Backpacking Vietnam South

Travel the best of Vietnam and meet new friends! Check out everything included in the 12-day tour package below.

  • 13 Meals (Vegetarian Options)
  • All Trips and Excursions (over 15!)
  • All Accommodation
  • Airport Pick-Up & Drop-Off
  • All In-Country Transport
  • Free BT T-Shirt
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Full Tour Photo Album
  • No Hidden Charges
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa (Required)

Having done BTT in the past and having had the time of life there I honestly didn’t think BTV would be able to live up to my expectations. But it did in every way possible.

Kiera Devitt - 22nd July Tour

Backpacking Vietnam South

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  • Length 12 Days
  • Avg. Age 18-39
  • No. Of Activities 18
  • No. Of Meals 13
  • Avg. Group Size 14 - 20
  • Operator Backpacking Tours
  • Starting Point Hoi An
  • Ending Point Ho Chi Minh

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Tour Dates

12 Dec - 23 Dec 2022

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18 Feb - 1 Mar 2023

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26 Mar - 6 Apr 2023

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23 Apr - 4 May 2023

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2 Jul - 13 Jul 2023

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12 Dec - 23 Dec 2022

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18 Feb - 1 Mar 2023

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26 Mar - 6 Apr 2023

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23 Apr - 4 May 2023

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2 Jul - 13 Jul 2023

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Free Time in Hoi An

Explore the uniqueness of this ancient port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site… or just enjoy the white sands and warm waters at An Bang Beach. Bamboo raft rides are also a cultural experience not to be missed. Time to hit the brakes on the bus rides and enjoy five days experiencing the eclectic charm of The City of Lanterns - Hoi An's well-deserved nickname. Chilling out at the hotel pool is also an option! But free time is your time - we suggest, you decide.

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Airport Transfer
Day 2

Ricefield Cycle To An Bang Beach

Bike to the beach for some group bonding (and beach beverages). The quick, flat ride brings us through the vibrant city centre of Hoi An, through the rolling ricefields, to the sea. Catch some sun, rent a paddleboard, sample the local seafood, and enjoy Hoi An's most stunning beach. Not feeling beachtime? The tailor-made clothing is world-famous (and incredibly affordable) or you can just hang by the hotel pool.

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Bike Tour
Day 3

Live Like The Locals

Cycle through the ricefields to the organic farm for a day of unique cultural experiences with the farmers who call this home. Stop by a local farmer's market for an ingredient lesson, make rice paper from scratch, get in the garden alongside local farmers, and learn to make four mouth-watering Vietnamese dishes from scratch! And don't forget the well-deserved foot massage to finish off your day of adventure.

  • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Cycling, Work with Farmers, Cooking Lesson, Foot Massage
Day 4

Last Day In 'The City Of Lanterns'

Maybe it's time for that coconut basket boat ride? Or maybe not. We offer a list of activity options for you to choose from. If you'd prefer some you time, we suggest meandering through Ancient Town or back to the beach you go to work on that holiday tan. Then, away we go on the sleeper bus to Nha Trang later this evening.

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Room Type Sleeper Bus
  • Activities Included Free Time
Day 5

Beach Day In Nha Trang

Our hotel is just a few minutes walk from one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Post up there, kick back at the hotel pool, or enjoy the rooftop views and grab some sun before the Nha Trang nightlife heats up. Free time activity options include: a visit to Vinpearl Land Waterpark - Vietnam's answer to Disney World (kind of) or a visit to the mud baths for a full-day hyrdotherapy extravaganza.

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Nha Trang Beach
Day 6

Authentic Island-Hopping

Everyone loves a boat party, right? Snorkel Vietnam’s best reefs, eat like the locals, dive in from the top deck, stop by a meet the local fisherman, soak up some sun and get involved with the floating bar -- a true can’t miss experience. We stop off along the way at some secluded beaches and a full lunch is provided (included) aboard our private boat. Nha Trang is one of Vietnam's most tropical destinations and this day is spent exploring as much of that as possible.

  • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included 3 Island Boat Tour, Snorkeling
Day 7

Dalat Waterfalls & Alpine Coasters

From the weather to the architecture, Dalat is unlike any other place in Vietnam! This mid-highlands city is also one of the best spots to visit some of Vietnam’s most stunning waterfalls. The Alpine Coaster brings you to the bottom of the falls in an adrenaline-filled ride down the face of the mountain and the short hike afterward provides big scenic rewards. Then, to the buzzing night market to explore what the locals consider the most romantic city in all of Vietnam.

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Datanla Waterfall, Ride Alpine Coaster
Day 8

Seaside Beach Hostel

Morning bus from the lush highlands of Dalat to the bone-dry desert of Mui Ne! This Vietnam trip has it all. Chill out at our beachside resort and enjoy one of the last beach days on tour. Somewhere over the last three weeks and 1,700 kilometres of travelling, these complete strangers have become part of your new backpacker family. And you all deserve some rest and relaxation after all you've done. The beach is just a few steps from your door, the pool is first class, and the activity options are many.

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Room Type Beach Hostel
  • Activities Included Pool Time
Day 9

Sand Dunes Sunrise

Wake up for sunrise over Phan Thiet’s sprawling White Dunes - one of those surreal places on the Vietnam tour where the desert meets the sea. Take the short walk to the top of the dunes for the sunrise, sand sled the Red Dunes, visit the enchanting Fairy Stream (also known as the Little Grand Canyon), and stop by a local fishing village. Then you'll need to make the hard decisions: Post up poolside or head to the beach - or both? This is your final beach day on tour and there's no wrong answers here.

  • Room Type Beach Hostel
  • Activities Included White Dunes, Red Dunes, Fairy Stream, Fishing Village
Day 10

Bright Lights Of Saigon

Morning bus to the buzzing city of Saigon! Spend the day checking out the sights and enjoy a last remaining family dinner (always optional) before heading out into the city for a night out. The hotel is located in a bustling backpacker district where the neon nightlife and near-endless restaurants are never more than a few steps from the door. Expect dancing, singing, drinking, and more dancing on one of the last days together on this Vietnam trip with your crew of new lifelong mates.

  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Ho Chi Minh City
Day 11

Into The Cu Chi Tunnels!

Get down and wind through what was once the front battlelines during the Vietnam War. These tunnels were the base of operations for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. In all, there are over 250 kilometres of tunnels that honeycomb through the district of Cu Chi alone. Our expert guides explain everything there is to know about this most unlikely of hideouts. You can weave your way through the extensive tunnel system or even pay a small fee to try your aim with several firearms - even an AK47! Then a final family feast (included) and night out in Saigon.

  • Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner
  • Room Type Hotel
  • Activities Included Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 12

Not Goodbye! Until Next Time

Enjoy a final breakfast together and say your goodbyes and until-next-times before heading to the airport or further on in your travels. Airport drop off is included in the tour and available throughout the day. The tour has finished but your Vietnam adventure will stay with you for a lifetime!

  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Activities Included Airport Transfer

Tour Highlights

  • Hoi An Visit Local Farm
  • Visit An Bang Beach
  • Cooking Lesson - Hoi An
  • Rice Paper Making Class
  • Beach Days
  • Island Hopping
  • Snorkel In Nha Trang
  • Datanla Waterfalls
  • Alpine Coaster In Dalat
  • White Sand Dunes
  • The Fairy Stream
  • Sleeper Bus
  • Foot Massage
  • Visit Fishing Village
  • Saigon Walking Tour
  • Nha Trang Beach
  • Red Sand Dunes
  • Bamboo Basket Boat ride

Optional Extras

$56