Day 1: Welcome to Vietnam
Our Ultimate Vietnam trip begins with a Vietnamese welcome dinner at our favourite restaurant in Hanoi. Meet your group and share a few drinks with your new travel buddies. We’ll cover everything you need to know about the plan for next 13-days and nights!
Day 2: Foodie Tour & Culture Show
Vietnam is famous for it’s diverse range of exotic food. Our local guide will take us on a tour of some hidden spots where you can sample interesting and tasty foods whilst getting to know your way around Hanoi. Later today we’ll go to a Vietnamese water puppet show – probably one of the strangest things you will experience in your life and a big part of the Vietnamese culture.
Get ready to party, Hanoi-style! Vietnam is very different – in a good way! Chill and dance with locals and other travellers in the alleys of Hanoi, grab yourself a tiny stool and join the crowd for some locally brewed beer!
Day 3: Discover Halong Bay
Time to depart Hanoi and get to Halong Pier, where we board our home for tonight. Cruise Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay on a traditional Vietnamese “junk” boat. Enjoy the magical scenery as you cruise the bay and kayak through crystal clear waters past hundreds of lime stone karsts. We stay overnight on the Vietnamese junk boat, moored in a secluded cove within Halong Bay. Bliss!
Day 4: Private Island Stay
Enjoy a night at our secret spot – a private island with a secluded beach in Halong Bay. It doesn’t get more idyllic than this! Chill in a hammock, play some beach volleyball, go for a swim or kayak, and karaoke at night.
Day 5: More of Halong & Party Night in Hanoi
Wake up to the sound of the ocean and a breathtaking Halong Bay sunrise. After breakfast we had back towards Hanoi for another night on the town.
Day 6: Fly to Hoi An
It may not seem like it, but Vietnam is actually a pretty large country. To get the most out of your 13-days, our trip includes a flight from Hanoi to Hoi An. With red lanterns hanging from trees, buildings and shops all around town, Hoi An is known as the City of Lanterns. At night, when the lanterns light up the streets, we’ll take you on a scenic walk through town and show you our favourite bars in Hoi An!
Day 7: Markets & Vietnamese Cooking Class
Think you’ve had good food before? You haven’t tried proper Vietnamese cuisine – made in Vietnam, by you! Learn to cook the most delicious dishes in our private cooking class. Yum!
Day 8: Beach & Overnight Bus
Spend some time in beautiful Hoi An where life is amazingly laid-back. Relax, eat and shop – you can also visit a beautiful beach just short bike ride from town. Later tonight, we get on the sleeper bus – you haven’t been to Vietnam if you haven’t been on a sleeper bus!
Day 9: Nha Trang Snorkelling
To get from Hoi An to Nha Trang we jump on an overnight sleeper bus – you’ll get your own bed and most buses even have WiFi.
We wake up on the bus the next morning in Nha Trang! Spend the day in one of Vietnam‘s most popular beach destinations; white beaches, crystal clear waters and an abundance of colourful corals and fish. We will explore the area by boat and snorkel along the way. Have a delicious lunch on an island before heading back to the mainland for some more beach time.
Day 10: Explore Da Lat
The central city of the Vietnam highlands is famous for its cool temperatures and stunning waterfalls. Da Lat is known as the romantic city of Vietnam with lots of locals heading here to get married. We arrive here early afternoon, which gives us enough time to explore this cute town and visit the very funky ‘Crazy House’, if you like.
Day 11: Canyoning & Abseiling
The next day get ready for the ultimate thrill! We’ll head into the woods, grab our gear and start the canyon adventure. Hike through lush green rain forest, do some abseiling, walk down a pounding waterfall before we get to the ‘washing machine’. Adrenaline rush guaranteed!
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City
We leave the mountains and take the bus to our final stop Ho Chi Minh City. Named after the famous Ho Chi Minh, this city is buzzing and perfect for a good night out.
Day 13: Cu Chi Tunnels & Farewell
Obviously, you can’t visit Vietnam without learning something about the country’s history including the Vietnam War. Our local guide takes us to the Cu Chi Tunnels and gives us a good insight into what happened here.
Later tonight we get ready for the final night and enjoy farewell drinks on one of the rooftop bars. Tonight’s accommodation is still included in your tour.
Day 14: More Adventures
Time to check out (unless you choose to stay a little longer) and make your way to whatever is next on your list. Whether it’s just heading to the airport to catch your flight home or travelling on to more Southeast Asia adventures, we will help you with the planning.