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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Vietnam 2007

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Study Tour to Vietnam & Hong Kong

May 14 – 28, 2007

Monday, May 14 - Twin Cities Departure

Tuesday, May 15 - Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

Ho Chi Minh City

Wednesday, May 16 - Ho Chi Minh City:

Morning drive to Cu Chi to visit the underground maze tunnels, the most famous battlefield from the American War.  Afternoon tour will include the Reunification Palace, War Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Notre Dame Cathedral and City Hall.

Vietnam Vietnam

Thursday, May 17 - Ho Chi Minh City:

Site visits to businesses

Ho Chi Minh City

Friday, May 18 - Ho Chi Minh City/ My Tho:

Morning site visit. Mid-afternoon drive to My Tho town in Tien Giang Province in the Mekong Delta (80 km). Visit of the Vinh Trang Pagoda

Vietnam Vietnam

Saturday, May 19 - My Tho/ Can Tho:

Morning site visits. Boat trip on the Mekong River to visit the fruit gardens and peasants houses on an islet, enjoy fresh fruit and Tai Tu Music, traditional music of the Mekong people. Afternoon drive to Can Tho, central city of the Mekong Delta. Visit Bang Lang stork Garden in the Thos Not District


Sunday, May 20 - Can Tho/ Ho Chi Minh City:

Early morning boat ride on the Mekong River to visit Cai Rang floating market, the largest fruits and vegetables market in the delta. After a late breakfast, site visits. Return to Ho Chi Minh City, visiting China Town and Thien Hau Pagoda.


Monday, May 21 - Ho Chi Minh City/ Nha Trang:

Departure on Vietnam Air Nha Trang. Arrive 11.35 and depart on a boat trip on the Nha Trang Sea to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium and a fishing village. Bathing or snorkeling at Hon Tam or Hon Mun Island.

Tuesday, May 22 - Nha Trang/ Hoi An:

Morning site visits. Departure to Danang, arriving at 13.20. Upon arrival, tour the Cham Museum, the stone collection of the Champa Kingdom’s history and culture. Visit Ngu Hanh (Marble) Mountains, Non Nuoc Beach, then depart for Hoi An. Visit the ancient town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, including the Phuc Kien Chinese Temple, Tan Ky house, with its unique Vietnam, China and Japan style. Visit Chua Cau and the Hoi An Museum.

Wednesday, May 23 - Hoi An/ Hue:

Visit a traditional Vietnam village to plant or un-husk rice. Travel to Hue (150 km) through Hai Van Mountain Pass. Arrive Hue for check-in at the DUY TAN HOTEL. Late afternoon boat ride to visit Thien Mu Royal Pagoda, Imperial Citadel of the 143 year Nguyen Dynasty and Dong Ba Market.


Thurday, May 24 - Hue/ Ho Chi Minh City:

Morning visit to Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Mausoleums and Tu Hieu Pagoda. Afternoon site visits. Transfer to airport for 17.10 departure on VN #253 to Ho Chi Minh City.

Friday, May 25 - Ho Chi Minh City/ Hong Kong:

Early transfer to airport for departure to Hong Kong. Afternoon site visits, as arranged by instructor.

Saturday, May 26 - Hong Kong:

Morning guided tour of the city, including a boat ride. Site visits.


Sunday, May 27 - Hong Kong:

Free day for independent exploration.

Monday, May 28 - Hong Kong/ Twin Cities:

Departing to the Twin Cities