Learn about the 4000-year old culture of once-isolated Vietnam. From its misty mountains and surreal beaches, to its French architecture and colorful ethnic minorities – Vietnam has it all. Tour Hanoi, a romantic city of wide public squares, narrow shop houses, lakes. Experience the sensational flavor fusion of Vietnamese cuisine on a street food tour and a cooking demonstration.
Drive through the scenic countryside and cruise ever-popular Ha Long Bay. Swim and kayak amongst the thousands of limestone islands and outcrops. Cruise on the Perfume River in Hue for sunset over the old imperial capital and Vietnam’s cultural treasure house of ancient palaces, citadels and tombs. Experience the beauty of pastoral villages to dining in a tropical old French Colonial house.
Amble through the charming town of Hoi An, reminiscent of old Vietnam with its eclectic fusion of architecture (Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and French!), and try your hand at traditional Vietnamese lantern making. Visit tranquil pagodas and historical landmarks as well as trendy restaurants, fashionable boutiques and sensational hotels in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) often called “The Paris of the East!” Cruise past colorful floating markets and weave your way through local barges laden with fruit and vegetables in the Mekong Delta and practice the age-old art of bartering.
Hoi An Lantern Festival: Being in Hoi An for the Full Moon Festival is a glorious time, when the town becomes the stage for traditional songs, dancing, games and food, with lanterns lining all of the streets. The 14th day of the lunar month is a Buddhist day of worship. Residents switch off their lights and hang silk and paper lanterns on their porches and windows. They place offerings of food and incense on their ancestral altars and visit one of Hoi An's many pagodas. The scent of incense and the sounds of people singing add to the town's enchanted atmosphere.
Hanoi * Ha Long Bay * Hue * Danang * Hoi An * Saigon * Mekong Delta
Hoi An Lantern Festival All Departures
December 23, 2020 - January 5, 2021
February 18 - March 3, 2021
December 10 - 23, 2021
2021 Land: $4090 per person (6+ members)
2021 Single Supplement: $1490
Easy / moderate. Suitable for families. Special local festival
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