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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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,675
      CAD $1,700
      AUD $1,765
      EUR €1,360
      GBP £1,045
      NZD $2,095
      ZAR R16,065
      CHF FR1,680
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Best of Vietnam.
vietnam baskets boats floating cane sail fishing water sea catching

vietnam cyclo rider transport taxi local bicycle

vietnam halong junk cruiser ship boat sail ocean fishing tour

vietnam hanoi rush hour crowded streets locals tourists peak traffic markets

vietnam hoi an bikes bicycles ride transport taxi rent hire tour

vietnam hue local produce vegetables fruit market

vietnam mekong rafting river lake canal swim fishing transport tour

vietnam spicy cuisine meal dinner restaurant local specialty

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 Hanoi

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 Cuc Phuong National Park

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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Day 18 Halong Bay

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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Days 19-20 Hanoi

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