With its long history, interesting culture, and gorgeous scenery, Vietnam offers something for everyone. On this Vietnam tour, you’ll overnight in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City. Sightseeing tours in the cities feature the must-see, historic sites, including Hanoi’s Temple of Literature, built in 1070, and One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049; Hoi An’s Japanese Covered Bridge; and Hue’s Forbidden Purple City, the emperor’s residence constructed in 1804. In Ho Chi Minh City, your sightseeing includes Notre Dame Cathedral, constructed with materials brought from France in the 1800s; the War Remnants Museum; and the Cu Chi region, where you’ll have a chance to enter and explore the deep, narrow tunnels constructed by the Viet Cong during the war.</BR></BR>You’ll enjoy seeing some of Vietnam’s gorgeous scenery and destinations via the water. Take an overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with some of the world’s most amazing scenery. You’ll cruise by islets, caves, beaches, and floating villages. You’ll also enjoy a cruise in Hoi An on the Thu Bon River, where you’ll pass unspoiled countryside. In Hue, a boat trip on the Perfume River takes you to Thien Mu Pagoda, built in 1601, and the Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang, dating to 1840. Learn about life on the Mekong River as you journey on sampans at Cai Be and Cai Rang, a bustling floating market where you’ll see the colorful throng of vendors jostling for space and vying to sell their wares. </BR></BR>These are just some of the many highlights on this tour through Vietnam. From the historic sites to the gorgeous scenery, this Vietnam tour designed for savvy, value-minded travelers is a vacation of a lifetime!
Sightseeing: In Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
HANOI Moevenpick Hotel Hanoi (MD)HA LONG BAY La Vela Classic (MF)HOI AN Essence Hoi An Hotel (SF)HUE Indochine Palace (MF)HO CHI MINH Pullman Saigon Centre Hotel (SF)CAN THO Victoria Resort (SF)
13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 6 dinners
Transportation: Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring