• Overnight boat trip on Halong Bay
• Explore Cuc Phuong National Park
• Visit the Phong Nha Cave - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• See China Beach and the Hanoi Hilton
• Discover My Son World Heritage Site
• Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta
• 21 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start in Hanoi, finish in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
• All meals included
• Includes 1 internal flight
• Activity Level: 2
Rice paddies tended by farmers in conical hats, a two-thousand-mile coastline with sandy beaches and mountains covered in the vibrant greens of lush tropical vegetation. Welcome to Vietnam, one of Southeast Asia's most beautiful countries.
We begin in Hanoi, amidst shaded streets, French colonial architecture and the surrounding lakes of the downtown core. At Halong Bay, we travel on turquoise waters amid spectacular, cliff-faced islands and warm water. We spend the night on the bay and enjoy incredible seafood feasts before returning to Hanoi for a famous water-puppet show.
Heading south, we visit the first national park in Vietnam, Cuc Phuong. We explore Hue, the former ancient capital modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. We visit the Citadel, Vietnam's Forbidden City and the local Dong Bay market. Traveling over the spectacular Hai Van Pass, we stop at China Beach before arriving in Hoi An. In Hoi An, a restored open-air museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site, we savor the international character of the region's history.
We learn about the Cham people at My Son, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before flying south to Dalat, known as the "City of Flowers". Visit a silkworm workshop and see Dalat's "Crazy House", the former palace of the emperor Bao Dai. Explore the famous Cu Chi tunnel complex and the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a riverboat trip on the Tein River.
Our adventure concludes in the bustling city of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).
has guaranteed departures
Comfortable hotel/lodges with private bathrooms. Features 1 night on a boat on Halong Bay.
Some long drives and travel on traditional boats.
Hanoi City Tour by Cyclo
Halong Bay, Return to Hanoi
Traditional Village Visit
Cuc Phuong National Park
To Ha Tinh Along the Ho Chi Minh Trail
Dong Hoi to Hue via Hien Luong & Thach Han Bridges (The DMZ)
Hai Van Pass, China Beach and Hoi An Sightseeing
My Son World Heritage Site
Hoi An Boat Trip, Vietnamese Cooking Demonstration
Dalat City Sights
Scenic Drive to Saigon
Saigon, Cu Chi Tunnels
Cai Be, Tien Riverboat Trip, Mekong Delta
Return to Saigon, Floating Market
Saigon City Sites
Depart Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)