Your 11-day classic tour of Vietnam journeys from Hanoi to the Mekong Delta, visiting sites throughout the country imbued with pathos, beauty and history. From temples dedicated to ancient emperors to the mausoleum of 20th-century revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh, you’re in for an exploration rich in history and culture. Vietnam’s stunning natural gems are also sure to enchant you, as you glide on a sampan along the peaceful rivers of Vietnam’s “Halong Bay on land,” and cruise through Halong Bay’s beautiful limestone archipelago.
To kick off your classic tour of Vietnam, be intrigued by the iconic sites of the nation’s cosmopolitan capital, Hanoi. Visit the Temple of Literature and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, exploring the 36 streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter along the way. In the evening, enjoy a traditional water puppet performance. Next, you’ll journey through the picturesque countryside to the site of Vietnam’s first capital city on an exploration of temples dedicated to past emperors. Then, take an overnight cruise through Halong Bay, a World Heritage Site, and glide on a sampan through the rice fields of “Halong Bay on land.”
In Hoi An, Vietnam’s ancient port town, you’ll get glimpses into a proud, centuries-old trading heritage. Then, journey over the Pass of the Ocean Clouds to Lang Co, a photogenic fishing village and spend time wandering around Hoi Chi Minh City’s most historic sites. Admire the colorful landscape and scenes of village life in the Mekong Delta before journeying home with a mind full of beautiful memories.