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.
Nha Trang is known as the Cannes of Vietnam thanks to its luxurious beaches and relaxed locals. You'll have plenty of free time here to go swimming, snorkelling or indulging in mud baths
Hoi An is another idyllic pocket of Vietnam that's best experienced from the seat of a bike. Take a guided bicycle tour through the rolling countryside
Vietnam's former imperial capital Hue is not a place where time goes slowly! We've allowed for plenty of free time to make the most of this historic city
Your homestay in Da Bac will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your trip. Experience life with the locals and enjoy a delicious home cooked meal
Halong Bay feels like paradise, with its blue-green waters and spectacular caves. Spend an afternoon and night cruising and exploring its beautiful bay
This trip involves three overnight train journeys. Accommodation and amenities are shared and basic, but the experience of rubbing shoulders with the locals makes it all worthwhile. Plus you make the most of your time by travelling while you sleep.
During your local guesthouse on the Mekong Delta and homestay in Da Bac, you’ll have basic bedding and shared facilities. It’s not exactly the Hilton, but the experience will be a rewarding cultural exchange.
Your visit to Hoi An includes a bicycle tour of the surrounding countryside. Although the ride isn’t strenuous, you will need a basic level of fitness to take part.
There is an included hike of up to 6km (3.7 mi) in the countryside in Da Bac. Good walking shoes are recommended. While this hike is in the capabilities of most travellers, please let you booking agent know if you have any concerns.
This trip gives you plenty of free time in each location, perfect for the traveller who appreciates a bit of independence.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
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1. Please provide your full name as per passport and passport number 45 days prior to departure in order to secure Vietnam train tickets.
2. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 2 (guesthouse), 3, 5 & 9 (overnight train), 11 (homestay) & 13 (overnight boat) where you will be in shared accommodation. Single supplement excludes any day use rooms.
Our Vietnam Discovery trips score an average of 4.76 out of 5 based on 214 reviews in the last year.
Vietnam was a country we wanted to visit but we liked the sound of Intrepid Discovery Tour as there was guidance and advice balanced with free time to do our own thing. Traveling south to north worked well as the best, in our opinion, was saved for last
Review submitted 13 Nov 2017
As a solo traveller, I was hesitant to join a group of people I didn't know. However, I made many friends and several invitations were given and received to visit across the world! I was unlucky enough to injure myself, but was very grateful fot the support of my new friends and tour guide. Thao's support in a foreign hospital was invaluable!
Review submitted 03 Nov 2017