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Dong Pass (Vietnam Northbound) - Stray Asia
14 days

Dong Pass (Vietnam Northbound)

From Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
18
Age range:
12 to 70 year olds
Operated in:
English
From
US $950
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Places You’ll See

  • Ho Chi Minh City
    Ho Chi Minh City
  • Dalat
    Dalat
  • Hoi An
    Hoi An
  • Hue
    Hue
  • Phong Nha National Park
    Phong Nha National Park
  • Ninh Binh City
    Ninh Binh City
  • Hanoi
    Hanoi
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Highlights

Highlights

  • Explore how you like with this Hop On/Hop Off Pass
  • Discover a secluded coastal fishing village in Bai Xep
  • Be amazed by glittering limestone walls in Phong Nha
  • Learn the historical importance of Vinh Moc Tunnels

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City
  2. Ho Chi Minh City
  3. Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat
  4. Da Lat
  5. Da Lat to Bai Xep
  6. Bai Xep
  7. Bai Xep to Hoi An
  8. Hoi An
  9. Hoi An to Hue
  10. Hue to Phong Nha
  11. Phong Nha
  12. Phong Nha to Ninh Binh
  13. Ninh Binh to Hanoi
  14. Hanoi
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What's included

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  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Meals
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
  • 4.4
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  • D
    November 14, 2019
    Our guide Tien treated us like family. He never appeared impatient with our needs or multitude of questions. He went out of his way to show us local places to visit and accompanied us to dinner several times. An absolute perfect ambassador for Vietnam.... Show more
    Stray Asia commented on this review
    Hey Donna, Thanks for leaving this wonderful feedback. We'll definitely pass it along to Tien! Have a great day.
    Trip date: November 2019
  • J
    October 16, 2019
    Great time traveling in Vietnam, the places we went and the guide were all fantastic. Was great way of traveling hassle free and meeting other people! Just be aware in low season there are much fewer people (I was in October) and some buses were... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • M
    August 25, 2019
    It wasn’t until we got to Halong Bay for a 3 day tour, did we really appreciate how fantastic and relaxed and off the beaten track strayasia is.
    Stray Asia commented on this review
    Fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your Stray experience through Vietnam - cheers!
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    Trip date: August 2019
  • Y
    July 31, 2019
    It was a great tour with a lot of new great experince. Our tour guide Luc showed us places we would have never gone to. He was great and made our so much beter!
    Stray Asia commented on this review
    So glad to hear you had a wonderful time on your tour with Luc. Cheers!
    Trip date: July 2019
  • E
    July 15, 2019
    Had a really good time wit Stray. Tour guide was amazing and had tons of useful information. The flexibility was good, and it was nice to have rides organized while having flexibility to do what we wanted during the day. As a suggestion, some of the... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
  • RW
    March 01, 2018
    I have travelled with Stray Asia multiple times. The guides, the people I met and the places I didn't even realised existed were all standouts for me. Some of the drive days are a little long, but the destinations make it worth while and the guides... Show more
    Stray Asia commented on this review
    Thanks so much for your review Rory. We're glad you love 'Straying' with us!
    Trip date: February 2017
  • Dong Pass (Vietnam Northbound) reviewer 7
    December 04, 2017
    Stray is an excellent company and I would recommend the tours to everybody. Our guide Phi was the best and made our Vietnam tour simply perfect.
    Stray Asia commented on this review
    Hi Stephanie, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We're glad you had a great time travelling with Phi in Vietnam :)
    Trip date: March 2017
  • J
    January 13, 2017
    Did the Dong pass and had a great time exploring Vietnam. Our guide Long was amazing, super nice and went above and beyond to make sure we were safe and taken care of. He had great recommendations and helped me book some activities not provided by... Show more
    Stray Asia commented on this review
    Thank you for your review Joseph! Awesome to hear you had a great time with Long :)
    Trip date: January 2017
  • M
    December 15, 2016
    A good bustrip with a very sweet guide to help us. Sometimes very long bus hours.
    Stray Asia commented on this review
    Thank you for your review! Yes the bus trips can get tiring with Vietnam being such a long country. We hope you got the chance to hop off and relax at some of our great Vietnam destinations like Bai Xep or Hoi An!
    Trip date: December 2016
  • AL
    December 15, 2016
    Our guide Was great helped us every Day to get a 5 People room. The booked activities were also great. We got help to book a Tour to Sapa, but Unfortunatel I become, and then our guide helped us to cancel our Tour. The People on the bus were Nice as... Show more
    Stray Asia commented on this review
    Thank you for your review and your nice feedback about your guide Long!
    Trip date: December 2016

Frequently asked questions

  • Is your age range a suggestion or a strict requirement?

    The age restrictions depend on the tour operator, sometimes they are a recommendation and other times they are a restriction.

  • Is accommodation included in this tour?|

    Accommodation is not included in the DONG pass, though we can guarantee and book you accommodation throughout the tour. You could also upgrade to our Dong FLEXI pass, which would include accommodation and some activities.

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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.

    Vaccines

    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.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before 30 December 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 30 December 2019, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Stray Asia. 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 15 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.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Stray Asia will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    • The following cards are accepted for Stray Asia tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
  • Cancellation Policy

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