12 Day Vietnam Experience - Vietnam Intro

Fancy some delicious food, amazing locals, incredible sights and mind-blowing culture? We thought so. Welcome to Vietnam! Explore the best of the North and South on this 12 day tour that will hit all the highlights! 


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  • 9-day trip plus 3 more amazing days in Southern Vietnam
  • Explore the backstreets of hanoi 
  • Cruise Ha Long Bay
  • Discover the secret underground world created during the Vietnam War known as the Cu Chi tunnels
  • Explore the vast maze of rivers and lush green rice fields of the famous Mekong Delta
  • Visit a traditional local village.


  • Airport pickup
  • All activities
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • All transport
  • 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners 
  • Pre-departure visa letter
  • Experienced Group Leader and Local Guides.

Day 1: VietnamIntro Begins!  - 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 flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group.

Day 2: Discover Hanoi – Discover what makes the chaotic capital of Vietnam so special with a Walking & Rickshaw Tour of the city. Experience the bustling streets, fascinating culture and delicious street food.  We then head out for dinner and experience some of Hanoi’s best nightlife. (Breakfast included)

Day 3: Ha Long Bay Overnight Boat – We’ll depart early for our amazing 3 Day / 2 Night 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. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)

Day 4: Ha Long Bay Private Island Stay – 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 freshen up before boarding the overnight train south to Hoi An. (B)

Day 7: Arrive in Hoi An – We’ll arrive early morning in Danang 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! (B)

Day 8: Hoi An, Basket Boat Tour with Crab Fishing & 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 Danang we catch a short flight to the southern city of Ho Chi Minh City and arrive early afternoon. (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. A fascinating network of underground tunnels used as supply routes, hideouts and living quarters by guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam War. 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 our help and the new friends you’ve made! (B)

Note: Sometimes it rains in Vietnam so we keep the itinerary flexible and may need to make changes occasionally. If we are unable to do a particular activity due to bad weather we will replace it with another activity of equal or greater value. 

Departs: Hanoi 

Finishes: Ho Chi Minh City 


2017 departures

Dec 4, 9

2018 departures

Jan 4, 7, 11, 21, 25, 28

Feb 26

Mar 1, 4, 10, 15, 18, 22, 27, 31

April 4, 7, 14, 20, 23, 27

May 2, 8, 11, 15, 20, 25, 29

June 2, 7, 13, 16, 20, 26

July 1, 4, 7, 13, 19, 21, 24, 31

Aug 5, 8, 12, 18, 22, 26, 30

Sep 4, 10, 13, 16, 22, 28

Oct 1, 4, 10, 16, 20, 23, 27

Nov 2, 7, 10, 13, 18, 25

Dec 1, 3, 6, 11


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