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Welcome to Hanoi

The newest of Tauck’s Vietnam tours begins at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi at 6:00 PM. A transfer from Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport to your historic landmark hotel is included. Please join us this evening to meet...


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History in Hanoi

Begin your exploration of Hanoi in Da Ba Dinh Square, where you'll view Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho's "house on stilts" and the One-Pillar Pagoda. Take a buggy ride through Colonial Hanoi, seeing the Opera House and other...


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Cruising on Ha Long Bay

Watch rural Vietnamese daily life unfold as you pass water buffalo, ancient temples and local farmers at work in the rice paddies en route to Ha Long Bay. Called the “Bay of the Descending Dragons,” legend has it that dragons sent by the...


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From the bay to Hoi An via Da Nang

After spending part of the morning cruising on Ha Long Bay, disembark Paradise Elegance and return to Hanoi to catch your flight to the city of Da Nang on the South China Sea. From there, you'll travel a short distance to the UNESCO World...


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The past preserved in centuries-old Hoi An

Today, discover how the traditions of the past are treasured in the present in Hoi An on the Thu Bon River, a key international trading port between the 15th and 19th centuries – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved, centuries-old...


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Ho Chi Minh City & the Cu Chi Tunnels

Fly from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City; upon arrival, head to the Cu Chi Tunnels in Ben Duoc for a close-up look at the Vietnam War. Stretching out in a 120-mile underground network of meeting rooms, triage centers and kitchens, this vast complex allowed...


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Once known as Saigon... Ho Chi Minh City

Today's Ho Chi Minh City – once known as Saigon – bustles with forward-looking energy in glittering skyscapes, street vendors and open-air cafés. A sightseeing tour takes in vestiges of its past, including Reunification Hall (formerly...


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Riverside life in the Mekong Delta

From Ho Chi Minh City, drive to the Mekong River town of Cai Be and board a motorized sampan to cruise through small villages along the banks and floating markets for an authentic look at daily life along the river and the Mekong Delta. Stop at a local...


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Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh

Take a morning flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, arriving in time for lunch. This afternoon, visit the Apsara Arts Association, dedicated to the preservation of traditional Cambodian dance and culture. Dine in style this...


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Many faces of Phnom Penh

Explore Phnom Penh's Royal Palace complex this morning, where you’ll find solid silver tiles on the floor of the Silver Pagoda, which today serves as a repository for religious and cultural treasures; the architecture of the various buildings...


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On to amazing Angkor

Drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor. More than 1,000 archeological sites have been identified at what were the ancient Khmer metropolitan areas. Begin exploring some of them today on a guided visit to Angkor...


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Khmer monuments of Angkor

Unlike other temples at Angkor, Ta Prohm has been left much as it was found, surrounded by jungle with silk-cotton trees growing out of the walls and covering them with roots; the temple’s stele records indicate that over 12,000 people once lived...


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Discover Luang Prabang in Laos

After a morning at leisure in Siem Reap, take an afternoon flight from Cambodia to Laos. The colors may be what you notice first when you arrive in Luang Prabang… the flowers, saffron-clad monks, and gold or ruby wats… but the city, a...


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Alms in Luang Prabang & local rural life

Shortly after dawn in Luang Prabang, a gong announces the end of morning prayers and the beginning of a procession of monks emerging from the temples to seek alms; rise early this morning to experience this extraordinary ritual. After breakfast, explore...


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Waterfalls, visit to a special village and a traditional Lao Baci ceremony

Morning sightseeing takes you to picture-perfect Tad Kouang Si waterfalls. Have lunch at a local restaurant in Luang Prabang, then join us this afternoon for a visit to an elephant village for an educational opportunity – and time spent interacting...


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Life in the Laotian countryside & journey home

Spend the morning on a community based living rice farm in the countryside, surrounded by mountains and rice paddies. You’ll have an opportunity to experience the life of local rice farmers and try your hand at some of their daily activities,...


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