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Vietnam Explorer

(79 Reviews)
  • 14 Days/ 13 Nights
  • Max group size: 24
  • Age range: 18 to 45
  • Starts: Hanoi
  • Finishes: Ho Chi Minh
  • Location: Vietnam


Enjoy everything Vietnam has to offer. Begin in Hanoi with a trip to Ha Long Bay 3D/2N, then head down to Hoi An: The City of Lanterns. Immerse yourself in the beautiful rolling hills of Vietnam’s countryside, nestled in the valleys a stone’s throw away from the beach in Ninh Van Bay followed by a trip to Da Lat. Finish off visiting Cu Chi Tunnel and enjoy a farewell dinner in Ho Chi Minh City.


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 3 – 10 people with most groups even celebrating reunions years after their trip! Chat with other people from your group before you leave home!


Check out the Vietnamese visa requirement here.


Sure! We recommend searching and comparing flight prices using SkyScanner.com.
Travel insurance is highly recommended for all of our trips in Australia. You can get this in the Insurance section of our site.


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.



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DAY 1Welcome to Vietnam

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)

DAY 2Hanoi Street Food Excursion and Nightlife

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)

DAY 33D/2N Escape the City to the wonderful Ha Long Bay

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)

DAY 4Private Island Stay

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)

DAY 5Explore more of Ha Long Bay

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)

DAY 6Journey South to Hoi An: The City of Lanterns

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)

DAY 7Bamboo Basket Boat trip and Vietnamese Cooking Class

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)

DAY 8Explorer more of Hoi An

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)

DAY 9Relax in paradise of Ninh Van Bay

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.

DAY 10Explore Da Lat - The City of Love

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.

Walk down pounding waterfalls

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)

Discover Saigon

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)

Exploring the War Tunnels of Vietnam (Cu Chi Tunnels)

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)

14 Day Vietnam Explorer ends

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!

Budget hotels
‘Flashpacker’ style hostels
Vietnamese Junk Boat
Huts on our private island
Overnight sleeper bus.


12 breakfasts.
6 lunches.
3 dinners.


A Group Leader and local guides will be part of your Vietnam Experience.


All transport included!

Vietnamese Junk Boat
Rowing boat
Sleeper bus.



International flights not included.
We recommend searching and comparing flight prices using SkyScanner.com or contact us for a great flight deal.


Travel Insurance is NOT included, however it is mandatory for you to have travel insurance for the duration of your tour. You can get this in the Travel Insurance section of our website.


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.


I’m a bit nervous about travelling solo halfway across the world! Will the group help me with this?

Of course you are – anyone would be – and of course we will! We completely understand you because we’ve been you.

One thing about our tours that amazes us the most is how close our travellers get on tour, and how they become one big, tight-knit family at the end.

We have people who were in the same tour group with us a year ago, who are still travelling the world together now! Everyone’s in the same boat, and you will make friends for life.

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Blake Gimblett

Solo Traveller

It was a great tour! Dan was nice! Very inclusive, informative, fun and interactive!

December 17, 2019


Solo Traveller

From start to finish I believe the itinerary was exceptional finding the right balance between taking the group out, giving them time to settle in and helping with the next chapter. The tour leaders were exceptional at ensuring everyone got involved and no one felt left out spending time with everyone.

November 20, 2019

Giti Mirsaidi

Solo Traveller

Such a fun experience! Thanks grabatour

October 27, 2019

Elliot Ruse

Solo Traveller

I have loved every minute and got to see more than I could have asked for and had some incredible experiences. Christine has been kind, courteous and full of laughs from the minute I got my flight. After this experience I will definitely be booking another tour with grabatour within the next 6 months.

October 27, 2019

Megan Hickman

Solo Traveller

Our group leader Christine was great. Accommodations are really good for the most part. Really loved the itinerary, though a few more free days would have been nice.

October 24, 2019
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