Vietnam Intro

Days:
9

Starts:
HANOI

Finishes:
HO CHI MINH

Meals:
7B 4L 3D

From:
$899USD

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Highlights

Offering steaming bowls of spicy Pho, lush green rice fields, and the emerald green waters of Halong Bay, Vietnam is the gift that just keeps on giving, and we couldn’t love it any more. That’s why we created Vietnam Intro, a 9 day adventure that takes you from north to south, including Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh City. Oh, and did we mention you’ll be doing all this with a knowledgeable Group Leader, plus an instant crew of new mates? The trip of a lifetime just got even better…

4.9/5

Vietnam Intro - 9 Day has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on customer reviews.

"I had the most incredible memorable time on my vietnam trip! Not just the awesome fun packed itinerary but the e..." - Laura

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What's Included

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8 NIGHTS ACCOM

Hotels, Overnight Boats, Guesthouses, Private Island Bungalows & more! You'll stay in incredible locations during Vietnam Intro.

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9 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

Immerse yourself in the culture & food of Vietnam, experience the stunning natural wonder of Ha Long Bay and much more.

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PERSONAL AIRPORT PICKUP

We'll be there to greet you at the airport after your long flight and take you to the Guesthouse.

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AWESOME GROUP LEADER

You'll get an awesome Group Leader from the moment you step off the plane to provide 24/7 support during & after your trip, alongside knowledgeable local guides.

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14 MEALS

7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 3 Dinners

Itinerary

HANOI

Landing in Hanoi, we’ll meet you at the airport and take you to your boutique hostel in the heart of the old town. Meet up with your travel crew and get excited for the adventures to come.

HANOI

We’ll jump straight into the hustle and bustle of Hanoi today with a walking and rickshaw tour of the city. Soak in daily life in the chaotic capital and fill up on spicy spring rolls and tasty street food. This evening we’ll be heading out for dinner and drinks to see what Hanoi has to offer after dark.

HA LONG BAY

From Hanoi we’ll travel to Ha Long Bay, where we’ll cruise the emerald green waters surrounded by limestone mountains, feeling like we’re not quite on this planet. The secret caves and coves will prove too much to resist, so we’ll jump into kayaks to explore further before settling down for the evening on our overnight boat complete with hot tub and bar.

HA LONG BAY

Waking up to gorgeous Ha Long Bay shimmering in the sunshine, you’ll be glad to know you’ve got one more night in this watery paradise. We’ll continue our boat journey until we arrive at our very own private island, our home for the night.

NINH BINH

The rice paddies and vast limestone mountains of Ninh Binh await us, where we’ll be staying at a local homestay in traditional bungalows right by the river. We’ll take to two wheels to weave through the rice paddies before taking a local row boat through the network of rivers and caves. We’ll finish our time here with a sunset hike to the Dragon Mountain viewpoint.

HOI AN

Beautiful, historical Hoi An will win you over. We’ll check in to our hotel, then this afternoon you’ll have time to explore, go shopping, or perhaps visit a local tailor to get a custom suit or dress made. Local fishermen will be our guides today teaching us the art of crab fishing. We’ll then take part in a hands on cooking class to become masters of all things Vietnamese cuisine.

HO CHI MINH

Today we catch a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City and arrive early afternoon. Your unforgettable 9 day adventure will come to an end here. Those flying home will make their way to the airport, or keep living the dream and extend your stay in Vietnam or South East Asia with our help and the new friends you’ve made.

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Making a positive difference to the amazing destinations we travel is at the core of what we do. Small Change is our own socially conscious initiative aimed at making the world that little bit better place to explore!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Lots of people on our trips are travelling solo. But by doing our trip you’ll instantly be part of a group, so it’s a great way to meet others and make friends! Most of our accommodation is twin or triple share, so we will put you in a room with someone of the same gender.
You can start chatting to people in your group and other travellers before you leave. Just go to our Facebook page, click on ‘Groups’ and choose your country.
It’s always a good time to go travelling in Vietnam. Most months of the year you will experience both sunshine and possibly some rain. It’s usually quite hot and humid most of the time, but it can occasionally get cold, especially in the north of Vietnam between November and February, so it’s always best to bring a couple of warm layers with your summer clothing.
All your activities, accommodation, transport and some meals are included with Vietnam Intro, so you’ll just need money for some meals, drinks, shopping and any onward travel. We recommend you bring at least £300 / $500 spending money.
It’s best to take a Visa or Master Card debit, credit or travel money card. There are ATM’s available throughout Vietnam so it’s easy to get access to cash. Some places accept credit card but not all.
There are no compulsory vaccinations for any of our destinations and all areas we travel to are very low risk. But if you’re unsure or need advice we recommend visiting your local GP.
All accommodations apart from the overnight boat, private island stay and overnight train have free Wi-Fi available. Vietnam’s network quality is often lower than you’re used to but you can generally connect and do basic stuff.
We always recommend travelling with a backpack and packing light! 10-20kgs of stuff should be plenty. It’s generally quite hot in Vietnam so dragging around a huge suitcase is not much fun. There is luggage storage at the airport or at some accommodations if needed.
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Vietnam Intro

DAYS: 9

STARTS: HANOI

FINISHES: HO CHI MINH

MEALS: 7B 4L 3D

FROM: $899USD

Vietnam Highlights Icon
Highlights
Offering steaming bowls of spicy Pho, lush green rice fields, and the emerald green waters of Halong Bay, Vietnam is the gift that just keeps on giving, and we couldn’t love it any more. That’s why we created Vietnam Intro, a 9 day adventure that takes you from north to south, including Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh City. Oh, and did we mention you’ll be doing all this with a knowledgeable Group Leader, plus an instant crew of new mates? The trip of a lifetime just got even better…

Vietnam Intro - 9 Day has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on 1,418 customer reviews.

"I had the most incredible memorable time on my vietnam trip! Not just the awesome fun packed itinerary but the e..." - Laura

Read more here

What's Included

Accom Icon

8 NIGHTS ACCOM

Hotels, Overnight Boats, Guesthouses, Private Island Bungalows & more! You'll stay in incredible locations during Vietnam Intro.

Check it out here
Vietnam Activities Icon

9 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

Immerse yourself in the culture & food of Vietnam, experience the stunning natural wonder of Ha Long Bay and much more.

See the full list
Airport Pickup Icon

PERSONAL AIRPORT PICKUP

We'll be there to greet you at the airport after your long flight and take you to the Guesthouse.

Group Leader Icon

AWESOME GROUP LEADER

You'll get an awesome Group Leader from the moment you step off the plane to provide 24/7 support during & after your trip, alongside knowledgeable local guides.

Meals Icon

14 MEALS

7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 3 Dinners

Itinerary

#SmallChange

Making a positive difference to the amazing destinations we travel is at the core of what we do. Small Change is our own socially conscious initiative aimed at making the world that little bit better place to explore!

Check out the #SmallChange you'll be part of while doing this tour. Click here
Small Change Icon

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Lots of people on our trips are travelling solo. But by doing our trip you’ll instantly be part of a group, so it’s a great way to meet others and make friends! Most of our accommodation is twin or triple share, so we will put you in a room with someone of the same gender.
You can start chatting to people in your group and other travellers before you leave. Just go to our Facebook page, click on ‘Groups’ and choose your country.
It’s always a good time to go travelling in Vietnam. Most months of the year you will experience both sunshine and possibly some rain. It’s usually quite hot and humid most of the time, but it can occasionally get cold, especially in the north of Vietnam between November and February, so it’s always best to bring a couple of warm layers with your summer clothing.
All your activities, accommodation, transport and some meals are included with Vietnam Intro, so you’ll just need money for some meals, drinks, shopping and any onward travel. We recommend you bring at least £300 / $500 spending money.
It’s best to take a Visa or Master Card debit, credit or travel money card. There are ATM’s available throughout Vietnam so it’s easy to get access to cash. Some places accept credit card but not all.
There are no compulsory vaccinations for any of our destinations and all areas we travel to are very low risk. But if you’re unsure or need advice we recommend visiting your local GP.
All accommodations apart from the overnight boat, private island stay and overnight train have free Wi-Fi available. Vietnam’s network quality is often lower than you’re used to but you can generally connect and do basic stuff.
We always recommend travelling with a backpack and packing light! 10-20kgs of stuff should be plenty. It’s generally quite hot in Vietnam so dragging around a huge suitcase is not much fun. There is luggage storage at the airport or at some accommodations if needed.
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9 DAYS OF EPIC ACTIVITIES

  • Walking & Rickshaw Tour of Hanoi
  • Night Out in Hanoi
  • Overnight Boat Trip on Ha Long Bay
  • Private Island Stay & Kayaking
  • Local Homestay Experience
  • Bicycle Tour of Ninh Binh
  • Rice Paddies
  • River Boat Cruise
  • Dragon Mountain Viewpoint
  • Cooking Class
  • Visit Local Markets
  • Basket Boat Crab Fishing

Vietnam Intro - 9 Day has an average rating of 4.9/5 based on 1,418 customer reviews.

I had the most incredible memorable time on my vietnam trip! Not just the awesome fun packed itinerary but the ease of the whole trip running so smoothly, I felt privileged having Sam as our tour guide was an absolute pleasure, he works with such a positive, energetic, calm attitude. Explaining activities, arrangements and looking after each member of the group individually. I was lucky we had such a brilliant group of people who I can now call my friends. The activities thoughout were perfect with the jam packed days to following chill days. I'm super happy with my intro travel and am already planning my next adventure. I cannot comend Sam enough what a great group leader! Thank you intro for the experience

Laura - 21st Dec 2019

The intro travel group totally exceeded our expectations! Our group leader was knowledgeable, insightful, and a blast to be around. He formed personal relationships with each of the tourists in the group and was great at uniting the group when together. There were so many bucket list type of activities that created memories for a lifetime and my husband and I met so many amazing people from around the world. I can truly say I feel like I have experienced every facet of Vietnam through intro travel!

Ciara - 19th Dec 2019

Absolutely loved Vietnam intro! Tour leader Brad was brilliant. It had the right balance of group involvement and down time. Halong bay and the island was the best days of the trip followed by the day in Ninh bin! Would recommend and will be booking more intro tours! 

Rachel - 16th Dec 2019

I had a great time on the Vietnam intro tour, we had sam davey as our leader and he was great! Funny, helpful and a good leader, made sure everyone was okay and he oraganised everything well, it was a nice chill& relaxed group.

Holly - 12th Dec 2019

Sam was a great tour leader and provided great knowledge of the areas whilst always keeping great energy and positive vibes. Could have some more info provided throughout the day like you get on the walking tour in Hanoi but other than that Sam did a great job.

Aiden - 12th Dec 2019

Had a great time on this tour, we had Sam Davey as our group leader, he was great and very knowledgeable about Vietnam, he answered any questions we had. This is my 2nd intro tour and was consistent with the Thailand tour. The boat and private island were the highlight. Could improve activities whilst as the bungalows. The tour went very quickly and wish I was doing the 12 days

Matthew - 12th Dec 2019

The tour was very well done! Logistics were organized and the accommodations provided an excellent cultural experience. James Greggory was absolutely fabulous! Knowledgeable and fun, he made everyone feel comfortable and be sure to have a great time, while being prepared before every event. Can’t recommend enough!

Matthew - 9th Dec 2019

This tour was amazing from start to finish. It was filled with excellent activities at every stop, but still allowed lots of free time at each place visited. Our guide Bradley was excellent in providing an enjoyable and stress free visit to Vietnam.

Ashley - 29th Nov 2019

We were very impressed with this tour overall. We didn't know what to expect, this was our first trip to Asia. But we felt we had a great tour of Vietnam and there was so much to do and see and completely stress free. It has a great mix of free time and group activities. We enjoyed that the tour accommodated for everyone and was so much fun. The information leading up to the event was clear and fantastic. Brad was excellent! This made us want to do more intro trips.

Millie - 29th Nov 2019

Sam is absolutely great! He is very knowledgeable, fun and adventurous. He was really sweet by remembering my birthday and actually celebrating it with people in the group. I would definitely love to have him as a tour guide again, the best so far! :) keep up the good work, Sam.

Maria - 25th Nov 2019

Such an awesome experience and very informative thanks to our killer guide Ben Kelly! He kept the group fun and tuned in! All of the activities were super fun and the nightlife was really exciting! Can’t wait to travel again with IntroTravel and continue my own world travel. Thanks Intro!

Joseph - 16th Nov 2019

What an amazing tour!!! Ben was a great group leader that brought the group together and enhanced experience in so many ways. The itinerary is amazing and it’s really hard to say what section of the trip was best given each one stood out. From the strong cultural experience in Hanoi, to the crazy times on the Ha Long cruise/island excursion. On top of all of this, I met some great new friends from different backgrounds that I hope to further connect with. Pro tip, try to pack efficiently, use mosquito spray (especially in Ninh B), use free time to explore. After this trip, I have already put down a deposit for the next trip.

Robert - 10th Nov 2019

Great introduction to Vietnam. Extremely convenient and easy way to see the major cities and sights of the country. Brad was an excellent guide who made the tour a great mix of free time and planned activities. Highly recommended!

Nicholas - 26th Oct 2019

This tour was absolutely amazing! It well and truely exceeded my expectations. The itinerary was fantastic, included activities were great and I enjoyed them all. Our tour leader Ben was awesome too, his experience and personality really made the trip a 10/10 experience and I couldn’t fault a single thing about him.Overall anyone wanting to travel Vietnam quickly should definitely consider this tour, you won’t regret it.

Emma - 20th Oct 2019

I can’t say enough positive things about Brad. He was the perfect combination of friendly and relatable, and authoritative. He checked in with all of us several times throughout the day to make sure we were ok and having a good time. He kept everyone safe and together. He was another member of the group that we could chat and get along with and then we all trusted to get us to where we needed to be. You should ask for Brad whenever possible!!!!!! I can’t say enough good things.

Amanda - 5th Sep 2019

I loved this tour! First time traveling solo and it was amazing. Vietnam was amazing; all the activities on the itinerary made the trip unforgettable. All the places we went to all the accommodations were fun. The tour guide was the best as well!! Very attentive, caring and on top of things which made it so much easier. I recommend this tour to anyone thinking of it.

Juliet - 5th Sep 2019

Amazing tour and amazing tour guide. The trip really delivers on seeing the country and experiencing the culture. 10/10 would do again!

Angelo - 5th Sep 2019

Had the best time ever on the Vietnam intro tour. Managed to pack in the country’s highlights into a perfect amount of time. Bradley was the perfect tour leader for my first tour . Kind, helpful, informative and a good time. Cannot thank him or INTRO Travel enough for the experience and it’s not one I will be forgetting any time soon.

Tyler - 5th Sep 2019

Brilliant 9 days in Vietnam. So much covered in such a short time. Never seemed rushed. Everything was well planned out. The activities we did were great. Particularly Enjoyed the nights out. Our tour leader Sam was legendary.

John - 4th Sep 2019

Wow! What a fantastic 9 day introduction to the wonders of Vietnam! As a first time traveller Sam made it seem so easy from the first step and was there to help with all queries and wobbles from arriving at the airport to making sure we got on the flight home safely! Superb tour guide who made the experience so amazing, with his local knowledge and expert recommendations and being so understanding of all situations. Thanks Sam for making my first experience of Asia so unforgettable! Would recommend this tour to anyone thinking about doing it!

Mia - 15th Aug 2019

Sam was an amazing tour guide, he was so welcoming and friendly! He made sure everyone was included at all times and he was so much fun and well organised. Would highly recommend anyone to book into a tour with Sam

Sinead - 15th Aug 2019

The 9 day Vietnam intro tour was incredible. Sam is sweet, welcoming, knowledgeable - everything you want in a group leader! Vietnam is insane, the tour shows you all the amazing things you need to tick off Vietnam from your bucket list. If you are thinking of doing this tour, 100% do it!!! You will not regret it. Thanks Sam - you’re awesome!

Emily - 15th Aug 2019

Had an incredible time on this tour. Nathan was super helpful from day 1, always upbeat and energetic (even when feeling under the weather!). The group was a good mix of solo travellers, friends and couples from 18-early 30s. We didn't have to worry about anything as all transport, accommodation and activities were sorted for us. There was also a good amount of free time to explore or catch up on some sleep before the next thing. The best thing about the tour was the mix of historical/cultural/nightlife/activities which made it so varied and excited. Highlights were probably Ha Long Bay and Ninh Binh, especially the private island and bungalow stays. Thanks Intro!

Nicky - 14th Aug 2019

Vietnam tour was incredible! So many amazing activities- party cruise, crab fishing, viewpoints and many more. Nathan has been an amazing guide- extremely knowledgeable - is happy to teach you about Vietnamese life. This tour has been very relaxing- haven’t had to worry once, been so chilled. Had the adventure of a lifetime! Loved doing Vietnam with intro and Nathan!

Becca - 12th Aug 2019

Great trip. Really enjoyed Vietnam, such a beautiful city

Hilary - 12th Aug 2019

Great tour! Nathan is an amazing tour guide: always happy to help with anything and never in a bad mood!

Anniko - 12th Aug 2019

Amazing experience ! Every day got better and better from kayaking between the islands of ha long bay to dragon viewpoints. Every step of the way was organised with no delays or confusion - a stress free way to experience a part of the world. Always felt safe and knew what and where I had to be. Nathan my tour guide was fun, efficient, organised and reliable! Accommodation was much nicer than expected ! I’ll never forget my 9 days in Vietnam! It flew by! BOOK IT!

Lily - 12th Aug 2019

I had so much fun and would definitely recommend the trip to other people. Amazing overall experience, thank you!

Louisa - 16th Jul 2019

I loved the range of activities we did and the types of places we visited. It was great that we did big cities like Hanoi but also the home stay in Ninh Binh. Sam was the best group leader, he made sure everyone was included and just made everything that bit more fun. Plus he contributed to great nights out which is important. It didn’t feel like I was on a tour, it felt more like we went travelling with our very organised friend, which was great. He knew what he was doing all the time which gave me piece of mind. A great trip and a great leader!

Fiona - 16th Jul 2019

Took this tour a few years ago, but it still stands out as one of my favourite tours I have taken! Well organized, excellent accommodation and unique and fun experiences! Well worth the cost, and the group size was perfect! Will did a great job despite the set backs of the typhoon and made our experience fun! Would highly recommend this company and tour!

Renae - 14th Jul 2019

A holiday that topped any I’d ever had. Josh our tour leader became everyone’s best friend and showed us the truly beautiful that is Vietnam. Acomodation was fantastic and made great friends. Thanks for an amazing 9 days I’ll never forget

David - 10th Jul 2019

This was my third Intro Tour and as always it did not disappoint. Itinerary is a good mix of culture, fun and partying. It is pretty full on and with Josh there was never a dull moment. All the activities are included (unlike with other tour companies) so its great value for money. Could not fault this trip!

Oli - 29th Jun 2019

Sam was great, he was super organised, knowledgeable and really good and setting a positive tone for the trip and bringing lots of enthusiasm. The transport was good and personal highlights for me were the homestay in Ninh Binh and Hoi An. Overall the trip was a really good way to experience the best of Vietnam.

Anita - 25th Jun 2019

This was my second intro trip and I can’t recommend this company enough! Such fun activities and my tour guide Will was great. Really made sure everyone was having a good time. I feel like I got such a good variety of activities and explored Vietnam fully. Can’t wait for future intro trips!

Mallory - 21st Jun 2019

The Vietnam Intro trip was so amazing, I really enjoyed every single activity. From the airport pickup to help arranging a taxi to the airport at the end, each moment was planned incredibly well and everyone was able to relax and truly enjoy all that Vietnam has to offer. If you are nervous about traveling or going alone, don’t be! Everything is organized for you and your group leaders make everyone feel so comfortable. Will and Kelly are both absolutely amazing leaders, they are so much fun to be around and so knowledgeable. From biking through rice paddies in Ninh Binh to the cooking class to kayaking in Ha Long Bay, you will enjoy every moment!

Paige - 21st Jun 2019