There is nothing greater than witnessing the glowing emerald water of Ha Long Bay or the lasting luster of imperial emperors first-hand. On this 10-day trip to Vietnam you will be introduced to those sites and more, experiencing the fabulous natural and classic splendor within the hidden temples and quaint cities, the magnificent landscape and the friendly people. With private guided tours and luxurious accommodations you will have the experience of a lifetime hiking through jade forests, drifting...
Hanoi - Prelude to a Splendor
Welcome the city of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, a place that combines serenity and energy with ease. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and soon you are settled into your accommodation within the center of the city. The French Colonial influence is apparent within the buildings of the Old City, and in its wide streets which allow waves of motorbikes to pass in consortium with bicycles carrying large, shallow baskets filled with vibrant fruit. Full of a millennium worth of history, the cityscape brings both modern luxury and tradition to the forefront of understanding, whether within the elegant architecture of the Opera House or on the tranquil shores of Hoan Kiem Lake.
Within the three-story halls of Hang Da Market you will find a diverse collection of culture and industry, where imported wine stores mix with local flower shops, and second-hand clothing stores stand next to textile stalls. The exterior is a remarkable multi-perforated façade colored in opulent white and is often filled with the aroma of freshly cooked snacks rising from the first floor. Paper lanterns glow superior hues in many shops, illuminating the goods and the walkway. You can hear the exotic birds chirping all the way from the store on the north corner. If something strikes your eye remember that haggling isn’t just encouraged but expected.
Hue - The Perfume River
Hue - The Majestic Touch of Emperors
Hue - The Seat of an Empire
Hue - The Fringe of History
Bach Ma National Park - Collecting the Wild
Hoi An - Watching Over the Water
Hoi An - Beneath the Paper Lanterns
Hoi An - The Complexity of Temples
Hoi An - Only an Introduction
- Cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay, where the water and limestone create an unforgettable image
- Witness the opulent tombs of the old imperial emperors
- Experience the natural beauty and biodiversity of Bach Ma National park
- Discover the antique charm of Hoi An, a city whose history dates back to the 16th century
- Visit the remarkable remaining Cham temples at My Son that date back to the second-century
Enjoy vacationing in Vietnam on this custom tailored tour that will take you through the culture and landscape that creates this unique, unparalleled country. From the impressive karsts of Ha Long Bay to the stone Mandarin soldiers that guard the old imperial emperors of Hue, whether situated on a mountain peak overlooking the sapphire water of the South China Sea or strolling along the paper lantern lit streets of Hoi An, you will be introduced to Vietnam and will discover its majesty.
Your introductory tour begins with your arrival in Hanoi, the capital city and a collective of culture. Whether within the joyfully dizziness of the modern skyline or along the calm, traditional banks of the Hoan Kiem Lake, you will find the neighborhoods and people of a city that has captivated many who came before you. The following day you will arrive in Hue, the former capital of Vietnam dating back to the 19th century. Spend your time exploring the Perfume River and the surrounding mausoleums; from the famous Citadel that continues to house a large collection of the population, to the tomb of emperor Tu Duc, you will find the opulent history pressed against a more modest modernity without having sacrificed history.
Your discovery continues within the Demilitarized Zone of what continues to be Central Vietnam. The open space is filled with reminders of the Vietnam conflict, from tanks to bunkers, creating a sense of what life at the time was like for those living within the country. Once in Bach Ma National Park you can spend the next two days traversing the mountains, basking along waterfalls, and enjoying the view that once had French Colonials vacationing in the hills. The next three days will be spent enjoying the charisma of Hoi An, a city set on the Thu Bon River and which grew out of an opulent merchant connection in the 16th century. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Cham Temple complex of My Son. On your final day you will have a private transfer to the airport to make your flight home.
$2,335 per person (excluding international flights)
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