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Highlights
  • Experience bustling hanoi
  • Sail on a junk boat through halong bay
  • Shop in romantic hoi an
  • Squeeze through the cu chi tunnels
  • Sip vietnamese iced coffee
  • People-watch in hectic saigon

Sail through limestone karsts aboard a traditional junk boat and walk the streets of imperial capitals. From vibrant Hanoi, the natural beauty of Halong Bay, the atmospheric imperial capital of Hue and the charms of Hoi An to the modern day life of Saigon, experience the energy of Vietnam in 10 jam-packed days. An experienced CEO will lead you to must-see highlights but allow plenty of time for you to do your own thing.

Trip Description
Classic Vietnam Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Teenage Adventure
 
Travel Theme
Countries
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

42,855
G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
100% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 32,586 Great 10,221 Average 4 Disappointing 1 Terrible 4
Value
4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
4.8
Classic Vietnam Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Teenage Adventure

S

Recommends

The tour was brilliantly put together and run expertly by our CEO Ronnie allowing me to see the highlights of a spectacular country in a relatively short space of time December 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
A well organised trip that had loads of brilliant activities in stunning locations , led brillianty by our CEO Ronnie

Operator G Adventures

J

Recommends

The guide, Thien. unparalleled in everything he did. If all of your staff are like that then I would tell everyone to go. December 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Life changing.

Operator G Adventures

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Recommends

Structure, flexibility, group size, price, tour guide knowledge December 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Great adventures, food, new experiences and memories made with new friends from around the world.

Operator G Adventures

E

Recommends

We enjoyed the trip very much. Everything went well. Everyday was different and interesting. December 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was excellent overall and I will consider joining other G-adventures tours in the future.

Operator G Adventures

K

Recommends

Had an excellent experience on the trip, so would be sure to recommend to a friend or family. December 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had a remarkable trip away. Looking back through the photographs now we are home we did so much in the time frame, and covered so much ground. The group and our tour guide Phong were fantastic. Would definitely book with G adventures again.
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Operator G Adventures

Itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi

Arrive in bustling Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. As passengers will be arriving at various times today, there are no planned activities. At the welcome meeting, the CEO will ask to see your travel insurance, double check your Vietnam visa, and complete some other paper work. Please note that most nationalities require a visa to enter Vietnam. Please double check this with your travel agent or local Vietnamese Embassy. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Hanoi/Ha Long (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel by private transport to Bai Chay harbour, the entry point to Ha Long Bay and the overnight cruise. Included Activities: Halong Bay Overnight Cruise Transport: Private Vehicle Junk

Day 3 Ha Long/Huế (1B, 1L)

After an early lunch on board the boat, head back to Hanoi. Enjoy some last minute shopping, before boarding a sleeper train to Hue. Transport: Private Vehicle Basic overnight train (beds)

Day 4 Huế

Arrive early on Day 4 into Hue, once the imperial capital of Vietnam. After checking in to the hotel, start the day with a visit to the wonderful Tien Mu Pagoda. Then visit a tomb of one of Vietnam’s former emperors. Afterwards, choose to enjoy a vegetarian lunch at a local nunnery. There is also an option to head out by bike to explore the local countryside. In the evening, take the chance to try some local Hue specialties such as banh khoai (Hue savoury pancakes), and banh bot loc boc tom thit (thin rice paper filled with meat and shrimp). Yum! Included Activities: Tien Mu Pagoda Visit Imperial Citadel Tour Royal Tombs Visit

Day 5 Huế/Hoi An (1B)

In the morning, start the day touring the wonderful ruins of the Imperial Citadel, from where the whole of Vietnam was once ruled. In the late morning, begin the drive to Hoi An. After crossing over the Hai Van Pass, with fantastic views in all directions, stop at Lang Co beach, arriving in Hoi An in the afternoon for a 3-night stay. Transport: Private Vehicle

Days 6-7 Hoi An

Spend 2 full days exploring all Hoi An has to offer. Dive into the culture, hang out on the beach, get clothes tailor-made in one of the many shops around town or visit one of the local G Adventures-supported projects bringing employment to the city.

Day 8 Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City (1B)

Drive to Da Nang for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City, once the capital of South Vietnam and the country’s commercial centre. Start exploring the small alleys and busy streets keeping an eye out for laquerware shops and delicious local food stalls. Transport: Plane

Day 9 Ho Chi Minh City (1B)

With some free time in the city, opt to visit the Thien Hau and Giac Vien pagodas and stroll through the immense Ben Thanh Market. Also well worth a visit are the Reunification Palace (the residence of South Vietnam presidents before 1975), the city's Chinese quarter of Cholon, and the War Remnants Museum. Included Activities: Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour

Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City (1B)

After breakfast, the tour ends and you are free to depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 1,099

Price Per Day:

$ 110 per person
 
Departure Tax is included in all International and Domestic tickets in China, Thailand & Vietnam.
Details
Trip Includes
  • Halong Bay caves entrance
  • Halong Bay boat cruise with seafood lunch and dinner
  • Imperial Citadel and Tomb entrance (Hue)
  • Cu Chi Tunnels entrance and tour (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportTrain, local bus, air-con bus, boat, cyclo, plane.Train travel in Vietnam is very basic and train cleanliness is often not a priority for train staff. Sleeper trains normally have 4 seats per compartment, which convert into sleeping bunks (two upper and two lower). A sheet, pillow and blanket are provided, although many people prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet. At times, passengers of different genders may be required to share a sleeper train berth and/or share a compartment with people not travelling in your group. Simple food is available on the train but many people like to stock up on freshly baked bread, cheese and fruit prior to departure. Water should also be bought before the journey. Train journeys in Vietnam are an experience and allow you to get a real taste of Vietnam.
Local Flights All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 15
Max 15, avg 12

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Hotels (7 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), junk boat (1 nt).
Start City
Hanoi
End City
Ho Chi Minh City
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes. In some major cities in Vietnam, many hotel rooms do not have windows. There may be a weight restriction for the internal flight on this tour. Each passenger is allowed to carry one checked bag with a maximum weight of 15 kg (33lbs). Additional bags or excess weight charges may apply. These charges are the responsibility of the passengers.

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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