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Classic Vietnam

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Classic Vietnam - Intrepid Travel
Classic Vietnam - Intrepid Travel
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10 reviews
Starts
Ho Chi Minh City
+5 Destinations
Southern Vietnam
Ends
Hanoi
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Highlights

  • Admire the picturesque landscapes of Vietnam
  • Learn about the mysteries of the Viet Minh in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Explore the beautiful lakes of Hanoi
  • Do a homestay in Mekong Delta
Age range
15 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Berth / Cabin, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Boat, Private Vehicle, Plane
Start in Ho Chi Minh City and end in Hanoi! With the in-depth cultural tour Classic Vietnam, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and through Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and 5 other destinations in Vietnam. Classic Vietnam is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • GA
    Written on April 19, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I recently returned from a Classic Vietnam tour, trip code TVKT170325, our guide for the 2 weeks was KHOA DUONG who is worth his weight in gold. With people like KHOA Intrepids reputation can only grow, He was very knowledgeable, thoughtful, and looked after everybody on the tour. The accommodation was first class, travel on overnight train was great, all bus trips very very good, will recommend Intrepid to everyone I talk to. Greg Amundsen
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  • L
    Written on June 2, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was amazing. Would recommend this over the 10 day tour on offer. Less rushed and plenty of spare time. Be prepared to go outside your comfort zone though and embrace the challenge. Great accommodation and we were looked after by our fantastic tour guide Ngoc.
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  • J
    Written on January 22, 2014
    1.0 - Bad

    I used to love Intrepid but extremely disappointed in my last 2 trips. The accommodation were closer to 3 stars but NOT when you consider I traveled on the "comfort" trip and kept running into travelers on "basic" or "original" that stayed in better hotels more centrally located. We also noticed that they consistently traveled in nicer buses. Our overnight train was on a horrific car on New Year's Eve and we ended up running into travelers on the basic trip staying in a much higher class car. Last I want to warn people about the new tip kitty. Sounds like a great idea to ensure local guides are tipped, however it apparently is a method to compensate the Trip guide at the local guide's expense. Very sad as the local guides don't receive the same type of compensation or restaurant kickbacks and now the Trip Guide literally takes money out of their pocket. Please do NOT participate in a tip kitty without a traveler administering the tips (careful as one of our guides had us do this but with a sealed envelope) or just say that you prefer to give out your own tips. It turns tips from optional to compulsory and moves the funds from locals to trip guides. WATCH OUT if your guide is Tho Nguyen. You'll recognize him as he dressed as if he wore dress slacks, sports coats and dress shoes every day. He didn't even try to hide his "ill gotten gains!" I would recommend the trip but with another tour company
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  • Classic Vietnam reviewer 4
    Written on September 28, 2013
    4.5 - Excellent

    Really nice country shown by a really knowledgeable and nice guide. With amazing scenery and yummy food.
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  • Classic Vietnam reviewer 5
    Written on September 28, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    loved every minute of the tour, never been able to say that about a tour before, even when the weather was against us, our guide was able to juggle the local itinary features so that we got to visit/see everything.
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  • Classic Vietnam reviewer 6
    Written on January 26, 2013
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fantastic trip, great bunch of people and a fantastic tour leader, would recommend to anyone
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  • Classic Vietnam reviewer 7
    Written on August 6, 2012
    4.5 - Excellent

    Amazing trip with amazing people. Highlights are too many to name, but include the food everywhere (especially HCMC, Hoi An), backroad motor bike tour, singing karaoke on private boat in Halong Bay. Highly recommended if you want to experience the real Vietnam!
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  • A
    Written on May 24, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip to vietnam was very enjoyable. Bon our tour leader was excellent. I am 71 and he looked after me very well. I would definitely use your company again. We had a wonderful time and learnt so much about the history of vietnam and its people.

  • A
    Written on April 17, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    What an awesome experience. I will always remember it. Our leader was wonderful and friendly.

  • A
    Written on July 24, 2009

    If you have to do a tour then Intriped is the way to go. They are a very professional group who provide local tour guides, not only is this great because it gives you real access to the culture and language but shows that the company is invested in contributing to the growth and development of the county. Intrepid takes you off the beaten track, taking the most traditional means of transport as possible. They ensure that you become integrated into the local culture and are exposed to the issues that effect the people. Intrepid were also a cost friendly way to travel and the groups were kept to intimate sizes. This allowed you to better integrate on local transportation. I feel as though I was still given access to the culture, but had the stress of organisation taken away from me.

Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 2: Mekong Delta
  • Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Overnight Train
  • Day 5: Nha Trang
  • Day 6: Nha Trang
  • Day 7: Hoi An
  • Day 8: Hoi An
  • Day 9: Hoi An
  • Day 10: Hue
  • Day 11: Hue
  • Day 12: Hanoi
  • Day 13: Halong Bay
  • Day 14: Hanoi
  • Day 15: Hanoi

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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  • October 1, 2016

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    The age range on this amazing tour is 15 to 70 year olds and it is usually a mixed age group.

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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
    Ho Chi Minh City is the starting point and Hanoi is the endpoint.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 56 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 16 December 2017 the full payment of $1,928 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1928 for Classic Vietnam, 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 1,632 km.
    • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    • 323 km
    • Nha Trang (Vietnam)
    • 415 km
    • Hoi An (Vietnam)
    • 104 km
    • Hue (Vietnam)
    • 538 km
    • Hanoi (Vietnam)
    • 126 km
    • Halong Bay (Vietnam)
    • 126 km
    • Hanoi (Vietnam)

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