Vietnam Tours

Vietnam tours really are overflowing with natural beauty. Take Pongua Waterfall. This magnificent waterfall is located in mountain ranges more than 50 kilometres from Dalat. But, you’ll hear it long before you reach it. The 40 metre-high waterfall flows down onto a big lake, bellowing out a great noise and echo.

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Another must-see sight is Son Doong or the Infinite Cave - the world’s largest cave with its own flowing river and its own forest. It’s like an underground world Stephen Spielberg created, but, it’s very real and very awesome. You won’t find it on Google maps though, as this giant cave is covered by jungle. Look into Vietnam tours that cover this awesome destination to get there.

And you can’t miss seeing the World Heritage-listed Halong Bay. In fact, book a Halong Bay tour to fully experience what the Vietnamese consider a wonder of the world. Halong Bay contains over 3,000 incredible limestone islands rising from the Gulf of Tonkin. Your Halong Bay tour will take in this tranquil bay and its magical grottos and caves including Dau Go, a massive cavern with stalactites and stalagmites that resemble animals.

If you want a city buzz, head to Ho Chi Minh City. It’s modern and bustling, but with countless links to the past including shrines and temples. You should definitely take a cruise along the Saigon. Boats really are the best way to tour Vietnam, and don’t forget the Mekong Delta and the floating markets!

There are also heaps of Vietnam cycling tours, which include equipment hire. Or maybe a motorbike’s more your thing? Well, you’re not alone. Motorbikes are the preferred mode of transport for locals and a super-cool way to tour around Vietnam. Nervous about Vietnamese traffic? There’s safety in numbers in a Vietnam motorcycle tour.

For all the goss on Vietnam plus the lowdown on the best tours this country has to offer, call Student Flights. We’ve got sweet deals on stacks of Vietnam tour packages and will find the right Vietnam tour operator for you! Give Student Flights a call now on 1800 046 462.

Vietnam Tour Holiday Packages

  • Surviving the overnight sleeper train: Make nice with the locals. Offer them a Pringle and they'll probably share their entire homemade banquet. Break out the noise-cancelling headphones because there's bound to be some snorers onboard. Know at least one card game you can teach your new mates

    Riding the Reunification Train, 11 Days

    from $885*

    • 11 day tour departing Hanoi.
    • 2 nights accommodation on a Sleeper train.
    • 8 nights accommodation in Hotels.
    • 4 breakfasts and 1 lunch.
    • Sightseeing including entrance fees as applicable: One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton), Hai Van Pass, Hoi An's 'Old Town' , Cu Chi Tunnels.
    • Reunification Express journeys - Hanoi to Hue (overnight), Danang to Nha Trang (day) and Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City (overnight).
    • Local 'shopping' bike ride around Hue.
    • Dragon Boat cruise up the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda (with option to cycle back through the countryside).
    • Day cruise on the South China Sea in Nha Trang, with a freshly-caught seafood lunch included (non-seafood options available).
    • Services of a Geckos expert English-speaking local tour guides throughout the tour, and local site guides at some sites.
    • Transport by Bicycle, Boat, Bus,Train.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Hanoi - Hue - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City

    Day 1-2: Hanoi
    No, you're not seeing things. The hundreds of Vietnamese moving in slow motion on Hoan Kiem Lake are just doing tai chi. Bring back a one-off souvenir from the propaganda shop on Hang Bac.

    Day 3: Hue
    The Perfume River doesn't smell that great. Your Dragon Boat doesn't breathe fire. And the Forbidden Purple City isn't purple. These things happen. Mount local 'shopping' bikes and cycle down to the riverside. Place the bikes onboard a 'Dragon Boat', and enjoy a cruise up the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu pagoda. Choose to either cycle back into town from here, approximately 8km, or staying on the boat to head back down river to the Citadel. Spend a couple of hours exploring Hue's massive walled citadel and the Forbidden Purple Palace enclosed within. Perhaps cycle out to one of the Royal tombs such as the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, one of the best remaining examples of its kind.

    Day 4-6: Hoi An - Nha Trang
    Keep working on your bum groove during the long drive to Hoi An. If you've been wearing the same shirt every day, why not hit one of the same-day tailors and get yourself something new. If not for yourself, then for the people in your group who have to stare at you every day. Take a walking tour of Hoi An. Enjoy free time - there's such a broad choice of things to see and do, and they can all be experienced without difficulty. Perhaps rent bicycles and set off to explore the surrounding countryside, take a boat trip on the river, relax on the nearby beach, enjoy the cuisine on offer at some of the town's numerous cheap cafes or have some clothes made up. Why not venture further afield to Vietnam's world famous 'China Beach' and the adjacent Marble Mountains. An optional visit to the Kingdom of Champa, the ancient ruins at My Son, can be completed in half a day. Leave Hoi An and take the day train to Nha Trang.

    Day 7-8: Nha Trang
    Two full days to catch some rays, swim, snorkel and pig out on freshly caught seafood. Then it's back on the Reunification Express for one last ride. Enjoy plenty of time to worship the sun during two full days in Nha Trang. Head out onto the water for a day to cruise around the islands. Spend stacks of time swimming and snorkelling. Indulge in a lunchtime feast of freshly caught seafood and other delights for non-fish eaters. Board the Reunification Express and head towards Ho Chi Minh City.

    Day 9-11: Ho Chi Minh City
    Your hotel is smack bang in the hot zone, surrounded by friendly locals, to-die-for pho and Ben Thanh Market. Don't eat too much if you want to squeeze into the Cu Chi Tunnels. Crawl through a section of the Cu Chi Tunnels. Learn how the brave men and women of Cu Chi built underground hospitals, kitchens and meeting rooms during their struggle. Spend the last afternoon in Vietnam shopping in the city's main business district, or take a cyclo ride through the busy city streets to Ho Chi Minh City's Chinatown district, Cholon. Spend time exploring amazing Ho Chi Minh City. Trip ends after breakfast on day 11.

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  • This is your full-on trip up the coast of Vietnam and into Halong Bay. From hectic Ho Chi Minh City to historic Hanoi. Ready, set, pagoda.

    Vietnam in a Banana leaf, 15 Days

    from $995*

    • 15 day tour departing Ho Chi Minh City.
    • 3 nights accommodation on a Sleeper train.
    • 10 nights accommodation in Hotels.
    • 1 night accommodation Homestay.
    • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner.
    • Services of a Geckos expert English-speaking local tour guides throughout the tour, and local site guides at some sites.
    • Transport by Boat, Ferry, Private bus, Private vehicle, Sleeper train.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Nha Trang - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay

    Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City
    You know how when you're camping, you can sit and watch the fire crackle for hours? That's what it's like watching the traffic in Ho Chi Minh City. Grab an outside seat, a bowl of pho and prepare to be mesmerised. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. There will be a pre departure meeting at approx. 6pm tonight. Consider hiring a 'cyclo' (bicycle rickshaw) for touring the city sights (optional).

    Day 2-3: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City - overnight train
    Cruise the mighty Mekong River before spending the night with local friends on a homestay by the water. Take a boat down the Mekong River. It's an experience that will fill you with joy, as will staying with a local family in the evening. Head down to the Mekong Delta and visit Ben Tre. On arrival, board a private boat and cruise along the waterways to visit local cottage industries. Head to our overnight homestay along the water. Sleep on simple camp beds in dorm-style rooms. Bedding and mosquito nets are provided. Shared toilet and bathroom facilities are basic. Rise early and enjoy a simple breakfast before boarding the boat, and catching a bus back to Ho Chi Minh City. Board an overnight train to Nha Trang - conditions are basic, but this is the best way to travel long distances in Vietnam. The berths sleep 4- 6 and you may be sharing with locals and different genders.

    Day 4-5: Nha Trang - overnight train
    When you're lying on the beach and feeling peckish, it might be time to order fresh lobster. Pick a vendor, find the biggest lobster of the bunch and Bob's your uncle (or is he?) Enjoy plenty of time to worship the sun during two full days in Nha Trang. A great optional excursion (at additional cost) is a day to cruise around the islands where you spend stacks of time swimming and snorkelling and indulging in a lunchtime feast of freshly caught seafood. Board an overnight train to Danang.

    Day 6-8: Hoi An
    Cheap is definitely tasty in Hoi An. Now's your chance to try pho from the Motherland. Slurp away to your heart's content. Enjoy free time - there's such a broad choice of things to see and do, and they can all be experienced without difficulty. Perhaps join an optional Vietnamese cooking class? Perhaps rent bicycles and set off to explore the surrounding countryside, take a boat trip on the river, relax on the nearby beach, enjoy the cuisine on offer at some of the town's numerous cheap cafes or have some clothes made up. Why not venture further afield to Vietnam's world famous 'China Beach' (known locally as My Khe Beach) and the adjacent Marble Mountains. An optional visit to the Kingdom of Champa, the ancient ruins at My Son, can be completed in half a day.

    Day 9-11: Hue - overnight train
    Perhaps an optional bike ride in the countryside, then fill up on banh - Hue's very own steamed rice cakes with a little fish sauce or a dollop of chilli sauce. Travel across Hai Van Pass to the fishing village of Lang Co. After a quick stop, continue on to Hue (approx 5 hrs including stops). Enjoy some free time, perhaps visit the Dong Ba market. Check out the Forbidden Purple Palace and some royal tombs. Maybe take a Dragon Boat cruise up the Perfume River and also visit Thien Mu pagoda? Perhaps cycle out to one of the Royal tombs such as the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, one of the best remaining examples of its kind. Board overnight train to Hanoi.

    Day 12: Hanoi
    There's a big art scene here, so head to Art Vietnam in the West Lake area or Dong Phong Art Gallery in the French Quarter and pick up a memento before heading home.

    Day 13: Halong Bay
    Sure, the water looks a bit murky when you board your junk. But that's just because of all the other dirty, smelly boats stinking up the joint. Wait until you get out into the open - the water is so clear you'll be gagging for a swim. Which is exactly what we're gonna let you do. Drive through the Red River Delta to Halong Bay (approx 4 hrs), stop on the way for refreshments at a handicraft workshop run by disabled people. Halong Bay is a breathtaking secluded harbour with 2000 limestone islands rising from the water. Board a boat and cruise the bay with its limestone karsts rising from the clear emerald waters. Enjoy a seafood lunch onboard, explore some of the limestone caves in the area and go swimming during the warmer months. Stay on Cat Ba Island. The foreshore is a great place to have a drink and watch the sunset.

    Day 14-15: Hanoi
    Travel by ferry to Tuan Chau, then take the bus back to Hanoi. Feast your eyes and belly on the wondrous world of Hanoi once again. Do some final exploring or just grab a beer, Vietnamese coffee or freshly squeezed juice and get terminally chill. Enjoy some free time, wander around town and check out the lifestyles of Hanoi's people. Perhaps visit One Pillar Pagoda near the Soviet-inspired mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh or walk to the Temple of Literature - Vietnam's first educational institute. The trip ends in the morning on day 15.

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  • From chaotic Ho Chi Minh City to charming Hoi An, the imperial capital of Hue, vibrant Hanoi and the stunning natural beauty of Halong Bay, this trip has something for everyone.

    Vietnam on a Shoestring, 12 Days

    from $999*

    • 12 day tour departing Ho Chi Minh City.
    • 8 nights accommodation in simple hotels.
    • 3 nights accommodation on sleeper trains.
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch.
    • Halong Bay boat trip with lunch and guide.
    • Orientation walk around Hanoi's Old Quarter.
    • Two street food crawls.
    • Transport by train, local bus, air-con bus, walking, boat.
    • G Adventures Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
    • Small group experience; maximum 16, average 10.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang - Hoi An - Hue - Halong Bay - Hanoi

    Journey up the coast in this jam-packed introduction to the country's highlights and nightlife with other travellers your own age-so you can be sure to get down with others that'll keep up. Our CEOs will take you to the highlights on a shoestring and then let you loose so you can do what you really want.

    Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City
    Arrive at any time.

    Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City
    Option to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, War Remnants Museum, Colonial Quarter, or go shopping in Ben Thanh market. Overnight Train to Nha Trang.

    Day 3-4 Nha Trang
    Optional snorkelling boat trip, mud baths visit, motorbike tour of the area or relaxion by the beach. Overnight train to Hoi An on day 4.

    Day 5-6 Hoi An
    Opt to attend cooking class, visit My Son ruins, cycle to the beach, enjoy a river boat tour or explore the old town.

    Day 7-8 Hue
    Optional Citadel and Imperial Tombs tour, Perfume River boat trip or countryside motorbike tour. Overnight train to Hanoi on day 8.

    Day 9 Halong Bay/Bai Chai Harbour
    Visit Halong Bay for a seafood lunch cruise and cave visit.

    Day 10-11 Hanoi
    Explore Hanoi with an orientation walk through the old quarter. Option to see Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature and the Hoa Lo Prison or shop in the Old Quarter.

    Day 12 Hanoi
    Depart at any time.

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  • Surviving the overnight sleeper train: Make nice with the locals. Offer them a Pringle and they'll probably share their entire homemade banquet. Break out the noise-cancelling headphones because there's bound to be some snorers onboard. Know at least one card game you can teach your new mates

    Riding the Reunification Train, 11 Days

    from $885*

    • 11 day tour departing Hanoi.
    • 2 nights accommodation on a Sleeper train.
    • 8 nights accommodation in Hotels.
    • 4 breakfasts and 1 lunch.
    • Sightseeing including entrance fees as applicable: One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton), Hai Van Pass, Hoi An's 'Old Town' , Cu Chi Tunnels.
    • Reunification Express journeys - Hanoi to Hue (overnight), Danang to Nha Trang (day) and Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City (overnight).
    • Local 'shopping' bike ride around Hue.
    • Dragon Boat cruise up the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda (with option to cycle back through the countryside).
    • Day cruise on the South China Sea in Nha Trang, with a freshly-caught seafood lunch included (non-seafood options available).
    • Services of a Geckos expert English-speaking local tour guides throughout the tour, and local site guides at some sites.
    • Transport by Bicycle, Boat, Bus,Train.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Hanoi - Hue - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City

    Day 1-2: Hanoi
    No, you're not seeing things. The hundreds of Vietnamese moving in slow motion on Hoan Kiem Lake are just doing tai chi. Bring back a one-off souvenir from the propaganda shop on Hang Bac.

    Day 3: Hue
    The Perfume River doesn't smell that great. Your Dragon Boat doesn't breathe fire. And the Forbidden Purple City isn't purple. These things happen. Mount local 'shopping' bikes and cycle down to the riverside. Place the bikes onboard a 'Dragon Boat', and enjoy a cruise up the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu pagoda. Choose to either cycle back into town from here, approximately 8km, or staying on the boat to head back down river to the Citadel. Spend a couple of hours exploring Hue's massive walled citadel and the Forbidden Purple Palace enclosed within. Perhaps cycle out to one of the Royal tombs such as the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, one of the best remaining examples of its kind.

    Day 4-6: Hoi An - Nha Trang
    Keep working on your bum groove during the long drive to Hoi An. If you've been wearing the same shirt every day, why not hit one of the same-day tailors and get yourself something new. If not for yourself, then for the people in your group who have to stare at you every day. Take a walking tour of Hoi An. Enjoy free time - there's such a broad choice of things to see and do, and they can all be experienced without difficulty. Perhaps rent bicycles and set off to explore the surrounding countryside, take a boat trip on the river, relax on the nearby beach, enjoy the cuisine on offer at some of the town's numerous cheap cafes or have some clothes made up. Why not venture further afield to Vietnam's world famous 'China Beach' and the adjacent Marble Mountains. An optional visit to the Kingdom of Champa, the ancient ruins at My Son, can be completed in half a day. Leave Hoi An and take the day train to Nha Trang.

    Day 7-8: Nha Trang
    Two full days to catch some rays, swim, snorkel and pig out on freshly caught seafood. Then it's back on the Reunification Express for one last ride. Enjoy plenty of time to worship the sun during two full days in Nha Trang. Head out onto the water for a day to cruise around the islands. Spend stacks of time swimming and snorkelling. Indulge in a lunchtime feast of freshly caught seafood and other delights for non-fish eaters. Board the Reunification Express and head towards Ho Chi Minh City.

    Day 9-11: Ho Chi Minh City
    Your hotel is smack bang in the hot zone, surrounded by friendly locals, to-die-for pho and Ben Thanh Market. Don't eat too much if you want to squeeze into the Cu Chi Tunnels. Crawl through a section of the Cu Chi Tunnels. Learn how the brave men and women of Cu Chi built underground hospitals, kitchens and meeting rooms during their struggle. Spend the last afternoon in Vietnam shopping in the city's main business district, or take a cyclo ride through the busy city streets to Ho Chi Minh City's Chinatown district, Cholon. Spend time exploring amazing Ho Chi Minh City. Trip ends after breakfast on day 11.

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  • This is your full-on trip up the coast of Vietnam and into Halong Bay. From hectic Ho Chi Minh City to historic Hanoi. Ready, set, pagoda.

    Vietnam in a Banana leaf, 15 Days

    from $995*

    • 15 day tour departing Ho Chi Minh City.
    • 3 nights accommodation on a Sleeper train.
    • 10 nights accommodation in Hotels.
    • 1 night accommodation Homestay.
    • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner.
    • Services of a Geckos expert English-speaking local tour guides throughout the tour, and local site guides at some sites.
    • Transport by Boat, Ferry, Private bus, Private vehicle, Sleeper train.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Nha Trang - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay

    Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City
    You know how when you're camping, you can sit and watch the fire crackle for hours? That's what it's like watching the traffic in Ho Chi Minh City. Grab an outside seat, a bowl of pho and prepare to be mesmerised. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. There will be a pre departure meeting at approx. 6pm tonight. Consider hiring a 'cyclo' (bicycle rickshaw) for touring the city sights (optional).

    Day 2-3: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City - overnight train
    Cruise the mighty Mekong River before spending the night with local friends on a homestay by the water. Take a boat down the Mekong River. It's an experience that will fill you with joy, as will staying with a local family in the evening. Head down to the Mekong Delta and visit Ben Tre. On arrival, board a private boat and cruise along the waterways to visit local cottage industries. Head to our overnight homestay along the water. Sleep on simple camp beds in dorm-style rooms. Bedding and mosquito nets are provided. Shared toilet and bathroom facilities are basic. Rise early and enjoy a simple breakfast before boarding the boat, and catching a bus back to Ho Chi Minh City. Board an overnight train to Nha Trang - conditions are basic, but this is the best way to travel long distances in Vietnam. The berths sleep 4- 6 and you may be sharing with locals and different genders.

    Day 4-5: Nha Trang - overnight train
    When you're lying on the beach and feeling peckish, it might be time to order fresh lobster. Pick a vendor, find the biggest lobster of the bunch and Bob's your uncle (or is he?) Enjoy plenty of time to worship the sun during two full days in Nha Trang. A great optional excursion (at additional cost) is a day to cruise around the islands where you spend stacks of time swimming and snorkelling and indulging in a lunchtime feast of freshly caught seafood. Board an overnight train to Danang.

    Day 6-8: Hoi An
    Cheap is definitely tasty in Hoi An. Now's your chance to try pho from the Motherland. Slurp away to your heart's content. Enjoy free time - there's such a broad choice of things to see and do, and they can all be experienced without difficulty. Perhaps join an optional Vietnamese cooking class? Perhaps rent bicycles and set off to explore the surrounding countryside, take a boat trip on the river, relax on the nearby beach, enjoy the cuisine on offer at some of the town's numerous cheap cafes or have some clothes made up. Why not venture further afield to Vietnam's world famous 'China Beach' (known locally as My Khe Beach) and the adjacent Marble Mountains. An optional visit to the Kingdom of Champa, the ancient ruins at My Son, can be completed in half a day.

    Day 9-11: Hue - overnight train
    Perhaps an optional bike ride in the countryside, then fill up on banh - Hue's very own steamed rice cakes with a little fish sauce or a dollop of chilli sauce. Travel across Hai Van Pass to the fishing village of Lang Co. After a quick stop, continue on to Hue (approx 5 hrs including stops). Enjoy some free time, perhaps visit the Dong Ba market. Check out the Forbidden Purple Palace and some royal tombs. Maybe take a Dragon Boat cruise up the Perfume River and also visit Thien Mu pagoda? Perhaps cycle out to one of the Royal tombs such as the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, one of the best remaining examples of its kind. Board overnight train to Hanoi.

    Day 12: Hanoi
    There's a big art scene here, so head to Art Vietnam in the West Lake area or Dong Phong Art Gallery in the French Quarter and pick up a memento before heading home.

    Day 13: Halong Bay
    Sure, the water looks a bit murky when you board your junk. But that's just because of all the other dirty, smelly boats stinking up the joint. Wait until you get out into the open - the water is so clear you'll be gagging for a swim. Which is exactly what we're gonna let you do. Drive through the Red River Delta to Halong Bay (approx 4 hrs), stop on the way for refreshments at a handicraft workshop run by disabled people. Halong Bay is a breathtaking secluded harbour with 2000 limestone islands rising from the water. Board a boat and cruise the bay with its limestone karsts rising from the clear emerald waters. Enjoy a seafood lunch onboard, explore some of the limestone caves in the area and go swimming during the warmer months. Stay on Cat Ba Island. The foreshore is a great place to have a drink and watch the sunset.

    Day 14-15: Hanoi
    Travel by ferry to Tuan Chau, then take the bus back to Hanoi. Feast your eyes and belly on the wondrous world of Hanoi once again. Do some final exploring or just grab a beer, Vietnamese coffee or freshly squeezed juice and get terminally chill. Enjoy some free time, wander around town and check out the lifestyles of Hanoi's people. Perhaps visit One Pillar Pagoda near the Soviet-inspired mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh or walk to the Temple of Literature - Vietnam's first educational institute. The trip ends in the morning on day 15.

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  • From chaotic Ho Chi Minh City to charming Hoi An, the imperial capital of Hue, vibrant Hanoi and the stunning natural beauty of Halong Bay, this trip has something for everyone.

    Vietnam on a Shoestring, 12 Days

    from $999*

    • 12 day tour departing Ho Chi Minh City.
    • 8 nights accommodation in simple hotels.
    • 3 nights accommodation on sleeper trains.
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch.
    • Halong Bay boat trip with lunch and guide.
    • Orientation walk around Hanoi's Old Quarter.
    • Two street food crawls.
    • Transport by train, local bus, air-con bus, walking, boat.
    • G Adventures Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
    • Small group experience; maximum 16, average 10.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang - Hoi An - Hue - Halong Bay - Hanoi

    Journey up the coast in this jam-packed introduction to the country's highlights and nightlife with other travellers your own age-so you can be sure to get down with others that'll keep up. Our CEOs will take you to the highlights on a shoestring and then let you loose so you can do what you really want.

    Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City
    Arrive at any time.

    Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City
    Option to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, War Remnants Museum, Colonial Quarter, or go shopping in Ben Thanh market. Overnight Train to Nha Trang.

    Day 3-4 Nha Trang
    Optional snorkelling boat trip, mud baths visit, motorbike tour of the area or relaxion by the beach. Overnight train to Hoi An on day 4.

    Day 5-6 Hoi An
    Opt to attend cooking class, visit My Son ruins, cycle to the beach, enjoy a river boat tour or explore the old town.

    Day 7-8 Hue
    Optional Citadel and Imperial Tombs tour, Perfume River boat trip or countryside motorbike tour. Overnight train to Hanoi on day 8.

    Day 9 Halong Bay/Bai Chai Harbour
    Visit Halong Bay for a seafood lunch cruise and cave visit.

    Day 10-11 Hanoi
    Explore Hanoi with an orientation walk through the old quarter. Option to see Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature and the Hoa Lo Prison or shop in the Old Quarter.

    Day 12 Hanoi
    Depart at any time.

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  • Travel from historical Hanoi to modern Ho Chi Minh City

    Vietnam Express Southbound, 10 Days

    from $1,150*

    • 10 day tour departing Hanoi.
    • 7 nights accommodation in Hotels.
    • 1 night onboard an Overnight boat.
    • 1 night onboard an Overnight sleeper train.
    • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners.
    • Intrepid tour leader.
    • Transport by Boat, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private Bus, Private minibus, Private vehicle.
    • Included activities:8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise, HCMC - City tour, HCMC - KOTO dinner, HCMC - Mekong Delta day trip, HCMC - War Remnants Museum, Hoi An - Ancient town, Hue - Imperial citadel, Hue - Perfume river cruise and Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue - Royal tomb.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City

    Capture the spirit of magical Vietnam on this compact tour from the colonial charm of Hanoi to the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. Sip coffee with locals in Hanoi and shop up a storm in the Old Quarter, cruise along emerald waters on a Halong Bay boat trip, travel through old-world Hue and Hoi An, and get lost in the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. This is an adventure full of beauty and contrast that introduces Vietnam as a country of incredible food, lively locals, stunning scenery and cosmopolitan cities.

    Day 1 Hanoi
    Hanoi is famous for its tranquil lake settings, French-colonial architecture, ancient temples, delectable cuisine and as the resting place of the revered former leader, Ho Chi Minh.

    Days 2-3 Halong Bay/Overnight train
    Halong Bay is a place of surreal beauty, with ethereal limestone islands jutting out of jade waters and atmospheric caves and grottoes carved out by time. In the evening we enjoy a performance of the unique Water Puppets.

    Days 4-5 Hue
    As the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and is a curious mix of bustling streets and tranquil settings.

    Days 6-7 Hoi An
    With lantern-lit streets, vibrant markets, skilled tailors, artisan shops, ancient houses, colourful temples and beautiful smiles, Hoi An is a Vietnamese wonderland.

    Days 8-10 Ho Chi Minh City
    Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture.

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  • The ultimate south to north adventure tour of Vietnam

    Best of Vietnam, 20 Days

    from $1,850*

    • 20 day tour departing Ho Chi Minh City.
    • 1 nights accommodation in a Homestay.
    • 16 nights accommodation in Hotels.
    • 1 night onboard an Overnight boat.
    • 1 night onboard an Overnight sleeper train.
    • 18 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners.
    • Intrepid tour leader.
    • Transport by Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Private vehicle.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Dalat - Nha Trang - Quy Nhon - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay

    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. This was our first trip to Vietnam and many say it remains our best.

    Days 1-2 Ho Chi Minh City
    Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture. A marvel of human survival, the Cu Chi Tunnels are a fascinating network of tunnels and rooms that helped the Viet Cong fight and survive the Vietnam War.

    Day 3 Mekong Delta Homestay
    The Mekong Delta is the lifeblood of South-East Asia, and this fertile region within Vietnam is a maze of canals brimming with life, markets and tropical foods.

    Day 4 Ho Chi Minh City
    Activity in the delta starts at dawn, so we'll be up early. After breakfast, we visit the busy Cai Be floating market. With countless food stalls, restaurants, museums and markets, the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City have something for everyone to enjoy.

    Days 5-6 Dalat
    With an appealing Swiss-French feel, along with pleasant lakes, palaces, flower gardens and pagodas, Dalat is often called the 'city of eternal spring' for its temperate climate.

    Days 7-8 Nha Trang
    Nha Trang is a charming town on Vietnam's southeast coast with pristine beaches, consistently good weather, a vibrant nightlife and excellent diving.

    Day 9 Quy Nhon
    Sitting on the Vietnamese coast, Quy Nhon has great beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, few tourists and a relaxed pace of life.

    Days 10-12 Hoi An
    With lantern-lit streets, vibrant markets, skilled tailors, artisan shops, ancient houses, colourful temples and beautiful smiles, Hoi An is a Vietnamese wonderland.

    Days 13-15 Hue
    As the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and is a curious mix of bustling streets and tranquil settings.

    Day 16 Hanoi
    In the evening we enjoy a performance of the unique Water Puppets. Hanoi is famous for its tranquil lake settings, French-colonial architecture, ancient temples, delectable cuisine and as the resting place of the revered former leader, Ho Chi Minh.

    Day 17 Cuc Phuong National Park
    With great trekking, an inspiring animal rescue centre, beautiful botanical gardens and a diversity of staggering landscapes, Cuc Phuong National Park is completely captivating.

    Day 18 Halong Bay
    Halong Bay is a place of surreal beauty, with ethereal limestone islands jutting out of jade waters and atmospheric caves and grottoes carved out by time.

    Days 19-20 Hanoi
    With a vibrant Old Quarter to explore, delicious food to discover and a city where ancient meets modern with ease, no wonder Hanoi is a favourite with travellers.

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  • An unforgettable north to south cycling tour of vibrant Vietnam

    Cycle Vietnam, 15 Days

    from $2,365*

    • 15 day tour departing Hanoi.
    • 1 nights accommodation in a Homestay.
    • 11 nights accommodation in Hotels.
    • 1 nights accommodation onboard an Overnight sleeper train.
    • 1 nights accommodation in a Resort.
    • 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 2 dinners.
    • Intrepid tour leader.
    • Transport by Bicycle, Boat, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Hue - Hoi An - Quy Nhon - Nha Trang - Dalat - Ke Ga - Ho Chi Minh City

    More than 30 million Vietnamese can't be wrong - handle-bar height gives you the best view of Vietnam Our cycling tour through this mesmerising country provides opportunities to meet the locals and experience their culture in a way that wouldn't otherwise be possible. So come with us and get active as we travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, down country lanes and over spectacular mountain passes. And, of course, all the exercise gives you the perfect excuse to indulge in delicious Vietnamese cuisine.

    Days 1-2 Hanoi
    With a vibrant Old Quarter to explore, delicious food to discover and a city where ancient meets modern with ease, no wonder Hanoi is a favourite with travellers.

    Day 3 Mai Chau
    Misty mountains, emerald green rice paddies, stilted houses and smiling hilltribe locals inhabit the delightful town of Mai Chau, a slice of rural paradise.

    Day 4 Ninh Binh
    Ninh Binh is picture-perfect Vietnam - lush green fields, towering limestone mountains, tranquil waterways, charming historic sites and friendly locals.

    Day 5 Ninh Binh/overnight train
    From Ninh Binh, explore Tam Coc and ancient Hoa Lu. Settle in on an overnight train to Hue.

    Day 6 Hue
    As the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and is a curious mix of bustling streets and tranquil settings.

    Days 7-8 Hoi An
    With lantern-lit streets, vibrant markets, skilled tailors, artisan shops, ancient houses, colourful temples and beautiful smiles, Hoi An is a Vietnamese wonderland.

    Day 9 Quy Nhon
    Sitting on the Vietnamese coast, Quy Nhon has great beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, few tourists and a relaxed pace of life.

    Days 10-11 Nha Trang
    Nha Trang is a charming town on Vietnam's southeast coast with pristine beaches, consistently good weather, a vibrant nightlife and excellent diving.

    Day 12 Dalat
    With an appealing Swiss-French feel, along with pleasant lakes, palaces, flower gardens and pagodas, Dalat is often called the 'city of eternal spring' for its temperate climate.

    Day 13 Ke Ga
    Make the journey to Bao Dai's regal summer palace before discovering the wacky and weird architecture of Hang Nga Crazy House. Echoing Gauldi's unconventional designs, and described as a 'fairytale house', explore the twisted tree roots, cave shaped hallways and animal themed rooms of this surreal guesthouse. Pedal to Ke Ga, another delightful seaside village.

    Days 14-15 Ho Chi Minh City
    Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture.


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  • Adventure through Vietnam

    Hanoi & Halong Bay Experience, 4 Days

    from $399*

    • 4 day tour departing Hanoi.
    • 2 nights accommodation in Hotels, 1 night onboard a private air-conditioned cabin on Halong Bay boat.
    • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner (Allow USD60-90* for meals not included).
    • Service of Local guides.
    • Transport by Van, boat.
    • Arrival transfer, Halong Bay cruise and tour.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Hanoi - Halong Bay

    A city of Parisian charm and grace with an Asian edge, Hanoi is an enthralling blend of East and West and a rising star in South East Asia. Vietnam's capital has much to explore-museums, parks, history and culture abound.

    Don't forget to check out the local cuisine and enjoy the nightlife in this busy city. Next, visit stunning Halong Bay and overnight on a junk boat (a traditional Asian vessel) whilst cruising among the bay's 3000 islands rising dramatically from the emerald waters.

    Day 1 Hanoi
    Arrive in Hanoi at any time.

    Day 2 Halong Bay
    Aboard a traditional 'Junk' boat learn about the local legends surrounding the bay whilst taking in the scenery and enjoying magnificent meals.

    Day 3 Hanoi
    After spending the morning aboard the boat transfer back to Hanoi and take in some of the sights of the capital.

    Day 4 Depart Hanoi
    Hanoi at any time.

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