Journey Through Vietnam

From $1199 (was $1499)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

11 Days
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Introduction

Head to Southeast Asia for a fascinating 11-day tour of Vietnam! Experience its ancient history, savory cuisine, breathtaking natural beauty, and lively culture on this unforgettable trip.

Trip Includes

1 Country
  • Vietnam
Sightseeing
  • Hanoi
  • Halong Bay
  • Danang
  • Hoi An
  • Hue
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cai Be
Additional Flights
  • 2 Internal Flights Within Vietnam
  • Includes one piece of checked baggage (44 lbs) per person
Hotel Accommodations
  • 9 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • Daily Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, and 3 Dinners
Service
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Activity Level Active


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Trip Highlights

  • Tours of Hanoi, Hoi An Ancient Town, Hue Imperial City, and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
  • Traditional water puppet show and dinner in Hanoi
  • Overnight cruise in beautiful Halong Bay, a popular UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Boat trip up Perfume River to see various historical and cultural sights
  • Take a boat excursion through the Mekong Delta, one of the most bio-diverse areas in the world

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Journey Through Vietnam

Tours Starts: Hanoi, Vietnam

Tours Ends: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Day 1

Depart for Vietnam

Your journey begins on your overnight flight to No Bai International Airport in Hanoi.

Day 2

Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam! If you purchased airline tickets from YMT Vacations, a friendly YMT representative will greet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. After your long flight, this evening is yours to enjoy at your own pace. Meet your fellow travelers and learn what to expect in the days ahead at this evening’s delicious Welcome Dinner. (D)

Hotel Mercure Hanoi La Gare or similar

Day 3

Hanoi

After a filling breakfast, enjoy a fascinating city tour by open-air cyclo—a three-wheeled bicyle taxi— of Vietnam’s wonderful capital city. See the Hanoi Hilton, the infamous Hoa Lo Prison built by the French in the 1880’s and used to hold American POW's in the Vietnam War, the Huc Bridge, Ngoc Son Temple, Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex and Mausoleum, the famously elegant One Pillar Pagoda, and the John McCain Monument. Your dinner this evening comes with an unforgettable show courtesy of the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater. Learn about Vietnam’s legends and historical tales through a water puppet performance, a traditional art form dating back to the 11th century, where wooden puppets on a pool of water perform to beautiful live music. (B, D)

Hotel Mercure Hanoi La Gare or similar

Day 4

Halong Bay

A boat ride through Halong Bay is a must-see while in Vietnam! This morning, embark on a stunning overnight cruise deep into the spectacular Halong Bay. Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its uniquely breathtaking limestones karsts and thousands of small islets. It has been inhabited by humans and early human ancestors for tens of thousands of years, and has some of the greatest sunsets and scenery in the world. (B, L, D)

Day 5

Hanoi to Hoi An

Take the morning to relax and say goodbye to Vietnam’s scenic northeast, then board the short flight to Da Nang Airport in the country’s center. Enjoy dinner at your hotel in Hoi An, and rest up for tomorrow’s unforgettable walking tour! (B)

Hoi An Historic Hotel or similar

Day 6

Hoi An

Enjoy a leisurely walk through Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Thu Bon River. You’ll have the opportunity to wander through this incredibly well-preserved 15th - 19th century trading port, which is an amazing showcase of Southeast Asian architecture, art, and culture. You’ll enjoy several uniquely beautiful stops, including the Japanese Covered Bridge and Tran Family Chapel. You’ll also get to try your hand at crafting a traditional Vietnamese lantern! The evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure, or join us for an optional tour. (B)

Hoi An Historic Hotel or similar

Day 7

Hoi An to Hue

Your day begins with a drive through the Marble Mountains, a cluster of five picturesque marble and limestone mountains renowned for their caves, tunnels, and Buddhist sanctuaries. From there, we’ll visit the Cham Museum, which houses a small but very lovely collection of traditional stone sculptures. After riding through the Hai Van Pass, a beautiful coastal mountain road, you’ll reach Hue, the stunning coastal town that was home to the Nguyen Dynasty, Vietnam’s last ruling family. (B)

Hotel Pilgrimage Village or similar

Day 8

Hue

After a delicious breakfast, start another funpacked day with boat ride up the Perfume River. See the Thien Mu Pagoda, Royal Imperial City with Flag Tower, Meridian Gate, and Hue Royal Antiquities Museum, Imperial Tomb of Tu Duc, and Vinh Tu traditional garden house. Next, take a sightseeing trip to the Hue Imperial City, a walled palace within Hue’s citadel. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was built in 1804 by Gia Long, Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty. Stop at the Tha Om Garden House, a traditional 19th century Hue residence, before taking a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City. (B)

Innside by Meliá Saigon Central or similar

Day 9

Hue to Ho Chi Minh City

Wake up in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, and spend the day learning about the Vietnam War right where it was waged. First, visit the Cu Chi tunnels, part of a widespread network of underground tunnels crisscrossing much of Vietnam that were used by Viet Cong soldiers. The Viet Cong used the tunnels as communication and spy routes, as well as to conceal men and supplies. The tunnels were their base of operations during 1968’s Tet Offensive. From there, visit the War Remnants Museum, which contains exhibits and artifacts related to the Vietnam War and other earlier wars fought on Vietnamese soil. Over several buildings, you will see themed rooms containing artifacts, life-sized dioramas, and powerful photographs. After a walk along Dong Khoi Street, right beside the Saigon River, you’ll reach the Saigon Opera House. A magnificent concert hall completed in 1901, it is one of the finest French-influenced buildings in all of Vietnam. (B)

Innside by Meliá Saigon Central or similar

Day 10

Ho Chi Minh City

Your final full day in Vietnam will take you on a scenic Mekong Delta boat trip to Cai Be, a charming rural area with a floating market that sells a wide variety of fruit and other goods. Take a tour of the Tan Phong island village, and see local craftspeople hard at work— handcrafting products from water hyacinth, coconut leaf weaving, and making rice paper. Continue to Mekong garden to enjoy a cup of tea while listening to beautiful traditional music, then sit down for a delicious lunch. (B, L)

Innside by Meliá Saigon Central or similar

Day 11

Depart for Home

Enjoy one final sunrise in Ho Cho Minh City, then it’s time to head home!


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.


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