10 days
from $1,999

GROUP SIZE   ?

16 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL   ?

 
2

Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Lands of magic and mystery


In Vietnam, tradition matters and natural beauty abounds. This compelling adventure takes us on a journey of contrasts through ancient temples, bustling cities and picturesque countryside. Share traditional dishes with locals and discover the hidden gems.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover Hanoi flavors on a street food tour

  • Prepare dinner with a local family in Hue

  • Experience Hoi An by river cruise

Trip code: 10VIETNAM

Activity Level:
 
2

Unscripted experiences, insider access and authentic local flavors


Our team of travel specialists and local contacts have curated some of the best, most exclusive and authentic experiences, restaurants and accommodations in Vietnam to truly immerse yourself in a way that wouldn't be possible in larger groups or just on your own.

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Vietnam Food & Culture

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Details

  • Countries Visited: Vietnam
  • Accommodation: Hotel (9 nights)
  • Single Supplement: Starting at $350
  • Transportation: Air conditioned vehicle throughout, Flights, Bicycle
  • Airport Transfers: Arrival and Departure Transfers on a group basis are included
  • Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Passengers: Maximum 16, Average 12

Day-by-day itinerary from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Day 1: Hanoi
Xin chao! Welcome to Vietnam. After meeting your group and Local Leader, experience the unique culinary flavors of the city during a Hanoi street food exploration. (d)

  • Our hotel in Hanoi: Conifer Grand Hotel

Day 2: Hanoi
Today, a full-day discovery of the city awaits. We visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple and later, Vietnam’s first university — the Temple of Literature. Enjoy a local lunch in Ngo Sy Lien market, then the afternoon is unscripted. (b, l)

  • Our hotel in Hanoi: Conifer Grand Hotel

Day 3: Hanoi > Ninh Binh > Halong Bay > Hanoi
Travel by private motor coach to Ninh Binh — a land of colorful history. Once in Tam Coc, we hop on bicycles for an easy-paced ride through scenic landscapes. We end the day with a canal ride on traditional rowing boats along the impressive Halong Bay. (b, l)

  • Our hotel in Hanoi: Conifer Grand Hotel

Day 4: Hanoi > Hue
This morning we take a short flight to Hue — the imperial capital of Vietnam. Visit the war-damaged ruins of the Hue Imperial Citadel. In the evening, prepare dinner with a local family. (b, d)

  • Our hotel in Hue: Thanh Lich Royal Boutique Hotel

Day 5: Hue
You choose! See the Hue countryside by motorbike or vehicle tour. Tonight, enjoy a cruise on the Perfume River. (b, l)

  • Our hotel in Hue: Thanh Lich Royal Boutique Hotel

Day 6: Hue > Hoi An
Head south through coastal rice paddies before traversing the spectacular Hai Van Pass. Recently declared a World Heritage Site, Hoi An was a major international port during the 17th–19th centuries — and its delicate beauty is being restored and preserved. (b)

  • Our hotel in Hoi An: Golden Holiday Hotel & Spa

Day 7: Hoi An
This morning explore the My Son Sanctuary. These dramatic temple ruins were once the capital of the Champa Kingdom. Head back to Hoi An via river cruise. This afternoon is free — perhaps you’ll join an optional cooking class. (b, l)

  • Our hotel in Hoi An: Golden Holiday Hotel & Spa

Day 8: Hoi An > Ho Chi Minh City
Today take a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), which is rich in history, commerce and culture. Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels — this underground city was once the headquarters of the Viet Cong. Finish the day with a twilight Vespa ride and discover the hidden culinary gems of the city. (b, l, d)

  • Our hotel in Ho Chi Minh City: Sila Urban Living

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong Delta > Ho Chi Minh City
Travel by boat to Ben Tre, in the Mekong Delta. Learn about local life and sample tropical fruits on a tuk-tuk. We paddle in sampans before returning to Ho Chi Minh City. (b, l)

  • Our hotel in Ho Chi Minh City: Sila Urban Living

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City
Your adventure ends today. (b)

Things to know before traveling to Vietnam

CURRENCY:
The official unit of currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong (VND).

ATMs are available in nearly all cities and tourist areas, and this is a reliable way to access funds. In Vietnam USD dollars are widely accepted and clean bills can be used in most major restaurants and shops. If paying in USD the exchange rate will be set by the vendor, which may differ from the official exchange rate.

INCLUDED BREAKFASTS:
At hotels you’ll often have a buffet with choices of Vietnamese and Western food. At homestays you will have simpler breakfasts of local foods, eggs, bread, jam, tea and coffee.

LUGGAGE:
This trip includes a domestic flight. Checked luggage allowance is a maximum 20kg, with up to 7kg carry on luggage. Any excess luggage charges will need to be paid directly to the airline at check-in.

MOSQUITO BORNE ILLNESSES:
Mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis are widespread in Vietnam. Malaria is also prevalent in some regions, particularly along the borders in mountainous regions. Take preventative measures such as wearing long clothing, using repellent and being indoors particularly around dusk and dawn. Seek medical advice prior to travel for medication or vaccination advice.

ZIKA VIRUS:
There have been reports of transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in this region and we advise all travellers to protect themselves from mosquito bites. Given possible transmission of the disease to unborn babies, and taking a very cautious approach, we recommend all women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant to consult with their doctors before booking their trip.

VISAS:
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it’s important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarize yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please ask your travel agent or Club Adventures team member for insurance options at time of booking.

Add-ons available before and after your trip to see the most of Vietnam

Pre-Night Add-ons

HANOI Double: $80 PER ROOM Single: $80


Post-Night Add-ons

HO CHI MINH CITY Double: $120 PER ROOM Single $120


Extensions

Extend your stay with a 4-day pre-tour Halong Bay adventure, or a 3-day post-tour of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Ask a Club Adventures team member for details.

 


Optional Tours

We’ve already included everything you need to see! While there are no optional tours on this tour, your Local Leader can always point you in the right direction for you to write your own adventure.

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