Trip Details

Looking for the Ultimate Vietnam experience? Our 13-day /13-night trip from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City includes the very best of Vietnam, including heaps of activities on our journey through the mountains, beaches and bustling cities. Our experienced tour leaders will ensure you have the trip of a lifetime and you’ll discover the best this amazing country has to offer.

Trip Itinerary

Hanoi: Welcome to Vietnam
Meet the group at our welcome dinner and drinks (about 6pm on Day 1). The tour leader will explain everything you need to know about the upcoming adventure. Later that night experience what Hanoi’s nightlife has to offer. (Welcome Dinner and Drink included)

Foodie Tour on Day 2. Get a taste of local foods and delicacies. We show you around the streets of Hanoi, visit the markets and show you how the locals live, eat and sleep day in and day out. Grab a stool and mingle with the locals over some fresh beer. (Breakfast and all food during food tour included – basically an 8 course lunch)

Halong Bay: Escape the City
We go on a 3-Day journey to the famous and world heritage listed Halong Bay. Board the junk boat, followed by some delicious lunch. Later this afternoon we visit the colorful Haven Cave, go for a dip in the sea and kayak around the islands before the we get the boat party started. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

The next morning, we head to a private island resort hidden in the maze of stunning Lan Ha Bay. Hammocks, beach, palm trees, kayaks, beach volley, unbelievable sunsets and karaoke – it’s all here! (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) Refreshed and relaxed we make our way back to Hanoi. Cruise along hundreds of islands and learn how to make Vietnamese spring rolls. (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Hoi An: The City of Lanterns
We head to the airport and fly south to Danang with only a short drive to romantic Hoi An, where we’ll stay for 2 nights. Explore the old town along the river, drop into one of the many tailors and chill out at the beach. (Breakfast included) We head to the local market where we’ll pick up groceries for our cooking class. Cruise along the river to our idyllic cooking location and learn how to prepare delicious Vietnamese cuisine. (Breakfast and Lunch included) The next day you get to sleep in, explore the city a little more or tan up at the beach before jumping on the overnight bus to Nha Trang. (Breakfast included)

Nha Trang: Snorkel in paradise
We arrive early morning, have some breakfast and drop our bags at the hotel before heading to the boat. Enjoy the day swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing in the paradise of Nha Trang. (Breakfast and Lunch included)
Da Lat: Canyoning and Abseiling

We catch the morning bus to DaLat and explore the city in the afternoon. The spend the next day abseiling and swimming in the canyon -walk down pounding waterfalls, slide through the canyon and jump off cliffs. Don’t worry if this isn’t for you. DaLat offers stunning scenery with heaps of things to do, so we’ll work out what you’re comfortable with. (Breakfast and Lunch included)
Ho Chi Minh City: Feel the Buzz and Cu Chi Tunnels

Final stop, but the trip isn’t over yet! We head to Ho Chi Minh City, where we have 2 more days and nights. You can’t come to Vietnam without learning a bit about the Vietnam War, so we have a bit of the history lesson and visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Farewell Dinner and Drinks. (Breakfasts included)

Trip Accommodation

ACCOMMODATION

  • Total of 13-nights accommodation
  • Sleep on a Vietnamese Junk Boat (with en-suite rooms)
  • Wake up on a private island
  • Overnight sleeper bus

Trip Country Info

Vietnam

Population: Approx.92 million
Capital: Hanoi
Language: Vietnamese
Currency: Vietnamese dong (VND)
Time zone: UTC +7

Vietnam is currently the world’s 13th most populous country and occupies 331,211 square kilometers. Today, although scarred by its past, Vietnam is a fast-growing economy helped by tourism that its interesting history and beautiful sights draw in.

One frequent thing to hear is that it has not yet been subjected to the western influence that Thailand and, to an extent, Cambodia have been. The Vietnamese still tend to prefer their traditional cuisine to the fast food chains that seem to be taking over the world.

Aside from the beautiful countryside of the north, rice fields and beaches, Vietnam is a country that is very much on the move. Roads are being upgraded, new hotels are opening everywhere and its cities are fastly developing.

If you are planning to work & travel in Vietnam there are a number of fulfilling opportunities available from volunteering with children to Hospital Out reach projects. As an experienced gap year travel company we have helped many people enjoy the delights of Vietnam during their gap year so if you are looking for an adventure in South East Asia you should add Vietnam to your shortlist. Few countries in the world can offer such a diverse range of culture, history, natural wonders and excitement.

Vietnam offers ravishing coastlines, emerald-green mountains and dynamic cities. The breathtaking National Parks continue to yield new species and are teaming with exotic wildlife. With outstanding cultural interest and one of the world’s best cuisines, Vietnam has it all. If you are looking for a Volunteer experience in Vietnam have a look at our latest experiences below.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Group Leaders
  • Some meals
  • Transport

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa