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Duration: 12 Days

Vietnam Explorer

On this tour you will experience all that Vietnam has to offer and see some of the most beautiful scenery in the world while learning about the chequered history of the country. The tour starts in the North at Hanoi and travels down the coast to Ho Chi Minh City.

All our tours are customisable, get in touch to discuss your specific requirements

All about the Vietnam Explorer.

The Edventure Travel Package

All Edventure Travel trips and tours can be customised to your personal requirements, this sample tour is designed to give you inspiration for your own trip. When you are ready to start planning, get in touch and we can design a bespoke package tour for your group. We will always make clear what is included and excluded in your quotation.

Fully Protected

Your trip will be fully protected through our membership of the ABTOT and ABTA. Furthermore, Edventure Travel has its own ATOL licence ensuring that you have complete protection when taking a flight. Edventure Travel offers travel insurance that can be included in your trip to give you protection in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Customised for you

All tours are 100% customised to suit your group. We believe that every group should be treated individually, it’s your tour after all. If you want to add something that is not featured on our website just let us know and we will work with you to develop an itinerary to meet your needs.

Out of Hours Contact

In the unlikely event that you encounter problems whilst on tour, there will always be someone at the end of the phone to assist with any situation.

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, click here. Foreign Travel Advice www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

You should seek advise on recommended vaccinations and precautions from a health professional – either a GP, a practice nurse, a pharmacist or a travel health clinic – ideally at least eight weeks before departure. Further travel health advice can be found on the following link. Travel Health Pro Website https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Return Flights
  • All travel when at your destination
  • Accommodation based on bed and breakfast with students in multi-bedded rooms
  • Teachers free of charge sharing twin rooms
  • Full Time Tour Director
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary unless otherwise stated
  • Travel Insurance
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Single Room Supplements
  • Personal Expenditure
  • Overseas departure taxes if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • UK Coach Transfers
  • Activities not mentioned
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Luggage in the hold of the aircraft
  1. Day 1 Depart the UK

    Depart from the UK and travel to Hanoi.

  2. Day 2 Hanoi

    Arrive in time for dinner and enjoy the water puppet show in the evening.

  3. Day 3 Ha Long Bay

    Explore Ha Long Bay, the world’s natural heritage. Enjoy a half day cruise through spectacular scenery where dreamlike islands rise from the tranquil sea.

  4. Day 4 Hanoi

    City Tour of Hanoi, taking in the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature and the Fine Arts Museum. Opt to visit the old quarter, visit some of the many museums, take a stroll around the old French quarter, or shop till you drop.

    Take the overnight train to Hue.

  5. Day 5 Hue

    Arrive in Hue and spend the afternoon at leisure.

  6. Day 6 Hue

    A visit to Hue would not be complete without taking in attractions such as the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and the Dong Ba market.

    Take the Perfume River Cruise and cruise along the Perfume River out to the countryside. Surrounded with tombs of emperors past; including the ornate Minh Mang’s tomb and the eccentric Tu Duc’s tomb. Enjoy a visit to the Thien Mu Pagoda.

  7. Day 7 Hoi An

    Travel to the old trading town of Hoi An. En route stop at the Cham Museum, the famed China Beach, and Marble Mountains.

    Spend the evening shopping in Hoi An.

  8. Day 8 Vietnam

    Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest city in Vietnam with 6 million inhabitants and a sprawling centre.

    Take a city tour and visit Cholon, Saigon’s Chinatown and home to Vietnam’s biggest market, the Reunification Palace and the War Crimes Museum.

  9. Day 9 Cu Chi Tunnels

    The Cu Chi Tunnels are a network of tunnels which stretch over 150 miles and are three levels deep, giving a unique experience and feel of what underground life was like in the Vietnam war.

    Visit Tay Ninh, the headquarters for the Cao Dai Sect.

  10. Day 10 Mekong Delta

    Visit the Mekong Delta, the rice bowl of Vietnam, producing three crops of rice per year. This fertile Delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers. Traditional transportation here is by boat along a vast network of canals and channels.

    Enjoy a bonsai garden and visit a snake farm that breeds snakes for, among other things, snake wine.

  11. Day 11 Depart Vietnam

    Depart Ho Chi Minh City and return back to the UK.

  12. Day 12 Arrive Home

    Arrive back in the UK.

    Alternatively, choose to extend your tour into Cambodia.

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  1. Ha Long Bay Vietnam

    Designated a World Heritage Site in 1994, Halong Bay is scattered with towering limestone pillars and islands in the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. This is north Vietnams number one tourist spot because of its spectacular views and tranquillity.

  2. Hue Vietnam

    Set in central Vietnam, this was the sea of the Nguyen Dynasty and the national capital from 1802 to 1945. The are numerous historic locations such as the Forbidden Purple City, Imperial Citadel and Thanh Toan Bridge, many of which are designated as World Heritage.

  3. Hanoi Vietnam

    The capital of Vietnam is an exciting bustling city with a rich culture and historic architecture. Visit the Old Quarter for shopping where the streets are arranged by trade. There are numerous temples and monuments to visit with great places to eat.

  4. Hoi An Vietnam

    Hoi An was an vital trading port between the 15th to 19th Centuries and is still well preserved today. It is renowned for its markets where you can get bespoke clothes made to measure are a very reasonable price.

  5. Cu Chi Tunnels Vietnam

    A trip from Ho Chi Minh can take you to this impressive network of tunnels that can be found throughout the country. These tunnels were used as hiding spots during the Vietnam War, and served as route for key supplies and as living quarters for the fighters. They proved pivotal during the war effort and you will learn about the ingenuity of the North Vietnamese soldiers.

  6. Mekong Delta Vietnam

    Located in the South of Vietnam, the famous Mekong Delta, known as the rice bowl of Vietnam, is home to make floating markets and Khmer pagodas. The Delta is scattered with boats, houses and trades people that use the river networks to transport goods.

  7. Temple of Literature Vietnam

    Considered as the first University of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature is a top historical sight in Hanoi and is set amongst beautiful surroundings. It was built in 1070 during the Ly Dynasty and became a University in 1076.

  1. Cultural experience

    Students will experience a different culture and gain an understanding of other nationalities, principles and values.

  2. Knowledge and Perspective

    Personal experience and close interactions with these locations can help students understand the subject and put it into perspective.

  3. Pupil Engagement

    A trip can make a students engage with a subject and become more positive about a subject.

  4. Self-development

    This trip offers students the opportunity to develop their independence and self-confidence by putting themselves into a new environment.

  5. Team Building

    Students will work together in an unfamiliar environment and rely on each other for help.

  6. Reward

    This trip can be a reward trip for students that have studied hard over the course of the year and can give them a well-deserved break with their friends.

  7. Hands-on Learning

    Educating through a school trip can create a better understanding of a subject with hands-on learning. Students are engaged, enthusiastic and observant.

  8. History

    This tour is great for history students, giving them an insight into the events that took place and a sense of what it was like during this period in history.

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All our accommodation is provided through tried and tested suppliers that work well with different types of groups, including schools, colleges and social groups. We work with our agents in each country to provide the best accommodation suited to your group. This can depend on the time of year that you travel, your group size and type, the cities that you will travel to, accessibility and price. We will always discuss with you what your preferences are and give examples of the accommodation that we can offer.