Immerse yourself in the storied past of Vietnam with this historically focused 7-day Vietnam tour. Exclusively tour the country’s beloved destinations of Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, and Hanoi in addition to retracing the country’s past. From hallowed heritage sites to cultural landmarks, experience the cultural splendor of a historically rich country.
Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam’s Spirited Energy
When you arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, your guide will be waiting to greet and transfer you to your accommodation in the heart of the city. You will have the opportunity to settle in and relax before having the remainder of the evening to spend at your leisure. You can bask in the day’s fleeting sun or stroll through the streets for a quick immersion into the culture of the city. Regardless of how you choose to spend your evening, you will experience the unique energy of the city.
Ho Chi Minh City – The Life of Ho Chi Minh
After breakfast this morning, your guide will lead you on a heritage tour to some of Vietnam's most significant landmarks. Under the guidance of a local expert, you will set off to the sites of venerated temples and revered statues. Your first stop will be the Ho Chi Minh City Museum, which was constructed in 1885. You will have a few hours to explore the museum at length before transferring to the Reunification Palace. After touring the palace, you will continue to a collection of other noteworthy landmarks. After your tour, the remainder of the evening will be yours to spend at your leisure.
Ho Chi Minh City – Geological Wonders
On your final day in and around Ho Chi Minh City, you will be led to more of the city’s highlights, such as the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Mekong Delta. After breakfast this morning, you will meet your guide for an exclusive tour to each famed location. The drive will whisk you out of the cityscape to the bucolic countryside that is categorized by golden pastures and distant mountains. Your first stop will be the Cu Chi Tunnels, which feature an intricate web of underground corridors. Afterward, you will continue to the Mekong River and board a wooden sampan boat for a cruise through the canals. You will visit a rural river village and be welcomed by the locals.
Hue – Wondrous Scenes on Hai Van Pass
You will have an early morning so that you can fly to Hue. The city will immerse you in the riches of Vietnam’s shrouded history as well as the memorable moments of Ho Chi Minh’s life. After having some time to relax after your transfer, your guide will lead you on a tour of Hue, which will include Hai Van Pass. After touring for a couple of hours, your guide will lead you to a secluded beach, where you may spend the afternoon on pristine shores. Once the sun begins to dip below the horizon, your guide will return you to your accommodation for the evening.
Hue – An Ancient Empire
After breakfast this morning, your guide will lead you on a tour to many of the city’s esteemed highlights, such as Dai Noi Citadel and the Ho Chi Minh Museum of Hue. The focus of today’s tour will be Ho Chi Minh, and each site offers a glimpse into his past and shares the essence of a life well-lived. During this tour, you will trace back years through the lenses of preserved cameras, age-old documents, handwritten books, archaic equipment, and much more.
Hanoi – The Resting Place of Ho Chi Minh
After breakfast this morning, you will transfer to Hanoi. This city is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your accommodation. When you are ready, you can partake in a tour of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, which is an imposing building that serves as the resting place for the leader. Once your tour concludes, you will have the remainder of the evening to spend at your leisure. Your guide can also provide you with excellent dining recommendations.
Hanoi – Departure
This morning will mark your last in Vietnam. You can rise early and make the most out of this final morning or relax in the comfort of your private room. After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport for your departure.
- Visit acclaimed landmarks, such as the Ho Chi Minh City Museum and the Reunification Palace, to uncover Vietnam’s intriguing wartime past
- Traverse the sprawling web of tunnels, which are known as the Cu Chi Tunnels
- Cruise across the Mekong Delta on a traditional riverboat and immerse yourself in the riverside life and landmarks on the Mekong’s banks
- Wind your way across the Hai Van Pass to capture the dramatic landscapes that surround the charming city of Hue
- Retrace Vietnam’s imperial roots with a guided tour of the Dai Noi Citadel and its ruins
- Explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter to catch a glimpse of the colonial architecture that lines the district and tuck into authentic Vietnamese fare
- Encounter the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to conclude your journey
With this historically based 7-day Vietnam trip, you will delve deep into Vietnam’s turbulent past and the fascinating story of Ho Chi Minh. The city of Ho Chi Minh is commonly referred to as the southern capital of Vietnam and boasts an array of venerated landmarks. An exclusive tour of the city will lead you to the Ho Chi Minh City Museum and the Reunification Palace, which are eminent locations that will allow you to uncover the finer details of the country’s past.
The following day, you will learn intriguing facts about the Vietnam War and meander the intricate web of tunnels known as the Cu Chi Tunnels. You will then cruise along the Mekong Delta in a traditional wooden sampan boat to a riverside village. Here, you will have endless opportunities to tuck into award-winning Vietnamese cuisine at celebrated restaurants and roadside markets.
Your tour through Vietnam will continue with an airplane transfer to Hue, which is a city that once stood as the seat of the Nguyen Dynasty and where Ho Chi Minh spent his youth studying at a distinguished academy. You will traverse the landscape that surrounds Hue shortly during a guided expedition across the Hai Van Pass to a secluded beach. Here, you can have the day to unwind on sun-kissed shores. Afterward, you will visit Hue’s Ho Chi Minh Museum and the home of the respected hero.
The booming capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, will be the last stop on your expedition. You will transfer to the city for a guided tour at Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Afterward, you can continue to Hoan Kiem Lake to unwind with incredible views before concluding your trip at the stately Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Here, the body of the former president is housed and praised by hundreds of people every day. You can then enjoy one last morning under the warm embrace of the Vietnam sun before transferring to the airport for your flight home.
$1,255 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.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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