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Vietnam Intro - 12 Day

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880 reviews
Starts
Hanoi
Destinations
+6
Ends
Ho Chi Minh City
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Highlights

  • Head into chaotic Hanoi for street food and fresh beer
  • Spend the night with friends on your own private island
  • Experience local life at a homestay in peaceful Ninh Binh
  • Take a Vietnamese cooking class in lantern-lit Hoi An
  • Challenge yourself to crawl the historic Chu Chi Tunnels
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Home-stay, Bungalow, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
20
Transportation
Train & Rail, Bicycle, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Plane, Ferry
Travel style
Discovery
Start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the discovery tour Vietnam Intro - 12 Day, you have a 12 day tour package taking you from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and through Hanoi, Vietnam and 6 other destinations in Vietnam. Vietnam Intro - 12 Day includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Vietnam Intro - 12 Day reviewer 1
    Written on October 19, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I LOVE YOU BOO, you made this experience amazing
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  • S
    Written on October 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I’ve always wanted to travel to Vietnam and finally made it this year with Intro Travel - from the get go I loved every single second!! The booking experience (via their website - highly recommended - no need for a travel agent) was flawless. It was easy to navigate, there were a range of dates available, payment was simple and you get so much information to help you prepare for your trip. Our tour guide / group leader - Will - picked us up from the airport and has not only given us the hot tips on restaurants, bars and sight seeing but shown knowledge of the culture and a genuine love for Vietnam. I have had such a great time on this trip, made some life memories (and mates) and would highly recommend Intro Travel and Will to anyone that will listen. Book this trip now! You will not regret it!
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  • A
    Written on October 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I am just finishing up on the 9 day tour of Vietnam and I can honestly say the tour has been one of the best trips of my life. Will was a fantastic guide and I had an incredible group to people I got to know along the way. This trip is a great introduction to a Vietnam, great food, awesome activities and also time for relaxation.
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  • M
    Written on October 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Was great, had lots of fun with everyone!!!
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  • B
    Written on October 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great tour to get a taste of Vietnam. Ninh Binh was a lovely surprise, staying in bungalows on the edge of a lake/rice padi and exploring the area by bike. Pace of the trip was good with everything running seamlessly.
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  • S
    Written on October 17, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fantastic tour. Great places to see.
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  • A
    Written on October 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I was a bit worries about being too old for this tour being in my late thirties but it was totally fine. You do get a relatively younger crowd but there is a great balance of activities, culture, chill time and of not just going out all the time - but there are some great nights out too. Will, the guide, never pressured you in to any of the nights out if you didn’t want to and gave you other options which was great. He also got us involved in the culture of Vietnam, which is what I came for, and it felt like he was showing us his Vietnamese friends throughout the country which means you can get involved with them a lot too. I think you get to see more of the culture as you are with someone who lives here all the time. The people here are so friendly and have such a rich culture and the tour let you learn and get involved in this. I loved Hoi An as it was so pretty and getting tailor made clothes was so fun - Will recommended an amazing place for this. His recommendations overall were great which shows his knowledge of Vietnam was great. Make sure to pick this tour
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  • D
    Written on October 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great tour with a mixture of all kinds of activities and destinations. From outdoor activities - like kayaking through ha long bay and cycling around the rice paddies in Ninh Binh - to fun nights out for example at “having a boogie” tiger tiger in Hoi An and going out on bui vien street in Ho Chi Minh city. Plus some super relaxed chilled hammock time like on freedom island in ha long bay and getting cheap massages in Hoi An. This is just a quick example that there is something for everyone on this tour. You are guaranteed to find something you love in Vietnam and on Vietnam Intro. Our guide always gave you the option for all these activities so if there is something you like less then you don’t have to do it like some tour you’re kind of forced into. If you love that kind of activities you get to make the most of and Will shows you how to maximise your fun doing it.And if you don’t want to chill he will always give you extra fun activities and exploring to do in that given area and he will the majority of the time get involved in these - as Will has so much energy! This radiates onto the group and I don’t know how he stays so positive and high tempo all the time for every tour, I could not do it myself.
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  • D
    Written on October 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I’m personally very busy with work back home and never have had the time or want put the effort into planning a trip to Vietnam but I have always wanted to go. So my friend found this tour and all I had to do was say yes and book my flights. So happy that she persuaded me to do the Vietnam intro tour as it is awesome and I had to plan nothing. Still knowing that I was being taken to the best places in Vietnam. Our group leader Will, is very good at his job and his knowledge of Vietnam is very wide. He keeps the group in high spirits at all times, definitely go with Will as he makes it so much more fun. He always keeps everyone entertained and has little games ect for all occasions and makes the whole group gel so well no matter how different we all are. I loved Hoi An the most, it is so pretty and the lanterns are so nice. The cooking class we did in Hoi An was so much fun and was my favourite day. We also went on the river and released lanterns and went to the markets. This topped off a perfect day for me. Head over to Vietnam and make sure to do the 12 day tour as the last 3 days are also quality. And make sure to go with Will
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  • L
    Written on October 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Quality tour, awesome group leader Will, very good itinerary, delicious food, very good accommodation for the money. I thought the Mekong experience was very authentic and great fun. It’s out in the jungle and gets you back to nature. It’s such a cool part that most people couldn’t experience themselves. This is true for many of the activities on the tour. It’s a really good way to ensure you are doing the best activities and experiences in Vietnam as they have been tried and tested by hundreds of different people who have done the tour. I also loved literally just being told by Will to meet at this time and him organising all these fantastic activities and transport to and from, and all I had to do was enjoy myself and soak in the culture. It also helps doing the tour with a group that you get to know really well. It makes it much more fun and I will stay in contact with these people for sure. If you’re unsure about coming to Vietnam and doing this tour then just do it! I promise you won’t regret it
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Vietnam Intro Begins!
    Start point Cocoon Inn, 116 Hàng Buồm, Hoàn Kiếm, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam 19:00
  2. Day 2: Discover Hanoi
  3. Day 3: Ha Long Bay Overnight Boat
  4. Day 4: Ha Long Bay Private Island Stay
  5. Day 5: Ha Long Bay & Ninh Binh Homestay
  6. Day 6: Ninh Binh & Overnight Train
  7. Day 7: Arrive in Hoi An
  8. Day 8: Hoi An, Basket Boat Tour with Crab Fishing & Cooking Class
  9. Day 9: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
  10. Day 10: Mekong Delta 
  11. Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnels
  12. Day 12: Check Out and Onward Travel

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
    1. Hanoi - Cocoon Inn

      Address: 116 Hàng Buồm, Hoàn Kiếm, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

    2. Ha Long Bay - Overnight boat

      Address: 01 Ha Long road, Bai Chay ward, Halong city, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam

    3. Ha Long Bay - Mixed dorm on private island

      Address:

    4. Ninh Binh - Local homestay

      Address: Xóm 4, Thôn Hoa Tiên, Xã Gia Hưng, Huyện Gia Viễn, Gia Hưng, Gia Viễn, Ninh Bình, Vietnam

    5. Hoi An - Thanh Binh Hotel 2

      Address: 712 Hai Bà Trưng, Cẩm Phô, Tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam

    6. Ho Chi Minh City - Ailen Garden Hotel

      Address: 283 Phạm Ngũ Lão, ấp tây, Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1 ấp tây, Phạm Ngũ Lão Quận 1 Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam, Vietnam

    7. Mekong Delta - Hotel in Mekong Delta

      Address: 175A Đường Nguyễn Văn Cừ, An Hòa, Ninh Kiều, Cần Thơ, Vietnam

    *Please note exact accommodation and details are re-confirmed at time of booking and subject to change up to 6 weeks prior to departure

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

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

    • When and where does the tour end?

      The tour will end after breakfast on the last day of the tour at Ailen Garden Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. Now that your amazing 12-day adventure has come to an end, you can either check-out and make your way back home, stay on longer in Vietnam or continue your travels with the new friends you’ve made!
      Please be aware the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      This tour does not offer any optional excursions, as the itinerary is already packed with inclusions!

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The tour will start by being picked up from Hanoi airport and you will be taken to 'Cocoon Inn' hostel. As day 1 is an arrivals day you can arrive at any time and you will then have plenty of time to recover from your flight, chill out and then meet your fellow travellers in the evening.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Faye Turpin
      "I'm lucky enough to call Vietnam my home! I love to travel, meet new people and showing you what this..."
    • Brittany Davies
      "Hi guys! My names Britt & I'm a group leader for Thaintro :) "
    • Sammy Dean
      "Hey! My names Sammy and I have the absolute pleasure of adventuring around Vietnam for a living! My aim..."
    • Jack Pease
      "Hey Guys! My names Jack and I am a group leader working for Intro Travel, running the Thaintro tour in..."
    • Hannah Kern
      "Hey :) my name's Han and I have the best job ever - sharing my love of travel and Vietnam with you! Live..."
    • Will Anholt
      "Hello! My name is Will and I have the best job in the world working for Intro travel. I get to show great..."
    • Mathew James Stirland
      "Hello! My name is Matt and I am lucky enough to be a tour guide for the WINNER of the best tour in the..."
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      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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    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
    Hanoi is the starting point and Ho Chi Minh City is the endpoint.
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    Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $150 to confirm this Intro Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 35 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 24 November 2018 the full payment of $1,018 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 35 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1018 for Vietnam Intro - 12 Day, but the deposit of $150 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Intro Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    The following cards are accepted for Intro Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,607 km.
    • Hanoi (Vietnam)
    • 126 km
    • Halong Bay (Vietnam)
    • 137 km
    • Ninh Binh City (Vietnam)
    • 547 km
    • Hoi An (Vietnam)
    • 598 km
    • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    • 83 km
    • Cai Be (Vietnam)
    • 87 km
    • Cu Chi Tunnels (Vietnam)
    • 29 km
    • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

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