10 or 13 days
Hanoi, Ha Long, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hô Chi Minh City, extension to Mui Ne

Discover Vietnam on an immersive journey through culture, history, and the natural world—it’s more than just a section in a history book

From the scents of lemongrass and cinnamon that cascade from Hô Chi Minh market stalls to the sweeping views of Ha Long Bay’s lush limestone cliffs, this Southeast Asian country will dazzle your senses and introduce you to a world unlike so many other places on Earth. You’ll also explore Dà Nang’s massive caves, paddle in bamboo-basket boats in Hôi An, and slurp on the country’s famous noodle soup in Hanoi.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Vietnam

  • Day 2: Hanoi

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Hanoi

    Immerse yourself in Hanoi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Truc Bach Lake 
    • Hoang Hoa Tham Street 
    • Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Day 4: Hanoi | Ha Long

    Take a guided tour of Hanoi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Ho Chi Minh Museum and Mausoleum
    • Temple of Literature
    • One Pillar Pagoda


    Share a meal and discussion with a veteran of the Vietnam War  

  • Day 5: Ha Long | Da Nang | Hoi An

    Embark a junk boat (a traditional Chinese-style sailing ship) for a day-cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay

  • Day 6: Da Nang | Hoi An

    Discover local culture during a rural village excursion

    • Learn traditional fishing techniques
    • Assist with rice planting
    • Paddle on the river in authentic bamboo-basket boats

    Explore historical Hoi an

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Japanese Covered Bridge
    • Tamky House
    • Chua Ong Pagoda

    Visit the Pottery Museum 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Vietnamese cooking class

    Vietnamese cooking class

    Dive into the delicious flavors of several famous Vietnamese dinner dishes. Together with an expert local chef you'll chop, grate, crush, slice, roll and cook  ingredients into a delicious meal. Sit down to dinner to enjoy our efforts. Your chef will introduce you to the local ingredients, take you through the preparation, and explain the Hoi An style of cooking.

  • Day 7: Hoi An | Hô Chi Minh City

    Enjoy a full day to explore Hoi An at your leisure

  • Day 8: Hô Chi Minh City

    Learn about guerrilla fighting tactics during a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels 

    Visit the War Remnants Museum

  • Day 9: Hô Chi Minh City

    Take a guided excursion to the Mekong Delta. Visit local workshops 

    Boat Cruise on the Ham Luong River 

    Peddle through local villages on a local trishaw cycle tour 

    Dinner on Nguyen Hue Street

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 10: Hô Chi Minh City | Mui Ne

    Relax and enjoy some free time on the beach 

  • Day 11: Mui Ne

    Take an early morning beach walk. Observe local fisherman hauling catches ashore 

    Take a national park guided excursion 

    • Red Sand Dunes
    • Ferry Stream

    Relax and enjoy some free time on the beach 

  • Day 12: Mui Ne | Hô Chi Minh City

    Visit the Poshanu Towers

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Performing arts show at the Saigon Opera House

    Performing arts show at the Saigon Opera House

    Attend an evening show at the French colonial-era Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon Opera House . The 60-minute production depicts the transformation of modern Vietnamese society. Using acrobats, contemporary dancers, jugglers and martial arts experts, the performance is accompanied by an ensemble of instruments, some of which are rare these days and played only by a handful of musicians. Essential viewing for anyone with an interest in performing arts. 

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Vietnam

  • Day 2: Hanoi

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Hanoi

    Immerse yourself in Hanoi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Truc Bach Lake 
    • Hoang Hoa Tham Street 
    • Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Day 4: Hanoi | Ha Long

    Take a guided tour of Hanoi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Ho Chi Minh Museum and Mausoleum
    • Temple of Literature
    • One Pillar Pagoda


    Share a meal and discussion with a veteran of the Vietnam War  

  • Day 5: Ha Long | Da Nang | Hoi An

    Embark a junk boat (a traditional Chinese-style sailing ship) for a day-cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay

  • Day 6: Da Nang | Hoi An

    Discover local culture during a rural village excursion

    • Learn traditional fishing techniques
    • Assist with rice planting
    • Paddle on the river in authentic bamboo-basket boats

    Explore historical Hoi an

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Japanese Covered Bridge
    • Tamky House
    • Chua Ong Pagoda

    Visit the Pottery Museum 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Vietnamese cooking class

    Vietnamese cooking class

    Dive into the delicious flavors of several famous Vietnamese dinner dishes. Together with an expert local chef you'll chop, grate, crush, slice, roll and cook  ingredients into a delicious meal. Sit down to dinner to enjoy our efforts. Your chef will introduce you to the local ingredients, take you through the preparation, and explain the Hoi An style of cooking.

  • Day 7: Hoi An | Hô Chi Minh City

    Enjoy a full day to explore Hoi An at your leisure

  • Day 8: Hô Chi Minh City

    Learn about guerrilla fighting tactics during a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels 

    Visit the War Remnants Museum

  • Day 9: Hô Chi Minh City

    Take a guided excursion to the Mekong Delta. Visit local workshops 

    Boat Cruise on the Ham Luong River 

    Peddle through local villages on a local trishaw cycle tour 

    Dinner on Nguyen Hue Street

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 10: Hô Chi Minh City | Mui Ne

    Relax and enjoy some free time on the beach 

  • Day 11: Mui Ne

    Take an early morning beach walk. Observe local fisherman hauling catches ashore 

    Take a national park guided excursion 

    • Red Sand Dunes
    • Ferry Stream

    Relax and enjoy some free time on the beach 

  • Day 12: Mui Ne | Hô Chi Minh City

    Visit the Poshanu Towers

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Performing arts show at the Saigon Opera House

    Performing arts show at the Saigon Opera House

    Attend an evening show at the French colonial-era Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon Opera House . The 60-minute production depicts the transformation of modern Vietnamese society. Using acrobats, contemporary dancers, jugglers and martial arts experts, the performance is accompanied by an ensemble of instruments, some of which are rare these days and played only by a handful of musicians. Essential viewing for anyone with an interest in performing arts. 

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (breakfast only during extension)

  • Entrances

    Pottery Museum • Cù Chi Tunnels • Hô Chi Minh Mausoleum • War Remnants Museum

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

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