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Vietnam Express Southbound - Intrepid Travel
Vietnam Express Southbound - Intrepid Travel
Kylie "The tour was great. My guide Nhung was really informative and she helped me find a driver when I wanted to book a personal day trip to Bana Hills on our day off. My only complaint was that we didn't get to spend enough time at Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh while on the tour. I would advise arriving a day early before the start of the tour and extending your stay at the end by a day or 2, just to give your..."
Excellent
47 reviews
Starts
Hanoi
Destinations
+4
Ends
Ho Chi Minh City
Map

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, Christmas & New Year
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 and more.

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  • SL
    Written on January 19, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    What a fabulous trip! Our tour leader Thao was amazing; he was very accommodating and thoughtful and kind all rolled into one! The itinerary included just the right amount of organised sightseeing and free time. I would thoroughly recommend this trip to... Read more

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  • BB
    Written on January 4, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    The itinerary was perfect for a 10 day tour—a good overview of the country at a good pace. We had enough free time if we wanted it, but we really enjoyed doing things with our group! Our guide, Charlie, typically does foodie tours, so we had excellent... Read more

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Barbara, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, I am so pleased to read that you had a great time, I to have been on this trip and really enjoyed it. To spend New Years in Hoi An must of been magical. I to thought the motorcycle tour was a highlight of the trip. It is also really great to read that Charile was a great guide who added value. This is really important for us on all Intrepid trips... Thank you for choosing Intrepid to be your first tour after many years on travelling on your own and I am really pleased to hear you would recommend us.... Hopefully we will be seeing you on another Intrepid trip soon :-) John
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  • AF
    Written on December 14, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Great guide Lan was fun informative & helpful - I cant remember his surname North to South was great but will go back to Hao Long bay & sail a few days longer- will return to Vietnam & intrepid

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  • KR
    Written on December 5, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had a wonderful time on the tour. Anh was an awesome guide...very knowledgeable, helpful, and fun. The only complaint I really have is I would have preferred more of the optional activities to be included in the tour price. I feel like it would make for a... Read more

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  • R
    Written on November 20, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Great tour: highlights HalongBay, train to Hue, Hoi An and the Mekong Delta day. Hotels all very well appointed: Last hotel in HCMC unfortunately did not have a bar or restaurant (open evenings) onsite for guests to gather. Interesting aspect of... Read more

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  • CW
    Written on October 31, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was professionally led from the first day. Truong put everyone sat ease explaining the tour in detail it pointing out all the opportunities and recommendations that people may want to try along the way.

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  • QH
    Written on October 26, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Truong(Mr. T) was a great tour guide. He made sure everyone was comfortable and was knowledgeable about the culture and history of Vietnam. Enjoyed mostly Ha Long Bay and Hoi An. Great to tour from North to South and learn the culture and history of Vietnam.

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  • KM
    Written on September 29, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was great. My guide Nhung was really informative and she helped me find a driver when I wanted to book a personal day trip to Bana Hills on our day off. My only complaint was that we didn't get to spend enough time at Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh while on... Read more

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  • S
    Written on September 29, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Tuyen our tour guide was awesome, his help and knowledge beat all my expectations of this trip. Our last hotel was a big let down but over all i can't fault the rest of my time in Vietnam. The place and the people will stay with me for years to come. Tuyen... Read more

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  • MB
    Written on September 24, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip. Our guide Tuyen was beyond helpful during the entire trip. Very thoughtful and made everything run seamlessly. Great itinerary too - being able to see north to south Vietnam - nothing felt too rushed. I do recommend going to Hanoi a day earlier... Read 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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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • 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.

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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 22 March 2019 the full payment of $1,111 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 $1111 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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