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. 

  • Trip Itinerary

    Day 1. Depart U.S./Canada for Hanoi, Vietnam
    Day 2. Arrive Hanoi
    Day 3. Hanoi
    Day 4. Hanoi/Ha Long Bay
    Day 5. Hanoi/Da Nang
    Day 6. Da Nang/Hoi An
    Day 7. Da Nang
    Day 8Da Nang/Hue
    Day 9Hue
    Day 10Hue/Saigon/Can Tho
    Day 11. Can Tho/Mekong Delta
    Day 12Mekong Delta/Saigon
    Day 13Saigon
    Day 14. Saigon
    Day 15. Depart for U.S./Canada

  • Trip Highlights

    • Tour the historic sites of Hanoi, including the infamous Hoa Lo prison, also known as the "Hanoi Hilton" during the Vietnam War.
    • Enjoy a full day excursion to Ha Long Bay, sprinkled with 3,000 islands and islets.
    • Visit acclaimed Cham Museum with artifacts from 7th to 15th century.
    • Meander through Hoi An's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 
    • Try out your culinary skills during a cooking lesson in Hoi An.
    • Walking tour of a farming settlement in Da Nang.
    • Explore the Imperial Citadel in the city of Hue, which houses the Forbidden Purple City complex where emperors lived with their families.
    • Journey by boat to a floating market on the Mekong's lower reaches at Cai Rang.
    • In Saigon, visit the former Presidential Palace, which served as the South Vietnamese government's wartime headquarters.