What's included

  • 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • 13 night's based on sharing twin rooms 13 night's based on sharing twin rooms
  • All activities with local Flash Pack guides & driver throughout the tour All activities with local Flash Pack guides & driver throughout the tour
  • Max 14 Max 14
  • 3 domestic flights to Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh & Siem Reap 3 domestic flights to Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh & Siem Reap
  • private minibus, 2 overnight trains to Sapa & Hanoi, Indochina junk boat, kayaks & airport pickup no matter what time you arrive! private minibus, 2 overnight trains to Sapa & Hanoi, Indochina junk boat, kayaks & airport pickup no matter what time you arrive!

Here at the Flash Pack we don’t do things by halves. If you’re going to visit the iconic temple of Angkor Wat, why not admire it at sunrise AND sunset? If you’re going to journey to the beautiful layered valleys of Sapa, why not travel in style aboard a first class train? And if you’re gazing at the emerald waters of Halong Bay, why not kayak through its limestone caves and stay the night on a traditional junk boat? This epic fortnight is full of blissful beaches, fascinating history and some of the best food on the planet (also some of the world’s craziest traffic but what’s a bit of rickshaw-dodging among friends?) From the calm to the chaos, trust us when we say you’ll never want to return home.

  • Soak up the exotic flavours and hypnotic aromas on a Hanoi street food tour
  • Traverse the rice paddies and bamboo forests of Sapa’s emerald-green valleys with the indigenous people
  • Kayak through limestone caves and float in the tranquil waters of Halong Bay
  • Spend a night aboard a traditional junk boat
  • Learn the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine in a cooking class
  • Explore the narrow streets of Hoi An’s Old Town and have your own clothes tailored
  • Marvel at vintage French architecture and ancient pagodas in Ho Chi Minh
  • See that famous sunrise over Angkor Wat

Itinerary

Day 1: Hello hectic Hanoi!

Xin chao! Welcome to Vietnam. We’ll whisk you away from the airport by private transport straight to your boutique hotel where you can calm the jet-lag beast and rest well – there’s a fortnight of adventure awaiting us. Your trip begins in the bustling capital of Hanoi, where tiny temples and colourful markets nestle amongst centuries-old French and Chinese inspired architecture. We’ll kick things off late afternoon with a tour of some of the city’s best local markets, where you’ll get to eat like the locals and sample mouth-watering food on our street food tour of Hanoi. Winding your way through hidden alleyways, this will be your first chance to immerse yourself in the essence of Vietnamese culture. In the evening, bond with your fellow Flashpackers with a visit to Bia Hoi corner, aka ‘beer corner’!

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Meet your Flashpacking family for the next 14 days

Explore the local markets

Haggle for your veg

Sample the delicious local street food

Closely followed by beers

Beer Hoi in Hanoi

Day 2: From insane scooters to first class trains

Our first full day in Vietnam starts with a tour of the Old Quarter after breakfast. We’ll spend the morning navigating the hustle and bustle of the narrow streets, and if you thought rush hour was bad where you live then prepare for the craziest scooter traffic on the globe. Constant honking and whole families squeezed on one scooter will weave past, but this is all part of the culture here as we visit Hanoi’s most popular sights. Between admiring the Temple of Literature and One Pillar Pagoda, be sure to prepare for the overnight train journey to Sapa by stocking up on snacks, drinks and playing cards. At about 8pm you’ll be transferred to the station for your First Class overnight train journey just like you’ve seen in the movies. Red wine optional, but highly recommended!

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Learn to cross the road with confidence!

See the city on two wheels

Sample an egg coffee

Hop on the stylish sleeper train to Sapa

Sapa overnight train

Take plenty of alcohol and playing cards!

Day 3: Breathe in that country air on a Sapa hike

Having waved goodbye to the electric chaos of Hanoi the night before, you’ll wake this morning to the lush, green valleys of Sapa. In this gorgeous pocket of north-west Vietnam, you’ll find yourself in a mountainous world with clean country air and rainbow-clad locals. Take your time as we hike in Sapa & explore shimmering rice paddies, bamboo forests and waterfalls, before enjoying a home-made lunch courtesy of a local Giay families. After checking into your hotel in Sapa Town, we’ll meet for a relaxing dinner at a nearby restaurant on the scenic hillside.

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Get your hiking boots on for hiking in Sapa

The stunning hills of Sapa

Hiking Sapa in Vietnam

Trek with a local guide in Sapa

Spend the day trekking through the rice paddies

Meet the local Hmong people along the way

Flashpacker reviews

Best holiday, amazing places, very well organised, beautiful hotels, friendly staff, couldn't ask for more. Perfect. Will be booking another trip soon.

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Great customer service from Marie all throughout booking and ahead of trip. Friendly, helpful and quickly answered answered any questions i had

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Truly enjoyed the trip which was organized smoothly and was operated very well by two great tour guides for Vietnam and Cambodia. Especially Cambodia impressed…

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