Vietnam: Roadtrip Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City — Plus

Start: Hanoi Finish: Ho Chi Minh City

Visiting: Hanoi, Ninh Bình, Vinh, Sơn Trạch, Phong Nha, Thạch Vĩnh, Hue, Hội An, The world cultural heritage My Son, Hoi An, Qui Nhơn, Nha Trang, Mũi Né, Ho Chi Minh City


Duration: 14 Nights

Physical rating: 2 - Light

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour code: 25529

Tour operator: G Adventures

Group size: 10 - 12

Age range: Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1214

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Tour Overview

Part of our new Travel with Confidence Plus Collection, this trip features a smaller group size, private transportation, en-suite bathrooms, and a discounted rate for My Own Room. Got 15 days? Then you've got an action-packed tour of Vietnam that hits all the highlights, and features extra health and safety measures. With your CEO leading the way, wander Hanoi's lively Old Quarter, paddleboat through ridiculously spectacular caves, take a motorbike tour of all the must-see spots, then catch your breath on Nha Trang's beautiful beaches.

Highlights

  • icon explore Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • icon soak up the sun with beachtime and a seaside resort town stop
  • iconVisit G Adventures-supported Oodles of Noodles
  • icon stop at a tailor for some 'grammable fashions

Places You'll See

Countries:
Hanoi
Hanoi
Sơn Trạch
Vinh
Hoi An
Sơn Trạch
Hội An
Mỹ Sơn
Qui Nhon
Mui Ne
Nha Trang
Ho Chi Minh City
Mũi Né

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Hanoi

Location: Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Eco Luxury Hotel Hanoi (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until tonight's welcome meeting and your First Night Out with the group.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

ACTIVITY: Connect with new friends on your first night out in a new destination. Only available on 18-to-Thirtysomethings tours.

icon Day 2 : Hanoi

Location: Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Eco Luxury Hotel Hanoi (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Head out with your CEO for an orientation walk through Hanoi's Old Quarter. Enjoy the rest of the day free to explore.

ACTIVITY: Take an orientation walk through Hanoi's Old Quarter, a maze of streets, each one traditionally devoted to a different product or industry. Each street is named after the trade practiced on that street for several generations; it's an interesting glimpse into the life of a Hanoian in one of the oldest parts of town. Need a rest? Stop at Bia Hoi corner and pull up a plastic stool. Drink the local brew with the locals and make new friends.

FREE TIME: HALF DAY Enjoy the rest of the day free to explore Hanoi.

icon Day 3 : Hanoi/Vinh

Location: Hanoi, Ninh Bình, Vinh

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Muong Thanh Grand Cua Dong Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Travel to Ninh Binh, a city along the Red River Delta surrounded by towering karsts and winding rivers. Visit a local pagoda, then hop into a paddle boat for a guided tour through the area's stunning limestone caves and peaceful rice paddies. Continue to Vinh.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Hop into a local paddle boat for a two-hour tour of Ninh Binh's spectacular riverside, dotted with towering limestone rock formations and hidden caves. Take in the scenery as you drift past picturesque rice paddies and observe locals going about their day.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 4 : Vinh/Phong Nha

Location: Vinh, Sơn Trạch

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sai Gon Phong Nha Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Travel through Vietnam's stunning countryside to the mountains of Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park. On arrival, opt to explore the town of Phong Nha by foot or by bike.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 5 : Phong Nha

Location: Sơn Trạch

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sai Gon Phong Nha Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Today, opt to head underground to explore the awe-inspiring caves of Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, where the oldest karst mountains and longest cave in Asia are found.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Take a full free day to explore the natural wonders of Phong Nha.

icon Day 6 : Phong Nha/Huế

Location: Phong Nha, Thạch Vĩnh, Hue

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Asia Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

En route to Hue, visit the Vinh Moc Tunnels, a complex underground cave system in the former Vietnamese DMZ. Take an orientation walk around Hue and enjoy a free evening.

Opt to visit the Royal Tombs, Tien Mu Pagoda and Imperial Citadel.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Built by local villagers to escape World War II bombings, take a guided tour of the Vinh Moc tunnels in a former Vietnamese demilitarized zone. Learn about the history of this complex underground cave system and its stories of human resilience.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

icon Day 7 : Huế/Hoi An

Location: Hue, Hội An

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Pho Hoi Riverside Resort (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free morning in Hue. Later, travel to the port city of Hoi An. Join your CEO on a walk toward the picturesque Old Town and spot Chinese assembly halls, historic homes, and well-preserved pagodas along the way.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Join your CEO on a stroll through the winding streets of Hoi An's Old Town and spot Chinese assembly halls, historic homes, and well-preserved pagodas along the way. (Entrance fee to Hoi An's Old Town is not included)

icon Day 8 : Hoi An

Location: Hội An, The world cultural heritage My Son, Hội An

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Pho Hoi Riverside Resort (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit the G Adventures-supported Oodles of Noodles for an unforgettable cooking class. Enjoy a free afternoon before your Big Night Out with the group — the first drink's on us.

Noodles might be fun to eat, but they're even more fun to make! With free time, opt to visit the World Heritage listed My Son ruins or cruise down the Thu Bon River.

ACTIVITY: Try some of the oodles of noodles (more than 26 types!) available in the city in this tasty cooking class. Run by our G for Good partners, STREETS International, this class was developed exclusively for G Adventures. Former street youth that are part of this hospitality training program, will help you prepare and cook a number of different types of noodles. This program helps these youth practice their English, increasing their skill-set and opportunities available to them in the tourism industry. Enjoy your yummy creations while learning more about the local cuisine and this initiative which empowers street youth through skills and employment training.

ACTIVITY: Follow your CEO to the best riverside bar in Hoi An to celebrate new adventures with new friends. Grab a drink on our tab and reminisce about your favourite experiences thus far. Later, venture to the dance floor, take advantage of the drink specials, and make it a night to remember!

icon Day 9 : Hoi An

Location: Hội An

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Pho Hoi Riverside Resort (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day to explore Hoi An's rich culture and heritage, or just chill out and hit the beach.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY With lots to see and do in Hoi An, take the day to get out and explore.

icon Day 10 : Hoi An/Qui Nhon

Location: Hoi An, Qui Nhơn

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Nhan Anh Hotel Quy Nhon (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Spend the next few days soaking in the best coastal scenery as we hop from one beach town to another. With an early start, travel to Qui Nhon, a tranquil beach town largely off the tourist radar. Enjoy epic seaside views and opt to try the regional cuisine.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 11 : Qui Nhon/Nha Trang

Location: Qui Nhơn, Nha Trang

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ken Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Travel to Nha Trang via the stunning passes of Cổ Mã and Deo Cả, with sweeping views of the coastline as you drive past secluded bays and lush, green valleys. Head out for an evening street food crawl.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Bring your appetite and your wallet. The CEO will bring the group to the best spots to eat and teach everyone about the local street food. Yum!

icon Day 12 : Nha Trang/Mui Ne

Location: Nha Trang, Mũi Né

Accommodation: Hon Rom Beach Resort (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free morning to explore Nha Trang's local shops and markets. Opt to hit the beach and go snorkelling, or visit the local mud baths. Continue to Mui Ne, an off-the-beaten-track seaside retreat lined with palm trees and endless white sand.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 13 : Mui Ne

Location: Mũi Né

Accommodation: Hon Rom Beach Resort (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day to experience this little slice of coastal paradise. Opt to view the sunrise over towering sand dunes, visit the local seafood market, go sandboarding or kitesurfing, relax on the beach, or stop by a local fish sauce factory.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Make the most of your time in Mui Ne. Get out and explore!

icon Day 14 : Mui Ne/Ho Chi Minh City

Location: Mũi Né, Ho Chi Minh City

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sunshine Antique Hotel Saigon (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Travel to Ho Chi Minh City. Head out for an orientation walk with your CEO and get a feel for Vietnam's buzzing southern capital. Opt to visit the Ben Thanh Market for souvenirs and handicrafts, before hitting one of the city's many rooftop bars.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

icon Day 15 : Ho Chi Minh City

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Meals: Breakfast

Depart at any time.

ACTIVITY: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

What's Included

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    DMZ and Vinh Moc Tunnels Visit (Vinh)

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    Fully Guided

    1 CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

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    Your Discover Moment: Hoi An.

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    Transportation

    Private vehicle, paddle boat, walking.

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    Meals

    14 breakfasts, 1 lunch Allow USD150-195 for meals not included.

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    Paddle boat ride (Ninh Bình)

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    Your Big Night Out Moment: Reminisce Riverside, Hoi An

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    Orientation walks in Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City

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    Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    Street Food Crawl (Nha Trang)

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    Accommodation

    Hotels (12 nts), beach resort (2 nts).

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    Your G for Good Moment: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

Meals Included

14 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Private vehicle, paddle boat, walking.

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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