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Explore Vietnam
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13 days

from $1,954 AUD

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Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

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Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites, safari drives, and easy hikes; and some days will have more physical activities such as longer hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, or biking.

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Casual trips offer immersive travel experiences at an unbeatable value with free time and plenty of choices built into the itineraries. Accommodations are comfortable, well-located, and modest. Trips are led by dynamic local guides, some meals and activities are included, and transportation is provided for included excursions.

Max 16

EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
  • Take a cyclo tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter before setting sail on Ha Long Bay in a traditional-style junk boat.
  • Hike through hill tribe villages to experience rural life.
  • Cook up a delicious noodle dish at a G Adventures–supported youth-training culinary school in Hoi An.
Itinerary

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Vietnam on a journey that spans from the emerald mountains of the north to the sun-drenched beaches of the south. Spend a night on a traditional junk boat in stunning Ha Long Bay, roam the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An, glimpse rural life on a trek through hilltribe villages, and enjoy a cyclo ride through the heart of bustling Hanoi. As you travel the length of the country, take in the long view of this fascinating corner of Indochina.

Day 1: Hanoi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2: Hanoi/Mai Châu

Travel to the lush Mai Chau Valley and enjoy a countryside walk through rice paddies and local villages.

Day 3: Mai Châu

Enjoy free time to explore the valley. Options include cycling in the countryside, a cooking class, and kayaking.

Day 4: Mai Châu/Hanoi

Return to Hanoi to explore Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton), visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and go on a cyclo tour of the Old Quarter.

Day 5: Hanoi/Ha Long

Start your day off right with breakfast at Hoa Sua, a non-profit training restaurant for underprivileged Hanoi youth where you can enjoy a hearty meal while helping others. Afterwards, transfer to Halong Bay and spend the night on a traditional junk boat surrounded by turquoise waters, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the calm waters. Cruise through Bai Tu Long Bay, a more secluded section of this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to cruise around the bay and explore the Me Cung cave with our local guide.

Day 6: Ha Long/Huế

Have an early lunch on board before returning to land and heading back to Hanoi to catch our short flight to Hue.

Day 7: Huế

Visit the ancient walled Citadel containing the former Imperial Palace. Take a trip into the surrounding countryside to see the final resting place of former emperors, visiting one of the most impressive royal tombs.

Day 8: Huế/Hoi An

Enjoy a scenic drive to Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and take a walking tour of the ancient town. Also learn how to make a lantern the traditional way, and leave with a beautiful souvenir.

Day 9: Hoi An

As part of the Oodles of Noodles experience, visit a local market, indulge in street food, and take a cooking class at this G Adventures-supported culinary training school. Visit the local markets with two students and their trainer to learn about and taste noodles, and then return to the school to cook lunch with the students.

Day 10: Hoi An

The day is free for optional activities of your choice.

Day 11: Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City

Flight to Ho Chi Minh CIty. Opt to take a cyclo tour and visit the markets and shops.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City

Visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, legendary for the vital part they played during the Vietnam War.

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City

Depart at any time.

PRICES & DATES

  • date 03 Nov 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
  • double occupancy
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    $2,299 AUD Per Person
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  • date 17 Nov 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
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  • date 24 Nov 2019 - 06 Dec 2019
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    $1,954 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,303 AUD Per Person

  • date 01 Dec 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
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    $2,299 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 08 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
  • double occupancy
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    $1,954 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,303 AUD Per Person

  • date 15 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
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  • date 22 Dec 2019 - 03 Jan 2020
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  • date 05 Jan 2020 - 17 Jan 2020
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    $2,579 AUD Per Person
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 12 Jan 2020 - 24 Jan 2020
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    $2,579 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 19 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2020
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  • single occupancy
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 26 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020
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    $2,579 AUD Per Person
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 02 Feb 2020 - 14 Feb 2020
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 09 Feb 2020 - 21 Feb 2020
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  • single occupancy
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  • date 16 Feb 2020 - 28 Feb 2020
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  • single occupancy
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 01 Mar 2020 - 13 Mar 2020
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  • date 08 Mar 2020 - 20 Mar 2020
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 15 Mar 2020 - 27 Mar 2020
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  • date 22 Mar 2020 - 03 Apr 2020
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  • date 05 Apr 2020 - 17 Apr 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $2,419 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,488 AUD Per Person

  • date 19 Apr 2020 - 01 May 2020
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  • date 17 May 2020 - 29 May 2020
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    $2,299 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,368 AUD Per Person

  • date 14 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020
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    $2,299 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,368 AUD Per Person

  • date 12 Jul 2020 - 24 Jul 2020
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    $2,419 AUD Per Person
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    $3,488 AUD Per Person

  • date 28 Jul 2020 - 09 Aug 2020
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    $2,419 AUD Per Person
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    $3,488 AUD Per Person

  • date 09 Aug 2020 - 21 Aug 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $2,419 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,488 AUD Per Person

  • date 06 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $2,299 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,368 AUD Per Person

  • date 04 Oct 2020 - 16 Oct 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $2,419 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,488 AUD Per Person

  • date 18 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $2,419 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,488 AUD Per Person

  • date 01 Nov 2020 - 13 Nov 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,579 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 15 Nov 2020 - 27 Nov 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $2,579 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 29 Nov 2020 - 11 Dec 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $2,579 AUD Per Person
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 06 Dec 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
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  • date 13 Dec 2020 - 25 Dec 2020
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    $2,579 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 20 Dec 2020 - 01 Jan 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,579 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 27 Dec 2020 - 08 Jan 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,579 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 03 Jan 2021 - 15 Jan 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,579 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 10 Jan 2021 - 22 Jan 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,579 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 17 Jan 2021 - 29 Jan 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,579 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 31 Jan 2021 - 12 Feb 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,579 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 07 Feb 2021 - 19 Feb 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,579 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 14 Feb 2021 - 26 Feb 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,579 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 28 Feb 2021 - 12 Mar 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,579 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,648 AUD Per Person

  • date 07 Mar 2021 - 19 Mar 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,579 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $3,648 AUD Per Person

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. Optional activities are at an additional cost.

  • Accommodation: Hotels (9 nts), junk boat (1 nt), lodge (2 nt).
  • Meals: 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Transport: Bus, boat, cyclo, plane.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Breakfast at Hoa Sua, Hanoi
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Traditional Lantern Making Experience, Hoi An
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Oodles of Noodles Local Market Excursion, Hoi An
  • Your G for Good Moment: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An
  • Arrival transfer
  • Visit Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton) and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Cyclo tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Overnight on a junk boat on Halong Bay
  • Guided tour of Emperor's Tomb and Imperial Citadel Hue
  • Walking tour of Hoi An Old Town
  • Guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Meals on your own
  • Gratuities

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $2,788

ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Age Requirement:12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.