Vietnam Trip: 20 Days

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Traveling through Vietnam will give you the opportunity to experience a country that is both a natural wonderland and a mosaic of complex cultures rich with history. The beaches in Vietnam are arguably among the best in the world and the majority of them lie casually along the coastline with nothing on them but soft white-sand.

Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) north through the entire country to Hanoi* will allow you to see the full spectrum of life in Vietnam from locals farming rice in the highlands to students practicing English in the city parks.

On top of the beauty and culture, a generous exchange rate and ridiculously low prices also make Vietnam a great place to travel for those on a budget or a wicked place to go shopping for those who like getting all their clothes tailor-made!

*we will be running this trip in reverse sometimes.  Please check with us before booking any flights.

Just finishing the 20-Day Vietnam Cultural Paradise trip and it was the most amazing time! This trip includes some awesome adventures like visiting the war museum, beautiful caves, getting in some beach time, traveling around on a motorbike and of course seeing SunWorld (you gotta go. It's truly something else). I can't wait to book my next trip with FnEZ, the memories made on these trips will never be forgotten.

- Rebecca, May 2019


  • Day 1-2   (Hanoi)

    Group flight arrives late in the evening. Meet your group over drinks at the guesthouse.A bustling yet beautiful city, Hanoi is the jeweled capital of Vietnam.

    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 3-4   (Halong Bay)

    Take bus to Halong Bay. 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 over 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 the train station and board the night train South to Dong Hoi. *on this adventure all transportation is private except for the night train where the group's rooms will be located together.

  • Day 5-8   (Phong Nha)

    After getting off the night train we will take a short 45 min private minibus ride to Phong Nha. We will arrive in Phong Nha by 7 a.m. 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.

  • Day 9-10   (Dong Hoi)

    This quiet coastal city with white sandy beaches is not to be missed. Enjoy the scenery of this amazing sunset beach from your accommodation: we stay a mere 50 meters from the beach!

    The water is great for SUPs, chilling, and floating the day away. Spend your days visiting the sand dunes that are a short bicycle ride away from our guest house, enjoying the beach, or soaking in the joy of doing nothing!

  • Day 11   (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. Discoveries are endless in the ancient capital which was built around the Perfume River.

  • Day 12-15   (Hoi An)

    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.

    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.

  • Day 16-17   (Da Nang)

    We will check out at 9 a.m. and depart Hoi An for a quick minibus ride to My Khe Beach in Da Nang. Enjoy the scenery of this amazing sunrise beach from your accommodation: we stay a mere 50 meters from the beach!

    The water is great for SUPs, chilling, and floating the day away. Spend your days visiting the temple that is mere steps from our guest house, enjoying the beach, or soaking in the joy of doing nothing! Visit the now famous Golden Hands Bridge outside of Da Nang!

  • Day 18-20   (Ho Chi Minh City)

    Checkout in the morning and we'll take an early afternoon flight to Ho Chi Minh City. This bustling city formerly Saigon offers opportunities for last-minute shopping, endless hidden gems, and plenty of backpacker nightlife including karaoke. Perfect for the last nights before the group departs.

    Our hotel in Pham Ngu Lao is minutes away from War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market and all the Phở you could imagine. Free time to take a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels or explore the city. 

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 20
    • 8 epic destinations
    • Historical walking tour of Saigon (incl. War Museum entrance)
    • Cu Chi Tunnels tour (incl. Guide)
    • FNEZ sponsored beach cleanup
    • Entrance to Marble Mountain 
    • 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)
    • Kayaking in Halong Bay
    • Laughing Yoga session
    • National Park tour in Phong Nha to Worlds largest cave complex
    • Swimming in Tra Ang Cave in a 415 Million year old Rainforest
    • Entrance to Hoi An old city Unesco world heritage site
    • Authentic Vietnamese style Welcome Dinner
    • All meals on the 2-day Halong Bay tour
    • Lunch on Phong Nha National Park Day 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 20

    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 20

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

  • Leaders: Vietnam 20

    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 20
    • Scuba Diving
    • Cooking class
    • Snorkel trip
    • Hanoi Bar Crawl
    • Water Puppet Show
    • Stand up Paddle Boarding Tour
    • Bicycle Tour of Dong Hoi 
    • Yoga 
    • Massages 
    • Golden Hand Bridge and Amusement Park
    • 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 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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