Discovering Vietnam

Savor breathtaking beauty and enduring traditions as you travel from Vietnam's imperial cities to the Mekong River Delta, where you will experience local cuisine and get an up-close look at a farming settlement near Da Nang.

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 Throwing fishing nets along the river in Vietnam. Credit: Amanda Mack  Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage site  Women in a boat along the Perfume River  A Vietnamese woman traveling by boat in Hoi An  The village of Hoi An, a World Heritage site  The canals of Hoi An  The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi  Pavilion at the Tomb of Minh Mang, Hue  At the Tomb of Khai Dinh in Hue  Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue  The Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City  Traditional musicians   Dà Nang Harbor  Rural Dà Nang, where endless rice paddies checker the land

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This was our first Smithsonian tour and we were impressed! It combined first class transportation and accommodations with intelligent and thought provoking seminars plus knowledgeable tour directors and study leaders. It won't be our last Smithsonian Journey. 

Carol R.


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Optional Post-Tour Extension to Angkor Wat and Cambodia
3 Days/2 Nights
Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to discover the amazing temples and statuary from the Ancient Khmer Empire. Spend three days touring the Angkor Wat complex.

Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Gold and Spa Resort
Set amidst tranquil landscaped gardens on beautiful tree-lined Charles de Gaulle Avenue, Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort is close to the ruins at Angkor Wat, as well as near traditional markets and other local attractions. Combining French and Khmer architecture to provide refined, elegant accommodation, the 238-room hotel features five restaurants and two bars, Internet access, fitness center with jacuzzi and sauna, and outdoor pool. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, TV, and phone.