Recommended Tours

I tend not to do too many tours when I’m travelling. I prefer to just go out and explore places on my own, either walking or using local public transport. It’s a personal preference of the way I like to travel. I often find when part of a tour you are being rushed to fit loads in and you don’t get to really experience where ever it is that you are.

However there are a few tours that I have done during my time in South East Asia. Where I really enjoyed the experience and would definitely recommend them.

True North Tour

Flipside hostel – Hanoi

The True North tour is a 3day – 4 night Motorbike tour in the north of Vietnam on the famous Ha Giang loop. Ride by yourself, take a mate on the back or ride shotgun, the choice is yours.

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True north tour in the mountains of Ha Giang organised by Flipside Hostel, hanoi - by Hannah Cackett (Authentic Gems)

This was one that I very nearly didn’t do. But it turned out to be probably the best experience of my 4 months in Vietnam and possibly of my time in South East Asia as a whole. You can read my post about what I got up tor here

Ba Be national park & Ban Gioc Waterfall

Mr Linh’s Adventures

This was a 3 day tour in the north of Vietnam visiting Ban Gioc Waterfall and staying at a homestay at Ba Be national park.

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Tour to Ba Be National park and Ban Gioc waterfall, Vietnam - by Hannah Cackett (Authentic Gems)

Ha long bay day tour

Cat Ba Ventures

A one day boat tour of Ha long bay leaving from Cat Ba Island. Including cave kayaking and jumping of the boat for a swim.

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Tour in Halong Bay, Vietnam with Cat Ba Ventures - by Hannah Cackett owner of Authentic Gems

Alternative Berlin – Free walking tour

Alternative Berlin Tours

“Tours will take you beyond the tourist destinations to the heart and soul of the city: Berlin´s underground sights & sounds, world-famous STREET ART and GRAFFITI culture, haunts and hangouts of the famous and infamous and the landmarks of rock, reggae, punk and electronic music.”

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Photo of an Artists squat house in Berlin visited on the alternative Berlin free walking tour - taken by Hannah Cackett (Authentic Gems)

Take a look at some of the places I saw here

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