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Vietnam North

Experience
Tour
Destination
Vietnam
Duration
10 days
Ages
18+
Operated by
TruTravels

Trip overview

So, you want to explore Vietnam ey? Welcome to 10 days jam packed with incredible landscapes, bustling cities, the most delicious food you have ever tasted and a country bursting at the seams from authentic experiences among locals famed for their welcoming smile. You can go ahead and split Vietnam in two, the North or the South (you can also explore the entire country!). While the South is dominated by stunning beaches, the North is famed for the beautiful madness of the capital of Hanoi where rules of the road are optional, lush jungles and enormous caves in Phong Nha National Park and of course, Halong Bay.

Inclusions

What's Included

  • Ho Chi Minh City Orientation
  • visit War Museum
  • Mui Ne Sand Dunes
  • Fairy Streams
  • Beach Day in Mui Ne
  • Ninhvana Beach Hideaway
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle-Boarding
  • Massages, Yoga & Trekking
  • Lantern Making in Hoi An
  • Basket Boat Trip

Meals

1 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinners

Accommodation

9 Nights accommodation in twin-share rooms and private dorms.

 

Transportation

All transport included, such as private bus, open top Jeep, and Ha Long Bay boat.

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Global Academy

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Trip itinerary

Day 1

Today is arrival day; feel free to arrive any time. You will be picked up from Da Nang airport by one of our drivers, who will be waiting for you. Then head to the hotel where your group leader will be waiting for you. Get excited to meet your new travels buddies for dinner and drinks in the evening.

Day 2

Start the day with a bike tour around Hoi An old town and lunch at the locals family home. Then spend the afternoon crab fishing with the locals as we explore the 7 hectare water coconut woods in traditional bamboo basket boats. The late afternoon is free to chill or explore the lantern filled streets.

Day 3

An adventure filled day as we leave Hoi An in open-top Jeeps & hit the Hai Van Pass, featured as the ‘Top Gear Experience’ it’s the perfect way to travel to Hue. Stop for a spot of lunch (included) and enjoy a nice swim in the sea before heading off again. On arrival to Hue we check into our new hotel & head into town for dinner and a few drinks in the evening.

Day 4

Today it’s time to explore the historic imperial city of Hue. We head off to the Royal Palace where we take in the history of the nation`s former capital city before joining a local cooking school to learn how to make some traditional Vietnamese dishes. After we’re full of delicious food, we then head over via bus to the small town of Phong Nha, where we arrive early evening & just in time to enjoy a few drinks in one of the local bars.

Day 5

Paradise Cave is a UNESCO World Heritage site, & is famous for being one of the longest cave systems in the world at 31 km. We spend the day exploring the caves and doing a little ziplining, both of which are situated inside Phong Nha National Park. In the evening we jump on an overnight bus to Hanoi.

Day 6

We arrive early morning into Hanoi & head straight to our hotel to check in. As the rooms are still being prepared, we check out a local cafe and experience how to make traditional egg coffee which is a famous dessert in Hanoi. In the early afternoon, we’ll visit the famous Hanoi train street and then have the rest of the afternoon free for you to chill or explore the city on your own.

Day 7

We leave early by bus & boat to head to the famous Castaway Island in Ha Long Bay. Once checked into our beachside accommodation, we enjoy lunch with the most amazing view before an afternoon of watersports & an evening of beach partying.

Day 8

We spend our full day aboard a traditional junk boat cruising through Ha Long Bay. During the trip, we stop off to kayak through ancient caves & a network of lagoons whilst looking out for monkeys, before relaxing on the boat during the afternoon with plenty of swim stops.

Day 9

After a few big nights on our private island, we enjoy another lay in before enjoying our last beachfront lunch, before making the journey back to Hanoi where we check in to our accommodation for our final night together as a group.

Day 10

It's time to say goodbye to one another as everyone heads off on their separate ways. Whether you’re continuing around Southeast Asia, or heading to the airport to go home, your Group Leader will help you to get you where you’re going.

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