Vietnam from North to South

Vietnam, Discovery, 14 days - from $1,860 (land only)


The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

Sheet sleeping bag

Sleeping bag – 2 season (Nov to Feb departures only)**

Hiking boots or comfortable/sturdy walking shoes

Daypack 30 litres / 1800 cu in.

Training shoes /Sneakers or similar

Spare laces

Trekking trousers / pants

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants




Thermal baselayer shirts

Casual shirt and/or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater

Lightweight waterproof jacket

Travel clothes


Warm hat (Nov to Feb departures only)**

Thermal gloves (Nov to Feb departures only)**

Scarf or neck buff

Eyewear – Sunglasses

Ear Plugs (for use on overnight train journeys)

Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries

Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Water bottles 1 Litre (1 Quart) x2

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small towel

Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Immodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, antihistamine cream and tablets, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are a good idea.

The following items are optional:

Trekking poles

Camera, media, batteries

Shorts (should not be worn in temples etc)

Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

Cycling helmet***

*Mosquito nets are provided throughout the tour, including at the homestay accommodation.

**Please bring these items with you for departures from November through to February when temperatures are slightly cooler.

*** It may not be possible to provide cycling helmets for all of the short cycling sections of the itinerary. We recommend that you bring your own cycling helmet with you.

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