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15 Days | Uncover the beauty of Vietnam from south to north

5 out of 5 based on 72 reviews submitted.
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Discover Vietnam’s kaleidoscope of fascinating history, hospitable people and picturesque landscapes on a 15-day Premium adventure. Learn the mysteries of the Viet Minh in Ho Chi Minh City, explore the beautiful lakes and boulevards of Hanoi and get a glimpse of rural life as you cruise through the Mekong Delta. Experience historic temples, spend a night beneath the stars on Halong Bay, enjoy delicious banquets and learn what it means to be local. This journey will take you off the well-trodden track and leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Trip overview

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Start
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Finish
Hanoi, Vietnam
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Vietnam
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TVPV
This trip generates 97.84 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
  • Uncover Vietnam's astounding history during a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City, stroll the historic streets of charming Hoi An and discover the French influence of the northern city of Hanoi.
  • Board a private boat and cruise the Mekong delta, stopping off at some coconut gardens to visit a local home where you’ll sample tropical fruits and coconut jams. Back on land, take a tuk-tuk tour around the villages for a glimpse at rural life.
  • Experience the beauty of Halong Bay from the comfort of a traditional style junk boat – your Feature Stay accommodation. Enjoy a candlelit dinner on deck and soak in the magnificent landscape.
  • Sit down to a soul-stirring Exclusive Experience – a Hat Xam performance in Hoi An. This ancient musical art form is rarely seen today and dates back over 700 years to the Tran Dynasty.
  • Enjoy a tasty Exclusive Experience as you explore a local market with an expert chef in Hue, then visit his home to learn how to turn fresh ingredients into delicious Vietnamese dishes during a cooking class.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Vun Art. Donations help them empower people with disabilities in Vietnam by providing vocational training and employment opportunities.

Is this trip right for you?
  • In 2024, Tet (Lunar New Year) will run from the 9th and 15th of February. 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 Vietnamese are travelling around the country. Please consider your travel arrangements carefully before booking travel for this period.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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Inclusions

Meals

14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Boat, Plane, Private Minibus

Accommodation

Hotel (13 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 Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Welcome Dinner
  • Mekong Delta - Boat cruise with visits to local producers
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Dalat - Son Pacarama Coffee Farm Visit
  • Dalat - Local Lunch
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Hoi An - My Son Tour
  • Hue - Imperial City half day guided tour
  • Hue - Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hue - Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hue - Market Tour and Cooking Class
  • Hue - Bun Bo Hue breakfast
  • Hanoi - Old Quarter Tour
  • Hanoi - Hat Xam performance
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature
  • Hanoi - One Pillar Pagoda & HCM stilt house
  • Hanoi - KOTO lunch
  • Halong Bay - Overnight Boat Cruise
  • Hanoi - Farewell Dinner
  • Halong Bay - Tai Chi
Add on activities
  • Ho Chi Minh City - A O show - VND1050000
  • Hoi An - Food Adventure Urban Adventure - USD37
  • Hanoi - Fine Arts Museum - VND30000
  • Halong Bay - Kayaking Tour - VND250000
  • Hanoi - Hoa Lo 'Hanoi Hilton' Prison - VND30000
  • Hanoi - Street Food Experience Urban Adventure - USD35

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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 13 (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 (with up to 12 cabins) and share your boat with another group. Otherwise, we may swap the activities and destinations of Days 12 and 13 to provide you the best possible experience. The route taken and inclusions on board will remain the same.
6. Travel is always an adventure and, as destinations reopen, there are a few challenges as everyone gets back up to speed and adjusts to the new normal. Our leaders are experts when it comes to dealing with anything unexpected along the journey, so pack your understanding and flexibility, sit back and relax while they take care of the rest.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 72 reviews submitted.
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Robbie · Traveled August 2023
Vietnam in Depth with Linh. Outstanding trip, amazing food, fascinating history, colourful culture, beautiful people, lovely countryside balanced in a country managing such a large population.
Review submitted 31 Aug 2023

Mark · Traveled August 2023
My wife and I were very happy with this trip. The activities, food and accommodation and above all the group leader were all of excellent quality and I would recommend to anyone .
Review submitted 31 Aug 2023

Alma · Traveled August 2023
First trip to Vietnam- full itinerary plus optional trips, did everything to have full immersion in culture and history. Linh is great guide with extensive knowledge-and a positive energy.
Review submitted 31 Aug 2023

Jesse · Traveled August 2023
My wife and I really enjoyed our first trip to Vietnam. Everything was very well organized and our tour leader Trung was excellent! We learned so much about the country and its people. Highly recommend using Intrepid Travel for your trip to Vietnam. We will certainly go through them on future tours to other countries!
Review submitted 22 Aug 2023

Mary · Traveled July 2023
Intrepid travel is a very professional company that takes care of all it's customers and their varied desires and demands. We are very fortunate to have had an excellent experienced guide who made sure that you were all happy in our small group all with different wishes. I was astonished that of seven people 4 were heavy smokers.
Review submitted 09 Aug 2023
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