Treasures of Vietnam

8 Days | Get a snapshot of north and south Vietnam in just eight days.

5 out of 5 based on 118 reviews submitted.
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Discover the spirit of Vietnam on a trip from south to north, taking in all the attractions in between. Explore Vietnam's fast-paced Ho Chi Minh City, wander the ancient streets of Hoi An and bask in the charm of Hanoi. Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, a former Viet Cong stronghold that provides an insight into the resourcefulness and tenacity of the Vietnamese people. Experience Vietnam's beautiful landscapes, the renowned friendliness of the Vietnamese people, and sample local food wherever you go, from street snacks at markets to an included lunch that supports locals. Top it all off with an overnight cruise on Halong Bay and you won't ever want to leave.

Trip overview

Map of Treasures Of Vietnam including Vietnam
Start
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Finish
Hanoi, Vietnam
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Vietnam
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TVKB
This trip generates 102 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Discover just why Halong Bay is so popular as you spend the night on a boat among the evocative karst landscape and indulge in a feast of fresh seafood.
  • Visit the best must see sights in Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi with your expert leader, and enjoy free time to make your own discoveries.
  • Relax in peaceful rural surroundings while your private chef prepares a delicious spread that celebrates his Hoi An garden's seasonal best.
  • Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, a former Viet Cong stronghold that provides an insight into the resourcefulness and tenacity of the Vietnamese people and underground life during the war.
  • Sample local food wherever you go, from street snacks at markets to an included lunch that supports locals at KOTO restaurant.

Is this trip right for you?
  • While the pace is generally easy, there is some walking involved on this trip, with walking tours in the downtown areas of each city, as well as a walk in the caves at Halong Bay.
  • Lunar New Year is an annual festival that runs for several days. This is a fascinating and rewarding time to see the country, however you do need to be prepared for some businesses to be closed, tourist sites to be very busy and for transport to be packed as many locals are travelling around the country. Please consider this when selecting your travel dates. You’ll find dates and further information in the ‘Climate and seasonal information’ section of the Essential Trip Information.
  • 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 page might be useful: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/vietnam/weather-in-vietnam

Itinerary

Map of Treasures Of Vietnam including Vietnam

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Boat, Plane, Private Minibus

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights), Overnight boat (1 night)

Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace
  • Hoi An - Garden-to-Table with A Local Chef
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh's stilt house
  • Hanoi - Lunch at KOTO
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature
  • Hanoi - One Pillar Pagoda
  • Hanoi - Old Quarter Walking Tour
  • Halong Bay - Overnight Boat Cruise
Add on activities
  • Hoi An - Food Adventure Urban Adventure - USD44
  • Hoi An - Private Hoi An: Boat & Bike with Local Dinner Experience Urban Adventure - USD85
  • Hanoi - Street Food Experience Urban Adventure - USD40
  • Hanoi - Water puppet show - VND100000

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip, subject to availability. Please contact your sales agent if you would like to book this. The single supplement excludes Day 6 (Overnight Boat) where you will be in shared accommodation.
3. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for 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.
4. This trip includes domestic flights as indicated on the trip map. The luggage allowance is 20kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 118 reviews submitted.
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Frances · Traveled January 2024
I would definitely recommend Intrepid for anyone wanting an enjoyable, safe, well organised holiday suitable for their needs. Our guide was excellent and looked after us very well. His knowledge of history and culture was extensive and he explained an enormous amount about each place we visited. Nothing was too much trouble for him to do to make our experience enjoyable.
Review submitted 02 Feb 2024

Donald & Lorna · Traveled January 2024
Review submitted 30 Jan 2024

Helen · Traveled January 2024
A fantastic insight into Vietnam. Great balance of history, sites of importance and relaxation time
Review submitted 20 Jan 2024

Michael · Traveled January 2024
I travelled with Intrepid through Cambodia and Vietnam as part of a 60th birthday celebration. My two Intrepid brilliant guides Sreymom and Trang ensured I have memories I will never forget.
Review submitted 25 Jan 2024

Valerie · Traveled January 2024
Great trip with a fantastic group and leader. Intrepid enabled me to make the most of my visit to Vietnam - both the experience of the country and the support of the group.
Review submitted 23 Jan 2024
Treasures of Vietnam
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EUR €1,100