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Walking Vietnam: Paths of Wonder from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Program No. 22552RJ
Enjoy comfortable walking adventures throughout Vietnam, beginning in the capital city of Hanoi and ending in Ho Chi Minh City — Saigon. Explore villages, citadels, bays and more!

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At a Glance

Footpaths through lush, green valleys that wind their way to tranquil villages. Bustling sidewalks through energetic marketplaces. Pathways to historic citadels, pagodas and tombs where past Emperors now lie in rest. There is no shortage of roads to walk throughout Vietnam — and they each lead to something fascinating! Join us for a walking adventure that begins in the capital of Hanoi and ends in Ho Chi Minh City — Saigon — for an up-close look at the places and people that inhabit this exotic nation.

Extend Your Adventure

This program includes an optional program extension.

Extension: Ancient Temples of Angkor

Continue your learning adventure with a four-day extension to Cambodia. Visit four ancient temples of Angkor and learn about their significance for the Khmer people.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking up to 3.5 miles (up to 3 hours) per day over varied terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Spend a night on the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay and journey past towering limestone islands.
  • Create your own Vietnamese cuisine in a hands-on cooking class that begins in the markets and ends with a delicious meal.
  • Walk along the streets of Ho Chi Minh City — Saigon — to explore its Opera House and Cathedral, and watch as locals practice tai chi in Tao Dan Park.

General Notes

Looking to extend your stay? This program has a post-extension, "Extension: Ancient Temples of Angkor" (#22617).
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