Explore Vietnam G Adventures

Explore Vietnam

National Geographic Journeys

Embark on a journey showcasing historic locations, rich cultures, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and delicious foods on an Explore Vietnam tour. Begin this thoughtful, powerful and memorable trip in Hanoi and continue through Mai Chau Valley, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City.

A fascinating tumultuous history, traditions and resiliency have helped shape Vietnam over centuries. Walk through its history to present on an epic vacation. A cruise along storied Ha Long Bay includes an overnight on a "junk" boat. Descend into the Cu Chi tunnels, base for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Learn more about this war on a tour of the Hanoi Hilton. Enjoy a cyclo-tour through the winding streets of the Hanoi's vibrant old quarter. Marvel at the gorgeous Forbidden Purple City in Hue and stroll through palaces, gateways, courtyards, and gardens. Make your own colorful souvenirs as you learn the history of the meaningful silk lanterns outside many homes lanterns in Hoi An. Join youth guided and take a delicious noodle tasting excursion, learn to prepare your own and indulge in your efforts for lunch. This tour will leave you with a lifetime of memories.


13 Daysfr. $2,049

  • JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Breakfast at Hoa Sua, Hanoi
  • JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Traditional Lantern Making Experience, Hoi An
  • JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Oodles of Noodles Local Market Excursion, Hoi An
  • G FOR GOOD MOMENT: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, at a youth-training school Hoi An
  • VISIT Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton) and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • HIKE Mai Chau Countryside
  • RIDE Cyclo tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • GUIDED TOUR of Emperor's Tomb and Imperial Citadel Hue
  • LUNCH at a Buddhist Nunnery
  • WALKING TOUR of Hoi An Old Town
  • GUIDED TOUR of the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • EXPLORE multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • VISIT a rural market for a fruit tasting
  • STROLL through rice paddies, terraces, and scenic green hills
  • LEARN about ethnic White Tai culture first hand
  • JOIN your local guide and explore the fascinating Me Cung cave
  • GUIDED TOUR lavish palaces, gardens, and courtyards in Hue’s imposing walled citadel
  • VISIT Hue's Forbidden Purple City
  • TOUR along the Perfume River banks, magnificent tombs of Vietnam’s emperors
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Private bus, boat, cyclo, plane, walking
  • Internal flight
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides
  • Age requirement: 12+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 12 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ: Allow USD$150-$295 for meals not included
  • Golden Silk Boutique Hotel in Hanoi (2 nights)
  • Mai Chau Hideaway Lake Resort in Mai Chau (2 nights)
  • Ha Long Bay Overnight Junk boat Cruise on Ha Long Bay (1 night)
  • Moonlight Hotel Hue in Hue (2 nights)
  • Thanh Binh Riverside Hotel in Hoi An (3 nights)
  • Hotel Continental Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City (2 nights)

HANOI Location Information Description

Hanoi, Vietnam

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included. The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour.

Golden Silk Boutique Hotel

HANOI/MAI CHAU VALLEY Location Information Description

Mai Chau Valley, Vietnam

Travel to the verdant Mai Chau Valley, a patchwork of rice paddies, emerald hills, and charming traditional villages. Opt to take a kayak out on the scenic Hoa Binh reservoir, the largest reservoir in Vietnam, or pedal through the countryside on a bike, enjoying the lush scenery and getting a glimpse of local life.

Breakfast

Mai Chau Hideaway Lake Resort

MAI CHAU VALLEY Location Information Description

Mai Chau Valley, Vietnam

Spend the day exploring the picturesque valley. Set out on a walk through the peaceful countryside, learning about the local tribes and customs, and visit a rural market for a fruit tasting. Choose to enjoy an authentic country lunch at a village home.

Breakfast

Mai Chau Hideaway Lake Resort

MAI CHAU VALLEY/HANOI Location Information Description

Hanoi, Vietnam

Return to Hanoi and discover the bustling Vietnamese capital on a guided tour. Visit the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, one of Vietnam’s most influential political leaders, and learn more about his life at the Presidential Palace, a French colonial-style building that was designed to be his official residence.

Gain insights into the Vietnam War at the Hoa Lo Prison, known by American POWs as the Hanoi Hilton; then jump on a cyclo, a three-wheel bicycle taxi, for a fun-filled ride through Hanoi’s colourful Old Quarter.

Breakfast

Golden Silk Boutique Hotel

HANOI/HA LONG BAY Location Information Description

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Begin the day with breakfast at Hoa Sua, a non-profit training restaurant for underprivileged Hanoi youth. Afterward, transfer to Ha Long Bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from serene, turquoise waters.

Settle into your cabin on a traditional-style wooden junk boat, where we’ll spend the night, and embark on a cruise of Bai Tu Long Bay, a more secluded section of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Glide around the bay’s stunning karst formations, and explore the fascinating Me Cung cave with our local guide.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ha Long Bay Overnight Junk boat Cruise

HA LONG BAY/HUE Location Information Description

Hue, Vietnam

Enjoy an early lunch on board before returning to land and heading back to Hanoi to catch a short flight to Hue. A former imperial capital of Vietnam, this World Heritage-listed city boasts many architectural treasures; it was also the site of one of the Vietnam War’s most dramatic battles.

Breakfast, Lunch

Moonlight Hotel Hue

HUE Location Information Description

Hue, Vietnam

Set out on a guided tour of Hue’s imposing walled citadel, discovering lavish palaces, gardens, and courtyards. Visit the Forbidden Purple City, which served as the private quarters of the imperial family; then venture into the countryside to the magnificent tombs of Vietnam’s emperors, located along the banks of the Perfume River.

Visit a Buddhist nunnery and enjoy a leisurely lunch following the traditions of vegetarian cuisine. Later, opt to explore Hue on the back of a motorbike—the way the locals get around.

Breakfast, Lunch

Moonlight Hotel Hue

HUE/HOI AN Location Information Description

Hoi An, Vietnam

Drive to Hoi An this morning, a remarkably well-preserved river port and UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll the narrow, winding streets of the atmospheric old town, lined with quaint merchants’ homes and decorated with colorful silk lanterns.

Then try your hand at crafting a lantern of your own—a symbol of luck, wealth, and happiness—and leave with a beautiful souvenir. This afternoon, opt to visit a local tailor and be fitted for a custom-made shirt.

Breakfast

Thanh Binh Riverside Hotel

HOI AN Location Information Description

Hoi An, Vietnam

Delve into a local market this morning with guides from Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures–supported program that trains local youth in the culinary arts.

Taste dozens of varieties of noodles and pick out fresh ingredients at the market; then take your groceries to the Oodles of Noodles training kitchen, where you’ll learn to prepare mouthwatering noodle dishes and enjoy your creations for lunch.

Breakfast, Lunch

Thanh Binh Riverside Hotel

HOI AN Location Information Description

Hoi An, Vietnam

The day is yours to explore enchanting Hoi An and its surroundings. Choose to take a day trip to World Heritage-listed My Son, a cluster of moss-covered Hindu temples dating between the 4th and 13th centuries. Alternatively, head to the nearby Cua Dai beach, or relax at your hotel by the pool.

Breakfast

Thanh Binh Riverside Hotel

HOI AN/HO CHI MINH CITY Location Information Description

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Use this free time to immerse yourself in this vibrant metropolis—Vietnam’s economic hub—on a variety of optional activities. Discover the city on a cyclo tour, taking in iconic sites like the Notre Dame Cathedral and the ornate Central Post Office and City Hall. Visit the War Remnants Museum, a powerful reminder of the atrocities committed during the Vietnam War; or take a tour of the Reunification Palace, the site which marked the end of the war.

Breakfast

Hotel Continental Saigon

HO CHI MINH CITY Location Information Description

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Venture to the legendary Cu Chi tunnels, a network of underground passageways that provided a base for Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War. Visit subterranean hospitals and ammunition stores, and learn about the vital role that the tunnels played in the eventual victory of the North.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Continental Saigon

HO CHI MINH CITY Location Information Description

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Depart at any time.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, Oct 24, 2021
$2,199.00
Sun, Nov 14, 2021
$2,349.00
Sun, Dec 05, 2021
$2,349.00
Sun, Dec 19, 2021
$2,349.00
Sun, Jan 02, 2022
$2,049.00
Sun, Feb 06, 2022
$2,049.00
Sun, Feb 20, 2022
$2,049.00
Sun, Mar 06, 2022
$2,049.00
Sun, Mar 20, 2022
$2,049.00
Sun, Apr 10, 2022
$2,049.00
Sun, May 08, 2022
$2,049.00
Sun, Jun 12, 2022
$2,049.00
Sun, Jul 17, 2022
$2,049.00
Sun, Oct 02, 2022
$2,049.00
Sun, Nov 13, 2022
$2,049.00
Sun, Nov 20, 2022
$2,049.00
Sun, Dec 18, 2022
$2,049.00

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