Day 1

ARRIVAL HUE

[Dinner included]

Xinchao! Welcome to Vietnam. On arrival you will get transferred from the airport to your hotel for check in. Spend some time to freshen up after the journey.

In the afternoon let’s prepare for an adventure to the Forbidden City, where you’ll gain insight into Vietnam’s imperial history.  Our local guide will pick you up from the hotel then walk you to the Royal Palace. Situated in the fortified Citadel, the Forbidden City was once home to Vietnam’s royalty: the emperor, his family, court women, and few others lived within the structure protected by a moat and tall brick walls.

After having the visit to the Royal Palace, come back to the hotel and prepare for dinner.

We have your first Vietnamese meal covered as a welcome gift, so you just arrange your drinks! The dinner consists of a Vietnamese popular fried spring rolls as a starter and then a main course of local Vietnamese food served with rice. (We have alternative option if you’re a vegetarian or vegan so please ask the waiter). Afterwards explore the night life in the pub street!

Accommodation: DMZ Hotel (or similar)

 

Day 2

Open top War Era Jeep tour along Hai Van pass to Hoi an

[Breakfast  & Lunch included]

After having breakfast at the hotel, you’ll travel to Hoi An by open top Army Jeep. These are the old vehicles used since the war time. On the way we’ll have lunch by the beach and stop on the top of Hai Van pass and enjoy the breathtaking view there. It will be around a 5-6 hours journey to get to Hoi An. We ưill make our way up the Hai Van Pass to some viewpoints with awesome photo opportunities overlooking the coast and the train tracks or a place surrounded with French colonial buildings in ruins. We will also descend down the other side of the pass and head to the beach for a spot of lunch  and may have a swim to cool down.

Once you arrive check in and chill into your hotel in Hoi An. Recently declared a World Heritage site, Hoi An was a major trading port with the West from the 15th to the 19th century. Today it has been restored to look exactly as it did more than a century ago, giving it an old-world feel full of nooks and crannies to explore.

Accommodation: Golden River Hotel (or similar)

 

Day 3

Chill Day in Hoi AN

[Breakfast Included]

After breakfast, go on an orientation walk around the town today and get your bearings. Hoi An is very much a shopping mecca. Why not browse the paintings, woodwork, ceramics, embroidery all made by the locals? The city is also famous for its talented tailors who work with beautiful fabrics for a good price. Perhaps visit one of the hundreds of tailors in the city to get something special made or or get on a boat in the evening and cross through the beautiful lantern-lit river. Another good plan for the day is head to Ao Bang beach and have a beach day. We recommend Kahuna’s beach club or Soul Kitchen.

Accommodation: Golden River Hotel (or similar)

 

Day 4

Hoi An – Eco Green Adventure: Bike and Boat

[Breakfast & Lunch Included]

After breakfast, let's take the ecogreen tour with our local guide to the Tra Que village. You will go to village by bicycle, then have the chance to ride the water buffalo with local farmers in the field. Visit the bamboo handicraft groundwork, explore the water coconut  forest on traditional Viet bamboo basket boats, learn to paddle bamboo basket boats from the local people and watch a bamboo basket boat performance. Other activities include crab catching and boat racing.

When return you will have the afternoon to chill. Continue exploring the town or indulge in delicious local Vietnamese cuisine. Hoi An is a food hub in Vietnam and the most famous dishes here are Cao Lau, made of pork, fresh noodles and local greens and only found there.

In the evening hop on another sleeping bus to Nha Trang.

Accommodation: Overnight on the sleeping bus

 

Day 5

Nha trang – NinhVanA

[Lunch & Dinner Included]

We arrive into Nha Trang early in the morning and will have a spot of breakfast before we jump onto our shuttle bus to Ninhvana. This epic spot is an all-inclusive backpacker beach resort where all food, drink and activities are included. It is up to you how you spend your time. You can choose from paddle boarding, kayaking, bike tours, guided trekking, yoga classes, even massages. Facilities also include 2 swimming pools, beach volleyball courts, outdoor cinema and a basketball court. The perfect hideaway.

Accommodation: Dorm bed in NinhVanh resort

 

Day 6

NINHVANA CHILLOUT

[Breakfast & Lunch Included]

Enjoy a leisurely morning and make the most of the inclusions of this magical place. We head back to Nha Trang late afternoon. Have a short explore to the tourist town, get a bed and grab a shower before our night bus to Mui Ne.

Accommodation: Overnight on sleeping bus

 

Day 7

Good Morning Mui Ne – Sandunes jeep tour

[No Meals Included]

Arriving in Mui Ne early morning. Chill by the pool before getting your room, then in the afternoon, our tour guide will pick you up to visit fairy stream which is famous for the bright coloured soil here. Then we will go visit a fishing village and try some local pancakes. The tour continues with fun at the sand dunes which is the highlight for this trip where you can try a lot of activities like sandboarding or just enjoy the beauty of the massive dunes. Finish the tour and head back to the hotel at around 6:30pm.

Accommodation: Mui Ne Hotel (or similar)

 

Day 8

Mui ne Beaches– HCMC

[Breakfast Included]

Morning! Have a relaxed morning by the beach or swimming pool at the hotel.

At midday we will get a bus to Ho Chi Minh city. This city locals call Saigon, is the most dynamic city of Vietnam and considered the economic capital of Vietnam. It’s also motorbike mayhem.

After arrival, check in to your hotel. Take a walk to  Ben Thanh market for your street food adventure or local shopping, or have a look to the dynamic Bui Vien street for dinner and drinks and live music. Saigon also has some amazing rooftop bars such as Hideout, GO, Skybar... if you are looking for something different.

Accommodation: AVA Hotel (or similar)

 

Day 9

HCMC – CU CHI TUNNELS

[Breakfast Included]

This morning, started from 8:30am, our driver will take you to visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels. The tunnels are 75 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, in an area that played an important role during Vietnam wars for independence and reunification. More than 200 km of tunnels were built here by the Vietnamese guerrillas and are often the highlight of South Vietnam touring. This morning you will be able to explore the bedrooms, meeting rooms, air-raid shelters, smokeless kitchens, and experience life underground in this extraordinary tunnel complex.

After visiting the tunnels, go back to HCMC for an afternoon to chill. We recommend you to check the Oasis restaurant for your farewell meal in Vietnam and then ‘Donkey’ is an amazing club to mark your trip!

Accommodation: AVA Hotel (or similar)

 

Day 10

Departure

[Breakfast Included]

Your trip comes to an end after breakfast, with no further activities planned. If you are spending more time in HCMC we can help you to book additional nights’ accommodation or tours elsewhere.


Not sure where to go or what to do? Let us know if you need inspiration or help for your onwards journey.