February 14 – 26 (or 29), 2020







About This Tour

To Vietnamese people, the dragon brings rain, essential for agriculture and what turns this country a vibrant, lush green. It also represents the emperor, and the prosperity and power of the nation. Like the Chinese dragon, the Vietnamese dragon is the symbol of yang, representing the universe, life, existence, and growth. The Vietnamese dragon is the combined image of crocodile, snake, cat, rat and bird. You can also imagine the shape of the country on a map as a verdantly green and sinuous dragon.

Many first-time visitors to Vietnam are overwhelmed by its ancient history, rich culture, and the sublime beauty of the country’s natural setting. It boasts almost 2,000 miles of coastline with endless stretches of white sand beaches. Inland mountains soar majestically from dense, misty forests to heights of nearly 10,000 feet. Hidden away in impenetrable jungles lie the remains of ancient cities. The fertile Mekong Delta in the south is a patchwork of vast rubber plantations and brilliant green rice paddies tended by women in conical hats. Come with us for an adventure on this exciting “green dragon” starting in Hanoi and ending in Saigon, with an optional extension to see the wonders of Cambodia.

Tour Highlights

  • Hanoi, Capital City of Vietnam
  • Imperial Citadel of Thang Long in Hanoi *
  • World Heritage Site of Halong Bay *
  • Hue, ancient capital of Vietnam *
  • Ancient Architecture of Hoi An *
  • Ho Chi Minh City, modern and colonial Saigon
  • Cholon (Saigon Chinatown)
  • Mekong River Delta
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia (extension)
  • Temples of Angkor * (extension)
  • * UNESCO World Heritage Sites