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Paddling the Pearls of Indochina

From Ha Long Bay to the Mekong River, Discover Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia by Kayak
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Departure Return Notes
11/09/2015 11/09/2015 11/21/2015
2015 Fees (mouse over departure dates to view specific trip prices)
$6,595 - $6795
Single Supp.: $1,195
Internal Air: $1,295 (subject to change)
Single Kayak: $398
Deposit: $500

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars.

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Location of Adventure
Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia
Group Size Limit
Approximately 12 Travelers
A very important feature of our Indochina expedition is the limited group size, as kayaking adventures in authentic cultural settings are best experienced with a small group of travelers.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Airport transfers on Day 1 and final day of itinerary (and on day prior to start of trip if you are staying at the Gia Bao Grand Hotel), accommodations, land transportation, meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on final day, purified drinking water during activities, and drinking water and soft drinks at meals, all kayak and camping gear and safety equipment (except single kayak supplement), services of an NHA Expedition Leader and local guides, most gratuities, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Not Included
Travel to and from the start and end points of the trip, internal flights, early arrival airport transfers (other than those described above), late departure airport transfers, single kayak supplement, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, Internet, etc.), alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, airline baggage fees, required medical evacuation insurance and optional travel insurance.
Physical Requirements
Difficult to Extreme Adventure
You must be able to paddle a kayak for a minimum of 5-1/2 hours per day (with stops) in order to participate in this trip. Our Indochina adventure includes three days of sea kayaking and five days of river kayaking at a beginner level. This trip is suitable for those with little to no paddling experience, although you must know in advance that you are physically able to kayak the minimum daily distance and actually enjoy kayaking before signing on. The Mekong River is swift-flowing but the water is relatively flat; however, depending on weather conditions, we may experience some short rapids while paddling on the Nam Ming. We expect to paddle up to 5-1/2 hours per day, segmented with regular breaks, as we travel between camps. However, if adverse conditions such as heavy rain, strong winds or currents impede our progress, we may need to paddle longer in order to reach our evening destination. Note that a long-tail boat will be available on the Mekong portion of the trip only for any guest who wishes to opt out of paddling or who is unable to keep pace with the group. Hikes ashore are gentle and typically last less than two hours, sometimes across trailless territory. The itinerary includes three nights of camping in dome tents, sleeping on cots with Therm-a-Rest pads, sleeping bags and pillows. While camping we will bathe in the river, and our toilet facilities will consist of a basic pit-style latrine with sit-down seat, in a private toilet tent. Meals will be prepared and eaten at camp. Our guests often tell us that the camping experience is one of the top highlights of their trip!
Important Information About This Trip
Your safety while participating in this expedition is a prime concern. Toward that end we provide highly competent Expedition Leaders and the very best equipment. Our Expedition Leaders are thoroughly trained in emergency wilderness first-aid techniques and have extensive experience in this environment. Ultimately, our guides make decisions with everyone’s comfort and safety in mind, while trying to maximize the adventure experience for each individual. In Vietnam we use rigid, plastic sit-in double and single sea kayaks, and in Laos we use inflatable sit-on-top kayaks. Well-functioning, sturdy plastic paddles will be provided; feel free to bring your own paddle if you wish. We also supply personal flotation devices, boating and safety gear.
Mandatory Insurance
Since the areas we travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for our guests' safety. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat, we request that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We will add the cost of a medical evacuation policy to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, contact number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
Getting There & Getting Home
Arrive in Hanoi in time for our 6:30 pm welcome dinner on Day 1. You are free to depart Siem Reap at any time on the final day. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.

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