INTRO - 9 Day VietnamIntro

Cruise on a rickshaw through the crazy capital of Hanoi, meet the friendly locals, sample the delicious street food and immerse yourself in the fascinating daily life of this awesome city. Experience the heritage listed and stunning natural wonder of Ha Long Bay, cruise on beautiful emerald green waters through towering limestone islands topped with rainforest, go kayaking, caving and even try some night time squid fishing! Wander through Hoi An, Vietnam’s most relaxed and beautiful town, take a bicycle tour through the countryside before being guided through coconut groves by traditional fisherman and going crab fishing!

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Supplier Tour ID: HANGBP/206580
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Finishes: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • Hanoi



Day 1

Arrive and meet the Group
We`ll pick you up from the airport and take you to the Hostel in Hanoi. You`ll then have plenty of time to recover from your long flight, chill out and meet everyone in your group. We then head out for dinner and to experience some of Hanoi’s best nightlife!


Day 2

Discover Hanoi
Discover what makes the chaotic capital of Vietnam so special in a Rickshaw and Walking Tour of the city. Experience the bustling streets, fascinating culture and delicious street food. (B, L)


Day 3

Ha Long Bay - We’ll depart early for our amazing 3 Day / 2 Night overnight boat trip to the stunning natural wonder of Ha Long Bay. We’ll cruise on beautiful emerald green waters on our traditional Vietnamese ‘junk’ boat through towering limestone islands topped with rainforest. We’ll go explore Ha Long Bay by kayak then spend the night on the boat under the stars. (B, L, D)


Day 4

Ha Long Bay
Continue soaking up the natural beauty of Ha Long Bay throughout the day before arriving at our own private island! Chill out in a hammock, play some beach volleyball or just relax on the beach and work on your tan. (B, L, D)


Day 5

Ha Long Bay & Ninh Binh Homestay
We’ll arrive back from Ha Long Bay mid-morning and then 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 and watch the sunset whilst relaxing in our private riverside bungalows for the evening. (B, L)


Day 6

Ninh Binh & Overnight Train
Today we explore the best of the amazing Ninh Binh. We’ll take a bike ride through the countryside before boarding a local row boat and cruising a network of rivers and caves. After some lunch we’ll tackle the iconic 450 steps of the Dragon Mountain Viewpoint for sunset. We’ll then freshenup before boarding the overnight train south to Hoi An. (B)


Day 7

Arrive in Hoi An
We’ll arrive early morning in Da Nang before taking a short bus ride to Hoi An, one of the most beautiful and fascinating towns in Vietnam. You’ll have time in the afternoon to chill out, do some shopping or even get some clothes made. We then head out and experience some of Hoi An’s amazing nightlife!


Day 8

Hoi An, Basket Boat Tour with Crab Fishing and Cooking Class
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 Vietnamese food with a traditional cooking class. (B, L)


Day 9

Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Trip Finishes
After a quick transfer back to Da Nang we catch a short flight to the southern city of Ho Chi Minh City and arrive early afternoon. For those on the 9 day tour, your tour finishes today. We recommend adding an extra night in Ho Chi Minh and flying out on day 10. Your Group Leader can organise this accommodation. If you’re flying out on day 9 then please ensure it is an evening flight so you have time to make your connection out of Ho Chi Minh City. (B)
**Flights should be booked from 7pm at the earliest on day 9**

    • Airport pickup,
    • 8 nights accommodation,
    • Walking & Rickshaw Tour of Hanoi
    • Local Markets
    • Night out in Hanoi
    • 3 Day / 2 Night Ha Long Bay Boat trip with overnight stay on Private Island
    • Kayaking
    • Local Homestay in Ninh Binh
    • Bicycle Tour
    • River Boat Trip
    • Dragon Mountain Viewpoint
    • Cooking Class
    • Traditional Crab Fishing Basket Boat Tour
    • All transport
    • Some meals
    • Experienced western Group Leader and local guides
    • Onward travel help & planning
    • 24/7 support after the trip finishes

      2 nights mixed dorm hostel in Hanoi, 1 night twin or triple share overnight boat, 1 night mixed dorm on private island, 1 night twin or triple share local homestay, 1 night in 4 share cabin overnight train, 2 nights twin or triple share hotel in Hoi An.
      Note: twin share option includes multi-share accommodation for 2 nights in Hanoi and on overnight train. Private room upgrade may be available in Hanoi at time of check-in for an additional local payment

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