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Vietnam Express Southbound - Intrepid Travel
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10 days

Vietnam Express Southbound

From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
16
Age range:
15 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
1842
Hygiene Measures:
Included
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Highlights

  • Enjoy a private cruise in Halong Bay
  • Explore bustling Ho Chi Minh City
  • Discover the Forbidden Purple City
  • Sightsee in Hue on a motorbike

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Itinerary

Start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the Discovery tour Vietnam Express Southbound, you have a 10 days tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 5 other destinations in Vietnam. Vietnam Express Southbound includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Hanoi
  2. Day 2: Halong Bay
  3. Day 3: Hanoi – Overnight train
  4. Day 4: Hue
  5. Day 5: Hue
  6. Day 6: Hoi An
  7. Day 7: Hoi An
  8. Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City
  9. Day 9: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City
  10. Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
7 nights
Berth / Cabin
1 night
Sleeper Train
1 night

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.5
  • 4.6
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  • D
    · February 1st, 2020
    Enjoyed the tour immensely! Was a mix of activities and free time. Loved the authentic meal experiences.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thanks so much Karen!
    Trip date: January 2020
  • TH
    · January 25th, 2020
    A great tour. Our guide Cuong (Kevin) was truly excellent - he made our tour the excellent experience it was. The overnight train journey was an experience! The only thing that could be improved was the boat at Halong Bay...it was a bit basic. Overall... Show more
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thanks Tracy! We're glad you enjoyed your trip and will pass on your feedback about the Halong Bay boat experience.
    Trip date: January 2020
  • AS
    · January 12th, 2020
    Great tour, excellent support. Fantastic tour leader and driver
    Trip date: January 2020
  • OG
    · December 27th, 2019
    Very much enjoyed. I feel that navigating Vietnam without the tour would have been next to impossible in the things we did.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thanks so much, Owen! We can't wait to hear what adventures you have next. We’re so glad you enjoyed your trip Vietnam Express Southbound! We’ll pass on your feedback.
    Trip date: December 2019
  • R
    · December 12th, 2019
    Really good. Loved the night in Hoi An with the cool shirts. Loved the coocking class
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thanks so much, Ria! We can't wait to hear what adventures you have next. We’re so glad you enjoyed your trip Vietnam Express Southbound! We’ll pass on your feedback.
    Trip date: December 2019
  • S
    · November 26th, 2019
    had a great time in vietnam, was a great experience,duc was an excellent tour guide, learnt lots about vietnam, its history, culture and his recomendations for restaurants and places to go on our freetime were first class, also good fun to be with.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thanks so much, Stephen! We can't wait to hear what adventures you have next. We’re so glad you enjoyed your trip Vietnam Express Southbound! We’ll pass on your feedback.
    Trip date: November 2019
  • SS
    · November 10th, 2019
    Excellent trip and Thành, our tour guide was outstanding. He give us lots of information and was very funny.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thanks so much, Sam! We can't wait to hear what adventures you have next. We’re so glad you enjoyed your trip Vietnam Express Southbound! We’ll pass on your feedback Thanh.
    Trip date: October 2019
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    the whole trip was perfectly orgsnized, our guide was very careing we visited wonderful destinations
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Very interesting tour, everything worked perfectly and the Toir Guide Khoa was incredible
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Excellent tour leader. Good mixture of activities and free time.
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel

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10 days
Vietnam Express Southbound
From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Can you help us with our visas if needed?

      Unfortunately we are unable to give visa advice due to the vast number of nationalities which our customers represent. Some nationalities can travel freely over borders, where others require advance permission to enter. There are also changes in requirements from time to time. We recommend checking your local embassy or consulate's website for the latest up to date information.

    • What is the average group size of this tour?

      The expected group size for this tour is 1 - 16 people.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      Solo travellers do not have to pay a single supplement as this is a group trip designed for shared accommodation. You will be paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with travellers of the same sex, which is a great way to get to know your group and enrich your travel experience! If you would prefer a little more privacy, a single supplement can be paid subject to availability for all nights excluding Day 2 and 3. Please contact our Travel Experts for more information.

    • Can you tell me more about the accommodation?

      Accommodation on this trip is on a twin/multishare basis. Please note there may be times where facilities will be shared rather than ensuite and rare occasions when you share a room with passengers travelling on different Intrepid trips than your own. The accommodation is basic, clean and comfortable but please note that the the style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our usual accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances.

    • What is the age range?

      Those under 15 are unable to book onto this tour and under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. There are no upper age limits for this tour however, and Intrepid's appeal is diverse. If you're comfortable with the itinerary then your welcome to join the tour!

    • What kind of luggage should I bring?

      What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage, although you won't be required to walk long distances with it (max 30 minutes).

      Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

    • Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

      A trip note - which contains essential information about your trip will be given to you. Information such as the daily itinerary, where to meet on the first day, what time the trip starts, how to get to the joining point hotel, included activities, visa information, etc will be mentioned in there. Please contact us for this.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however, these can be booked through Intrepid. Please contact our travel experts to arrange this. Metered taxi ranks are available outside the airport entrance.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      Dong
      Vietnam
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, G. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types A, B, C, E, F. As a traveller from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B, C, E, F, G.

      Type A
      Vietnam
      Type B
      Vietnam
      Type C
      Vietnam
      Type E
      Vietnam
      Type F
      Vietnam
      Type G
      Vietnam
    • Vaccines
      • 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.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before July 23rd, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after July 23rd, 2021, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 30 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Intrepid Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Intrepid Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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