Contiki Vietnam Highlights

From R27,440

Per person sharing


2 April 2024 - 24 December 2024

Travel outside of these dates may be subject to supplements and increases

9 Nights *Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Guided Tours

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Contiki is designed for travellers aged 18-35 years. Vietnam Highlights is the perfect way for a taste of Vietnam’s best in a short amount of time. Experience the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi, relax and soak up the rays on a beach in Nha Trang, hit Hoi An by bike & chill out in the amazing scenery of Hue. Later, sit back & discover the amazing limestone formations of Halong Bay aboard a traditional junk boat as you indulge in Vietnam’s coolest spots.


  • 9 Nights accommodation: 8 nights in Hotels, 1 night in Special Stay

  • Transport & included sightseeing

  • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Trip Manager & local English-speaking guides

  • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, & 1 dinners

  • 3 World heritage sites visited

  • View the Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office & Presidential Palace

  • Visit to the War Remnants Museum

  • Enjoy this seaside resort town known for its pristine beaches and turquoise waters

  • Visit Hoi An's UNESCO listed Old Quarter & Japanese covered bridge

  • See stunning scenery en route to Hue

  • Cyclo ride to Hue's Imperial Citadel

  • Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda and the Imperial Citadel

  • Visit the Temple of Literature

  • Overnight cruise in a traditional junk boat

  • Swim and explore the lagoon and coral

  • Discounts have been included in the price.
  • Excludes

  • Flights and taxes (Ask us - we can arrange this!)

  • Visas

  • Various departures throughout the year

  • Travel insurance (Highly recommended!)

  • Anything not mentioned

  • Contiki Only Gold Seal Protection @ R1250 per person
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city, formerly known as Saigon. This is one of Asia's most exhilarating cities, steeped in grand history and post-Vietnam war memories.

    This evening you'll meet your travel comrades and explore the Ben Thanh markets, offering the freshest traditional Bánh mì, Pho and Bia hơi. Oh yes, this is the right way to get the Vietnam party started.

    Vien Dong Hotel (or similar)

    DAY 2

    Ho Chi Minh City
    With some traditional R'n'R on our afternoon agenda, the morning can be used to put on our discovering boots. We'll dabble in history and religion before taking flight to a coastal town overlooking the South China Sea.

    Nha Trang
    Golden sand beaches, turquoise oceans, water sports galore - this is Nha Trang. This afternoon why not book in for a mineral mud bath and hot thermal spring experience before heading out to dinner with your crew. Ah, the good life.

    Vien Dong Hotel (or similar)

    DAY 3

    Nha Trang
    Good news - we're kicking it in Nha Trang for another night. Have a massage, sign up for the optional cruise, or just hang on the beach saving your energy for seaside bar fun as the sun sets.

    Vien Dong Hotel (or similar)

    DAY 4

    Nha Trang
    After a zippy flight north & a short coastal drive we find ourselves in a canal town overflowing with beauty and ancient history.

    Hoi An
    With Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and European influences, Hoi An has no shortage of charm and architectural interest. Bike riding through rice fields, roaming the old quarter & ordering custom made clothes at an artful tailor are just some of the activities that will colour our day. Tonight you can opt onto a Vietnamese cooking class, whipping up a storm of up to 4 traditional dishes.

    Acacia Hotel (or similar)

    DAY 5

    Hoi An
    A short drive from Hoi An are the famous Marble Mountains, a collection of 5 peaks that represent the 5 Elements in Vietnamese folk lore – metal, wood, earth, fire and water. Our local guide would be delighted to take us on a tour through the Thuy Son caves and grottos which are home to some of the most beautiful and intricate stone carvings in the area. The Marble Mountains were also the hiding place of the US Forces during the Vietnam Conflict and even a military hospital! Hear about the history while taking in panoramic views and later, kick back at An Bang Beach before heading back to Hoi An for more Free Time Addons.
    Van Loi Hotel (or similar)

    DAY 6

    Hoi An
    Though we'll have grown content with Hoi An life, this morning the show must go on. After all, the former imperial town of Hue has invited us over, and we'd be foolish to turn it down.

    Intricately decorated pavilions, lotus flower ponds, and colourful artworks mark our first sightseeing venture in Hue. Totally in awe of Tu Duc Mausoleum, we move on to the 7-story Thien Mu Pagoda & learn of the horrific history of the Hue Buddhist massacre as well as taking in a cyclo ride to see the city from a whole new angle.

    The Asia Hotel (or similar)

    DAY 7

    Today we fly out of Hue in the direction of Vietnam's time capsule capital. A trio of influences and filled with romance, 2-nights here will see us utterly smitten.

    With an epic fusion of French, Chinese & Vietnamese influence, you'll be nothing short of ecstatic as we check-in to our Hanoi hotel, right in the middle of the bustling Old Quarter. Our time will be spent weaving through a maze of 36 trading streets filled with colourful goods for sale, and unwinding in the walled gardens of the Temple of Literature. Later, we'll roam French-style boulevards and maybe dine on a nom ngo sen lotus-stem salad, dau chien ron fried tofu & a few bia hoi beers.

    Thien Thai Hotel Hanoi (or similar)

    DAY 8

    After a Hanoi history 101 lesson we move on to Halong Bay where a night on a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site awaits.

    Halong Bay
    A drive through stunning scenery will evoke plenty of 'oh wow's, but it only gets better as we board our home for the night, a Chinese-style junk boat in Halong Bay. Feel the serenity kicking in immediately as we drift the limestone island seas of the Gulf of Tonkin. We will pass hidden lagoons, thick forests & dreamy grottos, & stop to explore the Sung Sot Caves. A fresh seafood dinner and sunset at our docking spot will polish off a wonderful day packed with No Regrets moments and simply unforgettable experiences.

    Junk Boat Special Stay

    DAY 9

    Halong Bay
    Today will be all about the leisurely vibes as we wake up to breakfast and a grotto swim. Make the most of your time on the junk boat & kayak your way around Halong Bay - the views don't get much better than this.

    After heading back to Hanoi we find ourselves enjoying our final night together on tour. Save the choir of tears for tomorrow - this evening is all about making the most of your free time and staying positive. The quirky world-famous water puppet performance in Red River Delta makes for the perfect send off, should you fancy opting for something a bit different.

    Thien Thai Hotel Hanoi (or similar)

    DAY 10

    Enjoy one final breakfast with the squad this morning before the trip wraps up. Hug it out and make plans to reunite sometime soon - Latin America, perhaps?

  • Conditions and validities apply.

  • This offer is subject to availability

  • Prices may change due to seasonal and exchange rate fluctuations

  • Visas may be necessary and Insurance is essential

  • Accommodation is per person sharing, unless otherwise specified

  • Errors and omissions in this offer are excepted

  • Subject to IGO Travel's general Conditions of Business

  • Excludes high season/school holidays, block out dates may apply

  • Contiki is exclusively for 18 to 35 year olds.

  • Book and pay by 28 Feb 2020 in order to qualify for this discounted offer.

  • Why we like it

    Designed for under 35 year olds the Vietnam Highlights is the perfect way for a taste of Vietnam’s best in a short amount of time.