2024 Journey through Vietnam

Oct. 31 – Nov. 14, 2024 – Waitlist (Join the waitlist.)
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: From $4,597 (airfare included)*
Tour Length: 15 days
View Brochure (PDF)*
View all UNC-Odysseys tours (digital catalog)*

*Please note an airline tax increase of $100 occurred on 12/7/23, after the production of marketing materials. As noted in the brochure, airline taxes, surcharges, and fees are subject to change and upgrades are subject to availability and pricing is subject to change. On March 3, 2024, the cost for business class upgrades also increased, the amount dependent on the airport.

Encounter Vietnam’s breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people on this comprehensive 15-day journey.  Joining a small group limited to 24 travelers, see the country’s many highlights and spend two days in the beautiful, remote Mekong Delta.  Get acquainted first with the French-accented capital, Hanoi, during a three-night stay, touring the Ancient Quarter and other historic sites and sampling local cuisine.  On a full-day Ha Long Bay excursion, explore this stunning waterscape by boat.

Traveling on to Da Nang, tour the acclaimed Cham Museum.  Staying in a beachfront hotel here, enjoy a relaxing three-night interlude in this splendid setting.  Visit Hoi An and its charming Old Town, a UNESCO site, then take a cooking lesson.  A walking tour of a farming settlement reveals its daily life up close.  Journey next to Hue for exploration of the vast Imperial Citadel – a UNESCO site – and a cyclo ride, followed by dinner with traditional music.  Cruise the Perfume River to peaceful Thien Mu Pagoda, an important Buddhist monastery; and to the palatial Tomb of Minh Mang.

Spending the following two nights in a riverside hotel in Can Tho, experience river life in the storied Mekong Delta, visiting a lively floating market by boat then exploring the Mekong’s tributaries by sampan.  With three final nights in vibrant Saigon, see the city’s sights, including the notorious Cu Chi Tunnels, attend a traditional water puppet performance, and enjoy independent exploration.  Discover Angkor Wat’s amazing temples and Phnom Penh with an optional 5-day/3-night post-tour extension.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Arrive Hanoi
  • Day 3 : Hanoi
  • Day 4 : Hanoi / Ha Long Bay
  • Day 5 : Hanoi / Da Nang
  • Day 6 : Da Nang / Hoi An
  • Day 7 : Da Nang
  • Day 8 : Da Nang / Hue
  • Day 9 : Hue
  • Day 10 : Hue / Da Nang / Can Tho
  • Day 11 : Can Tho / Mekong Delta
  • Day 12 : Mekong Delta / Saigon
  • Day 13 : Saigon
  • Day 14 : Saigon
  • Day 15 : Depart for U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a Carolina Alumni member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a Carolina Alumni member in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to become a Carolina Alumni member, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or become a Carolina Alumni member online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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