Vietnam

Vietnam

From bustling cities to timeless villages, a Vietnam tour is essential to any traveler curious about delectable cuisine and a unique culture. With its early settlement dating back more than 4,000 years, Vietnam reflects the influences of a succession of empires and would-be conquerors in its architecture, religion, and traditions. Look for stunning design intricacies in the temples, shrines, and monuments of places like the ruins at My Son, the historic center of Hoi An, and the “forbidden city” of Hue. There will be plenty of opportunities to savor local treats with cooking demonstrations and visits to traditional food stalls. And no Vietnam cruise is complete without a visit to the colorful markets, overflowing with exotic produce, handicrafts, and luxurious silks. 

Upcoming Vietnam Expeditions

  • Halong Bay, Vietnam

    Vietnam: Culture & Cuisine

    January 31February 15, 2017

    Aboard the intimate, 65-guest Coral Discoverer, cruise among the dramatically sculpted limestone islands and islets of stunning Halong Bay; visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of colorful Hoi An and explore the local markets; and savor delectable cuisine.

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More Options for Exploration

At Zegrahm we offer a unique line-up of expeditions each year. Please let us know if you'd like to be notified the next time we add a departure to this region and we will be sure you are the first to know.

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