Indochina Traverse

We are looking forward to our next adventure with World Expeditions. Many thanks for a brillant holiday!

Chris and Louise Doyle | Bowral, Australia
 
 

Vietnam North to South

For an in-depth, active adventure in Vietnam this trip is a must! From Hanoi we transfer to the remote northern region of Ha Giang with its limestone outcrops near the Chinese border. This area is home to some of Vietnam's 15 ethnic minority groups whose fascinating cultures and warm hospitality is experienced first hand as we trek through villages and stay as guests in their homes. Pretty scenes of lush prime rain forests, silver waterfalls, bamboo forests dotted with tea and rice terraces complete our backdrop. From here we retreat to the serenity of Halong Bay where we spend the night aboard a traditional wooden 'junk' boat floating amongst its 3000 limestone islets and emerald waters. In elegant Hue we explore ancient imperial pagodas before relaxing in the world heritage coastal town of Hoi An. Venturing further south, we discover the stilted houses of the Mekong Delta before completing our adventure in amongst the markets and mayhem of Ho Chi Minh City.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Hanoi
DAY 2 In Hanoi
DAYS 3/5 Trek Ha Giang area, stay in local homestays
DAY 6 Conclude trek, drive to Hanoi
DAY 7 Transfer to Halong Bay
DAY 8 Halong Bay, transfer to Hanoi, overnight train to Hue
DAY 9 In Hue
DAY 10 Transfer to Hoi An
DAY 11 In Hoi An
DAY 12 Hoi An to Danang, fly to Dalat
DAY 13 Dalat
DAY 14 Dalat to Ho Chi Minh City
DAY 15 Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing and Cu Chi Tunnels
DAY 16 Transfer to Mekong Delta
DAY 17 Mekong Delta, transfer to Ho Chi Minh City
DAY 18 In Ho Chi Minh City, where trip concludes

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Trip Code: VMA
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  18 days
Activities:  Trekking Cruising
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Next Trip:  21 September 2014
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