Vietnam is known for its rice terraces, mouth watering food, magnificent beaches and friendly people.
Whether you are solo traveling or with a friend, you will quickly see that this is the perfect trip if you only have limited time in Vietnam or want to discover the country carefree with a group of awesome, like-minded travelers. On this trip, you will start off in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, and make your way down south, finishing your adventure in Hoi An.
Find yourself discovering Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, by foot and rickshaw, tasting the incredible street food and learning about Vietnamese culture. A visit to Vietnam would not be complete without a boat trip to the world-famous Ha Long Bay, topping it off by going kayaking through caves. Soon after you will find yourself surrounded by rice paddies in Ninh Binh where you will get to experience a local homestay. While you are in Ninh Binh, you won’t want to miss out on the iconic Dragon Mountain View Point before continuing to Hoi An. Hoi An is known for its numerous historical sites, lively streets and markets, and vibrant nightlife. Local fishermen will show you the ropes on how to crab fish and in the afternoon, you will learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese food, so you can take a piece of Vietnam home with you. Make sure to take your travel journal and camera with you as you won’t want to forget any of the memories you’ll be making with your travel group on this epic 9-day Vietnam trip.
When you land in Hanoi after your long flight we’ll be at the airport to meet you and take you to our accommodation. You’ll have plenty of time to recover from your flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group.
Day 2: RICKSHAW EXPLORING - HANOI
Discover what makes the chaotic capital of Vietnam so special with a walking and rickshaw tour of the city. Experience the bustling streets, fascinating culture and delicious street food. We’ll then head out for dinner and experience some of Hanoi’s best nightlife!
Day 3: HA LONG BAY OVERNIGHT BOAT - HA LONG BAY
Experience the stunning natural wonder of Ha Long Bay, cruise on beautiful emerald green waters through towering limestone mountains topped with rainforest. Go kayaking through caves and enjoy some drinks aboard our overnight boat!
Day 4: NINH BINH HOMESTAY - NINH BINH
Today we head south to the beautiful countryside of Ninh Binh, a landscape of endless rice paddies and epic limestone mountains. Check in to our unique and amazing local homestay, relaxing in our private riverside bungalows for the evening.
Day 5: BIKE RIDES, ROW BOATS & HIKING - NINH BINH
Today we explore magical Ninh Binh. We’ll take a bike ride through the rice paddies and then a local row boat along a network of rivers and caves. We’ll then tackle the iconic Dragon Mountain Viewpoint before boarding the overnight train south to Hoi An.
Day 6: EXPLORE HOI AN - HOI AN
In the morning we’ll arrive in Hoi An, one of the most beautiful and fascinating towns in Vietnam. You’ll have some time in the afternoon to chill out, go shopping or even get some clothes made!
Day 7: BASKET FISHING & COOKING CLASS - HOI AN
Be guided through coconut groves by traditional fishermen while you try your hand at some crab fishing. We’ll then learn the secrets of preparing delicious Vietamese food with a traditional cooking class.
Day 8: LANTERN MAKING CLASS & BEACH DAY - HOI AN
This morning we’ll learn how to make lanterns. We’ll then hop on bicycles for a short ride to the beach for a chilled day at a beach club.
Day 9: CHECK OUT & ONWARD TRAVEL - HOI AN
Your amazing adventure comes to an end. You can either check out and make your way home or continue your travels with our help, advice and the new friends you have made!
Inclusions & Extras
Personal Airport Pickup To The Accom 24/7
8 Nights Accommodation
Awesome Group Leader
Walking & Rickshaw Tour of Hanoi
Night Out in Hanoi
Overnight Boat Trip on Ha Long Bay
Local Homestay Experience
Bicycle Tour of Ninh Binh
River Boat Cruise
Dragon Mountain Viewpoint
Visit Local Markets
Basket Boat Crab Fishing
Help with Onward Travel
Tour Type & Availability
9 Day Vietnam Group Tour
9 Day Fully Guided Vietnam Tour
What to bring
Passport & Flight Tickets
Travel Insurance Documents
Light Rain Jacket
Insect Repellant & Sunscreen
Money for Snacks & Meals
Refillable Water Bottle
Camera to Capture Every Moment
Pick Ups & Departures
Complimentary pick-ups are offered from Noi Bai International Airport (HAN), Hanoi, Vietnam.
Supplier Terms & Conditions
INTRO TRAVEL Terms & Conditions
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames.
Cancellations within 28 Days of the start date incur a 100.00% fee.
Between 28 Day and 365 Days incur a 25.00% fee.
Free date or tour changes up to 30 days before start date. If changes are made within 30 days, fees will apply
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?
All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.
What should i do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?
You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.
Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?
Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.
What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?
Some tours have extra costs and you should be aware that there may be added expenses. These expenses will differ for each service provider, but some of the more usual extras are: EMC tax, stinger suit hire, luggage storage, sleeping bag hire, linen hire, national park fee, food, insurance, accommodation, equipment hire, petrol levy, etc. We will alert you to extra costs to the extent reasonably practicable. However, you must also check with each individual service provider when you re-confirm your booking.
Do I need travel insurance?
We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.
Do you offer payment plans?
Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).
How do I know if my trip is BYO?
Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.