Be as spontaneous as you like on this barebones itinerary allowing you to experience Vietnam at your own pace travelling via train.

Destination Vietnam
Cities & Locations Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Hoi An, Hanoi
Departure Location Hotel, Hanoi
Duration 10 Days / 9 Nights

Tour Schedule

Tour Dates Departs Daily


Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City where you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Spend the day at leisure. You may like to add on an Active Asia tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels or self-explore the city.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Overnight Train (B)

Upon check out from your hotel, spend the day at leisure to further explore or stock up on bottled water and snacks for your train journey this evening. You will be met at your hotel for a transfer to Ho Chi Minh City Railway Station for an overnight train to Danang.

Day 4: Danang - Hoi An

Upon arrival at Danang Railway Station, you will be transferred to your Hoi An hotel. The remainder of the day is spent at leisure.

Day 5: Hoi An (B)

Spend the day at leisure. This charming town is a great place for tailor made clothes and souvenirs. Hoi An also boasts an excellent beach, lush countryside surroundings, is close to My Son Holy Land and features several local cooking class restaurants. Ask Active Asia about sightseeing tours on offer.

Day 6: Hoi An (B)

Spend the day at leisure.

Day 7: Danang - Overnight Train (B)

After an early breakfast, transfer to Danang Railway Station for a train journey to Hanoi. See rural Vietnam by day as you travel north. Spend the night on board the train.

Day 8: Hanoi

On arrival in Hanoi, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 9: Hanoi (B)

Spend the day at leisure. Early mornings and evenings around Hoan Kiem Lake offer a great opportunity to people watch. The Water Puppet Theatre located across from the lake is a fun showcase of traditional entertainment from the rural sector and is well worth a visit.

Day 10: Hanoi (B)

Today, tour arrangements end upon check out from your hotel.

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Ho Chi Minh City

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