• $4,697
  • $500
  • Odysseys Unlimited
  • High
  • Land Only

Encounter Vietnam’s breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people on this comprehensive 17-day journey. Joining a small group limited to 24 travelers, see the country’s many highlights and spend two memorable days in the beautiful, remote Mekong Delta. Get acquainted with the French-accented capital, Hanoi, first during a three-night stay, touring the Ancient Quarter, the marvelous Temple of Literature, and infamous Hoa Lo Prison. On a full-day excursion to Ha Long Bay, explore this stunning waterscape by boat. Continuing on to a Da Nang beachfront hotel, enjoy a relaxing three-night interlude in this splendid setting. Tour the acclaimed Cham Museum and visit nearby Hoi An and its charming Old Town, a UNESCO site. A walking tour of a farming settlement reveals its daily life up close, and a cooking lesson yields tasty rewards. Journey next to ancient Hue for exploration of the vast Imperial Citadel – a UNESCO site – in a traditional cyclo, followed by a special dinner and traditional music. Cruise the Perfume River to peaceful Thien Mu Pagoda, an important Buddhist monastery, and to the palatial Tomb of Minh Mang. Staying next at a riverside Can Tho hotel, experience river life with a boat visit to Cai Rang’s bustling floating market – a tour highlight; then explore the storied Mekong’s tributaries by sampan. Finally, in vibrant Saigon, tour the Reunification Palace, the History Museum, and the notorious Cu Chi Tunnels, and see a traditional water puppet performance. Discover Angkor Wat’s amazing temples on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.