Vietnam Express Southbound

There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View later Vietnam Express Southbound.

Trip Map


Trip Validity

  • 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31

Travel from historical Hanoi to modern Ho Chi Minh City

Capture the spirit of magical Vietnam on this compact tour from the colonial charm of Hanoi to the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. Sip coffee with locals in Hanoi and shop up a storm in the Old Quarter, cruise along emerald waters on a Halong Bay boat trip, travel through old-world Hue and Hoi An, and get lost in the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. This is an adventure full of beauty and contrast that introduces Vietnam as a country of incredible food, lively locals, stunning scenery and cosmopolitan cities.

  • Delve into the royal past of Hue
  • Meet friendly traders in Hoi An
  • Explore Ho Chi Minh City on a cyclo
  • Discover the elegant Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Enjoy a boat tour on beautiful Halong Bay
  • Paddle along the Mekong Delta on a sampan tour

Vietnam Express Southbound Summary

Add to Shortlist

Day 1 Hanoi

Hanoi is famous for its tranquil lake settings, French-colonial architecture, ancient temples, delectable cuisine and as the resting place of the revered former leader, Ho Chi Minh.

Days 2-3 Halong Bay

Halong Bay is a place of surreal beauty, with ethereal limestone islands jutting out of jade waters and atmospheric caves and grottoes carved out by time.

Days 4-5 Hue

As the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and is a curious mix of bustling streets and tranquil settings.

Days 6-7 Hoi An

With lantern-lit streets, vibrant markets, skilled tailors, artisan shops, ancient houses, colourful temples and beautiful smiles, Hoi An is a Vietnamese wonderland.

Days 8-10 Ho Chi Minh City

Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture.