Your time in Vietnam can be spent experiencing the variety of cultures and lifestyles that have evolved throughout the history of the country. On this custom tailored tour you will find the beauty of Ha Long Bay’s natural landscape within the impressive limestone karsts, and experience the brimming historical culture in Hanoi. From the remarkable jovial sounds of the Cai Be Floating Market to the distinctive calls of the morning Cao Dai prayer, your time in Vietnam is sure to bring you the quintessence...
The Sounds of Hanoi
Welcome to the eclectic city of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. You are met at the airport by your private transfer and taken to your luxurious accommodations located within the center of the city. The variance of the city is felt within its streets. The sound of bustling motorbikes brings a sense of the modern world to the traditional neighborhoods where the whir of bicycles and jovial conversation in small restaurants is also heard. In the evening you will delight in your first taste of Vietnam at a charming restaurant within a French Colonial building before arriving at the famous Water Puppet Theater. The traditional entertainment stems from the 11th century paddy fields which flooded during the monsoon season. You watch the history and mythology of the countryside come to life over a series of stories that dance on the water’s surface with intense interest from the players and the crowd alike.
Following the Character
The Many Karsts of Nature
Roaming the Bay
Present Capital to Past Capital
More than Regal Walls
A Higher Pass and Further Past
The Impeccable Character of Hoi An
The Artistry of History
The Sounds of the South
The River’s Calm Journey
The Calls of the Dai
The Sound of Satisfaction
- Experience the marvelous combination of modern and traditional culture within the historic neighborhoods of Hanoi
- Witness the treasured scenery of Ha Long Bay in luxurious style, from limestone karsts to expansive caves
- Visit the elegant tombs of past emperors within the Imperial City of Hue
- Discover the intricate sandstone temples of My Son
- Explore the rich agricultural and traditional waters of the Mekong Delta
- Spend time within the famous Floating Market of Cai Be
- Enjoy a visit to the unique temple of the Cao Dai Holy See to witness the colorful daily procession
- Journey through the labyrinthine collection of channels within the Cu Chi Tunnels
There is no end to the fantastic culture of Vietnam, from its depth to its uniqueness, stretching along riverbanks and over mountainsides. On this 14-day Vietnam tour through the cities and landscapes that have captivated people for millennia, you will come to find the brilliance of sounds, sites, flavors, and people. Venture along the peaceful banks of Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi and weave through the stretch of underground networks at the Cu Chi Tunnels outside of Ho Chi Minh City. From the luscious paddy fields of the Mekong Delta to the charming streets of ancient Hoi An you will discover Vietnam and experience grandness.
Your exciting trip begins with your arrival in Hanoi. The city is filled with a collective past that reaches back a millennium but also seamlessly connects with the present. Spend time touring through the city and visiting the marvels of the Temple of Literature and the Hang Da Market. The following day you will step aboard a traditional Chinese Junk to tour through the gorgeous scenery of Ha Long Bay. Once in Hue you will spend your days venturing through the ancient city walls that continue to house much of the population. The emperors’ tombs bring architectural opulence to the riverbanks and surrounding forest. En route to Hoi An you will cross over the Hai Van Pass and visit the Cham Museum in Danang. With your arrival in Hoi An, the decadent streets are yours to explore, filled with delightful architecture and a small town atmosphere.
Outside of Hoi An is the sensational temple complex of My Son where the Cham architecture dates back to the fourth century. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City with the Commercial Capital ready to be explored. Visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the Reunification Palace, along with the tremendous sites which showcase the history within the modern streets that stretch along the Saigon River. Spend the following two days along the Mekong River drifting through the marvelous waterway with the vivacious culture spread along the riverbanks. After returning to Ho Chi Minh City you will spend the day visiting the Cao Dai Holy See and the Cu Chi Tunnels, both offering you insight into traditions and cultures distinctive to Vietnam. When you arrive at the airport to make the journey home you will know that your experience was one of a kind and tailored specifically for you.
$3,271 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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