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Vietnam on a Shoestring

Starts: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Finishes: Hanoi, Vietnam

Visit: Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Hoi An, Huế, Hanoi, Ha Long, Hanoi

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Basic

Overview

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From chaotic Ho Chi Minh City to charming Hoi An, the imperial capital of Hue, vibrant Hanoi, and the stunning natural beauty of Halong Bay, this trip has something for everyone. Journey up the coast in this jam-packed introduction to the country's highlights and nightlife with other travellers your own age — so you can be sure to get down with new friends that’ll keep up. Our Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will take you to the highlights on a shoestring and then let you loose so you can do what you really want.

Highlights

    • Explore the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City
    • Relax on golden beaches
    • Shop in quaint Hoi An
    • Discover Hue's citadels and pagodas
    • Float through magical Halong Bay.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 126793
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Basic
Transport: Train, local bus, air-con bus, walking, boat.
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Finishes: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 12 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

    Activities
    • Your G for Good Moment: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An Your Discover Moment: Ho Chi Minh City
    • Street food crawl (Hoi An)
    • Halong Bay boat trip with lunch
    • Orientation walks in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, and Hanoi
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotel (twin-share) (1 nts), hostels (multi-share) (7 nts), sleeper trains (3 nts).
    • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches
    Transport
    • Train, local bus, air-conditioned bus, walking, boat.
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Price

Price person (sharing double) $636 ($53/day)

Deposit:

$250 per person for bookings made 70 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 70 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.

Itinerary

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Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Hoi An, Huế, Hanoi, Ha Long

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Jenny B.  

One of the most spectacular countries ever visited. Never had experienced such moving moments.

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Katie W.  

I thoroughly enjoyed it. A great way to see a lot in a short space of time.

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Brian K.  

The tour was excellent from day one. It was really well organized by Karis. I will be touring with them in the future.

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Hans L.  

The tour was wonderful, peace of mind as regards having the transport and accommodation sorted out some taxi drivers are very persistent!!

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Luke S.  

Good experience and close to the culture.

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Silvi P.  

It was great. I loved being able to do my own activities, but without the hassle of finding/booking hotel rooms, trains, etc.

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Barend R.  

Overall a very enriching and memorable, hassle-free experience.

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Christopher J.  

Very well done. I enjoyed the freedom of the trip

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Sandra H.  

Loved this trip! Will definitely do another tour.

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Joshua B.  

Vietnam is a great country and the locations on the tour were well-chosen.

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Charles C.  

It was a very well organized trip. Enjoyed the fact that it included a bit of city life, country side and sea. We had lots of fun and saw plenty of interesting places and different things. Loved it...!!!!

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Raphael L.  

Good experiences and memorable. The tour leader is well experienced and well planned. Accommodations and transportation were well connected for each city visited.

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Charles C.  

Vietnam, with her warm heart, great sense of humour, colorful countryside, and cold beer, provided a life time of memories and experiences.

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Bill C.  

Our trip was exactly as described in the brochure -- but even better since we never stayed in a guesthouse but were in 2 and 3-star hotels instead. The logistics were seamless. The schedule was perfect. It is an incredible outfit. They really know what they're doing!

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Stephanie F.  

As usual, the thing that made this trip was the group of people I was traveling with!

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Bill C.  

Vietnam and this tour exceeded our expectations. Very well organized and everything was as advertised. It was great to not have to worry about lodging and transportation. We enjoyed the night trains and the rooms were clean and comfortable.

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Aimee B.  

This was a great trip! We had plenty of time to either hang out on the many beaches in Vietnam, or to spend time with our new friends or the locals. The Vietnamese are so friendly and outgoing that they really were easy to get to know.

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Angelo L.  

I enjoyed the tour. I like that it was a basic tour and allowed me the flexibility to plan my own itinerary as I chose fit. The hotels were comfortable and clean. The tour leader was helpful and offered good suggestions and ideas.

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Charlotte M.  

All ran to plan and there are no complaints as such from me, so I can say I was happy with the tour!

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Ralph Y.  

Well balanced. Got to see everything I wanted and more.

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Sion G.  

Overall my two weeks in Vietnam were really good. Lots of good nights out and days well spent doing activities, experiencing Vietnamese culture and learning its history. We had a really good group leader, Bo, who was always enthusiastic and knew his way around. Our accommodation was always nice with air conditioning and with a TV. Cheers.

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Hannah B.  

Amazing. Everyone was so friendly and enthusiastic, every stage of the tour was well-organized and there was a perfect balance between group activity and personal freedom.

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Stefanie U.  

in 12 days, we saw Vietnam from the south to the north. It was great.

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Helene S.  

I talked with a Vietnamese guy in a train compartment about the tour I've done with them and he told me I've seen the best of Vietnam. It is the best way to travel from the South to the North without having to bother with train reservations and every detail, since traveling in Vietnam needs to put a lot of time in transportation.

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Stefanie U.  

The tour was very well organized. It was nice to not worry about how we were getting to the next town and where we would stay once we got there. The various cities/towns gave us a really nice flavor of what life in Vietnam is really like. Couldn't beat the price tag. All our hotels were clean and safe and our tour leader was very knowledgeable about the local foods, fashion, tours, markets, galleries and spirits.

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Geraldine L.  

Relaxed, good company, good guide.Really enjoyed the trip.

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Tifanny M.  

Overall, I believe that the Roam Vietnam trip allowed to give me a good taster of Vietnam. It is an amazing country, and gave me a good starting point of other places that I'd like to see when I return.

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Hannah F.  

Really well organized, knowledgeable and fun leader, really good group

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Naomi L.  

I enjoyed this tour very much. I particularity enjoyed Hoi-An. The tour guide was wonderful. The transport was good for the money that was paid into the trip.

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Robert C.  

The format of the tour was ideal. There is a good combination of independent travel and group travel.

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Mark B.  

The tour was really good. Our tour guide Bo Sowath made the trip really enjoyable.

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Kym B.  

The tour was fantastic. I'm very glad I joined a tour as I made great friends and didn't have to worry about my bookings and could just enjoy my time.

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Jamie G.  

I was looking to tour Vietnam independently but really pleased I decided to take the tour! It made life so much easier, and only being in Vietnam for 3 weeks I saw so much more than I would have traveling alone.

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Lara M.  

A brilliant way to see Vietnam in a short space of time. The fact that you can chose tours means that you can also have days on your own as well as with the tour. Vicky made the trip enjoyable and was very knowledgeable if we had any questions.

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Laura G.  

Brilliant! The best holiday I've ever been on. A beautiful country, great people, brilliant tour leader, good value trips and a great group of friends.

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Mark D.  

The tour is very well organized and we got to see so much of the country and culture in such a short space of time while interacting with the locals at all times. Which has always been a most important part of all my experiences.

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Charlotte H.  

An amazing 2 weeks. The tour guide was excellent - knew really great local places to eat. The standard of the hotels was surprisingly good given the price of the tour. Can't recommend enough as a really good way to see so much of Vietnam is such a short space of time.

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Matthew L.  

I thought it was great, well run, fun and had a bonus of having a great group.

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Benjamin W.  

Overall we had a very good experience during our trip to Vietnam. The country was not what I was expecting and certainly was an eye opener. I would recommend this trip for anyone wanting a decent introduction to Vietnam.

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Claudine G.  

It was a great way to see a lot of the country in a short period of time. It was very useful to have a tour leader and guides in the different cities/towns. A very positive overall experience.

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David L.  

Amazing tour! Would not have had nearly as much fun traveling alone, and probably would have got lost without our tour guide.

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Melissa P.  

We had a fantastic time on this well organized, great value for money tour. Our group were lovely and our tour guide (Pun Pun) was just fantastic. We wouldn't have got half as much out of our trip to Vietnam if we hadn't traveled with them.

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Rhys P.  

Very good tour - had a great time meeting new people and soaking up all the culture. Never bored or looking for things to do.

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Yann S.  

Very well organized trip. Although Rod was fairly new to this trip he was a very helpful and outgoing leader. Great guy and brilliant to be around.

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Jemma C.  

Amazing country and the tour helped us experience it. The other tour members were fantastic and made the experience.

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Stewart H.  

We were very impressed with the tour, everything ran according to plan and we had a brilliant time.

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SIlje Astrid P.  

I had the time of my life traveling with this group, and our tour leader was the best. I liked to experience all the things we did with a large group of new friends :D

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Mikaela L.  

Great! I loved how you were free to choose your own activities. Accommodations were very nice, transportation was good and Haing was awesome!

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Iain H.  

Tour Staff - very knowledgeable and reliable. Knew the best places to see, eat and drink. Approachable and took all of the worries out of the trip. Accommodation - for a basic tour the accommodation was very good. All has air conditioning and very clean. Overnight trains varied in quality but this all added to our traveling experience. Transport - Good quality, mini bus could have had more space to store luggage. Itinerary - Good amount of time in places especially Hoi An (our favorite!)

Tour Operator

G Adventures

G Adventures is a tour operator providing small-group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. But there's more to it than affordability and product depth – G Adventures is in the business of changing people's lives.  

As the world's largest independent adventure travel company, G Adventures brings curious travellers from different backgrounds together to experience, learn, share, and explore this incredible planet we all inhabit.

In 1990, Bruce Poon Tip founded G Adventures with nothing more than two credit cards and a burning desire to create an authentic, sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen. By offering adventure-craving travellers an alternative to the resorts, cruises and motorcoach tours they were accustomed to, he not only changed the way people looked at their holiday time, but changed the face of travel forever. Over 26 years later, the only thing that hasn’t changed is an inherent belief in the core values that continue to inspire our being and business today.

In Business Since 1990

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