Vietnam 12-Day Tours & Itineraries

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Map of Highlights of Vietnam - 12 Days
Highlights of Vietnam - 12 Days

Vietnam is a culturally and geographically diverse country, which you'll see first-hand on this tour covering the highlights of the north, central, and south. From the incredible karst formations of Halong Bay to the totally flat Mekong River Delta, the beautiful merchant houses of Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll fall in love with Vietnam's wide array of sights and activities.

Take to a kayak and explore the limestone karst formations in Ha Long Bay
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Active Vietnam Adventure - 12 Days

Travel from the mountains of the north through the history of Vietnam down to the southern river delta on this 12-day itinerary. You'll start off with two days of cycling through northern Vietnam's nature reserves, then cruise through the dramatic karst scenery of Ha Long Bay. Explore the historical sites and modern city life in Hue and Hoi An before making your way south down the Mekong Delta, ending your trip in the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City.

<em>Pho</em>, one of Vietnam's most beloved dishes
Map of Flavors of Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh - 12 Days
Flavors of Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh - 12 Days

Get to the heart of Vietnam through its cuisine on this delectable 12-day itinerary. Start in Hanoi to breeze around the capital by Vespa and search out the city's best banh mi and bun cha. Board an overnight cruise through the fantastical islets (and fresh seafood) of Ha Long Bay, then head south to Hoi An for renowned street food and an immersive cooking class. Continue to Ho Chi Minh City to end your trip and awaken your senses with an incredible "dining in the dark" experience.

Shop for produce from the comfort of your junk boat in Ha Long Bay
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Culture & Cuisine of Vietnam – 12 Days

Feast on Vietnamese culture and cuisine with this 12-day tour. You'll travel from Hanoi to the Mekong Delta, tasting classic Vietnamese dishes along the way. Sample Hanoi's best street food, dine with a celebrity chef in Hoi An, and whiz through Ho Chi Minh City on a Vespa food tour. There's plenty of culture to absorb along the way, whether you're touring Hue's Imperial Citadel, sailing the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, or learning about Vietnamese war history at the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels.

Temples at the My Son Sanctuary in Vietnam
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Impressions of Vietnam & Cambodia - 12 Days

Travel back through the centuries on a history and culture tour of Vietnam and Cambodia's most beautiful and ancient sites. It begins with tours of Hanoi's Old Quarter, and then you're off to the northern mountains for hikes to ethnic villages. Following a cruise on Ha Long Bay and a jaunt to the ancient river city of Hoi An, you'll fly to Cambodia and visit the massive, awe-inspiring temple complexes of Angkor.

Explore Hoi An to learn about Vietnam's cultural influences
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Vietnam Culture & Heritage: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh - 12 Days

Vietnam's cultures unfold on this journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh, traveling by car, boat, and air. Experience the sights and sounds of the country's busiest markets in Hanoi. Learn about Cham River life at an overnight homestay and ride through rice fields and open spaces. Spend time relaxing while sailing along calm Ha Long Bay. Discover the art of paper lantern-making and get fitted for a custom outfit in Hoi An. End the tour in Ho Chi Minh with one last bowl of pho.

Terraced hillsides in Pu Luong
Map of Vietnam Panorama: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh - 12 Days
Vietnam Panorama: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh - 12 Days

Discover frenetic cities, striking natural beauty, significant history, both ancient and contemporary, and the warm, welcoming culture of Vietnam on this expansive 12-day adventure. Cycle through rural villages, cruise through Bai Tu Long Bay's towering limestone islands, catch a water puppet show in Hanoi and visit the Viet Cong's Cu Chi tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City.

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