Our journey will begin in Northern Việt-Nam, the cradle of Vietnamese civilization.
- You will arrive in Hà Nội, one of oldest capitals in the world that served as the capital of French Indochina during the French colonial period.
- We will travel to Mai Châu, a remote village in a lush valley with terraced rice fields 90 miles southwest of Hà Nội and experience the vibrant mountainous tribal culture and home to 7 of the 54 ethnic minority groups.
- We will conclude our time in Northern Việt-Nam by venturing to Hạ Long Bay (“descending dragon”), a UNESCO World Heritage site surrounded by emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands and islets topped by rainforests.
Next, we will travel to Central Việt-Nam, first to the Imperial City of Huế, the cradle of Vietnamese culture and the last dynastic capital of Vietnam under the Nguyễn Dynasty (1802 to1945), then to the quaint ancient port town of Hội An, one of the most important ports on the South China Sea connecting the East with Europe from the 15th to the 19th century.
We will end our journey in Southern Việt-Nam with the uber-urban Hồ Chí Minh City (“Saigon”) and then the Mekong Delta – the rich and fertile rice basket of Việt-Nam.