From south to north, Vietnam is a kaleidoscope of wonderful people and picturesque landscapes. Imagine learning the mysteries of the Viet Minh in Ho Chi Minh City or exploring the beautiful lakes and boulevards of Hanoi - and what better way to get to know the locals than to be their guests at a local Mekong Delta guesthouse, or to eat breakfast the local way in Hue? Experience historical temples, visit Vietnam's spectacular coastline, enjoy delicious banquets and explore lively cities - all with a touch of comfort - on this 15-day Classic Vietnam tour.
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Take a comprehensive trip through this South East Asian hotspot. The trip takes you from south to north, to the most popular tourists sites and off the beaten track
Meet the locals on the Mekong Delta and stay for the night in a locally run guesthouse. The cultural exchange is often the highlight of many travellers trips
Nha Trang has been called the 'Cannes of Vietnam' because of its sumptuous beaches and cosmopolitan feel. You'll have plenty of free time here to relax in the beaches and go snorkelling
Go back in time at the ancient trading port of Hoi An. Experience the blend of influences from Europe and Asia, the nearby beaches and markets
Halong Bay is a strange paradise of green waters and rocky islands. Enjoy a cruise through the beautiful landscape and indulge in the bay's fresh seafood
At your guesthouse in the Mekong Delta region, you’ll have simple twin share or double rooms. Amenities may be shared with cold water only. It’s not exactly the Hilton, but most travellers find it the highlight of their trip
This trip includes an overnight train journey. 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.
In Vietnam, the temperature varies greatly between north and south. While there is no best time of year, it's best to check the seasonal patterns on our country information page to see what the weather will be like when you go. This way you can prepare well for your trip
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. Passport Details: Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport), for internal flights and train tickets. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.
Included day rooms on days 4 & 5 will also be shared.
2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.
3. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 2 (Guesthouse), 4 (Overnight Train) and 13 (Overnight Boat) where you will be in shared accommodation.
Our Classic Vietnam trips score an average of 4.9 out of 5 based on 182 reviews in the last year.
If planning on using U.S. dollars, understand the exchange rate against the local currency - some traders round up a little to much. If planning a home stay or overnight train etc take a silk or cotton sleeve sleeping bag.
Review submitted 19 Nov 2017
The Classic Intrepid tour to Vietnam surpassed my expectations. The hotels were excellent and mostly 4-star. The travel arrangements within Vietnam were all impeccable and travel was seamless. The group size was great as there were only 9 of us. What made the trip so special was our terrific tour leader, Thanh Vu. He made the whole holiday a wonderful experience with his knowledge, his passion for Vietnam, his organisational skills and his sense of humour.
Review submitted 06 Nov 2017