Encounter Vietnam’s breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people on this comprehensive 15-day small group journey. Get acquainted with French-accented Hanoi during a three-night stay, touring historic sites and sampling local cuisine. On a full-day Ha Long Bay excursion, explore this stunning waterscape by boat. Spending three nights in a beachfront hotel in Da Nang, tour the acclaimed Cham Museum and Hoi An’s charming Old Town, a UNESCO site. Enjoy a cooking lesson and see a farming settlement’s daily life. In Hue, explore the vast Imperial Citadel, take a cyclo ride, and cruise on the Perfume River. Then experience river life with two nights in the storied Mekong Delta, journeying by boat to a floating market and exploring by sampan. A three-night stay in vibrant Saigon with touring and independent exploration concludes the journey. Discover Angkor Wat’s amazing temples and Phnom Penh with an optional 5-day/3-night post-tour extension.
*Greater Flexibility: Your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days prior to departure!
Hanoi, Da Nan, Hue, Can Tho, Ho Chi Minh
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.
- 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