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2020 Vietnam: A Nation Revealed

2020 Vietnam: A Nation Revealed


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Vietnam

Tour Itinerary

Discover the many faces of this dynamic nation asyou explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter, cruise Ha LongBay, pedal rural Mai Chau, uncover Hue’s imperiallegacy, taste the local flavors of Hoi An and strollthe bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 1: Arrive Hanoi, Vietnam

Arrive in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, and transfer to yourcolonial-style hotel.


Hotel: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi  

DAY 2: Hanoi

Hanoi is the country’s cultural heart, bearing traces ofcenturies of changing dynasties. Visit Ho Chi Minh’s house,a simple structure located among banyan and milkweedtrees, which served as home to the revolutionary guerrillaleader who pursued independence for Vietnam. Continue tothe lotus-shaped One Pillar Pagoda, dating back to the firstVietnamese empire independent from China. Next, visit theTemple of Literature, Hanoi’s first university. After lunch ata local restaurant, reflect at H'''a Lò Prison, the infamous“Hanoi Hilton,” where American prisoners of war were onceconfined. Next, Ride Like a Local by cyclo through the OldQuarter. Later this evening, gather with your fellow guestsfor a welcome cocktail reception and dinner.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi  

DAY 3: Ha Long Bay

This morning, you are transferred to the port city of HaiPhong, where you board ‘Orchid,’ the stylish vessel that is your home for the evening. Cruise into the picturesqueseascape of Ha Long Bay, setting course for Da Chong islet,then watching as its century-old French colonial lighthousedrifts by. Settle into your deck chair as ‘Orchid’ snakes herway past the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan, their karsts(limestone formations) rising dramatically from the bay.Disembark on Cat Ba Island and travel overland through alandscape cloaked in verdant forests on your way to TrungTrang Cave. Admire the cave’s intricate features, formedover millennia. Step back aboard ‘Orchid’ as she maneuversfor the best vantage of a sunset framed against the Gulf ofTonkin shoreline. Join a cooking demonstration featuringtraditional Vietnamese cuisine, followed by dinner on board.Retire to your cabin to enjoy a restful night’s sleep as thewaves lap gently against the hull.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: 'Orchid'  

DAY 4: Ha Long Bay & Mai Chau

Greet the day with sunrise tai chi overlooking the bay from‘Orchid’s’ deck. Set out for an early morning kayak excursionamong the towering limestone pinnacles. Return for brunchon board as ‘Orchid’ makes her way back to port. Disembarkand board a coach for a half-day journey to Mai Chau, pausing for breaks along the way. This evening upon arrival,settle into your accommodations, and then gather for dinnerand a traditional dance performance.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: Mai Chau Ecolodge  

DAY 5: Mai Chau

After a leisurely breakfast, you may opt to set out on a cyclingtour of the local valleys. Your 12-mile ride snakes its waythrough Chieng Chau, Van Mai, Cun and Mai Hich, passingvillages, lush rice paddies and seldom-seen countryside. Enroute, pause to meet a local hill tribe community and learn about their enduring cultural traditions. Visit a localschool and learn about how the AKP-supported Safe Waterfor Schools program is providing clean filtered drinkingwater to students. Then, enjoy lunch at a local home beforereturning to your lodge by late afternoon. Later, visit anearby home filled with precious Vietnamese antiques.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: Mai Chau Ecolodge  

DAY 6: Hue

This morning, transfer to Hanoi. After lunch at a localrestaurant, transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your boutique hotelfronting the banks of the Perfume River. Enjoy the remainderof your evening at leisure.

(Breakfast, Lunch)
Hotel: Azerai La Residence, Hue  

DAY 7: Hue

Today, explore the legacy of the Nguyen dynasty, a powerfulfamily that ruled Vietnam from 1802 to 1945. Their reignwitnessed the construction of Hue’s Imperial Citadel, whichserved as the nation’s political capital and religious hub.Venture inside it to discover the Imperial City, a walledpalace that mirrors the grandeur of China’s Forbidden City.Next, explore the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, the dynasty’slongest reigning ruler. Stroll among the citadel’s othermonuments, noting the scars of war still remaining from theconflicts of the last century. After lunch at a local restaurant,return to your hotel for time at leisure. Later, hop on a Vespafor a ride to a nearby home, where you are welcomed in by alocal family. Step into the family’s temple to learn more abouttheir traditions and beliefs. Next, head to their kitchen for aChef ’s Table demonstration. Finally, gather round the tablefor dinner with your newfound friends, on this exclusiveexperience. Return to your hotel with a deeper understandingof local life.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: Azerai La Residence, Hue  

DAY 8: Hoi An

After breakfast, transfer to Hoi An via the stunningly scenicHai Van Pass. Also known as the “Cloudy Pass,” this windingmountain road overlooks lush countryside, sandy beachesand the blue waters of the South China Sea. Pause in Danangto view the Museum of Cham Sculpture’s collection ofartifacts dating back to the seventh century. Continue to HoiAn for a guided culinary exploration of local street food.Sample traditional dishes from a collection of ten marketstalls hand-chosen for their diverse offerings and Westerner-friendlypreparations. Afterward, transfer to your hotel for anevening at leisure.

(Breakfast, Lunch)
Hotel: Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai  

DAY 9: Hoi An

Set out on a walking tour of Hoi An, a UNESCO WorldHeritage Site retaining a diverse mix of architectureinfluenced by the many nations that traded in this historicport of call. Explore the Old House of Tan Ky, the FujianAssembly Hall and the 400-year-old covered bridge. Returnto your resort for an afternoon at leisure. Later, gather for aScenic Sundowner on the beach, watching as the warm glowof twilight paints the sky over the palms.

(Breakfast, Dinner)
Hotel: Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai  

DAY 10: Ho Chi Minh City

Fly this morning to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly knownas Saigon. Recently experiencing a resurgence of art andculture, this lively, evocative city is a hub of activity — asharp contrast to the traditional ambience of Hanoi. Later,view examples of the city’s colonial legacy, includingthe Reunification Palace and a Cao Dai Temple, as wellas photo stops at the Central Post Office and Notre DameCathedral.

(Breakfast, Lunch)
Hotel: The Reverie Saigon  

DAY 11: Ho Chi Minh City

Today, explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, learning how theVietcong used this vast subterranean network to concealand support a stealthy underground fighting force. Thisafternoon, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

Visit the War Remnants Museum to view photographsfrom Bunyo Ishikawa, a Vietnam War photojournalist.

Explore the City’s Bustling Culinary Scene, samplingtraditional dishes prepared by local street food vendors.

Stroll Ben Thanh Market & Craft Boutiques to discover the latest in trendy shops and local market life.

This evening, gather at a culinary hotspot for a cocktailreception and farewell dinner.

(Breakfast, Dinner)
Hotel: The Reverie Saigon  

DAY 12: Depart Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and board yourhomebound flight.

(Breakfast)

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Abercrombie Kent Tours Customer Reviews

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