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Real Vietnam

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Starts
Ho Chi Minh City
+4 Destinations
Southern Vietnam
Ends
Hanoi
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Highlights

Start in Ho Chi Minh City and end in Hanoi! With the in-depth cultural tour Real 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. Real Vietnam is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
18 to 29 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Berth / Cabin, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure

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  • MB
    Written on May 27, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    We had the most incredible trip to Vietnam. Although we booked a fairly basic tour the itinerary was full enough to keep us entertained whilst allowing for some needed rest and recuperation. We expected very basic hotels and were pleasantly surprised throughout. The transport between each of the locations was well organised and comfortable. What really made this trip unforgettable was our tour guide. His knowledge and love of Vietnam were clear throughout. He shared interesting stories about his family life and provided insight into life in his home country. Even on days that were scheduled as 'free time' our guide provided tips on what to see and where to go for meals which was a huge help. Quang is a huge asset to Gecko Tours and should be recognised for his dedication and hard work.
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  • Real Vietnam reviewer 2
    Written on April 15, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    Absolutely best trip I could've asked for! This was my first time travelling by myself and it was incredible! I had an awesome bunch of people to travel with and a well-informed and enthusiastic tour guide, who didn't mind taking time out to show us the extra stuff along the way
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City
  2. Day 2: Mekong Delta
  3. Day 3: Mekong Delta - Overnight Train
  4. Day 4: Tuy Hoa
  5. Day 5: Tuy Hoa - Overnight Train
  6. Day 6: Hoi An
  7. Day 7: Hoi An
  8. Day 8: Hue
  9. Day 9: Hue
  10. Day 10: Phong Nha
  11. Day 11: Phong Nha - Overnight train
  12. Day 12: Hanoi
  13. Day 13: Cat Ba Island
  14. Day 14: Hanoi
  15. Day 15: Hanoi

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  • Accommodation

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • What type of accomodation is included?

    Geckos doesn't release the names of the accommodation used until closer to the departure date.
    This tour features the following types of accommodation: Homestay (1 night), Hotel (9 nights), Overnight sleeper train (3 nights).

  • What is the age limit for this tour?

    Geckos Adventures restricts their tours to people aged in their 20s. However, we have a lot of other tours that run in the same off-the-beaten-track, grassroots-style as Geckos.

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  • Leslie3rd September 2018
    It is too bad there is no 6 or 8 star rating available. 5 isn't really good enough for TourRadar. This enterprise surpasses even the most stringent, high-bar criteria for excellence of customer service. These people are consistently, constantly, on top of your tour itinerary, where you are are in the process, your current status and your situation, they answer the phone on the 2nd or 3rd ring, I'M NOT KIDDING, nd when they pick up they already know who you are, what your tour and status is, and they instantly produce precise answers and solutions to your questions or problems in a matter of seconds. I don't know who the competition is for this outfit but my advice to them is, give up. Go find another line of business. You will never catch up with the platinum customer service these people provide.

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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.

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Location
Ho Chi Minh City is the starting point and Hanoi 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.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 December 2018 the full payment of $932 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $932 for Real Vietnam, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,469 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)
  • 126 km
  • Hanoi (Vietnam)

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