With social anthropologist Shirley Campbell by your side, you'll enjoy this unique look at the people of Northern Vietnam and Laos. You'll meet with locals from Tai Dam and Tai Kao minority groups, and even join monks for their morning prayers in Luang Prabang.
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
Past Vietnam Expeditions
Vietnam: Culture & CuisineJanuary 31 — February 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.