Journey through Vietnam

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JAN. 2-18, 2019 $3,395
Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Da Nang, Hue, Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City
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Journey through Vietnam

JAN. 2-18, 2019
Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Da Nang, Hue, Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City

Discover Vietnam’s natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people on this comprehensive 17-day small group journey.  Begin with sightseeing in French-accented Hanoi, a traditional water puppet performance, a village cycling tour, and a visit to an artists’ community.  Wend through Ha Long Bay’s breathtaking waterscape on a boat tour.  Stay at a beachside resort in Da Nang and tour the acclaimed Cham Museum.  Visit Hoi An and its charming Old Town, a UNESCO site, and see local life up close at a farming settlement.  In ancient Hue, explore the Imperial Citadel, another UNESCO site.  Cruise the Perfume River to peaceful Thien Mu Pagoda.  Travel on to Can Tho and experience river life, exploring the storied Mekong Delta’s tributaries and a floating market by sampan.  Your journey concludes in vibrant Saigon, where touring includes the notorious Cu Chi Tunnels.  Discover Angkor Wat’s amazing temples on an optional 3-day/2-night Cambodia extension.

Cost: $3,395
Odysseys Unlimited
Activity Level: Moderate
Faster pace, substantial distances covered, long walks, city walking tours over uneven walking surfaces and stair climbing.

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Sara Melzer
Department of French & Francophone Studies
Professor Sara E. Melzer has taught at UCLA for over 30 years. As a professor of French and Francophone Studies, her knowledge of Vietnam comes through a unique lens. Vietnam was under France’s political and cultural spell (and sword!) from 1620-1954. After achieving political independence, this former colony still remains deeply influenced by its cultural affiliation with France. Professor Melzer’s most recent book is about France’s colonial empire, focusing on how the French adopted a unique colonial strategy, using its culture as an instrument of seduction (not to mention, physical force!) She has published four books and around 50 articles, all exploring the role of culture – literature, dance, music, architecture– in the politics of France and her colonial empire.

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Odysseys Unlimited. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.