Vietnam Walking Tours
Watch the sun rise in Hoi An and the sun set in the Forbidden City. In between, take a truly marvelous stroll through one of the most beautiful places anywhere. Quiet tree-lined country paths lead us to incredible beaches, banana plantations, thriving local markets and the occasional imperial tomb. Mealtimes present us with beef in lalot leaves, pho galore and private cooking classes. Bedtime comes swiftly after a dip in the pool or a relaxing treatment at a world-class spa. Vietnam spoils us.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Our friends on the ground are there to set you up with insider access and expert tips—then disappear when you’d prefer to be on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
9 Days / 8 Nights
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Day by Day
Having explored Hanoi by cyclo, we head south for our first walk on the outskirts of Hue. Relax this evening over dinner in the hotel.
Board our private riverboat and cruise up the Perfume River to the tomb of Minh Mang. Dine tonight with Royal descendants.
Explore Hué, the Imperial Forbidden City before heading onto Hoi An to visit the historic shops and markets that dominate this town, and stop to get measured up for some tailor-made clothes.
Walk a great trail that leads us past rice paddies, small villages, and plenty of cheerful kids. Take your turn in the kitchen with a fun cooking lesson, riverside.
Arrive in Nha Trang and walk past emerald rice paddies and the Cai River. Sip Champagne from the privacy of your boat-access-only beach villa as you take in an unforgettable sunset.
Indulge in luxury at the Six Senses Spa (this is a vacation, remember). Stretch those legs with an optional challenging hike through jungle with some climbs.
Enjoy lunch today with a local friend in rural Nha Trang, before heading on to Ho Chi Minh City. Take to the streets tonight and choose from one of the city's many excellent restaurants.
Take a private speedboat along the Saigon River. Visit the Cu Chi tunnels and then enjoy a rambling walk through luscious countryside, then back for cocktails and a final night party.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel and tam biêt in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. Or continue your exploration of the region with our Cambodia Post-Trip.
The Pilgrimage Village, Hue
The luxurious and relaxing Pilgrimage Village is located in the peaceful countryside just 4 km (2 mi.) from the centre of Hué. You’ll come to appreciate this after learning that the only thing the Vietnamese love more than waking up early is honking the horns on their mopeds! The rooms are simple but comfortable, personal, and stylish, and guests will find every need is cared for. View hotel website »
Anantara Hoi An Resort, Quang Nam Province
Located along the scenic Thu Bon River, Anantara Hoi An Resort is only a short stroll from the colourful and bustling Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Touches of French, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese cultures make up the distinct ambience and atmosphere in the resort and guests are offered luxurious spa treatments and breathtaking tropical gardens. View hotel website »
Six Senses Hideaway, Ninh Van Bay
This remarkable boutique hotel has undoubtedly raised the standard of luxury resorts throughout the country. Accessible only by water, the hotel’s 58 private villas, each with a private plunge pool, sit on dramatic Ninh Van Bay, with its impressive rock formations overlooking the impressive East Vietnam Sea, pristine white sand beach and towering mountains behind. View hotel website »
Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
The luxurious new Park Hyatt Saigon is conveniently located at Lam Son Square near the elegant Opera House in bustling central Ho Chi Minh City. The Hyatt’s luxurious Xuan Spa offers a large outdoor swimming pool nestled in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden, relaxing and therapeutic massages with seven private treatment rooms and a well-equipped fitness studio.
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Our daily walks average 6-16 km (4-10 mi.) over easy terrain, with the exception of Ninh Van Bay, where we will encounter some hills and uneven terrain.
Walking Sticks &
Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.
- All accommodation
- All breakfasts, eight lunches and six dinners, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support vehicle
- Use of two lightweight walking sticks
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off, including van support, coach transfers and internal flights
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
At Your Service
We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
“As we walked, our most memorable moments were those that involved interaction with the people we encountered. My husband, a teacher, was thrilled to interact with school children, and we were invited to share a beer in one house and look at the bonsai garden in another! The guides on the trip were knowledgeable and forthcoming, and the occasional surprises were a blast! There was little more you could ask for from B&R.”
— Diana Jacobs,
Vietnam Walking 2012
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