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Vietnam Express Southbound 10 days provided by BC Family Tour

Vietnam Express Southbound 10 days

Vietnam Express Southbound 10 days
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Duration:
10 days
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    10 days
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
The Vietnam Express Southbound tour starts in Hanoi and ends in Ho Chi Minh City. The Vietnam Express Southbound is an Explorer tour that takes 10 days taking you from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and through other destinations in Asia.  This is an adventure full of beauty and contrast that introduces Vietnam as a country of incredible food, lively locals, stunning scenery and cosmopolitan cities. HIGHLIGHTS • The bustling markets, tree-lined boulevards and peaceful lakes of Hanoi are a great introduction to modern Vietnam • Sail among the floating villages, grottos and limestone pillars of magical Halong Bay • Explore the old imperial capital of Hue and ancient Hoian town • Ho Chi Minh City, once known as Saigon, is a dynamic blend of old and new, east and west, commerce and culture
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Day 1: HANOI CITY TOUR  Pick-up airport and transfer to city. Half day city tour in the afternoon: Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Quarter Day 2: HALONG BAY Travel by minibus to the spectacular World Heritage site of Halong Bay. The bay is dotted with sandy coves, grottos and 1,600limestone islands. Board a cruise the bay, exploring island caves and perhaps even enjoying a swim from Ti Top Island Beach during the warmer months. Spend a peaceful night aboard the boat beneath the night sky Day 3:HALONG - TRAIN TO HUE  Return by boat to Ha Long, and at approximately midday travel by bus back to Hanoi. Arrive late this afternoon, and use free time to shop or just relax. Later tonight board an overnight train to Hue Day 4: HUE  Arrive into Hue at about 11am and transfer to the hotel. Once the imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of the country’s royal past. Reunite with the group to visit the war-damaged ruins of the Hue Imperial Citadel complex, which once contained temples, state houses and the emperor’s palace Day 5: HUE MOTORBIKE  Today, tour the sights of Hue on the back of a motorbike driven by a local guide. Explore the ruins of the Forbidden Purple City, once reserved for the personal use of the Emperor and his concubines. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, you’ll see the car of a former monk who drove to Saigon in 1963 to set himself alight to protest the poor treatment of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese regime. Finally, visit the lakeside royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc before heading back to Hue Day 6: HOIAN  This morning travel by bus through coastal rice paddies and the spectacular Hai Van Pass to Hoian. Your tourguide will take you on a sightseeing walk through the Old Town and visit a handful of the city's major attractions Day 7: HOIAN  Today is a free day to explore Hoi An Day 8:HO CHI MINH  Today take a short early morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City,a fascinating history and is arguably Vietnam’s capital of commerce and culture. After landing, take a sightseeing bus tour around the city. Pass the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Opera House, stopping in at the War Remnants Museum to discover some of the sobering stories of the war Day 9:MEKONG DELTA  Head out on a day trip to explore the Mekong Delta. Board a boat to Ben Tre to visit a coconut candy factory and sample their sweet products. Learn about local rural life and stop to sample tropical fruits. Eat lunch at a restaurant, sampling regional specialties such as the famous Elephant Ear fish. Afterwards, paddle in sampans past water coconut trees along the Mekong. Return via bus to HCM Day 10: DEPARTURE Transfer to airport
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Day 1: HANOI CITY TOUR  Pick-up airport and transfer to city. Half day city tour in the afternoon: Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Quarter Day 2: HALONG BAY Travel by minibus to the spectacular World Heritage site of Halong Bay. The bay is dotted with sandy coves, grottos and 1,600limestone islands. Board a cruise the bay, exploring island caves and perhaps even enjoying a swim from Ti Top Island Beach during the warmer months. Spend a peaceful night aboard the boat beneath the night sky Day 3:HALONG - TRAIN TO HUE  Return by boat to Ha Long, and at approximately midday travel by bus back to Hanoi. Arrive late this afternoon, and use free time to shop or just relax. Later tonight board an overnight train to Hue Day 4: HUE  Arrive into Hue at about 11am and transfer to the hotel. Once the imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of the country’s royal past. Reunite with the group to visit the war-damaged ruins of the Hue Imperial Citadel complex, which once contained temples, state houses and the emperor’s palace Day 5: HUE MOTORBIKE  Today, tour the sights of Hue on the back of a motorbike driven by a local guide. Explore the ruins of the Forbidden Purple City, once reserved for the personal use of the Emperor and his concubines. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, you’ll see the car of a former monk who drove to Saigon in 1963 to set himself alight to protest the poor treatment of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese regime. Finally, visit the lakeside royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc before heading back to Hue Day 6: HOIAN  This morning travel by bus through coastal rice paddies and the spectacular Hai Van Pass to Hoian. Your tourguide will take you on a sightseeing walk through the Old Town and visit a handful of the city's major attractions Day 7: HOIAN  Today is a free day to explore Hoi An Day 8:HO CHI MINH  Today take a short early morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City,a fascinating history and is arguably Vietnam’s capital of commerce and culture. After landing, take a sightseeing bus tour around the city. Pass the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Opera House, stopping in at the War Remnants Museum to discover some of the sobering stories of the war Day 9:MEKONG DELTA  Head out on a day trip to explore the Mekong Delta. Board a boat to Ben Tre to visit a coconut candy factory and sample their sweet products. Learn about local rural life and stop to sample tropical fruits. Eat lunch at a restaurant, sampling regional specialties such as the famous Elephant Ear fish. Afterwards, paddle in sampans past water coconut trees along the Mekong. Return via bus to HCM Day 10: DEPARTURE Transfer to airport
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8093P101
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 9 nights accommodation: 7 nights hotel + 1 night on board + 1 night in sleeper train
  • Meals: 8 breakfast + 3 lunched + 2 dinner
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Transport: Boat, Motorbike trip in Hue, Overnight sleeper train (4-berth sharing cabin) Hanoi - Hue, plane Danang - Ho Chi Minh, bus Hue - Hoian, private airport transfer car
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Duration
10 days
Departure details
  • Location Name: Pick-up at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi Return Location: Drop-off at Tan Son Nhat airport, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Hanoi, Hanoi
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • 9 nights accommodation: 7 nights hotel + 1 night on board + 1 night in sleeper train
  • Meals: 8 breakfast + 3 lunched + 2 dinner
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Transport: Boat, Motorbike trip in Hue, Overnight sleeper train (4-berth sharing cabin) Hanoi - Hue, plane Danang - Ho Chi Minh, bus Hue - Hoian, private airport transfer car
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Location Name: Pick-up at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi Return Location: Drop-off at Tan Son Nhat airport, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Hanoi, Hanoi
Duration
10 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

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Gail K
57 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We had never joined a group tour before and felt some trepidation about what to expect. We need not have worried at all! Our tour leader, Hà, took us adeptly in hand, helped the group to bond and ensured that we had a wonderful time every day. He offered to take us out each eveni g for a group meal, which was one less thing to worry about. Most meals were banquet style doing it this way, so there was always something good to eat. It was a real luxury to be guided through this amazing country - visiting awe inspiring places and finding out about the people and the culture. All of the included hotels were fine, we chose the essentials tour so knew that we weren't getting fancy hotels - we were delighted with the location, staff and amenities at each of them. The tour is really well planned. The optional extra activities are all excellent - I recommend that you do them all, as they really add that extra something special to the trip. There is free water to fill up your refillable bottles on all the bus journeys, which is a life saver, it was really hot when we visited. The currency you need is Dong, in the south they advertise dual prices with US$, but Dong are best. There are ATM's everywhere to get out local currency. We also bought a local SIM card for our phones, with 4gb data a day and free local calls, we paid VND280, 000 each for these and they worked really well, with data coverage even in the middle of nowhere. Some of our group continued on to Cambodia after the Vietnam tour - we had an extra night in Ho Chi Minh City and thdn flew home with so many fantastic memories. The country, the tour and Intrepid Travel - all highly recommended!
Written 13 August 2019
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Salchat
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions
We really enjoyed our 10 day tour. The group we had were all great fun. Everyone got along. Ages were from late teens to mid 50’s. Jolie (Ngang Nguyen) our guide was fantastic. She spoke great English, was extremely patient and nothing was a problem. Our only suggestion would be (if you’re fussy) is to take a sheet and pillow case as the overnight train is very basic and the sheets are shaken and put straight back on the beds. We also found the last nights accom in Saigon to be not quite up to standard. We forfeited and booked at the Prague Hotel which is in a better area and has a pool.
Otherwise, couldn’t fault it.
Written 18 July 2019
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Maureen009_12
Cambridge8 contributions
Mar 2019
A good way to visit several cities in just 10 days. Our guide Nam Nguyen was very efficient, helpful and had good English our group size was 16 people from UK and Australia age range 20's to retired couples. All interacted very well. Transport varied from boat, overnight sleeper train and coach. Travel light and leave room in your suitcase for the stop in HoiAn. Suits, dresses and shoes can be custom made overnight.
Written 30 March 2019
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Jodiejamesviet
Hanoi, Vietnam5 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We had a fantastic trip. There was a good mixture of activities and free time and plenty of suggestions for doing additional activities for those that wanted more. Duc our tour leader was very knowledgeable and looked after us very well. He was a fantastic tour leader who showed us a lot of the local sights and took care of everyone. We had a lot of fun together with the group. would recomnend intrepid.
Written 12 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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