Sail through limestone karsts aboard a traditional junk boat and walk the streets of imperial capitals. From vibrant Hanoi, the natural beauty of Halong Bay, the atmospheric imperial capital of Hue, and the charms of Hoi An to the modern day life of Saigon, experience the energy of Vietnam on these 10 jam-packed days Vietnam tours.
Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities today until an evening welcome meeting. After the meeting, opt for dinner out with the group. Optional activities are available.
Stay: Bonne Nuit Hotel (or similar)
Enjoy a Ha Long Bay cruise on a junk boat with visits to a cave and an island lookout. Savour a seafood lunch and dinner.
Drive to Bai Chay harbour, the jumping off point for Ha Long Bay. Thousands of islands with intricate cave systems rise dramatically from the waters. Sail past limestone karst mountains in the junk boat and stop to visit some of the islands and caves.
In the evening, devour a seafood dinner, then opt to enjoy a drink on deck under the stars.
Stay: Halong Private Boat (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Enjoy breakfast on board before a morning sail back to the port and return to Hanoi. Hop on a short flight to Hue.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Guided tour of the Imperial Citadel, Royal Tomb and Tien Mu Pagoda.
Arrive early to Hue, once the imperial capital of Vietnam. Start the day with a visit to the Tien Mu Pagoda followed by a visit to the tomb of one of Vietnam’s former emperors. After, opt for a vegetarian lunch at a local nunnery.
While in the city, try some local Hue specialties such as banh khoai (Hue savoury pancakes), and banh bot loc boc tom thit (thin rice paper filled with meat and shrimp). Wash it all down with a Hue beer.
Opt to pre-book the “Hue Motorbike Tour” activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.
Stay: Asia Hotel (or similar)
Drive the Hai Van pass. Take advantage of Hoi An’s many options over the 2.5 days in town. Opt for a cooking class, riverboat trip, bike ride, beach time, tailor visit or My Son ruins.
Cross the Hai Van Pass (weather permitting), with fantastic views in all directions, before arriving to Hoi An in the afternoon.
With three nights here, there’s plenty of time to explore all this charming town has to offer.
Stay: Vinh Hung 2 Resort (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast
Explore all Hoi An has to offer. Dive into the culture, hang out on the beach or get clothes tailor-made in one of the many shops around town. Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project.
Stay: Vinh Hung 2 Resort (or similar) | Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Spend a free day exploring all Hoi An has to offer.
Stay: Vinh Hung 2 Resort | Meals: Breakfast
Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City with free time to explore this hectic city.
Drive to Da Nang for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City, once the capital of South Vietnam and the country’s commercial centre. Start exploring the small alleys and busy streets, keeping an eye out for laquerware shops and delicious local food stalls.
Stay: Lotus Boutique Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Enjoy a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn more about the Vietnam War. Use free time in the afternoon to explore sprawling Ho Chi Minh City.
With some free time in the city, opt to visit the Thien Hau and Giac Vien pagodas and stroll through the immense Ben Thanh Market. Also well worth a visit are the Reunification Palace (the residence of South Vietnam presidents before 1975), the city’s Chinese quarter of Cholon, and the War Remnants Museum.
Stay: Lotus Boutique Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Depart at any time.
- 9 nights accommodation in hotels and junk boat
- 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 1 dinner
- Domestic flight in Vietnam
- Tour guide
- All activities mentioned in the itinerary, excluding optional activities
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Flights to/from Vietnam
- Airport transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
- Travel insurance
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Optional activities
- Visa when required
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