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Discover Vietnam with Intrepid Travel

 

Vietnam tours are tasty, plain and simple. A crusty bánh mì or streetside pho, seafood cù lao hotpots and (scarily addictive) coffee with condensed milk.  Intrepid won’t just drop you in Halong Bay and call it a day. Their local leaders will introduce you to rice farmers in Sapa and fishermen on the Mekong Delta. They’ll guide you through the Cu Chi Tunnels, take you to the best beaches and on a street food crawl through Ho Chi Minh City. Our stomachs are rumbling already.

Intrepid have been operating trips in Vietnam for over 30 years, all that experience on the ground has led them to where they are today, 44 trips covering the country hosted by passionate tour leaders. Whether you want to cycle, trek, take it easy, or you’re there just to soak up the culture, Intrepid have the trip for you. With 4 comfort levels, whatever your budget, you can experience all this amazing country has to offer.

Our Favourite Vietnam Trips

10 Day Vietnam Express

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 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.

Highlights:

  • Halong Bay – Overnight Boat Cruise
  • Hanoi
  • Hue – Imperial City
  • Hue – Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hue – Highlights & back streets by motorbike (lunch included)
  • Hue – Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hoi An – Old Town walking tour
  • Ho Chi Minh City – War Remnants Museum
  • Mekong Delta – Mekong Delta Day Trip & Village Tuk-Tuk Tour

Inclusions & Price

Meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport: Boat, Motorbike, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private minibus, Taxi, sampan, Tuk-Tuk

Accommodation: Hotel (7nts), Overnight Boat (1nt), Overnight Sleeper Train (1nt)

From £820

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18 Day Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Sail through Halong Bay’s limestone karsts and island caves 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.

  • Angkor Wat. Need we say more? As well as a guided tour, you’ll also have a pass to cover your whole time in Siem Reap, so you can explore this incredible temple complex at your own pace.

  • Discover Kampong Luong and the countryside around Battambang with a visit to a floating village and a bike ride around rural farms to meet with local producers.

  • Have expert advice on hand throughout your whole journey, with an experienced local leader to help make the most out of time in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Highlights:

  • Halong Bay – Overnight Boat Cruise
  • Hanoi
  • Hue – Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hue – Highlights & back streets by motorbike (lunch included)
  • Hue – Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hoi An – Old Town walking tour
  • Ho Chi Minh City – War Remnants Museum
  • Mekong Delta – Mekong Delta Day Trip & Village Tuk-Tuk Tour
  • Phnom Penh
  • Siem Reap & Angkor Temples
  • Bangkok

Inclusions & Price

Meals: 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport: Boat, Motorbike, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private minibus, Taxi

Accommodation: Hotel (15nts), Overnight Boat (1nt), Overnight Sleeper Train (1nt)

From £1,520

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15 Day Cycle Vietnam

Why you’ll love this trip

  • If you love to cycle, to feel the wind in your (helmet-covered) hair and a tropical breeze on your face then this speedy but comprehensive 15 day adventure is for you

  • A bike lets you see Vietnam like never before – you’ll go from road to beaten track to something way beyond

  • Think of the calories you’ll burn and the appetite you’ll work up cycling around Vietnam’s incredible landscape – all the more reason to indulge in the wealth of delicious local and regional food

  • This two-wheeled adventure will show you all the different sides of this country – wildlife-filled natural landscapes, small villages and ancient ruins, along with the region’s liveliest cities

Highlights:

  • Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh Complex
  • Hanoi – One Pillar Pagoda
  • Mai Chau – Pom Coong Village visit & traditional lunch
  • Hoa Lu – Dinh and Le King Temple
  • Hue – Imperial City Full Day Tour
  • Hue – Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hoi An – Old Town walking tour
  • Nha Trang – Po Nagar Cham Tower
  • Hon Mun Island – Snorkelling
  • Nha Trang – Basket boat ride
  • Nha Trang – Boat trip
  • Dalat – Hang Nga Crazy House

Inclusions & Price

Meals: 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport: Bicycle (e-bike option available, subject to availability), Support Vehicle, Boat, Overnight sleeper train, Taxi

Accommodation: Hotel (12nts), Homestay (1nt), Overnight Sleeper Train (1nt)

From £1,590

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Why Intrepid Travel?

 

For over 30 years they’ve been taking travellers around the globe.

That’s over 30 years of adventures, of visiting new places and old friends, of countless unforgettable moments. More than 30 years of changing the way people see the world, on small group tours with like-minded Intrepid people. Intrepid’s tours are all lead by a local tour leader, wherever possible they use local accommodation and transport to help keep money in the destination visited. Their group sizes are small, typically around 12 people, this means you can blend in with the locals really see wat the destination has to offer.

As a responsible business, Intrepid has always been committed to being there for their travellers and the communities they visit. So, you can trust that when you travel with them, they won’t just be there for your first adventure, they’ll be there every step of your journey.

Intrepid’s style of travel is better for the world. Travel offers us all some amazing experiences, but what about the communities and people that we visit on the road? From the very beginning, responsible travel has been at the core of what they do.