Journey through Vietnam

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Begin the journey in the capital, Hanoi, touring historical sites and sampling local cuisine. Enjoy a tranquil boat
tour while taking in the fairytale landscape during a full-day excursion at beautiful Ha Long Bay. In Da Nang,
tour the acclaimed Cham Museum and stay in a beachfront hotel. Visit charming Hoi An and its Old Town, a
car-free pedestrian zone and UNESCO Heritage Site. Then travel to the ancient imperial capital of Hue and
cruise on the Perfume River. After two days of exploring the storied Mekong Delta, your river life experience
will leave an indelible impression. Conclude your journey with a three-night stay in spirited Saigon.

Pricing from
$3,395

With space for only 24 guests on this departure, we expect this tour to fill quickly. Your deposit is fully refundable up until 95 days prior to departure. Reserve risk-free today!

Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International Land & Rail Voyages
Departure Dates
Feb 23, 2023 - Mar 9, 2023

EXTENSIONS

March 9-13, 2023 – Cambodia: Angkor Wat & Phnom Penh
5 days/3 nights for $1,495 total price
Single Supplement: $325
Discover the amazing temples and statuary from the Angkorian Empire, and also the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.
Your Tour Price Includes:
• Air transportation Ho Chi Minh City/Siem Reap; Siem Reap/Phnom Penh, inclusive of airline taxes and fees
• 3 nights’ accommodations: 2 nights in Siem Reap at Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra (Deluxe); 1 night in Phnom Penh at Sofitel Phnom Penh (Deluxe); rooms reserved for late check-out in Phnom Penh
• 6 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
• Three days’ sightseeing of Angkor complex (UNESCO World Heritage site), including all entrance fees
• Phnom Penh sightseeing
• Services of an Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director
• Private motorcoach transportation
• Gratuities for dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Cancellations, Refunds, and Changes: If you must cancel your trip, the effective date of cancellation will be upon Odysseys Unlimited, Inc.’s receipt of your notification. Refunds for cancellations are subject to the following per person charges: cancel 95 days or more before departure: full refund; cancel 94-65 days before departure: 50% of tour price; cancel 64-30 days before departure: 75% of tour price; cancel 29-0 days before departure: no refund. If you make any changes to your reservation from 94 to 30 days prior to departure, Odysseys
Unlimited, Inc. will apply a $100 per person administrative fee, in addition to any fees or penalties imposed by third parties. Changes are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. If your reservation changes from double occupancy to single occupancy for any reason, you will be charged the single supplement. No changes are allowed within 30 days of departure. Upon reservation, you must provide your full legal name as it appears on your passport, as well as your date of birth and gender. In the event an airline ticket is issued with incorrect
information you have provided, you will be responsible for charges associated with the ticket’s reissue.

TOUR MAP

Vietnam map

ITINERARY

  • day 1 & 2

    Depart U.S. for Hanoi, Vietnam/Arrive Hanoi

  • day 3

    Hanoi

    This morning we take a walking tour of Ba Dinh Square. Highlights include the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, and thousand-year-old One Pillar Pagoda. Following lunch on our own, our tour of Hanoi features Hoan Kiem Lake; the marvelous Temple of Literature (c. 1070); and the infamous Hoa Lo Prison, also known as the “Hanoi Hilton” during the Vietnam War. We also visit the Hanoi Military Museum, one of Hanoi’s oldest museums, which chronicles Vietnam’s struggle for independence. Tonight, we enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in the bustling Ancient Quarter.

  • day 4

    Hanoi/Ha Long Bay

    This morning we depart on a full-day excursion to Ha Long Bay, a breathtaking waterway sprinkled with 3,000 islands and islets, limestone cliffs, secret grottoes, and hidden caves. Our tour includes a boat ride and seafood lunch.

  • day 5

    Hanoi/Da Nang

    We fly this afternoon to Da Nang, Vietnam’s third largest city, situated on the south central coast. Upon arrival, we tour the acclaimed Cham Museum, which celebrates the Cham people’s Hindu legacy with a fine collection of sculpture and artifacts dating from the 7th to 15th centuries. After we reach our beachfront hotel, the remainder of the day is at leisure in this splendid setting.

  • day 6

    Da Nang/Hoi An

    This morning we visit nearby Hoi An, where a succession of Dutch, Chinese, Portuguese, and Japanese traders helped to build an architecturally diverse and colorful village where many ancient traditions still hold sway. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Hoi An’s Old Town is a charming carfree pedestrian zone lined with tailors, shops, and art galleries. This afternoon is at leisure to either remain in Hoi An on your own or return to our beachside resort for a relaxing interlude. Tonight, we enjoy a cooking lesson and dinner in Hoi An.

  • day 7

    Da Nang

    A morning walking tour of a nearby farming settlement reveals the daily life of a local community up close. Here rice paddies occupy every spare patch of ground, water buffaloes plow the fields, and villagers ride to market with produce piled high on their bicycles.

  • day 8

    Da Nang/Hue

    We depart this morning by coach for the ancient imperial city of Hue, whose palaces, temples, and tombs evoke its past grandeur as home to emperors and mandarins. We explore the Imperial Citadel, which houses the Forbidden Purple City complex where emperors lived with their families and now a UNESCO site, enjoying a traditional cyclo ride along the way. We also visit the busy Central Market. Tonight we enjoy dinner accompanied by traditional music.

  • day 9

    Hue

    This morning we cruise along Hue’s Perfume River to peaceful Thien Mu Pagoda, a Buddhist monastery that ranks among the city’s oldest and most important monuments. After admiring the seven-story octagonal tower, we visit the palatial Tomb of Minh Mang (c. 1840), with its pavilions and courtyards modeled after the Ming Tombs of China. This afternoon we see the tombs of Tu Duc, a gem of royal architecture; and Khai Dinh, an elaborate mix of ancient and modern, European and Asian.

  • day 10

    Hue/Saigon/Can Tho

    Today begins with an early morning flight to Saigon. Upon arrival we board a motorcoach for the three-hour drive south to the Mekong River town of Cai Be, then on to the busy river port and provincial capital of Can Tho.

  • day 11

    Can Tho/Mekong Delta

    We rise early for today’s journey by boat to the lively floating market at Cai Rang on the Mekong’s lower reaches. After lunch together at a local restaurant, the remainder of the day is at leisure.

  • day 12

    Mekong Delta/Saigon

    An hour-long coach ride this morning brings us to the upper reaches of the storied Mekong. Here we board motorized sampans for an up-close look at river life. After lunch at a local restaurant, we continue by coach to Saigon (the name Ho Chi Minh City is used interchangeably). We reach our hotel late afternoon; dinner is on our own in this vibrant city.

  • day 13

    Saigon

    A morning tour includes the former Presidential Palace, which served as the South Vietnamese government’s wartime headquarters. Now called Reunification Palace, it was here that the first Communist tanks rolled into Saigon on April 30, 1975; it remains preserved as a museum almost exactly as it was on that day. We also tour the History Museum. Later we attend a traditional water puppet performance.

  • day 14

    Saigon

    This morning we visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the infamous underground network from which North Vietnamese forces operated in wartime. Tonight we enjoy a farewell dinner.

  • day 15

    Depart for the U.S.

    Today we transfer to the airport for our return flights to the U.S.

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