12-day Vietnam Intro Tour

Vietnam Intro is the most amazing way to experience Vietnam!

The 12-day group tour of Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City! You'll get breathtaking accommodation including a stay on a private island, amazing and unique activities, a group leader with you from the moment you step off the plane and an awesome group of new friends!

Highlights (TL/DR):

Immerse yourself in the culture, food and fast paced living of fascinating Hanoi.
Experience the stunning natural wonder of Ha Long Bay and stay overnight on your own private island!
Experience the beautiful countryside of Ninh Binh during a local homestay among the rice paddies.
Learn how the locals live in the incredibly lush green beauty of the Mekong Delta before discovering the fascinating and eyeopening Cu Chi Tunnels.

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12-day Vietnam Intro Tour - Tour itinerary - 12 Days

Arrive in Hanoi
Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi

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.

Discover Hanoi
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!

Meals: Breakfast
Halong Bay Overnight Boat
Day 3: Halong Bay Overnight Boat

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! 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Private Island Stay
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! 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Ninh Binh Homestay
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.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Explore Ninh Binh
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.

Meals: Breakfast
Explore Hoi An
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!

Basket Fishing and Cooking Class
Day 8: Basket Fishing and 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.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Hi Chi Minh City
Day 9: Hi 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.

Meals: Breakfast
Local Life on the Mekong Delta
Day 10: Local Life on the 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. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Chi Chi Tunnels
Day 11: Chi 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!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Depart Ho Chi Minh City
Day 12: Depart Ho Chi Minh City

Your amazing 12 day adventure on our Vietnam tour 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!

Meals: Breakfast

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Available Extras

Flights, travel insurance, visas & some meals
If the thought of just 9 days in Vietnam leaves you wanting more exploration, adventure, and culture; this is the trip for you! You’ll enjoy all that the Vietnam 9 day venture has to offer, with an added 3 days soaking up Southern Vietnam. Your tour will see you underground exploring historic tunnels, traveling by boat and canoe through deltas overhung by lush greenery and of course, immersing yourself in Vietnam's vibrant culture.