VIETNAM ON A SHOESTRING
Ho Chi Minh City
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.
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, explore the magnificent caves of Phong Nha.
• Your G for Good Moment: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An
• Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
• 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.
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Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh City/Nha Trang
Discover the energy of Vietnam's biggest city on a CEO-led orientation walk and continue exploring with free time. Overnight train to Nha Trang.
Day 3 - Nha Trang
Arrive in Nha Trang in the morning with plenty of time to explore local shops and markets, relax on the beach or visit nearby historical sites. This evening, go on a street food crawl with the group and CEO to get to know more about the delicious local specialties.
Day 4 - Nha Trang/Da Nang
Free time in Nha Trang. Overnight train to Hoi An.
Day 5 - Da Nang/Hoi An
Get your bearings with an orientation walk before free time in the afternoon. Opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town.
Day 6 - Hoi An
Enjoy a noodle-making demonstration and local lunch at the G Adventures-supported Oodles of Noodles Project. Later, opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town with free time.
Day 7 - Hoi An/Huế
Continue the journey north to the city of Hue. Opt to visit the Royal Citadel and tombs, or take a cruise along the Perfume River.
Day 8 - Huế/Hanoi
Free time in Hue. Overnight train to Hanoi.
Day 9 - Hanoi/Ha Long
Visit Halong Bay for a seafood lunch cruise and cave visit.
Day 10 - Ha Long/Hanoi
Get to know Hanoi with an orientation walk through the Old Quarter. Opt to see Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature, and the Hoa Lo Prison, or shop in the Old Quarter.
Day 11 - Hanoi
Free time to continue exploring Hanoi.
Day 12 - Hanoi
Depart at any time.
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