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Vietnam Explorer

Tailor-made journey

Vietnam Explorer

An ideal tour for those on a budget

Discover this fascinating and charming country at your own pace with our Vietnam Explorer, comfortable in the knowledge that your transfers and accommodation have been pre-arranged. Your time in each location will be at leisure with no sightseeing tours, excursions or entrance fees included, allowing you to see the sites and taste the foods you want, when you wish.

Hanoi Tran Quoc Temple vietnam
ancient capital Hue vietnam
Cycling Hoi An vietnam

Locations you will be visiting

  • Hanoi West Lake vietnam


    Those looking for history, colonial legacy and modern outlook can find it all in Vietnam’s buzzing...

    2 Days

  • Halong Bay Vietnam

    Halong Bay

    One of the highlights of your tour to Vietnam, this UNESCO Heritage Site is both majestic and myster...

    1 Day

  • boats river sunset Hoi An Vietnam

    Hoi An

    This was one of southeast Asia’s major ports, this charming town retains a sense of history in its...

    2 Days

  • spring ho chi minh city vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh

    This vibrant city with repaid development, blending past and present, still maintains its colonial c...

    2 Days


Vietnam Explorer

12 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 UK to Hanoi

Fly from the UK to Hanoi from London. We can also arrange flights from regional airports on request.

  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 2 Arrive Hanoi

Upon arrival in Hanoi you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

DAY 3 Hanoi at Leisure

Enjoy a day at leisure in Hanoi for independent exploration of this marvelous city. Perhaps visit the Temple of Literature, dedicated to Confucius, and the curious One Pillar Pagoda and Presidential Palace. The Vietnam History Museum and the ornate Hanoi Opera House are also well worth visiting. Why not end the day with a performance of a traditional water Puppet Show.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 4 Hanoi to Halong Bay

Morning departure by shuttle bus to Halong Bay, travelling through rich farmlands passing workers in the rice fields. Board your cruise vessel, a traditional wooden sailing junk to embark upon your overnight journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. Be entranced by the beauty of a sunset in Halong Bay, and maybe try your hand at kayaking, or simply relax on board. You could attend a cooking demonstration before a delicious dinner aboard.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transport: Cruise
DAY 5 Halong Bay to Hue

Join an early morning Tai Chi class on the sundeck, before a light breakfast. Visit one of the local caves and return for a freshly prepared brunch on board before disembarking and returning to Hanoi. Transfer to the station to take the night train to Hue.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Transport: Train
DAY 6 Hue – Free Day

Upon your morning arrival at the station, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day at leisure to explore the city. Why not discover a local market, visit the Citadel, or cruise along the Perfume River.

DAY 7 Hue to Hoi An

Transfer to Hoi An, passing the scenic Lang Co Lagoon and Hai Van Pass, for breathtaking views from the top. The remainder of the day at leisure to possibly enjoy a leisurely stroll around delightful and charming town.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 8 Hoi An Free Day

Take your time in Hoi An to discover all this characterful town has to offer. The best way is on foot, so wander through the narrow, beautifully preserved streets, making sure to see the famous Japanese Covered Bridge, and the Phung Hung House, which was home to an old merchant family for over two centuries.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 9 Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City

After a few hours for last minute sightseeing in Hoi An, transfer to Danang Station for your overnight train to Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Train
DAY 10 Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive into Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy breakfast. The remainder of the day at leisure for independent exploration of this vibrant and bustling city. Perhaps visit the fascinating Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. You may also wish to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels on the city’s outskirts, where former Viet Cong guerrillas guide visitors through a section of the labyrinthine tunnels.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 11 Ho Chi Minh City

Following breakfast at the hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure for independent exploration. You may wish to join a tour to the Mekong Delta, and explore the picturesque canals and waterways by boat.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 12 Fly to UK

Enjoy a good breakfast before your transfer to the airport, for your flight back to the UK at the end of the Vietnam Explorer.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
Optional Extras - Cultural Experiences

There is some free time in your itinerary for you to explore on your own, or treat yourself to an excursion. Use the links below to create a to-do list, or, if you’d prefer us to book you onto one of these or any other excursions, please let us know when booking your tour.

  • Cu Chi tunnels speedboat ho chi minh city vietnam

    Vietnam: Cu Chi Tunnels by speedboat

    Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the most sophisticated man-made tunnel networks - by speedboat! Explore the maze of tunnels to see how the Viet Cong survived in this underground network. Lunch is served with traditional Vietnamese dishes at a riverside restaurant.

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  • Cycling Hoi An vietnam

    Vietnam: Cycling Around Hoi An

    Cycle around Hoi An and the local countryside to see the locals' daily life in the green rice field, villages and craft workshops.

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  • Hoi An Central Market vietnam

    Vietnam & Cambodia: Cookery Demonstrations and Classes

    Cooking classes can be arranged in both Vietnam and Cambodia.

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  • halong bay seaplane 4 vietnam

    Vietnam: Sea Plane to Halong Bay

    Fly-over the scenic Halong Bay. A fantastic way to see the dramatic islands and limestone peaks of the bay.

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Sample Accommodation

An Nam Legend Hotel

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Bhaya Classic Cruise

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Cherish Hue Hotel

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Venus Hotel

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Avanti Boutique Hotel

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What's included:
  • International flights from the UK
  • Domestic trains, sharing 4 berth soft sleeper cabin
  • Transfers
  • 3★ accommodation on twin share basis. 4★ and 5★ accommodation options available on request.
  • Meals as stated
  • Local tips
  • Personal spending
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees

Single supplement from £275

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.

Please call 020 8543 8133 for more information or to make a booking.

When making an enquiry or reservation we will request your contact details, however no payment will be required at this stage. We will contact you for payment details and to confirm your booking, your details and the details of those travelling with you along with any extras you’d like to add.


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