Journey back in time to this rich exotic land!
Vietnam is an incredibly beautiful country with a unique civilization and a highly cultured people. Perhaps most remarkable of all is to see that Vietnam's rich, ancient culture survived colonial rule and civil war virtually intact. From bustling Ho Chi Minh City (old Saigon), we fly to Da Nang, where we visit the famous French-built Cham Museum and China Beach. We’ll then explore the karst formations of the Marble Mountains and stroll in the well preserved 17th-century trading port of Hoi An, much of which looks just as it did 150 years ago. We continue our odyssey with a visit to Hue, the old imperial city on the banks of the Perfume River. We end our adventure in Hanoi, the up-and-coming capital of the new Vietnam, with its sycamore-lined boulevards and ambience of decaying colonial grandeur.
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Easy touring, cultural journey
- Discover Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, My Son, Hue and and Hanoi
- Learn about the rich culture and profound history of the land and its resilient people
- Experience everything from the peace of the Marble Mountains to the bustle of Hanoi
Duration: 8 days Start Location: Ho Chi Minh City End Location: HanoiDownload Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh City
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour.
Day 2 : Hoi An
Fly to Da Nang and visit the Cham Museum. Then drive to the beautiful karst formations of the Marble Mountains, then on to the port village of Hoi An, noted for its artist colony.
Day 3 : My Son
Drive westward into the sacred valley of Vietnam’s most spectacular historic and religious site, My Son. Afternoon return to Hoi An, where you'll have the remainder of the afternoon free.
Day 4 : Hue
Morning boat trip to visit the craft villages of Hoi An. After lunch we'll drive to the ancient imperial capital of Hue.
Day 5 : Hue
Morning visit to the royal tombs of Emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Afternoon boat trip to the Thien Mu pagoda and Ming Mahn tombs, finshing with a visit to the Citadel ruins.
Day 6 : Hanoi
Fly to Hanoi and tour this great city of nearly 3 million people on foot.
Day 7 : Hanoi
Continue touring Hanoi, with visits to Ho Chi Minh's tomb, the "Hanoi Hilton" prison, and the atmospheric Old Quarter.
Day 8 : Hanoi - Depart for Home
Transfer to airport for departure on homeward-bound flight, or on to your next adventure in Southeast Asia.
DATES: Best time to go: January - April, October - December Departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.
Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.
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