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Vietnam Explorer VE

Visiting: Vietnam
Trip Duration 21 Days
 

In Depth Tour Of Vietnam

Take an in-depth journey across Vietnam visiting ancient colonial towns and experiencing traditional river life along the waterways. We follow part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail through the beautiful Central Highlands - we trek, raft and visit tribal villages. We also sea kayak in Halong Bay and cruise among floating markets on the Mekong Delta.

Tour Highlights

  • Hanoi - Wander through the bustling narrow streets of the Old Quarter lined with shop-houses
  • Halong Bay - Traditional junk boat cruise through one of the most breathtaking limestone landscapes in South East Asia
  • Hoi An - Charming ancient merchant's town on the banks of the Thu Bon River
  • Kon Tum - Walk through cassava and sugar plantations to a Bahnar tribal village in the Central Highlands
  • Mekong Delta - Riverside stilt houses and fascinating floating markets

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour in Hanoi

  • 2
    Discover the sights of Hanoi including the Old Quarter

  • 3
    Free time in Hanoi, drive to Halong Bay; overnight on boat

  • 4
    In Halong Bay; sea kayaking and visit floating village; overnight on boat

  • 5
    Drive to Hanoi; sleeper train to Hue

  • 6
    Arrive in Hue; boat along Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda

  • 7
    In Hue, visit the Imperial Citadel; free afternoon

  • 8
    Scenic drive via Danang to Hoi An

  • 9
    From Hoi An, visit ancient My Son; free afternoon in Hoi An

  • 10
    Free day to explore Hoi An; optional visit to My Lai

  • 11
    Drive through mountains to Kon Tum in Central Highlands

  • 12
    In Kon Tum, walk through tribal villages

  • 13
    Drive to Western Highlands; take boat on Lake Lak

  • 14
    Drive to coastal Nha Trang

  • 15
    In Nha Trang, boat cruise on Ninh Van Bay

  • 16
    Fly to Ho Chi Minh City; explore Old Saigon; free afternoon

  • 17
    Drive to Mekong Delta; cruise Mekong River; overnight on boat

  • 18
    In Mekong Delta, option to visit early morning floating market; overnight on boat

  • 19
    Drive to Ho Chi Minh City

  • 20
    From Ho Chi Minh City, visit Cu Chi Tunnels

  • 21
    Tour ends in Ho Chi Minh City

Trip notes

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Vietnam Explorer
VE_2016_Map
Included meals 19 5 6
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Train, Boat, Flight
Accommodation
14 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Standard Junk
1 night Simple Overnight Train
1 night Standard Lodge
2 nights Simple Boat
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18