Route: Hanoi Ha Long Bay Hoi An Nha Trang Ho Chi Minh
Transport: Public transport, including overnight trains
Dates: Range of departures throughout the year
Summary: A land from north to south of epic natural beauty and fascinating culture. Vietnam is an absolute must see and often regarded as the adventure playground of Southeast Asia. From rural villages, limestone cliffs perched next to the sea, delicious food, stunning beaches to it’s complex history – Vietnam has it all for any backpacker or traveller!! Our 14 day tour is the perfect way to discover the real gems of this incredibly diverse country. Sit back, relax and let us whisk you from boat trips and games, to beautiful beaches and war tunnels. This adventure has it all!!
You’ll start your epic Vietnam group tour in Hanoi. Wander through the capital’s narrow streets and discover temples, centuries old architecture and really yummy food. After a glimpse of city life, your next stop is Halong Bay, a true gem in Vietnam. Halong Bay is famous for its emerald waters and towering cliffs. Board your ‘junk’ boat and get ready for some adventure packed fun!
Lanterns, bars, cooking classes, waterfalls and paradise await you in Hoi An, Nha Trang and Da Lat. Don’t forget the stunning coastline and glistening beaches you’ll be passing either. Last up is Ho Chi Minh where you’ll get chance to soak up history from the Vietnam War. After your historical fix, finish off your awesome trip in a rooftop bar in this vibrant city. We. Dig. Vietnam…..and you will too!
Meet the group at our welcome dinner and drinks (about 6pm) to kick off your Vietnam group tour. The tour leader will explain everything you need to know about the upcoming adventure. Later that night experience what Hanoi’s nightlife has to offer. (Welcome Dinner and Drink included)
Foodie Tour on Day 2. Get a taste of local foods and delicacies. We show you around the streets of Hanoi, visit the markets and show you how the locals live, eat and sleep day in and day out. Grab a stool and mingle with the locals over some fresh beer. (Breakfast and all food during food tour included – basically an 8 course lunch)
We go on a 3-Day journey to the famous and world heritage listed Halong Bay. Board the junk boat, followed by some delicious lunch. Later this afternoon we visit the colourful Haven Cave, go for a dip in the sea and kayak around the islands before the we get the boat party started. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
The next morning, we head to a private island resort hidden in the maze of stunning Lan Ha Bay. Hammocks, beach, palm trees, kayaks, beach volley, unbelievable sunsets and karaoke – it’s all here! (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Refreshed and relaxed we make our way back to Hanoi. Cruise along hundreds of islands and learn how to make Vietnamese spring rolls. (Breakfast and Lunch included)
We head to the airport and fly south to Danang with only a short drive to romantic Hoi An, where we’ll stay for 2 nights. Explore the old town along the river, drop into one of the many tailors and chill out at the beach. (Breakfast included). We head to the local market where we’ll pick up groceries for our cooking class. Cruise along the river to our idyllic cooking location and learn how to prepare delicious Vietnamese cuisine. (Breakfast and Lunch included).
The next day you get to sleep in, explore the city a little more or tan up at the beach before jumping on the overnight bus to Nha Trang. (Breakfast included)
Get off the ‘Beaten Track’ in Vietnam as we arrive early morning, nestled in the valleys a stone’s throw away from the beach in Ninh Van Bay where you can experience nirvana; relax by the pool; challenge the group to beach volleyball or hit the water! You’ll then head out later for an awesome guided jungle trek around the picturesque region (Breakfast included).
We catch the morning bus to DaLat and explore the city in the afternoon. Then spend the next day abseiling and swimming in the canyon -walk down pounding waterfalls, slide through the canyon and jump off cliffs. Don’t worry if this isn’t for you. DaLat offers stunning scenery with heaps of things to do, so we’ll work out what you’re comfortable with. (Breakfast and Lunch included)
Final stop, but the trip isn’t over yet! We head to Ho Chi Minh City, where we have 2 more days and nights. You can’t come to Vietnam without learning a bit about the Vietnam War, so we have a bit of the history lesson and visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Farewell Dinner and Drinks. (Breakfasts included)