Vietnam North

Join us on our Vietnam North trip, where we’ll show you all the best bits the northern half of the country has to offer. Begin your adventure in the cultural hotspot of Hoi An, enjoy exploring the area by bike and bamboo boat; then head north to Hue in open-top jeeps along the Hai Van Pass. Explore caves in Phong Nha National Park, and learn how to cook Vietnamese cuisine, before finishing off in the stunning Ha Long Bay.

What's Included

Airport Pickup
(Up to two days before tour)

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Transport
All Transport Included Private Bus Transfer Open Top Jeep Ha Long Bay Boat

Accommodation
9 Nights Accommodation Hotel Twin-share Rooms Private Dorms - Ha Long Bay

Activities
Bamboo Basket Boat Trip Open top Jeeps Cooking Class Castaways Island, Halong Bay
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Bucket List
Ha Long Bay
Basket Boat
Lantern Making Lesson
Hai Van Pass
Dark Caves
Vietnamese Cooking Class

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
Day 1

Airport Pick Up

Today is arrival day; feel free to arrive any time. You will be picked up from Da Nang airport by one of our drivers, who will be waiting for you. Then head to the hotel where your group leader will be waiting for you. Get excited to meet your new travels buddies for dinner and drinks in the evening.

HOI AN
Airport Pick Up
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
Day 2

Basket boat trip

Start the day with a bike tour around Hoi An old town and lunch at the locals family home. Then spend the afternoon crab fishing with the locals as we explore the 7 hectare water coconut woods in traditional bamboo basket boats. The late afternoon is free to chill or explore the lantern filled streets.

Hoi An
bike ride & basket boat trip
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
Day 3

HAI VAN PASS

An adventure filled day as we leave Hoi An in open-top Jeeps & hit the Hai Van Pass, featured as the ‘Top Gear Experience’ it’s the perfect way to travel to Hue. Stop for a spot of lunch (included) and enjoy a nice swim in the sea before heading off again. On arrival to Hue we check into our new hotel & head into town for dinner and a few drinks in the evening.

Hue
open top jeep
1x Lunch
Day 4

COOKING CLASS & imperial city

Today it’s time to explore the historic imperial city of Hue. We head off to the Royal Palace where we take in the history of the nation`s former capital city before joining a local cooking school to learn how to make some traditional Vietnamese dishes. After we’re full of delicious food, we then head over via bus to the small town of Phong Nha, where we arrive early evening & just in time to enjoy a few drinks in one of the local bars.

PHONG NHA
COOKING CLASS & imperial city
1x Lunch
Day 5

Phong Nha National Park

Paradise Cave is a UNESCO World Heritage site, & is famous for being one of the longest cave systems in the world at 31 km. We spend the day exploring the caves and doing a little ziplining, both of which are situated inside Phong Nha National Park. In the evening we jump on an overnight bus to Hanoi.

hanoi
dark cave, phong nha national park & ziplining
1x Lunch, 1x Dinner
Day 6

HANOI

We arrive early morning into Hanoi & head straight to our hotel to check in. As the rooms are still being prepared, we check out a local cafe and experience how to make traditional egg coffee which is a famous dessert in Hanoi. In the early afternoon, we’ll visit the famous Hanoi train street and then have the rest of the afternoon free for you to chill or explore the city on your own.

HANOI
EGG COFFEE LESSON
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch, 1x Dinner
Day 7

Ha long Bay

We leave early by bus & boat to head to the famous Castaway Island in Ha Long Bay. Once checked into our beachside accommodation, we enjoy lunch with the most amazing view before an afternoon of watersports & an evening of beach partying.

castaway island, ha long bay
watersports
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
Day 8

Ha long Bay Boat trip

We spend our full day aboard a traditional junk boat cruising through Ha Long Bay. During the trip we stop off to kayak through ancient caves & a network of lagoons whilst looking out for monkeys, before relaxing on the boat during the afternoon with plenty of swim stops.

Castaway Island, Ha long Bay
Boat trip
Day 9

Travel to hanoi

After a few big nights on our private island, we enjoy another lay in before enjoying our last beachfront lunch, before making the journey back to Hanoi where we check in to our accommodation for our final night together as a group.

Hanoi
bus back to hanoi
Day 10

chilled check out

It's time to say goodbye to one another as everyone heads off on their separate ways. Whether you’re continuing around Southeast Asia, or heading to the airport to go home, your Group Leader will help you to get you where you’re going.

HELP WITH ONWARD TRAVEL

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FAQS

Where does the trip start & Finish?

The trip begins in Hoi An and finishes in Hanoi.

Which airport do I need to fly into?

You will need to fly into Da Nang International Airport (DAD) .

What is the closest airport to the end destination?

The closest airport is Nội Bài International Airport in Hanoi (HAN).

How do I get back to the start destination and is this included in the price? If not, how much is it?

No it is not included but we can assist you with booking any transfers you need after the tour.

What kind of accommodation is included on this trip?

The accommodation for this trip is all twin share private rooms and private dorms in hostels.

How much is a pre night’s accommodation?

A pre night’s accommodation is £35 for a private twin or double room. If you would like to arrange a pre-night please email info@trutravels.com

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