You will discover several UNESCO World Heritages sites, including magnificent Halong Bay, historic Hoi An, the enigmatic Cham Towers in My Son, and the ancient capital Hue. This trip starts in colonial Hanoi and ends in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon).
In charming Hanoi, you will dine in one of the French colonial villas which have been converted into gourmet restaurants, explore the fascinating maze of 36 streets in the Old Quarter.
You will then visit Sapa and meet the local Cat Cat village people.
Next, you will cruise along dramatic limestone islands in Halong Bay, visit a fishing village and enjoy other local activities.
Farther south, in Hue , you will marvel at its citadel, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples. Then it's off to the river town of Hoi An, where you will tour centuries-old merchant houses, and visit busy silk and fish markets.
In Danang you will stay several days at the beachfront Furama Resort. Nearby, you will see ancient sculpture in the Cham Museum or My Son, and tour Buddhist cave temples in the Marble Mountains.
Then visit atmospheric Hoi An, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site and riverfront port town crammed with historic homes, tiny museums, cafes, and bustling silk and fish markets.
Next will be Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's dynamic commercial center, you'll explore colorful produce markets, or perhaps stop in a designer shop to order haute couture ao dai. You'll also take a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country.
You will also visit lush My Tho and splendid floating markets as you finish up your luxurious tour of Vietnam.
Day 1 Arrive Hanoi (D)
Day 2 Hanoi City Tour - Lao Cai (B/L)
Day 3 Lao Cai - Sapa (B/L)
Day 4 Sapa - Lao Cai - Train back to Hanoi (B/L)
Day 5. Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Day 6. Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B)
Day 7 Hue (B/L)
Day 8. Hue - Danang - Hoi An (B/L)
Day 9. Hoi An (B/L)
Day 10. Hoi An - HCMC (B/L/-)
Day 11. Cao Dai Temple & Cu chi Underground tunnels (B/L)
Day 12. HCMC - Can Tho (B/L)
Day 13 Can Tho - HCMC(B/L)
Day 14. Departure (B)