2013/14 Standard Itinerary
- 15 Breakfasts
- 5 Lunches
- 2 Dinners
- 11 nights Simple Hotel
- 5 nights Basic Train
- 1 night Simple Junk
- 3 nights Basic Village House
Train/Public bus/Charter bus/Boats/Junk/Taxis/Tuk tuk. Luggage transferred by support vehicle on the trek.
Approx 6 -
Explore Tour Leader plus driver/s and local guides.
Walking & Discovery Tour In Vietnam
Vibrant cities, rice paddies and remote tribal villages are all part of this extended tour of Vietnam. We travel along the spectacular coast from Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay where we enjoy a junk cruise around jungle-topped islets. We also spend four days trekking through Vietnam’s northern mountains, experiencing the culture and cuisine of the friendly hilltribes.
- Ho Chi Minh City - Learn about the resourcefulness of the Viet Cong at the Cu Chi Tunnels
- Hoi An - Charming ancient merchant’s town on the banks of the Thu Bon River
- Halong Bay - Traditional junk boat cruise through one of the most breathtaking limestone landscapes in Southeast Asia
- Mai Chau - Trek through remote karst landscapes and overnight in a typical White Thai stilt houses
- Sapa - Trek past terraced rice fields through the villages and valleys of ethnic minority people
Itinerary [+] Detailed Itinerary
Join tour Ho Chi Minh City. PM orientation tour
In Ho Chi Minh City
Optional day trip to the Mekong Delta. Overnight train to Nha Trang
Arrive Nha Trang; free time
Full day in Nha Trang; overnight train to Danang
Arrive Danang. Bus to Hoi An via China Beach
Free in Hoi An
Public bus to Hué via Hai Van Pass
In Hue; overnight train to Hanoi
Arrive Hanoi; drive to Halong Bay and explore by junk
Return to Hanoi; orientation walk of Old City
In Hanoi; free time
Transfer to Mai Chau; afternoon village walk.
Mai Chau full day village walk
AM optional bike ride; late afternoon transfer to Hanoi for overnight train to Lao Cai.
Drive Lao Cai to Sapa; free day in Sapa
Hill tribe trek day 1
Hill tribe trek day 2; Return to Sapa
AM free in Sapa. PM transfer to Lao Cai for overnight train to Hanoi
Arrive Hanoi. Free day
Tour ends Hanoi