Inside Asia Tours: Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos

Small Group Tour IAT Essential

Highlights of Vietnam

12 Nights: from US$2340 Trip Code: VHV

Our Highlights of Vietnam tour does what it says on the tin. Over 12 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 the scenic vistas of Ninh Binh before cruising around the towering limestone pillar of Halong Bay. We will then fly to Danang and make the short transfer to the ancient but beautiful port city of Hoi An, before taking a train to the historical capital of Hue. Finally, we will take a flight 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 on board a lovely traditional style junk on Halong Bay, a full day at leisure amongst the Karst formations of Ninh Binh and 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.

We travel by a combination of plane, boat, train 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 Tour information

Group size: 3 - 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.

Fitness : To enjoy any of our Small Group Tours you should be of moderate fitness, able to walk and climb stairs without difficulty and able to maintain a pace that is comfortable for the majority of the group.

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).

We recommend booking at least one extra night to check in and relax before the tour begins.

Accommodation: At all night stops on the Highlights of Vietnam tour your room will have full en suite facilities (attached bath, shower and toilet).

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.

Tour leader: Please note the tour will have a full time tour leader for the entire duration only when 6 or more travellers are booked on.
With 5 travellers or less (minimum 3) the group will have local guides at every location, but not a tour leader throughout.

At a glance

What's Included >

What's included

  • 11 nights in hotel accommodation
  • One-night cruise in Halong Bay (private two- berth cabins with en suite facilities)
  • All transport between destinations in Vietnam including internal flights
  • Arrival and Departure airport transfers, including a meet and greet upon arrival in Hanoi
  • Breakfast every day, five lunches and three evening meals
  • All excursions and experiences as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Expert, English-speaking local guides at every destination
  • Tour leader throughout for groups with 6 travellers or more
  • Complimentary InsideAsia Info-Pack
  • Tips for local guides, drivers, porters and staff involved in included activities

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 in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Any other tips at your discretion

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  • Tour Price: From US$2340
  • Single Supplement: From US$650

Extra Nights

  • Pre-Tour: Twin Share From US$65 pp Single From US$130 pp
  • Post-Tour: Twin Share From US$78 pp Single From US$156 pp
Disclaimer Message: Please note: Prices displayed above are all "From" prices as individual prices vary depending on time of year travelling. For full pricing information on specific departures please speak to your Travel Consultant.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the spectacular landscapes of Ninh Binh
  • Walk through the ancient streets of Hoi An
  • Explore the myriad waterways of the Mekong Delta
  • Cruise through the spectacular scenery of Halong Bay
  • Be chauffeured by cyclo around imperial Hue
  • Why not extend your stay and treat yourself to a tranquil beach extension in Mui Ne?

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379

What, where, when and how...

Highlights of Vietnam - 13 Days - Accommodation

Highlights of Vietnam - 13 Days - Booking

Single supplement from US$780

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Tour Reviews

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