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NEW YEAR IN VIETNAM

HO CHI MINH ➪ HOI AN ➪ HANOI ➪ HALONG BAY

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Duration
8 days
Dates
25 Dec-1 Jan
Group Size
25 people avg.
Meals
7 Breakfast
1 Lunch
Accommodation
3&4 Star Hotels
Team
Trip leader & Local Guides
Group Trip for 18-35 Year Olds
Join solo or get a friend along
Vietnam Metanoia trip

About this trip

In under eight days this trip gives you the best Vietnam has to offer. Experience the raging nightlife of Ho Chi Minh City, relax and explore the ancient town of Hoi An, navigate the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. Later, sit back & discover the amazing limestone formations of Halong Bay aboard a traditional junk boat as you indulge in food that could definitely change your life.

Highlights

  • Cu Chi Tunnels

  • Fire AK47/M16’s

  • Marble Mountains

  • Night Markets

  • Kayaking

  • Basket Boats

  • Halong Bay Cruise

  • Beer Streets

  • War Museum

  • Ba Na Hills

  • Local Food

  • Golden Hands Bridge

Itinerary

Fly in to Ho Chi Minh on day 1

Ho Chi Minh City

2 nights stay

Day 1: Arrival + Walking Tour + Backpacker Street

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city (HCMC). A capital with nearly 9 million people, HCMC is a bubbling pot of energy, excitement and hidden gems.

 

Meet the gang and head out to Ben Thanh Market. Our in-the-know Trip Leader will take us to all the local spots for pho, spring rolls and egg coffee – trust us, it’s good. Then: head to Bui Vien (aka backpacker street) to experience HCMC’s nightlife. Oh yes, this is the right way to get the Vietnam party started.

Included Today:

+ Meetup

+ Walking Tour

Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnels + Fire AK47 + Skybar

Pull out your history hat – we’re off to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Surrounded by jungle that was once a stronghold of the Viet Cong, take a guided tour of the area and learn all about how this underground network was used by guerilla fighters during the Vietnam War. The most adrenaline pumping experience at the tunnels is the option to fire real AK-47s/M16s in the shooting range.

 

Later tonight, gather your squad and head to one of the highest rooftop bars and enjoy the panoramic views of this city in all its glory.

Meals:

+ Breakfast

Included Today:

+ Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour

+ War Museum

Domestic flight on day 3

Hoi An

3 nights stay

Day 3: Hoi An Old Town + Marble Mountains

After a zippy flight north & a short coastal drive we find ourselves in Hoi An - a canal town overflowing with beauty and ancient history. We’ll stop by the iconic Marble mountains before checking into our hotel.

 

Later, head out with the squad to explore the lantern-filled magic of Hoi An Old Town and tuck into a bowl of Cao lau (a local specialty) along the river.

Meals:

+ Breakfast

Included Today:

+ Marble Mountains

Day 4: Ba Na hills + Cable Cars + Golden Hand Bridge

Today we’ll visit the Ba Na Hills - a mountaintop resort complex that looks like a mediaeval castle. Take a ride on one of the longest cable cars in the world, enjoy the panoramic views from the Insta famous Golden Hand Bridge and explore the mini French village built on the mountaintop.

 

In the evening, head to Hoi An’s buzzing night market. Make sure you wear your fat pants because with Banh Mi, rose shaped dumplings and a whole lot of draught beers, you might need some extra space :p

Meals:

+ Breakfast

Included Today:

+ Ba Na Hills Guided Tour

+ Cable Car Ride

+ Golden Hands Bridge

Day 5: Basket Boat Ride + An Bang Beach

This morning you’ll have time to explore, go shopping or perhaps visit a local tailor to get a custom suit or dress made (a popular thing to do here). Later, we’re going crab fishing in traditional bamboo basket boats which are absolutely wild! How? You’ll know when you get there.

 

The evening is yours to explore Hoi An however you like, but we suggest a stroll along the canals, or along Bang Beach (make of the name what you will).

Meals:

+ Breakfast

Included Today:

+ Bamboo Basket Boat Tour

Domestic flight on day 6

Hanoi

2 nights stay

Day 6: Old Quarter + Train Street

Snag a window seat and wave goodbye to Hoi An – we’re setting the flight path for Hanoi. With an epic fusion of French, Chinese & Vietnamese influence, you'll be nothing short of ecstatic as we check-in to our Hanoi hotel, right in the middle of the bustling Old Quarter.

 

We’ll explore the Old Quarter walking through narrow streets filled with iconic monuments, food markets and souvenir shops. You can also visit the infamous train market, where a train runs through a busy narrow market street!

Meals:

+ Breakfast

Day 7: Halong Bay Cruise + Caving + Kayaking

Halong Bay: World Heritage Site. The jewel in Vietnam’s crown. One of the ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’. Whichever way you look at it, Halong Bay is pretty damn special. So, today we’re gonna do it properly with a junk boat day cruise. Start with a lunch on board and spend the day cruising through glittering turquoise water, exploring the ancient caves and kayaking between the limestone islands.

 

We’ll get back to Hanoi for our last night of the trip. Let’s finish the trip off in style with a massive party at the beer street!

Meals:

+ Breakfast

+ Lunch

Included Today:

+ Halong Bay Day Cruise

+ Kayaking

+ Caving

Day 8: Goodbyes

Enjoy one final breakfast with the squad this morning before the trip wraps up. On your way back to Hanoi airport you’ll realise that for the rest of your travels, you will automatically compare it to Vietnam. A special country, full of special people, places and now, memories.

Meals:

+ Breakfast

Fly out of Hanoi on day 8

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Inclusions

Accommodation

3 & 4 star quality hotels on twin sharing basis. Sharing with person of same gender for solo travellers.

  • Avanti Hotel Saigon, HCMC or Similar

  • Silkotel, Hoi An or Similar

  • Hong Ngoc Dynastie Hotel, Hanoi or Similar

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Meals

8 Meals: 7 breakfasts & 1 lunch

Transportation

All intercity transfers by domestic flights and local transportation as per Itinerary by cars/vans is included.

Activities
  • Walking tour in Ho Chi Minh

  • Cu Chi Tunnels guided tour

  • War Remnants Museum

  • Visit to Ba Na hills & Golden Hands Bridge

  • Cable Car Ride

  • Basket Boat Tour

  • Visit to Marble Mountain

  • Halong Bay day cruise

  • Kayaking & Caving

 

All activities are beginner-friendly and can be done by non-swimmers. Gear, equipment & professional guidance will be provided.

Local taxes tips & fees

Guides tips of $18 on your behalf. Entry fees for included places and local taxes are all included. No hidden charges.