2009 Trails of Vietnam:21 day Vietnam Tour

2009 The Trails of Vietnam - 21 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 our 21-day ‘Trails of Vietnam’ is the journey for you. Explore the country’s highlights – from charming Hanoi to traveller’s favourite, Hoi An, and fabulous Saigon – but also get to know a side of the country rarely experienced by travellers. Spend the night on magical Halong Bay, discover the infamous DMZ and follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail through the remote Central Highlands, visiting tea plantations, waterfalls and colourful minority villages. The ideal adventure for the traveller with an adventurous spirit, yearning for something different.

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Mai Chau, Ninh Binh, Hue, Hoi An, Central Highlands, Saigon

Trip grading: ADVENTUROUS Suitable for travellers with a good level of fitness, full and independent mobility; a keen sense of adventure is essential. Prepare for some long road journeys, basic facilities at homestays, plenty of walking and occasional days of travelling.

What's included: 18 nights hotel accommodation, one night homestay and 1 overnight boat, flight as specified, all road transport by airconditioned vehicles, all sightseeing as specified (excluding entrance fees), Western tour leader (7 or more travellers), local English-speaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers, breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 2 dinners.

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

Maximum group size: 15


Ask our Travellers: "Our tour leader and local guides simply made our holiday, every detail of our accommodation and travel was spot on. We had lots of laughs too, learnt some basic Vietnamese, shared jokes and instantly felt that we were amongst friends.”
Jess Cameron, Canberra

Responsible Travel: 
When you visit less-visited rural provinces of Vietnam, you will develop cultural awareness and help spread the economic benefits of tourism. Buy Central Highland handicrafts and delicious local coffee at the source and help contribute the the building of local economies.
You’ll also pay less than you would in the city!

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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  • 03/01/2009 | Available
  • 24/01/2009 | Closed
  • 21/02/2009 | Available
  • 07/03/2009 | Available
  • 04/04/2009 | Available
  • 02/05/2009 | Available
  • 30/05/2009 | Available
  • 27/06/2009 | Available


  • Days 1 to 4      - Hanoi & Halong Bay
  • Days 5 to 7      - Mai Chau, Ninh Binh & Vinh 
  • Days 8 to 10    - Dong Hoi & Hue
  • Days 11 to 12  - Hoi An
  • Days 13 to 15  - Pleiku, Kontum & Buon Ma Thuot
  • Days 16 to 17  - Dalat
  • Days 18 to 21  - Saigon