12 days from £799
Unlock the secrets of one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful countries with our 12 day introduction to vibrant Vietnam. Cast off on an overnight cruise, spend a night on a private island, wander lamplit alleyways, try your hand at basket-boat crab-fishing and taste traditional delicacies. Your dedicated trip guide will be on hand throughout to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime. Don’t miss out - do some real travelling in Vietnam
What you get
Day 1 - Arrive in Vietnam
Fly into Hanoi in northern Vietnam. You'll be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation in the heart of the city.
Day 2 - Explore Hanoi
Explore vibrant Hanoi on a combined walking and rickshaw tour. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your group and then sample some of Hanoi's famous nightlife.
Day 3 - Ha Long Bay Cruise
Journey east towards enchanting Ha Long Bay. Board a private vessel and cast off, stopping off for a spot of kayaking through ancient island caves. Spend the night on board.
Day 4 - Island Life
Wake up amid the spectacular scenery of Ha Long Bay. Venture further into this UNESCO World Heritage Site and arrive at a remote private island, where you'll spend the night.
Day 5 - Ninh Binh Homestay
Return to the mainland and journey south to the sweeping countryside of Ninh Binh. Check into your idyllic riverside accommodation where you'll be hosted by a local family.
Day 6 - Explore Ninh Binh
Cycle through Ninh Binh and board a small rowing boat to glide through underground rivers and caves. Later, conquer the 450 steps of Dragon Mountain before taking an overnight train to Hoi An.
Day 7 - Arrive in Hoi An
Hoi An is home to some of Southeast Asia's finest tailors, dressmakers and artisans. Wander and enjoy.
Day 8 - Fishing and Cooking
Gain an insight into local ways of life as you join some local fisherman in their traditional basket boats. Tonight, learn how to prepare authentic Vietnamese food at a cooking class.
Day 9 - Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
Board a short flight south to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. Spend the day getting your bearings in this thrilling international city.
Day 10 - The Mekong Delta
Explore the Mekong Delta in a canoe and interact with local people as you cruise through floating villages and soak up local life. Spend the night in the Delta.
Day 11 - Cu Chi Tunnels Excursion
Leave the Mekong Delta behind and travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels; hundreds of miles of tiny underground passageways that were used by Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.
Day 12 - Tour Ends
Your Hello Vietnam tour comes to an end this morning. Time to say farewell to your group and guide, and head home - or travel on to another exciting Real Travelling destination.
Accommodation & Meals
- 11 nights of accommodation
- Combination of shared hostel dorms, hotel rooms and homestay accommodation.
- 1 night in a shared cabin on a boat
- 1 night on an overnight train in a 4-bed cabin.
- Accommodation will mainly be on a twin-, double- or multi-share basis.
- 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners are included on this trip.
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You should arrive into Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on day 1 of this trip. You will be met at the airport by a member of our local team and transferred to your starting accommodation in the city. The trip ends in Ho Chi Minh City on day 12.