Journey Through Vietnam

(1) Oct. 12-27, 2015
(2) Oct. 26-Nov. 10, 2015 {waitlist only}

Tour Details

Number of days: 
16
Cost: 
$3,747 (approx. with air from SFO)
Activity Level: 
Moderately Active
Max Passengers: 
24
Lecturer: 
John Swartzberg, MD (Departure 2)
Tour Operator: 
Odysseys Unlimited
Tour Brochure 
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Tour Description 
  • Tour French-accented Hanoi including the marvelous Temple of Literature and the infamous “Hanoi Hilton,” a prison during the Vietnam War
  • Take a full-day excursion to breathtaking Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO site with thousands of limestone formations protruding from the South China Sea
  • Relax at a luxurious resort in Da Nang and enjoy excursions to charming Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a local village for glimpses of daily life
  • Participate in a hands-on cooking lesson
  • In the ancient capital Hue tour the Imperial City and cruise the Perfume River to peaceful Thien Mu Pagoda and the tombs of the emperors
  • Explore the Mekong Delta by boat to witness daily life firsthand: the colorful floating markets, riverside farms and fisheries, rice processing plants, and communities
  • In spirited, cosmopolitan Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) tour Reunification Palace, the History Museum, and the underground Cu Chi Tunnels utilized during the war
Itinerary 
  • Day 1: Depart US for Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Day 2: Arrive Hanoi
  • Day 3: Hanoi
  • Day 4: Hanoi | Ha Long Bay
  • Day 5: Hanoi | Da Nang
  • Day 6: Da Nang | Hoi An
  • Day 7: Da Nang
  • Day 8: Da Nang | Hue
  • Day 9: Hue
  • Day 10: Hue | Mekong Delta | Can Tho
  • Day 11: Can Tho | Mekong Delta
  • Day 12: Mekong Delta | Saigon
  • Days 13-14: Saigon
  • Day 15: Depart for your return flight to the US
  • Day 16: Arrive back in the US

For a more detailed itinerary, please view this tour’s online brochure.

Comments

How many are on the waitlist? Is there any point in our being asked to be placed on this (2)? Thanks, Kathleen
Hi Kathleen, At this point we have 11 people on the waitlist. There is a possibility that we may look into opening up another departure at a different date. The best way to be informed of that is to add yourself to the waitlist. There is no penalty to do so and we do no need a deposit at this time. We just need you to complete the form and send it in to our office. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
Can we still be waitlisted for the Oct 26 trip?
Hi Sandy, Yes, you can be added to the waitlist. We have one couple and one single already on the list and in order to place you on the list you will need to complete and return the reservation form to our office. You do not need to include payment information at this time, we will contact you if space becomes available and we can take payment at that time. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
Wait list or otherwise, as presently residing in Tokyo, can I link up with the tour at the hotel from the first date (Oct 26) , breaking away on the last date (Nov 10)? Thomas
We want to register for the Oct. 26 trip as advised, but the form lists the earlier trip. What should I do? Thanks, Sandy Dunn
Hi Thomas, Unfortunately since the trip is wait-listed there is no space for you to join the trip for the entirety. Perhaps we could arrange for you to come have a meal with the group since we’ll be in Tokyo. Please email us and we can work to see what is feasible: caldiscoveries@alumni.berkeley.edu
Hi Sandy, Just use the same form and make a note before you send it to us that you want the other dates. We’ll take care of the rest of it on our end. Thanks!

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