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Vietnam on a Shoestring

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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Vietnam on a Shoestring - G Adventures
Vietnam on a Shoestring - G Adventures
Excellent
23 reviews
Starts
Ho Chi Minh City
Destinations
+5
Ends
Hanoi
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Highlights

  • Relax on the sun-kissed beaches of Nha Trang
  • Stroll through picturesque river-side Hoi An
  • Take a rik-shaw ride through imperial Hue
  • Marvel at Ha Long Bay's iconic limestone islands
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Boat, Local Transport
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure
Start in Ho Chi Minh City and end in Hanoi! With the in-depth cultural tour Vietnam on a Shoestring, 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 on a Shoestring is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

23 Reviews

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78%
Good
17%
Average
4%
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  • Vietnam on a Shoestring reviewer 1
    Written on November 14, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Ken was an excellent guide, saw the best of Vietnam. Would highly recommend.

    G Adventures commented on this review
    YES! Thank you Sonia.
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  • A
    Written on October 31, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Ratha was great! He made everything so much easier from taking night trains to showing us the best sites and also the best places to eat. He was really friendly and good fun which made the trip so much more enjoyable

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Wonderful to hear, thanks Alex, we do appreciate it.
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  • A
    Written on October 31, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Ratha was great! He went out of his way to make sure we did all the top sights in each place we went to. He made sure everything ran smoothly and we didn’t have to worry about anything. He knew all the best places to eat so we got to experience some amazing... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    So happy to hear, thanks for sharing.
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  • P
    Written on October 30, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Excellent tour guide! Very informative and helpful!

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks Patrick!
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  • S
    Written on October 27, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was amazing and Buntheon made the tour even better. He was very knowledgable and made sure everyone was looked after. Great tour and great tour guide.

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the review Shilantha.
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  • J
    Written on October 27, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was amazing. The perfect amount of time to see all the places we wanted to see. Bun our tour guide was one of a kind and he made the trip so special for us ensuring that we were all happy and all of our needs were met. I honestly can’t thank him... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the review James, we are so happy to hear that.
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  • J
    Written on October 27, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Vietnam on a Shoestring tour was excellent. The highlight of the tour was our fantastic tour guide Buntheoun San - he was friendly, funny and knowledgable, and made the tour of Vietnam even more memorable and enjoyable.

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Wonderful to receive this Jack, thank you.
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  • Vietnam on a Shoestring reviewer 8
    Written on October 19, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    He's without doubt the best guide you can Imagine, and the trip itself was excellent too!

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Amazing to hear - thank you Marie!
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  • A
    Written on October 19, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    The trip and Ratha was just absolute Amazing. The Best ceo/guide i have ever had.

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the review Anna.
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  • C
    Written on October 19, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great trip! And Ratha was an incidible guide :)

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the review Caroline.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City
  2. Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City/Nha Trang (1B)
  3. Day 3 Nha Trang
  4. Day 4 Nha Trang/Da Nang (1B)
  5. Day 5 Da Nang/Hoi An
  6. Day 6 Hoi An (1B, 1L)
  7. Day 7 Hoi An/Huế (1B)
  8. Day 8 Huế/Hanoi (1B)
  9. Day 9 Hanoi/Ha Long (1L)
  10. Day 10 Ha Long/Hanoi (1B)
  11. Day 11 Hanoi (1B)
  12. Day 12 Hanoi (1B)

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Guides who have led this tour

  • Ratha Van
    "My name is Ratha Van. I'm a CEO (Tour Leader) at G Adventures leading the tours in Cambodia, Vietnam,..."
  • Ratha Sok (Tha)
    "My name is Ratha (Tha).I was born in 1986 . I come from Battambang province and live in Siem Reap. I..."
  • Chuom Chheak
    "My name is Chuom Cheak. I am a licensed tour guide in Angkor Archaeological Park. I have been working..."
  • Phyo Myint Kyaw
    "Hello my name is Phyo Myint Kyaw. Call me Min which is my nick name. I am from Myanmar(Burma). I have..."
  • Bun (Buntheoun San)

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  • Victoria8th April 2018
    Website was very straight forward and easy to use, I was able to tick exactly where I wanted to go which I was unable to do with other websites. very reasonably priced trips.

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About the countries

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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.

Policies

Location
Ho Chi Minh City is the starting point and Hanoi is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request G Adventures to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 23 January 2019 the full payment of $737 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $737 for Vietnam on a Shoestring, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for G Adventures tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,471 km.
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
  • 323 km
  • Nha Trang (Vietnam)
  • 415 km
  • Hoi An (Vietnam)
  • 104 km
  • Hue (Vietnam)
  • 501 km
  • Halong Bay (Vietnam)
  • 2 km
  • Bai Chay (Vietnam)
  • 126 km
  • Hanoi (Vietnam)

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