9 days
Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, extension to Ha Long Bay

So much can change in 40 years, as you will see on your illuminating journey through Vietnam.

In Hue, see where former battlefields double as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Hoi An, a bike ride into town takes you past rice terraces and tropic vegetation. Amidst their own landscapes, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi give context to modern history with the Reunification Palace and Hoa La Prison.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Vietnam

  • Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City

    Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Day 3: Cù Chi region + Ho Chi Minh City

    Travel to Cù Chi region

    Take a guided Cù Chi Tunnel tour

    Return to Ho Chi Minh City

    Visit the Reunification Palace

    Visit the War Remnants Museum

    Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral

    Visit the Central Post Office

    Free time for shopping at Ben Than market

  • Day 4: Cai Be + Ho Chi Minh City

    Take an excursion to Cai Be

    Visit a floating market

    Return to Ho Chi Minh City

  • Day 5: Da Nang + Hoi An

    Fly to Da Nang

    Visit the Cham Museum

    Make a photo stop at the Marble Mountains

    Visit Non Nuoc Beach

    Continue to Hoi An

    Take a walking tour of Hoi An

  • Day 6: Hoi An + Hue

    Take a bike ride into the countryside

    Travel to Hue

    Take a boat ride to Minh Mang's Tomb

    Take a boat excursion on the Huong River

    • Citadel
    • Imperial City
    • Thien Ma Pagoda
  • Day 7: Hue + Night train

    Take a guided tour of Hue

    Visit Tu Doc's Tomb

    Visit Khai Dinh's Tomb

    Board an overnight train to Hanoi

  • Day 8: Hanoi

    Arrive in Hanoi

    Take a guided tour of Hanoi

    Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex

    Stop at the Hoa Lo Prison

    Take a guided walk at Hoan Kiem Lake

    Visit the Temple of Literature

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Vietnam

  • Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City

    Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Day 3: Cù Chi region + Ho Chi Minh City

    Travel to Cù Chi region

    Take a guided Cù Chi Tunnel tour

    Return to Ho Chi Minh City

    Visit the Reunification Palace

    Visit the War Remnants Museum

    Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral

    Visit the Central Post Office

    Free time for shopping at Ben Than market

  • Day 4: Cai Be + Ho Chi Minh City

    Take an excursion to Cai Be

    Visit a floating market

    Return to Ho Chi Minh City

  • Day 5: Da Nang + Hoi An

    Fly to Da Nang

    Visit the Cham Museum

    Make a photo stop at the Marble Mountains

    Visit Non Nuoc Beach

    Continue to Hoi An

    Take a walking tour of Hoi An

  • Day 6: Hoi An + Hue

    Take a bike ride into the countryside

    Travel to Hue

    Take a boat ride to Minh Mang's Tomb

    Take a boat excursion on the Huong River

    • Citadel
    • Imperial City
    • Thien Ma Pagoda
  • Day 7: Hue + Night train

    Take a guided tour of Hue

    Visit Tu Doc's Tomb

    Visit Khai Dinh's Tomb

    Board an overnight train to Hanoi

  • Day 8: Hanoi

    Arrive in Hanoi

    Take a guided tour of Hanoi

    Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex

    Stop at the Hoa Lo Prison

    Take a guided walk at Hoan Kiem Lake

    Visit the Temple of Literature

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    6 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms and 1 night train accomodation; with extension: 7 overnight stays, 1 night train accommodation and 1 night cruise cabin accommodation

  • On-tour transportation

    Land and water transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Light breakfast daily, 7 lunches and 7 local dinners or 9 lunches and 8 local dinners with extension

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entraces

    Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, Floating market, Cham Museum, Bicycle Tour, Tu Doc's Tomb, Khai Dinh's Tomb, Minh Mang's Tomb, Perfume River tour, Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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