Ancient imperial citadels continue to hold powerful walls and endless gateways. Tunnels stretch for miles deep beneath the landscape. Markets float along the river in colorful displays of delicious fruit and traditional cuisine. On this custom tailored tour through Vietnam you will find the endless wonder of history and the remarkable beauty of the local culture. Cruise down the famous Mekong River and witness the continued elegance of French architecture found effortlessly decorating wide city...
Ho Chi Minh City – The Pulsing South
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, previously known as Saigon. The city has a dizzying effect of energetic streets and stretching skyline. It is considered the commercial capital of the entire country. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to your luxurious hotel. The city bursts with life and vitality. You can’t help but be swept up into the contrasts of modern boutique markets that hide away timeless alleys. Sleek designer malls are found hiding small temples that are infused with incense and that are bright with decoration. The remainder of the day is at your whim and pleasure to stroll through the city and feel its genuine rush. In the evening you can enjoy the flavors of the Refinery Bar and Restaurant, known for its French bistro charm, from its colonial fixtures to the garden terrace.
Ho Chi Minh City – The Depths of the Underground
Ho Chi Minh City – The City’s Remnants
Mekong Delta – The Coursing Water
Mekong Delta – The Colorful Network
Hoi An – The Ancient River Life
Hoi An – The Special History of Hoi An
Hoi An – Welcoming Leisure
Hoi An – The Center of History
Hue – One Capital Deserves Another
Hue – The Impression of Royals
Hue – The Endless Allure of Home
- Witness the colors and flavor of the incredible floating markets along the Mekong Delta
- Venture through the historic network of Cu Chi Tunnels that wind beneath the countryside
- See the stunning French Colonial architecture that continues to add classic artistry to the modern streets of Ho Chi Minh City
- Visit the charismatic streets of Hoi An’s Old City to find a mixture of Chinese and Japanese architectural elements
- Venture to the ancient Cham temple complex of My Son where Hindu sanctuaries sit in surrounding jungle
- Explore the tremendous Imperial Citadel and royal tombs in Hue
The rice paddy fields look like an ocean of green that reach the horizon. You wander through the stone statues that continue to guard imperial tombs. On this 14-day tour through South and Central Vietnam you will experience the rush of the modern cities and the charm of ancient towns. Visit backwater villages and venture through grand ruins. This is your opportunity to witness the glowing landscape that stretches over mountains and alongside the South China Sea. You can discover the past and feel the energy of the whirling present.
Your Vietnam discovery begins when you board the plane to Ho Chi Minh City. You are more than ready to pass the International Dateline and set down in center of Saigon, the vivacious commercial capital of the country. Your first day in the city is at your leisure. Relax in the comforts of your hotel or venture out into Binh Tay, the large central market in in Saigon. In the morning you will make your way to the Cu Chi Tunnels to experience the vast system that winds throughout the countryside.
A tour of Saigon shows you the incredible variety of the city’s history, from the Reunification Palace to the Notre Dame Cathedral. You will transfer to Vinh Long and step onto a boat that will take you through the tremendous culture along the Mekong Delta. Visit paper, candy, and puffed rice factories. Discover the lively colors of the morning Floating Markets. Witness the floating farmhouse and Cham villages that call the waterway home. Your third day on the water will end with you back in Saigon and on your way to Hoi An. Hoi An is known for its charisma found in its antique and cultural architecture.
Enjoy two full days exploring the history, streets, shops, and houses. You can even indulge in the warm sands and cool water of the South China Sea. Outside of Hoi An you will visit the wondrous Cham remains of the My Son archeological complex. En route to Hue you will stop in Danang to see the Cham Sculpture Museum. Once in Hue you will explore the depths of the Imperial City, from the citadel to the emperors’ tombs, the Perfume River and the Dong Ba Market. On your final day your private transfer will escort you to the airport where you will begin your flight home.
$2,803 per person (excluding international flights)
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