Oct 24, 2024 - Nov 7, 2024
Trip Type
By Land

Group Size: 12 to 24 guests
Price: Starting from $4,495 per person double occupancy (Land Only)

Activity Level

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 24: Depart U.S. for Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Oct 25: Arrive Hanoi
  • Oct 26: Hanoi
  • Oct 27: Hanoi / Ha Long Bay
  • Oct 28: Hanoi / Da Nang
  • Oct 29: Da Nang / Hoi An
  • Oct 30: Da Nang
  • Oct 31: Da Nang / Hue
  • Nov 1: Hue
  • Nov 2: Hue / Mekong Delta / Can Tho
  • Nov 3: Can Tho / Mekong Delta
  • Nov 4: Mekong Delta / Saigon
  • Nov 5: Saigon
  • Nov 6: Saigon
  • Nov 7: Saigon / Depart for U.S.


From Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Seattle:

  • $5,697 per person double occupancy ($5,095 air & land inclusive plus $602 airline fees & taxes)
  • $1,495 single supplement

From Boston:

  • $6,097 per person double occupancy ($5,495 air & land inclusive plus $602 airline fees & taxes)
  • $1,495 single supplement

Land Only:

  • $4,495 per person double occupancy
  • $1,495 single supplement


  • Three nights at the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake (Deluxe)
  • Three nights at the Hyatt Regency Danang (Deluxe)
  • Two nights at the Silk Path Grand Hue Hotel (Superior First Class)
  • Two nights at the Victoria Can Tho Resort (Superior First Class)
  • Three nights at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza (Deluxe)

Optional Post-Trip Extension

Cambodia: Angkor Wat & Phnom Penh
November 7-11, 2024

  • $1,695 per person double occupancy
  • $2,020 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)

Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies; Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
Professor Emeritus of History and French Studies at New York University

For More Information

Please email or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.