Discover Vietnam and all its delights travelling from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Travel to Vietnam and trace its mystical eastern coastline, traversing the country from south to north and discovering the many attractions that lie along the way. From the modern chaos of Ho Chi Minh City all the way up to old-world Hanoi, you'll experience tumultuous history, colonial charm, vibrant colours, delicious food and inspiring scenery on this Vietnam holiday.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
254kg pp per trip


  • Cruise stunning Halong Bay
  • Explore imperial Hue
  • Travel to Hanoi and experience a fusion of French and Vietnamese
  • Relax on the beaches of Nha Trang
  • Discover the abundance of Ho Chi Minh attractions
  • Take a bike tour through paddy fields
  • Stroll the atmospheric streets 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

Perhaps arrive early to visit Ho Chi Minh tourist spots including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum.
Cruise the mighty Mekong River before spending the night with local friends on a homestay by the water.
Bask on Nha Trang's golden beaches, meander through local markets or explore the ancient Cham Towers. In the evening, why not feast on scrumptious seafood at one of the local restaurants.
Be enthralled by Hoi An, a charismatic port town virtually untouched by time. Why not wander through the atmospheric Phung Hung Old House or check out the carp-shaped rainspouts on the roof of Quan Cong Temple. Get a dose of rural charm on a bike ride or deck yourself out in tailor-made garments.
Home to an array of ancient imperial ruins, Hue is also the centre of Vietnamese Buddhism and the birthplace of degustation-style Vietnamese cuisine. Visit the Forbidden Purple City, cruise down the Perfume River on a dragon boat and maybe wander through the bustling Dong Ba market.
Soak up the effervescence of the Old Quarter on an orientation walk and hear the local legends about majestic Hoan Kiem Lake. Afterwards, perhaps make some colourful purchases at Pho Hang Gai or Dong Xuan markets.
Enjoy a boat trip out in Halong Bay. See magnificent limestone islands rise up out of the emerald waters and be awestruck by the beauty of this secluded harbour. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on board before heading into Halong City for the night.
There's time for a final Vietnamese feast on return to Hanoi.
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1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Boat, Overnight sleeper train, Private Bus, Private vehicle, Taxi, Train
Homestay (1 night), Hotel (9 nights), Overnight sleeper train (3 nights)
Included activities
  • Halong Bay - Entrance and half day boat cruise
  • Hanoi - Walking tour
  • Hoi An - Ancient town
  • Mekong Delta - Boat cruise and homestay


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