This 10-night escorted Vietnam vacation includes experiences like cruising Halong Bay, visiting the Saigon Opera House and sampling the country’s “life-changing” (Anthony Bourdain) cuisine for $1399 per person.
Many travelers prefer to have a guide in Vietnam due to the language barrier. Plus, this deal is one of the most cost-efficient ways to explore the country, as it covers all flights, tours, sightseeing, transportation and the services of an expert guide with insider knowledge about the best restaurants, views and shops.
What inspires us about this package:
- Similar trips can cost well over $4500 per person
- The travel window is considered the best time to tour the whole country (Lonely Planet)
- Cruise Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of 3000 tiny inlets, limestone pillars and grottos that dot emerald waters
- Experience the French colonial influence amid bustling Hanoi’s architecture, cuisine and culture
- Browse Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City, a traditional market that dates back to the 17th century
Depart: Nov. 27 (2016); March 29; April 4; May 1 (2017). This deal is priced from Los Angeles; however, travelers can take $150 off any August 2016 – May 2017 departure from any major U.S. gateway.
Update: The price for departures on Oct. 10, Nov. 23 and March 22 has gone up due to airfare fluctuation.
Includes: Roundtrip air to Vietnam; two intra-country flights; 10 nights’ accommodations; daily breakfast, one lunch and three dinners; sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary; all ground transportation, including airport transfers; and taxes and fees.
Depending on departure dates, potential hotels include one near the Saigon Opera House in Ho Chi Minh City (two nights); a 4-star hotel near the Ancient Town in Hoi An (two nights); an upscale spot in Hue along the river bank (two nights); a picturesque 4-star hotel overlooking Halong Bay (one night); and a stay in Hanoi’s Old Quarter (three nights).