Be wowed by the sights and sounds of amazing Vietnam

Get a taste of adventure in Vietnam. Travel from French-influenced Hanoi to heaving Ho Chi Minh City on a journey that takes in a whole range of Vietnam's most intriguing sights. Explore the countryside around Hue by bicycle and bask on Nha Trang's perfect beaches. Jam-packed with memorable experiences, this is a grassroots adventure that will introduce you to the food, culture and people of this fascinating country.

Hanoi, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
187kg pp per trip


  • Discover the chaos of Hanoi
  • Cruise the breathtaking waters of Halong Bay
  • Sip cocktails in beachside Nha Trang
  • Admire ancient royal relics in Hue
  • Go shopping in the markets of Hoi An


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2015. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2016 - 31 December 2016

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.
With more than 3000 spectacular limestone islands, World Heritage-listed Halong Bay is one of the most visually stunning places in the world. After an afternoon of cruising among these islands, spend the night in Halong City.
Jump on a bus back to Hanoi and stretch your legs on a walking tour of the historic Old Quarter. Afterwards, catch the overnight sleeper train to Hue.
Explore the beautiful countryside around Hue by bike, take a boat cruise down the majestic Perfume River and discover royal relics. If time permits, meander through the bustling Dong Ba Market and pick up a delicious royal rice cake or three.
Preserved in all its perfection, Hoi An is as charming as it is pretty. Step back in time as you stroll the city’s lantern-lit streets and soak up the ambiance of the colourful markets. Why not take a trip out to beautiful Cua Dai Beach, cycle through lush rice fields or explore the array of art galleries.
Home to picture-perfect beaches, vibrant nightlife, amazing snorkelling and consistently superb weather, Nha Trang dazzles with its myriad delights. Tear yourself away from its sandy shores in time to catch an overnight train to Ho Chi Minh City.
Lose yourself in the hustle and bustle of Vietnam’s largest city. Wander streets lined with shops and stalls, listen to the chatter of vendors and smell the fragrant aromas of some of the best street food in the country. Be sure to sample some before the tour comes to an end!
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1 lunch
Overnight sleeper train, Private Bus, Private minibus, Private vehicle, Public bus, Train
Hotel (7 nights), Overnight sleeper train (3 nights)
Included activities
  • Halong Bay - Entrance and half day boat cruise
  • Hoi An - Ancient town


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Explore Vietnam , October 2015

Explore Vietnam , October 2015