Now's the time to explore Vietnam on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Savour your way through Nha Trang on a street food crawl, step into turquoise-coloured paradise in Ha Long Bay, and get some good stories to take back home in bustling Hanoi. With a mix of highlights and free reign to explore how you'd like, this is one introduction to Southeast Asia you won't ever forget.
Arrive at any time.
There's free time to enjoy this sprawling metropolis before meeting with your group and CEO this evening. Relax, explore the city, and adjust to the rapid pace and humid heat of Ho Chi Minh City.
Get excited for your first night out with the group this evening. You'll get to greet the nightlife in Phan Ngu Lao Street, the city's version of Khao San Road. It's a hub for backpackers but, tonight, it's also your first chance to get to know a few new faces.
Feel the pulse of Vietnam's biggest city on a CEO-led orientation walk, with free time after to double back to your favourite spots. Tonight, catch up on sleep on an overnight train to Nha Trang.
You've arrived! Take this morning to explore local shops and markets, relax on the beach, or visit nearby historical sites before an evening street food crawl.
Optional activities in Nha Trang include a boat trip to nearby islands for some snorkelling or, perhaps, a fun-filled all-day beach party.
It's not over yet. There's more free time to explore Nha Trang today. Then, hop on an overnight train to continue to Hoi An.
The overnight train is to Da Nang, with the transfer to Hoi An following directly after.
Hoi An's excited to meet you. See why on an orientation walk of the city before more free time in the afternoon. Dig even deeper and choose between a cooking class, cycling to the beach, visiting a tailor, or exploring the old town.
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.
Noodles might be fun to eat, but they're even more fun to make. Find out how during a visit to G Adventures-supported Oodles of Noodles. Later, opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town with free time.
Head north to the city of Huế. There's lots to do here, with options to visit the Royal Citadel and tombs, or boarding a cruise along the Perfume River.
Opt to pre-book the "Hue Motorbike Tour" on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.
Your second day in Huế comes with more free time to enjoy the city. In the afternoon, we drive to Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park.
It's time to head underground with free time to explore the caves of Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, where the oldest karst mountains in Asia are found. Then it's an overnight train to Hanoi.
After arriving in Hanoi, take a private bus to the iconic Halong Bay for a seafood lunch cruise and cave exploring. Be sure to charge your camera so you can grab a shot truly worth sharing!
Arrive early morning to bustling Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Transfer to a private bus and head to the beautiful and famous Halong Bay.
Feel like you've gone back in time with an orientation walk through Hanoi's Old Quarter. Then stop for a drink at Bia Hoi Corner, a spot that serves bia hoi, a local beer made of rice and wheat — and costs a mere $0.25USD per glass!
Opt to pre-book the "Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.
Interested in local cuisine? Opt to pre-book the "Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.
Today, it's time to say goodbye to your group of newfound friends. Be sure to sneak in some last-minute photos and cheers before you head on your way.
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Trip Name: Vietnam on a Shoestring
Duration: 12 Days
From Price: $1,029
Supplier Tour ID: AVRV.B/255458
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