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9-DAY PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Round-trip international airfare from New York City to Hanoi. (Airfare available from your closest international airport for an additional fee. First/Business class upgrades available)
  • Transfers to/from the airport/hotel in Vietnam for full package guests.
  • Delicious buffet breakfast served daily and special farewell dinner.
  • A delicious welcome dinner, introductions, and orientation meeting.
  • Private deluxe motor coach and professional driver the entire time.
  • A professional Craftours escort throughout your entire journey.
  • First-class hotel accommodations in Hanoi and Sapa. (Suite upgrades available)
  • Overnight cruise sailing in Ha Long Bay onboard a “wooden junk vessel."
  • A visit to the Temple of Literature.
  • A tour of the Womens Museum and Craft Link Gallery in Hanoi.
  • Panoramic city tour of Hanoi with a local professional guide.
  • Traveling with our artist in resident Bonnie Hunter!
  • Visit to the village of Van Phuc to see weaving and dyeing silk.
  • Touring Hanoi’s Ethnology Museum.
  • A professional Vietnamese tour guide the entire time.
  • Drives through scenic river valleys and hillside rice terraces.
  • A workshop in Black Hmong batik.
  • Excursion to a Pearl Farm.
  • Visits to colorful markets and shopping for hand-made crafts.
  • Visits to villagers in traditional ethnic communities.
  • Hands-on workshops in Red Dao embroidery.
  • All taxes are included, and insurance is highly recommended.
  • A Craftours lanyard, luggage identifier and commemorative gift.
Cost of this 9-day Vietnam experience is

$4,469.00

Any questions please e-mail: [email protected]

Space is based on first-come/first-served. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Land only and single rates are available upon request. Please consult our Terms & Conditions as they apply once your first deposit is made. A 3% discount is offered if the expedition is paid in full by check within 7 business days of the invoice date.






BONNIE HUNTER

Bonnie K Hunter is passionate about quilt quilting, focusing mainly on scrap quilts with the simple feeling of “making do”. She started her love affair with quilting in a home economics class her senior year of high school in 1980 and has never looked back. Before quilting became her full time career, Bonnie was the owner and designer of ""Needle in a Haystack!", creating more than 70 patterns for dolls and stuffed animals with a country primitive feel.

Many of her designs were licensed through the Butterick Pattern Company, translated into 7 languages and sold around the globe through fabric stores. But quilting has always been Bonnie’s first love. She has been machine quilting since 1989 and professionally long arm quilting for the public since 1995, retiring in 2009 when she no longer had the time due to her teaching, traveling and writing schedule. She has been featured in magazines both for her quilt patterns and articles she has written on scrap management and using that stash to its full potential.

Bonnie received the 2012 “Teacher of the Year” award through a global internet poll hosted via Sew Cal Gal, and was completely flabbergasted, not to mention honored and humbled at the same time.

Dedicated to continuing the traditions of quilting, Bonnie enjoys meeting with quilters, teaching workshops and lecturing to quilt guilds all over the world, challenging quilters to break the rules, think outside the box, and find what brings them joy.

When not traveling and teaching, she spends her time piecing scrap quilts, enjoying the peaceful reward of English paper piecing and hand quilting as much as machine work, and loving life in her wooded surroundings in beautiful rural Wallburg, North Carolina, a suburb of Winston-Salem. She and her husband, Dave are the proud parents of two grown sons, Jason, and Jeffrey. They round out their household with Sadie the dog and two cats –Emmy Lou, who loves life inside only, and Chloe who only loves life on the outside—keeping Bonnie company while she designs, quilts and plays happily with her fabric.

Bonnie also writes a regular column for Quiltmaker Magazine entitled "Addicted to Scraps" with the main intention to help you to put various aspects of your own Scrap Users System to good use!

Bonnie’s favorite motto? “The Best Things in Life are Quilted!!” of course!



TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST VIETNAM TOURS:

Karen Uridel, Mentor, OH - "I was very surprised by the people and the country. I’m old enough that when I think of Vietnam, I think of a war torn country. Boy was I mistaken. The country was beautiful, the people were smiling and friendly. This seems to be a country moving into the future."
Marlys Wiens, Edina, MN - "The people of Vietnam were very hospitable and talked and lived "Peace". Many in the tourism business did not experience the "Vietnam/American War" and have moved on with their lives. The food was so fresh tasting and all the vegetable and meat (Fish) dishes were so healthy. Cruising in the 1,969 islands near Hanoi was so beautiful and having morning exercise classes in the morning mist on the top level of the boat was special. In the delta, loved the cruise and also to learn that the Vietnamese are still trying to educate the locals on how to handle the bombs they continue to find in their landscape. The question in my mind: Shouldn’t Americans want to help fund and/or assist in the cleanup of the war 50 years ago in Vietnam?"

Full Package Price:
$4,469.00 | Air from New York JFK

Land Only Price:
$3,596.00 | Land only rate does not include airport/hotel transfers



(per person, based on double occupancy)

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This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.