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Vietnam Experience - Contiki
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John "The Vietnam experience was absolutely incredible. The things we had the privilege of seeing and experiencing were unforgettable. But if I'm honest, what really made the whole trip was our tour manger, Greg Colgin. He was extremely approachable and friendly, super fun and was always upbeat, great to talk to and I'm sure I can speak for everyone when I say it felt very personalised. He would check ..."
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66 reviews
Starts
Ho Chi Minh City
+8 Destinations
Southern Vietnam
Ends
Hanoi
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Highlights

  • Haggle in the floating markets
  • Taste the beach life at Nah Trang
  • Explore the hidden grotto of Halong Bay
  • Explore the old town of Hoi An
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ship, Plane
Start in Ho Chi Minh City and end in Hanoi! With the in-depth cultural tour Vietnam Experience, you have a 12 day tour package taking you from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and through Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and 7 other destinations in Vietnam. Vietnam Experience includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • M
    Written on September 27, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Vietnam Experience, April 2016 - the trip is such a great pace, and I'm so glad we went up North at the end to end off with Halong Bay. It was awesome to spend more time actually exploring and experiencing the cities and places, rather than on a coach. The accommodation was all really good, and all central. Our TM, Lee, certainly made the trip that much better - she was so knowledgeable, always keen to give us (really great) recommendations for local things and places to eat, and always up for a good talk and to find out more about us and to share her stories. The group size of the trips makes bonding even easier than on others. I must also note that the inclusions and optionals were great. Local guides are the friendliest and some of the most interesting and kind people I've met. Would definitely recommend Vietnam, and with Contiki, to anyone.
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  • CM
    Written on July 18, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Shan was incredible, it was my first contiki, but I had travelled with Topdeck and g adventures previously. Shan was the greatest tour manager ever. I could not fault her at all, her energy and genuine love for the country, and for all of her travels was awe inspiring! Such a great human! Hope to run into her again someday
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  • AL
    Written on July 18, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Shan was my Guide for the Vietnam Experience tour. She is absolutely incredible and I hope to have her again one day. Shan is fun, loving and bubbly- however shs takes her job seriously and is very responsible. Shan should be the Face of Contiki. A wonderful person and guide.
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  • MD
    Written on July 18, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I went on the Vietnam Experience tour in 2016/2017. Having been on quite a few contiki tours in both Europe and Asia, I have enjoyed none of them quite as much as I have this trip. Shan went above and beyond all my expectations to ensure that our group had the best time whilst on holiday and I can say without any hesitation that she is by far the best tour manager that I have encountered in all my travels.
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  • AC
    Written on July 18, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Shannon was above and beyond what I expected for a tour manager! This was my first solo trip & my first contiki, and as someone who is aspiring to get into this field of work she really set the standard. Shan was energetic, focused, passionate and driven and made a genuine effort to connect with everyone in my contiki group. Touring Vietnam with her was one of the biggest highlights of my life so far & anyone who is able to join in her travel journey and be apart of her adventurous life is undoubtably lucky. All the best for the future shan!
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  • A
    Written on March 4, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I went on the contiki Vietnam experience. The journey, sites, sounds, people and experience was truely incredible. This was my first time traveling solo, so I was naturally a little nervous. However, that all went away once I met my group and fantastic tour manager James (aka the contiki tin tin). This guy is a legend. He made the whole experience seamless as he guided us (sometimes still hungover) from one end of the country to the other. He's laid back, knows his stuff and can help you find the best spots to party. Yet he still makes you feel pumped to get out of bed early and go on with the adventure of a lifetime. I honestly didn't know what to expect from a tour manager when I started, but James has set the bar extremely high. This was my first contiki but it won't be my last. And a big part of that has to do with our awesome guide. He's changed me by changing my perspective on life. I can only hope that I get James on another one of my tours.
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  • Vietnam Experience reviewer 7
    Written on February 20, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    My guide Greg was awesome, the accommodation and transport lovely. Trip was very busy which I liked...but free time harder to come by.
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  • JS
    Written on February 20, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The Vietnam experience was absolutely incredible. The things we had the privilege of seeing and experiencing were unforgettable. But if I'm honest, what really made the whole trip was our tour manger, Greg Colgin. He was extremely approachable and friendly, super fun and was always upbeat, great to talk to and I'm sure I can speak for everyone when I say it felt very personalised. He would check in with everyone every day to see how they were going and asked if they had any questions about the trip. And although he did a fantastic job of organising everything to run so smoothly, he felt like a great friend, not just a tour manager. The group was fantastic, I couldn't have imagined experiencing this time with more amazing people. The transport was Always top notch. Food was authentic and tasty. Literally everything about this trip blew my mind. I would like to thank Contiki for what they have given me and and look forward to going on many more tours with this company in the future!
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  • JM
    Written on February 20, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The contiki was extremely well organised and the destinations so thorough in such a short period of time. Accommodation good showers not amazing often flooding the bathroom floor and cold, but in when in Asia you deal. Contiki Greg so passionate and can tell he truly loves his job, with so much heart!
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  • SC
    Written on February 18, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Greg is the most perf human being in the world - we were so lucky to land him as a TM. So fun loving and genuinely wanting everyone to have the most amazing time. Will forever recommend him!
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  • Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta
  • Day 3: Mekong Delta to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang
  • Day 5: Nha Trang
  • Day 6: Nha Trang to Hoi An
  • Day 7: Hoi An
  • Day 8: Hoi An to Hue
  • Day 9: Hue to Hanoi
  • Day 10: Hanoi to Halong Bay
  • Day 11: Halong Bay to Hanoi
  • Day 12: Depart Hanoi

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  • April 23, 2015

    What is intra tour air tax?

    The intra tour air tax covers the air taxes for the flights included on this tour. It's imposed by the airlines and therefore needs to be paid before the tour departs to secure your flight as a part of this tour.

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    What is internal air price for?

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Guides who have led this tour

  • shannon mahoni
    "i'm a kiwi gal from New Zealand who loves an adventure. I also love the outdoors, food, laughing and..."
  • Matt Grieves
    "Went on a Contiki European Whirl in 2013...had such a blast I joined the company. Best decision of my..."
  • Greg Colgin
    "I like adventures, food and laughter, those are a few of my favourite things."
  • Hailee Gypsy Atkins
    "Hey hey, I'm Hailee or Lee as I'm better known and I have been working for Contiki Asia since 2013. I..."
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    "Grew up on a banana farm in Tropical North QLD, Australia. Now I'm blessed at being a part of travellers..."
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    "Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia with a Sri Lankan background, the decision to leave home and..."
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    "Before joining the Tourism Industry i used to frequently travel across South East Asia and Australia..."
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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
    Ho Chi Minh City is the starting point and Hanoi is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Contiki to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 7 December 2017 the full payment of $1,012 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1012 for Vietnam Experience, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    The following cards are accepted for Contiki tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,731 km.
    • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    • 29 km
    • Cu Chi Tunnels (Vietnam)
    • 29 km
    • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    • 323 km
    • Nha Trang (Vietnam)
    • 433 km
    • Da Nang City (Vietnam)
    • 22 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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