Vietnam vacation, South to North

“A 13 day tailor made trip that takes you on a journey up the coast of Vietnam, from Hoi Chi Minh to Hanoi, using a mix of internal flights and minibus transfers. With local guide in many places. ”


Hoi Chi Minh/ Saigon | Evening Vespa tour | Mekong Delta | Hoi An | Hanoi | Boat trip on Bai Tu Long Bay

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Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Vietnam vacation, South to North


Vietnam is home to some astounding natural landscapes and it’s important to keep it that way! During this itinerary you’ll stay in small-scale, authentic accommodation throughout, all bursting with local character. Not only does this help to reduce the environmental impact, but also gives you a more authentic experience. We’re especially proud of the accommodation you’ll stay in on Palm Island. The bungalows are built using local materials and the resort has signed up to a commitment to protect the local marine life. They’ve already started to see an improvement and have even been thanked by the local fishermen.

Throughout this itinerary you’ll leave your transport behind and discover your surroundings on foot. Hoi An is a UNESCO world heritage site and is the perfect place to discover on a leisurely stroll, so we’ll leave you plenty of free time to discover the town under your own steam. In Hanoi you’ll discover the winding backstreets on foot and using public transport.


We believe in the concept of 'meaningful travel'. When travel is meaningful both you and the country benefit in some way from your visit. You might have the chance to see something completely unique, or interact with the local community in a way that most travelers won’t. On this trip you’ll stay in a homestay on the Mekong Delta. It’s owned and run by a local family who have lived on the Mekong for generations. You’ll learn about their way of life and roll up your sleeves to lend a hand making the evening meal. It’s the perfect way to learn how to cook those delicious delta specialities.

In each destination we support a local project by giving you the option to donate a small amount when you book with us. In Vietnam we are proud to support the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation. This is a grassroots Australian charity which has been reaching out to children in crisis throughout Vietnam since 2003. Blue Dragon kids are street kids, children with disabilities, children from very poor families and victims of human trafficking and slavery. Blue Dragon provides them all with schooling, health care, and even rescues children trapped in slavery.

1 Reviews of Vietnam vacation, South to North

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 03 Sep 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

There were many, I would pick Ninh Binh as a fantastic example of Vietnamese landscape. My kids would probably pick the Vespa adventures tour in Ho Chi
Min City and my wife the Surnise Hotel in Hoi An.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

I would suggest to have an idea of the itinerary and the type of trip and then contact a tour operator with a strong knowledge of the country. Tips are invaluable if traveling for the first time there. I also found extremely useful having a local guide and would definitively recommend that as it also helps to
understand a lot more about the people and the culture.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Our tour operator used a local company and only local people so I guess that to be case.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Fantastic vacation in a fantastic country. Our vacation provider were really good and would recommend them to anyone willing to visit Vietnam. Will definitively
use Responsible Travel in the future.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you ever so much for your fantastic feedback on the way we operate. Our goal is always to listen attentively to the individual needs of all those who travel with us and to ensure your adventures are tailored to match exactly what you’re looking for from your time away.

I’m glad that we had the honour of arranging such a truly memorable, meaningful trip for you and your family and look forward to helping you with your next one!

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