Explore Vietnam Itinerary

Delve into Vietnamese culture on this two-week journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. Discover exotic Hoi An, visit Nha Trang's beaches and explore regal Hue.

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      USD $780
      CAD $795
      AUD $820
      EUR €570
      GBP £495
      NZD $975
      ZAR R7,470
      CHF FR710
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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 Explore Vietnam.
Vietnamese local wearing traditional conical hat

Cyclo, Vietnam

Hanoi during rush hour

Bicycles parked out front of well weathered yellow building, Hoi An

Local produce at a market, Vietnam

Days 1-2 Hanoi

Arrive early to explore the chaotic capital of Vietnam. Hanoi is an alluring city of contrasts, best discovered on foot. Walk along Hanoi's pagoda-studded lake and perhaps visit some of its rich cultural sights.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Day 3 Hue

Travel through Hue on a bicycle discovering ancient royal treasures or take a boat trip along the Perfume River. Don't miss the Imperial Citadel with its ruined Forbidden Purple City and nine bronze urns.
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Days 4-5 Hoi An

Indulge in the riverside delights of beautiful Hoi An. Quaint, yet with an air of French chic, spend some time meandering around the Old Town of this graceful city. Famous for its quality tailors, why not get measured up for a suit, dress or a new pair of leather shoes – with a turn around of 24 hours, it would be mad not to make the most of this shopping paradise.
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Days 6-8 Nha Trang

Time for some well-deserved rest and relaxation in the beautiful coastal town of Nha Trang. Grab a snorkel and head out to sea in search of crabs, seahorses and the rare zebra moray eel. Otherwise spend the day on land, worshipping the sun, eating fresh seafood and resting up before another ride on the Reunification Express, headed for Ho Chi Minh.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 9-11 Ho Chi Minh City

Hectic, gritty and full of surprises, explore Ho Chi Minh City with a local to discover the secrets of this bubbly metropolis. Perhaps head to the Cu Chi Tunnels for an intriguing history lesson on Vietnamese guerrilla warfare tactics, before taking a trip to the War Remnants Museum. For a little rest and relaxation, why not head to a local pho house for a bowl of slurpy broth, or sit back and watch the world go by from a terraced balcony with a refreshing Vietnamese ice coffee in hand.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2