Explore SE Asia’s hidden gem! Mingle with the locals in Hanoi, wake up on a private island in Halong Bay, cook some delicious meals during our island cooking class, snorkel in crystal clear waters, walk down waterfalls and party in HCMC.
Our trip begins with a welcome dinner at our favourite restaurant in Hanoi. Meet your group and share a few drinks with your new travel buddies. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about the next 13-days and nights.
One thing Vietnam is famous for is the diverse range of exotic food. Our local guide will take us on a tour to some hidden places where you can sample weird, interesting and tasty food whilst getting to know your way around the city. Later today we go to see a water puppet show – probably one of the most random things you will experience in your life and a big part of the Vietnamese cultureGet ready to party, Hanoi-style! Vietnam is very different – in a good way! Mingle and dance with locals and other travellers in the alleys of Hanoi, grab yourself a tiny stool and join the crowd for some ‘fresh beer’.
We leave Hanoi and get to Halong Pier, where we board our home for tonight. Cruise Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay on a typical Vietnamese “junk” boat. Enjoy magical scenery as you cruise and kayak through crystal clear waters past hundreds of lime stone karsts. We stay overnight on a Vietnamese junk boat, moored in a secluded cove within Halong Bay
Enjoy a night at our secret spot, hidden on a private beach in Halong Bay. It doesn’t get more idyllic than this! Chill in a hammock, go for a swim or kayak, play some beach volleyball and karaoke at night.
Wake up to the sound of the ocean and enjoy your surroundings on the island. After breakfast we had back towards Hanoi for another night on the town.
It may not seem that way, but Vietnam is actually a pretty large country. To get the most out of your 13-days, our trip includes a flight from Hanoi to Hoi An. With red lanterns hanging from trees, buildings and shops all around town, Hoi An is known as the City of Lanterns. At night, when the lanterns light up the streets, we’ll take you on a walk through town and show you our favourite bars.
You think you’ve had good food before? You haven’t tried proper Vietnamese cuisine – made in Vietnam, by you! Learn to cook the most delicious dishes in a private cooking class. Yum Yum!
Spend time in beautiful Hoi An where life is amazingly laid-back with a city center perfect for relaxing, eating and shopping and a beautiful beach a short bike ride from town. Later tonight, we get on the sleeper bus – you haven’t been to Vietnam if you haven’t been on a sleeper bus!
You'll jump on an overnight sleeper bus and wake up in beautiful Ninh Van Bay, just outside of Nha Trang, it's pure paradise! The hostel you will be staying at is located amongst the beautiful rolling hills of Vietnam's countryside, nestled in the valleys a stone's throw away from the beach. After breakfast the day is yours to do what you wish but be sure to meet your guide in the afternoon to explore the surrounding areas with a light hike! Otherwise relax by the pool, challenge your group to a game of beach volleyball, unwind with a movie in the outdoor cinema, pamper yourself at the spa or take to the water in a kayak.
The central city of the Vietnam highlands is famous for its cool temperatures and stunning waterfalls. Da Lat is known as the romantic city of Vietnam with lots of locals heading here to get married. We get here late afternoon, which gives us enough time to explore this cute town and visit ‘Crazy House’, if you like.
The next day get ready for the ultimate thrill! We’ll head to the woods, get our gear and start the adventure in the canyon. Hike through lush green rain forest, do some abseiling, walk down a pounding waterfall before we get to the ‘washing machine’. Adrenaline rush guaranteed!
We leave the mountains and take the bus to our final stop Ho Chi Minh City. This city is buzzing and great to have a good night out.
Obviously, you can’t visit Vietnam and not learn about the country’s history including the Vietnam War. Our local guide takes us to the Cu Chi Tunnels and gives us a good insight into what happened here.
Later tonight we get ready for the final night and enjoy farewell drinks on one of the rooftop bars. Tonight’s accommodation is still included in your tour.
Time to check out (unless you choose to stay a little longer) and make your way to whatever is next on your list. Whether it’s just heading to the airport to catch your flight home or travelling on to more adventures, we will help you with the planning.
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