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12 Days VietnamIntro

- Cruise on a rickshaw through the crazy capital of Hanoi, meet the friendly locals, sample the delicious street food and immerse yourself in the fascinating daily life of this awesome city. - Experience the heritage listed and stunning natural wonder of Ha Long Bay, cruise on beautiful emerald green waters through towering limestone islands topped with rainforest, go kayaking, caving and even try some night time squid fishing! - Wander through Hoi An, Vietnam’s most relaxed and beautiful town, take a bicycle tour through the countryside before being guided through coconut groves by traditional fisherman and going crab fishing! - See how the locals live, visit a honeybee farm and coconut village as you explore the incredibly lush green beauty of the Mekong Delta by traditional canoe.

  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Supplier Tour ID: HANDAY/206546
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Finishes: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • Hanoi



Day 1

Arrive and meet the Group
We`ll pick you up from the airport and take you to the Hostel in Hanoi. You`ll then have plenty of time to recover from your long flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group. We then head out for dinner and to experience some of Hanoi’s best nightlife!


Day 2

Discover Hanoi
Discover what makes the chaotic capital of Vietnam so special in a Rickshaw and Walking Tour of the city. Experience the bustling streets, fascinating culture and delicious street food. (B, L)


Day 3

Ha Long Bay
We’ll depart early for our amazing 3 Day / 2 Night overnight boat trip to the stunning natural wonder of Ha Long Bay. We’ll cruise on beautiful emerald green waters on our traditional Vietnamese ‘junk’ boat through towering limestone islands topped with rainforest. We’ll go explore Ha Long Bay by kayak then spend the night on the boat under the stars. (B, L, D)


Day 4

Ha Long Bay
Continue soaking up the natural beauty of Ha Long Bay throughout the day before arriving at our own private island! Chill out in a hammock, play some beach volleyball or just relax on the beach and work on your tan. (B, L, D)


Day 5

Ha Long Bay & Ninh Binh Homestay
We’ll arrive back from Ha Long Bay mid-morning and then head south to the beautiful countryside of Ninh Binh, a landscape of endless rice paddies and epic limestone mountains. Check in to our unique and amazing local homestay and watch the sunset whilst relaxing in our private riverside bungalows for the evening. (B, L)


Day 6

Ninh Binh & Overnight Train
Today we explore the best of the amazing Ninh Binh. We’ll take a bike ride through the countryside before boarding a local row boat and cruising a network of rivers and caves. After some lunch we’ll tackle the iconic 450 steps of the Dragon Mountain Viewpoint for sunset. We’ll then freshenup before boarding the overnight train south to Hoi An. (B)


Day 7

Arrive in Hoi An
We’ll arrive early morning in Da Nang before taking a short bus ride to Hoi An, one of the most beautiful and fascinating towns in Vietnam. You’ll have time in the afternoon to chill out, do some shopping or even get some clothes made. We then head out and experience some of Hoi An’s amazing nightlife!


Day 8

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)


Day 9

Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
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 to discover more of Ho Chi Minh City. (B)


Day 10

Mekong Delta
We’ll explore the incredibly lush green beauty of the Mekong Delta by traditional canoe, see how the locals live, visit local villages and experience daily life on the Mekong. We then stay overnight in the Delta. (B)


Day 11

Cu Chi Tunnels
Today we’ll explore more of the Mekong before making our way to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an amazing network of underground tunnels used as supply routes, hideouts and living quarters by guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam War, a fascinating and eye-opening experience. We’ll arrive back to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon before heading out for our farewell dinner and party! (B, D)


Day 12

Check Out and Onward Travel Help
Your amazing 12 day adventure comes to an end. You can either check out and make your way back home, stay on longer in Vietnam or continue your travels with the new friends you’ve made! (B)

    • Airport pickup
    • 11 nights accommodation
    • Walking & Rickshaw Tour of Hanoi
    • Local Markets
    • Night out in Hanoi
    • 3 Day / 2 Night Ha Long Bay Boat trip with overnight stay on Private Island
    • Kayaking
    • Local Homestay in Ninh Binh
    • Bicycle Tour
    • River Boat Trip
    • Dragon Mountain Viewpoint
    • Cooking Class
    • Traditional Crab Fishing Basket Boat Tour
    • Night out in Ho Chi Minh City
    • Overnight Mekong Delta Experience
    • Local village visit
    • Cu Chi Tunnels tour
    • All transport
    • Some meals
    • Experienced western Group Leader and local guides
    • Onward travel help & planning
    • 24/7 support after the trip finishes

      2 nights mixed dorm hostel in Hanoi, 1 night twin or triple share overnight boat, 1 night mixed dorm on 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, 2 nights twin or triple share hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, 1 night twin or triple share hotel in Mekong Delta.
      Note: twin share option includes multi-share accommodation for 2 nights in Hanoi and on overnight train. Private room upgrade may be available in Hanoi at time of check-in for an additional local payment

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