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Vietnam Experience - Contiki
NicoleGreenbaum "James is absolutely amazing!! He truly cares about the comfort and happiness of his tour group and is consistently checking in with everyone to ensure everyone is having the best experience possible. James knows exactly how to read the mood of a group and is full of excellent recommendations for down time on a trip. Not only is he able to control a group but he also is willing to join in and have ..."
Excellent
151 reviews
Starts
Ho Chi Minh City
+7 Destinations
Southern Vietnam
Ends
Hanoi
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Highlights

  • Try your hand at haggling in the floating markets
  • Experience pristine beach life at Nah Trang
  • Discover the mystical hidden grotto of Halong Bay
  • Wander the streets and discover the old town of Hoi An
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Train & Rail, Boat
Travel style
Discovery, Boat, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Contiki
Start in Ho Chi Minh City and end in Hanoi! With the discovery 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 6 other destinations in Vietnam. Vietnam Experience includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City
  2. Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta
  3. Day 3: Mekong Delta to Ho Chi Minh City
  4. Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang
  5. Day 5: Nha Trang
  6. Day 6: Nha Trang to Hoi An
  7. Day 7: Hoi An
  8. Day 8: Hoi An to Hue
  9. Day 9: Hue to Hanoi
  10. Day 10: Hanoi to Halong Bay
  11. Day 11: Halong Bay to Hanoi
  12. Day 12: Depart Hanoi

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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  • Additional Services

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  • Insurance

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151 Reviews

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Good
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  • N
    Written on July 13, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Such a better experience compared to my first contiki

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  • M
    Written on July 13, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had such a great time on the Vietnam experience, would highly recommend!!

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  • L
    Written on July 13, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Aaron has good knowledge of Vietnam, he knew exactly where to go, what was good to eat, where was good to drink! Was a great trip

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  • Vietnam Experience reviewer 4
    Written on June 15, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Best Contiki I've ever been on (out of 4)! The TM made sure everyone was comfortable and felt safe. Definitely helped that the group we had were an amazing bunch. Exceeded my expectations and made me want to go back to Vietnam straight away. Itinerary,... Read more

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  • Vietnam Experience reviewer 5
    Written on June 15, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    From the get go the entire trip was mindblowing. I'll honestly never forget the experience and the friends I made along the way for the rest of my life. None of it would have been possible without the amazing tour guides and the even more outstanding tour... Read more

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  • A
    Written on June 15, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had an absolute ball on this trip! I’ve done a lot of organised tours and Rhi is by far the best tour guide I’ve had! She is so organised and knowledgeable! She’s super fun, super friendly, super easy going.. nothing was a problem for her! The trip would... Read more

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  • Vietnam Experience reviewer 7
    Written on May 31, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Vietnam Experience tour was a total immersion into Vietnam culture, food and history, and great nights out! On the tour we had the best gang of people. The general mood of the tour was always humorous, happy and chill thanks to James unique ability... Read more

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  • N
    Written on May 20, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    James is absolutely amazing!! He truly cares about the comfort and happiness of his tour group and is consistently checking in with everyone to ensure everyone is having the best experience possible. James knows exactly how to read the mood of a group and... Read more

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  • Vietnam Experience reviewer 9
    Written on May 19, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    james definitely made the trip one to remember, i couldn't fault him. the trip did feel a little rushed at times but to be expected and if i could change one thing it would be to remove mekong delta from the itinerary and add an extra night in halong bay

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  • Vietnam Experience reviewer 10
    Written on May 18, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing trip, great tour guide, great group, comprehensive itinerary and good recommendations for what to do in spare time

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    "New Zealand born and bred who loves an adventure. I also love the outdoors, food, laughing and learning..."
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    "If you haven't fallen in love with Southeast Asia yet, then you haven't travelled with me! I've travelled..."
  • 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..."
  • Az Gallagher
    "Grew up on a banana farm in Tropical North QLD, Australia. Now I'm blessed at being a part of travellers..."
  • Rhi Zaa
    "From what started as a tag in a facebook post, leading to my online application, interview processes,..."
  • Talia Willis
    "Coming in hot (and very sweaty) from South East Asia! I've been working for Contiki for almost 5 years..."
  • Matt
    "Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia with a Sri Lankan background, the decision to leave home and..."
  • James Jenkins
    "Before joining the Tourism Industry i used to frequently travel across South East Asia and Australia..."
  • Aaron Cooper
    "An island boy that loves to dive and educate people about the beauties and history of Asia. "
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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.
Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 25 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 25 October 2019, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Contiki. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
Cancellation policy
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,691 km.
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
  • 29 km
  • Cu Chi Tunnels (Vietnam)
  • 29 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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