Date
Oct 26, 2023 - Nov 9, 2023
Trip Type
By Land By Rail

Group Size: Up to 24 guests
Price: Starting from $4,445 per person double occupancy

Activity Level
3

Trip Overview

Journey through Vietnam, a land of natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people. Begin in Hanoi, with its French accents and colonial architecture. Visit Da Nang and walk through a local village nestled among rice paddies. In Hoi An, an ancient market city now filled with canals and waterways, witness the contributions of international traders in this architecturally diverse and colorful village. Conclude in Saigon with highlights including Reunification Palace, the former wartime headquarters, and the History Museum. In this country of breathtaking landscapes and complicated history, rewards abound for the thoughtful traveler.

Schedule by Day

  • Oct 26: Depart U.S. for Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Oct 27: Arrive Hanoi
  • Oct 28: Hanoi
  • Oct 29: Hanoi / Ha Long Bay
  • Oct 30: Hanoi / Da Nang
  • Oct 31: Da Nang / Hoi An
  • Nov 1: Da Nang
  • Nov 2: Da Nang / Hue
  • Nov 3: Hue
  • Nov 4: Hue / Mekong Delta / Can Tho
  • Nov 5: Can Tho / Mekong Delta
  • Nov 6: Mekong Delta / Saigon
  • Nov 7: Saigon
  • Nov 8: Saigon
  • Nov 9: Saigon / Depart for U.S.

Pricing

Air inclusive (including airline taxes and fees):

From Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Seattle:

  • $5,347 per person double occupancy
  • $6,842 single occupancy

From Boston:

  • $5,747 per person double occupancy
  • $7,242 single occupancy

Land Only:

  • $4,445 per person double occupancy
  • $5,940 single occupancy

Accommodations

  • Three nights at the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake
  • Three nights at the Hyatt Regency Danang
  • Two nights at the Saigon Morin Hotel
  • Two nights at the Victoria Can Tho Resort
  • Three nights at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza

Extensions

Cambodia: Angkor Wat & Phnom Penh
November 9-13, 2023

  • $1,745 per person double occupancy
  • $2,070 single occupancy

What to Expect

Activity Level 3

You should be in good overall health and able to walk up to three miles over the course of a day and stand for periods of time in museums and at historic sites, often in the heat of the day. There will be several days with early departures and sometimes the touring will be scheduled for the entire day, without an opportunity to return to the hotel until early evening. You will stay in six hotels over the course of 13 nights with frequent transfers between cities (two internal flights and a few long drives by motor coach).

Study Leader(s)

To be announced

For More Information

Please email haatravels@harvard.edu or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.