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Toronto, ON, Canada

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To be beautiful means to be yourself

- Thích Nhất Hạnh

Vietnam

A breathtakingly beautiful country, Vietnam is at once incredibly exotic and utterly compelling.  Gaze over the surreal limestone islands of Halong Bay, walk or cycle through rice paddies, soak up the street scenes in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, get clothing tailored in Hoi An, dodge traffic in Saigon, enjoy delicious food, laze on long sandy beaches and mingle and laugh with the engaging locals.  Vietnam is all that and more.

When to go

October to March are are the best months to visit Vietnam.  It is dry and warm in the south although it can be cool in the north.

Must-See Places

Signature Experiences

 
 

Hanoi

While rapidly catching up to modern days the Old Quarter of Hanoi still has a timeless, colonial quality to it.  Shopkeepers and hawkers praise their wares, locals munch on noodles in restaurants, or do their morning exercise in the quiet parks around Hoan Kiem Lake.  Further afield lie temples and monuments long forgotten by time but waiting  to be discovered by you.

 

Halong Bay

Like the scales on a dragon's back, this surreal jumble of limestone cliffs rises up from the ocean's surface high into the sky.  Board a traditional junk, sit back and enjoy the amazing scenery.

 

Sapa

Sitting at the head of a deep valley, the old French hill station of Sapa is the perfect place from which to explore traditional markets and hilltribe villages.  Hike through a landscape stunning beyond belief, where rice paddies tumble down the mountain like so many cascading waterfalls, the return to town to enjoy a good meal and the stupendous views.

 

Hue

Situated on the banks of the pretty Perfume River, the old imperial capital of Vietnam invites you to explore the palaces, temples and citadel.  Take a boat trip up the river, or cycle its tranquil riverbanks.

 

Hoi An

Historic and tranquil, the old town of Hoi An is the perfect place to spend a few days relaxing in street-side cafes, enjoying the culinary delights on offer or perhaps having some clothes tailored for you.  Cycle outside of town and discover a way of life unchanged in centuries.

 

Na Thrang

Bustling Na Thrang may seem an unlikely beach destination at first, but hit the town's promenade, the beautiful beaches, or take a boat trip out to the islands off shore, and you'll soon realize what all the talk is about.

 

Dalat

Providing an escape from the hot lowlands, Dalat was the holiday resort of choice for French colonialist.  It still retains a French feel and is the honeymoon capital of the country.  The surrounding countryside is sprinkled with forests, lakes and waterfalls.

 

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC or Saigon)

A city racing ever forward in its pursuit of trade and commerce, Saigon is a mix of classy restaurants and swanky bars, streetstalls and local markets, high-end boutiques, hotels and mansions.  Dive into the chaos and discover a city unique in Asia if not the world.

 

Cu Chi tunnels

This huge network of tunnels helped the Viet Cong take control of large swaths of the Saigon countryside. 

 

Mekong Delta

Myriad waterways make up this, the rice bowl of Vietnam.  Take a trip out on to the lazy waters and visit floating markets where vendor's boats overflow with the freshest of produce. Cycle along narrow trails or stay at a village home, and discover a local way of life forgotten by time.

 

Sail a junk

Sail among the limestone karst cliffs of Halong Bay and wtach the scenery glide by.  Paddle out on a kayak, discover a hidden cave, or simply relax and enjoy the sunset.

 

Travel back in time

Whether you visit the faded grandeur of the imperial city at Hue, the Old Quarter in Hanoi, a French hillstation or the Mekong Delta, at some point on your trip to Vietnam you will feel transported back to the days of old.

 

Shop at  a market

From the Old Quarter of Hanoi to the Central Market in Saigon, to the hilltribe markets in the mountainous north, browsing around the many different markets in Vietnam is an experience to be had.

 

Hilltribes

The mountains bordering Laos and China are home to many hillltribes still living their traditional way of life.  Witness it while visiting local markets or hiking the hills of Sapa. 

 

Bike like a local

Saddle up and follow the highways and byways of this beautiful country.  Cycling is still the transportation of choice for many locals and you and them will delight in each other's company.

 

Mekong Delta Home stay

A home stay in the Mekong Delta is a great way to learn more about local life.  Be welcomed by your hosts, explore the villages, floating markets and waterways and enjoy some delicious food.

 

Street food & pho

Vietnam is well known for its delicious food and nowhere will it be fresher than from a street-side stall.  Try the ubiquitous pho noodles or some fragrant marinated pork.

 

Cooking class

Accompany a Vietnamese chef to the market, shop for fresh ingredients and try your hand at some of the best recipes this country has to offer.  Then, feast on your own creations!

 

Crossing a street

The traffic is mad, but cross you must.  "When in Rome" should be your motto - just start crossing and traffic will miraculously flow around you.

 

Vietnam War legacy

The vast Cu Chi tunnels are a monument to the tenacity of the Vietnamese people during the onslaught of the US military.

 

Tailor-made clothing

You can have cloting tailored all over Vietnam, but the best place to do it is Hoi An.  In between fittings enjoy the streetside cafes and restaurants, or take a bike ride into the surrounding countryside or to the beach.

 

Beaches

With a coastline 2000 kms long, pure white-sand unspoilt beaches are never far away.

 


 

Suggested Tours

 

Vietnam in Depth

 

Tour code: PVID

 

Why we love this trip: our 2-week best-selling trip showing all the great things Vietnam is famous for

 

Places visited: Saigon, Mekong Delta, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay

 

Signature Experiences: sail a junk, travel back in time, shop at a market, optional bike like a local, Mekong Delta home stay, street food & pho, cooking class, Vietnam War legacy, tailor-made clothing, beaches

 

Length: 15 days

 

Accommodation: hotels of your chosen comfort level, homestay (optional in tailor-made itinerary)

 

Included meals: 13 breakfasts,

5 lunches, 4 dinners

 

Transport: Boat, Plane, Private vehicle, Sleeper train

 

Departures: Set small-group dates and daily private departures

 

Customizable? Yes, price on request

 

Price: Small group departures priced from $2545

Highlights of Vietnam

 

Tour code: PHOV

 

Why we love this trip: a great 8-day overview of the highlights of Vietnam

 

Places visited: Saigon, Hoi An, Halong Bay, Hanoi

 

Signature Experiences: sail a junk, travel back in time, shop at a market, Mekong Delta day trip or Vietnam War legacy, street food & pho, optional cooking class, tailor-made clothing

 

Length: 8 days

 

Accommodation: hotels of your chosen comfort level

 

Included meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

 

Transport: Boat, Plane, Private vehicle

 

Departures: Set small-group dates and daily private departures

 

Customizable? Yes, price on request

 

Price: Small group departures priced from $1620

Cycle Vietnam

 

Tour code: EMOV

 

Why we love this trip: saddle up like a local and tour Vietnam by bicycle

 

Places visited: Saigon, Mui Ne, Dalat, Nha Trang, Central Coast, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Halong Bay

 

Signature Experiences: sail a junk, travel back in time, shop at a market, bike like a local, street food & pho, cooking class, Vietnam War legacy, tailor-made clothing, beaches

 

Length: 14 days

 

Accommodation: 11 nights comfortable hotels, 1 night boat with twin share cabins, all en suite; 1 night sleeper train

 

Included meals: all breakfasts, 10 lunches, 1 dinner

 

Transport: bicycle, train, van

 

Departures: set small-group dates

 

Customizable? Yes, we can tailor this for groups - price on request

 

Price: Small group departures priced from $2020

South East Asia Explorer

 

Tour code: EAOG

 

Why we love this trip: all the highlights of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia and a bit of Thailand in a 4-week trip.

 

Places visited: Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Cu Chi tunnels, Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Angkor

 

Signature Experiences: sail a junk, travel back in time, shop at a market, bike like a local, street food & pho, cooking class, Vietnam War legacy, tailor-made clothing, beaches, Mekong Delta homestay, Killing Fields, Temples of Angkor

 

Length: 28 days

 

Accommodation: 21 nights comfortable hotels, 3 nights hotels, 1 night boat with twin share cabins, 1 night guesthouse, 1 night sleeper train

 

Included meals: 26 breakfasts, 1 lunch,

2 dinners

 

Transport: boat, train, van, flight

 

Departures: set small-group dates

 

Customizable? Yes - price on request

 

Price: Small group departures priced from $3740