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  • Cruise on a rickshaw through the crazy capital of Hanoi, meet the friendly locals, sample the delicious street food and immerse yourself in the fascinating daily life of this awesome city.
  • Experience the world heritage listed and stunning natural wonder of Ha Long Bay, cruise on beautiful emerald green waters through towering limestone islands topped with rainforest, go kayaking through caves and stay overnight on your own private island!
  • Experience a Local Homestay in the beautiful countryside of Ninh Binh with a Riverboat trip through the rice paddies and a 450 step climb to the amazing Dragon Mountain viewpoint.
  • Wander through Hoi An, Vietnam’s most relaxed and beautiful town, learn to cook delicious Vietnamese food before being guided through coconut groves by traditional fisherman and fishing for crabs!
The Vietnam Intro 9 Day tour starts in Hanoi and ends in Ho Chi Minh. The Vietnam Intro 9 Day is a Cooking Classes tour that takes 9 days taking you from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh and through other destinations in Vietnam.

Vietnam Intro is the most amazing way to experience Vietnam! You’ll discover crazy Hanoi, experience the stunning Ha Long Bay, stay on your own private island, go sea kayaking, crab fishing with traditional fisherman, soak up fascinating local culture, learn to cook delicious Vietnamese food, relax on beautiful beaches, party the night away and much more. Plus you’ll have an awesome Group Leader with you from the moment you step off the plane, an instant group of friends to share your adventure with and help with all your onward travel.
Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!
We'll pick you up from the airport and take you to the Hostel in Hanoi. You'll then have plenty of time to recover from your flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group.
Discover what makes the chaotic capital of Vietnam so special with a Walking and Rickshaw Tour of the city. Experience the bustling streets, fascinating culture and delicious street food. We’ll then head out for dinner and experience some of Hanoi’s best nightlife!
Meals
  • Breakfast
We’ll depart early for our amazing 3 Day / 2 Night Boat trip to the stunning natural wonder of Ha Long Bay. We’ll cruise on beautiful emerald green waters through towering limestone islands topped with rainforest, go kayaking through caves and enjoy some drinks aboard our overnight boat.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Continue soaking up the natural beauty of Ha Long Bay throughout the day before arriving at our own private island! Chill out in a hammock, play some beach volleyball or just relax on the bech and work on your tan.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
We’ll arrive back from Ha Long Bay mid-morning and then head south to the beautiful countryside of Ninh Binh, a landscape of endless rice paddies and epic limestone mountains. Check in to our unique and amazing local homestay and watch the sunset whilst relaxing in our private riverside bungalows for the evening.
Meals
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Today we explore the best of the amazing Ninh Binh. We’ll take a bike ride through the countryside before boarding a local row boat and cruising a network of rivers and caves. After some lunch we’ll tackle the iconic 450 steps of the Dragon Mountain Viewpoint for sunset. We’ll then freshen up before boarding the overnight train south to Hoi An.
Meals
  • Breakfast
We’ll arrive in Hoi An, one of the most beautiful and fascinating towns in Vietnam. You’ll have some time in the afternoon to chill out, go shopping or even get some clothes made!
Be guided through coconut groves by traditional fishermen while you try your hand at some crab fishing. We’ll then learn the secrets of preparing delicious Vietnamese food with a traditional cooking class.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Today we catch a short flight to the southern city of Ho Chi Minh City and arrive early afternoon. For those on the 9 day tour, your tour finishes today. We recommend adding an extra night in Ho Chi Minh and flying out on day 10. Your Group Leader can organise this accommodation. If you’re flying out on day 9 then please ensure it is an evening flight so you have time to make your connection out of Ho Chi Minh City. If you’re doing the 12-day trip you’ll stay on and discover more of Ho Chi Minh City today.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
Accommodation
  • 2 Nights in Hanoi at a hostel
  • 1 Night in Ha Long Bay in an overnight boat
  • 1 Night on a private island in multishare hut
  • 1 Night in Ninh Binh at Local Homestay
  • 1 Night on sleeper train
  • 2 Nights in Hoi An at a hotel
  • Night out in Hanoi
  • 3 Day / 2 Night Ha Long Bay Boat trip with overnight stay on Private Island
Meals
  • 7 Breakfast, 4 Lunch and 3 Dinner
Transport
  • All transport
Guide
  • Experienced western Group Leader and local guides
Others
  • Airport pickup
  • Walking & Rickshaw Tour of Hanoi
  • Local Markets
  • Local Homestay in Ninh Binh
  • Bicycle Tour
  • River Boat Trip
  • Dragon Mountain Viewpoint
  • Cooking Class
  • Traditional Crab Fishing Basket Boat Tour
  • Onward travel help & planning
  • 24/7 support after the trip finishes.
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
Tour details
Duration 9 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 20 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Hanoi, Vietnam/ Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
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A deposit of 170 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days before departure. For any departures within 17 August 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Vietnam Intro 9 Day tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Vietnam Intro 9 Day tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Vietnam Intro 9 Day tour. You can cancel the tour up to 61 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 60 days of departure.
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