2008 Trails of Vietnam:16 day Vietnam Tour

2008 The Trails of Vietnam - 16 days

Spend time with local hilltribe people in little-visited Central Vietnam.

If you're looking to truly get off the beaten path in Vietnam and spend time in her remote areas, National parks, World-Heritage listed sites and historical centres, you need to experience the 'Trails of Vietnam.' You will still have the chance to explore the country's highlights of Saigon, Hoi An, Hue and Hanoi, but relish in your time spent on an overnight boat, at remote waterfalls and getting to know a side of the country rarely experienced by other travellers.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Cu Chi Tunnels, Buon Me Thuot, Pleiku, Kontum, Hoi An, Hue, Vinh, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Hanoi

Trip grading: ADVENTUROUS Suitable for travellers with above-average levels of fitness and mobility. Prepare for some long road journeys, some basic facilities and plenty of walking.

What's included: 14 nights hotel accommodation and 1 overnight boat trip, flight as specified, all road transport by air-conditioned vehicles, all sightseeing as specified (excluding entrance fees), Western tour leader based on a minimum of seven travellers, local English-speaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers, breakfast daily, three lunches and one dinner.

Tour Leader: Travel Indochina tour leader based on a minimum of 7 people.

Maximum group size: 15


Not Ready to go Home Yet?: Just a comfortable overnight train journey away from Hanoi lies Sapa, Vietnam’s beautiful mountain frontier near the China border. Take our ‘Sapa Experience’ 5-day extension and you will visit hilltribe minority villages, trek, visit markets and enjoy the stunning scenery.

Ask our Travellers: "I’ve travelled the globe, and my trip to Vietnam was the best because of the wealth of the history, geography and culture, and the warm, friendly local people. Your local guides are tops will remain friends forever." D. Burrows - Australia

Responsible Travel: When you travel off the beaten path, you don’t just spend tourism dollars with those who benefit from them the most; you also spread cultural understanding. For more information read our Responsible Travel suggestions.

Did you know: Travel Indochina can organise your flights and any additional accommodation. Call us on 1300 138 755 to speak to one of our experts or click here to request a quote.

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Departure dates

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  • 08/11/2008 | Request
  • 27/12/2008 | Available


  • Days 1 to 2      - Saigon
  • Days 3             - Buon Ma Thuot 
  • Days 4 to 5      - Pleiku & Kontum
  • Days 6 to 8      - Hoi An
  • Days 9 to 10    - Hue
  • Days 11 to 12  - Phong Nha Caves, Vinh & Ninh Binh
  • Days 13 to 16  - Halong Bay & Hanoi