2018-Sept/Oct: Northern Vietnam: Hanoi to Hoi An/Saigon (Level 2)

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The trip will be tentative to see if we have enough interests. Check to see if you can make time for the Southern VN and Angkor Wat Cambodia (https://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/events/232038907/) Please RSVP to the waiting list and I'll confirm about the trip to pay deposit!

We will design the trip that fits everyone (your friends and family can join). They will stay together, but they can do separate activities during the day in the same area that we are hiking (if they don't like to hike)

Tentative cost: excluding airfare, range between $599+ to $1799+ depending on where to lodge and type of transportation. It may cost a bit higher to flight and stay hotels, but you will save time for more sceneries by taking and sleeping on bus/train.

Estimate Cost: include some meals (B/L/D), hostel/hotel, train, bus, tours, guides not including all meals and services tips.

1. $599+ to $799+: hostel/2 stars hotel (total about $1K with domestic flights)

2. $1199+: 3 stars hotel (total about $1499+)

3. $1499+: 4/5 stars hotel (total about $1799+)

The following EXCLUDING expenses:

1. Airfare (Domestic/International Flights) ~$199/599+ to $999+ with Visa (not final until booking)

2. Meals, some park entrance fees and services tips.

3. Optional activities that are not included

***Allow $250 to $500+ (your budget) for meals, optional activities and Personal expenses/gifts***

CANCELLATION OF SERVICES:

The following policies apply when making a cancellation:

• Non-refundable deposit $500. Due date by April 15, 2018

Total Estimate trip Cost due 30 days before the trip

• 29 days prior to arrival, 100% of the total amount is subject to forfeiture.

Tentative Itinerary will be: Sept 27 to Oct 13 (17 days and 16 nights) When arrive VN, losing a day and back to LAX gaining a day back.

1. Days 1 to 3 (Sept 29 to Oct 1): Ninh Binh (Three Caves and surrounding area)

2. Days 4 to 8 (Oct 2 to Oct 6): Sa Pa (FangsiFan Peak, Terraces Rice Fields and Minority Villages)

3. Days 9 to 11 (Oct 7 to 9): Ha Long Bay

4. Days 12 to 14 (Oct 10 to 12): Dong Hoi, Hue, Hoi An

5. Days 15... (Oct 13): Saigon (TPHCM) and back LAX (gain a day back, so arrive the same day as flying date- to spend couple more days before going back)

Requirements:
1. Had joined HikingOC on local hikes and conditioning hikes through out the years.
2. Indicate if you are not a moderate (level 2) hiker and like to join in the tourist group.

GENERAL RATING/DIFFICULTY: All Levels, but ideally level 2 for hiking pace and EXPLORATORY. Click RATING TABLE (http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf) to learn more about hike levels

***Tentative Activities:

1. Hiking and Sightseeing. We will walk almost every day from 1 to 10 miles depends on the groups, hiking levels and location.

2. Boating, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, etc. (If weather permits)

3. Other activities are also available depending on our groups and time permits.

REMINDER

***By joining the meetup, you agree to Meetup Terms of Service releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gatherings***
Hiking is a rewarding and pleasant activity in nature, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, trip and fall injuries, bee stings, poison oak exposure, ticks, snake bites, coyotes, mountain lions or wildlife. By signing up for this event, you agree to hold harmless the hike organizer, assistant organizers and other participants for any injuries sustained during this hike***

> YOU acknowledge THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS.
> YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR SAFETY

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