10 or 13 days
Hanoi, Ha Long, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hô Chi Minh City, extension to Mui Ne

You might think you know a lot about Vietnam and its turbulent past. But the truth is, Vietnam is so much more than a section in a history book.

This Southeast Asian country is sensory overload— from the scents of lemongrass and cinnamon that cascade from Ho Chi Minh market stalls to the sweeping views of Ha Long Bay’s lush limestone cliffs. On this tour, explore Da Nang’s massive caves, paddle in bamboo-basket boats in Hoi An, and slurp on the country’s famous noodle soup in Hanoi.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Vietnam

  • Day 2: Hanoi

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Hanoi

    Start with a delicious bowl of Vietnam's famous Pho noodle soup

    Tour the Hoa Lo Prison, known as the Hanoi Hilton 

    Immerse yourself in Hanoi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Truc Bach Lake 
    • French Quarter
    • Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Day 4: Hanoi • Ha Long

    Take a guided tour of Hanoi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
    • Wooden Stilt House
    • One Pillar Pagoda

    Share a meal and discussion with a veteran of the Vietnam War 

    Travel to Halong Bay

  • Day 5: Ha Long • Da Nang • Hoi An

    Embark a junk boat (a traditional Chinese-style sailing ship) for a day-cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay

    Transfer to the Hanoi Airport

    Fly to Da Nang

  • Day 6: Da Nang • Hoi An

     Discover local culture during a rural village excursion

    • Discover life on Vietnam's waterways
    • Learn traditional fishing techniques
    • Ride in an authentic bamboo-basket boat

    Explore historical Hoi An

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Japanese Covered Bridge
    • Tamky House
    • Chua Ong Pagoda

    Visit the Pottery Museum

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Vietnamese cooking class

    Vietnamese cooking class

    Dive into the delicious flavors of several famous Vietnamese dinner dishes. Together with an expert local chef you'll chop, grate, crush, slice, roll and cook ingredients into a delicious meal. The chef will introduce you to local ingredients, take you through the preparation, and explain the Hoi An style of cooking. Once prepared, sit down to dine and enjoy your dishes.

  • Day 7: Hoi An • Hô Chi Minh City

    Explore Hoi An on your own

    Traditional Banh Mi sandwich lunch

    Learn about Buddhism on a visit to Am Phu Caves

    Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

  • Day 8: Hô Chi Minh City

    Learn about guerrilla fighting tactics during a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels

    Strike a bargain at lively Ben Thanh Market

    Gain a new perspective at the War Remnants Museum

  • Day 9: Hô Chi Minh City

    Take a guided excursion to the Mekong Delta.

    Visit local workshops

    Boat Cruise on the Ham Luong River

    Zip through local villages on an exciting rickshaw tour

    Dinner on lively Nguyen Hue Street

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 10: Hô Chi Minh City • Mui Ne

    Relax and enjoy some free time on the beach

  • Day 11: Mui Ne

    Take an early morning beach walk. Observe local fisherman hauling catches ashore

    Take a national park guided excursion 

    • Red Sand Dunes
    • Ferry Stream

    Relax and enjoy some free time on the beach

  • Day 12: Mui Ne • Hô Chi Minh City

    Return transfer to Ho Chi Minh

    Visit Poshanu Cham Towers

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Performing arts show at the Saigon Opera House

    Performing arts show at the Saigon Opera House

    Attend an evening show at the French colonial-era Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon Opera House . The 60-minute production depicts the transformation of modern Vietnamese society. Using acrobats, contemporary dancers, jugglers and martial arts experts, the performance is accompanied by an ensemble of instruments, some of which are rare these days and played only by a handful of musicians. Essential viewing for anyone with an interest in performing arts.

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Vietnam

  • Day 2: Hanoi

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Hanoi

    Start with a delicious bowl of Vietnam's famous Pho noodle soup

    Tour the Hoa Lo Prison, known as the Hanoi Hilton 

    Immerse yourself in Hanoi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Truc Bach Lake 
    • French Quarter
    • Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Day 4: Hanoi • Ha Long

    Take a guided tour of Hanoi

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
    • Wooden Stilt House
    • One Pillar Pagoda

    Share a meal and discussion with a veteran of the Vietnam War 

    Travel to Halong Bay

  • Day 5: Ha Long • Da Nang • Hoi An

    Embark a junk boat (a traditional Chinese-style sailing ship) for a day-cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay

    Transfer to the Hanoi Airport

    Fly to Da Nang

  • Day 6: Da Nang • Hoi An

     Discover local culture during a rural village excursion

    • Discover life on Vietnam's waterways
    • Learn traditional fishing techniques
    • Ride in an authentic bamboo-basket boat

    Explore historical Hoi An

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Japanese Covered Bridge
    • Tamky House
    • Chua Ong Pagoda

    Visit the Pottery Museum

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Vietnamese cooking class

    Vietnamese cooking class

    Dive into the delicious flavors of several famous Vietnamese dinner dishes. Together with an expert local chef you'll chop, grate, crush, slice, roll and cook ingredients into a delicious meal. The chef will introduce you to local ingredients, take you through the preparation, and explain the Hoi An style of cooking. Once prepared, sit down to dine and enjoy your dishes.

  • Day 7: Hoi An • Hô Chi Minh City

    Explore Hoi An on your own

    Traditional Banh Mi sandwich lunch

    Learn about Buddhism on a visit to Am Phu Caves

    Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

  • Day 8: Hô Chi Minh City

    Learn about guerrilla fighting tactics during a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels

    Strike a bargain at lively Ben Thanh Market

    Gain a new perspective at the War Remnants Museum

  • Day 9: Hô Chi Minh City

    Take a guided excursion to the Mekong Delta.

    Visit local workshops

    Boat Cruise on the Ham Luong River

    Zip through local villages on an exciting rickshaw tour

    Dinner on lively Nguyen Hue Street

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 10: Hô Chi Minh City • Mui Ne

    Relax and enjoy some free time on the beach

  • Day 11: Mui Ne

    Take an early morning beach walk. Observe local fisherman hauling catches ashore

    Take a national park guided excursion 

    • Red Sand Dunes
    • Ferry Stream

    Relax and enjoy some free time on the beach

  • Day 12: Mui Ne • Hô Chi Minh City

    Return transfer to Ho Chi Minh

    Visit Poshanu Cham Towers

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Performing arts show at the Saigon Opera House

    Performing arts show at the Saigon Opera House

    Attend an evening show at the French colonial-era Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon Opera House . The 60-minute production depicts the transformation of modern Vietnamese society. Using acrobats, contemporary dancers, jugglers and martial arts experts, the performance is accompanied by an ensemble of instruments, some of which are rare these days and played only by a handful of musicians. Essential viewing for anyone with an interest in performing arts.

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip airfare on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Internal flights

  • Hotels

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (11 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    2 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides; 2 sightseeing tours led by your Tour Director

  • Entrances

    Walking tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter; discussion with a Vietnam War veteran: Hô Chi Minh Mausoleum; One Pillar Pagoda; Military History Museum; Ha Long cruise; Marble Mountains; Non Nuoc Beach; Am Phu Cave; Pottery Museum; fishing village visit; Cù Chi Tunnels; War Remnants Museum; night market visit; Mekong Delta workshops; canal boat ride

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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