The heritage of Vietnam is spans more than a millennium, and is continuous along the city streets and within the countryside. On this custom tailored tour you will experience the cultures that have created the modern day country, from the imperial cities to French Colonialism, bringing you the opulent legacies of emperors and the fabulous architecture of French remnants. From tranquil lakes in the heart of Hanoi to sensational cathedrals in Ho Chi Minh City, you will find luxury and charm, character...
A Warm Welcome
Your arrival in Hanoi is met with a warm and exciting welcome with your private transfer that will soon have you relaxing within your luxurious accommodations within the city center. You feel an immediate connection to the city that has blended its tradition and evolving cityscape nicely, from skyscrapers to the cultural neighborhoods in Old Town. Even colorful greenery swaddles Hoan Kiem Lake within the historic center. Bicycles whirr with locals wearing conical hats to protect themselves from the sun while cyclos, bicycle-taxis, roam through the streets that date back a millennium. In the evening you will indulge in a taste of Vietnam with dinner and a chance to view the famous Water Puppet Theater. The show is a collection of cultural mythology; the presentation was born from farmers in flooded paddy fields during monsoon season. The jovial feeling is immediate and you know that Hanoi is a city of which you have seen no equal.
The Past and the Present
Another Graceful Step
First Touch of Colonial Past
Within the Emperor’s Splendor
A More Recent History
The Remaining Colonial Shapes of Saigon
Heritage at Heart
French Colonial Mountains
The Falls of Da Lat
Part of the Village
- Visit the old French Colonial getaway in the mountain city of Dalat
- Venture beneath the earth in a series of underwater networks at the Cu Chi Tunnels
- Explore the Imperial City of Hue to see the tremendous legacies of past emperors
- Discover the marvelous balance of modern city and traditional culture within the varied neighborhoods of Hanoi
- Experience the diverse cultures of the variety of hill tribes within the Museum of Ethnology showcasing the people that continue to live along the mountains of Vietnam
The luxuries of Vietnam are mixed within the heart of major cities and the mountain resorts of the country’s colonial past. On this 12-day excursion you will find the comforts brought by the French and the lavishness that has filtered through the landscape for centuries. From the villages to old markets, careening waterfalls to substantial stone guardians, there is endless opulence in the color of the forest and the sounds of the stunning mountain nights. Whether you are interested in local craftsmanship or garden houses, there is only beauty to be found along the road through Vietnam.
Your exploration begins with your arrival in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. You will spend three days exploring the ancient sites of a city that dates back to the 11th century. Enjoy the treasured Water Puppet Theater and visit the stunning relics along the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake. You will also have time to experience the sensational Museum of Ethnology that will give you insight into the diverse tribes that live within the vast mountains. Find yourself in Hue, the ancient Imperial City, which continues to boast a remarkable connection to its grand past. From the Perfume River to the wondrous emperors’ tombs you will find the architecture and artistry mesmerizing.
Before your transfer to Ho Chi Minh City you will visit the Demilitarized Zone where a small museum encapsulates the vast difference in the area from the 1960s to present day central Vietnam. Once in the commercial capital of the country you will spend your days touring through the large city that buzzes along the banks of the Saigon River. On the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City is the opportunity to explore the meandering network of the Cu Chi Tunnel system. Depart for Da Lat to spend three days in the famed French Colonial city that borders ethnic villages and sensational nature. Whether wandering through the city or trekking through the woods you will find beauty, grace, and even the occasional hill tribe before returning to Ho Chi Minh City and eventually making your way home.
$2,155 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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