The Wonders of Vietnam
Michigan Alumni Association in partnership with BSchool Travel

Trip Overview

Experience the wonders of Vietnam on this 9 day journey including stays in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh. This trip has something for everyone. Experience Vietnam’s nature, culture, cities, and culinary magic, crafted together into one memorable adventure. You will start your exploration in the capital city of Hanoi, which will include an overnight cruise at the world famous Ha Long Bay. You will enjoy a day in the serene waters in what is sure to be a breathtaking and relaxing experience. Your next destination is the port city of Hoi An, where you will explore the convergence of different architecture and cultures, ranging from the Chinese era to the French Era. Your final destination is Ho Chi Minh City, where you will take a deep dive into the history of the Vietnam War. You will start off with a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels, before saying farewell to this incredible country after a unique food tour on the back seat of a Vespa!

  • 9 Days – 4 Cities, 1 Country
  • Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City

  • Price: $1,520

  • Dates: 06/12/2021 – 06/20/2021
  • Theme: Culture, Adventure, Beach

Vietnam itinerary map

What’s Included


  • Hotel 8 Nights


  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 3 Dinners


  • Air-conditioned vehicle transfers throughout
  • 2 domestic flights included

Trip Highlights

  • English speaking guide throughout
  • Hanoi City Tour
  • Overnight Cruise – Ha Long Bay
  • Hoi An City Tour
  • My Son Sanctuary
  • Ho Chi Minh City Tour
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Food Tour by Vespa
  • Saigon Sky at Sunset


  • International flights
  • International airport departure tax
  • Arrival & Departure transfers
  • Any visas required
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Late check out at hotels
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks with included lunches and dinners
  • Tips for leaders, guide and driver
  • Expenditure of personal nature
  • Personal Insurance
  • Optional activities

Additional Experiences

Spa Treatment

Mekong Delta

Ninh Binh Day Trip

Trip Gallery

Itinerary Overview

Meet your fellow travelers and enjoy a delicious Vietnamese meal together to kick-off your trip!

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

Take in the highlights of Hanoi including visits to the Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi. You will also visit The Temple of Literature and the Ho Chi Minh complex while staying fueled throughout the day with a special lunch at a local market.

Included Activities: Hanoi – Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi – Temple of Literature, Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh Complex

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today is one of the highlights of the trip, including a visit to The World Heritage Site Ha Long Bay! You will board an overnight cruise and have the opportunity to swim in the famous Vietnam East Sea.

Included Activities: Ha Long Bay – Overnight boat cruise

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy the morning cruising through Ha Long Bay before returning to Hanoi for an evening at leisure.

Included Activities: None

Included Meals: Breakfast

Take a flight to Da Nang and check-in to your beautiful hotel in Hoi An. You will have some time to relax before venturing out on an orientation walk of the original European trading port in Vietnam dating back to the mid-16th century. It is also a marvelous place to wander around and enjoy the thriving riverside market and great silk clothes shopping.

Included Activities: Hoi An – Oriental Walk

Included Meals: Breakfast

Depart the hotel for the 40km journey outside Hoi An. Arrive at My Son Sanctuary, a great sample of ancient Champa civilization situated in the southern region of Vietnam. Stand astounded by a great number of exquisite stone sculptures, temples and towers nestled in a tropical jungle. Return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

Included Activities: My Son Sanctuary

Included Meals: breakfast

Travel to Saigon and get settled into your hotel. Head out on a city tour exploring some of the various markets in Ho Chi Minh and end the evening at a rooftop bar to enjoy sunset vistas overlooking this bustling city.

Included Activities: Ho Chi Minh City Tour, Saigon Sky Bar

Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to Cu Chi Tunnels, an extensive underground network of tunnels dug initially by the Viet Minh and later expanded by the Viet Cong. As you explore this extraordinary labyrinth you will learn more about its history and the 1968 Tet Offensive. In the late afternoon, you will head out for a foodie experience, seated on the back seat of a vintage Vespa through the local areas of Ho Chi Minh.

Included Activities: Cu Chi Tunnels, Vespa Food Tour

Included Meals: Breakfast

There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.

Included Activities: None

Included Meals: Breakfast