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.
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This trip gives you plenty of free time in each location, perfect for the traveller who appreciates a bit of independence.
See the very best that Vietnam has to offer in just 11 days as you traverse the country from top to bottom with a small group of up to 16 new friends.
Some of the greatest entertainment in Vietnam is watching the traffic in Hanoi. Sit back and enjoy the show. Your leader will give you a tutorial on crossing the road like a local!
Halong Bay is a paradisical enclave of green waters and strange rock formations. Enjoy an overnight cruise through the beautiful landscape and indulge in the Bay's fresh seafood.
What better place to finish up the tour than Ho Chi Minh City, where you'll have free time to see the Reunification Palace, Cu Chi Tunnels or join the locals exercising in the park.
This is a Basix tour, so has very few inclusions and maximum suggestions for optional activities during your free time so you can enjoy your holiday your way. Accommodation is simple and no frills. If you would prefer more inclusions and comfort, check out our Original or Comfort trips.
Some travellers find the pace of this trip quite fast as we are covering a lot of destinations in a short amount of time. If you would like a more relaxed pace with more time to explore, you might like to consider a longer trip (see trip code TVRN on our website), or additional days in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
We cover a lot of distance on this trip, including on overnight trains. Compartments are on a mixed gender basis and you may be sharing with locals or travellers from other groups. For more about what this experience is like, see our blog post here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/what-to-expect-on-an-overnight...
Depending on where you come from, the weather in Vietnam might be hotter and more humid than what you are used to. We recommend checking online for what the typical temperatures will be at the time of the year you are looking to travel to see what to expect - this website might be useful: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/vietnam/weather-in-vietnam
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Explore Vietnam trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Please provide your full name as per passport and passport number 45 days prior to departure in order to secure Vietnam 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.
2. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip subject to availability and excludes Day 2 (Overnight boat), Days 3, 7 & 9 (Overnight trains), and day use rooms.
Our Explore Vietnam trips score an average of 4.79 out of 5 based on 229 reviews in the last year.
A wonderful trip,no hassles,plenty of free time as well as many optional tours,all booked by our leader.Intrepid has a wonderful environmental philosophy which is maintained throughout the trip.
Review submitted 19 Jun 2018
The Vietnam Intrepid tour covered all the main places to see, the guide was always telling us what to watch out for in towns, security was paramount. The food supplied was more than enough and any allergies or food requirements was dealt with.
Review submitted 12 Jun 2018