North Vietnam

North Vietnam Trip: 10 Days

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Beauty Beyond Words

Experience the best Vietnam has to offer in an incredible 10 days. Take the time to slow down and enjoy the soft, white sand beaches, the untouched rural countryside, the delicious food and the awesome people.

With limestone cliffs jutting out of emerald waters, lush jungle all around, beaches that stretch on forever, and so much more, Vietnam is sure to blow your mind and become your new favourite destination.

 "Vietnam trip is a must. Perfect mix of chill days around a pool or Beach, and hiking up to huge caves! I'd give this trip and company 10 stars if I could." 

-Bryson, May 2019


  • Day 1-2   (Hanoi)

    A bustling yet beautiful city, Hanoi is the jewelled capital of Vietnam.  The history is rich here and the area we stay in has loads of places to fill our bellies with local food and our cups with local beer. :)

    The following days we will visit revolutionary museums, ancient pagodas, art shops, famous water-puppet shows, and more. With free time to visit Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum.

  • Day 3   (Halong Bay)

    Hop on a private bus to the seaside. Board our private Free & Easy Chinese junk-style ship equipped with a bar, large sun-deck, dining space, 2 person cabins with bathrooms, cooks, full crew, and music!

    Cruise the bay between 3000+ looming, limestone isles rising from the emerald waters. The scenery is a true masterpiece of nature. Sleep overnight on the boat.

    After returning from the night spent on Halong Bay we will take private minibus transfer to Hanoi to take a night train down south.

  • Day 4-8   (Phong Nha)

    From the train station we take a short 45-minute private minibus ride to the glorious Phong Nha.  We will spend the next three days soaking in the rural jungle landscape as we explore the caves, partake in some adrenaline-fuelled adventures, and take in the stunning views.  This place is always a surprise favourite on the trip!

  • Day 9-10   (Dong Hoi)

    It's a 45 minute minibus drive to this quiet coastal city with its long white sandy beaches. Enjoy the sunsets over the ocean from your accommodation: we stay a mere 50 meters from the beach!

    The water is great for SUP, chilling, and floating the day away. Spend your days visiting the sand dunes, enjoying the beach, or soaking in the joy of doing nothing in an truly amazing atmosphere.

Please note: The above itinerary is subject to change. A confirmed Free & Easy trip itinerary with exact routing will be provided at least 30 days prior to trip departure.

IMPORTANT: If you are doing a combo trip and booking your own flights, please contact us to confirm the start and end point of your trip.

What's included?

  • The Free & Easy Commitment

    We strive to ensure everyone who wants to travel has the opportunity to have the most epic experience ever. Free & Easy delivers awe-inspiring travel experiences and creates lifelong connections between incredible people + incredible places.

    See below for more details about what else is included in this amazing adventure.

  • Included Experiences: Vietnam 10 N
    • Free and Easy Rider motorcycle day trip along the Hai Van Pass (incl entrance to Elephant Springs)
    • 2-day Halong Bay tour (overnight stay on traditional Chinese junk boat)
    • National Park tour in Phong Nha to Worlds largest cave complex
    • Kayaking in Halong Bay
    • Swimming in Tra Ang Cave in a 415 Million year old Rainforest
    • Laughing Yoga session
    • FNEZ sponsored beach cleanup
    • All meals on the Halong Bay Boat Trip
    • All Free & Easy travelers will have access to our industry leading app to help manage your trip.  This provides pre-trip planning advice, itinerary management, activity suggestions for free time, maps, chat support and more!
  • Accommodation: Vietnam 10 N

    All accommodations - We send our trip planners to each of our destinations so they can do on-the-ground research. Checking for the best location, comfort, and vibe that we can get for our budget while also supporting local businesses.


    Click here for a photo album of samples of where we normally stay.*

    *things can change but this is the current set up for this trip and we aim for this standard if we have to make changes.

  • Transportation: Vietnam 10 N

    All transport - This trip will find us taking private A/C vans, train and private boat.

  • Leaders: Vietnam 10 N

    1-2 group leaders - Our staff is consistently ranked as the #1 reason that people loved their trips. We meet most of our leaders while traveling with them so we can see in person if they are fun yet responsible, cool yet down to earth, professional yet laid back. This creates that perfect mix which makes our "tours" feel like a group of friends.

  • Optional Experiences: Vietnam 10 N
    • Bar Hopping
    • Water Puppet Show
    • Stand up Paddle Boarding Tour
    • Bicycle Tour of Dong Hoi 
    • Yoga 
    • Massages 
    • And so much more! If you're interested in something that isn't on the list just ask us and if it's possible we will find you some options.  We are here to try and help you find your ideal trip!


  • Not Included
    • All meals and drinks (except those mentioned above)
    • Activities outside of the ones listed above (optional activities are not included)
    • Any Visa or Visa fees

    Find out how much spending money you will need here.

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