Wander Across Vietnam (2020)

The Tour
May 13
May 26
2/10 Spots booked
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This Vietnam tour will take you from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, visiting inland and coastal areas, bustling cities, intriguing towns, quiet villages and the stunning countryside along the way.

With so much diversity and so many highlights, both well-visited and off-the-beaten-path, Vietnam offers a combination of history, culture, oh-so-yummy food, incredible nature, unique activities and so much more… the kind of combination that few countries can offer.

Get ready to spend a night out in gorgeous Halong Bay, participate in awesome food tours, visit tribal villages in the mountainous north, wander around stunning Hoi An, take a unique cooking class, witness ancient imperial cities and interact with locals everywhere you go.

This is your chance to enjoy so many of the amazing experiences that this beautiful country has to offer!

Tour itinerary
Day 1 - 2: Hanoi
Day 3 - 4: Bac Ha
Day 5: Bac Ha / Hanoi
Day 6 - 7: Halong Bay
Day 8: Hue
Day 9: Hue / Hoi An
Day 10 - 11: Hoi An
Day 12 - 13: Ho Chi Minh City
Day 14: Departure day
Tour Highlights
Local experiences
Quaint towns
Local people

What other travelers say

I enjoyed myself immensely and am looking forward to the next one. I have done three Wandering Earl tours so far, two led by Sakai. Sakai has an improbable collection of skill sets and knowledge that makes him an ideal tour leader. He speaks more languages than I can count on both hands, including Thai, Khmer, Arabic and I don’t know what all. His knowledge also runs to the more practical side of things, such as: which taxi cabs are least likely to rip you off in Hanoi, Vietnam (the green and white ‘Mai Lin’ taxis), what is the best 1940s bar in Siem Reap, Cambodia (Ms. Wong’s on Pub Street) and which leach protectors you should wear when tramping through the jungle. Anything he doesn’t know, he knows how to find out.
Gordon H. (USA)
Our trip exceeded our expectations on almost all levels. We were instantly comfortable as Sakai instantly put us under his fun and knowledgable wings and the adventure began… One of the most amazing parts of the trip was each destination had such different nuances and joys to be witnessed. We soaked in each of these and left each destination with sadness that we didn’t have more time to explore and immerse a bit further. The trip was planned perfectly as each new place seemed to more familiar and more fascinating. A South/North trip was definitely the way to see Vietnam. We have been forever changed by this trip and sincerely thank you for making it easy and a reality for us. We learned so much and have a love for Southeast Asia that I fear will not be extinguished.
Katie L. (USA)
We’ve never done a tour because we essentially don’t really consider ourselves the kind of travelers that like tours. However, reading your blog and knowing that the group will be small, we went, and haven’t regretted the decision one minute. The things I’d hate about tours (and actually observed in a hotel with another tour group), is the sense of being herded and hustled. I do realize there’s a schedule to keep but beyond that, I loved the sense of freedom we had to do our own thing if we chose. There was no stigma to going off alone or choosing not to share in an activity. Loved that. We also realized that we would never have done all the things we did on our own, so the tour was well worth it.
Tina and Ron O. (USA)
The Tour
May 13
May 26
2/10 Spots booked

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Tour Details

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One of our wonderful Wandering Earl Tours guides will accompany you throughout this entire trip! All of our guides are incredibly experienced, knowledgeable and focused on ensuring every tour participant gets the most out of their trip. Of course, we use local guides in every destination as well. With this combination, you'll always be in excellent hands as you interact with and learn from some of the coolest travelers and locals we know!

Physical Level: Medium 

Physical Level: Medium

While the tour itself is not very strenuous, please note that it can involve the following: somewhat long days, a good amount of walking, being in the sun in potentially hot temperatures, long journeys, early morning wake-ups and other similar scenarios.
Small Group (10 or less) 
Included in the tour cost: 
  • Small group (max 10 participants)
  • All accommodation (13 nights – 3* hotels and guesthouses, local homestays)
  • Transportation in Vietnam (vans, train, internal flight)
  • All activities, workshops, lessons mentioned
  • All entrance fees for sights visited
  • Local guides in each destination
  • Breakfast every day, 8 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Bottled water throughout the trip
  • All airport transfers
What's not included: 
  • Flights to/from Vietnam
  • Meals and activities not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Gratuities

Prices are based on twin-share. Solo travelers of the same sex will be placed together in a room with two beds. We will be using budget to mid-range guesthouses/hotels of good quality that offer comfortable facilities. (If you wish to have your own room, the single supplement cost is $590 USD.)

Questions? Comments?
If you have any questions or concerns about this tour, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help in any way we can.

Subject to change – All itineraries are subject to change due to unforeseen situations.