Vietnam is an incredible destination with world famous tourist attractions like Halong Bay, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta. If you would like to discover the best of Vietnam search and compare the best tours from top rated local and international travel operators.
Best Vietnam Small Group & Adventure Tours
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There are action packed trips that are full of life experiences but still offers the chance to slow down and soak up the beach vibe and take in some of the wonderful hospitality and knowledge of the incredible Vietnamese culture.
You'll have a tour leader with the group throughout who can help organise all your optional activities you wish to do. We have trips which include the best of the best locations with some of the most epic adventures available! Most tours start in the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh, a metropolis that was the former capital of South Vietnam or in Hanoi in the far North of the country.
On the first day you will meet your new travel companions and tour leader at a welcome meeting and optional dinner. You can join most tours weekly throughout the year, there is no best time to join. Some tour companies work with low overheads meaning they are able to pass the savings directly on to you with great prices and quality accommodation, transportation and tour leaders.
Vietnam Overland Tours
Most tours start in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City and then travel North or South, there are lots of overland tours in Asia where you can travel and visit more than one country too. Popular destinations to add to an itinerary include the villages and fields of Mekong Delta and the naturally beautiful Halong Bay, while many tourists also head to Phu Quoc Island to relax on stunning white beaches in the height of summer.
One of the benefits of travelling in Vietnam on a tour is getting to stay and eat at locally run places, you will get to sample the most authentic cuisine including rice, fish sauce and fresh seafood which this destination is famous for. Traveling by tour is one of the safest ways to experience Vietnam, you'll have an experienced tour leader with the group throughout who can help with any problems and organise all your optional activities you wish to do.
Tour staff can either be international or local people depending on the trip you join. A lot of overland cultural trips also include homestays as part of some itineraries, this is a great way to get full immersion in the culture and integrate with local communities. If you are seeking adventure trips you could learn to scuba dive in Vietnam or fire an Ak-47 gun at the Cu Chi tunnels.
Vietnam Cycling Tours
In Vietnam, it seems that two wheels can take you just about anywhere. Cycling tours in Vietnam are a great way to get up close and personal with your surroundings, be that as you cycle through jungle along pathways originally cleared for use by the US military, down the sides of mountains in the country’s Western Highlands and through terraced, emerald green paddy fields.
If you aren’t averse to getting a little saddle-sore, you can join tours that last for as much as two weeks and take you through some of the country’s best sites. If however, you are worried that your skinny thighs just won’t cut the mustard – there are shorter, more chilled tours that you can embark on for a day or two, some of which involve staying overnight with local tribes.
On cycling tours you will usually visit Hanoi, Tam Coc and the Cuc Phuong National Park. Average level of fitness needed.
Vietnam Motorbike Tours
Vietnam is a facsinating country to experience, there is also a good road system where you can travel through the country and experience the stunning coastline.
A popular option for some travellers is to travel in Vietnam by motorbike, you don't need to have any previous experience to do this and there are lots of travel operators both international and local which offer these types of overland bike trips.
There are lots of different routes and motorbike tours available which can take you to some spectacular destinations, this method of travel is also a good way to get off the tourist trail and see places off the beaten track.
Vietnam Hiking & Trekking Tours
The plush rainforests and mysterious and imposing limestone karsts make Vietnam a mecca for eager-trekkers! If you want to tackle the country’s highest peak, you can set off for the three days that it takes to reach the summit. There are exceptional views and you will journey through remote villages encountering friendly locals along the way.
If you can, try and explore the wonders of Vietnam’s most famous nature reserve, Pu Long. Ha Giang is one of the most varied treks and it will take you keen ramblers through scenery that traverses rocky mountains, rivers, valleys and those famous paddy fields we’ve all heard so much about. Keep an eye out for the wildlife!
Ha Long Bay Tours
Experience the mystical and stunning Ha Long Bay on a cruise tour. Taking time to visit the spectacular Halong Bay will be something which will stay with you forever.
Its beauty is highlighted with a series of naturally occurring limestone caverns with one, in particular, illuminated and enhanced by lovely coloured lighting, Here you can board a sailing junk boat where you get to relax with a nice cold drink on the deck and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes as we sail through the islands, visiting some of the impressive caves en route. Food is provided throughout the journey.
In the evening, have a lovely seafood dinner and last night with your group while the sunset closes on yet another perfect evening. Afterwards, get some sleep in your own private cabin. On these trips you will meet your group in Hanoi located in Northern Vietnam where this trip starts and finishes.
You will sail through the famous limestone peaks, get to go swimming, taste local cuisine and also explore secluded areas of the Bay. These are usually small group trips with a maximum number of 12 people, Ha Long Bay is a popular destination so you will need to book in advance to secure a spot.
Most tours use buses, planes and overnight trains to get to each destination. Sleeper trains are made up of cabins with two bunk beds (4 people per cabin.) Bedding is provided. The train is very comfortable with air-conditioning and western style toilets. Motorbikes and bicycles are the most popular form of transport, you can find bike tours and specalized trips throughout the country.
The scenery along the way is absolutely magnificent - this really is a spectacular country! Accommodation can vary but generally you will stay in hostels, hotels and guest houses aswell as a local homestay. Most meals are usually included in the price you pay, snacks and extra drinks like alcohol usually need to be covered by yourself.
You usually stay in hotels, hostels or local home stays, using private transport throughout, whilst visiting local NGO volunteer projects in Vietnam is usually included in most itineraries.
Cost & How to Book
The price you pay really depends on where you visit, how long you want to join for and also which level of comfort you want. Sometimes you might need to pay an additional local payment to pay for tips and in-country staff. Also a part of the tour price includes a donation to local charities, you will need to check this. Search our featured trips today or search more tours of Asia.