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Highlights of Vietnam

11 Nights: from US$2443 Trip Code: HOV201501

Our Highlights of Vietnam tour does what it says on the tin. Over 11 nights, this trip covers what we consider to be the very best of Vietnam's natural, cultural and historical destinations – including six UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Read more >

Our tour commences in Hanoi's romantic Old Quarter, then goes on to visit the majestic scenery of Halong Bay and the ancient beauty of Hoi An. We'll then cycle through history in Hue and explore the remarkable cave systems of Phong Nha before finally diving right in to the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City to conclude the trip!

The pace of the tour needs to be quite fast to enable us to fit in so many highlights, but with a night spent onboard a lovely Chinese-style junk on Halong Bay, a full day in laid-back Hoi An, and a day exploring the quiet backwaters of the Mekong Delta, there's plenty of time to kick back and relax if that's your style.

Some of our Highlights of Vietnam departures are timed to coincide with the monthly Hoi An Lantern Festival, which sees the ancient port town switch off its electric lights and close its streets to traffic, taking visitors back to yesteryear. The festival never fails to be a huge hit, and will undoubtedly provide a highlight of the trip! Check our tour calendar to see which tours catch the festival.

We travel by a combination of plane, boat and private coach to get you from place to place in the most convenient and efficient manner possible, helping you make the most of every day you've got to spend in Vietnam.

Important practical information

Max group size: 14

Single supplement: A mandatory single supplement is applicable for all single travellers and will guarantee a single room for all nights of the tour.

Accommodation: At all night stops on the Highlights of Vietnam tour your room will have full en suite facilities (attached bath, shower and toilet). Please note that on the Halong Bay boat bathroom and bedroom are separated only by a curtain.

Transport and luggage: Please note that we use a range of transportation methods on tour - planes, boats and private coaches. There will be occasions where you may have to carry your bags for short distances, so please ensure you pack with this in mind.

International flights: This tour starts in Hanoi and finishes in Ho Chi Minh City.

Check-in: Please note that check-in at the Hanoi hotel is from 2pm. (You can, however, securely leave your luggage at the front desk at any time).

At a glance

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What's included

  • Ten nights' hotel accommodation
  • Overnight cruise on Halong Bay (private two-berth cabins with en suite facilities)
  • All transport between destinations in Vietnam including airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • Meet-and-greet upon arrival at Hanoi International Airport
  • Breakfast every day, five lunches and three evening meals
  • All excursions and experiences as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Full-time services of your InsideVietnam tour leader
  • InsideVietnam Tours complimentary Info-Pack
  • Tips for local guides and coach drivers
  • An expert local guide in most destinations

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Entrance fees or additional transport costs not outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
  • All drinks and any meals not outlined above in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Tips for hotel porters and your tour leader

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Tour Price Information

  • Tour Price: From US$2443
  • Single Supplement: US$391

Extra Nights

  • Pre-Tour: Twin Share pp US$47 Single pp US$81
  • Post-Tour: Twin Share pp US$47 Single pp US$81

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