Best of Vietnam


Tour length 20 daysFrom Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Christmas & New Year
In-depth Cultural
Fully Guided

About this tour

Experience quintessential Vietnam on this comprehensive trip from south to north. Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and experience dynamic cities, tranquil backwaters, imperial ruins, faded colonial elegance and picture-perfect landscapes dotted with reminders of the past. Explore the narrow cobbled streets of Hoi An’s Old Town, encounter local tribes on a hike in the mountains of Da Bac and whizz through the back streets of Hue as you uncover the very best of Vietnam.During this trip, there will be several long days of travelling and you'll be sitting on a bus for many hours at a time. However, road trips often have the best views, and most private buses feature wi-fiWe cover a lot of distance on this trip, including on overnight trains. Accommodation and amenities are shared and basic, but the experience of rubbing shoulders with the locals makes it all worthwhile. For more about what this experience is like, see our blog post here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/what-to-expect-on-an-overnight.This trip involves a lot of walking - on city walking tours, the hike in Da Bac and during included activities. While being on your feet can be a bit tiring, this is the best way to truly get under the skin of a placeYou'll be spending two nights with local families on this trip, where the accommodation is shared and basic. But this is a great opportunity to connect with the local people (and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals!). Read more about the experiences here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/community-based-tourism-vietnam/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 page may be useful: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/vietnam/weather-in-vietnam
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Tour ID 1839
Tour length 20 days
Language English
Group size 12
Age range 15 - 99

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Intrepid Travel


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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City
Day 3: Mekong Delta Homestay
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City
Day 5: Dalat
Day 6: Dalat
Day 7: Nha Trang
Day 8: Nha Trang / Overnight train
Day 9: Hoi An
Day 10: Hoi An
Day 11: Hue
Day 12: Hue
Day 13: Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Day 14: Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park / Overnight train
Day 15: Hanoi
Day 16: Da Bac
Day 17: Hanoi
Day 18: Halong Bay
Day 19: Hanoi
Day 20: Hanoi


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(Guests: 1, Nights: 1)
Exploreo will offset your calculated CO2e at no cost.
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From€2,106/ Person
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