Vietnam Express Southbound

10 day itinerary | From £672pp | Small group journey with local leader

Discover the essence of captivating Vietnam on this ten-day tour through backstreets, villages, cities and waterways. Trace the east coast on this fast-paced adventure and take in World Heritage-listed landscapes and towns, feel the buzz of bustling cities and fuel yourself with banh mi and condensed milk coffee. As lively as it is lovely, Vietnam can seem an intimidating place to travel, but our local leaders will guide you to the best street food (and tell you how to order it), introduce you to fishermen on the Mekong Delta and give you the inside scoop on the best tailors in Hoi An. This is an adventure full of life, colour and flavour that introduces you to the highlights of this fascinating nation.

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Fall in love with Vietnam one bite at a time, from pho, slurped on a busy street corner to a vegetarian feast in a Buddhist nunnery
  • Sail through Halong Bay’s limestone karsts and island caves, visit a centre that turns the bay’s discarded trash into treasures and spend the night checking out the stars on an overnight cruise
  • Travel like a local on a motorbike tour, riding pillion and taking in the historical pagodas, bridges and villages of Hue
  • Embrace a slower pace during a private boat tour of the Mekong Delta and meet local craftspeople in the villages that line the river’s myriad waterways
  • Wander through the remarkably well-preserved streets of Hoi An’s Old Town on a guided tour, where elegant wooden buildings line the canals

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What’s Included:

This 10 day tour starts at £672 per person and includes…

  • Meals – 8 breakfasts, 3 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Transfers – Boat, motorbike, overnight sleeper train, plane, private minibus, taxi, sampan, tuk tuk
  • Accommodation – Hotel (7 nights),overnight boat (1 night), overnight sleeper train (1 night)
  • Hanoi – KOTO dinner
  • Halong Bay – Overnight Boat Cruise
  • Halong Bay – Cave entry
  • Halong Bay – The Green Life Visit
  • Hue – Imperial City entrance and guided visit
  • Hue – Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hue – Highlights & back streets by motorbike (lunch included)
  • Hue – Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hue – Motorbike Tour Lunch
  • Hoi An – Old Town walking tour
  • Ho Chi Minh City – War Remnants Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City – City tour
  • Mekong Delta – Mekong Delta Day Trip & Village Tuk-Tuk Tour
  • Mekong Delta – Lunch

Price based on selected departures (please note prices & availability are subject to change).

We’ve teamed up with Intrepid Travel to bring you this incredible small group journey in Vietnam – follow the link for full details including departure dates.

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