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Vietnam Intro 12 day

Experience
Tour
Destination
Vietnam
Duration
12 days
Ages
0 to 0
Operated by
IntroTravel

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Dec 2022, and closing very soon.

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Trip overview

Vietnam Intro is the most amazing way to experience Vietnam! You’ll discover crazy Hanoi, experience the stunning Ha Long Bay, stay on your own private island, go sea kayaking, crab fishing with traditional fisherman, soak up fascinating local culture, learn to cook delicious Vietnamese food, discover the secret underground world used during the Vietnam War known as the Cu Chi tunnels, explore the vast maze of rivers and lush green rice fields of the famous Mekong Delta and visit a traditional local village and much more. Plus you’ll have an awesome Group Leader with you from the moment you step off the plane, an instant group of friends to share your adventure with and help with all your onward travel. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

Inclusions

Meals

10 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 4 Dinner

What's Included

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Walking & Rickshaw Tour of Hanoi
  • Experience Local Life
  • Night Out in Hanoi
  • Overnight Boat Trip on Ha Long Bay
  • Private Island Stay
  • Kayaking
  • Local Homestay Experience
  • Bicycle Tour of Ninh Binh
  • Rice Paddies
  • River Boat Cruise
  • Dragon Mountain Viewpoint
  • Vietnamese Cooking Class
  • Visit Local Markets
  • Basket Boat Crab Fishing
  • Cu Chi Tunnels Tours
  • Traditional Mud Fishing
  • Mekong Delta Experience
  • Local Village Visit
  • Onward Travel Help & Planning
  • 24/7 support after the trip finishes

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Trip itinerary

Day 1

Arrive and meet the group When you land in Hanoi after your long flight we’ll be at the airport to meet you and take you to the hostel. You’ll have plenty of time to recover from your flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group.

Day 2

Discover Hanoi Discover what makes the chaotic capital of Vietnam so special with a walking and rickshaw tour of the city. Experience the bustling streets, fascinating culture and delicious street food. We’ll then head out for dinner and experience some of Hanoi’s best nightlife! (B)

Day 3

Ha Long Bay Overnight Stay Experience the stunning natural wonder of Ha Long Bay, cruise on beautiful emerald green waters through towering limestone mountains topped with rainforest. Go kayaking through caves and enjoy some drinks aboard our overnight boat! (B, L, D)

Day 4

Private Island Stay Continue soaking up the natural beauty of Ha Long Bay throughout the day before arriving at our own private island! Chill out in a hammock, play some beach volleyball or just relax and work on your tan! (B, L, D)

Day 5

Ninh Binh Homestay Today we head south to the beautiful countryside of Ninh Binh, a landscape of endless rice paddies and epic limestone mountains. Check in to our unique and amazing local homestay and watch the sunset whilst relaxing in our private riverside bungalows for the evening. (B, L)

Day 6

Explore Ninh Binh Today we explore magical Ninh Binh. We’ll take a bike ride through the rice paddies and then a local row boat along a network of rivers and caves. We’ll then tackle the iconic Dragon Mountain Viewpoint for sunset before boarding the overnight train south to Hoi An. (B)

Day 7

Explore Hoi An In the morning we’ll arrive in Hoi An, one of the most beautiful and fascinating towns in Vietnam. You’ll have some time in the afternoon to chill out, go shopping or even get some clothes made!

Day 8

Basket Fishing & Cooking Class Be guided through coconut groves by local fishermen while you try your hand at some crab fishing! We’ll then learn the secrets of preparing delicious Vietnamese food with a traditional cooking class. (B, L)

Day 9

Travel to Ho Chi Minh City Today we catch a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City and arrive early afternoon. You’ll have the rest of the day to relax and explore the city. (B)

Day 10

Mekong Delta We’ll explore the incredibly lush green beauty of the Mekong Delta, learn first-hand how the locals live, visit local villages and experience daily life on the Mekong. We then stay overnight in the Delta. (B, L, D)

Day 11

Cu Chi Tunnels Today we discover the Cu Chi Tunnels, a fascinating network of underground tunnels used as supply routes, hideouts and living quarters during the Vietnam War. We’ll arrive back to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon before heading out for our farewell dinner and party! (B, L, D)

Day 12

Check Out & Onward Travel Your amazing 12 day adventure comes to an end. You can either check out and make your way home or continue your travels with our help, advice and the new friends you have made! (B)

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