Vietnam
Jonathan Palant
June 2021

Vietnam Choir Festival 2021 with Jonathan Palant

One Voice Choir Festival - Vietnam 2021 with Jonathan Palant

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THURSDAY, JUNE 10: DEPART

Depart for Vietnam

FRIDAY, JUNE 11: ARRIVAL | HANOI

Arrival in Hanoi, Meet your KIconcerts tour manager, Introduction of fascinating Vietnam en route to a city that is a great blend of Vietnamese and French classical architecture, Check in, Dinner daily, Overnight Hanoi

SATURDAY, JUNE 12: HANOI

Breakfast daily, Enjoy a guided tour of the historic city of Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital and second biggest city. Visit the One Pillar Pagoda, a historic Buddhist temple built of wood on a single stone pillar then visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, dedicated to Confucius before touring Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum as well as his former residence, Festival rehearsal, Festival Welcome Dinner,  Overnight Hanoi

SUNDAY, JUNE 13: HANOI

Festival rehearsal,  Visit the Museum of Ethnology to learn of the 54 ethnic groups that make up Vietnam, then travel by rickshaw through Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter. This bustling area of narrow streets is home to thousands of small shops and a great place for many unique photo opportunities, Optional individual concert,  Overnight Hanoi

MONDAY, JUNE 14: GALA CONCERT

Festival dress rehearsal with Jonathan Palant,  Time to explore Hanoi, Gala festival concert conducted by Jonathan Palant,  Overnight Hanoi

TUESDAY, JUNE 15: HA LONG BAY

Transfer to Ha Long Bay before boarding your comfortable cruise ship to sail the bay, one of Vietnam’s natural wonders. Ha Long Bay has so many unique features including the Ba Hang floating village you glide past and the chance to tour one of the recently discovered cave systems boasting truly extraordinary sights, Return to the boat in time for dinner and a chance to try fishing Vietnamese style for those who want to, Overnight on boat

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16: HA LONG BAY | HO CHI MINH CITY

You are welcome to start your day with an optional Tai Chi class on the deck of your ship before breakfast, Continue sailing through the geographical wonders of this unique body of water especially marveling at the rock formations that have a timeless feel, Enjoy brunch before disembarking the boat, Transfer to the airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City (still also known as Saigon), Transfer to your city hotel and check in, Overnight Ho Chi Minh City

THURSDAY, JUNE 17: HO CHI MINH CITY | GALA CONCERT

Enjoy a guided city tour of Ho Chi Minh City including a visit inside the Reunification Palace, a fascinating and important testament to the Vietnam War which your tour manager will bring to life as it is the experience of their parents’ generation if not their own. Continue to tour HCMC with a guided stroll around the Central Post Office built by Eiffel in the neoclassical style of the early 20th century. You will also see the elegant 19th century Notre-Dame Cathedral, the City Hall built in the French colonial style and the Opera House from 1897 with an opportunity to walk through picturesque Chinatown, housing the Thien Hau Pagoda built in honor of the protective Goddess of Sailors, Festival dress rehearsal with Jonathan Palant, Gala festival concert conducted by Jonathan Palant,  Overnight Ho Chi Minh City

FRIDAY, JUNE 18: MEKONG DELTA

Today is a fascinating sightseeing day starting with a drive to Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta before embarking on a boat ride along the Mekong River marveling at the constant crisscrossing of the sampans. After disembarking the boat, you visit a traditional Southern Vietnam house made of coconut experiencing orchard farm life (tasting local tropical fruit) while watching a performance of Don Ca Tai Tu music before seeing rice paddies and experiencing the centuries old traditional rural life of Vietnam, Enjoy your farewell dinner aboard a river cruise on Saigon’s river, Overnight Ho Chi Minh City

SATURDAY, JUNE 19: DEPART

Transfer to airport for your return flight home