If the thought of just 9 days in Vietnam leaves you wanting more exploration, adventure and culture; this is the trip for you! You’ll enjoy all that the Vietnam 9 day venture has to offer, with an added 3 days soaking up Southern Vietnam. Your tour will see you underground exploring historic tunnels, travelling by boat and canoe through deltas overhung by lush greenery and of course, immersing yourself in Vietnam's vibrant culture.
All about the 9 day Vietnam Intro
Enjoy all that the Vietnam venture has to offer immersing yourself in Vietnam's vibrant culture.
You’ll discover crazy Hanoi, experience the stunning Ha Long Bay, stay on your own private island, go sea kayaking, crab fishing with traditional fisherman, soak up fascinating local culture, learn to cook delicious Vietnamese food, relax on beautiful beaches, party the night away and much more!
Travelling to a new country with a different language and culture can be challenging. But by doing Vietnam Intro you don't need to worry about a thing! You'll have an awesome Group Leader with you from the moment you arrive, who'll be there to help you with everything you need, including any of your onward travel after Vietnam Intro.
9 day Vietnam Intro
Tour itinerary - 9 Days
Today you will arrive into Hanoi and meet your new group of friends. Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital city, full of amazing architecture down its narrow streets. After picking you up at Hanoi airport we take you to our hostel. Recover here from the flight and then meet the group. We have a group dinner, your first taste of the wonderful Vietnamese cuisine and then we head out to experience some of Hanoi’s nightlife.
Today it’s time to explore Hanoi. We take a Rickshaw tour of the city, in and out of the bustling streets. You can taste local street food, soak in the culture and experience daily life in this fascinating city. (B, L)
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay - We board our boat and travel along the characteristic Emerald Green waters of Asia, before arriving in the beautiful Ha Long Bay. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is Vietnam’s premier natural destination, boasting breathtaking views and picturesque landscapes. The warm waters are scattered with towering islands and provide the perfect opportunity for swimming, kayaking, caving and the chance to do some nighttime squidding! Our boat will be your home for the next 3 days and 2 nights, spend the night on the boat under the stars. (B,L,D)
Ha Long Bay Private Island Stay
Spend a day in Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a seasoned breakfast before spending your day at the heart of Ha Long bay, revelling in its natural beauty and vast untouched landscapes. Chill out, work on your tan and enjoy your time on our stunning private island. (B, L)
Ha Long Bay & Ninh Binh Homestay
We depart the Ha Long Bay boat mid-morning and head to the beautiful countryside of Ninh Binh. This landscape has endless rice paddie fields and epic limestone mountains. At Ninh Binh we stay at a homestay and once you are all settled in there we will watch the sunset over this unique and peaceful part of the world. (L)
Ninh Binh & Overnight Train
Today we enjoy scenic views of Vietnam's Ninh Binh. You will take a bike ride through the countryside before boarding a local row boat. Here we cruise the canals and caves. In the evening we we travel by train to Hoi An overnight. (B)
Arrive in Hoi An
Hoi An’s World Heritage listing is no surprise, as the city is a showcase of both natural wonders and amazing architecture. You can spend the day exploring Hoi An. Checking out the small shops where you can get clothes made, from a selection of designs and colourful cloths. Go for traditional spring rolls for lunch. Then spend the afternoon sitting in one of the small cafes and watch the world pass you by whilst you enjoy a traditional drip Vietnamese coffee. In the evening walk along the river and marvel at the lanterns. (B)
Hoi An, Basket Boat Tour with Crab Fishing and Cooking Class
Be guided through coconut groves by traditional fishermen while you try your hand at some crab fishing. We’ll then learn the secrets of preparing delicious Vietnamese food with a traditional cooking class. (B,L)
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Trip Finishes
After a quick transfer back to Da Nang we catch a short flight to the southern city of Ho Chi Minh City and arrive early afternoon. You’ll explore this busy, vibrant town and experience Vietnam’s chaotic market life. The markets offer a perfect chance to grab a last minute gift or travel trinket. Tonight you’ll sit back and enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers, exchanging stories and photos. Your Vietnam venture comes to an end today! Your guide will be on hand to help with your next travel destination. (B)
|Tour code: VIETNAM9|
Sep 2, 7, 11, 15, 19, 24, 28
Oct 2, 6, 11, 15, 19, 23, 28
Nov 1, 5, 9 14, 18, 22, 26
Dec 1, 5, 9, 12
Feb 4,8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28
Mar 2, 6, 8, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30
Apr 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 30
May 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 30
Jun 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 30
Jul 3, 7, 9 11, 15, 17, 19, 23, 27, 30
Aug 3, 5, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 30
Sep 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 30
Oct 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 28
Nov 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26
Dec 1, 5, 9, 12
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- All other meals, drinks and travel insurance (compulsory) are not included
- Group leaders will assist passengers with their transfers and further travel
- We recommend arriving into Hanoi on the start date as there are no included activities this day
- Visa is not included. It's your responsibility to ensure you have appropriate documentation for entry into Vietnam.
- Please advise at time of booking your name as per passport, your passport number, validity and nationality.
- 2 nights mixed dorm hostel in Hanoi, 1 night twin or triple share overnight boat, 1 night mixed dorm on a private island, 1-night twin or triple share local homestay, 1 night in 4 share cabin overnight train, 2 nights twin or triple-share hotel in Hoi An.
- Travel Insurance for Vietnam is compulsory to join Vietnam Intro. Your Group Leader will ask to see proof of your cover before your trip begins.
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