Discover the many sides of Vietnam – from the quiet hills of the Da Bac region to the dynamic streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh
Journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City on an incredible two-week adventure in Vietnam. Discover the stately capital Hanoi, the lush hills of the Da Bac region, the stunning limestone scenery of Halong Bay, the majesty of historic Hue, the fairytale atmosphere of Hoi An, the glorious waterways of the Mekong Delta and the dynamic streets of Ho Chi Minh City. Explore not only the main highlights of the cities, but also the remote countryside, well away from the tourist crowds. A homestay in Sung Village, nestled in the forest among caves and tea plantations, is a chance to trek through minority villages and experience Vietnam at its sleepy best.
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Spend two days exploring the hills of the Da Bac region. You’ll stay with locals, encounter minority tribes and get a feel for rural Vietnamese life – all the while supporting community-based tourism
Cruise a sea of limestone karsts, blue-green waters, mysterious caves and ancient jungle on an unforgettable Halong Bay boat trip
There’s no view of Vietnam quite like from the back of a motorbike. After a two-wheeled tour around Hue, take a boat trip down the Perfume River and enjoy a unique lunch at a serene nunnery
Spend a day coasting along the waterways of the legendary Mekong Delta, learning about local industries along the way
A 15-day itinerary allows for ample time in each location, with a great mix of included activities and free time to explore
A knowledgeable, homegrown leader and an exciting mix of transport (motorbike, basket boat, dragon boat, junk boat, bus and train) means you’ll experience Vietnam from a variety of perspectives with local insights
One night on this trip is spent in simple homestays in the Da Bac region. Rooms are multi-share, with shared bathroom facilities and simple houses. Conditions may be basic, but it’s a golden opportunity to connect with the local people (and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals!).
This trip involves a 10-kilometre trek in the hills of Da Bac, as well as included city walking tours. While being on your feet can be a bit tiring, this is the best way to really get under the skin of a place.
There is one overnight sleeper train journey (about 13 hours long). Although conditions are basic, the beds, food vendors and conversations with locals make this a truly Intrepid experience.
Vietnam has an incredibly diverse climate influenced by both tropical monsoons and its range of altitudes and latitudes. Temperatures can vary from a brisk 4°C (39°F) in the northern mountains during winter to a sweltering and humid 36°C (97°F) in Ho Chi Minh City during the middle of the dry season. Please check the weather for the time of year you're travelling in order to pack appropriate clothing.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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1. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for train and flight 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 is available on this trip, subject to availability. Please contact your sales agent if you would like to book this. Please note the single supplement excludes day 3 (homestay), day 5 (overnight boat), day 6 (overnight train) and day 13 (guesthouse) where you will be in shared accommodation. Day use rooms are also excluded.
Our Scenic Vietnam trips score an average of 4.83 out of 5 based on 344 reviews in the last year.
Just my experience is to make sure you don't take any nz currency as they don't except it, USA money is very popular over in vietnam
Review submitted 14 Aug 2018
I would 100% recommend Intrepid for your next holiday. We were so pleased to be part of a group tour, it made our holiday even more special meeting such lovely people.
Review submitted 12 Aug 2018