• Visit the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, China Beach and the Hanoi Hilton
• Discover My Son (UNESCO) and ancient Cham temples
• Explore the Mekong Delta by boat
• Visit the Phong Nha Cave (UNESCO)
• Explore the old capital of Hue (UNESCO) and stunning Hoi An (UNESCO)
• 3d/2nt boat trip on spectacular Halong Bay
• 21 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), finish in Hanoi
• 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 Saigon (Ho Chi Minh). Explore the famous Cu Chi tunnel complex and the Mekong Delta, where we enjoy a riverboat trip on the Tein River. We drive 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.
Traveling north to Hoi An, we explore this restored open-air museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site. In My Son, we learn about the Cham people, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After stopping at China Beach, we travel over the spectacular Hai Van Pass to Hue, the former ancient capital modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing. While exploring Hue, we use cyclos (bicycle taxis) to visit the Citadel, Vietnam's Forbidden City and the local Dong Bay market. Continuing north, we visit the first national park in Vietnam, Cuc Phuong before driving to Moon Garden, a unique and traditional oasis of Vietnamese temples & rural village life.
Enjoy the sites of Hanoi, amidst shaded streets, French colonial architecture and the surrounding lakes of the downtown core. In Halong Bay, enjoy 3d/2n aboard our comfortable barge navigating the turquoise waters amid spectacular, cliff-faced islands, enjoying incredible seafood feasts before returning to Hanoi for our farewell dinner.
has guaranteed departures
Comfortable hotel/lodges with private bathrooms. Features 2 nights on a boat on Halong Bay.
Some long drives and travel on traditional boats.
Arrive in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh)
Cu Chi Tunnels, Saigon Sights
Floating Market, return to Saigon
Scenic drive to Dalat
Fly to Danang, To Hoi An
Hoi An (UNESCO) - by foot and by boat
My Son (UNESCO), Cham Towers
To Hue via China Beach, Perfume River Tombs by boat, Thien Mu Pagoda by cyclo
Ancient Capital of Hue
To DMZ, Hien Luong Bridge, Vinh Moc underground villiage
To Cuc Phuong via Ho Chi Minh Road
Cuc Phuong N.P, to Moon Garden
Moon Garden, Traditional Vietnamese Temples & Village Life
Hanoi Sites, Old Quarter by cyclo
To Halong Bay - 3d/2n Boat Journey
The Turquoise Waters and Limestone Islands of Halong Bay
Halong Bay, To Hanoi (Farewell Dinner)