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Vietnam Express Southbound

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Vietnam Express Southbound - Intrepid Travel
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MARCELL "The tour was absolutely fan-tas-tic, an experience of a lifetime in a wonderful country:) After the initial shock provided by the weather (the 35°C+ coupled with extreme humidity in Hanoi) that greeted us upon stepping out of the airport, things quickly turned around and kept getting better day after day! The kindness and humbleness of the people, our amazing tour guide (Nguyen Duy, alias 'D') wh..."
Excellent
28 reviews
Starts
Hanoi
Destinations
+4
Ends
Ho Chi Minh City
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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
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
Discovery, Adventure
Start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the discovery tour Vietnam Express Southbound, you have a 10 day tour package taking you from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and through Hanoi, Vietnam and 4 other destinations in Vietnam. Vietnam Express Southbound is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • Vietnam Express Southbound reviewer 1
    Written on April 2, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was excellent. Cong was very helpful, friendly, patient and knowledgeable. If it weren't for this tour, I don't think that I'd see the things that I've seen through this tour. Junk boat, overnight trains, motorbikes, sampans, and bicycling through Vietnam then add-in a great mix of like-minded travelers was a perfect way to experience this journey.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Jeff, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re delighted to read that you enjoyed your time in Vietnam – it’s one of our favourite countries and we’re happy to have had the chance to show you all the things we love about it! Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon. Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • J
    Written on March 20, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    My girlfriend and I had an awesome time on this tour. The activities were great - motorbike rides through Hue, cooking class in Hoi An, visiting a candy factory on the Mekong Delta - and things we would not have thought to do on our own. Bac, our leader, was great as well and always ready with some handy tips. Accommodation was nice, and the inclusion of a pool in Hoi An was a plus. Would recommend to anyone who has a short time in Vietnam and want to see the highlights.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Justin Thanks for sharing your experience with us, we’re delighted to hear that you had a great time in Vietnam… sounds like a fun trip! Hope to see you on another trip with us soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • BW
    Written on January 29, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Guide was great. Transportation was fine. Accomodation was what I expect from 3 star. I extended my stay 1 night in Saigon. I could not stay the extra night in Queen Ann hotel, so went next door to Ambassador. The breakfast in the Queen was very average, in a very small tightly packed restaurant at basement level. Almost backpacker style.The quality and choice of food in theAmbassor was excellent in a well appointed restaurant on the 12th floorI only mention this as the Guide did say you used to use Ambassador.
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  • JG
    Written on October 28, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was excellent for a short trip of Vietnam. Visiting 4 cities from north to south and a 1 night cruise of Ha Long Bay. The guide was excellent, the means of transportation was good as well. Would definitely recommend this trip.
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  • SS
    Written on September 17, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Really enjoyed this tour, our guide was really friendly & knowledgable. The transport was always air cond buses & the accommodation was better than we expected for the price.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Scott, thanks for sharing your experience! It's great to receive feedback like this from our passengers, and we always pass it along to our global team where it is very much appreciated. We’re delighted that you had such a great time in Vietnam with us, and we hope to see you on another trip soon! King regards, Intrepid Travel
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  • MI
    Written on May 3, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was absolutely fan-tas-tic, an experience of a lifetime in a wonderful country:) After the initial shock provided by the weather (the 35°C+ coupled with extreme humidity in Hanoi) that greeted us upon stepping out of the airport, things quickly turned around and kept getting better day after day! The kindness and humbleness of the people, our amazing tour guide (Nguyen Duy, alias 'D') who wasn't just extremely attentive but was ready with an answer to ALL of our (annoying) questions, the beautiful sights, the food... all superb! A couple of tips: It is very important to arrive a couple of (2-3) days before the tour starts, so you have time to explore Hanoi, the capital city. It is also a good idea to leave another 2-3 days before the flight back at the end of the tour, as Ho Chi Minh (and it's surroundings) also have a lot to offer! Also, if you are not pleased with your hote room, the staff tend to be very helpful. Finally: Don't miss the optional bicycle tour in Hoi An! Unless of course you want to visit the nearby My Son temple ruins, which are (unfortunately) not part of this tour, due to lack of time. If you plan on visiting the ruins, arrange it beforehand so you arrive in the early hours - before tourist groups swarm the area:)
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  • MP
    Written on March 29, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The tour surpassed my expectations. The number of adventures experienced daily was phenomenal. The sights and tastes of Vietnam were incredible.
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  • DD
    Written on March 3, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic tour highly recommended
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  • MB
    Written on January 21, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    A fantastic tour if you want to fit the main tourist areas of Vietnam into a shorter period of time. Our main and local tour guides were all exceptional and we really were entrenched into Vietnamese culture during most parts of the tour whilst still feeling safe and comfortable throughout.
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  • PA
    Written on October 14, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    The trip was to our expectation : 1 Hotels were fair to mainly good 2) Breakfast n included meals were good 3)Tour Itenary were interesting ,local & historical background well explained by guide 4)Local transport good
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  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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  • Meals

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Videos

  • Discover Vietnam
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Discover Vietnam

Questions & Answers

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

    • February 1, 2017

      What is the itinerary on day one?

      Day 1's itinerary reads as follows:

      Welcome to Vietnam. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. We'll be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you bring these details to provide to your leader.

    • February 1, 2017

      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.

    • December 1, 2016

      What is the average group size of this tour?

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

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    What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Martina25th April 2018
      The website is very complete and easy to navigate. All the information I could need was there and it made it easy for me to research and choose the tour that suited me the most. Moreover I got nice discounts. Will definitely keep using TourRadar

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    Visa

    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.

    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
    Hanoi is the starting point and Ho Chi Minh City 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 $941 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 $941 for Vietnam Express Southbound, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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    The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

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

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