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Vietnam Express Southbound - Intrepid Travel
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Arielle "I went with my boyfriend on this tour July 2016 and we loved it! We had a fantastic guide (Thanh Vu aka TV) and a great group of travelers. We were hesitant to do a tour because we like traveling on our own but we genuinely feel that this tour could not have been replicated on our own for the same experience. We got to do some many great things recommended by locals in each of the cities we vis..."
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26 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
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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  • 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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  • AC
    Written on July 28, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I went with my boyfriend on this tour July 2016 and we loved it! We had a fantastic guide (Thanh Vu aka TV) and a great group of travelers. We were hesitant to do a tour because we like traveling on our own but we genuinely feel that this tour could not have been replicated on our own for the same experience. We got to do some many great things recommended by locals in each of the cities we visited and experience so much of the country in a short amount of time.
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  • Vietnam Express Southbound reviewer 10
    Written on December 29, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great tour. Excellent tour guide. Really enjoyed both included and optional activities.
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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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  • Accommodation

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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    • 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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      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
      Hanoi is the starting point and Ho Chi Minh City is the endpoint.
      Hold my space
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      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 19 April 2018 the full payment of $1,050 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 $1050 for Vietnam Express Southbound, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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      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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