With its sublime physical beauty, mysteries of the ancient cultures and enduring traditions, Vietnam provides travelers with a wealth of treasures. From the traditional junks on Ha Long Bay, the exotic basket boats on the South China Sea, and the dragon boats on the Perfume River to Hue's imperial treasures and Mai Chau serene rural landscapes of vibrant, terraced rice fields tended by graceful women in straw conical hats, you will find Vietnam's tangle of sensory experiences mesmerizing. With the Ha Long Bay to Mekong Delta Tour of Vietnam, you'll set out on an exotic and luxurious journey into the heart of Indochina. You'll explore the world of ancient cultural traditions, and experience some of the most mesmerizing scenery in the world: from French-influenced Hanoi to Saigon, which has figured so prominently in recent history and is now a spirited and cosmopolitan city, to imperial Hue, once home to emperors and mandarins and the atmospheric royal village of Hoi An. You'll see thousands of limestone islands as you sail on Ha Long Bay in a luxury junk, spend a day in colorful floating markets of the Mekong River Delta, study local cuisine during a private cooking class, enjoy a traditional water puppet show, witness hundreds of Buddhist pilgrims pray in the Perfume pagoda, marvel at the hospitality of tribal villages in the Mai Chau Valley, take a cyclo tour through the French colonial architecture of Hanoi, a motorcycle tour through the streets of Saigon, and explore Viet Cong's Cu Chi Tunnels.
HIGHLIGHTS: Cyclo tour of the French colonial Hanoi ● Water puppet theater performance ● 3 days/2 nights' luxury cruise on Ha Long Bay ● The imposing imperial capital of Hue ● Dining in the home of a Vietnamese royal descendant ● Riding the funicular and the Golden Bridge ● The atmospheric royal village of Hoi An ● Bicycling through the rice fields ● Sunset cruise on Thu Bon River ● Private cooking class with a celebrity chef ● Experiencing Saigon's food on a motorcycle ● Full day on the Mekong River Delta
Itinerary specifics subject to change.