ARRIVE IN HANOI - HANOI
We'll meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. You'll have plenty of time to rest after your flight before meeting up with your group and getting excited for the experiences to come!
EXPLORE HANOI - HANOI
Immerse yourself in the bustle of Hanoi with a walking and rickshaw tour of the capital. Together we'll explore the themed trading streets, soak up the intriguing culture and stay fuelled with delicious street food. Tonight we'll head out for dinner and drinks to experience Hanoi's night-life.
SAPA TREKKING - TA VAN VILLAGE
This morning we'll take a VIP limousine bus to the rolling hills of Sapa. We'll learn from our local guide how different ethnic groups live peacefully together while retaining their customs, then begin our trek deep into the Muong Hoa Valley. Passing rice paddies, mountain views and water buffalo, we might get a little muddy, but it's all part of the fun! Once at our homestay we'll have a well-deserved rest, sharing stories over dinner and a little rice wine.
VILLAGES & MOUNTAINS - SAPA
Today we trek through terraced hills and discover local villages. A quick drive will take us back to Sapa in the afternoon, where we'll check in to our beautiful mountain-side hotel and take in the serenity of our surroundings.
DISCOVER SAPA TOWN - SAPA
Explore Sapa at your own pace, or take the cable car up to Fan Si Pan peak, also known as the roof of Indochina. This afternoon we'll jump back in the VIP limousine bus back to Hanoi.
HA LONG BAY OVERNIGHT BOAT - HA LONG BAY
We'll head straight to the stunning natural wonder of Ha Long Bay and board our luxurious boat for the night. Known for its emerald waters, magical caves and towering limestone mountains covered in rainforest, we can kayak, swim and sunbathe on deck with a drink in hand.
NINH BINH HOMESTAY - NINH BINH
Today we head south to the beautiful countryside of Ninh Binh. This evening we'll check in to our unique traditional homestay and watch the sunset whilst relaxing in our riverside bungalows.
EXPLORE NINH BINH - NINH BINH
We'll hop on bicycles to ride through rice paddies, then take a local rowboat through rivers and caves. This afternoon we'll tackle the iconic Dragon Mountain viewpoint for jaw-dropping views over the rural landscape. We'll then board our surprisingly comfortable overnight train bound for Hoi An.
EXPLORE HOI AN - HOI AN
Hoi An is full of markets, colourful alleyways and lanterns lighting up the streets. Here you can wander the streets, sip a drink by the canal or get measured for custom clothes at a local tailor. Tonight we'll go out for dinner and drinks to soak up the buzzing nightlife of the town.
BASKET FISHING & COOKING CLASS - HOI AN
Be guided by local fisherman through coconut groves and learn the art of crab fishing before trying your hand at a traditional Vietnamese cooking class. The afternoon is free for you to relax by the pool, get a massage or try on your new tailored clothes. This evening we'll enjoy more amazing food and heading over to the bustling vibrant night markets.
LANTERN MAKING & BEACH DAY - HOI AN
This morning we'll learn how to make lanterns. We'll then hop on bicycles for a short ride to the beach for a chilled day at a beach club.
HO CHI MINH CITY
Enjoy the last bits of Hoi An this morning before we catch an internal flight to Ho Chi Minh City. We'll head straight out to the markets for dinner then up to a rooftop bar to treat ourselves to a drink.
LOCAL LIFE - MEKONG DELTA
Today we'll explore the lush beauty of the Mekong Delta, learn how locals live on the river and check in to a traditional family-run homestay for the night.
CU CHI TUNNELS - HO CHI MINH CITY
Today we learn some history at the Cu Chi tunnels, a fascinating network of hand-dug tunnels that played an important role in the Vietnam War. We'll arrive back to Ho Chi Minh city this afternoon before heading out for our farewell dinner and drinks!
CHECK OUT - HO CHI MINH CITY
Your amazing 15-day adventure comes to an end. You can either check out and make your way home or continue your travels around Vietnam or Asia with help from your group leader.