14 days/13 nights
- Halong Bay
- Hoi An
- Nha Trang
- Ho Chi Minh
Our 14 day tour is the perfect way to discover the highlights of Vietnam. Sit back, relax and let us whisk you from War tunnels and cultural excursions to beautiful beaches. This adventure has it all!!
This trip is perfect for you if you want to explore Vietnam with the ease of a tour, but enjoy a more authentic travel experience. You’ll travel on public transport, stay in hostels and travel with a group of likeminded backpackers.
Travelling with you throughout, your tour leader will ensure the trip runs smoothly; getting everyone onto the right transport and making sure you arrive safely at your hostel in each city.
A land from north to south of epic natural beauty and fascinating culture. Vietnam is an absolute must see and often regarded as the adventure playground of Southeast Asia. From rural villages, limestone cliffs perched next to the sea, delicious food, stunning beaches to it’s complex history – Vietnam has it all for any backpacker or traveller!! Our 14 day tour is the perfect way to discover the real gems of this incredibly diverse country. Sit back, relax and let us whisk you from boat trips and games, to beautiful beaches and war tunnels. This adventure has it all!!
You’ll start your epic Vietnam group tour in Hanoi. Wander through the capital’s narrow streets and discover temples, centuries old architecture and really yummy food. After a glimpse of city life, your next stop is Halong Bay, a true gem in Vietnam. Halong Bay is famous for its emerald waters and towering cliffs. Board your ‘junk’ boat and get ready for some adventure packed fun!
Lanterns, bars, cooking classes, waterfalls and paradise await you in Hoi An, Nha Trang and Da Lat. Don’t forget the stunning coastline and glistening beaches you’ll be passing either. Last up is Ho Chi Minh where you’ll get chance to soak up history from the Vietnam War. After your historical fix, finish off your awesome trip in a rooftop bar in this vibrant city. We. Dig. Vietnam…..and you will too!
- 13 nights’ accommodation.
- All travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City on public transport including one domestic flight and one sleeper bus.
- Tour Guide throughout
- Meals and drinks as per tour itinerary
- Welcome Dinner in Hanoi
- Hanoi Foodie Tour
- 3-Day Tour of Halong Bay with private island stay
- Vietnamese cooking class
- Jungle trek and life in paradise in Ninh Van Bay!
- Canyoning and Abseiling in Dalat
- Cu Chi Tunnels tour
- All Transfers between places
- Flights to tour start and end points
- Optional activities
Days 1 to 2 – Hanoi
Meet the group at our welcome dinner and drinks (about 6pm) to kick off your Vietnam group tour. The tour leader will explain everything you need to know about the upcoming adventure. Later that night experience what Hanoi’s nightlife has to offer. (Welcome Dinner and Drink included)
Foodie Tour on Day 2. Get a taste of local foods and delicacies. We show you around the streets of Hanoi, visit the markets and show you how the locals live, eat and sleep day in and day out. Grab a stool and mingle with the locals over some fresh beer. (Breakfast and all food during food tour included – basically an 8 course lunch)
Days 3 to 5 – Halong Bay
We go on a 3-Day journey to the famous and world heritage listed Halong Bay. Board the junk boat, followed by some delicious lunch. Later this afternoon we visit the colourful Haven Cave, go for a dip in the sea and kayak around the islands before the we get the boat party started. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
The next morning, we head to a private island resort hidden in the maze of stunning Lan Ha Bay. Hammocks, beach, palm trees, kayaks, beach volley, unbelievable sunsets and karaoke – it’s all here! (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Refreshed and relaxed we make our way back to Hanoi. Cruise along hundreds of islands and learn how to make Vietnamese spring rolls. (Breakfast and Lunch included)
Days 6 to 8 – Hoi An
We head to the airport and fly south to Danang with only a short drive to romantic Hoi An, where we’ll stay for 2 nights. Explore the old town along the river, drop into one of the many tailors and chill out at the beach. (Breakfast included). We head to the local market where we’ll pick up groceries for our cooking class. Cruise along the river to our idyllic cooking location and learn how to prepare delicious Vietnamese cuisine. (Breakfast and Lunch included).
The next day you get to sleep in, explore the city a little more or tan up at the beach before jumping on the overnight bus to Nha Trang. (Breakfast included)
Day 9 – Ninh Van Bay, Nha Trang
Get off the ‘Beaten Track’ in Vietnam as we arrive early morning, nestled in the valleys a stone’s throw away from the beach in Ninh Van Bay where you can experience nirvana; relax by the pool; challenge the group to beach volleyball or hit the water! You’ll then head out later for an awesome guided jungle trek around the picturesque region (Breakfast included).
Day 10-11 – Da Lat
We catch the morning bus to DaLat and explore the city in the afternoon. Then spend the next day abseiling and swimming in the canyon -walk down pounding waterfalls, slide through the canyon and jump off cliffs. Don’t worry if this isn’t for you. DaLat offers stunning scenery with heaps of things to do, so we’ll work out what you’re comfortable with. (Breakfast and Lunch included)
Days 12 to 14 – Ho Chi Minh City
Final stop, but the trip isn’t over yet! We head to Ho Chi Minh City, where we have 2 more days and nights. You can’t come to Vietnam without learning a bit about the Vietnam War, so we have a bit of the history lesson and visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Farewell Dinner and Drinks. (Breakfasts included)
1 week ago
I had the most amazing time on the Iron Curtain Tour! We managed to fit so much into the week, with so many great recommendations by our awesome tour leader. Any difficulties as a cause of current travel situations were resolved without issue, and I always felt safe. Euroventure tours are to the best places, with the best people, and I cannot recommend them enough. Please do yourself a favour and book with them!
1 week ago
I had an amazing time on the iron curtain tour which was well organised so I could see a lot in a short space of time. Our tour leader was great; very knowledgeable and made good recommendations in each city. I was also pleased with the quality and location of the hostels. I will definitely consider booking with euroventure again.
1 week ago
The Iron Curtain Tour I went on was a great adventure! Euroventure was responsive with communication and on the tour the hostels were wonderful! My group was affected by the pandemic closures, but we made the most of it and Euroventure kept us updated throughout the week. No issues during travel!
2 weeks ago
Can't Fault Euroventure team for everything and creating the trip of a lifetime! Even with the current coronavirus issues, they are flexible, understanding and dealt with any concerns of the virus to reroute the trip. Will definitely be using them again!
3 weeks ago
Had a wonderful trip organised with Euroventure. All hotels fab and instructions on how to get to places spot on. No issues at all and I definitely recommend. Hil
Questions and Answers
Is travelling in Vietnam safe?
Vietnam is a very safe place to visit, as long as you follow some basic health and safety guidelines and have respect for the local people and culture. The most common dangers in Vietnam are sunburn, dehydration and hangovers, however travelling in a group with us makes it even safer! Our tour guides have travelled Vietnam extensively, and will share their experience, and local knowledge to ensure your safety throughout the trip and beyond.
I’m travelling alone. How will I meet people?
This trip is perfect for people travelling alone! You’re surrounded by other like-minded travelers for the duration of the trip, you’ll be mates for life with your group by the end! Members of the group even tend to stick together after the tour as they continue their travels through SE Asia!
Do I need a visa?
There are 3 options to obtain your visa:
Option 1: Apply in person or via post at your nearest embassy – means less hassle when arriving in Vietnam, but more expensive.
Option 2: Get a visa on arrival, which requires a visa invitation letter issued by an authorised agent before you leave home – seems a little easier and is also cheaper, but you’ll need to queue up when landing to actually have your visa issued.
Option 3: Apply for an E-Visa online – this is only available to certain nationalities and does not permit you to enter Vietnam through all entry points, only selected ones.
Generally no visa is required for travel to Vietnam lasting up to 15 days if you are from one of the following countries: UK, France, Spain, Germany and Italy.
How much spending money will I need?
It’s very easy to get by in Vietnam for as little as £10 per day. However, try and budget for around £30 – it’s a once in a lifetime trip, so make the most of it.