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Vietnam Express Southbound - Intrepid Travel
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Vietnam Express Southbound

10 days
4.8
(83)
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
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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

Itinerary

Start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the In-depth Cultural 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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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • 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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Back in 1989, two guys from Melbourne, Australia by the names of Darrell and Manch set off on an adventure to the other side of the world. They travelled to Africa and without air conditioning on their modified truck, they filled it with supplies, some beer, a bunch of aviator sunglasses, and some friends. On that trip, they came up with the idea that perhaps others may be interested in this style of travel too. Just like that, Intrepid was born. Intrepid has come a long way since then, now giving over 100,000 travelers a year the opportunity to experience small group travel across all 7 continents. They use local transport, sleep in local accommodation from Cambodian stilt houses to Moroccan riads, and employ 100% local leaders. With three different travel styles including basix, original and comfort, themes ranging from cycling trips to family holidays, and itineraries crafted with the perfect balance of must-see sights and free time, Intrepid caters to every type of traveller no matter their age, budget or travel style. The company has grown but their mission remains the same: to change the way people see the world through sustainable, experience-rich travel

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Customer Reviews

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    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Food
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  • A
    · August 3rd, 2023
    An absolutely life changing experience. Very immersive and educational. Considering how much you see of the country it is incredible value for money.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi there! Traveling is such a special experience and it's heartwarming to hear that this adventure was life-changing for you. We're glad to have been part of the journey. We hope to welcome you on another trip soon!
    Trip date: May 2023
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  • A
    · August 3rd, 2023
    An amazing trip! A great way to travel, experience local life and all of the must-see destinations! I would highly recommend the tour for solo travelers like myself looking to get an all-around view of Vietnam.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our small-group style of travel and experienced all of Vietnam's must-see's with us! Taking the hassle out of travel is what we do best! We hope to see you on your next adventure.
    Trip date: June 2023
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  • A
    · August 3rd, 2023
    As a first time traveller with Intrepid I could not have been more impressed. The activities were perfectly suited and really helped to experience the country. Accommodation and food were excellent and our Group leader honestly made the trip. He was so... Show more
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi there, thank you for your review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your first time traveling with us! It's wonderful that our carefully curated itinerary and activities allowed you to fully immerse yourself in the country's culture and... Show more
    Trip date: June 2023
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  • A
    · August 3rd, 2023
    Couldn’t recommend more highly, the tour exceeded our expectations and provided excellent value for money, while giving us a genuine experience of the culture, history and every day life of the people we came into contact with.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thank you for your great review. We're glad that all aspects of the tour were enriching and authentic and made your adventure more than you could have imagined! We hope to welcome you on another Intrepid trip soon.
    Trip date: July 2023
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  • A
    · August 3rd, 2023
    Every day provided a new and exciting adventure on Intrepid’s Vietnam Express Southbound. Our small and diverse group of new friends visited secluded eateries to try egg coffee and pho. We cruised Ha Long Bay on boats, and the countryside on motorbikes.... Show more
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thank you for your lovely review. We're thrilled to hear about your incredible journey with us exploring Vietnam's local sites, cuisine and history. We hope you have lifelong memories from your immersive and enriching adventure!
    Trip date: May 2023
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  • A
    · August 3rd, 2023
    An absolute must trip. Organisation, logistics and activities are really excellent and well thought out. Did not once have to worry about things to do or worry about planning. Our leader was superb, he was informative, friendly and provided us lots of... Show more
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thank you for your glowing review! We're glad to have been able to take the hassle out of traveling for you. It's wonderful to hear that you had an enriching local experience, enhanced by your leader's expert knowledge and insights. We hope to welcome... Show more
    Trip date: July 2023
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  • A
    · July 26th, 2023
    Absolutely superb trip which exceeded all my expectations. Every day was varied and the food throughout was fantastic. Our tour leader was fantastic ambassador for Vietnam and enhanced our experiences every day with his knowledge and suggestions. 100%... Show more
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hello and thank you for your review. We were pleased to read that you found the food throughout the tour to be fantastic and that your tour leader enhanced your experience. Great to hear you would recommend this tour to others and we look forward to... Show more
    Trip date: June 2023
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  • A
    · July 26th, 2023
    After just finished the express south 10 day tour in Vietnam with Intrepid, we have nothing but praise for the tour and the company. We are a couple in our early 50’s and there was a great mixture of ages from early 20’s to late 60’s and mainly single... Show more
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the group dynamic on your tour and that your tour leader was exceptional. We look forward to welcoming you on another one of our adventures very soon. All... Show more
    Trip date: July 2023
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  • A
    · July 17th, 2023
    A fantastic trip with every mode of transportation and something new every day. Nothing was too much trouble for our happy guide. Optional activities were great, loved the bike ride through rice fields in Hoi An.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing your experience. . It great to know that your guide was happy and nothing was too much trouble. That you had a fantastic trip and you especially enjoyed the bike ride in Hoi An. We hope it wont be long before we can welcome you... Show more
    Trip date: June 2023
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  • A
    · July 17th, 2023
    A very rewarding trip, that manages to pack a lot in but still feels relaxing. From bustling cities to cycling on the rice fields and canoeing on Halong Bay and seeing the wild monkeys...a wonderful memorable trip whilst travelling with a international... Show more
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing your experience. Its great to know that you had such a wonderful memorable trip and that despite having a full itinerary, you were still able to relax and enjoy the wildlife and sights. We hope you find another of our itineraries... Show more
    Trip date: June 2023
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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
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      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 November 25th, 2023 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after November 25th, 2023, 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 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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