From Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi, experience authentic Vietnam on this 15-day tour. See how the locals live on on the Mekong Delta, get your beach on in Tuy Hoa and discover history and yum yums galore in Hoi An and Hue. Drift the emerald waters around Cat Ba Island by boat and go for a snoop through any of Hanoi's many markets. This is the make-em-jealous, full-on, once-in-a-lifetime trip up the coast of Vietnam you've been waiting for. Ready, set, pagoda.

Highlights

There's nothing quite like getting to see what local life is like by staying in a guesthouse on the Mekong Delta. You'll be feasting and gossiping with the locals in no time

Where better to enjoy loads of free time than in the coastal city of Tuy Hoa, which features irresistible beaches and crazy-good snorkelling

Get your bike on (get on a bike) in pretty Hoi An, the best way to see the town and surrounding countryside. Also, the food here? Completely delicious 

Hue is a historical city with a lot of pizazz. Wander around a citadel-within-a-citadel and dare to gaze upon the Forbidden Purple City (it's not forbidden just to LOOK)

It's taken 400 million years for Phong Nha to look this good, so you'd better take advantage – explore a spectacular scene of caves, underground rivers, and caverns big enough to sail into

Limestone karsts, blue-green waters, mysterious caves and super ancient jungle - Cat Ba Island feels a lot like paradise.

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