1 888 370 6765
My Odyssey
1 888 370 6765
Odysseys Unlimited
Open mobile menu

Journey through Vietnam

From $4,497
total price from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle
$3,895 air & land inclusive plus $602 airline taxes and fees
Tour Days
15 days
Tour Membership
12-24 guests
Post-Tour Extension

Overview

In a land of breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people, rewards abound for the thoughtful traveler. And in our flexible and congenial small group we encounter rewards aplenty on this comprehensive journey featuring all the highlights, plus the beautiful, remote Mekong Delta, where we spend two days.

Tour Details

Journey through Vietnam

From $4,497

total price from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle
$3,895 air & land inclusive plus $602 airline taxes and fees

Tour Days
15 days

Tour Membership
12-24 guests

Tour Days
15 days

Tour Membership
12-24 guests

Overview

In a land of breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people, rewards abound for the thoughtful traveler. And in our flexible and congenial small group we encounter rewards aplenty on this comprehensive journey featuring all the highlights, plus the beautiful, remote Mekong Delta, where we spend two days.

Small Group Highlights

  • Unique small group itinerary
  • Hanoi sightseeing
  • Ha Long Bay cruise
  • Imperial capital of Hue
  • Charming Hoi An
  • Acclaimed Cham Museum
  • Visit to farming settlement
  • Extensive Mekong Delta touring
  • Floating market at Cai Rang
  • Saigon touring

Day-by-Day Itinerary

B
= Breakfast Included
L
= Lunch Included
D
= Dinner Included
1
Depart U.S. for Hanoi, Vietnam
Depart U.S. for Hanoi, Vietnam
2
Arrive Hanoi
Arrive Hanoi

We arrive in the Vietnamese capital late this evening then transfer to our hotel.

We arrive in the Vietnamese capital late this evening then transfer to our hotel.

3
Hanoi
B
D
B
D
Hanoi

This morning we take a walking tour of Ba Dinh Square, a popular complex of cultural and historic sites, including the marble and granite mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, and thousand-year-old One Pillar Pagoda. Following lunch on our own, we embark on an orientation tour of this French-accented city with broad tree-lined boulevards and colonial architecture. We pass Hoan Kiem Lake; visit the marvelous Temple of Literature (c. 1070); and tour infamous Hoa Lo Prison, also known as the “Hanoi Hilton” during the Vietnam War. Later we walk the narrow streets of the diverse Ancient Quarter, where tonight we gather at a local restaurant for a welcome dinner.

This morning we take a walking tour of Ba Dinh Square, a popular complex of cultural and historic sites, including the marble and granite mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, and thousand-year-old One Pillar Pagoda. Following lunch on our own, we embark on an orientation tour of this French-accented city with broad tree-lined boulevards and colonial architecture. We pass Hoan Kiem Lake; visit the marvelous Temple of Literature (c. 1070); and tour infamous Hoa Lo Prison, also known as the “Hanoi Hilton” during the Vietnam War. Later we walk the narrow streets of the diverse Ancient Quarter, where tonight we gather at a local restaurant for a welcome dinner.

4
Hanoi/Ha Long Bay
B
L
B
L
Hanoi/Ha Long Bay

This morning we depart on a full-day excursion to Ha Long Bay, a breathtaking waterway sprinkled with 3,000 islands and islets, and surrounded by a fairytale landscape of limestone cliffs, secret grottoes, and hidden caves. Our tour includes a boat ride and seafood lunch.

This morning we depart on a full-day excursion to Ha Long Bay, a breathtaking waterway sprinkled with 3,000 islands and islets, and surrounded by a fairytale landscape of limestone cliffs, secret grottoes, and hidden caves. Our tour includes a boat ride and seafood lunch.

5
Hanoi/Da Nang
B
D
B
D
Hanoi/Da Nang

We fly this afternoon to ­Da Nang, Vietnam’s third ­largest city, situated on the south central coast. Upon arrival, we tour the acclaimed Cham Museum, which celebrates the Cham people’s Hindu legacy with a fine collection of sculpture and artifacts dating from the 7th to 15th centuries. After we reach our beachfront hotel, the remainder of the day is at leisure in this splendid setting.

We fly this afternoon to ­Da Nang, Vietnam’s third ­largest city, situated on the south central coast. Upon arrival, we tour the acclaimed Cham Museum, which celebrates the Cham people’s Hindu legacy with a fine collection of sculpture and artifacts dating from the 7th to 15th centuries. After we reach our beachfront hotel, the remainder of the day is at leisure in this splendid setting.

6
Da Nang/Hoi An
B
D
B
D
Da Nang/Hoi An

This morning we visit nearby Hoi An, where a succession of Dutch, Chinese, Portuguese, and Japanese traders helped to build an architecturally diverse and colorful village where many ancient traditions still hold sway. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Hoi An’s Old Town is a charming car-free pedestrian zone lined with tailors, shops, and art galleries. This afternoon is at leisure to either remain in Hoi An on your own or return to our beachside resort for a relaxing interlude. Tonight, we enjoy a cooking lesson and dinner in Hoi An.

This morning we visit nearby Hoi An, where a succession of Dutch, Chinese, Portuguese, and Japanese traders helped to build an architecturally diverse and colorful village where many ancient traditions still hold sway. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Hoi An’s Old Town is a charming car-free pedestrian zone lined with tailors, shops, and art galleries. This afternoon is at leisure to either remain in Hoi An on your own or return to our beachside resort for a relaxing interlude. Tonight, we enjoy a cooking lesson and dinner in Hoi An.

7
Da Nang
B
L
B
L
Da Nang

A morning walking tour of a nearby farming settlement reveals the daily life of a local community up close. Here rice paddies occupy every spare patch of ground, water buffaloes plow the fields, and villagers ride to market with produce piled high on their bicycles.

A morning walking tour of a nearby farming settlement reveals the daily life of a local community up close. Here rice paddies occupy every spare patch of ground, water buffaloes plow the fields, and villagers ride to market with produce piled high on their bicycles.

8
Da Nang/Hue
B
D
B
D
Da Nang/Hue

We depart this morning by coach for the ancient imperial city of Hue, whose palaces, temples, and tombs evoke its past grandeur as home to emperors and mandarins. We explore the Imperial City – enjoying a traditional cyclo ride along the way – housing the Forbidden Purple City complex where emperors lived with their families and now a UNESCO site. We also visit the busy Central Market. Tonight we enjoy dinner accompanied by traditional music.

We depart this morning by coach for the ancient imperial city of Hue, whose palaces, temples, and tombs evoke its past grandeur as home to emperors and mandarins. We explore the Imperial City – enjoying a traditional cyclo ride along the way – housing the Forbidden Purple City complex where emperors lived with their families and now a UNESCO site. We also visit the busy Central Market. Tonight we enjoy dinner accompanied by traditional music.

9
Hue
B
L
B
L
Hue

This morning we cruise along Hue’s Perfume River to peaceful Thien Mu Pagoda, a Buddhist monastery that ranks among the city’s oldest and most important monuments. After admiring the seven-story octagonal tower, we visit the palatial Tomb of Minh Mang (c. 1840), with its pavilions and courtyards modeled after the Ming Tombs of China. This afternoon we see the tombs of Tu Duc, a gem of royal architecture; and Khai Dinh, an elaborate mix of ancient and modern, European and Asian.

This morning we cruise along Hue’s Perfume River to peaceful Thien Mu Pagoda, a Buddhist monastery that ranks among the city’s oldest and most important monuments. After admiring the seven-story octagonal tower, we visit the palatial Tomb of Minh Mang (c. 1840), with its pavilions and courtyards modeled after the Ming Tombs of China. This afternoon we see the tombs of Tu Duc, a gem of royal architecture; and Khai Dinh, an elaborate mix of ancient and modern, European and Asian.

10
Hue/Da Nang/Can Tho
B
D
B
D
Hue/Da Nang/Can Tho

We return to Da Nang by coach this morning then board our flight to the river port of Can Tho, provincial capital of the Mekong Delta. With its tributaries covering some 15,600 square miles of southwestern Vietnam, the Mekong supplies half of the country’s rice and fish – and ranks as a biological treasure-trove, known for its multitude of bird and flower species.

We return to Da Nang by coach this morning then board our flight to the river port of Can Tho, provincial capital of the Mekong Delta. With its tributaries covering some 15,600 square miles of southwestern Vietnam, the Mekong supplies half of the country’s rice and fish – and ranks as a biological treasure-trove, known for its multitude of bird and flower species.

11
Can Tho/Mekong Delta
B
L
B
L
Can Tho/Mekong Delta

We rise early for today’s journey by boat to the floating market at Cai Rang on the Mekong’s lower reaches. After lunch together at a local restaurant, the remainder of the day is at leisure.

We rise early for today’s journey by boat to the floating market at Cai Rang on the Mekong’s lower reaches. After lunch together at a local restaurant, the remainder of the day is at leisure.

12
Mekong Delta/Saigon
B
L
B
L
Mekong Delta/Saigon

An hour-long coach ride this morning brings us to the upper reaches of the storied Mekong. Here we board motorized sampans for an up-close look at river life as we explore the maze of tributaries and inlets that lead to tiny settlements and villages populated by fishermen and farmers. After lunch at a local restaurant, we continue on by coach to Saigon (the name Ho Chi Minh City is used interchangeably). We reach our hotel late afternoon; dinner is on our own in this vibrant city.

An hour-long coach ride this morning brings us to the upper reaches of the storied Mekong. Here we board motorized sampans for an up-close look at river life as we explore the maze of tributaries and inlets that lead to tiny settlements and villages populated by fishermen and farmers. After lunch at a local restaurant, we continue on by coach to Saigon (the name Ho Chi Minh City is used interchangeably). We reach our hotel late afternoon; dinner is on our own in this vibrant city.

13
Saigon
B
D
B
D
Saigon

A morning tour includes the former Presidential Palace, which served as the South Vietnamese government’s wartime headquarters. Now known as Reunification Palace, it was here that the first Communist tanks rolled into Saigon on April 30, 1975; it remains preserved as a museum almost exactly as it was on that day. We also tour the History Museum, with its excellent collection of art and artifacts of the indigenous peoples of Vietnam. Later we attend a traditional water puppet performance

A morning tour includes the former Presidential Palace, which served as the South Vietnamese government’s wartime headquarters. Now known as Reunification Palace, it was here that the first Communist tanks rolled into Saigon on April 30, 1975; it remains preserved as a museum almost exactly as it was on that day. We also tour the History Museum, with its excellent collection of art and artifacts of the indigenous peoples of Vietnam. Later we attend a traditional water puppet performance

14
Saigon
B
D
B
D
Saigon

This morning we visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the infamous underground network from which North Vietnamese forces operated in wartime. Tonight we celebrate our journey over a farewell dinner.

This morning we visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the infamous underground network from which North Vietnamese forces operated in wartime. Tonight we celebrate our journey over a farewell dinner.

15
Depart for U.S
B
B
Depart for U.S

Today we transfer to the airport for our return flights to the U.S.

Today we transfer to the airport for our return flights to the U.S.

Tour Price Includes

  • Round-trip air transportation from listed cities; all flights within itinerary
  • 13 nights’ accommodations in Deluxe and Superior First Class hotels
  • 25 meals: 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Extensive sightseeing as described, including all entrance fees
  • Services of an Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director
  • Private motorcoach transportation throughout your trip
  • Luggage handling for one bag per person
  • Gratuities for local guides, dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers
  • $100 frequent traveler credit towards your next Odysseys Unlimited tour ($200 after 3 tours; $300 after 10 tours)

Average Daily High by Month (°F )

  Jan Feb Mar Oct Nov Dec
Hanoi 68 69 74 84 78 72
Da Nang 75 78 81 83 80 77
Ho Chi Minh City 89 91 92 88 87 87

Average Temperature (°F )

  Jan Feb Mar Oct Nov Dec
Hanoi 68 69 74 84 78 72
Da Nang 75 78 81 83 80 77
Ho Chi Minh City 89 91 92 88 87 87

Dates & Prices

Please wait while we retrieve this information.

Post-Tour Extension

Cambodia: Angkor Wat & Phnom Penh

5 days, 3 nights
From
$1,495
+ $325 Single Supplement

Cambodia: Angkor Wat & Phnom Penh

5 days, 3 nights
From
$1,495
+ $325 Single Supplement

Discover the amazing temples and statuary from the Angkorian Empire, and also the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.

Post-Tour Extension Price Includes

  • Air transportation Ho Chi Minh City/Siem Reap; Siem Reap/Phnom Penh, inclusive of airline taxes and fees
  • 3 nights’ accommodations: 2 nights in Siem Reap at Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra (Deluxe); 1 night in Phnom Penh at Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh (Deluxe); rooms reserved for late check-out in Phnom Penh
  • 6 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Three days’ sightseeing of Angkor complex (UNESCO World Heritage site), including all entrance fees
  • Phnom Penh sightseeing
  • Services of an Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director
  • Private motorcoach transportation
  • Gratuities for dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers

 

Pricing: $1,495 Jan-Mar, 2024; $1,595 Oct-Nov, 2024, Jan-Mar 2025. Single Supplement: $325 all departures

A visa is required for this extension. Odysseys Unlimited will provide information about visa requirements upon reservation.

Accommodations

Tour Directors

Tuấn Quang Đỗ

Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director

Duy Nhật Nguyễn

“Duy never missed a detail. He got to know everyone immediately and was always making sure your every need was accommodated.”

Laureen Coyne
New York, NY

Khet Hem

Tour Director - Cambodia Extension

“Khet was extremely charming and professional… He has a great balance between giving us the history of the various sites and actually showing them to us.”

John Martin
Tully, NY

Phong Thanh Nguyễn

“I appreciate the email he sent before the trip reminding me to bring an umbrella. During the trip he made sure I saw the items I had researched and asked to see. He is a great guy!”

Linda Reid
Pittsburgh, PA

Huy Tuan Nguyen

“Huy was a terrific tour director who made our trip go seamlessly… Huy’s knowledge of the history and culture was outstanding. His helpfulness went above and beyond.”

Nora Mahoney & Diane Birkel
Baiting Hollow, NY

Hoàng Huy Nguyễn

“Best tour guide ever!  He was kind, helpful, and knowledgeable and had a wonderful sense of humor.”

Barbara Ingber & Robert J. Rappold
Henrico, CA

Tuyen Huu Vu

“Tuyen is so knowledgeable … his passion was always visible. He always had a good sense of humor and made our long traveling days enjoyable.”

Lisa & Fred Goldberg
San Diego, CA

Hiep Si Dang

“Hiep was outstanding in every respect! He could not have been better. He did everything possible to make the tour perfect.”

Edward T. Clifford
Fair Oaks, CA

Dương Liên Vương (“Yang”)

“Yang was the best tour guide we have had in our many years of travel. He is very personable, great since of humor, intellectually curious, and great organizational skills.”

Lucy Hottle
Lancaster, VA

Pech Pov

Tour Director - Cambodia Extension

“Pech was outstanding – he had tremendous knowledge.”

David Macaulay
Huntley, IL

Sopharath Phin ("Rath")

Tour Director - Cambodia Extension

“Another wonderful tour director. Rath did a great job. He was very helpful.”

Marie McDonald
Rockford, MI

Hùng Quốc Hoàng

“Very experienced, personable ... excellent!”

Robert Bowden
Los Altos Hills, CA

Hung Nguyen Duy

“Hung was a very knowledgeable host. I felt well taken care of. He was good with his explanations and he got along with the whole group. I gave him 10 stars!”

Clydeanne Blevins
Fort Thomas, KY

Tour Directors

Hiep Si Dang

“Hiep was outstanding in every respect! He could not have been better. He did everything possible to make the tour perfect.”

Edward T. Clifford
Fair Oaks, CA

Dương Liên Vương (“Yang”)

“Yang was the best tour guide we have had in our many years of travel. He is very personable, great since of humor, intellectually curious, and great organizational skills.”

Lucy Hottle
Lancaster, VA

Tuấn Quang Đỗ

Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director

Phong Thanh Nguyễn

“I appreciate the email he sent before the trip reminding me to bring an umbrella. During the trip he made sure I saw the items I had researched and asked to see. He is a great guy!”

Linda Reid
Pittsburgh, PA

Pech Pov

Tour Director - Cambodia Extension

“Pech was outstanding – he had tremendous knowledge.”

David Macaulay
Huntley, IL

Duy Nhật Nguyễn

“Duy never missed a detail. He got to know everyone immediately and was always making sure your every need was accommodated.”

Laureen Coyne
New York, NY

Hoàng Huy Nguyễn

“Best tour guide ever!  He was kind, helpful, and knowledgeable and had a wonderful sense of humor.”

Barbara Ingber & Robert J. Rappold
Henrico, CA

Huy Tuan Nguyen

“Huy was a terrific tour director who made our trip go seamlessly… Huy’s knowledge of the history and culture was outstanding. His helpfulness went above and beyond.”

Nora Mahoney & Diane Birkel
Baiting Hollow, NY

Khet Hem

Tour Director - Cambodia Extension

“Khet was extremely charming and professional… He has a great balance between giving us the history of the various sites and actually showing them to us.”

John Martin
Tully, NY

Tuyen Huu Vu

“Tuyen is so knowledgeable … his passion was always visible. He always had a good sense of humor and made our long traveling days enjoyable.”

Lisa & Fred Goldberg
San Diego, CA

Hùng Quốc Hoàng

“Very experienced, personable ... excellent!”

Robert Bowden
Los Altos Hills, CA

Sopharath Phin ("Rath")

Tour Director - Cambodia Extension

“Another wonderful tour director. Rath did a great job. He was very helpful.”

Marie McDonald
Rockford, MI

Hung Nguyen Duy

“Hung was a very knowledgeable host. I felt well taken care of. He was good with his explanations and he got along with the whole group. I gave him 10 stars!”

Clydeanne Blevins
Fort Thomas, KY

Destination Insights

Exploring...

Recommended Books & Films

Exploring...

Guest Photos & Testimonials

This was our first trip with Odysseys, and it will certainly not be our last. It was a GRAND experience.
Brenda Wallace
Swansboro, NC
Every time I thought Odysseys could not provide another exceptional experience on the tour, they managed to exceed expectations!
Eric & Jane Garshick
Newton Lower Falls, MA
I loved the diversity of the tour which included a cooking class, crawling through the tunnel, visiting temples, farms, just everything!
Tina Coverman
Austin, TX
This was our first trip with Odysseys, and it will certainly not be our last. It was a GRAND experience.
Brenda Wallace
Swansboro, NC
Every time I thought Odysseys could not provide another exceptional experience on the tour, they managed to exceed expectations!
Eric & Jane Garshick
Newton Lower Falls, MA
I loved the diversity of the tour which included a cooking class, crawling through the tunnel, visiting temples, farms, just everything!
Tina Coverman
Austin, TX
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET

Share your great adventures with us on social media. Tag your pictures with #myodyssey and they may be featured on our website!

Continue
Back to Top
crosschevron-down icon-angle icon-bars icon-times