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

Discover Vietnam on an immersive journey through culture, history, and the natural world—it’s more than just a section in a history book.

From the scents of lemongrass and cinnamon that cascade from Hô Chi Minh market stalls to the sweeping views of Ha Long Bay’s lush limestone cliffs, this Southeast Asian country will dazzle your senses and introduce you to a world unlike so many other places on Earth. You’ll also explore Dà Nang’s massive caves, paddle in bamboo-basket boats in Hôi 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

    Enjoy a delicious bowl of Vietnam's famous pho noodle soup

    Tour the Hoa Lo Prison, known as the Hanoi Hilton 

    Take a tour of Hanoi

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Opera House
    • French Quarter
    • Old Quarter
  • Day 4: Hanoi • Ha Long

    Take a tour of Hanoi

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Hô Chi Minh Mausoleum
    • Hô Chi Minh's Stilt House
    • One Pillar Pagoda

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

    Travel to Ha Long Bay

  • Day 5: Ha Long • Dà Nang • Hôi An

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

    Return to the Hanoi Airport

    Fly to Dà Nang

    Travel to Hôi An 

  • Day 6: Hôi 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

    Take a tour of Hôi An 

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Japanese covered bridge
    • Old House of Tan Ky
    • Chua Ong Pagoda

    Visit a 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 Hôi An style of cooking. Once prepared, sit down to dine and enjoy your dishes.

  • Day 7: Hôi An • Hô Chi Minh City

    Explore Hôi An on your own

    Enjoy a traditional bánh mì sandwich lunch

    Learn about Buddhism on a visit to Am Phu Cave

    Fly to Hô Chi Minh City 

  • Day 8: Hô Chi Minh City

    Learn about guerrilla fighting tactics during a tour of the Cù 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 an excursion to the Mekong Delta

    Visit local workshops

    Enjoy a boat cruise on the Hàm Luông River  

    Zip through local villages on an exciting rickshaw tour

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 10: Hô Chi Minh City • Mui Ne

    Travel to Mui Ne, a popular beach town on the South China Sea

    Relax and enjoy some free time on the beach

  • Day 11: Mui Ne

    Take an early morning beach walk and observe local fisherman hauling their catches ashore

    Take an excursion to the Red Sand Dunes

    Visit the Fairy Stream geological park

    Relax and enjoy some free time on the beach

  • Day 12: Mui Ne • Hô Chi Minh City

    Return to Hô Chi Minh City 

    Visit the 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 Hô 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

    Enjoy a delicious bowl of Vietnam's famous pho noodle soup

    Tour the Hoa Lo Prison, known as the Hanoi Hilton 

    Take a tour of Hanoi

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Opera House
    • French Quarter
    • Old Quarter
  • Day 4: Hanoi • Ha Long

    Take a tour of Hanoi

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Hô Chi Minh Mausoleum
    • Hô Chi Minh's Stilt House
    • One Pillar Pagoda

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

    Travel to Ha Long Bay

  • Day 5: Ha Long • Dà Nang • Hôi An

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

    Return to the Hanoi Airport

    Fly to Dà Nang

    Travel to Hôi An 

  • Day 6: Hôi 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

    Take a tour of Hôi An 

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Japanese covered bridge
    • Old House of Tan Ky
    • Chua Ong Pagoda

    Visit a 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 Hôi An style of cooking. Once prepared, sit down to dine and enjoy your dishes.

  • Day 7: Hôi An • Hô Chi Minh City

    Explore Hôi An on your own

    Enjoy a traditional bánh mì sandwich lunch

    Learn about Buddhism on a visit to Am Phu Cave

    Fly to Hô Chi Minh City 

  • Day 8: Hô Chi Minh City

    Learn about guerrilla fighting tactics during a tour of the Cù 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 an excursion to the Mekong Delta

    Visit local workshops

    Enjoy a boat cruise on the Hàm Luông River  

    Zip through local villages on an exciting rickshaw tour

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 10: Hô Chi Minh City • Mui Ne

    Travel to Mui Ne, a popular beach town on the South China Sea

    Relax and enjoy some free time on the beach

  • Day 11: Mui Ne

    Take an early morning beach walk and observe local fisherman hauling their catches ashore

    Take an excursion to the Red Sand Dunes

    Visit the Fairy Stream geological park

    Relax and enjoy some free time on the beach

  • Day 12: Mui Ne • Hô Chi Minh City

    Return to Hô Chi Minh City 

    Visit the 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 Hô 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; Ha Long cruise; Marble Mountains; 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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