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Ultimate Vietnam

10 or 17 days from $1,219

$91 Deposit

Vietnam's highlights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

All inclusive at Nha Trang
Action-packed itinerary
Group size: Avg. 10, Max. 20

Trip Highlights

  • Indulge in the food, drinks and awesome activities at our inclusive resort in Nha Trang
  • Dance by moonlight at a beach party on Vietnam's famous Castaway Island
  • Go on an awesome junk boat tour in the country's beautiful Ha Long Bay
  • Travel the Hai Van Pass, Top Gear-style in open top Jeeps
  • Float through Hoi An's water coconut woods in traditional basket boats
  • Explore the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage site of Paradise Cave

Trip Summary

Travel the length of Vietnam, beginning your journey in the south with a whirlwind tour of the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh, travelling north along the coast and stopping at some incredible locations on your way to Hanoi. Try out paddle boarding, kayaking, yoga, outdoor cinema, plus all the food and drink you can consume at our all-inclusive Nha Trang resort, party on the beaches of Castaway Island in Ha Long Bay, have a go at basket boating, explore the stunningly beautiful Paradise Cave, and speed down the Hai Van Pass in an open-top Jeep, plus so much more besides.  

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Days 1-2: Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City any time you like on day one - your driver will pick you up from the airport, but afterwards you're free to explore the city. Visit the crammed and colourful markets and street shops, or watch the world speed by whilst sipping iced coffee. In the evening meet up with the rest of the team for a few drinks. On day two you'll have a full city orientation and visit the National War Museum for a frank and harrowing glimpse into the country's recent past. Then we head north to the buzzing coastal town of Mui Ne.

Days 3-4: Mui Ne and Nha Trang

After a relaxing morning, we'll head out to the beautiful sand dunes for a guided tour. The next day we'll spend some well-deserved chill out time on the beach and try out a few optional water activities - kite surfing or kayaking, anyone? In the evening we'll catch the night bus to Nha Trang.

Days 5-7: Ninhvana

An early start in Nha Trang see’s us hopping on the shuttle bus to Ninhvana - our amazing backpacker resort, where there are many activities to indulge in: paddle boarding, kayaking, bike rides, hikes, yoga classes, and more. Facilities include: two swimming pools, beach volleyball courts, outdoor cinema, and a basketball court. On day seven, we'll head back into Nha Trang to board the night bus to Hoi An. 

Days 8-9: Hoi An

Our visit to Hoi An will start with a traditional lantern making class to make our own miniature versions. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to explore the quaint town - go and take a look at the silk shops and tailors, or relax by the riverside for a bite to eat. On day nine we'll spend the morning crab fishing and bobbing through the water coconut woods in traditional basket boats for an utterly charming experience.

Days 10-11: Hue and the Hai Van Pass

If you're on the 10 day tour, your adventure ends today in Hoi An! If you're on the 17 day tour, we'll set off on an adventure as we jump in open-top Jeeps and head for the Hai Van Pass, fondly known as the Top Gear Experience. Once we arrive in Hue, we'll get checked into our accommodation then head out for a few drinks in the evening. On day eleven we'll get to explore the former capital properly with a tour of the historic centre and Royal Palace before improving our culinary skills in a Vietnamese cooking class.

Days 12: Phong Nha

Next up is the small town of Phong Nha. Arriving early evening on day 11, we'll check in and then head into town for drinks. The next day we'll make our way to Paradise Cave - a UNESCO World Heritage site. We'll spend the day exploring the magical cave formations and waterholes before making tracks in the evening on an overnight bus to Hanoi.

Day 13: Hanoi

Dropping our bags off at the hostel, we'll kick things off with a fun Vietnamese cooking class, where we'll learn to cook the local speciality of egg coffee before tucking into the group's offerings! You'll have free time in the afternoon to chill out or explore as you wish.

Days 14-15: Ha Long Bay

We'll travel to Castaway Island in Ha Long Bay for views over the bay while we enjoy lunch and an afternoon of water sports before partying on the beach in the evening. The next day, we'll go on a junk boat tour of the ancient caves and lagoons - keep an eye out for mischievous monkeys!

Days 16-17: Hanoi

After a chilled out morning by the beachside, we'll make our way back to Hanoi on day 16, and enjoy an evening of shared stories and farewell drinks for our final night together as a group. There are no activities planned for day 17, so you're free to leave whenever you like. Your group leader can help you make arrangements for onward or return travel.  

Please note itineraries and activities are subject to change. 


  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • 9 or 16 nights' accommodation
  • All transport between destinations
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Ho Chi Minh City orientation
  • War Museum visit
  • Mui Ne sand dunes tour
  • Activities at Ninhvana
  • Lantern making class
  • Basket boat trip
  • Hai Van Pass Jeep trip (17 day trip only)
  • Royal Palace visit  (17 day trip only)
  • Paradise Caves tour  (17 day trip only)
  • Phong Nha National Park tour  (17 day trip only)
  • Traditional cooking class  (17 day trip only)
  • Castaway experience at Halong Bay  (17 day trip only)
  • All meals in Halong Bay  (17 day trip only)
  • Junk boat trip  (17 day trip only)
  • Kayaking and water activities  (17 day trip only)
  • Onward travel support
  • 24/7 emergency support

  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities

You’ll be staying in different types of accommodation during your trip, which will consist mainly of simple but comfortable guesthouses and hostels. You’ll be sharing a room or dorm with members of the same sex from your group. If you are travelling with a friend or partner, let us know when you book so we can make arrangements for you to stay in the same room.

Some, but not all meals are included in the price of your trip. Meals outside of those included on the itinerary are yours to choose from the variety of cafes, restaurants, diners, and street vendors available. Vietnamese food is delicious, so take the opportunity to try out as many dishes as you can.


You should arrange for your flight to arrive in Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) at any time on the first day of your itinerary, we recommend that you arrive by the afternoon so that you can meet the group in the evening for welcome drinks .

If you're on the 10 day tour, the trip will end in Hoi An on the morning of day 10. You'll need to arrange your flights from Da Nang Airport (DAD), which is about a 30 minute taxi journey from Hoi An.

If you're on the 17 day tour, you'll need to arrange for your return flight or onward travel to depart from Hanoi International Airport (HAN) on the last day of your itinerary, no activities are planned for this day and you are free to depart at any time.



The minimum age for this trip is 18 years.

British nationals will need to apply for a visa before travelling to Vietnam. You can apply for a eVisa, which will allow for 30 days in Vietnam, through the offical Vietnamese government website. 

You must have at least six months’ validity remaining on your passport from the date you plan to return home. It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas for your time away. 

Do I Need Any Vaccinations?

We’re not qualified to offer you medical advice, so you should visit your GP well ahead of time to find out what inoculations you might need. Remember to tell them exactly where you’re travelling to as vaccination and medication requirements vary between different Indian regions. You’ll also need to make sure you have enough of any prescribed medication to see you through the duration of your trip.

How Much Spending Money Should I Bring With Me?

Vietnam is relatively low-cost as far as food and drink is concerned, so a rough budget of around 3500000VND-4500000VND/£120-£150 per week should be plenty to keep you fed and watered, but you’ll more than likely want to try out a few optional activities and have some extra cash for souvenirs, so make sure you budget for this.

I’m Travelling With A Friend, Can We Stay Together?

Yes! Let us know when you book and we’ll make sure you both get to stay in the same rooms.


Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:

Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.

Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.

Arrival meetings
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.

Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.

Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.

Medical care
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.

Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.

Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.

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