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Explore Vietnam

Explore Vietnam - Intrepid Travel
Explore Vietnam - Intrepid Travel
Emma "This trip was brilliant!! Me and my boyfriend booked it not knowing what to expect. We feel like we experienced so much in the short time we was there. I think there was just enough time in each place and great options for different activities. The cycle tour around Hoi An was amazing, I would highly recommend. Tang was our tour guide he was always happy to join in with the group and was always ha..."
Excellent
12 reviews
Starts
Hanoi
+3 Destinations
Southern Vietnam
Ends
Ho Chi Minh City
Map

Highlights

  • Explore Halong Bay for yourself
  • Swim on Ti Top Island Beach
  • Take an overnight train to Hanoi
  • Visit Vietnam's southeast coast
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Train & Rail, Boat, Mini-coach
Travel style
Discovery, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Intrepid Travel
Start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the discovery tour Explore Vietnam, you have a 11 day tour package taking you from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and through Hanoi, Vietnam and 4 other destinations in Vietnam. Explore Vietnam 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: Hanoi
  2. Day 2: Cat Ba Island
  3. Day 3: Hanoi - Overnight Train
  4. Day 4: Hue
  5. Day 5: Hoi An
  6. Day 6: Hoi An
  7. Day 7: Hoi An - Overnight Train
  8. Day 8: Phan Rang
  9. Day 9: Phan Rang - Overnight Train
  10. Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City
  11. Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City

Travel guide

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

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

12 Reviews

Excellent
67%
Good
17%
Average
8%
Rather Poor
8%
Bad
0%
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  • TF
    Written on April 4, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    A great touring group, knowledgeable guide, great attractions.

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  • L
    Written on January 21, 2019
    3.0 - Average

    General Pros - Good itinerary, similar age group, flexible to do your own thing. General Cons - 10-12 hour overnight train rides, only 2 hotel rooms between 12 people to freshen up after long days & train rides. Bus rest stops were very touristy, pricey... Read more

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  • Explore Vietnam reviewer 3
    Written on January 20, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Excellent tour learnt so much history thanks to our great tour guide he was so helpful and would go above and beyond to make your trip memorable the accommodation was good and also was the traveling from each place will definatly travel Intrepid again.

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  • HD
    Written on July 18, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    The scenery was good. Hotel were good and clean and the location of the hotels were spot on. Only the train toilets were disgusting. Overall we had a great experience. Hassim dinath

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Hassim, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time in Vietnam! Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon. Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • R
    Written on June 27, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    My partner and I had a great time on this tour - it was the perfect way to get a taste of Vietnam in a short amount of time. Hien was a wonderful guide, we felt so looked after throughout the whole trip and she could never do enough to help. Each of the... Read more

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    HI Rachel, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time in Vietnam - sounds like you had a great trip! Hope to see you on your 3rd trip with us soon - did you know that when you book 9 trips with us you get your 10th for free? Just sayin'... :) Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • C
    Written on June 24, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    First time booking with Intrepid and had an amazing time with Hien! She is very passionate about her country and very knowledgeable. Trip was very well organized from beginning to end. She always had our safety first throughout the trip. Gave great tips and... Read more

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Christina, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time in Vietnam! We'll pass along your kind words to our global team, including Hien, who will be very happy to hear it. Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • Explore Vietnam reviewer 7
    Written on June 23, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    My wife and I booked with Intrepid Travel for the first time and after this awesome experience we will definitely book again with them. Our tour guide Hien was a lovely young lady. She spoke English very well and was so helpful in talking to local people... Read more

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Matt, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your time in Vietnam - sounds like quite the adventure! We will share your lovely feedback with our global team and with Hien, who will be very happy to hear it. We hope to see you on another trip with us again soon where one of our other incredible local leaders will have the chance to show you around their country...Hopefully no jellyfish stings next time! :) Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • Explore Vietnam reviewer 8
    Written on June 21, 2018
    1.5 - Rather poor

    Booked with Intrepid for the first time and after this awful experience i will never book again with them. Hien was the worst guide i have ever had in my life. She is completely hopeless and too young to be a tour guide. She barely speak english, all the... Read more

    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Enrico, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're very sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your trip - we have passed this feedback along to our customer relations team who are currently investigating and will be in touch with you soon. If you'd like to share any further feedback beforehand, please feel free to email customerrelations@intrepidtravel.com. Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • EH
    Written on January 20, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    This trip was brilliant!! Me and my boyfriend booked it not knowing what to expect. We feel like we experienced so much in the short time we was there. I think there was just enough time in each place and great options for different activities. The cycle... Read more

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  • Explore Vietnam reviewer 10
    Written on March 11, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Excellent tour, great mix of optional activities, group time and time away from the group to explore alone. The boat trip in Halong Bay was fantastic, very impressed by the boat's facilities and food served. This was a great way to see many places in... Read more

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  • Michael7th March 2019
    The prices were very competitive and what I really liked was that it was in my local currency. When I booked the confirmation came back in good time. Since then I have received more correspondence regarding the trip, which is good to see and very informative.

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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
Hanoi is the starting point and Ho Chi Minh City is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 18 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 18 October 2019, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. 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 60 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
TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Intrepid Travel. Please familiarise yourself with the Intrepid Travel payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
Payment methods
The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,380 km.
  • Hanoi (Vietnam)
  • 538 km
  • Hue (Vietnam)
  • 104 km
  • Hoi An (Vietnam)
  • 415 km
  • Nha Trang (Vietnam)
  • 323 km
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

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