More Info | What’s a ‘Classic’ tour?
Go everywhere. Meet everyone. Do everything.
Looking for that sweet spot between independent backpacking and organized group tours?
Congratulations; you found it.
Classic tours combine the support and security of group travel, unbeatable variety,
and the flexibility to go off-script when fate says,
“Hey, let’s do this.”
Small-group travel done differently (and right)
Make your trip your own
We can adjust the itinerary on-the-fly to pursue those you-really-had-to-be-there moments.
No departure is alike, and that’s just how we like it.
Strangers today, friends tomorrow
Small-group travel has benefits going solo doesn’t:
camaraderie, insider access, logistical support, and an instant posse of travelling companions.
Every tour delivers an unbeatable mix of highlights, uncommon experiences,
cultural contact, and active experiences. Come with an open mind.
We’ll fill it up.
Always in good company
When you travel by yourself, you see things one way.
When you travel as part of a group, everything looks different.
Our group featured travellers of different ages, backgrounds, and nationalities; strangers who,
by the end of the trip, had become lifelong friends.
A little bit of everything (and a whole lot more)
The quintessential Friends Travel Vietnam experience,
Classic tours deliver the perfect balance of must-see highlights,
cultural exchange, insider access,
unbeatable value, and the kind of spontaneous,
you-really-had-to-be-there moments that make your trip memorable.
Why Classic with Friends Travel Vietnam?
What’s a ‘Classic’ tour?
Friends Travel Vietnam, Classic trips provide meaningful small-group travel experiences to curious travellers eager to interact with Vietnamese locals as it truly is. Each one has been specifically designed to deliver an excellent balance of must-see travel highlights, spontaneous situations, insider access and under-the-radar encounters with local people and their culture you just can’t get by travelling on your own.
We pick accommodations that reflect the character of the places you visit whenever possible. This could mean a handpicked downtown hotel one night, a unique homestay or cruising around.
Freedom & independence
Curious to explore that cool market down the road or want to grab a table at that cozy café we just passed? Yeah, we can do that. We include the must-see highlights on most every trip, freeing up the rest of your time for exploring freely.
Getting around like the locals do – ie buses, taxis, commuter trains, etc – keeps your trip price low and your cultural contact high. (And depending on where you are, "local transport" includes elephants, horses, and rickshaws.
We include some meals in the price of your trip and leave others wide open for you to discover the local fare on your own in deference to taste and budget (and your local guide is fully equipped with loads of ideas for everywhere you go).
Our groups average about 12 travellers per departure, often a mix of solo travellers, friends travelling together and couples, all of varying ages and from all over the world. Come prepared to make plenty of new best friends.
Skilled Local Guides
Each trip is led by an expert Local Guide responsible for enriching your journey, offering local insight, pursuing great experiences as they happen and adding a unique personal perspective to the adventure.