Vietnam itinerary

Join us for 14 art-and-culture-filled days in three cities.

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How about a foot massage to help you relax from your flight?

How about a foot massage to help you relax from your flight?

Day 1  Nov , Ho Chi Minh City

    • Arrive Ho Chi Minh City*
    • Check-in hotel, Rest/relax/recover
    • Walk around your Pham Gnu Lao neighborhood.*
    • Meet and speak with local painters-for-hire who create photorealistic paintings from tourist’s photographs.*
    • Massage/haircut/nails after your long flight.*
    • Happy hour on Bui Vien street.*
    • Visit a top-notch smoothie spot.*
    • DINNER - Saigon street food/BBQ!*
    • Enjoy the lively nightlife on Bui Vien street

    Day 2  Nov 2, Ho Chi Minh City

    • BREAKFAST provided at hotel… or …Eat authentic street-side pho soup for breakfast*

    • Sip coffee at a street-corner café while people watching.*

    • Visit local “wet” market to see all that wiggles and squirms (for sale!).  They sell tofu too!*
    • 9am - Sophie’s Art Tour return to hotel-1pm
    • LUNCH – your choice or during tour
    • 1:30-3pm, siesta at hotel
    • Explore Bui Vien Street/Pham Gnu Lao neighborhood.
    • Take cycle ride to Central Post Office (designed by Gustave Eiffel)/Notre Dame Cathedral/Chinatown.
    • 6pm - meet for happy hour
    • 7pm – go out to Group Welcome
    • DINNER
    • Enjoy the lively nightlife on Bui Vien street
    Bicycles are a popular form of transportation throughout Vietnam.

    Bicycles are a popular form of transportation throughout Vietnam.


    BBQ, Ho Chi Minh City. Fresh seafood is abundant.

    BBQ, Ho Chi Minh City. Fresh seafood is abundant.

    Day 3  Nov 3, Ho Chi Minh City

      • Early street-side cultural coffee/tea?*
      • BREAKFAST provided at hotel
      • Tao Dan Park in morning*
      • War Remnants Museum
      •  Reunification Palace*
      • Meet back at Tao Dan Park*
      • LUNCH – your choice
      • 1-3pm, siesta at hotel
      • Walk or taxi 1.5km to famous Ben Than Market, home of anything you could want.*
      • Enjoy a fabulous nuoc mia (sugar cane juice).*
      • Visit nearby Pham Gnu Lao Park to meet & chat with Vietnamese English students.*
      • Massage/haircut/nails?
      • DINNER - your choice … or … Odd/interesting food sampling adventure with Dan?*
      • Enjoy the lively nightlife on Bui Vien street

      Day 4  Nov 4, Ho Chi Minh City

      • Early street-side cultural coffee/tea?*
      • BREAKFAST provided at hotel … or …Eat authentic Bun Bo Hue for breakfast?*

      • 8am - Cu Chi Tunnels Tour half day with Vietnamese guide(return 1pm) …or… 9am - Dam Sen Water Park ½ day via taxi (return 2pm)
      • LUNCH – your choice
      • 2-4pm siesta at hotel.
      • 5pm Puppet show & Saigon DINNER cruise.*
      • Return to hotel 10pm.*
      • Enjoy the lively nightlife on Bui Vien Street

      Night life on Bui Vien Street in Ho Chi Minh City is never boring.


      Craftsman at work, Mekong Delta tour.

      Craftsman at work, Mekong Delta tour.

      Day 5 –6  Nov 5–6, Mekong Delta)

      • BREAKFAST  at hotel
      • A.M. depart hotel for Mekong Delta
      • Floating market, honey farm, orchard visit, fruit sampling, rice wine sampling, mangrove/sampan ride, bicycle ride in countryside, coconut candy facility, traditional VN music/performance, craft workshops.
      • LUNCH (2 days, included)
      • Floating market, honey farm, orchard visit, fruit sampling, rice wine sampling, mangrove/sampan ride, bicycle ride in countryside, coconut candy facility, traditional VN music/performance, craft workshops.
      • DINNER – (2 days, your choice)

      Day 7  Nov 7, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang/Hoi An

      • Early café for coffee/tea*
      • BREAKFAST
      • Depart Mekong Delta for Ho Chi Minh City*
      • LUNCH – your choice
      • Go to airport*
      • Early afternoon:  Fly Vietnam Airlines to Da Nang City (1hr)**
      • Arrive DaNang, 30 min. taxi to Hoi An hotel, check in, relax, swim, spa.
      • Evening happy hour, sunset riverside
      • DINNER – your choice
      Fresh fruit, Mekong Delta.

      Fresh fruit, Mekong Delta.


      Hoi An sunset at our happy hour gathering place!

      Hoi An sunset at our happy hour gathering place!

      Day 8  Nov 8, Hoi An

      • Early café for coffee/tea*

      • BREAKFAST at hotel
      • Walk to Old Town via the morning fish market*
      • Visit artisan workshops to see root-ball carvings, silk lantern making, hand-embroidery, metalworking.
      • Visit several art galleries in Old Town
      • Visit the best bakery in town for a scrumptious treat.*
      • Explore Hoi An Old Town (a Unesco world heritage site)
      • LUNCH – your choice
      • 1-3pm, siesta at hotel
      • Afternoon Options: Take a cooking class. Visit Marble Mountain by car. An Bang Beach? (10 min by taxi). Visit a tailor shop and order a suit. Visit a leather shop and order shoes. Wander the fascinating streets and alleys with your camera
      • DINNER at Bale Well for banh xeo*
      • Stroll the downtown Night Market

      Day 9  Nov 9, Hoi An

      • Breakfast at hotel
      • A.M. depart for My Son Sanctuary (a Unesco heritage site) by mini van
      • Return to hotel
      • LUNCH – your choice
      • 1-3pm, siesta at hotel
      • Afternoon Options: Take a cooking class. Visit Marble Mountain by car. An Bang Beach? (10 min by taxi). Visit a tailor shop and order a suit. Visit a leather shop and order shoes. Wander the fascinating streets and alleys with your camera
      • DINNER – your choice … or … Attend a local Vietnamese home for dinner*
      • Enjoy Hoi An nightlife

      Hoi An street scene.

      Hoi An street scene.


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      Day 10-12  Nov 10, Hoi An Painting Workshop

      • Early café for coffee/tea*

      • Breakfast at hotel
      • A.M. depart for My Son Sanctuary (a Unesco heritage site) by mini van
      • Return to hotel
      • 9-11:30:  PAINTING WORKSHOP – with Max Grover
      •  LUNCH – Max’s choice
      • 12-3pm:  PAINTING WORKSHOP – with Max Grover

      • Relax at hotel

      • DINNER – your choice … or … Attend a local Vietnamese home for dinner*
      • Enjoy Hoi An nightlife

      Day 11 option: Karoake night with local singers*

      Day 12 option: Vietnamese seafood dinner night*


      Day 13  Nov 13, Hoi An

      • Early café for coffee/tea*

      • Breakfast at hotel
      • Morning Options: Take a cooking class. Visit Marble Mountain by car. An Bang Beach? (10 min by taxi). Visit a tailor shop and order a suit. Visit a leather shop and order shoes. Wander the fascinating streets and alleys with your camera
      • LUNCH – your choice
      • Afternoon open time: Take a swim at hotel or catch up on to-do list or pack your bags?

      • Happy hour at the river*

      • Farewell Dinner Banquet*

      • Enjoy Hoi An nightlife

      Hoi An silk lamp maker.

      Hoi An silk lamp maker.


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      Day 14  Nov 14, Hoi An Departure Day

      • Early café for coffee/tea?*
      • BREAKFAST at hotel … or … Go out for ban mi op la (Vietnamese omelet)* 
      • Morning options: Sit at a café and write post cards. Or visit a quirky bookstore for funky office supplies (Dan’s favorite).* Or shop for those last-minute souvenirs: silk lanterns, conical hats (non la) T shirts, etc. Or just enjoy your free time in Hoi An.
      • Noon-check out of hotel
      • Auto transport to Da Nang (30 min) for flight home or to International connection in Ho Chi Minh City