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Drifting On A Headwind

By Jim Harlan

Adventures in travel!

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Vietnam Tour

> Asia > Vietnam

Featuring: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Perfume River, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta. (If time allows, the pre-tour of Laos is an interesting addition to a tour of Vietnam)

Length: 13 Days / 12 Nights

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Itinerary Highlights:

DAY 1-Depart USA
Depart USA on transatlantic flight to Bangkok

DAY 2- Enroute
Cross International Date Line

DAY 3- Bangkok
Morning Arrival in Bangkok, transfer to hotel.

DAY 4-Bangkok/Hanoi
Fly from Bangkok to Hanoi, transfer to hotel

DAY 5-Hanoi
Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, his former residence, the 900 year old Temple of Literature, the Fine Arts Museum, and the Central Market

DAY 6-Hanoi/Halong Bay
Travel by road from Hanoi to Halong Bay via Haiphong.

DAY 7-Halong Bay/Hanoi
Enjoy a morning cruise around Halong Bay where limestone formations rise steeply out of the water to form thousands of uniquely shaped islands. Return to Hanoi in the afternoon

DAY 8-Hanoi/Danang
Fly to Danang and visit Cham Sculpture Museum and ancient town of Hoi An

DAY 9-Danang/Hue
Drive to Hue and enjoy the mountain views over the Hai Van Pass. Visit the royal citadel and take a boat trip along the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda

DAY 10-Hue/Ho Chi Minh City
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon sight seeing at the Presidential Palace and Cholon Chinatown district.

DAY 11- Ho Chi Minh City
Visit the Chu Chi Tunnels, the Quang Pagoda, Chinese Market, History Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral

DAY 12- Ho Chi Minh City
Drive to My Tho. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda. A boat trip takes you past fishing villages and farmlands of the Mekong Delta. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon. Dinner this evening includes a musical performance.

DAY 13- Ho Chi Minh City/Bangkok
Return to Bangkok or join our Angkor Wat extension of this trip.

Price: Call Uncommon Adventures for pricing and

The above is a sample itinerary. Uncommon Adventures specializes in custom itineraries to suit your specific desires and needs as well. Please feel free to consult us to design an adventure of your own.

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Photography courtesy of Randy Harwood Photography.