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8 Days | Experience the heart of Vietnam, from vibrant Hanoi to bustling Ho Chi Minh City

4.9 out of 5 based on 239 reviews submitted.
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Spend eight days in Vietnam discovering the highlights and traditions of this eternally beautiful and historically significant country on a Premium adventure. Take part in enriching local encounters as your leader shows you the soul of this diverse pocket of Asia. Get lost in the districts of colourful Hanoi, cruise past the limestone karsts of World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay, discover the old-world charm of Hoi An’s ancient city and navigate the winding streets and chaotic traffic of Ho Chi Minh City with a local leader. With an unbeatable mix of culture, cuisine and history, your journey through Vietnam is sure to surprise, delight and excite at every turn.

Trip overview

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Start
Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Vietnam
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TVPS
This trip generates 136 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.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with a local leader who will help to uncover the vibrant mix of influences, from French to Asian traders, settlers and indigenous peoples.
  • Feast on an included lunch at KOTO café in Hanoi, a social enterprise organisation that provides vocational and hospitality skills to young workers.
  • Fall asleep to the gentle rocking of your Premium Feature Stay – an overnight cruise in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay on a boat as beautiful as its surroundings. Take in spectacular views while enjoying a candle-lit dinner on deck.
  • Explore the charming Old Town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its quaint canals and historic architecture. Sit down to enjoy a famed egg coffee at a local cafe and relax from the hustle and bustle.
  • Sit down to a soul-stirring Hat Xam performance on a Premium Exclusive Experience – an art form that dates back over 700 years to the Tran Dynasty.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, WildAct. Donations help them run educational programs that aim to stop the illegal hunting of threatened migratory birds in Vietnam.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 02 August 2024 to 31 December 2025.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 01 August 2024

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Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Boat, Plane, Private Minibus

Accommodation

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

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Hanoi - Welcome Dinner
  • Halong Bay - Overnight Boat Cruise
  • Hanoi - Hat Xam performance
  • Halong Bay - Tai Chi
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature
  • Hanoi - Lunch at KOTO
  • Hanoi - Hoa Lo Prison
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Notre Dame Cathedral
Add on activities
  • Halong Bay - Kayaking Tour - VND250000
  • Hanoi - Street Food Experience Urban Adventure - USD40
  • Hoi An - Farm to Table dining experience at Tra Que Village and Mua restaurant - USD84
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Discovery Urban Adventure - USD73

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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 if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 2 (boat) where you will be in shared accommodation, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. This trip includes domestic flights. The luggage allowance is 20kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on.
4. Full name exactly as per passport required at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on the passport), for internal flights. 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.
5. Local authorities only permit a limited number of boats to stay overnight in Halong Bay. To ensure all travellers can be accommodated on board available boats, on rare occasions you may stay on a larger boat and share your boat with another group. Otherwise, we may swap the activities and destinations of Days 3 and 4 to provide you the best possible experience. The route taken and inclusions on board will remain the same.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 239 reviews submitted.
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Ronda · Traveled May 2024
This was a great trip. Our tour leader, Ha, was so knowledgeable and accommodating.
Review submitted 31 May 2024

Paz · Traveled May 2024
What to say about my trip to Vietnam. A dream I had since I was a child. Now that I am at home,I add that not only I have made a dream come true, I have also been given endearing people and unforgettable experiences and moments shared with them. Thank you Tuan, you have been professional, you love your job, but above all, you love people. Thanks for this trip.
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024

Gary · Traveled May 2024
The Intrepid tour led by our guide Tuam Nguyen was very enjoyable. Tour highlights were Halong Bay and visiting Hoi An. Very well organised and would recommend to any pending travellers.
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024

Gary · Traveled May 2024
I think my comments on our tour in the survey should be enough for me recommend to anyone the trip and especially our guide Tuan.
Review submitted 29 May 2024

Gary · Traveled May 2024
This was a very enjoyable guide made even more meaningful by a superb guide. Tuan was very knowledgeable on every topic he commented on and I am aware of anyone using Intrepid to tour Vietnam I would suggest he should be a first choice to show you the highlights of his country.
Review submitted 26 May 2024
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