Best of Vietnam Itinerary

From bustling Ho Chi Minh City to historical Hanoi, the Best of Vietnam tour is an unforgettable journey through this enigmatic Asian nation. One of our best.

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Vietnamese baskets floating in the docks

Vietnamese Cyclo / Tuk Tuk driver waiting in city street for customer

Halong Junk Cruiser transporting passengers across the bay under bright red sails

Crowded streets of downtown Hanoi in Vietnam during rush hour

Yellow Bicycles parked out front of well weathered yellow building

Fresh local produce including fruit and vegetables for sale at local Vietnamese market

Vietnam local wearing Conical hat and travelling the Mekong by raft

Traditional Vietnamese spicy cuisine

Days 1-2 Ho Chi Minh City

Discover the dynamic Vietnamese capital on a city cyclo tour and visit the chilling War Remnants Museum. In free time, hunt for a bargain at the Ben Thanh and Russian markets or simply explore the streets on foot.
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Day 3 Mekong Delta Homestay

Wind through the intricate waterways of the mighty Mekong Delta. Stay overnight in a simple village sustained by the Mekong river and wake early to watch it come alive with floating markets.
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Day 4 Ho Chi Minh City

Unearth a world of underground mystery at the Cu Chi Tunnels before returning to Ho Chi Minh City to further explore this dynamic city.
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Days 5-6 Dalat

Dalat is like spring all year round with its cool climate, charming French villas and vibrant market. Visit Bao Dai's Summer Palace and discover a host of colourful sights around town.
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Days 7-8 Nha Trang

Enjoy breathtaking views around every corner on the Ngoan Muc Pass, and stop at the striking Po Klong Garai Cham Towers. Reach Nha Trang where white beaches, sultry waters and swaying palms await. Soak it all up while enjoying a leisurely boat trip around nearby islets.
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Day 9 Quy Nhon

Relish more dramatic scenery en route to Quy Nhon, where there's a chance to spend time teaching English to local kids at the Nguyen Nga Training Centre.
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Days 10-12 Hoi An

Make a sobering stop at the My Lai Memorial on the way to World Heritage-listed-Hoi An. Vietnam truly comes alive in this cultural haven boasting some of the finest cuisine in the country and more than 500 tailors and handicraft shops.
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Days 13-15 Hue

Continue on to Hue, stopping at the famed China Beach. Take a dragon boat cruise along the timeless Perfume River, visit the impressive citadel and admire the stately Thien Mu Pagoda. Hop aboard an overnight train to Hanoi.
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Day 16 Cuc Phuong National Park

Enjoy breakfast at KOTO, an Intrepid Travel-supported restaurant that gives underprivileged teens a chance to learn hospitality skills. Afterwards, visit the Cuc Phuong Endangered Primate Rescue Center and see the incredible work being done to help injured, orphaned and threatened species.
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Day 17 Halong Bay

Cruise among dramatic karsts rising out of emerald waters while enjoying a delicious banquet lunch on a junk boat tour of Halong Bay. Take a swim and settle in for a peaceful night on the waters of Halong Bay.
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Days 18-20 Hanoi

Stroll along leafy boulevards to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and see a water puppet performance. Hanoi's Old Quarter is the perfect place to pick up some last minute mementos of this Best of Vietnam adventure.
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