Real Vietnam

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-29 yrs
  • max group size 16
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  • Starts Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Ends Hanoi, Vietnam
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Experience local life during homestays in the Mekong Delta and Da Bac. Get to know the local families, participate in communitybased activities and enjoy a homestyle meal with your small group.
  • Jump on a bike and pedal around charming Hoi An – the best way to see the town and surrounding countryside. Also, the food here? You guessed it: super delicious.
  • Hue is an historical city with a lot of style. Wander around a citadelwithinacitadel and dare to gaze upon the Forbidden Purple City – it's not forbidden just to look, is it?
  • It's taken 400 million years for Phong Nha to look this good, so you'd better take advantage. Explore caves, underground rivers and caverns big enough to sail into.
Starting in Ho Chi Minh City and ending in Hanoi, the "Real Vietnam" trip is a guided adventure tour that takes 15 days. You will travel through Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Ho Chi Minh City, Tuy Hòa and 5 other destinations in Vietnam. "Real Vietnam" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

From Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, experience authentic Vietnam on this epic 15-day adventure from south to north. See how the locals live on the Mekong Delta, discover rich history in Hoi An and taste some awesome food in Hue. Drift on the emerald waters around Cat Ba Island by boat and go for a snoop through some of Hanoi's many markets. This is the make-em-jealous, full-on, once-in-a-lifetime trip up the coast of Vietnam you've been waiting for.
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 2: Mekong Delta
  • Day 3: Mekong Delta - Overnight Train
  • Day 4: Hoi An
  • Day 5: Hoi An
  • Day 6: Hue
  • Day 7: Hue
  • Day 8: Phong Nha
  • Day 9: Phong Nha – Overnight Train
  • Day 10: Hanoi
  • Day 11: Da Bac
  • Day 12: Hanoi
  • Day 13: Cat Ba Island
  • Day 14: Hanoi
  • Day 15: Hanoi
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse (1 nights), Homestay (2 nights), Hotel (9 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)
Meals
  • 3 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Transport
  • Boat , Private minibus , Overnight sleeper train
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Mekong Delta - Boat cruise with visits to local producers
  • Mekong Delta - Homestay
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Ca Phe Bet with locals
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Hoi An - Banh mi lunch
  • Hoi An - Countryside bicycle tour
  • Hue - Home cooked dinner
  • Hue - Street food breakfast
  • Hanoi - Vietnamese coffee
  • Hanoi - Old Quarter walking tour with local student guides
  • Da Bac - Homestay and activities
  • Da Bac - Sung Cave hike
  • Da Bac - Sung village to Da Bia hike
  • Da Bac - Hoa Binh Reservoir Cruise
  • Cat Ba Island - Kayaking
  • Cat Ba Island - Boat trip on Lan Ha Bay
  • Cat Ba Island - Rice paper roll class
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 Real 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 Real 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 21 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 November 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Real 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 Real 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.
  • You'll be spending two nights with local families on this trip. While the accommodation is shared and basic, this is a great opportunity to connect with the local people (and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals!). Many travellers list these homestay experiences as the highlight of their Vietnam adventure and ease into the night very quickly after arrival.
  • Vietnamese roads can be hectic and intimidating to cross. Never fear – your leader will show you how to do it like a local in Hanoi's Old Quarter.
  • This trip is for travellers who appreciate a bit of independence. You'll get plenty of free time in each location to make your own choices and do your own activities. Your leader will always be there to give you tips and suggestions.
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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