What is Vietnam Hop & How It Works

Vietnam Hop is all about discovering the REAL Vietnam through the eyes of a local. Our drivers and guides know the hidden gems, the stops between the stops that tourists would never find, and are also happy to share stories of what life is like in Vietnam along the way. An authentic local experience in a safe, flexible and fun way! Read more below about what Vietnam Hop is and how it works!

VN Hop offers 2 distinct travel options:

  1. Our Classic Hop On Hop Off Travel across Vietnam (this is explained in much further detail below)
  2. 1 or 2 Day City Trips - Ideal for those short on time. Click HERE to view our Day Trips

There are a few ways to travel within Vietnam:

  1. Planes (You will miss a LOT of stops not served by Airports, such as Huacachina, Paracas, Puno/Lake Titicaca and more). Note that if you are very short on time, a combination of planes and day trips by bus could work well.
  2. Local Public Buses (no central bus terminal, many companies with poor safety records, lack of helpful staff, no stops between the stops to see the hidden gems)
  3. Guided Tour Company (usually VERY expensive, no flexibility to choose what you want to do and when you want to do it, can’t stay anywhere longer. Fixed, rigid, and expensive)
  4. Vietnam Hop (Safe, Flexible and Fun giving an authentic local experience whilst meeting other like-minded travelers along the way)

How Vietnam Hop works for travel across Vietnam

We offer day trips for those who plan to fly - click here for info

  • Book 1 single bus pass that covers ALL bus journeys – no need to research bus tickets and routes!
  • Hop on the bus at your Start Destination: we pickup at your hotel/hostel, no taxis needed!
  • Get off the bus at any stop you like. We have stops at all the best towns, villages and hidden gems along the way based on our years of experience to ensure you can discover places not even in the guidebooks.
  • Use your unique login code to manage all your bus times and dates from your phone, or WhatsApp us whenever you want to get on the next bus. Buses operate every single day so you have complete flexibility and control over your experience.
  • Cover the route as quickly as you like or take as long as you like. Ask our onboard Vietnamese expert for any tips or advice along the way and listen to his/her stories about what life is like in Vietnam!
  • Meet fellow travelers on board from all over the world...many of our passengers make friends and end up traveling to various destinations together!
  • Vietnam Hop is 100% stress-free so you can truly enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime experience in Vietnam as a solo traveler, with your friends or with your family!


Want more details on how Vietnam Hop works?

Below is our simple guide to help you understand how our service works in 5 simple steps.


Choose a pass

Choose from our variety of passes, depending on where you want to start, where you want to go and how much time you have. Check our passes section for more information.


Plan your itinerary

Our passes are perfect for everyone, whether you want to squeeze it all into a few days or stay somewhere for a longer period of time.


Start your trip

Get picked up from your hotel or hostel and start your trip! At every destination, we will pick you up and drop you off wherever you are staying.


Hop-on & hop-off

You decide how long to stay at each stop. Stay one night or one month, it’s up to you! Your pass will be valid for one whole year. Simply log into your HOP LOGIN account and change your itinerary on the go.


Finish your trip

Finish your trip and visit our offices for info, feedback, exclusive discounts and more!

Book With Confidence

You are able to change your departure dates at no extra cost if you were to change your plans.

Find My Perfect Trip

We understand your needs!

And that’s why we created Vietnam Hop!

We GUARANTEE that Vietnam Hop is the only way to discover the REAL Vietnam, with our onboard guides happily sharing stories about how life was and is in Vietnam, as well as being able to assist and advise you with anything along your trip. Our drivers (now famous on Tripadvisor) are not only there to help you get around safely, but to help you see Vietnam through the eyes of a local.

Vietnam Hop is a proud local Vietnamese company employing local staff, and our aim is to ensure you have the best possible once-in-a-lifetime trip through this amazing country. We are always here to help and our onboard assistants are famous for their care and attention, while also leaving travelers enough space and freedom to explore at their own pace.

As we like to say: “Travel independently, but never alone.”