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Classic Vietnam Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

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 Chief Experience Office will lead you to must-see highlights but allow plenty of time for you to do your own thing.

Travel Style: Classic
Service Level: Standard
Physical Rating: 2 - Light
Trip Type: Small Group
Merchandising:Top Seller, Planeterra Project

Holiday 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
Pricing Information

Total From €939
Nights  9



Flight prices are not included, prices are p.person.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi

There are no planned activities today until an evening welcome meeting. After the meeting, opt for dinner out with the group.

Included Activities
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Hanoi/Ha Long

Drive to Bai Chay harbour, the jumping off point for Ha Long Bay. Thousands of islands with intricate cave systems rise dramatically from the waters. Sail past limestone karst mountains in the junk boat and stop to visit some of the islands and caves.

In the evening, devour a seafood dinner, then opt to enjoy a drink on deck under the stars.


Included Activities
  • Halong Bay Overnight Cruise


Transport

Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Junk

Included Meals

1B, 1L, 1D

Day 3 Ha Long/Huế

Enjoy breakfast on board before a morning sail back to the port. Drive back to Hanoi for a little more time to enjoy the city before boarding an overnight train.

Transport

Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Drive about 15 mins to the station and then board the southbound train for the overnight journey.
Basic overnight train (beds) (13.00-14.00 hours)

Included Meals

1B, 1L

Day 4 Huế

Arrive early to Hue, once the imperial capital of Vietnam. Start the day with a visit to the Tien Mu Pagoda followed by a visit to the tomb of one of Vietnam’s former emperors.

After, opt for a vegetarian lunch at a local nunnery.

While in the city, 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). Wash it all down with a Hue beer.

Included Activities
  • Tien Mu Pagoda Visit
  • Imperial Citadel Tour
  • Royal Tombs Visit

Day 5 Huế/Hoi An

Start the day touring the wonderful ruins of the Imperial Citadel before heading towards Hoi An in the late morning. Cross the Hai Van Pass (weather permitting), with fantastic views in all directions, before arriving to Hoi An in the afternoon.

With three nights here, there's plenty of time to explore all this charming town has to offer.

Transport

Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

Included Meals

1B

Day 6 Hoi An

Spend two full days exploring all Hoi An has to offer. Dive into the culture, hang out on the beach or get clothes tailor-made in one of the many shops around town. Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project.

Included Activities
  • Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch


Included Meals

1B, 1L

Day 7 Hoi An

Spend a free day exploring all Hoi An has to offer.

Included Meals

1B

Day 8 Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City

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 (1.00 hour(s))

Included Meals

1B

Day 9 Ho Chi Minh City

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


Included Meals

1B

Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Included Meals

1B

What's Included

  • G Adventures for Good: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An
  • 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
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Accommodation

Hotels (7 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), junk boat (1 nt).

My Own Room Exceptions

Night 2, Halong Bay boat; Night 3, Sleeper Train
Organised by the GoHop Adventure Team

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