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Vietnam’s Treasures with @solotravelinstyle

Apr 4, 2025 - Apr 11, 2025

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$1,650 USD

BOOK WITH 25% DEPOSIT

Vietnam’s Treasures with @solotravelinstyle

Apr 4, 2025 - Apr 11, 2025

$1,650  USD

BOOK WITH 25% DEPOSIT

Prepare for an unforgettable journey through Vietnam with host Ioana aka @solotravelinstyle, immersing yourself in the country’s vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes from south to north. Begin in Ho Chi Minh City, where the bustling streets and historical landmarks reflect Vietnam’s modern dynamism. Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, an intricate network used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, offering a profound glimpse into the country’s history and resilience. As you travel northward, stop in Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its ancient streets, traditional architecture, and vibrant markets. Dive into the charm of Hoi An as you interact with local artisans and savor authentic Vietnamese cuisine.

Continue your adventure to Hanoi, Vietnam’s captivating capital city, where the blend of ancient traditions and modern influences creates a unique ambiance. Wander through the narrow alleys of the Old Quarter, visit historic sites like the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and indulge in delicious street food offerings. Cap off your journey with an overnight cruise on Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site dotted with limestone islands and emerald waters. Experience the tranquility of this natural wonder, explore hidden caves, and enjoy onboard activities while taking in breathtaking sunset views.

This is trip where we can embrace the warmth and hospitality of the Vietnamese people, sample local delicacies, and create lasting memories in this enchanting destination.

Friday April 4th 2025

Friday April 11th 2025

8 Days, 7 Nights

8-12 Guests

Hotel x 6 Nights, Cruise x 1 Night

Breakfast x 7, Lunch x 3, Dinner x 2

Inclusions

Accommodation - Hotel x 6 Nights, Cruise x 1 Night

Meals - Breakfast x 7, Lunch x 3, Dinner x 2

Group Arrival & Departure Transfers

English Speaking Guide

Internal Flights - Ho Chi Minh City to Danang, Hoi An to Danang

Air-conditioned Vehicle Transfers Throughout

Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels

Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace

Hoi An - Garden-to-Table with a Local Chef

Hoi An - Old Town Walking Tour

Hanoi - Lunch at KOTO

Hanoi - Temple of Literature

Hanoi - One Pillar Pagoda

Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House

Hanoi - Old Quarter Walking Tour

Bai Tu Long Bay - Overnight Boat Cruise

Exclusions

International Flights

Travel Insurance (Required)

Meals Not Mentioned in Itinerary

Personal Expenses (incl Tips)

Your host

Ioana @solotravelinstyle

Hi everyone! My name is Ioana. I was born and raised in Romania and have been living in NYC for over 13 years. I fell in love with traveling when I was little and used to visit my aunt in Vienna. Then in high school I had the opportunity to visit Siberia, Turkmenistan, Istanbul, and Tokyo through chemistry competitions and it solidified my love for travel. I started to travel solo once I turned 30. I visited 20+ countries so far and I love to share my travel adventures and tips on my Instagram page and blog.

Vietnam is my dream destination for 2025 and I’m so excited to host this group trip and meet some of you in real life. Can’t wait to explore this amazing country together!

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City!

Xin chào! Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, a vibrant metropolis infused with French colonial charm. If you arrive ahead of time, consider exploring Pham Ngu Lao Street to experience the bustling local market or pay a visit to Vinh Nghiem Pagoda. Your journey kicks off with a welcome meeting at 6 pm, where you’ll meet your knowledgeable tour leader and fellow travelers, setting the stage for an exciting adventure ahead.

Arrival Transfer

  • Included on a group basis

Accommodation

Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City

This morning, embark on a tour of the renowned Cu Chi Tunnels, offering a glimpse into the resourcefulness and resilience of the Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War. Learn about underground life in this former Viet Cong stronghold. Return to Ho Chi Minh City for lunch at your leisure before visiting the Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace and the site of South Vietnam’s surrender. Optionally, explore the War Remnants Museum to view historical military equipment like an F5A fighter and a UH1-Huey helicopter, or return to your hotel to plan your evening activities.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

Included Activities

  • Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Ho Chi Minh City – Reunification Palace

Accommodation

Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An

Depart from Ho Chi Minh City and take a flight to Danang, followed by a private vehicle transfer to the captivating city of Hoi An, where traditional and modern elements harmoniously coexist. Later in the afternoon, indulge in a culinary experience as you join your leader for a visit to Tra Que. Here, you’ll tour a local chef’s garden, hand-selecting fresh herbs and vegetables to be used in your exclusive group dinner. Enjoy the tranquil ambiance of the garden while your private chef prepares a delightful meal showcasing the seasonal bounty of the garden.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Included Activities

  • Hoi An – Garden-to-Table with A Local Chef

Accommodation

Day 4 Hoi An

Today, your tour leader will guide you through a walking tour of Hoi An’s Old Town, a historic trading port renowned for its blend of European, Chinese, and Vietnamese architectural influences dating back to the 17th century. Experience the city’s remarkable restoration, which faithfully recreates its appearance from over a century ago. Visit notable sites including a historic house, the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese assembly hall, and a museum that illuminate the city’s rich cultural heritage.

The remainder of the day is yours to explore optional activities or immerse yourself in the city’s enchanting atmosphere. Browse street stalls offering paintings, woodwork, ceramics, and lanterns, or consider having a custom outfit tailored by one of Hoi An’s skilled artisans, known for crafting beautiful garments within just a few hours.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

Included Activities

  • Hoi An – Old Town walking tour

Accommodation

Day 5 Hoi An to Hanoi

This morning, you’ll transfer to the airport and fly to Vietnam’s captivating capital, Hanoi. Upon arrival, embark on a guided half-day tour of Hanoi’s key attractions, including the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, and the former residence of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s renowned revolutionary leader. Enjoy a lunch break at KOTO cafe, a meaningful initiative providing vocational training to underprivileged youth.

The afternoon is yours to explore at your own pace, with guidance from your leader. Whether you’re drawn to food, history, or culture, your leader can offer tailored recommendations. Consider strolling through the city’s parks and lakes, or rent a bike to cycle around town for a panoramic view of Hanoi’s vibrant streetscape.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch

Included Activities

  • Hanoi – Lunch at KOTO
  • Hanoi – Temple of Literature
  • Hanoi – One Pillar Pagoda
  • Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house
  • Hanoi – Old Quarter Walking Tour

Accommodation

Day 6 Hanoi to Bai Tu Long Bay

Today, you’ll journey to Tuan Chau Marina, which takes approximately 3-3.5 hours, and then transfer by tender to Bai Tu Long Bay. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed site is renowned as one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders. Embarking from the harbor, you’ll board our boat for a cruise amidst the towering limestone karsts that emerge from the emerald waters. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a mesmerizing grotto adorned with spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activities

  • Bai Tu Long Bay – Overnight Boat Cruise

Accommodation

Special Information

  • There is limited luggage space on your overnight cruise, so it is highly recommended that you bring a small overnight bag. You will be returning to the same hotel afterwards, so the rest of your luggage will be safe there.

Day 7 Bai Tu Long Bay to Hanoi

Consider waking up early to witness the captivating sunrise over Bai Tu Long Bay before enjoying a leisurely morning sailing back to the port. Relax during the drive back to Hanoi, where you can indulge in some shopping at Dong Xuan market or explore the vibrant city. Perhaps unwind at a café with an egg coffee or savor a bia hoi (freshly brewed draught beer) at one of the charming microbars in the Old Quarter.

Tonight, we’ll have a group dinner somewhere amazing to celebrate our wonderful trip together!

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Brunch

Accommodation

Day 8 Fond Farewell to Hanoi

Today is our final day, so take the opportunity to share breakfast with the group to swap details and memories with your new-found travel friends. Check-out isn’t until 12pm, so you still have a bit of time to explore Hanoi at your own leisure before a group transfer to Hanoi Airport.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

Trip Photos

Important Notes

ARRIVAL:
Make sure your travel plans allow you to arrive at the accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City by the scheduled guest meeting time. More information on this will be provided once the trip is confirmed.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Be sure to check entry requirements based on the passport that you will be travelling with.

TRIP CONFIRMATION:
A trip is listed as PENDING until the minimum guest numbers are reached, at which point the trip becomes CONFIRMED. Guests will be notified when a trip becomes CONFIRMED.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Travel insurance is required, and this will need to organised independently. There are a number of travel insurance comparison websites available. We do not recommend organising this until your trip is CONFIRMED. TIP: If you have a credit card there may be travel insurance included as part of your benefits, so check with your bank.

BOOKING FLIGHTS:
We do not recommend booking flights until your trip is CONFIRMED.

BOOKING T&Cs:
We recommend you familiarise yourself with our Booking Terms & Conditions for more information about our booking, deposit and cancellation policies.

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