“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 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!

  • TRIP ITINERARY

    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.

  • TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

    • 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