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Best of Vietnam Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
The ultimate south to north adventure tour of Vietnam
Experience quintessential Vietnam on this comprehensive trip from south to north. Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and experience dynamic cities, tranquil backwaters, imperial ruins, faded colonial elegance and picture-perfect landscapes dotted with reminders of the past. This was our first trip to Vietnam and many say it remains our best.
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Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture. A marvel of human survival, the Cu Chi Tunnels are a fascinating network of tunnels and rooms that helped the Viet Cong fight and survive the Vietnam War.
The Mekong Delta is the lifeblood of South-East Asia, and this fertile region within Vietnam is a maze of canals brimming with life, markets and tropical foods.
Activity in the delta starts at dawn, so we'll be up early. After breakfast, we visit the busy Cai Be floating market. With countless food stalls, restaurants, museums and markets, the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City have something for everyone to enjoy.
With an appealing Swiss-French feel, along with pleasant lakes, palaces, flower gardens and pagodas, Dalat is often called the 'city of eternal spring' for its temperate climate.
Nha Trang is a charming town on Vietnam's southeast coast with pristine beaches, consistently good weather, a vibrant nightlife and excellent diving.
Sitting on the Vietnamese coast, Quy Nhon has great beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, few tourists and a relaxed pace of life.
With lantern-lit streets, vibrant markets, skilled tailors, artisan shops, ancient houses, colourful temples and beautiful smiles, Hoi An is a Vietnamese wonderland.
As the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and is a curious mix of bustling streets and tranquil settings.
In the evening we enjoy a performance of the unique Water Puppets. Hanoi is famous for its tranquil lake settings, French-colonial architecture, ancient temples, delectable cuisine and as the resting place of the revered former leader, Ho Chi Minh.
With great trekking, an inspiring animal rescue centre, beautiful botanical gardens and a diversity of staggering landscapes, Cuc Phuong National Park is completely captivating.
Halong Bay is a place of surreal beauty, with ethereal limestone islands jutting out of jade waters and atmospheric caves and grottoes carved out by time.
With a vibrant Old Quarter to explore, delicious food to discover and a city where ancient meets modern with ease, no wonder Hanoi is a favourite with travellers.
Best of Vietnam Reviews
Our Best of Vietnam trips score an average of 4.73 out of 5 based on 44 reviews in the last year.
Best of Vietnam, June 2014
I had never been anywhere in the world before and as a first experience in another country I was glad that I went with this tour, the people oe the tour where great, the guide was fantastic and the adventure through the country was beyond what I expected.
Review submitted 28/06/2014
Best of Vietnam, June 2014
perfect all the way through
Review submitted 27/06/2014
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