There is nothing greater than witnessing the glowing emerald water of Ha Long Bay or the lasting luster of imperial emperors first-hand. On this 10-day trip to Vietnam you will be introduced to those sites and more, experiencing the fabulous natural and classic splendor within the hidden temples and quaint cities, the magnificent landscape and the friendly people. With private guided tours and luxurious accommodations you will have the experience of a lifetime hiking through jade forests, drifting along the Perfume River, and getting to know the eclectic wonder of Vietnam.
- Cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay, where the water and limestone create an unforgettable image
- Witness the opulent tombs of the old imperial emperors
- Experience the natural beauty and biodiversity of Bach Ma National park
- Discover the antique charm of Hoi An, a city whose history dates back to the 16th century
- Visit the remarkable remaining Cham temples at My Son that date back to the second-century
Enjoy vacationing in Vietnam on this custom tailored tour that will take you through the culture and landscape that creates this unique, unparalleled country. From the impressive karsts of Ha Long Bay to the stone Mandarin soldiers that guard the old imperial emperors of Hue, whether situated on a mountain peak overlooking the sapphire water of the South China Sea or strolling along the paper lantern lit streets of Hoi An, you will be introduced to Vietnam and will discover its majesty.
Your introductory tour begins with your arrival in Hanoi, the capital city and a collective of culture. Whether within the joyfully dizziness of the modern skyline or along the calm, traditional banks of the Hoan Kiem Lake, you will find the neighborhoods and people of a city that has captivated many who came before you. The following day you will arrive in Hue, the former capital of Vietnam dating back to the 19th century. Spend your time exploring the Perfume River and the surrounding mausoleums; from the famous Citadel that continues to house a large collection of the population, to the tomb of emperor Tu Duc, you will find the opulent history pressed against a more modest modernity without having sacrificed history.
Your discovery continues within the Demilitarized Zone of what continues to be Central Vietnam. The open space is filled with reminders of the Vietnam conflict, from tanks to bunkers, creating a sense of what life at the time was like for those living within the country. Once in Bach Ma National Park you can spend the next two days traversing the mountains, basking along waterfalls, and enjoying the view that once had French Colonials vacationing in the hills. The next three days will be spent enjoying the charisma of Hoi An, a city set on the Thu Bon River and which grew out of an opulent merchant connection in the 16th century. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Cham Temple complex of My Son. On your final day you will have a private transfer to the airport to make your flight home.