12 days from £807 (was £949)
- Travel via rickshaw through the bustling capital of Hanoi
- Learn how to make traditional Vietnamese cuisine
- Discover the gorgeous Ha Long Bay on an overnight boat
- Kayak through magical caves
- Unwind on your very own beautiful private island
Escape to Vietnam for an incredible 12 day adventure of a lifetime. Journey to your own private island, explore the vibrant streets of the capital Hanoi, stroll through the beautiful coconut groves and learn how to make traditional Vietnamese food. With a fantastic trip guide beside you every step of the way, you’ll soon discover all the hidden gems of Vietnam whilst making lifelong friends as you travel around the gorgeous country together. Take yourself away to Vietnam for the most magical trip ever!
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Day 1: Hello Vietnam - Arrive into beautiful Vietnam and experience the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. Meet your group and trip leader for a welcome meeting, then go out and explore what the city has to offer tonight with your new friends.
Day 2: Hanoi – Uncover the streets of Hanoi on a rickshaw tour. Journey through crowded streets, eat delicious street food and experiencing the culture and atmosphere of the capital. Then party into the night and celebrate.
Day 3: Ha Long Bay - See the mesmerizing natural beauty of Ha Long Bay from the top deck of a boat. Float along emerald green waters, see rainforests and epic limestone islands. Then kayak through the magical caves, before staying on the boat in the middle of the bay for the night.
Day 4: Ha Long Bay Private Island Stay – Stop by your very own private island. Play some volleyball, top up your tan on the shimmering white sands, or laze around in your hammock as you feel the breeze rustle your hair. Bliss!
Day 5: Ha Long Bay & Ninh Binh Homestay – Journey south to the wonderful countryside of Ninh Binh. Watch huge limestone mountains and rice paddies pass you by before arriving at a local homestay.
Day 6: Ninh Binh – Bike through the amazing countryside and soak up the incredible sights, then witness the enchanting caves. Afterwards, tackle the 450 steps of the Dragon Mountain Viewpoint to watch an incredible sunset over the mountains.
Day 7: Hoi An – Arrive in one of the most beautiful areas cities in Vietnam, famous for its lanterns. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to get lost exploring the area, then chill out and relax after all your adventuring.
Day 8: Hoi An – Leave the city for the day, and wander through the coconut groves and go crab fishing. Then make your way back to learn Vietnamese cooking secrets. Watch closely at how they prepare their famously delicious food at a brilliant cooking class.
Day 9: Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh City - Spend the morning doing some last minute shopping or strolling the narrow yellow streets before you fly to the buzzing city of Ho Chi Minh.
Day 10: Mekong Delta – View the gorgeous greenery of the Mekong Delta and explore its tranquil waters and villages. Experience daily life on the Mekong before staying overnight at the Delta. Get a good snooze before more adventures to come!
Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnels – Discover the fantastic Cu Chi Tunnels and see the underground network of tunnels. Gaze in awe at the supply routes, hideouts and living quarters that the guerilla fighters once used during the Vietnam War.
Day 12: Goodbye Vietnam – Say goodbye to your incredible Vietnam adventure as you make your way back to the airport to fly back home.
- Trip leader
- 11 nights accommodation
- 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 4 dinners
- All transport throughout Vietnam
- Walking & rickshaw tour of Hanoi
- Night out in Hanoi
- Overnight boat trip on Ha Long Bay
- Sea kayaking
- Private Island stay
- Local homestay experience
- Bicycle tour of Ninh Binh
- River boat cruise
- Dragon Mountain Viewpoint
- Visit local markets
- Basket boat crab fishing
- Vietnamese cooking class
- Mekong Delta Experience
- Local village visit
- Traditional canoe ride
- Cu Chi Tunnels
- Farewell dinner
- 24 hour emergency support
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Some meals, snacks & drinks
- Optional activities
- Return airport transfers
You will be staying for 2 nights in a hostel, 1 night in an overnight boat, 1 night in a multi-share hut, 1 night in a local homestay, 1 night on an overnight train, 4 nights in hotels and 1 night in a guesthouse. The accommodation will be a mix of either twin, double, triple or multi-share rooms.
10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners are included on this trip. Our local team have installed safe refillable water stations at every overnight stop on this tour and also at many of the activity destinations as well. In an effort to reduce the use of single use plastics, we ask that you bring your own refillable water bottle with you on this trip.
You should arrive into Hanoi Airport on day 1 of the trip at any time where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. On day 12, depart at any time from Ho Chi Minh City.
The minimum age for this trip is 18 years old.
British nationals will need to apply for a visa before travelling to Vietnam. You can apply for a eVisa, which will allow for 30 days in Vietnam, through the offical Vietnamese government website.
You should ensure that your passport will still be in date for six months after your return. All visa information is subject to change and you should consult the nearest High Commission or Embassy for the most up to date information.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.