LOST PARADISE VIETNAM
21 Days from $3125
ANTHRO TOURS HIGHLIGHTS
Day Trip to Cai Be Floating Market
Explore the Demonic Statues of Am Phu Cave
Catch a Live Performance from Thang Long Water Pupper Theatre
Trip Type: Peoples & Cultures of Asia
Activity Level: Advanced
Days 1-3: Ho Chi Minh City
After arriving in the Vietnam, we'll spend our first full day exploring the history of Vietnamese art with a visit to Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts before getting dinner from Nhớ Tuyết- one of the city's best restaurants.
On our second full day in Vietnam on a day trip to the nearby Cai Be Floating Market to have an opportunity to get souvenirs from local vendors and taste local cuisine from the Vietnamese countryside.
Days 4-7: Nha Trang
After taking a train to Nha Trang, we'll spend our first full day in our second city exploring the religious architecture of Vietnam at Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda.
For our second full day in Nha Trang, we'll explore the natural beauty of the region with a morning visit to Ba Ho Waterfall before spending the afternoon relaxing at Nha Trang Beach.
Participants will then get a day off to freely explore Nha Trang and the surrounding countryside one final time before our departure to the next island on our itinerary.
Days 8-11: Da Nang
After taking the train to Da Nang, we'll spend our first full day in our third city exploring the divine and demonic of Vietnam's Buddhism with visits to the Lady Buddha statue and Am Phu Cave.
We'll then spend our second full day in Da Nang learning about the history of the region with visits to the Museum of Cham Sculpture and Nam Trân antique shop.
We'll then spend our third full day on a day trip to nearby the UNESCO World Heritage Site My Son Sanctuary to explore the remains of this Medieval Hindu sanctuary.
Days 12-14: Dong Hoi
After taking a train to Dong Hoi, we'll spend our first full day in our fourth city exploring the caves of Vietnam with visits to Tu Lan Caving Center and Tien Son Cave.
Participants will then get a free day to explore Dong Hoi and its nature and culture before we leave the following day for the next island on the itinerary.
Days 15-18: Ninh Binh
After taking a train to Ninh Binh, we'll spend our first full day there learning about wildlife conservation efforts in the country with a trip to Bear Sanctuary Ninh Binh before exploring Van Long Nature Reserve.
We'll then spend our second full day in Ninh Binh learning about the ancient history of Vietnam with a day trip to the Hoa Lư Ancient Capital.
We'll then spend our third full day in Ninh Binh on a day trip to explore the wildlife of the country in Cuc Phuong National Park.
Days 19-21: Hanoi
After taking a train to Hanoi, we'll catch an evening performance at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.
We'll then spend our first full day in Hanoi with a final lesson about Vietnamese culture and history with visits to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Hanoi's Old Quarter.
Participants will then get a day off to freely explore Hanoi and its surrounding communities before the end of our journey.
Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.