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Group Size: Varies
Trip code: VITO
Duration: 9 or 12 days
Enjoy a fantastic introduction to Vietnam on this 9 or 12-day tour! Make new friends, learn new things and discover a whole world of adventure in this incredible country. Hang out in the hustle and bustle of Hanoi, cycle around rice paddies in Ninh Binh, learn local skills like cooking and crab fishing, explore Vietnam from the water with a night on a traditional junk boat, and delve into the glittering streets of Ho Chi Minh City. It’s the ultimate intro to one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful countries!
Enjoy 9 or 12 days in Vietnam with a group of like-minded travellers and a knowledgeable guide. Discover hidden wonders and gorgeous landscapes in this fantastic country! Let the adventures begin!
Day 1: Welcome to Vietnam. Arrive into Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, where you’ll be met and transferred to your accommodation. Enjoy your first night in Vietnam!
Day 2: Hanoi Rickshaw Tour. Tour around the city on a rickshaw and keep your eyes peeled for key sites such as the Presidential Palace, the beautiful West Lake, the Ho Chi Minh complex and the One Pillar Pagoda.
Day 3: Ha Long Bay cruise. Wake up early and make your way to the traditional Vietnamese junk boat that’ll be your home for the night! As you cruise you’ll have the chance to go caving and sea kayaking!
Day 4: Private Island Adventures. A real treat in store tonight – a stay on your very own private island! Chill out on this gorgeous island, get competitive with some beach volleyball and soak up the glorious sun!
Day 5: Ninh Binh Homestay. Return to Ha Long Bay before plunging south to the stunning landscapes of Ninh Binh. Check in to a fantastic riverside homestay, and watch the sky turn orange and pink as the sun sets in this magnificent location.
Day 6: Beautiful Ninh Binh. Join a bicycle tour through the countryside. Then hop on a boat and glide along gentle rivers and delve into atmospheric caves. After lunch, ascend the legendary 450 steps of Dragon Mountain Viewpoint and prepare for a magical sunset. Overnight train down to Danang and bus to Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An. Wake up this morning on the train in Danang and hop on the short bus ride to Hoi An. Explore the lantern lit streets, wander around the shops and market stalls or simply gaze out over the wonderful waterways.
Day 8: Cycling and Crab Fishing. Today, jump aboard a fisherman’s boat and learn to catch crab as you float through tranquil Vietnamese waters! Then, learn how to whip up some tasty Vietnamese delicacies at a cooking class.
Day 9: 9-day tour ends/ 12-day tour explores Ho Chi Minh. Jump on a short flight to southern Vietnam and visit famous Ho Chi Minh City. If you have booked the 9-day tour your trip comes to an end today. Your guide will help you organise your onward travel. If you’re on the 12-day tour, today is a great opportunity to explore Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 10: Mekong Delta. Back on the water today as you explore the beautiful Mekong Delta on board a traditional canoe. Glide through natural tree arches and try your hand at catfish fishing!
Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnels. Head underground and explore the incredible Cu Chi Tunnels, a sprawling network of underground passages that were used during the war for supplies and communication. Then enjoy a farewell night out in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12: 12-Day adventure ends. Your amazing adventure in Vietnam has come to an end! Exchange contact details with your group, say ‘Tam Biet’ to your guide, and head home or off for more travelling adventures.
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