Welcome Dinner & Party
All transport via Scania coaches
ULTIMATE East Coast Group Leader
Group Leader available 24/7 on tour
13 nights’ Accommodation
1 nights on Cruise. Hostel accommodation in Hanoi, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Saigon.
Hanoi Foodie & City Tour
Explore Hanoi's Old Quarter on foot with a foodie guide
Traditional Water Puppet Show in Hanoi
Experience a performance of traditional legends and historical tales,
1 night Halong Bay cruise
Overnight on Ha Long Bay. Explore Ti Top island and experience panoramic views of the Bay.
Hoi An Bike & Kayak
Experience local markets
Vietnamese Cooking Class
Learn to cook the most delicious dishes in a cooking class and leave with recipes you can try for your friend at home.
Bamboo Basket Boat Ride
Experience the Cam Chau and Cam Thanh Bamboo Baskets
Da Lat Canyoning & Abseiling
The ULTIMATE adventure day that includes abseiling, sliding down water, jumping down the waterfalls, hiking and swimming.
Explore Cu Chi Tunnels
Learn about the history of this underground system dug during the Vietnam War
2 x Breakfast 3 x Lunch 3 x Dinner
Some meals included along with great local recommendations throughout the journey.
We recommend a travel budget of approx $50-$70/ day for meals when not included in the itinerary.
DAY 1 HANOI WELCOME DINNER
Our trip begins with a welcome dinner at our favourite restaurant in Hanoi. Meet your group and share a few drinks with your new travel mates. Get ready to party, Hanoi-style! Grab a stool and join the crowd for some locally brewed beer. Mingle and dance with locals and other travellers in the laneways of Hanoi.
DAY 2 HANOI FOODIE TOUR
One thing Vietnam is famous for is the diverse range of exotic food. Today, our local guide will take us on a tour to some hidden places where you can sample tasty, interesting food and local delicacies whilst getting to know the city.
DAY 3 HALONG BAY & OVERNIGHT BOAT
Cruise Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Enjoy the magical scenery as we cruise and kayak through crystal clear waters past hundreds of limestone cliffs. Tonight, we stay on the boat anchored in a secluded cove within Halong Bay.
DAY 4 HALONG BAY
Torday we visit Cua Van village, a small community with around 700 residents living in the root of Ngoc Mountain. In the afternoon we visit Tien Ong Cave (God Cave) located at Hang Trai island.
DAY 5 RETURN TO HANOI
Wake up and and enjoy a relaxed morning before we visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. This afternoon we cruise back to Hanoi for another awesome night on the town.
DAY 6 HANOI TO DA NANG
To get the most out of your trip, our tour includes a flight from Hanoi to Hoi An. Explore this beautiful town where life is amazingly laid-back with a city center perfect for relaxing, eating and shopping and a stunning beach a short bike ride away. With colourful lanterns hanging from trees, buildings and shops all around town.
DAY 7 COOKING CLASS
You think you’ve had good food before? You haven’t tried proper Vietnamese cuisine – made in Vietnam, by you! Meet your guide at 9AM in your hotel lobby before heading to your cooking class.
DAY 8 HOI AN to NINH HOA
Day 8 is free time for you to explore Hoi An, chill at the beach or do some shopping. Remember to get snacks ready for the long journey. Meet your guide at the hotel at 6:00pm to get the 6:30pm sleeper bus arriving in Hoa-Nha Trang at 6:00am
DAY 9 NHA TRANG - FREE DAY
After arriving in Ninh Hoa you will be picked up by your hostel shuttle. When you arrive at the hostel, check in and enjoy your breakfast. You have free time for the rest of the day to work on your tan and chill with your new friends
DAY 10 NINH HOA - DALAT
The central city of the Vietnam highlands is famous for its cool temperatures and stunning waterfalls. Da Lat is known as the romantic city of Vietnam with lots of locals heading here to get married. We get here early afternoon, which gives us enough time to explore this cute town and visit ‘Crazy House’, if you like.
DAY 11 DA LAT CANYONING
The next day get ready for the ultimate thrill! We’ll head to the woods, get our gear and start the adventure in the canyon. Hike through lush green rain forest, do some abseiling, walk down a pounding waterfall before we get to the ‘washing machine’. Adrenaline rush guaranteed!
DAY 12 DALAT – SAIGON We leave the mountains and take the bus to our final stop, Ho Chi Minh City. This city is buzzing and great to have a good night out.
DAY 13 CU CHI TUNNELS Obviously, you can’t visit Vietnam and not learn about the country’s history including the Vietnam War. Our local guide takes us to the Cu Chi Tunnels and gives us a good insight into what happened here. Later tonight we get ready for the final night and enjoy farewell drinks on one of the rooftop bars. Tonight’s accommodation is still included in your tour.
DAY 14 TOUR FARWELL Time to check out (unless you choose to stay a little longer) and make your way to whatever is next on your list. Whether it’s just heading to the airport to catch your flight home or travelling on to more adventures, we will help you with the planning.
WHERE WE STAY
This Ultimate Vietnam group tour includes accommodation in mix multi-share and twin share rooms. Private room upgrades are available upon request, subject to availability and paid locally.
Halong Bay - We spend one night in Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay on a typical Vietnamese “junk” boat. Accommodation is twin share with private ensuite.
Private and twin rooms upgrades are available. To book, select the Supplement add-on option when processing your booking. Requests are subject to availability at time of booking and confirmed within 72 hours.
Download our Ultimate Vietnam Group Tour Trip notes for our hotel listing.
HOW TO BOOK
NOTE - This Vietnam Itinerary is in place for tour dates until 30 August 2023.
To view our new ULTIMATE Vietnam itinerary and tour, visit here.
To book, select your preferred Vietnam Group Tour departure date and select if you require additional nights, a private room upgrade and/or a departure transfer.
Once you are booked, we will send you a booking confirmation as well as important information about your tour.
If you have a travel date in mind but you're not ready to pay in full, you can secure your spot with a $200 deposit.
- Book your flights into Hanoi (HAN) and out of Ho Chi Minh (SGN) (not included)
- Organise your travel insurance (not included)
This Vietnam Group Tour starts at Nexy Hostel in Hanoi (Mondays at 6pm)
This Vietnam Group Tour ends at New Saigon Hostel in Ho Chi Minh (Day 14)
Note: Departure transfer is not included. Can be pre-booked or booked whilst on tour. We recommend organising your departure flight from Ho Chi Minh airport.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Flights to Vietnam are not included. Travel insurance is essential for this Ultimate Vietnam group tour, and is not included in the package price. Your Vietnamese tourist visa is not included. Please get in touch with us to discuss your visa options. Ultimate Vietnam is jam-packed with awesome activities! If there are any extra activities you’d like to do, your tour guide will be on hand to help you organise
OPEN DATED BOOKINGS
Book open dated when you have not decided on a tour date yet, but want to confirm your travel plans and secure a price. Once you have booked open dated, you can book on any available start date of your choosing, subject to availability.