Classic Vietnam

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 12
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  • Starts Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Ends Hanoi, Vietnam
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • By staying in local accommodation, you’ll get a true insight into real Vietnam. Spend a memorable night in a locally run guesthouse on the Mekong Delta, and an unforgettable boat stay on Halong Bay.
  • Spend time at your own pace on the coast in the idyllic seaside town of Phan Rang. You’ll have time to stroll the sandy beaches and head out on the water to snorkel.
  • Historic Hoi An is easily covered by foot, and you’ll have time to marvel in its delights. Laze on Cua Dai Beach, discover the renowned tailors, eat your way through the local food market – it’s up to you!
  • Discover the bustling centres of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City – with their French colonial influence and regionspecific cuisine, your eyes (and tastebuds!) will never go hungry.
The "Classic Vietnam" trip starts in Ho Chi Minh City and ends in Hanoi. It is an explorer trip that takes 15 days taking you through Nha Trang, Hanoi, Hue and 4 other destinations in Vietnam. "Classic Vietnam" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

From south to north, Vietnam is a kaleidoscope of colourful characters, varied cuisine and diverse landscapes. Unlock the mysteries of the Viet Minh in Ho Chi Minh City, explore the beautiful lakes and boulevards of Hanoi, meet the locals as guests at a local Mekong Delta guesthouse, and eat breakfast the local way in Hue. Experience historical temples, laze on the spectacular coastline, gorge on delicious banquets and explore lively cities – all with a touch of comfort – on this 15-day Classic Vietnam adventure. No way? Yes Hue.
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  • From Britain
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 2: Mekong Delta
  • Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 4: Phan Rang
  • Day 5: Phan Rang
  • Day 6: Phan Rang/Overnight Train
  • Day 7: Hoi An
  • Day 8: Hoi An
  • Day 9: Hoi An
  • Day 10: Hue
  • Day 11: Hue
  • Day 12: Hanoi
  • Day 13: Halong Bay
  • Day 14: Hanoi
  • Day 15: Hanoi
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse (1 night), Hotel (11 nights), Overnight boat (1 night), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)
Meals
  • 14 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Transport
  • Boat , Overnight sleeper train , Plane Private minibus , Taxi
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Hanoi - Welcome Dinner
  • Mekong Delta - Boat cruise with visits to local producers
  • Mekong Delta - Local Dinner
  • Mekong Delta - Lunch
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City - City tour
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Phan Rang - Vinh Hy Bay snorkelling
  • Phan Rang - Hang Rai fossilised coral reefs
  • Phan Rang - Bau Nai fish market & salt fields
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Hoi An - Old Town Lunch
  • Hue - Imperial City Full Day Tour
  • Hue - Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hue - Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hue - Perfume River cruise & Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hue - Lunch at Nunnery
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature
  • Hanoi - Old Quarter Tour
  • Hanoi - One Pillar Pagoda & HCM stilt house
  • Hanoi - Local water puppet performance
  • Hanoi - KOTO lunch
  • Halong Bay - Overnight Boat Cruise
  • Halong Bay - Lunch on Boat
  • Halong Bay - Dinner on Boat
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Ho Chi Minh City and from Hanoi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Classic Vietnam tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Classic Vietnam tour. You can cancel the tour up to 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 22 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 November 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Classic Vietnam 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 Classic Vietnam 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.

Is this trip right for you:
  • We cover a lot of distance on this trip, including on overnight trains. Accommodation and amenities are shared and basic, but the experience of rubbing shoulders with the locals makes it all worthwhile.
  • While the pace is generally easy, there is some walking involved on this trip, with walking tours in the downtown areas of each city, as well as a walk in the caves at Halong Bay.
  • At the guesthouse in the Mekong Delta, we stay in more basic accommodation than other destinations on the trip. Amenities are shared and may have cold water only.
  • This includes a trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels – an incredible insight into life during the war. Going inside the tunnels is optional as it can be a little claustrophobic for those who don’t like small spaces.
  • Depending on where you come from, the weather in Vietnam might be hotter and more humid than what you are used to. We recommend checking online for what the typical temperatures will be at the time of the year you are looking to travel to see what to expect.
  • If you are looking for a shorter trip in Comfort style that takes in all the major highlights of Vietnam you might like to consider our Treasures of Vietnam itinerary – search trip code ‘TVKB’ on the Intrepid website for more information.
  • You may also want to check out our Classic Cambodia & Vietnam (TKKHC) if you have longer time to explore in the region.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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