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9-day Vietnam Intro Tour

A breathtaking & beautiful blend of all things Vietnam

Discover crazy Hanoi, visit ancient temples, experience the stunning Ha Long Bay, soak up fascinating local culture, learn to cook delicious Vietnamese food, relax on beautiful beaches, party the night away and much more.

- Cruise on a rickshaw through the crazy capital of Hanoi, meet the friendly locals, sample the delicious street food and immerse yourself in the fascinating daily life of this awesome city.

- Experience the world heritage listed and stunning natural wonder of Ha Long Bay, cruise on beautiful emerald green waters through towering limestone islands topped with rainforest, go kayaking through caves and stay overnight on your own private island!

- Experience a Local Homestay in the beautiful countryside of Ninh Binh with a Riverboat trip through the rice paddies and a 450 step climb to the amazing Dragon Mountain viewpoint.

- Wander through Hoi An, Vietnam’s most relaxed and beautiful town, learn to cook delicious Vietnamese food before being guided through coconut groves by traditional fisherman and fishing for crabs!

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 18

Fitness Requirement: Normal

What's included

  • Airport Pickup
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • All Activities
  • All Transport
  • Western & Local Guides
  • Help With Onward Travel

What To Bring

  • Visa (if required)
  • Passport

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Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive and meet the Group
We'll pick you up from the airport and take you to the Hostel in Hanoi. You'll then have plenty of time to recover from your flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group.
Meals :None

Day 2 : Hanoi City Tour
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

Day 3 : Ha Long Bay Overnight Boat
We’ll depart early for our amazing 3 Day / 2 Night Boat trip to the stunning natural wonder of Ha Long Bay. We’ll cruise on beautiful emerald green waters on our traditional Vietnamese ‘junk’ boat through towering limestone islands topped with rainforest. We’ll go explore Ha Long Bay by kayak then spend the night on the boat under the stars.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Ha Long Bay 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 on the beach and work on your tan.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Ha Long Bay & Ninh Binh Homestay
We’ll arrive back from Ha Long Bay mid-morning and then 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, Lunch

Day 6 : Ninh Binh & Overnight Train
Today we explore the best of the amazing Ninh Binh. We’ll take a bike ride through the countryside before boarding a local row boat and cruising a network of rivers and caves. After some lunch we’ll tackle the iconic 450 steps of the Dragon Mountain Viewpoint for sunset. We’ll then freshen up before boarding the overnight train south to Hoi An.
Meals :Breakfast

Day 7 : Arrive in Hoi An
We’ll arrive early morning in Da Nang before taking a short bus ride to Hoi An, one of the most beautiful and fascinating towns in Vietnam. You’ll have time in the afternoon to chill out, do some shopping or even get some clothes made. We then head out and experience some of Hoi An’s amazing nightlife!
Meals :None

Day 8 : Basket Boat Tour with Crab Fishing and Cooking Class
Be guided through coconut groves by traditional 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, Lunch

Day 9 : Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Trip Finishes
After a quick transfer back to Da Nang we catch a short flight to the southern city of Ho Chi Minh City and arrive early afternoon. For those on the 9 day tour, your tour finishes today. We recommend adding an extra night in Ho Chi Minh and flying out on day 10. Your Group Leader can organise this accommodation. If you’re flying out on day 9 then please ensure it is an evening flight so you have time to make your connection out of Ho Chi Minh City. If you’re doing the 12-day trip you’ll stay on and discover more of Ho Chi Minh City today.
Meals :Breakfast

Pickups

Start date is just an arrivals day, customer can arrive at any time on Day 1 or before

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • Scenic Tour / Sightseeing
  • River Cruises
  • Kayaking

Available Extras

It’s important to check your visa requirements before entering Vietnam.

Some nationalities including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway can enter Vietnam without a visa for a maximum of 15 days.

Other nationalities or those wishing to stay longer than 15 days need a visa for Vietnam and have two options:

Option 1:

Apply for a one month visa at a Vietnamese Consulate nearest to you before you arrive. This requires submitting an application form along with your passport, passport photos and paying a fee, which starts at $60USD for a single entry one month visa. Please allow at least 2 weeks processing time for this visa.

Option 2:

Apply for a Visa Invitation Letter that is emailed to you, which you then print and bring with you to Vietnam. This letter allows you to fly into Vietnam and pick up your Visa on Arrival (VOA) at the airport. This VOA is for one month and is at a cost of $25USD for a single entry and $50USD for a multiple entry and needs to be paid in USD cash on arrival in Vietnam. There are a variety of websites that will provide you this Visa Invitation letter such as www.myvietnamvisa.com They will require you to submit an online application form and pay a fee of approx. $20USD. Please allow at least 4-5 working days processing time for the Visa Invitation Letter.

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Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Tour Radar 30/10/18

    Just finished the Vietnam Intro 9 day tour! This has been one of the best weeks of my life. Having Hannah as a leader was amazing and we couldn’t have asked for a more enthusiastic, knowledgable and inspiring leader. Hannah was extremely organised and is an incredibly fun and bubbly person to travel with. Cannot recommend this trip, and hannah enough

    On Tour Radar 6/10/18

    Amazing tour! Saw so much of Vietnam and did so many great activities! Faye was an exceptional group leader, full of heaps of information about Vietnam. Would definitely recommend doing if you want to see allot of Vietnam in a short time period

    On Tour Radar 13/08/18

    Great tour with a. Good mix of city and rural views experienced tour guide who obviously loves the country and his job very helpful and full of knowledge

    On Tour Radar 23/06/18

    Absolutely loved our tour of Vietnam! We experienced all the best parts of the country without having to worry about logistics. Our guide made sure that everything went smoothly and everyone was having a good time. Great balance of planned activities and free time. Will never forget this trip!!

    On Tour Radar 14/04/18

    Great tour guide, felt like a family instead of tour group. Would recommend and do again 10/10

    On Tour Radar 09/04/18

    Amazing trip! Would high recommend to anyone who is wanting to travel with an experienced guide to show you around and also have a lot of fun. The trip is very busy with lots to do and see. Mat was a great guide who got everyone involved and make sure everyone was having an experience of a life time. Met a few great friends who continued to travel on after the trip. You won’t be disappointed, you will be disappointed after that you haven’t booked more travels with them as they are awesome!

    On Go Overseas 18/05/18

    As I was travelling solo for the first time I was really nervous about what to expect, had an absolutely amazing time, met some amazing people and definitely made some lifelong friends. Our tour guide, Faye was brilliant, she got to know us all, constantly looked out for us and helped us with anything we needed as well as being really fun and always happy, she was great to be around! Won't ever forget this trip!

    On Facebook 22/06/18

    This was my first solo trip. It was so amazing and the group was fabulous. Our tour guide Will was beyond accommodating with everything and all our million questions. He went above and beyond to make sure our group bonded and nothing was too hard for him with what we needed. The itinerary was perfect. So many places I would never have thought to have visited and so many experiences that without Intro I would never have done. Overall Vietnam has quickly become my favourite country and mostly that is because of my fabulous Intro experience and an extremely knowledgeable and fun tour guide!