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Vietnam Trails

16 days Fully Inclusive Go Beyond Group Tour

Vietnam Trails

Discover Vietnam's many gems, from buzzing Saigon and quaint Hoi An to stately Hanoi and magnificent Halong Bay. Top this off with an adventure to visit the terraced rice fields and hill tribes of Sapa, a vision of verdant scenery.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 14 , Lunches: 13 , Dinners: 14
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    14 nights in 3+ star accommodation
  • Visas
    Visa fees & processing for Australian passports
  • Cruise
    Mekong River Cruise, Halong Bay Cruise
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 3
    A good level of fitness is required as you need to be comfortable walking for 2-3 hours and covering longer distances. Other activities such as cycling will be at a gentle pace and will involve straightforward terrain.
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    Longer walking and gentle paced physical activities.
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Saigon (3N) - Cu Chi - Mekong Delta - Hoi An (3N) - Hue (1N) - Hanoi (1N+1N+1N) - Sapa (3N) - Halong Bay (1N)
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Tour Highlights

Our Vietnam Trails tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Day by Day Itinerary

Saigon (3N) - Cu Chi - Mekong Delta - Hoi An (3N) - Hue (1N) - Hanoi (1N+1N+1N) - Sapa (3N) - Halong Bay (1N)
  • Day 1
    Fly to Saigon
    Dinner
    DAY 1: Fly to Saigon

    Fly to Saigon, Vietnam's largest and most evocative city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    Dinner
  • Day 2
    Discover Saigon
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 2: Discover Saigon

    Contemplate the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels before returning to Saigon. Seamlessly blending past and present, Saigon is both a treasure trove of cultural sights and the city that is driving Vietnam towards a bright future. Visit the Central Post Office before heading to the Reunification Palace and the chilling War Remnants Museum.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3
    Mekong Delta
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 3: Mekong Delta

    Journey to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the Mekong. Paddle through the maze of palm-lined canals and get a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta. Lunch on typical Mekong fare. Return to Saigon.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Journey to Hoi An
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 4: Journey to Hoi An

    Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An. Take a walking tour of charming Hoi An – a wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional place, whose lantern-lined streets are a delight to wander. Stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    Hoi An Cooking Class
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 5: Hoi An Cooking Class

    Purchase fresh ingredients at the market for a cookery class at a local restaurant, consuming your creations for lunch. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure to further explore, perhaps visiting its famous 24-hour tailors and sandal makers, or many art and lantern shops.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    Hoi An Free Day
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 6: Hoi An Free Day

    Enjoy a day at leisure. Perhaps savour a relaxing coffee, pop into the town for a stroll or even head to the beach.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    Imperial Hue
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 7: Imperial Hue

    Leave Hoi An for Hue, taking a scenic route over the Hai Van Pass. Visit the imposing Imperial Citadel and Forbidden Purple City. Later, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tomb of Minh Mang, a complex of 40 monuments set in surroundings of gardens and pools. Continue to the old Thien Mu Pagoda before taking a cruise on the Perfume River.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    Explore Hanoi
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 8: Explore Hanoi

    Fly to Hanoi this morning. After lunch, enjoy a tour of the city including the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, One Pillar Pagoda and the Confucian Temple of Literature. Wrap up your day with a traditional Vietnamese coffee – with an egg twist!

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    Travelling North
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 9: Travelling North

    Today, take a road trip up north to Vietnam's northern Highlands, arriving in Sapa in the late afternoon. The vast panoramas of ribboning rice terraces that snake their way across these highlands are a testament to the extraordinary farming skills of the many communities of the region.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 10-11
    Sapa
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAYS 10-11: Sapa

    Spend the next two days discovering this verdant and beautiful area of rolling hills and rice terraces with some light walking through the surrounding valleys and villages, and visits to ethnic minority communities including those of the H'mong people.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12
    Mount Fansipan
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAY 12: Mount Fansipan

    Take a cable car ride up Mount Fansipan, the highest mountain in Indochina, arriving at the summit to enjoy incredible views from a breathtaking 3,143 metres. This afternoon, return to Hanoi before continuing to Halong Bay next morning.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 13-14
    Cruise Halong Bay
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    DAYS 13-14: Cruise Halong Bay

    Spend two days aboard a traditionally-designed boat cruising amongst magnificent karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay. You'll even explore one of the bay's many caves. Spend a night onboard before returning to Hanoi the next day. On your last evening, attend the Quintessence of Tonkin show, a spectacular open-air performance celebrating the rich history of northern Vietnam.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 15-16
    Fly Hanoi to Australia
    Breakfast
    DAY 15-16: Fly Hanoi to Australia

    Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.

    Breakfast
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Accommodation

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

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When to go

The best times to visit Vietnam as a whole are the spring (March and April) and autumn (September to December).

City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 0
  • Halong Bay
  • 13
    20
    16
  • 27
  • Hanoi
  • 14
    19
    16
  • 19
  • Hoi An
  • 19
    25
    22
  • 92
  • Hue
  • 18
    24
    21
  • 145
  • Mekong Delta
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 0
  • Saigon
  • 21
    32
    26
  • 14
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 23
    33
    28
  • 0
  • Halong Bay
  • 14
    20
    17
  • 31
  • Hanoi
  • 15
    20
    17
  • 26
  • Hoi An
  • 20
    26
    23
  • 32
  • Hue
  • 18
    25
    22
  • 45
  • Mekong Delta
  • 23
    33
    28
  • 0
  • Saigon
  • 22
    33
    28
  • 4
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 2
  • Halong Bay
  • 17
    23
    20
  • 43
  • Hanoi
  • 18
    23
    20
  • 44
  • Hoi An
  • 21
    28
    24
  • 30
  • Hue
  • 20
    28
    24
  • 59
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 2
  • Saigon
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 10
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 26
    35
    30
  • 5
  • Halong Bay
  • 21
    27
    24
  • 91
  • Hanoi
  • 21
    27
    24
  • 90
  • Hoi An
  • 23
    30
    26
  • 34
  • Hue
  • 23
    31
    27
  • 68
  • Mekong Delta
  • 26
    35
    30
  • 5
  • Saigon
  • 26
    35
    30
  • 50
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 26
    35
    30
  • 54
  • Halong Bay
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 168
  • Hanoi
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 188
  • Hoi An
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 56
  • Hue
  • 24
    33
    29
  • 122
  • Mekong Delta
  • 26
    35
    30
  • 54
  • Saigon
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 218
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 83
  • Halong Bay
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 244
  • Hanoi
  • 26
    33
    29
  • 240
  • Hoi An
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 99
  • Hue
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 87
  • Mekong Delta
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 83
  • Saigon
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 312
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 24
    33
    28
  • 82
  • Halong Bay
  • 26
    32
    29
  • 267
  • Hanoi
  • 26
    33
    30
  • 288
  • Hoi An
  • 26
    33
    30
  • 90
  • Hue
  • 25
    35
    30
  • 66
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    33
    28
  • 82
  • Saigon
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 294
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 91
  • Halong Bay
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 312
  • Hanoi
  • 26
    32
    29
  • 318
  • Hoi An
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 104
  • Hue
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 194
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 91
  • Saigon
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 270
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 82
  • Halong Bay
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 206
  • Hanoi
  • 25
    31
    28
  • 265
  • Hoi An
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 297
  • Hue
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 509
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 82
  • Saigon
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 327
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 117
  • Halong Bay
  • 21
    29
    25
  • 119
  • Hanoi
  • 22
    29
    25
  • 131
  • Hoi An
  • 23
    29
    26
  • 526
  • Hue
  • 23
    29
    26
  • 898
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 117
  • Saigon
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 267
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 23
    32
    28
  • 31
  • Halong Bay
  • 17
    25
    21
  • 55
  • Hanoi
  • 18
    25
    22
  • 43
  • Hoi An
  • 22
    27
    24
  • 363
  • Hue
  • 21
    26
    24
  • 682
  • Mekong Delta
  • 23
    32
    28
  • 31
  • Saigon
  • 23
    31
    27
  • 116
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Cu Chi
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 4
  • Halong Bay
  • 14
    22
    18
  • 24
  • Hanoi
  • 15
    22
    19
  • 23
  • Hoi An
  • 20
    26
    23
  • 206
  • Hue
  • 18
    24
    21
  • 350
  • Mekong Delta
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 4
  • Saigon
  • 21
    31
    26
  • 48

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    • Flight Inclusive rates only: These include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as of 1 June 2022. Please note supplements may apply if lead in economy rates are not available.
    • Customary tipping amount of approximately US$80 (AU$116) is paid locally in Vietnam.
    • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost.
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