Vietnam - Evolution

Vietnam Trip: 12 Days

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A Feast for the Senses

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Experience the best Vietnam has to offer in an incredible twelve 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.

We kick things off in the capital city of Hanoi where we'll take a day to explore this bustling city and check out some of the cultural sites. After a day of getting settled we are off to Halong Bay to cruise around in a traditional Chinese junk ship where we'll spend the night so we can watch the sunrise and sunset from the water.  

Then we will hop down south to take in the wonderful countryside of Phong Nha. This place is full of natural wonders including some of the largest caver: 2021's list of dates has not been confirmed. Join our newsletter list to find out when they are!


  • 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. :)

    We have one day here where 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 hop on a flight down to Dong Hoi.

  • Day 4-7   (Phong Nha)

    From the airport 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 8   (Hué)

    We will check out at 10 a.m. and depart for Hué. We will stop at the Vinh Moc Tunnels about halfway for some war history and arrive in Hué early in the evening. We mainly stay here as a jumping off point for the next day's adventure.

    Get ready for the ride of your life: the Free & Easy Rider motorcycle adventure! We will form a huge convoy of large motorbikes driven by experienced local drivers and see the best that Vietnam has to offer on our way to Hoi An.

  • Day 9-12   (Hoi An)

    Arrive off your motorbike ride in Hoi An just as the sun is about to set in which is sure to be one of the most charming and enjoyable cities you'll ever visit.

    Hoi An is not only one of the best places to purchase tailor-made clothes but also the cheapest, the beaches are also nearby, and this is your best chance on the trip to try scuba-diving.

    Da Nang international airport is just 45 minutes away so departures from Hoi An are a breeze.  Want to continue traveling?  Check out our custom trip designs made for this very situation!

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 12
    • 2-day Halong Bay tour (overnight stay on traditional Chinese junk boat)
    • All meals on the Halong Bay boat trip
    • Kayaking in Halong Bay
    • National Park tour in Phong Nha to Worlds largest cave complex
    • Swimming in Tra Ang Cave in a 415 million year old rainforest
    • Free and Easy Rider motorcycle day trip along the Hai Van Pass (incl entrance to Elephant Springs)
    • Entrance to Hoi An old city Unesco world heritage site
    • 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 12

    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.

  • Transportation: Vietnam 12

    All transport - This trip will find us taking private AC vans, trains, motorbikes and public transport

  • Leaders: Vietnam 12

    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 12
    • Scuba Diving
    • Cooking class
    • Snorkel trip
    • Hanoi bar crawl
    • Water puppet show
    • Stand up Paddle Boarding tour
    • Yoga 
    • Massages 
    • Mai Son Temple tour (Hoi An)

    And so much more! If you're interested in something that isn't on the list just ask us, if it's possible we will find you some options. We are here to 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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