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Vietnam Express Northbound

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Vietnam Express Northbound - Intrepid Travel
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Heather "I had an amazing time. Our Leader was a lot of fun but also very knowledgeable. The tour included a mix of history, real life experiences (like the overnight train - you must do this!) and fun! Lots of good food, great company (all ages) and we did things I would never have done on my own - like bike riding through the streets and farms (I'm no spring chicken!), or paddling through the reeds in a ..."
Excellent
16 reviews
Starts
Ho Chi Minh City
Destinations
+4
Ends
Hanoi
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Highlights

  • Beatiful and historic Ho Chi Minh City
  • A motor bike ride to the Forbidden Purple City
  • Picturesque fishing village of Lang Co
  • Marvelous lakes and architecture in Hanoi
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Bicycle, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Plane
Travel style
Adventure, In-depth Cultural
Start in Ho Chi Minh City and end in Hanoi! With the adventure tour Vietnam Express Northbound, you have a 10 day tour package taking you from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and through Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and 4 other destinations in Vietnam. Vietnam Express Northbound is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • JS
    Written on May 14, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The guide and the program excelent just a few regular hotels but the program was worthed I like Ike it
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Jose, thanks for sharing your experience with us, glad to hear you had a great time in Vietnam. Definitely one of our favourite destinations too! Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon. Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • Vietnam Express Northbound reviewer 2
    Written on January 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was amazing! My friend and I could not have enjoyed this tour any more than we did and we totally fell in love with Vietnam. Intrepid truly provided us with experiences that would otherwise have been very difficult to arrange on our own. The highlights of this trip included a boat tour along the Mekong River to an island where we rode around on a motorcycle trailer to unique spots, a ride around Hue on motorbikes with excellent drivers, and an overnight boat cruise in Halong Bay. Our guide was wonderful, he was knowledgeable, funny, and helpful. Even during our free days our guide recommended activities, most of our group participated and he was always there to ensure everything went smoothly. Our guide really enhanced our trip, especially since he is a local! The accommodations were nice, nothing fancy but comfortable and with good wifi. The overnight train was also quite the experience! The train has rooms with 4 beds, outlets, and reading lights. Overall, I was really impressed with my tour with Intrepid and will definitely be booking with them again for a stress-free holiday!
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  • GH
    Written on July 13, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was an excellent tour. The guide was excellent and exceptionally helpful. Transport and accommodation throughout the tour was very high standard and we fitted a lot into the ten days. I highly recommend intrepid tours
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  • Vietnam Express Northbound reviewer 4
    Written on May 11, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip, great guide. So many places visited in a short amount of time
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  • Vietnam Express Northbound reviewer 5
    Written on April 16, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fantastic trip, couldn't recommend highly enough - we did so much in just over a week and the tour leader Ngoc was brilliant - very informative and helpful. One of the best intrepid trips I've done so far.
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  • Vietnam Express Northbound reviewer 6
    Written on January 4, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was absolutely sensational. Way beyond my expectations in every way! Our group was fabulous, 16 of us from all ages and stages of life, and our tour guide, Hungsi, was absolutely brilliant. Acccommodation in every town was top of the range, especially Hoi Ann at the Emm Hotel, and the tour inclusions were fantastic value. Food was awesome everywhere we went and the optional extras were all spot on, affordable and great fun with something for everyone. I would not hesitate to highly recommend this tour to anyone either partnered or single - as a single middle aged lady I felt included at every point and very safe and I made some fabulous new friends! Thankyou Intrepid, an absolute winner all round!
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  • RM
    Written on August 8, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    A fantastic experience really got shown the real Vietnam. Travelled with 13 other like-minded travellers age ranging from 22 to 60. Our guide Tom , a local young man was simply the best. He looked after us and took care of everything ,he was never off duty. Our group travelled from South Vietnam to the North. We travelled by coach, train, plane and boat. We are seasoned travellers and this was a trip of a lifetime. The group got on so well that some of us would have lunch and dinner together, great company. We all learned a lot about the country, the people and it's food. Most of us voted the bike ride through small villages as our favourite part. Great value for money.
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  • HO
    Written on April 26, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had an amazing time. Our Leader was a lot of fun but also very knowledgeable. The tour included a mix of history, real life experiences (like the overnight train - you must do this!) and fun! Lots of good food, great company (all ages) and we did things I would never have done on my own - like bike riding through the streets and farms (I'm no spring chicken!), or paddling through the reeds in a basket boat! I'd recommend this trip to anyone!
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  • AT
    Written on April 22, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing trip, really allowed me to experience the sights with the aid of a local guide who knew the area like the back of there hand! Saw so much in 10 days that I couldn't of done on my own back! Awesome trip :)
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  • S
    Written on April 21, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This is a great snap shot tour of Vietnam. Our group was 9 awesome people, lead by Bien who was amazing. Accommodations were always within walking distance to points of interest, I loved Hoi An and was happy to spend a little extra time here, and the Halong Bay Junk Cruise was a fantastic way to end a wonderful trip.
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  1. Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City
  2. Day 2: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City
  3. Day 3: Hoi An
  4. Day 4: Hoi An
  5. Day 5: Hue
  6. Day 6: Hue / Overnight Train
  7. Day 7: Hanoi
  8. Day 8: Halong Bay
  9. Day 9: Hanoi
  10. Day 10: Hanoi

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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • August 1, 2016

    What is the star level of the hotels used on this tour?

    All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details 4-6 weeks before departure. Under the "What’s Included" tab on each tour page, you can find general info about the accommodations used on the tour before you book.

  • August 1, 2016

    Can you price airfares?

    We specialise in giving you the best tours from around the world, however the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking your flights to meet with the group at the starting city. We do not recommend booking airfare before confirming your tour.

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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.

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Location
Ho Chi Minh City is the starting point and Hanoi is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 24 August 2018 the full payment of $972 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 $972 for Vietnam Express Northbound, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,492 km.
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
  • 598 km
  • Hoi An (Vietnam)
  • 104 km
  • Hue (Vietnam)
  • 538 km
  • Hanoi (Vietnam)
  • 126 km
  • Halong Bay (Vietnam)
  • 126 km
  • Hanoi (Vietnam)

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