Explore Vietnam

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    From 31/07/2019 to 05/01/2021

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    • Jul Wed 31 2019 to Aug Sat 10 2019
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      $904*
    • Aug Wed 07 2019 to Aug Sat 17 2019
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      $854*
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      $1,005*
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      $1,045*
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      $1,080*
    • Dec Wed 11 2019 to Dec Sat 21 2019
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      $1,115*
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      $1,080*
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      $1,110*
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      $1,110*
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      $1,110*
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      $1,110*
    • Feb Wed 26 2020 to Mar Sat 07 2020
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      $1,110*
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      $1,110*
    • Mar Wed 11 2020 to Mar Sat 21 2020
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      $1,070*
    • Mar Wed 18 2020 to Mar Sat 28 2020
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    • Apr Wed 08 2020 to Apr Sat 18 2020
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      $1,070*
    • Apr Wed 15 2020 to Apr Sat 25 2020
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      $1,070*
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    • May Wed 20 2020 to May Sat 30 2020
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    • May Wed 27 2020 to Jun Sat 06 2020
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    What's included

    This trip gives you plenty of free time in each location, perfect for the traveller who appreciates a bit of independence.
    See the very best that Vietnam has to offer in just 11 days as you traverse the country from top to bottom with a small group of up to 16 new friends.
    Some of the greatest entertainment in Vietnam is watching the traffic in Hanoi.
    Sit back and enjoy the show.
    Your leader will give you a tutorial on crossing the road like a local!.
    Lan Ha Bay is a paradisical enclave of green waters and strange rock formations.
    Explore them by boat and kayak, then spend the evening on Cat Ba Island.
    : 1.
    Hotel (7 nights),Overnight sleeper train (3 nights).
    Boat,Overnight sleeper train,Private minibus.
    Age: min 15.
    Group Size: 1 - 16.
    Cat Ba Island - Kayaking.
    Cat Ba Island - Boat trip on Lan Ha Bay.
    Hoi An - Old Town walking tour.
    Ho Chi Minh City - Orientation Walk.
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    Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Hanoi Xin chao! Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm tonight. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. If you arrive early consider booking the Hanoi Highlights Urban Adventure with an expert local guide to introduce you to the city and it's sites, including the Temple of Literature, the Hoa Lo Prison museum and Hoan Kiem Lake. Or take it at your own pace and wander the Old Quarter and admire the city’s French-colonial architecture, relax in a park, or enjoy some street food.
    • Day 2 - Cat Ba Island An early start is necessary to get the most out of your day. A 7.30 am bus ride and ferry transfer will deliver you to the steep cliffs and tiny beaches of Cat Ba Island before midday, with a quick stop to stretch your legs en route. The largest of all the islands in UNESCO-listed Halong Bay, charming Cat Ba will be your base for exploring the limestone cliffs and turquoise water that define this area. Get acquainted with this stunning spot with an afternoon cruise around Lan Ha Bay, enjoying lunch on the boat while floating pasts karsts covered in emerald-green foliage. Later, get closer to the water and explore on a kayak, perhaps stopping at one of Cat Ba’s many beaches for a dip. Stay overnight on Cat Ba Island and enjoy a dip at one of the beaches and a cold beer.
    • Day 3 - Hanoi - Overnight Train Wake up in paradise and enjoy some free time lazing on the beach. Maybe go for a swim, kick back with a book or take a romantic stroll along the sand. In the afternoon, head back to Hanoi. Maybe grab dinner with the group before boarding an overnight train for a twelve-hour journey to Hue around 6 pm. Although conditions are basic, overnight trains are the best way to travel long distances and brush shoulders with the locals. Most trains have a dining carriage which serves simple food, but some travellers like to take some fresh bread, cheese and fruit for the journey.
    • Day 4 - Hue As the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and is a curious mix of bustling streets and tranquil settings. Packed with historic monuments, Hue is also perfectly located to explore the surrounding countryside, which features stunning scenery, quaint villages and the peaceful Tam Giang Lagoon. Hue is Vietnam’s former royal capital and its cuisine is considered by many Vietnamese as the best in the country. Hue’s cuisine is influenced both by its imperial heritage (small dishes and a focus on aesthetic presentation) as well as its strong Buddhist heritage, reflected in the high proportion of vegetarian restaurants in the region. The bustling Dong Ba Market offers a plethora of goods and foods to see and sample, and it's a good place to try some of the specialities that graced the Nguyen emperors' banquet tables, such as the banh khoai, a royal rice cake. You have a free day to explore. You could also easily spend a couple of hours exploring Hue’s massive walled citadel and the Forbidden Purple Palace enclosed within. Perhaps jump on board a ‘Dragon Boat’, and enjoy a cruise up the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu pagoda. Or cycle out to one of the Royal tombs such as the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, one of the best remaining examples of its kind. Alternatively, set off on an optional motorcycle tour of the sights in Hue and some surrounding villages.
    • Day 5 - Hoi An Continue on your journey to the World Heritage site of Hoi An, where your leader will take you on a walk around town. The city was a major trading port with the west from the 17th century onwards, and has a various architectural influences from Europe, China and Vietnam. Today the city is being restored and looks exactly like it did over a century ago. The rest of the day is free for you to do some optional activities or soak up the ambience of the place. You may like to wander Hoi An Market and the street stalls selling paintings, woodwork, ceramics, lanterns and much more. It’s also famous for its talented tailors who can make beautiful items to order within a few hours.
    • Day 6 - Hoi An Enjoy a free day to further explore Hoi An. Perhaps take a cruise up the Thu Bon River or learn the secrets of cooking delicious Vietnamese dishes. Visit some of the man art galleries or simply wonder around the beautifully restored Chinese shop houses. There’s also the option of cycling around the surrounding countryside, a truly unique way to get off the beaten track and see rural Vietnam up close. Your leader will be able to suggest activities to help you get the most out of your time.
    • Day 7 - Hoi An - Overnight Train Make the most out of your last free day in Hoi An. Perhaps do some of the activities you couldn’t fit into your schedule over the past couple of days. There’s also Cua Dai Beach nearby, the perfect place to rest up before continuing on your way. This evening, board another overnight train bound for Phan Rang. Remember, it’s always a good idea to have snacks and a book on hand.
    • Day 8 - Phan Rang Arrive in Phan Rang early this morning for two days of relaxation. With arguably the best weather in Vietnam, Phan Rang is a low-key coastal city where swimming, snorkelling and seafood take priority. While you’re here, look out for banh can and banh xeo – egg, squid, shrimp and vegetables cooked into a pancake.
    • Day 9 - Phan Rang - Overnight Train Make the most of your last day in Phan Rang. Squeeze the sand between your toes and grab some rays on the beach. Perhaps ask your leader where you can get a massage, as you’ve got a final overnight train journey this evening. Get ready for a 7-hour journey to Ho Chi Minh.
    • Day 10 - Ho Chi Minh City Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City very early this morning and transfer to your hotel. Today you’ll have plenty of free time to explore Vietnam’s largest city. Ho Chi Minh City has a busy atmosphere and a French influence. In your free time, we recommend visiting the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. There’s also the historic Dong Khoi Street, and the chaotic markets of Ben Thanh and Cholon (Chinatown). Ho Chi Minh City has a different style of cuisine to its northern counterpart Hanoi, so be sure get out for restaurant meals and street food.
    • Day 11 - Ho Chi Minh City There are no activities planned for the final day and you can depart the accommodation at any time. As we don’t spend much time in Ho Chi Minh City on this tour, why not stay a few extra days to make the most of your time here? Perhaps take a day trip to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, where you can witness the strategic underground labyrinth that helped the Vietnamese win the war. Consider doing a tour such as ‘The Cu Chi Experience’ with our partners Urban Adventures. See urbanadventures.com for more information.
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