Vietnam on a Shoestring
This trip is a great way to really explore Vietnam if you are working to either a tight budget or a tight timescale, or even both. Exploring Vietnam from chaotic Ho Chi Minh City to charming Hoi An, the imperial capital of Hue, vibrant Hanoi with its UNESCO World Heritage sites and the stunning natural beauty of Halong Bay, this trip has something for everyone. Journey up the coast in this jam-packed introduction to the country's highlights and nightlife with other travellers your own age—so you can be sure you'll be with others that’ll keep up with the fast pace of this trip.
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City
Option to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, War Remnants Museum, Colonial Quarter, or go shopping in Ben Thanh market. Overnight Train to Nha Trang.
Day 3-4 Nha Trang
Optional snorkelling boat trip, mud baths visit, motorbike tour of the area or relaxion by the beach. Overnight train to Hoi An on Day 4.
Day 5-6 Hoi An
Opt to attend cooking class, visit My Son ruins, cycle to the beach, enjoy a river boat tour or explore the old town.
Day 7-8 Hue
Optional Citadel and Imperial Tombs tour, Perfume River boat trip or countryside motorbike tour. Overnight train to Hanoi on Day 8.
Day 9 Halong Bay/Bai Chai Harbour
Visit Halong Bay for a seafood lunch cruise and cave visit.
Day 10-11 Hanoi
Explore Hanoi with an orientation walk through the old quarter. Option to see Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature and the Hoa Lo Prison or shop in the Old Quarter.
Day 12 Hanoi
Depart at any time.
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