Adventure across Southern Vietnam and the Central Highlands, from Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An
From the hustle and bustle of the big smoke to off-the-beaten-track hill villages, experience the many colours of Vietnam's rich cultural tapestry on this Southern Vietnam adventure. Discover the extraordinary war remnants and tantalising street food of Ho Chi Minh City, the French charisma of Dalat, the folk history of Buon Ma Thuot and the old-world allure of historic Hoi An. In between, trek through the forests of the Central Highlands to the villages of Ede and M'Nong people, who invite you to stay overnight in their homes. This is an active, eye-opening adventure you won't forget.
ITINERARY CHANGES IN 2018: Please refer to Important Notes for more information.
Spend an action-packed day in Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the astounding Cu Chi tunnels and visiting the city's premier sights
Discover a slice of Paris in the East in the picturesque town of Dalat. Explore the opulent summer palace of Bo Dai and stop in at the mouth-watering local market
More than just a stepping-stone to the hills, Buon Ma Thuot has a top-notch cultural museum and arguably the best coffee in the country
Trek through the lush forests of the Central Highlands, where homestays in tiny villages give you a rare insight into rural life and ethnic minority cultures
Enjoy a guided walking tour through the atmospheric streets of Hoi An's historic Old Town, one of Vietnam's most charming destinations
There is a considerable amount of walking involved on this trip. A good level of fitness is required, and you'll need strong, sturdy walking shoes, especially for the trekking portion.
You will stay in simple homestays for two nights in simple, multishare accommodation, with shared bathroom facilities. The experience of spending time with the local people will be more than worth it, not to mention the home cooked dinners prepared by your hosts.
This is South East Asia, so be prepared for some balmy conditions. The Central Highlands, where your hiking takes place, tend to be cooler than the cities. At any rate, be sure to drink plenty of water and use adequate sun protection.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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1. Passport Details: Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport), for internal flights and train tickets. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket
2. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 5 and 6 (homestay) where you will be in shared accommodation.
3. 2018 ITINERARY CHANGES: For departures commencing 1st Jan 2018, this trip will be 9 days in length, and no longer stay overnight in Buon Ma Thout. In 2017 the trip was amended to save time spent travelling, as a result there was an additional free time in Buon Ma Thout. In order to offer a more concise itinerary in 2018 the itinerary will pass through Buon Ma Thout on Day 7, then take the late flight to Hoi An.
The amended itinerary will be as follows:
Days 1-2: Ho Chi Minh City
Days 3-4: Dalat
Day 5: Nam Kha Village
Day 6: Buon Triet
Day 7: Afternoon visit to Ethnology Museum Buon Ma Thout. Late afternoon flight to Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An
Day 9: Departure day
The trip name in 2018 is Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An.
Our Southern Vietnam Adventure trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 1 review in the last year.
Well organized inexpensive way to travel and to get to some off the beaten track areas that would be difficult to get to on your own Experienced local guides
Review submitted 16 May 2017