Departs: Apr, Oct,
|Vietnam is a country of gentle, friendly people, gorgeous scenery, delectable cuisine, and fascinating adventure. Our trips there have become strong favorites. Hanoi hums with life—from its fresh fruit markets to its exquisite silks to its fine dining and ancient pagodas. On Ha Long Bay, we paddle sea kayaks among the islands, visiting the sea caves, floating villages, and old Buddhist temples. We stay in a 110-foot boat, with hot showers in every cabin and a chef who cooks feasts. We go north to a Tay village where we are guests of the village chief in his house on stilts. We paddle jungle rivers, barter in the markets, and hike in a mountainous state park, as we get to know the warm Vietnamese people.