Most people travel Vietnam with us either solo, or with a buddy and are between 18 and 39 years old.
You should have a sense for adventure, be curious to learn about new cultures and like to experience something different.
You will be travelling with a group of fun, exciting and interesting people from everywhere in the world! And you can easily make new friends along the trip.
Small groups, insider access, and personal freedom to follow the whim of the moment are the order of the day, every day.
Groups sizes are usually between 10 – 20 people with most groups even celebrating reunions years after their trip! Chat with other people from your group before you leave home!
The trip lasts 14 days & 13 nights with start dates throughout the year.
Trips do book out quickly, so get in touch today!
Please visit our FAQ page.
If your start date is more than 40 days away, you can secure your spot by paying a 10% deposit.
Simply select the ‘deposit’ option when you Check out. We’ll hold you a spot on your chosen start date and send you a link to pay the remaining amount.
The balance must be paid in full at least 40 days prior to your tour start date. If you are booking within 40 days of your start date the deposit option is not available so you need to pay in full.
Meet the group at our welcome dinner and drinks (about 6pm on Day 1). The tour leader will explain everything you need to know about the upcoming adventure. Later that night experience what Hanoi’s nightlife has to offer. (Welcome Dinner and Drink included)
Foodie Tour on Day 2. Get a taste of local foods and delicacies. We show you around the streets of Hanoi, visit the markets and show you how the locals live, eat and sleep day in and day out. Grab a stool and mingle with the locals over some fresh beer. (Breakfast and all food during food tour included – basically an 8-course lunch)
We go on a 3-Day journey to the famous and world heritage listed Halong Bay. Board the junk boat, followed by some delicious lunch. Later this afternoon we visit the colorful Haven Cave, go for a dip in the sea and kayak around the islands before the we get the boat party started. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
The next morning, we head to a private island resort hidden in the maze of stunning Lan Ha Bay. Hammocks, beach, palm trees, kayaks, beach volley, unbelievable sunsets and karaoke – it’s all here! (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Refreshed and relaxed we make our way back to Hanoi. Cruise along hundreds of islands and learn how to make Vietnamese spring rolls. (Breakfast and Lunch included)
We head to the airport and fly south to Danang with only a short drive to the romantic Hoi An, where we’ll stay for 2 nights. Explore the old town along the river, drop into one of the many tailors and chill out at the beach. (Breakfast included)
Explore the local market where we’ll pick up groceries for our cooking class. Cruise along the river to our idyllic cooking location and learn how to prepare delicious Vietnamese cuisine. (Breakfast and Lunch included)
Today you get to sleep in, explore the city a little more or tan up at the beach before jumping on the overnight bus to Ninh Van Bay. You’ll get your own bed and most buses even have WiFi. (Breakfast included)
We wake up in Ninh Van Bay, pure paradise! The hostel you’ll be staying at is located amongst the beautiful rolling hills of Vietnam’s countryside, nestled in the valleys a stone’s throw away from the beach.
After breakfast the day is yours to do what you wish but be sure to meet your guide in the afternoon to explore the surrounding areas with a trekking trip! Otherwise relax by the pool, challenge your group to a game of beach volleyball, unwind with a movie in the outdoor cinema, pamper yourself at the spa or take to the water in a kayak.
We catch the morning bus to Da Lat and explore the city in the afternoon. Time to unwind, chill out before heading out for a fun night out in town.
Spend the day abseiling and swimming in the canyon -walk down pounding waterfalls, slide through the canyon and jump off cliffs. Don’t worry if this isn’t for you. DaLat offers stunning scenery with heaps of things to do, so we’ll work out what you’re comfortable with. (Breakfast and Lunch included)
Today we’ll head to Ho Chi Minh City, the busiest and most exciting city in Vietnam. You’ll have an entire day to explore Ho Chi Minh City and visit some local hidden gems such as the Walking Street, Central Post Office, Opera House, Saigon River, and much more! (Breakfasts included)
Uncover a part of the 200-kilometer tunnel network which was once referred to as an incredible underground village as well as an unbreakable base of the Vietnamese guerillas during the War. We’ll then arrive back to the city before heading out for the farewell dinner and enjoy the ultimate Saigon nightlife! (Breakfasts included)
The Epic Vietnam Explorer trip finishes today. Our group leader will help you out with any of your travel plans and make sure you get to where you need to be.
There will be no airport pickup. Our Vietnam Explorer trip begins with a welcome dinner at our favourite restaurant in Hanoi. Meet your group and share a few drinks with your new travel buddies. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about the next 13-days and nights.
• Hanoi Foodie Tour
• Kayaking and Ha Long Bay boat trip 3 Days/ 2 Nights
• A highlight of the trip: Stay on a private island
• Domestic Flight to Danang and transfer to Hoi An
• Magical lanterns in Hoi An at night
• Bamboo basket trip
• Vietnamese Cooking Class
• Night sleeper bus to Nha Trang
• Snorkel Day Trip
• Canyoning and Abseiling in Dalat
• Explore HCMC
• Cu Chi Tunnels Experience
• Farewell dinner in HCMC
All accommodation (total of 13 nights) included!
‘Flashpacker’ style hostels
Vietnamese Junk Boat
Huts on our private island
Overnight sleeper bus.
A Group Leader and local guides will be part of your Vietnam Experience.
All transport included!
Vietnamese Junk Boat
Loads of Help With Onward Travel.
Support The Whole Time You Are In S.E Asia.
Insurance is not included. Travel insurance is required for this tour. Please make sure you are adequately covered. If you require travel insurance, Grabatour Travel has partnered up with World Nomads to provide a hassle-free experience. More information can be found here.
Optional experiences are available on this tour for an additional cost and will be provided to you with your finalised travel documents.
The following options are available with this tour. Simply select the corresponding add-on during booking at the Check-out page!
Hanoi Welcome Pack
Your Hanoi Welcome Pack includes a personal airport pick up and the single entry visa invitation letter (ONLY IF REQUESTED). The pick up from Hanoi Airport can be arranged for any time & date.
30 Day Multiple Entry Visa Letter
30 Day Multiple Entry Visa Letter for Vietnam
An Extra Night Hanoi Dorm Room
Arriving early? We can pre-arrange your extra night, so you won’t have to move around. Price is based on a bed in a dorm room.
An Extra Night Hanoi Single Room
Arriving early? We can pre-arrange your extra night, so you won’t have to move around. Price is based on a single/twin/double room and is dependent on availability.
An Extra Night Ho Chi Minh City Dorm Room
Staying longer after the tour? Pre-arrange your extra night. Price is per bed / per night in a dorm room.
An Extra Night Ho Chi Minh City Single Room
Staying longer after the tour? Pre-arrange your extra night. Price is per single/twin/double room per night.
Private Room Upgrade
The private room upgrade in Vietnam includes 11 nights in a private room. One of the 13 nights is spent on an overnight bus, which won’t be private. The night on the private island (night following the one on the boat) is subject to availability. If a private room is available when you get there, you can pay directly with them over there to get your private room. Otherwise, it is going to be a dorm room for this night only.
The Vietnam Explorer tour was an amazing experience shared with a wonderful group of people and tour guide Laura. Each day was run smoothly and Laura always made sure the group was informed about all activities. I really enjoyed that there were plenty of activities to fill the day and relaxation / free time often enough to recover from the night before! I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone who wants to experience Vietnam and have a wild time.
Was a great experience with a good mix of culture and party. Tour guide was great at seeking out the hotspots, it was really nice to be with someone who knows the area. Had so much fun and was a great experience, would highly recommend this tour.
Had a fab time on this tour and enjoyed all the activities included. The tour is both cultural and touristic and nicely balanced with activities. Tour guide always made sure we were enjoying ourselves as well as being safe, and never pressured anyone into activities they didn’t want to do. Overall it was fun meeting new people and doing activities I’ve never done before. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see nice places of Vietnam.
The activities were good and there was a nice amount of free time and no pressure to take part if you didn’t want to or feel uncomfortable.
The highlights included Ha long bay & private island and Hoi an. We had a great mix of planned and free time while making the most of the time in Vietnam. Tom was a great tour guide and went over and above for everyone making sure we all had the best time!