Menu
  • Vietnam: Cultural Explorer
Overview

See the Best of Vietnam with Boundless Journeys

From the emerald green rice paddies of the countryside and the sounds of its cities’ bustling markets to the intoxicating flavors of its renowned cuisine with its blend of French and Asian influences, Vietnam is a feast for the senses. It’s also one of Southeast Asia’s most captivating countries—and on Boundless Journeys’ Cultural Explorer tour of Vietnam, you’ll have 10 days to see the very best of it in the most magical of ways. The journey begins in the southern capital of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, where you’ll visit poignant war sites from the Cu Chi Tunnels to China Beach. In the following days, you’ll explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Forbidden Purple City of Hué, the 15th century trading port of Hoi An, and the spectacular seascape of Ha Long Bay, via a deluxe Asian junk for a two-day trip through the bay. You’ll also discover sacred caves, relax aboard longboats on scenic rivers, and immerse yourself in Hanoi, the “Paris of the Orient.” Consider this your “greatest hits” tour of Vietnam with Boundless Journeys!

What Our Guests Have To Say About This Tour

The trip was better than I could have hoped for – every aspect was great. An incredible value for your dollar. Their promise of a great trip is delivered in every aspect – accommodations, guides, itinerary, and meals.

Pat K
Oxford, OH

Itinerary &
Accommodations

Itinerary & Accommodations

Day 1

Ho Chi Minh City

  • Activity Overview: Exploring the city
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Activity Length: 1-2 hours on city streets

Upon arrival of your international flight to Ho Chi Minh City, you will be met at the airport and transferred to our hotel. Following a lunch together, we set out to explore some of the well-known city sites. Stops may include Cholon (the Chinese quarter), Thien Hau pagoda, and the immense Binh Tay Market.

Time permitting we will also visit the Reunification Palace, which was the residence of the president of South Vietnam until 1975, as well as the French colonial district.

This evening, we'll gather with our guide and fellow guests for a welcome dinner at an acclaimed restaurant featuring the best of traditional Vietnamese specialties.

Accommodations
Rex Hotel

Rex Hotel
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Offering modern luxury in the heart of downtown Saigon, the Rex is a heritage hotel dating to early 20th century. For over 80 years, the Rex has been a landmark in the city, with 286 individually designed rooms, a world-class spa and four in-house restaurants. The rooftop bar is a must, as guests can look over the bustling nightlife while they unwind over a cocktail.

Day 2

Cu Chi Tunnels; Transfer to Hué

  • Activity Overview: Walking on dirt paths and city streets
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Activity Length: Approximately 2 hours (walking); 3 hours (driving)

This morning we'll depart early for a one and a half hour drive to explore the Cu Chi Tunnels. During the Vietnam War the Vietcong dug an extensive tunnel complex that served as a sanctuary in the fight against American forces. Part of the complex has been left in its original state. For those who are comfortable with very close quarters, we'll have an opportunity to crawl through some of these tunnels, a unique experience indeed.

Upon our return to Ho Chi Minh City, we'll enjoy lunch at a popular local restaurant before transferring to the airport for our flight to Hué.

From 1802 to 1945, Hué was the country's political capital under the Nguyen Dynasty's 13 emperors. Hué was very much caught in the crossfire during the years of the Vietnam War. The educated populace did not support the north or the south, but still they suffered from their location in between the two.

Hué experienced truly awful devastation when, during the 1968 Tet Offensive, the North Vietnamese held the city for nearly a month, using the ancient citadel as their base of operations. American soldiers fought to regain the city, but did so only after an estimated 10,000 people died (many of them Hué civilians) and the city's many important historic cultural sites were destroyed.

Restoration is steadily underway, and today you will find Hué to be a rather small and quiet town, especially in comparison to the northern and southern capitals of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Accommodations
La Résidence Hotel & Spa

La Résidence Hotel & Spa
Hué, Vietnam

La Résidence Hôtel and Spa in Hué, Vietnam is an enchanting boutique hotel on the banks of the Perfume River, overlooking the former Imperial Citadel. This elegant property, the former residence of the French Colonial Governor, was redesigned in 2005 while harkening back to this time of opulence, with touches of warmth and elaborate design. Its 122 rooms maintain the character of a colonial-style villa, full of character and charm.

Day 3

Walking Tour of the Forbidden Purple City; Tomb Visits & Boat Ride on the Perfume River

  • Activity Overview: Walking
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Activity Length: Approximately 2 hours

Today we visit the Forbidden Purple City. In the early 19th century, Emperor Gia Long conscripted thousands of laborers to build a replica of Beijing's Forbidden City. Extensive moats and thick stonewalls form the outer perimeter. The Emperor decided to locate his own palace within the walls of the citadel, and a second, smaller set of walls and moat were built to define the area of the Forbidden Purple City.

Here, a network of palaces, gates, and courtyards served as his home and the core of his empire. Largely destroyed during the 1968 Tet Offensive, the city has now been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and those buildings that remain have been painstakingly restored. We explore the perimeter of the Citadel by foot to gain a glimpse into daily life.

Afterwards we enjoy a special lunch prepared by nuns at a local pagoda (perhaps featuring Banh Khoai, a delicious Hué trademark).

Following lunch, we focus on the lives of some of the many interesting emperors of Vietnam. On our list this afternoon may be a visit to the royal tomb of Khai Dinh. The final resting place of the Emperor of Vietnam from 1916-1925 represents a fusion of traditional Vietnamese style and modern influence, and includes many European architectural details.

We may also visit the elaborate grounds of Tu Duc's tomb and see where he spent the latter years of his life. Tu Duc was Vietnam's fourth emperor, living from 1829 until 1883, and is said to have had 104 concubines. During his reign, his country lost its independence to France. Please note, as these historic sites are often undergoing refurbishment, the ones listed may be substituted for the many other tombs in the area.

At some point today, we board a dragon boat for a pleasant journey on the Perfume River (this will depend on timing of the other excursions). Along the way, we may stop at a pagoda that is very characteristic of the architecture of its time. Dinner tonight is at one of our favorite restaurants, situated just outside the Forbidden Purple City in the Citadel, enjoying the ambience of a quieter pace and ancient history.

Accommodations
La Résidence Hotel & Spa

La Résidence Hotel & Spa
Hué, Vietnam

La Résidence Hôtel and Spa in Hué, Vietnam is an enchanting boutique hotel on the banks of the Perfume River, overlooking the former Imperial Citadel. This elegant property, the former residence of the French Colonial Governor, was redesigned in 2005 while harkening back to this time of opulence, with touches of warmth and elaborate design. Its 122 rooms maintain the character of a colonial-style villa, full of character and charm.

Day 4

Transfer to Hoi An; Marble Mountain and Hoi An Walking Tour

  • Activity Overview: Walking
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Activity Length: 2-3 hours (walking); 3 hours (driving)

This morning after breakfast, make our way to Hoi An. En route we ascend Hai Van Pass, with its incredible views over the Lang Co Lagoon and the South China Sea. Just south of Danag, a major commercial center of Vietnam and sight of the largest American military base during the Vietnam war, we will stretch our legs at Marble Mountain and take a short climb up to see the shrines and limestone caves that blanket the hills.

We then continue to Hoi An, a picturesque town along the Thu Bon River. This exceptionally well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port, dating from the 15th century, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Upon our arrival, we enjoy some regional specialties for lunch.

In the afternoon, we embark on a walking tour of Hoi An's charming old town with its numerous historic houses, congregation halls, pagodas, and other structures. Its buildings and street plan reflects the varied influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

Among our stops this afternoon will be the Museum of History and Culture, Tan Ky house, the Japanese Bridge, and the Fujian Assembly Hall. As Hoi An is known for its extraordinary talent in tailoring, we'll also visit the local cloth market, where we are introduced to this trade.

The evening will be yours to explore Hoi An, which is very festive at night. Perhaps you will choose to visit one of the many famous tailors or numerous shops showcasing local handicrafts. Dinner will be on your own this evening and you can select from one of the many wonderful restaurants in the Old Quarter.

Accommodations
Anantara Resort

Anantara Resort
Hoi An, Vietnam

Located in the French colonial quarter of Hoi An, this tranquil property has landscaped gardens and is situated on the riverbank, just a short walk from the center of town. The hotel’s design embodies Hoi An’s cultural diversity, with each of the resort’s 93 spacious rooms overlooking either the river or garden courtyard. Guests may sip on a cappuccino at the French-style bistro, or unwind with a cocktail overlooking the Tu Bon River.

Day 5

Biking Exploration of Farming Communities; Lifestart Foundation Artisan Workshops

  • Activity Overview: Cycling and walking
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Activity Length: 1-2 hours (cycling); 1-2 hours (walking)

This morning following breakfast, we embark on a cycling tour of the surrounding countryside to get a flavor for rural life. Along the way we meet villagers and stop by a vegetable farm to learn about traditional farming techniques. Following our cycling excursion, we return to Hoi An by river boat, where we enjoy lunch on our own.

This afternoon, we have the unique opportunity to visit the art studio of a local Vietnamese painter, Sinh Trong. Sinh grew up in an orphanage in Hoi An, and through the Lifestart Foundation (an organization supporting disadvantaged youth through skills and employment training) he was able to become a successful artist. Over Vietnamese tea, we learn more about the Lifestart Foundation, and may have the chance to make a miniature Hoi An lantern, under the instruction of workshop staff. You will see these lanterns at night glimmering along the Tu Bon River.

This evening, we board a river cruise on the Tu Bon River, to enjoy the sunset and a dinner featuring regional specialties aboard our river boat (please note that this is a join-in cruise).

Accommodations
Anantara Resort

Anantara Resort
Hoi An, Vietnam

Located in the French colonial quarter of Hoi An, this tranquil property has landscaped gardens and is situated on the riverbank, just a short walk from the center of town. The hotel’s design embodies Hoi An’s cultural diversity, with each of the resort’s 93 spacious rooms overlooking either the river or garden courtyard. Guests may sip on a cappuccino at the French-style bistro, or unwind with a cocktail overlooking the Tu Bon River.

Day 6

Excursion to My Son Cham Ruins; Cooking Class in Local Home

  • Activity Overview: Walking and optional cycling
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Activity Length: Approximately 1 hour (walking); optional 1-2 hours (cycling)

This morning we depart early by car to explore the ancient Cham ruins of My Son, about one hour outside of Hoi An. The Champa reigned over central Vietnam from the 2nd to 15th centuries and you can still see cultural influences of their kingdom today in pottery, fishing, and agricultural techniques, as well as in temple structures, which embody influences from the Hindu traditions.

Our bucolic drive will take us through the countryside outside of Hoi An. Although the temples of My Son are in relative disrepair, the partially overgrown vegetation encroaching on the temples actually adds to the mystique and intimate feel of the sight. We will have the chance to walk around for about an hour to take in the tranquil setting and learn about these ingenious and spiritual people.

We return to Hoi An in time for lunch, which you may enjoy on your own. This afternoon, we have some time for independent exploration to perhaps stroll the quaint markets, or take in the ambience of Hoi An while enjoying drinks on one of the many balconies overlooking the Tu Bon River.

There is the option this afteroon to go for a cycling excursion outside of Hoi An where you will board a small boat for a 35 minute cruise along the tranquil waterways of Quang Nam Province. From the boat landing, you will peddle your way through the green rice paddy fields and outlying villages, stopping at traditional handicraft villages along the way where you can still see local craftsmen producing rice paper and sleeping mats.

This evening you may participate in a cooking class, where we explore Hoi An's colorful and bustling market and learn about the different uses of fresh noodles, how to recognize and buy fresh fish, herbs, spices, rice, and grains, while perhaps tasting some exotic fruits. After the chance to mingle with the vendors, we visit a local home to try our hand at preparing some Vietnamese dishes, while of course having the opportunity to taste our final product.

Accommodations
Anantara Resort

Anantara Resort
Hoi An, Vietnam

Located in the French colonial quarter of Hoi An, this tranquil property has landscaped gardens and is situated on the riverbank, just a short walk from the center of town. The hotel’s design embodies Hoi An’s cultural diversity, with each of the resort’s 93 spacious rooms overlooking either the river or garden courtyard. Guests may sip on a cappuccino at the French-style bistro, or unwind with a cocktail overlooking the Tu Bon River.

Day 7

Flight to Hanoi; Cyclo Tour of Old Quarter

  • Activity Overview: City walking tour
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Activity Length: 1-2 hours

This morning we fly to Hanoi, and have lunch at a local restaurant where we may have the chance to try Cha Ca, a delightful mixture of lightly fried fish and fresh herbs over rice noodles. We then take a one hour "cyclo" tour through the Old Quarter, also known as the "36 Streets," a bustling area of narrow alleys is home to hundreds of small businesses and shopkeepers. It's a great place to explore, with plenty of photo opportunities.

If time allows, we'll walk around Hoan Kiem Lake before enjoying dinner on our own at one of Hanoi's many incredible restaurants. There is the option to enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show at the Thang Long Opera, for those who are interested.

Accommodations
Sofitel Legend Metropole

Sofitel Legend Metropole
Hanoi, Vietnam

This award-winning French colonial-style hotel has stood proudly in the heart of Hanoi since 1901. Once a gathering point for diplomats and high class society, the hotel has a rich history and lovely rooms, a recently built spa, and swimming pool. Within walking distance of Hoan Kiem Lake and the magnificent Opera House, the hotel is one of the few remaining hotels of its era.

Day 8

Ho Chi Minh’s House, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Old Quarter

  • Activity Overview: Walking – easy, 2-3 hours on city streets. Walking – easy, 2-3 hours on city streets. Walking
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Activity Length: 2-3 hours on city streets

This morning following breakfast, we explore the many historic and cultural sites of Hanoi. The Presidential Palace where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked from 1954 to 1969 will be our first stop. Originally the home of the Governor General of Indochina, the immaculate grounds became the center of revolutionary activity once North Vietnam achieved independence in 1954. Ho Chi Minh opted not to move into the palace at that time, believing it belonged to the North Vietnamese people, and instead lived in the neighboring "House on Stilts." Here the revered Uncle Ho worked amid the gardens, mango alley, and carp-filled pond. The whole structure has been preserved in perfect condition, a tribute to the well-loved leader.

Next we visit the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Built after King Ly Thai To's vision of a bodhisattva sitting on a lotus in 1049, the lotus-shaped One Pillar Pagoda sits atop a pillar jutting out of a lily pond. Soon after the temple was built, the King's wife gave birth to a son, and today childless couples visit the pagoda to make prayer offerings. The Temple of Literature is perhaps Hanoi's best-preserved ancient site. Also built in the 11th century, Van Mieu, as it is known in Vietnamese, served as the national university for 700 years.

This afternoon there will be some time for independent exploration or relaxation, or you may go on a street food tour of the Old Quarter of Hanoi. There will be plenty of opportunity to purchase handicrafts to take home with you or you may simply choose to take in the vibrant scene of street vendors, while enjoying coffee at a traditional Vietnamese coffee house.

For those who wish, there will be the option this evening to attend a special performance of Ca Tru, an ancient genre of chamber music featuring female vocalists, combining a unique style of poetry and music. Ca Tru originated in northern Vietnam dating back to the 11th-century, and was performed at royal receptions and religious rituals (Please note that this show does not take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. We will switch days this is offered if needed).

Accommodations
Jasmine Cruise

Jasmine Cruise
Halong Bay, Vietnam

This traditionally rigged Asian sailing vessel offers the highest standard of service and amenities on Ha Long Bay. This junk has 24 cabins, stylishly decorated with an antique Asian motif. There is also a restaurant, lounge, and sundeck offering uninterrupted views of the bay. Excursions such as walks and kayaking amidst the limestone cliffs of offered by the boat’s professional and friendly staff.

Sofitel Legend Metropole

Sofitel Legend Metropole
Hanoi, Vietnam

This award-winning French colonial-style hotel has stood proudly in the heart of Hanoi since 1901. Once a gathering point for diplomats and high class society, the hotel has a rich history and lovely rooms, a recently built spa, and swimming pool. Within walking distance of Hoan Kiem Lake and the magnificent Opera House, the hotel is one of the few remaining hotels of its era.

Day 9

Transfer to Ha Long Bay and overnight cruise; optional scenic seaplane flight

  • Activity Overview: Cruising; optional swimming and kayaking
  • Activity Level: Easy

This morning after breakfast, we transfer to Halong Bay, either by road (approximately 3-4 hours) or seaplane (optional at an additional cost). Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. In 1994, this unique landscape was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival you will board a deluxe Asian "junk" for a two-day trip through the bay.

We enjoy a lunch of Asian-fusion specialties on board while sailing into the bay, soaking up the scenic views and unwinding for the last leg of our journey. Various excursions are available including a visit toTien Ong Cave. The Cave is about 2.000 square meters and is peppered with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, formed out of ancient limestone karsts about 700,000 years ago. The voyage continues with an excursion to the floating fishing village of Cua Van, the biggest and oldest fishing village in Halong Bay. Once we are back on board, there will also be a cooking demonstration by the ship's chef to reveal some of the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine.

This evening, we enjoy the sunset from the deck before an elegant five-course dinner in the restaurant. Afterward, you can relax on the deck and socialize with other travelers before retiring to your cabin.

Accommodations
Jasmine Cruise

Jasmine Cruise
Halong Bay, Vietnam

This traditionally rigged Asian sailing vessel offers the highest standard of service and amenities on Ha Long Bay. This junk has 24 cabins, stylishly decorated with an antique Asian motif. There is also a restaurant, lounge, and sundeck offering uninterrupted views of the bay. Excursions such as walks and kayaking amidst the limestone cliffs of offered by the boat’s professional and friendly staff.

Sofitel Legend Metropole

Sofitel Legend Metropole
Hanoi, Vietnam

This award-winning French colonial-style hotel has stood proudly in the heart of Hanoi since 1901. Once a gathering point for diplomats and high class society, the hotel has a rich history and lovely rooms, a recently built spa, and swimming pool. Within walking distance of Hoan Kiem Lake and the magnificent Opera House, the hotel is one of the few remaining hotels of its era.

Day 10

Ha Long Bay; Return to Hanoi for International Departure

  • Activity Overview: Optional Tai Chi and optional hike
  • Activity Level: easy
  • Activity Length: 1-hour (Tai Chi); 30 minutes (hike)

Early risers will be treated to ideal light for photographs, and perhaps you'll join other guests on deck for a morning Tai Chi lesson. After breakfast, we continue our cruise through the unforgettable landscape, stopping at one of the most spectacular beaches - Ti Top - where you are free to disembark and hike up 400 steps for a panoramic view of the bay.

We disembark the cruise by midday, and return to Hanoi by road, where we will say farewell and depart for our onward journey.

Please note that this is a typical itinerary, and actual activities may vary due to weather conditions, local events, and to allow serendipity to play a hand in your experience. Accommodations are as outlined in the itinerary, although we reserve the right to change these or the order visited should the need arise.

Back To Top
Dates &
Prices

Dates And Prices

2016
Trip Length

10 Days

Trip Dates

Nov 6-15, 2016

2016 Land Cost

From $4,595 Per Person


Internal Airfare

$295 Per Person

Ho Chi Minh City-Hué; Danang-Hai Phong; subject to change

Single Supplement

First two reserved:$625

Additional:$1,125

See single supplement policy below.

2017
Trip Length

10 Days

Trip Dates

Feb 28-Mar 9, 2017

Nov 7-16, 2017

2017 Land Cost

$4,795 Per Person


Internal Airfare

$295 Per Person

Ho Chi Minh City-Hué; Danang-Hai Phong; subject to change

Single Supplement

First two reserved:$625

Additional:$1,125

See single supplement policy below.

2016 PRICING GUARANTEED UNTIL 2017 PRICING IS SET

2017 pricing will be set soon, so reserve your 2017 departure now to guarantee 2016 rates!

Optional seaplane flight to Ha Long Bay: $400 per person

What's Included

  • Expert leadership
  • All accommodations, including an overnight on a deluxe traditional junk on Ha Long Bay
  • All on-tour ground transportation
  • All meals except two lunches and three dinners
  • Local wine and beer with included dinners
  • All activities as noted in the itinerary
Single Supplement Policy

Accommodations (hotels, tents, cruise cabins) are based on double occupancy. A single supplement is paid by participants who specifically request single accommodations, subject to availability. If you reserve at least 120 days prior to departure, you may be eligible for a reduced or free single supplement.* This is generally limited to the first one or two solo travelers to reserve, and the reduction is outlined in the pricing for each trip. Please note, free or reduced single supplements are not combinable with other offers or promotions.

If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, we will try to match you with a roommate of the same gender. If you reserve at least 120 days ahead and a roommate is not available, you will only be charged a “forced” single supplement in the amount of 50% of the standard single supplement* (unless otherwise noted in the detailed itinerary). Single accommodations are limited so you are encouraged to reserve early!

* This does not apply to cruises in the Galapagos Islands. Please see these trip pages for more details.

What To
Expect

What To Expect

Physical Activity

Boundless Journeys’ trips are designed for energetic and flexible individuals who like to be active and have a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude. Vietnam: Cultural Explorer is rated 1+, easy with some moderate options on a scale of 1-5 (with 5 being the most strenuous). The walks on this trip are day walks with some vehicle support. Much of the walking will be flat terrain, in and around villages, towns and temples, 2-3 hours per day, broken up by rest and meals.

Meeting Point

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Departure Point

Hanoi, Vietnam

Traveling To and From

Most Convenient Airport for Arrival:
Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (airport code SGN)

Most Convenient Airport for Departure:
Noi Bai International Aiport, Hanoi, Vietnam (airport code HAN)

Meeting Time and Place:
Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by 12 p.m. on Day 1 of the tour

Departure Time and Place:
Day 10, upon returning from Halong Bay (anytime after 5pm)

Preparing for This Trip

It is very important that you realistically assess your physical condition with regard to the demands of this trip. The more well-prepared you are for the activities, the more you will enjoy yourself. As a general guideline, we suggest that you engage in easy to moderate aerobic activities (such as walking, hiking, jogging, or cycling) for at least 30-45 minutes several times a week for 4-6 weeks before the trip. If you live in a flat area, try to incorporate some stairs into your workout, or use a treadmill with varying incline capability (consult your doctor before undertaking any new fitness program). Please contact us if you have any doubts regarding your physical match with this tour.

Weather

During our trip, you will likely experience a range of weather conditions, as various locations fall within different climate zones. While Hanoi will be relatively cool, Ho Chi Minh City will be warmer.

You can obtain more detailed weather information at www.weatherbase.com.

Hanoi

October

High: 84
Low: 71

November

High: 76
Low: 66

December

High: 71
Low: 59

January

High: 68
Low: 55

February

High: 67
Low: 60

March

High: 73
Low: 63

Ho Chi Minh City

October

High: 87
Low: 76

November

High: 87
Low: 74

December

High: 87
Low: 72

January

High: 88
Low: 72

February

High: 90
Low: 73

March

High: 92
Low: 76

When to Go

The cooler dry season lasts from October to March. In October and November, arriving just after the rainy season, you’ll have the benefit of being there for the newly greened trees and rice paddies, as well as the much clearer air quality that can be expected at this time of year. December through March remain much drier and a bit cooler than during the summer months. However, it is possible to have some rain at any time of year.

Traveler’s Responsibility

Trip participants have certain responsibilities to both Boundless Journeys and your fellow travelers. This includes understanding the conditions described in the trip itinerary and making sure it is appropriate for your interests and abilities, based on a review of the trip ratings, consultation with Boundless Journeys’ staff, and perhaps your doctor.

In addition, trip participants are responsible for preparing for a trip by undertaking the proper fitness training. At the guide’s discretion, a participant may be asked to leave the trip if the guide feels that the person’s further participation may be detrimental to the individual or to other trip participants. If you have any questions about the difficulty level of the trip you have chosen, please contact Boundless Journeys to speak with one of our Destination Managers.

Small Group Travel

Small group travel affords us the opportunity to seek out the most remote and exotic destinations on the planet. Often we are exploring these locales with just 6-12 guests. The nature of active group travel is such that not all participants have the same ability level or interests. Traveling at a pace that is comfortable for the entire group, with a spirit of flexibility and adventure are all part of this shared experience.

Guides

Featured Guides

About Our Guides

With a Boundless Journeys guide, your experience is that of friend and local adventurer. We believe strongly in working with local guides, experts in the areas to which we travel, and they hold the keys to unlocking the hidden delights of your chosen destination. Although you will never know they are at work—the mark of a truly great leader—our guides make magical things happen and add a dimension to your trip that you could not experience on your own. Over the years we have forged bonds with some of the best guides in the world, and we typically work with a small team of guides in each region. You will be informed of the guide for your trip one month prior to your departure.

From $4,595 / person* *airfare not included
10 Days
Reserve This Tour
  • Departure Dates: Nov 6-15, 2016
    Feb 28-Mar 9, 2017
    Nov 7-16, 2017
Activity Level 1+ Easy with Moderate Options

Easy cultural touring and walking.

  • Group Size: 2-16 Guests

Make it Your Own!

This trip can be your own adventure by taking over one of our scheduled dates, or we can request a fresh one.

Prefer a Custom Tour?

Questions?

Our dedicated team of travel experts are here to help.

1-800-941-8010

Travel + Leisure World's Best Award

Top 5 World's Best Tour Operators
Multi-year Recipient

National Geographic Traveler

50 Tours Of A Lifetime
Multi-year Recipient

National Geographic Adventure Magazine

Best Adventure Travel Company Winner