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Immerse yourself in the vibrant Vietnamese culture on this incredible introduction to its iconic highlights.
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12 nights accommodation, 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners, transportation in bus, boat, cyclo & domestic plane, arrival transfer, cyclo tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter, overnight on junk boat in Halong Bay, walking tour of Hoi An Old Town, guided tour of Cu Chi Tunnels, latern-making class, Oodles of Noodles market tour & cooking class, internal flights, interesting articles, helpful tips & photography advice from National Geographic before you depart, all transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
14 Aug, 11 Sep, 09 Oct, 04, 18 & 25 Dec 2016.
Selected departures available from Jan - Dec 2017.
Culture & Heritage
Spend a night on a traditional junk boat in stunning Halong Bay, roam UNESCO World Heritage site Hoi An, trek through hilltribe villages to gain a glimpse of traditional rural life, and enjoy a cyclo ride through the heart of bustling Hanoi. Rediscover what a real adventure should feel like as you make your way through Vietnam.
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Enjoy breakfast at Hoa Sua, a non-profit training restaurant for underprivileged Hanoi youth.
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An on a walking tour of the ancient town.
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Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Start your day off right with breakfast at Hoa Sua, a non-profit training restaurant for underprivileged Hanoi youth. Help yourself to some yummy cuisine while helping others. We then travel to the lush Mai Chau Valley. (B)
Enjoy free time to explore the valley and any of the optional activities available.
Return to Hanoi to explore Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton), visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum with a local guide, and go on a cyclo tour of the Old Quarter.
Transfer to Halong Bay and spend the night on a traditional junk boat surrounded by turquoise waters, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the calm waters. Opt to explore some caves, go kayaking, or hike up one of the islands. (B)(L)(D)
Continue to cruise around the Bay finding more secluded areas to enjoy. Have an early lunch before returning to land and heading back to Hanoi. Later in the day catch our short flight to Hue. (B)(L)
Visit the ancient walled Citadel containing the former Imperial Palace. Take a trip into the surrounding countryside to see the final resting place of former emperors, visiting one of the most impressive royal tombs. (B)
Enjoy a scenic drive to Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site and take a walking tour of the ancient town. Also visit the Lifestart Foundation and learn how to make a traditional lantern from one of the beneficiaries of this program. Supported by Planeterra, this project helps local Vietnamese with chronic disabilities gain sustainable employment. (B)
Enjoy the Oodles of Noodles cooking class at a G Adventures-supported culinary training school. Visit the local markets with two students and their trainer to learn about and taste noodles, and then return to the school to cook lunch with the students.
The day is free for optional activities of your choice. (B)
Flight to Ho Chi Minh CIty. Opt to take a cyclo tour and visit the markets and shops. (B)(D)
Visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, legendary for the vital part they played during the Vietnam War. (B)
Depart at any time. (B)
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10 Days / 9 Nights
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