Simple hotels (twin-share) (5 nts) or hostels (multi-share) (10 nts), homestay (1 nt), sleeper trains (3 nts).
A variety of styles of hotels/guest houses are used on this trip. In many instances they might not be like what you are used to back home as service and efficiency can vary. In some areas we stay in simple local guest houses in stunning locations - rooms are small and simple and there may only be shared toilet facilities and showers.
Multi-share Accommodation: Multi-share same-sex accommodation is used on this tour, as such, if you are travelling with someone of a different gender you will not be in the same room. For private accommodation please see tours in our Classic Travel Style.
Local bus, air-con bus, walking, junk boat, local boat.
Train travel in Vietnam is very basic and train cleanliness is often not a priority for train staff. Sleeper trains normally have 4 seats per compartment, which convert into sleeping bunks (two upper and two lower). A sheet, pillow and blanket are provided, although many people prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet. At times, passengers of different genders may be required to share a sleeper train berth and/or share a compartment with people not travelling in your group.
Simple food is available on the train but many people like to stock up on freshly baked bread, cheese and fruit prior to departure. Water should also be bought before the journey.
Train journeys in Vietnam are an experience and allow you to get a real taste of Vietnam.
14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
Please allow $200 USD for activities not included on this trip. Below are a list of popular activities with approximate costs:
-Kayak Rental for 1 person (Halong Bay)- USD10
-Water Puppet Show (Hanoi) USD4-6
-Ho Chi Minh House on Stilts and Presidential Palace (Hanoi) USD2
-Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (Hanoi)- free (Closed Oct-Nov)
-Hoa Lao Prison- aka ‘Hanoi Hilton’ (Hanoi)- USD2
-Museum of Ethnology (Hanoi)- USD2 plus transport
-Temple of Literature (Hanoi)- USD2
-Fine Arts Museum (Hanoi) - USD1
-Women's Museum (Hanoi) - USD2
-Army Museum (Hanoi)- USD1
-Taxi to each museum - approx USD2
-Bicycle Hire (Hue) - USD1
-Royal Citadel (Hue)- USD7
-Royal Tombs (Hue)- USD5
-Perfume River Boat (Hue)- USD5-10
-Cooking Class (Hoi An)- USD25 for Half Day
-My Son Cham Ruins including car transport (Hoi An) - USD25
-Tu Bon River Boat Trip (Hoi An)- USD12
-Lifestart Lantern Making — a G Adventures-supported project (Hoi An) - USD 15 - Address: 77 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoi An, Vietnam
Spend an hour learning how to make your own traditional lantern and support local Vietnamese with chronic disabilities
-Day trip to Islands (Nha Trang)- USD15
-Visit to Mudbaths (Nha Trang)- USD15 plus transport
-Water Sports: parasaling, Jet Skiing (Nha Trang)- USD25-35
-Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour (Ho Chi Minh City)- USD10-20 plus transport USD5-10
-Cyclo tour (Ho Chi Minh City)- USD10
-War Crimes museum (Ho Chi Minh City)- USD1
-The Reunification Palace (Ho Chi Minh City) - USD2
-Saigon Water Park (Ho Chi Minh City) - USD5
-Day trip to Islands - Snorkelling Boat Tour (Sihanoukville)- USD20-25
-Day trip to Ream National Park (Sihanoukville)- USD15
-Tuol Sleng (S-21) Prison (Phnom Penh) $3 (plus $10-15 for guide)
-Killing Fields (Phnom Penh) $3 (plus $10-15 for guide)
-Transport around town (Phnom Penh) $5-10 per half day
-National Museum (Phnom Penh)- USD5
-The Silver Pagoda (Phnom Penh)- USD6.25
-Tonle Sap Lake Tour (Siem Reap)- USD15-20
-Phare - The Cambodian Circus (Siem Reap) USD18.00-45.00
-Entrance to Angkor Archaeological Park (Siem Reap)- USD20 per day
-Transportation to Angkor Archaeological Park (Siem Reap)- USD10-20 per day
All prices are per person (unless stated otherwise), and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators.