2008 New Vietnam:18 day Vietnam Tour

2008 The New Vietnam - 18 days

 When you wake to a beautiful sunrise over a sleepy fishing village far off the beaten path, you will discover the real Vietnam.

Our 'New Vietnam' journey gives you the chance to really explore the country's diverse landscapes, people and cuisine. Take time to the discover the quiet Quy Nhon, the cultural melting port of Hoi An, the Art Deco architecture in the Central Highlands, and the vibrant (yet completely different) cities of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) and Hanoi. By going it overland you have the opportunity to experience roadside markets, travel at a leisurely pace and get to know the locals along the way.

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Reunification Express, Hue, China Beach, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Dalat, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

Trip grading: MODERATE Suitable for travellers with an average to above-average level of fitness and mobility. Prepare for some long road journeys and an overnight train (flight option available).

What's included: 16 nights hotel accommodation and 1 overnight train (soft sleeper four-berth shared cabin) (note: flight option available), 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 and three lunches.

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

Maximum group size: 15


Not Ready to go Home Yet?: Did you know that there are some great beaches just a short distance from Saigon? At the end of your journey consider taking a couple days of sand and sun in Mui Ne or Phu Quoc; ask us for more information.

Ask our Travellers: "As independent travellers we worried unnecessarily about joining a group; our small, varied group instead enhanced the experience, especially at rollickingly good shared meal, and there was space for independence as we chose. Go to Vietnam now, and go with Travel Indochina - no one compares!" J. Garchek - USA

Responsible Travel: Our Saigon office contributes to the Loretto Foundation, helping to support disadvantaged and disabled children through education. Ask your local guide how you, too, can give back.

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
  • 22/11/2008 | Request
  • 29/11/2008 | Request
  • 06/12/2008 | Closed
  • 13/12/2008 | Available
  • 20/12/2008 | Available
  • 27/12/2008 | Available


  • Days 1 to 3     - Hanoi & Halong Bay 
  • Days 4 to 6     - Reunification Express & Hue 
  • Days 7 to 9     - Hoi An 
  • Days 10 to 12 - Quy Nhon & Nha Trang
  • Days 13 to 14 - Dalat
  • Days 15 to 18 - Saigon & Mekong Delta