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SophieLeisner "I just finished the 17 Day Vietnam Explorer. At first I was scared because I am from Germany and my English is not the very best. But when I arrived at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city I was happy and facilitated. Justin our Tour Leader greeted me with open arms. The first night I was tired from my trip to Vietnam so I wanted to stay at the hotel and rest and this was no problem. If I wanted to go..."
Excellent
93 reviews
Starts
Ho Chi Minh City
Destinations
+7
Ends
Hanoi
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Highlights

  • Explore the hidden gems of the incredible Vietnam
  • Learn to make a lantern and cook traditional dishes
  • Discover the historic Hue - country's former capital
  • Enjoy yoga classes, outdoor cinema and massages
  • Cruise the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay and relax
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
30
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure
Start in Ho Chi Minh City and end in Hanoi! With the discovery tour Vietnam Explorer, you have a 17 day tour package taking you from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and through Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and 7 other destinations in Vietnam. Vietnam Explorer includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

93 Reviews

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Good
12%
Average
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  • C
    Written on February 15, 2019
    2.5 - Average

    As I have never been to Asia before I decide to do a tour for convenience and less stress and hassle of booking accommodation/ activities/ travel. On the whole I enjoyed the content of the tour -highlights were the brilliant cooking class in Hue, driving... Read more

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  • J
    Written on February 7, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    I feel the itinerary was crammed an rushed. I would of liked to stay extra days in a few places on this trip. This was fun but very much on the go all the time.

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  • CC
    Written on February 6, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    The group and the guide were what made the trip for me. Our guides Edna and Justin went above and beyond to make sure we had the best time, you could ask them anything and they were really invested in making sure we had a good time. Food was great,... Read more

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  • A
    Written on February 4, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had an amazing time, espacially to the expertise of Pinky my tour guide. The knowledge of th country and the hidden gems in each city we went to was amazing. She was very helpful an an always made sure everything went smoothly. Overall this trip was... Read more

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  • S
    Written on February 1, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    I would highly recommend the 17 day Vietnam tour. We were incredibly lucky to have one very fun, enthusiastic and kindhearted tour guide, Pinky. Pinky was a book of knowledge and showed up some of best the hidden gems and highlights of Vietnam. The tour is... Read more

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  • Vietnam Explorer reviewer 6
    Written on December 16, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Had a brilliant time, saw so much and took part in a wide range of activities, the group of people I travelled with were all lovely and we all had a great time together. Vietnam is a lovely country with so much to see and do. Will definitely be going back... Read more

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  • C
    Written on December 11, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Loved this Vietnam tour! Visited some great cities, had great food and great company , our tour guides Justin and Edna were fantastic, so much fun and so helpful, they defo made the trip!! We did feel that in some places we only stayed 1 night so didn’t... Read more

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  • K
    Written on November 19, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I just finished the 17 Day Vietnam Explorer. I've had an incredible time in Vietnam, there is so much to do and the on the tour activities are incredible! I had so much everyday highlights being. The Dark Cave in Phong Nha, the Sand Dunes in Mui Ne and... Read more

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  • N
    Written on November 19, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I just finished the 17 Day Vietnam Explorer. I had a great experience while seeing Vietnam for the first time. As this was a holiday for me I wanted to see Vietnam without the hassle of organizing everything myself! Our Tour Leader Justin did a great job... Read more

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  • S
    Written on November 19, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I just finished the 17 Day Vietnam Explorer. At first I was scared because I am from Germany and my English is not the very best. But when I arrived at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city I was happy and facilitated. Justin our Tour Leader greeted me with open... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 - Airport Pick Up
  2. DAY 2 - CITY ORIENTATION & WAR MUSEUM
  3. DAY 3 - MUI NE
  4. day 4 - Explore Mui Ne
  5. day 5 & 6 - ninhvana beach hideaway
  6. day 7 - TRAVEL DAY
  7. day 8 - hoi an
  8. DAY 9 - BAMBOO BASKET BOAT TRIP
  9. DAY 10 - HAI VAN PASS
  10. Day 11 - IMPERIAL CITY & cooking class
  11. Day 12 - PHONG NHA NATIONAL PARK
  12. day 13 - hanoi
  13. day 14 - Ha long Bay
  14. day 15 - Ha long Bay Boat trip
  15. day 16 - Travel to hanoi
  16. day 17 - chilled check out

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  • Transport

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Guides who have led this tour

  • David thorneycroft
    "Wassssup guys I'm Dave ! I'm big hairy and tattooed and loving taking you lot around awesome new places..."
  • Art Seayo
    "My name is art. I am a licensed guide in Thailand for 5 years now, and have worked for TruTravels for..."
  • BO SOWATH
    "My favorite song is, I know what you want by Maria Carey and Busta Rhymes. I love sharing Asia culture..."
  • Barbie Virgo
    "I'm tour guide Barbie (fo' real) and I try my best to carpe each and every diem. An overachiever of sorts,..."
  • Tina
    "Hey guys! I'm Tina, 23 years old, born and raised in Paris. I've decided to leave France and experience..."
  • Dean Da Costa
    "Fun and fricking awesome!!!"
  • sammy.trutravels@gmail.com
  • justin saunders
  • Max
  • Phoenix Tran
  • Pinky

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  • Jane7th September 2018
    Amazing, prompt service--even when we are all in different time zones! Could not ask for more! Communication couldn't be better.

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Visa

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Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Vietnam. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for Vietnam. Ideally 1 month before travel.

Policies

Location
Ho Chi Minh City is the starting point and Hanoi is the endpoint.
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this TruTravels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 April 2019 the full payment of $1,277 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1277 for Vietnam Explorer, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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Some departure dates and prices may vary and TruTravels will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,708 km.
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
  • 180 km
  • Mui Ne (Vietnam)
  • 176 km
  • Nha Trang (Vietnam)
  • 415 km
  • Hoi An (Vietnam)
  • 104 km
  • Hue (Vietnam)
  • 200 km
  • Phong Nha National Park (Vietnam)
  • 381 km
  • Hanoi (Vietnam)
  • 126 km
  • Halong Bay (Vietnam)
  • 126 km
  • Hanoi (Vietnam)

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