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AVHNG - Explore Vietnam

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Vietnam on a journey that spans from the emerald mountains of the north to the sun-drenched beaches of the south. Spend a night on a traditional junk boat in stunning Ha Long Bay, roam the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An, glimpse rural life on a trek through hilltribe villages, and enjoy a cyclo ride through the heart of bustling Hanoi. As you travel the length of the country, take in the long view of this fascinating corner of Indochina.

Inclusions

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Breakfast at Hoa Sua, Hanoi National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Traditional Lantern Experience, Hoi An National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Oodles of Noodles Local Market Excursion, Hoi An G Adventures for Good: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An
Arrival transfer
Visit Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton) and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Cyclo tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter
Overnight on a junk boat on Halong Bay
Guided tour of Emperor's Tomb and Imperial Citadel Hue
Walking tour of Hoi An Old Town
Guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
13
Price From
AUD $1,784
Start Location
Hanoi, Vietnam
End Location
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery, Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
03 Jun 201815 Jun 20189AUD $1,784
17 Jun 201829 Jun 20187AUD $2,099
01 Jul 201813 Jul 20189AUD $2,099
15 Jul 201827 Jul 20186AUD $2,099
12 Aug 201824 Aug 20181AUD $2,099
09 Sep 201821 Sep 201811AUD $2,249
23 Sep 201805 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,784 
07 Oct 201819 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,784 
14 Oct 201826 Oct 201810AUD $2,249
04 Nov 201816 Nov 20186AUD $2,249
18 Nov 201830 Nov 201812AUD $2,249
25 Nov 201807 Dec 201810AUD $2,249
02 Dec 201814 Dec 201810AUD $2,349
16 Dec 201828 Dec 201814AUD $2,349
23 Dec 201804 Jan 201912AUD $2,349
13 Jan 201925 Jan 20199AUD $2,349
27 Jan 201908 Feb 201916AUD $2,349
10 Feb 201922 Feb 201910AUD $2,349
17 Feb 201901 Mar 201914AUD $2,349
24 Feb 201908 Mar 201916AUD $2,349
03 Mar 201915 Mar 201916AUD $2,249
10 Mar 201922 Mar 201916AUD $2,249
17 Mar 201929 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,784 
24 Mar 201905 Apr 201914AUD $2,249
31 Mar 201912 Apr 201916AUD $2,249
14 Apr 201926 Apr 201914AUD $2,249
28 Apr 201910 May 201916AUD $2,249
12 May 201924 May 201916AUD $2,249
02 Jun 201914 Jun 201916AUD $2,099
16 Jun 201928 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,784 
30 Jun 201912 Jul 201916AUD $2,099
14 Jul 201926 Jul 201916AUD $2,099
28 Jul 201909 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,784 
11 Aug 201923 Aug 201916AUD $2,099
08 Sep 201920 Sep 201916AUD $2,249
22 Sep 201904 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,784 
06 Oct 201918 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,784 
13 Oct 201925 Oct 201916AUD $2,249
03 Nov 201915 Nov 201916AUD $2,249
17 Nov 201929 Nov 201916AUD $2,249
24 Nov 201906 Dec 201916AUD $2,249
01 Dec 201913 Dec 201916AUD $2,349
15 Dec 201927 Dec 201916AUD $2,349
22 Dec 201903 Jan 202016AUD $2,349
Itinerary
Day 1 - Hanoi
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 - Hanoi/Mai Ch u
Travel to the lush Mai Chau Valley and enjoy a countryside walk through rice paddies and local villages.
Day 3 - Mai Ch u
Enjoy free time to explore the valley. Options include cycling in the countryside, cooking class, relaxing or kayaking.
Day 4 - Mai Ch u/Hanoi
Return to Hanoi to explore Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton), visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and go on a cyclo tour of the Old Quarter.
Day 5 - Hanoi/Ha Long
Start your day off right with breakfast at Hoa Sua, a non-profit training restaurant for underprivileged Hanoi youth. Help yourself to some yummy cuisine while helping others. Afterwards, transfer to Halong Bay and spend the night on a traditional junk boat surrounded by turquoise waters, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the calm waters. Cruise through Bai Tu Long Bay, a more secluded section of this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to cruise around the Bay and explore the Me Cung cave with our local guide.
Day 6 - Ha Long/Hu?
Have an early lunch on board before returning to land and heading back to Hanoi to catch our short flight to Hue.
Day 7 - Hu?
Visit the ancient walled Citadel containing the former Imperial Palace. Take a trip into the surrounding countryside to see the final resting place of former emperors, visiting one of the most impressive royal tombs. Opt to explore Hue like the locals on a motorbike taxi, visiting local shops and a Convent for lunch.
Day 8 - Hu?/Hoi An
Enjoy a scenic drive to Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site and take a walking tour of the ancient town. Also visit the Lifestart Foundation and learn how to make a traditional lantern from one of the beneficiaries of this program. Supported by Planeterra, this project helps local Vietnamese with chronic disabilities gain sustainable employment.
Day 9 - Hoi An
Enjoy the Oodles of Noodles market visit, street food experience and cooking class at a G Adventures-supported culinary training school. Visit the local markets with two students and their trainer to learn about and taste noodles, and then return to the school to cook lunch with the students.
Day 10 - Hoi An
The day is free for optional activities of your choice.
Day 11 - Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City
Flight to Ho Chi Minh CIty. Opt to take a cyclo tour and visit the markets and shops.
Day 12 - Ho Chi Minh City
Visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, legendary for the vital part they played during the Vietnam War.
Day 13 - Ho Chi Minh City
Depart at any time.