18 to 29s Intrepid | Real Vietnam

From Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi, experience authentic Vietnam on this 15-day tour. See how the locals live on on the Mekong Delta, get your beach on in Tuy Hoa and discover history and yum yums galore in Hoi An and Hue. Drift the emerald waters around Cat Ba Island by boat and go for a snoop through any of Hanoi's many markets. This is the make-em-jealous, full-on, once-in-a-lifetime trip up the coast of Vietnam you've been waiting for. Ready, set, pagoda.

Theme

This trip is for 18 to 29-year-olds

Some of our under-30 travellers prefer to get around with people their own age. If that’s you, you’re in the right place!

Over 29? We have a vast range of other great adventures to choose from for solo travellers, friends, families, food lovers, hiking enthusiasts, and more!
  • Highlights

    • A homestay in the Mekon Delta is a great way to meet friendly locals and experience everyday life in Vietnam.
    • Get your bike on (get on a bike) in pretty Hoi An, the best way to see the town and surrounding countryside. Also, the food here? Completely delicious 
    • Hue is a historical city with a lot of pizazz. Wander around a citadel-within-a-citadel and dare to gaze upon the Forbidden Purple City (it's not forbidden just to LOOK)
    • It's taken 400 million years for Phong Nha to look this good, so you'd better take advantage – explore a spectacular scene of caves, underground rivers, and caverns big enough to sail into
    • Limestone karsts, blue-green waters, mysterious caves and super ancient jungle - Cat Ba Island feels a lot like paradise.
    • Vietnam is the perfect destination for first-time travellers. Here's why: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/vietnam-first-time-travellers/
    • Where better to enjoy loads of free time than in the coastal city of Tuy Hoa, which features irresistible beaches and crazy-good snorkelling
  • What's Included

    Meals

    1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

    Transport

    Boat , Private vehicle , Overnight sleeper train

    Accommodation

    Guesthouse (2 nights), Hotel (9 nights), Overnight sleeper train (3 nights)

    Included Activities

    • Cat Ba Island - Boat trip on Lan Ha Bay
    • Cat Ba Island - Kayaking
    • Hanoi - Old Quarter Walking Tour
    • Hoi An - Countryside bicycle tour
    • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
    • Mekong Delta - Boat cruise and homestay
  • Pricing

      • Start Date
      • End Date
      • Price
      • Availability
      • Start Date:26 Sep 19
      • End Date:10 Oct 19
      • Price:$1,206
      • Availability:On Request
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,340. Now only $1,206 for this departure

      • Start Date:17 Oct 19
      • End Date:31 Oct 19
      • Price:$1,186
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,395. Now only $1,186 for this departure

      • Start Date:24 Oct 19
      • End Date:7 Nov 19
      • Price:$1,046
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,395. Now only $1,046 for this departure

      • Start Date:7 Nov 19
      • End Date:21 Nov 19
      • Price:$1,292
      • Availability:5 spaces
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,435. Now only $1,292 for this departure

      • Start Date:14 Nov 19
      • End Date:28 Nov 19
      • Price:$1,395
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:21 Nov 19
      • End Date:5 Dec 19
      • Price:$1,395
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:19 Dec 19
      • End Date:2 Jan 20
      • Price:$1,445
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:23 Dec 19
      • End Date:6 Jan 20
      • Price:$1,445
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:2 Jan 20
      • End Date:16 Jan 20
      • Price:$1,565
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:9 Jan 20
      • End Date:23 Jan 20
      • Price:$1,565
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:23 Jan 20
      • End Date:6 Feb 20
      • Price:$1,565
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:6 Feb 20
      • End Date:20 Feb 20
      • Price:$1,565
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:13 Feb 20
      • End Date:27 Feb 20
      • Price:$1,510
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:20 Feb 20
      • End Date:5 Mar 20
      • Price:$1,540
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:27 Feb 20
      • End Date:12 Mar 20
      • Price:$1,510
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:12 Mar 20
      • End Date:26 Mar 20
      • Price:$1,510
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:26 Mar 20
      • End Date:9 Apr 20
      • Price:$1,510
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:9 Apr 20
      • End Date:23 Apr 20
      • Price:$1,510
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:15 Apr 20
      • End Date:29 Apr 20
      • Price:$1,450
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:14 May 20
      • End Date:28 May 20
      • Price:$1,450
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:28 May 20
      • End Date:11 Jun 20
      • Price:$1,450
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:4 Jun 20
      • End Date:18 Jun 20
      • Price:$1,450
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:18 Jun 20
      • End Date:2 Jul 20
      • Price:$1,450
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:25 Jun 20
      • End Date:9 Jul 20
      • Price:$1,450
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:9 Jul 20
      • End Date:23 Jul 20
      • Price:$1,450
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:16 Jul 20
      • End Date:30 Jul 20
      • Price:$1,450
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:30 Jul 20
      • End Date:13 Aug 20
      • Price:$1,450
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:13 Aug 20
      • End Date:27 Aug 20
      • Price:$1,450
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:20 Aug 20
      • End Date:3 Sep 20
      • Price:$1,450
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Start Date:10 Sep 20
      • End Date:24 Sep 20
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:24 Sep 20
      • End Date:8 Oct 20
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:1 Oct 20
      • End Date:15 Oct 20
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:15 Oct 20
      • End Date:29 Oct 20
      • Price:$1,359
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,510. Now only $1,359 for this departure

      • Start Date:22 Oct 20
      • End Date:5 Nov 20
      • Price:$1,359
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,510. Now only $1,359 for this departure

      • Start Date:29 Oct 20
      • End Date:12 Nov 20
      • Price:$1,359
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,510. Now only $1,359 for this departure

      • Start Date:5 Nov 20
      • End Date:19 Nov 20
      • Price:$1,359
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,510. Now only $1,359 for this departure

      • Start Date:12 Nov 20
      • End Date:26 Nov 20
      • Price:$1,359
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,510. Now only $1,359 for this departure

      • Start Date:19 Nov 20
      • End Date:3 Dec 20
      • Price:$1,359
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,510. Now only $1,359 for this departure

      • Start Date:26 Nov 20
      • End Date:10 Dec 20
      • Price:$1,359
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,510. Now only $1,359 for this departure

      • Start Date:3 Dec 20
      • End Date:17 Dec 20
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:14 Dec 20
      • End Date:28 Dec 20
      • Price:$1,408
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,565. Now only $1,408 for this departure

      • Start Date:17 Dec 20
      • End Date:31 Dec 20
      • Price:$1,408
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,565. Now only $1,408 for this departure

      • Start Date:21 Dec 20
      • End Date:4 Jan 21
      • Price:$1,408
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,565. Now only $1,408 for this departure

      • Start Date:24 Dec 20
      • End Date:7 Jan 21
      • Price:$1,408
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,565. Now only $1,408 for this departure

      • Start Date:28 Dec 20
      • End Date:11 Jan 21
      • Price:$1,436
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,595. Now only $1,436 for this departure

      • Start Date:31 Dec 20
      • End Date:14 Jan 21
      • Price:$1,436
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,595. Now only $1,436 for this departure

      • Start Date:5 Jan 21
      • End Date:19 Jan 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:7 Jan 21
      • End Date:21 Jan 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:14 Jan 21
      • End Date:28 Jan 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:21 Jan 21
      • End Date:4 Feb 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:28 Jan 21
      • End Date:11 Feb 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:4 Feb 21
      • End Date:18 Feb 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:11 Feb 21
      • End Date:25 Feb 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:18 Feb 21
      • End Date:4 Mar 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:25 Feb 21
      • End Date:11 Mar 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:4 Mar 21
      • End Date:18 Mar 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:25 Mar 21
      • End Date:8 Apr 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:8 Apr 21
      • End Date:22 Apr 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:15 Apr 21
      • End Date:29 Apr 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:13 May 21
      • End Date:27 May 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:27 May 21
      • End Date:10 Jun 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:3 Jun 21
      • End Date:17 Jun 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:10 Jun 21
      • End Date:24 Jun 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:24 Jun 21
      • End Date:8 Jul 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:15 Jul 21
      • End Date:29 Jul 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:22 Jul 21
      • End Date:5 Aug 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:29 Jul 21
      • End Date:12 Aug 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:12 Aug 21
      • End Date:26 Aug 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:26 Aug 21
      • End Date:9 Sep 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:9 Sep 21
      • End Date:23 Sep 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:23 Sep 21
      • End Date:7 Oct 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:7 Oct 21
      • End Date:21 Oct 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:14 Oct 21
      • End Date:28 Oct 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:21 Oct 21
      • End Date:4 Nov 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:28 Oct 21
      • End Date:11 Nov 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:4 Nov 21
      • End Date:18 Nov 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:11 Nov 21
      • End Date:25 Nov 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:18 Nov 21
      • End Date:2 Dec 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:25 Nov 21
      • End Date:9 Dec 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:2 Dec 21
      • End Date:16 Dec 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:9 Dec 21
      • End Date:23 Dec 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:16 Dec 21
      • End Date:30 Dec 21
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:18 Dec 21
      • End Date:1 Jan 22
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:23 Dec 21
      • End Date:6 Jan 22
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:25 Dec 21
      • End Date:8 Jan 22
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

      • Start Date:30 Dec 21
      • End Date:13 Jan 22
      • Price:$1,305
      • Availability:7+ Available
      • Enquire
      • Book now and receive a discount. Was $1,450. Now only $1,305 for this departure

    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply. Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day - 1

    Location: Ho Chi Minh City - Xin chao! Welcome to Vietnam. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. 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. Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is characterised by a vast array of sights and sounds, and is a fascinating blend of old and new, East and West. The huge number of people rushing about their daily lives in Vietnam's largest city gives it a dynamic atmosphere and the French influence is evident in the excellent baguettes and coffee on offer. Much of city life takes place on the busy streets lined with shops, stalls and vendors, who have their wares spread out on the footpath and sell everything from soup to sophisticated electronics.

     

    Day - 2

    Location: Mekong Delta - Head down to the Mekong Delta and visit unexplored Ben Tre where coconut is everything and anything. The fertile delta is famous for its abundant harvests of tropical fruits and flowers as well as boating along the canals. On arrival, we board our private boat and cruise along the maze of waterways to visit some local cottage industries. Then head to our overnight local guesthouse along the water.

     

    Day - 3

    Location: Mekong Delta - Overnight Train - Rising early to the sounds of the delta coming alive, we enjoy a simple breakfast before boarding our boat, and catching a bus back to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy some free time in Ho Chi Minh City to go check out a few more sites or some tasty street food snacks. Late this afternoon board an overnight train to Tuy Hoa, a beach town on the central coast (approx 11 hours). Although conditions are basic, overnight trains are all part of the experience and the best way to travel long distances with the locals.

     

    Day - 4

    Location: Tuy Hoa - Arrive in Tuy Hoa early this morning for two days by the beach. Though Tuy Hoa is much quieter than its southern neighbours, you'll still find the perfect spot of sand to lay down a towel and plenty of dining options. Check out the Eglise de Mang Lang and Da Dia Reef, or head south to the Mui Dien lighthouse for a nature fix.

     

    Day - 5

    Location: Tuy Hoa - Overnight Train - Today is all yours! Soak up some more free time on the beach. Board an overnight train late in the evening bound for Danang (approx. 8 hours).

     

    Day - 6

    Location: Hoi An - Arrive in Danang and travel by minibus to Hoi An (approx 1 hr). Recently declared a World Heritage site, Hoi An is being beautifully restored and preserved. Known as Faifo to early western traders, it was one of South East Asia's major international ports during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Today, parts of Hoi An look exactly as they did more than a century ago and it retains the feel of centuries past, making it the sort of place that grows on you the more you explore it. It's also a shopping mecca – with much to browse and buy. Choose from original paintings, handcrafted woodwork, ceramics, embroidery, lanterns and more. Hoi An has also become famous for its tailoring, with a great variety of fabrics and tailors to choose from. Bring your favourite piece of clothing or even just a picture, and you'll be able to have it copied.

     

    Day - 7

    Location: Hoi An - There's no better way to explore the peaceful countryside of Hoi An than by bike. For a true insight into country living in Vietnam, join your leader in cycling past green rice paddies, over small creeks and through rural villages.

     

    Day - 8

    Location: Hue - Departing Hoi An, we can pass by My Khe Beach before crossing the dramatic Hai Van Pass to the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co. After a quick stop, continue on to Hue (approx. 5 hours including stops). 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. Your afternoon is free to go exploring. The Dong Ba market, which sells everything imaginable, is a great place to spend some time. Visit the Imperial Citadel, including the Forbidden Purple City. The latter was almost totally destroyed during the Vietnam War's Tet Offensive, but the foliage-covered ruins are still atmospheric and the gaping holes left by bombs give an idea of the destruction wreaked upon the country during the war.

     

    Day - 9

    Location: Hue - Today is a free day. You may like to take a dragon boat cruise on the Perfume River, and a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, considered by many to be the unofficial symbol of Hue. It's an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. One of the most poignant displays is a car belonging to a former monk who, in 1963, drove to Saigon and set himself alight to protest against the treatment of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese regime.

     

    Day - 10

    Location: Phong Nha - Jump on the bus and make your way to Quang Tri. If you’re keen, it’s just a small fee to visit the Hien Luong Bridge and Vinh Moc tunnels. Hien Luong Bridge separated the North from the South during the war. The tunnels at Vinh Moc are an expansive network of limestone tunnels that locals used as shelters from the bombing. Travel onwards to Phong Nha and spend the afternoon exploring your surroundings. You'll stay just outside Phong Nha Town, which is near Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, an amazing landscape riddled with caves and underground rivers.

     

    Day - 11

    Location: Phong Nha - Overnight train - Enjoy a free day to explore Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. At 400 million years old, this World Heritage site is the oldest karst mountain range in Asia. You might like to take a boat through Phong Nha Cave, or check out the spectacular cavern of Paradise Cave. If caves aren’t your thing, chat with your leader about a kayaking adventure in Suoi Mooc. Otherwise chill out with a coffee and soak in the river views. Later today you'll head back to Dong Hoi and hop back on a sleeper train (approximately 8 pm to 5.50 am) – you'll be a pro at this by now.

     

    Day - 12

    Location: Hanoi - Arrive in Hanoi very early (approx. 5.30 am) and transfer to your hotel. Then leave your gear in a day room at the hotel. The capital of Vietnam is a charming city with a population of over six million. Hanoi is famous for its beautiful lakes, shaded boulevards, verdant public parks and its thriving Old Quarter, which is an architectural museum piece with blocks of ochre buildings retaining the air of a 1930s provincial French town. As Vietnam develops to compete with other South East Asian countries, the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake reflects the contrasts of modern office buildings, old Buddhist temples and the tangle of ancient streets in its still surface. Take a walking tour of the Old Quarter. You'll visit the Dong Xuan market, the biggest wholesale market in northern Vietnam, stroll through the ancient '36 streets' where you can discover an amazing selection of shops selling everything from souvenirs to exquisite silk clothing, beautifully embroidered tablecloths. Your leader will point out some of the unique architecture around Hoan Kiem Lake and the myths and legends of the lake.

     

    Day - 13

    Location: Cat Ba Island - Travel by bus and ferry (approximately 3.5 hours) to Cat Ba Island, the largest island in the UNESCO-listed Halong Bay. With thousands of little limestone islands scattered around, this area is one of those quintessential Vietnamese scenes in which bright green water is dotted with traditional junk boats and limestone karsts. Take a cruise around Lan Ha Bay with lunch on the boat, then get up close and personal with this other-worldly landscape by kayak. Stay overnight on Cat Ba Island and enjoy a dip at one of the beaches and a cold beer.

     

    Day - 14

    Location: Hanoi - Wake up in paradise, maybe starting your morning with a refreshing swim. Make sure you soak up as much sun and sand as possible, because it's back to Hanoi this afternoon via ferry and bus. Tonight you can head out for an optional farewell dinner with your new friends and spend the evening swapping stories and contact details for the inevitable post-trip catch-up. 

     

    Day - 15

    Location: Hanoi - The trip ends this morning. There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.

     

    Real Vietnam
*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
HLO Ref# 12876
logo splash

Get your
points balance

Earn & spend Fly Buys points with helloworld Travel
=
points decoration
Your Fly Buys points
dolloar decoartion
Your dollars