Alexander + Roberts’ Vision of Vietnam small group tour will offer more experiences for 2015 and 2016. Highlights include transportation from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay aboard a seaplane providing guests aerial views of the UNESCO World Heritage site (the tour can also be taken in a car); an overnight cruise aboard the company’s Paradise Cruise vessel to Ha Long Bay; and a visit to historic Hoi An and a local market to select spices and fresh produce for a hands-on culinary class. Travelers will also learn about Buddhist traditions during a traditional vegetarian lunch with resident nuns at the Dong Thien Pagoda in Hue; and in Hanoi, a local chef introduces them to food market vendors to taste the local cuisine.
Rates start at $4,199 pp and include daily sightseeing, on-tour dining, and stays at Park Hyatt in Ho Chi Minh City and Sofitel Legend Metropole in Hanoi. Now through Dec. 31, guests can save $1,000 per couple ($500 for solo travelers) when paying in full at the time of booking for any 2015-1016 Small Group and Private Journeys. The discount can also be combined with other offers, such as Family+Friends savings of $50 to $200 pp when three or more guests travel together. In addition, travel agents who are members of Alexander+Roberts Rewards can earn a $100 booking bonus when their clients pay in full. For more information, call (800) 221-2216 or visit alexanderroberts.com.