“Every detail of the tour was well conceived and executed”

Encounter Vietnam’s breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people on this comprehensive 17-day small group journey.  Get acquainted with French-accented Hanoi during a three-night stay.  On a full-day Ha Long Bay excursion, explore this stunning waterscape by boat.  Enjoy a relaxing three-night interlude at a Da Nang beachfront hotel, touring the acclaimed Cham Museum and visiting Hoi An’s charming Old Town, a UNESCO site.  A visit to a farming settlement reveals daily life, and a cooking lesson yields tasty rewards.  Explore ancient Hue’s Imperial Citadel by traditional cyclo, and cruise the Perfume River to peaceful Thien Mu Pagoda.  Spending two nights at a riverside Can Tho hotel, experience river life with a boat visit to Cai Rang’s floating market – a tour highlight; then explore the storied Mekong’s tributaries by sampan.  Finally, tour and independently explore vibrant Saigon.  Discover Angkor Wat’s amazing temples on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension. 

  • Trip Highlights

    Explore an extraordinary land and culture for 16 days

    • Stroll through the rich history of Hanoi, from thousand-year-old architecture to the modern Presidential Palace
    • Take a full-day excursion on breathtaking Ha Long Bay
    • Cruise the Perfume River to an iconic Buddhist monastery and the tomb of Emperor Minh Mang
    • Venture by boat into the lower reaches of the Mekong River, and shop the colorful floating market of Cai Rang
    • Board a sampan and get an up-close look at river life along the upper reaches of the storied Mekong
    • Go underground in Saigon and explore the immense network of tunnels constructed during the Vietnam War
    • Gain illuminating insights from our expected Tufts faculty host, who will lead a series of informative presentations and discussions
    • Extend the adventure with a three-day, two-night, post-program excursion to Cambodia and Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument
  • Itinerary

    Day 1-2 Depart U.S. for Hanoi
    Day 3-5 Hanoi
    Day 6-8 Da Nang
    Day 9-10 Hue
    Day 11-12 Can Tho (Mekong Delta)
    Day 13-15 Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
    Day 16 Ho Chi Minh City/Depart for U.S. (overnight flight)
    Day 17 Arrive U.S.