Enjoy a breathtaking journey through scenic Vietnam's beautiful vistas.
Travel to Vietnam and journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City on one of the most fascinating train journeys on earth - aboard the Reunification Express. Out of service for most of the 20th century due to war, the re-establishment of the rail link in 1975 symbolised unity between the Vietnamese people. This trip through Vietnam is far more than just an ordinary rail journey. Chugging along, there's plenty of stops to explore: Vietnam's stately capital Hanoi, the natural wonder of Halong Bay, majestic Hue, charming Hoi An, the beaches and islands of Nha Trang and dynamic Ho Chi Minh City. Experience the scenic, historical, cultural and culinary highlights on this trip through Vietnam. 'All aboard' for a ride you'll never forget!
ITINERARY CHANGES IN 2018: Please refer to Important Notes for more information.
Cruise a sea of limestone karsts, blue-green waters, mysterious caves and ancient jungle on a paradise-like Halong Bay boat trip
There’s no view of Vietnam quite like from the back of a motorbike; take a Hue motorbike tour and boat trip down the Perfume River, followed by a unique lunch at a serene nunnery
Travel like the locals and see Vietnam in a variety of different ways as you catch an exciting mix of transport, including motorbike, basket boat, dragon boat, junk boat, bus and train
This trip involves a day learning about the local industries and coasting along the winding waterways of the Mekong Delta, the lifeblood and “rice bowl” of South-East Asia
With 15 days on this trip you’ll spend more time in each location, giving you a great mixture of included activities and free time to explore
Two nights on this trip are spent on overnight sleeper trains with journeys of up to 12 hours. Although conditions are basic, beds, food vendors and conversations with the locals make the overnight train journey a truly Intrepid experience. For your own security, take a lock for your hand luggage on the sleeper train journey. There is also a day train journey on Day 10 where you will have seats, and can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery.
This trip involves a lot of walking on city walking tours and during included activities. While being on your feet can be a bit tiring, this is the best way to truly get under the skin of a place.
The weather in Vietnam can be hot and sticky, particularly during the monsoon seasons, so ensure that you pack accordingly. Please be sure to pack sunscreen and a hat, especially for wearing when out on a boat in Halong Bay and in the Mekong Delta.
Trip search is unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Scenic Vietnam trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Full name as per passport and number required 45 days prior to departure to purchase train tickets
2. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 3 (Overnight Boat), 4,10 and 12 (Overnight Trains) and included day use rooms, where you will be in shared accommodation.
3. 2018 ITINERARY CHANGES: From 1st Jan 2018 this trip will visit a homestay in Da Bac, instead of Mai Chau. Additionally the tour will no longer visit Nha Trang, to save on travelling time and to add more time in other destinations. There will be an night in the Mekong Delta on Day 13, in extension to the current day tour.
The 2018 itinerary is as follows:
Days 1: Hanoi
Days 2-3: Da Bac
Day 4: Hanoi
Days 5: Halong Bay
Day 6: Overnight Train to Hue
Days 7-8: Hue
Days 9-11: Hoi An
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City
Day 13: Mekong Delta Homestay
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City
Day 15: Departure
Our Scenic Vietnam trips score an average of 4.85 out of 5 based on 220 reviews in the last year.
I would highly recommend intrepid Travel to anyone considering a SE Asian adventure. We made great memories though great experiences thanks to Intrepid travel.
Review submitted 14 Aug 2017