 563800, Vietnam

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    • Does this trip include the Ha long Bay excursion?

      This tour doesn't have a traditional Ha Long Bay excursion. It visits Trang An which is considered "Ha Long Bay On Land" because of it's similar appearance to Ha Long Bay.

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    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Vietnam. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 690 km.
    • Hanoi (Vietnam)
    • 86 km
    • Ninh Binh City (Vietnam)
    • 296 km
    • Phong Nha National Park (Vietnam)
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    • Phong Nha National Park (Vietnam)
    • 120 km
    • Vinh Moc (Vietnam)
    • 85 km
    • Hue (Vietnam)
    • 104 km
    • Hoi An (Vietnam)

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