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Vietnam on a Shoestring

From chaotic Ho Chi Minh City to charming Hoi An, the imperial capital of Hue, vibrant Hanoi, and the stunning natural beauty of Halong Bay, this trip has something for everyone. Journey up the coast in this jam-packed introduction to the country's highlights and nightlife with other travellers your own age – so you can be sure to get down with new friends that’ll keep up. Our CEOs will take you to the highlights on a shoestring and then let you loose so you can do what you really want.

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings
Service Level: Basic
Physical Rating: 2 - Light
Trip Type: Small Group
Merchandising:Top Seller, Planeterra Project

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Relax on golden beaches
  • Shop in quaint Hoi An
  • Discover Hue's citadels and pagodas
  • Float through magical Halong Bay.
Pricing Information

Total From €679
Nights  11



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

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Itinerary

Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. Once the capital of South Vietnam, this sprawling metropolis is now the country’s commercial centre.

Today is arrival day, so there are no activities planned. Relax, explore the city, and adjust to the frenetic pace and humid heat of Ho Chi Minh City.


Additional Notes

Most nationalities require a visa to enter Vietnam. Please check with your travel agent or local Vietnamese Embassy regarding requirements.

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.

Included Activities
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City/Nha Trang

Discover the energy of Vietnam's biggest city on a CEO-led orientation walk and continue exploring with free time. Overnight train to Nha Trang.

Additional Notes

During January/February, Tết (the Vietnamese Lunar New Year) sees millions of Vietnamese commute to be with their families and celebrate. While this is a fascinating time to travel through Vietnam, availability of transport may mean that we will replace the overnight train with an overnight bus.

Included Activities
  • Orientation Walk


Transport

Basic overnight train (beds) (10.00-11.00 hours)

Included Meals

1B

Day 3 Nha Trang

Optional activities in Nha Trang include a boat trip to nearby islands for some snorkelling or, perhaps, a fun-filled all-day beach party.

Day 4 Nha Trang/Da Nang

In the evening, take an overnight train to Da Nang, then transfer to Hoi An.

Additional Notes

During January/February, Tết (the Vietnamese Lunar New Year) sees millions of Vietnamese commute to be with their families and celebrate. While this is a fascinating time to travel through Vietnam, availability of transport may mean that we will replace the overnight train with an overnight bus.

Transport

Basic overnight train (beds) (9.00-10.00 hours)

Included Meals

1B

Day 5 Da Nang/Hoi An

From Danang, it is only a short drive to the picturesque port town of Hoi An. Once known as Faifo, it was an important trading town with strong south Chinese influence and connections.

Included Activities
  • Hoi An Orientation Walk
  • Street Food Crawl


Transport

Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s), 28km)

Day 6 Hoi An

Enjoy a noodle-making demonstration and local lunch at the G Adventures-supported Oodles of Noodles Project. Later, opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town with free time.

Included Activities
  • Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch


Included Meals

1B, 1L

Day 7 Hoi An/Huế

Continue the journey north to the city of Hue. Opt to visit the Royal Citadel and tombs, take a Perfume River cruise or tour the countryside by motorbike.

Transport

Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 137km)

Included Meals

1B

Day 8 Huế/Hanoi

Free time in Hue. Overnight train to Hanoi.

Transport

Basic overnight train (beds) (14.00-15.00 hours, 673km)

Included Meals

1B

Day 9 Hanoi/Ha Long

Arrive early morning to bustling Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Transfer to a private bus and head to the beautiful and famous Halong Bay.

Included Activities
  • Hạ Long Bay Junk Boat Trip


Transport

Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

Included Meals

1L

Day 10 Ha Long/Hanoi

Get to know Hanoi with an orientation walk through the Old Quarter. Opt to see Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature, and the Hoa Lo Prison, or shop in the Old Quarter.

Included Activities
  • Old Quarter Orientation Walk


Transport

Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

Included Meals

1B

Day 11 Hanoi

Free time to continue exploring Hanoi.

Included Meals

1B

Day 12 Hanoi

Depart at any time.

Additional Notes

Please note: some of your group will most likely continue travelling through Laos with G Adventures.

Included Activities
  • Departure Day


Included Meals

1B

What's Included

  • G Adventures for Good: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An
  • Street food crawl (Hoi An)
  • Halong Bay boat trip with lunch
  • Orientation walks in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, and Hanoi
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Accommodation

Simple hotel (twin-share) (1 nts), hostels (multi-share) (7 nts), sleeper trains (3 nts).
Organised by the GoHop Adventure Team

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