There are few places in the world as intriguing as Vietnam, a country where one can trace thousands of years of ancient roots where so much lay unchanged, yet was so vastly and rapidly changed in recent decades past. This is a land of colorful culture, impossibly beautiful landscape, steep tradition, quixotic urban lifestyle and jaw-droppingly-beautiful beaches. And oh, did we mention it's also absolutely delicious... with endless dining options from five star eateries to local street food stalls, all serving up incredible dishes that will invigorate your palate as expressively as the historical aspects will revitalize your mind And WHAT A VALUE! Try these ideas on for size- what suits you?
Live with the locals
Board your bike and cycle through a small village to meet an elder market gardener, who will acquaint you with his harvesting techniques and treat you to a traditional lunch with his family .Live a truly cultural evening with a workshop where you can try your hand at the delicate task of lantern making, followed by an interactive evening participating in a series of traditional games
Temples, by invitation only
Visit Kim Lien Pagoda, be invited in by a Buddhist monk who will introduce you to the world of ancestral spirituality, traditional philosophy and the art of calligraphy.
Canoe through the Mekong Delta
Stopping along the way at authentic, colorful markets, learn the many uses of everything from coconut meat to medicinal plants.
Come sail away
Along mystical Halong bay aboard a junk, and spend your day marveling at the natural wonders of Vietnam.
Life as it once was...& still is
Board a sampan and travel to the vibrant Cai Rang floating market, where you can observe rural life at it's purest, watch and learn the art of handicraft creation and enjoy a cup of traditional tea with an elder.
Get access to cross the Laos/Cambodia/Vietnam border point and have a rare glimpse into the unique village of the Brao People, one of the smallest ethnic groups in Vietnam.
Trek through the Sapa Valley, through a storybook wonderland of impossibly beautiful bamboo forests.
A new perspective on the world
Be inspired and humbled as you stand at Sam Mountain along the Cambodian border, where many make the pilgrimage to view a stunning collection of Chinese, Cham and Khmer temples.