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13 Day Vietnam Cities & Culture Group Tour From $2327.50pp (Online Only)

Ready to experience Vietnam’s history, incredible scenery, beautiful beaches, welcoming locals, incredible food and iconic nightlife? Now is your chance.

From Ho Chi Minh’s vibrant markets, the outstanding beauty in Halong Bay, to incredible nightlife in Hanoi, this tour covers the best of this incredible country.

Begin an unforgettable group tour of Vietnam in the incredible city of Ho Chi Minh. Discover the rich history surrounding the country, head to the famous war museum and experience the unique Cu Chi Tunnels. Explore to the world heritage site of Hoi An, turn your hand to lantern making and discover the world of tailored clothes. Motorcycle through the countryside and experience the famous basket boats before travelling the Hai Van Pass in open-top jeeps. Experience a Vietnamese cooking class in Hue before continuing your journey North to the beautiful Ninh Binh. Jump on a cruise through the famous Halong Bay and marvel at the bright green sea and beautiful limestone islands.

Finish your trip in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, and discover this bustling, vibrant city. Visit markets, try local foods and experience the incredible nightlife. Finish your epic 13 day trip in Hanoi with unforgettable memories and new culinary skills. With an incredible and experienced guide, a wonderful group of travel mates, and all accommodation and transport already sorted for you, this tour doesn’t let a single thing go uncovered. Book now for an adventure of a lifetime.

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Vietnam Cities & Culture Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Ho Chi Minh

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh. Arrive at the airport where you’ll be transferred to your hotel in the centre of the city. Say hello to the crew you’re about to take on Vietnam with and hit the town for your first night out. It’s time to get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

Day 2: Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels

Today you head to the Cu Chi Tunnels so make sure you have comfortable footwear and brace yourself for an inspiring day ahead. The tunnels you’re about to explore were made in the late 1940s and used for all kinds of purposes, from sheltering soldiers to delivering supplies and even laying booby traps. You’ll see how small some of the tunnels are, only 80cm wide and 80cm high, and you’ll also have the opportunity to get a close-up look at the tunnels and explore some of the underground hiding holes. You’ll learn about the history of Vietnam and understand the struggles and obstacles faced by the people here only 70 years ago.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh Walking Tour & Museum

You have the day to truly explore the fascinating history of one of the world’s most hospitable and beautiful countries. Begin with a walking tour of Ho Chi Minh, learn about its troubled past and marvel at some of the city’s iconic landmarks. Then head to the Ho Chi Minh War Museum and learn about what happened 50 years ago during the Vietnam War and how its events still impact many people’s lives today. Later, walk to the famous Independence Palace before continuing onto the cathedral and post office. Try some more Vietnamese cuisine at the local food market before heading to the airport ready to fly to Hoi An.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Hoi An Lantern Making & Tailors

Wake up in Hoi An, a World Heritage Site well known for its magnificent beauty and famous Vietnamese lanterns. Follow the local’s tips and try your hand at transforming a piece of silk into your very own lantern. Hoi An is also famous for styling, designing, and creating clothes exactly how you want them so later, visit a local tailor and see how they create and design these customised pieces of clothing. After, visit an amazing local coffee shop where the owner grows his own coffee beans and products, arguably the best Vietnamese coffee in the country. Taste some delicious coffee and learn about the developing and roasting process. You then have the afternoon to explore as you please.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Discover Hoi An

Today is a free day in Hoi An so you can choose to sleep in, take a walk along the riverside, head to the local beach, or visit the famous Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge – the choice is yours! Hoi An is a relaxing and quieter part of Vietnam, with beautiful bridges and small roads so head out and explore.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6: Basket Boat & Bike Rides

Begin the day with a morning bike ride through the local countryside and village. Arrive at Coconut Woods before heading out on a basket boat – a traditional Vietnamese vessel used to crab fish for centuries and guaranteed to get you laughing senseless! Slip, slide and splash your way down the river and attempt to admire the stunning surroundings at the same time. Visit a local family for a culinary experience and head out for your final night in Hoi An. Grab dinner and drinks and raise a glass to a fantastic day out.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Hai Van Pass

It’s time to conquer the Hai Van Pass! Say goodbye to Hoi An and head out on the open road in open top jeeps. Admire the spectacular scenery on the drive to the city of Hue, stop for some pics, grab lunch and remember your swimsuit for a dip in the tropical waters. Enjoy the drive along this famous route with the wind in your hair and music blasting. Arrive in Hue in the afternoon, check-in and chill out. Later, grab dinner and explore Hue’s nightlife by trying some local beers and rice wine. Dance the night away after another iconic day.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Cooking Class

Today it’s time to immerse yourself in the history of Hue. Once home to Emperors, the remnants of their reign are evident all over the city, most prominently within the walls of the Imperial City itself. Head along the perfume river and arrive at a tranquil garden where you can relax before getting ready to cook up a storm. Join a traditional Vietnamese cooking class and learn how to make the traditional dishes you’ve been devouring for the past week. Enjoy your culinary masterpieces before waving goodbye to Hue and heading onto your next destination of Ninh Binh.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Ninh Binh

Welcome to Ninh Binh. This beautiful city is full of untouched caves and small surrounding islands so it’s time to explore. Jump aboard a paddleboat tour and admire the stunning scenery of emerald-green forests and rice paddies before heading to Tam Coc Valley. This is one of Vietnam’s true hidden gems where you’ll discover limestone hills amongst luscious trees. Spend the afternoon as you please and, if you fancy, there is an option to cycle around and snap those insta-worthy shots. In the mid-afternoon, head to the Hang Mua viewpoint and admire the spectacular views of the area. Later, grab dinner and beers and watch the sunset over the mountains – incredible.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10: Halong Bay Cruise

It’s time to visit one of the most iconic places on your tour – Halong Bay. Known for its green sea and 1,600 limestone islands scattered around the bay, this is a must-see on your Vietnam trip. Leave Ninh Binh in the early morning before traveling to Halong Bay and boarding the boat. Enjoy lunch onboard with the most incredible backdrop and then it’s time to set sail into the tropical oasis. After a day on the water, learn how to make spring rolls before watching the sunset on deck and sharing a few beers with your friends. Does it get any better than this?

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Halong Bay Views

Wake up to the most incredible views of Halong Bay before heading on deck for a coffee and breakfast. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the views of the teal waters and lush green forests. Spend the afternoon relaxing and swimming in the sea before travelling on to Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. Arrive in the late afternoon and head out to explore before meeting up with the group for dinner and drinks – it’s time to experience Hanoi’s incredible nightlife!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12: Discover Hanoi

Start the morning by trying one of Vietnam’s favourite drinks; a traditional egg coffee. Enjoy a demonstration on how these drinks are made before taking the rest of the day to explore Hanoi at your own pace. Head to the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Opera House, or many more of the city’s iconic landmarks. It’s then time to end another incredible day by hitting the town so get dressed up for your final big night with the group.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 13: Chilled Check Out

It’s time to wave goodbye to your travel group as you finish your trip in Hanoi. Continue your onward journey or continue exploring the rest of South East Asia.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Inclusions & Extras

Included

  • 12x Nights Accommodation
  • 19x Meals
  • All Transport Included (Ha Long Bay Boat, Private Bus, Flight Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An)
  • Travel Guide
  • Bamboo Basket Boat Trip
  • Hai Van Pass Jeep Tour
  • Halong Bay Cruise
  • Local Cooking Class
  • Lantern Making in Hoi An
  • Ho Chi Minh City Orientation
  • Visit War Remnants Museum
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Visit traditional Vietnamese tailors
  • Rural Bike Ride
  • Cooking Class
  • Ninh Binh Boat Tour
  • Hang Mua Cave Viewpoint
  • Egg Coffee Demonstration

Excluded

  • Visas
  • Any meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Flights to and from Bangkok/Chiang Mai
  • Travel Insurance

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

13 Day Vietnam Cities & Culture

Informative Guides, All Accommodation, Some Meals & Activities

$2,326.50

What to bring

  • Passport & Flight Tickets
  • Arrival Information
  • Travel Insurance Documents
  • Light Rain Jacket
  • Insect Repellant

Pick Ups & Departures

The trip begins in Ho Chi Minh and finishes in Hanoi.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

TruTravel Terms & Conditions

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:

Cancellations more than 60 days: Loss of deposit.

Cancellations 60 days of less: 100% of trip cost.

Free airport pickup is provided if arriving less than 48 hours before the start of the tour and booked the pre-nights directly with TruTravels at the start hotel.

If you’re arriving the day of the tour you will also be eligible for airport pick up.

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.

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