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2023 Vietnam: A Nation Revealed

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Discover the many faces of a dynamic nationas you explore Vietnam’s iconic cities and ruralvillages, take in its lush yet rugged scenery, sampleits delightful cuisine and immerse yourself in itsenduring cultural traditions.

Countries Visited

Vietnam

  1. Day 1
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    Arrive in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, and transfer to yourFrench Colonial-style hotel.Hotel: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi  
  2. 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 L'' Prison, the infamous'''Hanoi Hilton,''' where American prisoners of war were onceconfined, and hear from a war veteran about his firsthandexperiences. Next, Ride Like a Local by cyclo through the Old Quarter. Later this evening, gather with your fellowguests for a welcome cocktail reception and dinner.Hotel: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Ha Long Bay
    Travel to Ha Long Bay, where you board '''Orchid,''' thetraditional junk-style vessel that is your home for theevening. Cruise into the picturesque seascape of Ha LongBay and lesser-visited Lan Ha Bay, setting course for DaChong islet, then watching as its century-old French coloniallighthouse drifts by. Settle into your deck chair as '''Orchid'''snakes her way past the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan, theirkarsts (limestone formations) rising dramatically from thebay. Disembark on Cat Ba Island and travel overland througha landscape 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.Hotel: 'Orchid'  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. 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 set out on a half-day journey to Mai Chau, pausingfor breaks along the way. This evening, settle into youraccommodations, and then gather for dinner and a traditionaldance performance.Hotel: Mai Chau Ecolodge  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Mai Chau
    After a leisurely breakfast, you may opt to set out on a cycling orelectric-cart tour of the local valleys. Your 12-mile ride snakes its way through Chieng Chau, Van Mai, Cun and Mai Hich,passing villages, lush rice paddies and seldom-seen countryside.En route, pause to meet a local hill tribe community and learnabout their enduring cultural traditions. Visit a local schooland learn how the A&K-Philanthropy-supported Safe Waterfor Schools program is providing clean filtered drinking waterto students. Then, enjoy lunch and a cooking demonstration ata local home before returning to your lodge by late afternoon.Later, visit a home filled with precious Vietnamese antiques.Hotel: Mai Chau Ecolodge  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Hue
    This morning, transfer to Hanoi. After lunch at a localrestaurant, transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue.Upon arrival, continue to your boutique hotel fronting thebanks of the Perfume River. Enjoy the remainder of yourevening at leisure.Hotel: Azerai La Residence, Hue  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  7. Day 7
    Hue
    Today, discover 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 walled palacethat mirrors the grandeur of China'''s Forbidden City. Next,explore the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, the dynasty'''s longestreigning ruler. Stroll among the citadel'''s other monuments,noting the scars of war still remaining from the conflicts of thelast century. After lunch at a local restaurant, return to yourhotel for time at leisure. Later, hop on a Vespa for a ride to anearby home, where you are welcomed in by a local familythat introduces you to the craft of making incense sticks. Continue to another nearby family'''s home, stepping into theirfamily kitchen for a Chef '''s Table demonstration, and thengathering round the table for dinner with your newfoundfriends. Next, they invite you into their temple to learn moreabout their traditions and beliefs, on this A&K-exclusiveexperience. Return to your hotel with a deeper understandingof local life.Hotel: Azerai La Residence, Hue  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Hoi An
    Enjoy a leisurely boat trip along Hue'''s Perfume River,and stop at local Thien Mu Pagoda. Transfer to Hoi Anvia the stunningly scenic Hai Van Pass. Also known asthe '''Cloudy Pass,''' this winding mountain road overlookslush countryside, sandy beaches and the blue waters of thesea. Pause in Danang for a photo stop of My Khe Beach,nicknamed '''China Beach''' by American troops serving hereduring the Vietnam War and made famous by the televisionseries of the same name. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurantbefore continuing to your hotel, where you enjoy an eveningat leisure.Hotel: Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  9. 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. Begin at a local market, and then explore the OldHouse of Tan Ky, the Fujian Assembly Hall and the 400-year-oldcovered bridge. Enjoy lunch and a fun, guided culinaryexploration of local street food. Return to your resort for anafternoon at leisure. Later, gather for a Scenic Sundowner onthe beach, as the warm glow of twilight paints the sky overthe palms.Hotel: Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). Resurgent in artand culture, this evocative city is a hub of activity ''' a sharpcontrast to the traditional ambience of Hanoi. View examplesof the city'''s colonial legacy, including the ReunificationPalace and a Cao Dai Temple.Hotel: The Reverie Saigon  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  11. Day 11
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Today, explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, learning how theVietcong used this vast subterranean wartime network. Thisafternoon, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities. Explore the City'''s Bustling Culinary Scene, samplingtraditional dishes prepared by local street food vendors.Visit the War Remnants Museum to view photographsfrom Bunyo Ishikawa, a Vietnam War photojournalist,followed by a walking tour of a historic neighborhood.Cycle the Countryside around the Cu Chi Tunnels,passing through local villages to observe daily life.This evening, gather at a culinary hotspot for a cocktailreception and farewell dinner.Hotel: The Reverie Saigon  
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Ho Chi Minh City
    After breakfast, transfer to the airport and board yourhomebound flight.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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