Highlights of Vietnam
From the lively streets of Hanoi and Saigon city to the floating markets of the Mekong Delta and verdant limestone islands of Halong Bay, our small group tours to Vietnam will show you all of the must-see sights as well as the paths less travelled. Here are just a few of the highlights of our adventure holidays to Vietnam.
Wander through the bustling lanes of Hanoi’s Old Quarter on our Inside Vietnam Tour. Small shop fronts lead into caverns brimming with eclectic wares, from printed silks and fans to intricate paper lanterns and handwoven bags. Head to the historic French Quarter to grab a bowl of Pho, a delicious slow-cooked soup with beef bone broth and rice noodles, and catch some traditional street-side entertainment with a comical water puppet show. For a more laid back start to the day, escape the hustle and bustle with a relaxing walk around the tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake and watch the locals perform tai chi on its banks as the sun rises over the city.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Uncover the history of the modern and dynamic city of Ho Chi Minh on a walking tour through Old Saigon’s back alleys on our Vietnam Explorer Tour. This area is famous for its skilled tailors, and fabric shops line the streets, their windows vibrant with shimmering reels of silk in every colour of the rainbow. Head to Ben Thanh market for hawker-style food stalls, clothing shops and souvenirs, and snack on a plate of fiery wok-fried noodles. Take some time to pay respect to those lost in the Vietnam War with a visit to the War Remnants Museum, and crawl through the underground Cu Chi Tunnels to get a sense for the confined and dire conditions in which the Viet Cong troops lived.
Journey into the Mekong Delta to explore the fertile hinterlands that lie between the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. Join our Inside Vietnam Trip to cruise along the labyrinth of palm-lined canals on a traditional sampan boat and navigate through archways of lush mangroves. Pass locals transporting piles of coconuts along the busy waterways and barter for fresh, exotic fruits in the bobbing floating markets moored on the edge of the bustling creeks.
Hundreds of limestone islands rise from the emerald green waters of Halong Bay, one of Vietnam's most spectacular natural attractions and one of the eight natural wonders of the world. 'Halong' translates to 'where the dragon descends to the sea' and legend has it that the pounding tail of this mythical creature created the rugged landscape of this celestial scenery. Set sail on onboard a traditional junk boat on our Simply Vietnam Tour to cruise along the calm, glistening waters, and get up close to the towering tropical islands. Be mesmerised by the seemingly picture-perfect serenity of this unique landscape and dip into the soothing waters for a refreshing swim after a feast of fresh seafood onboard.
Our Vietnam holidays are suitable for solo travellers too. At least half of the people on our tours are usually travelling alone, so small group tours are a great way to meet like-minded people and make new friends. Plus, you can let us look after all of the logistics so you can explore Vietnam with ease and without any of the stress or hassle.