Vietnam remains one of South-East Asia’s most diverse and intriguing destinations and with its unique shape – stretching north to south over 1600kms and yet from east to west only 50kms in places – it offers incredible variety in its landscapes, food, architecture and culture.
This trip balances visits to some of the country’s better known and much lauded sights – such as Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City with some more off-beat places such as Phong Nha-Ke Bang with its stunning cave systems & Bach Ma with its faded French colonial mansions, stunning vistas and impressive wildlife.
In addition, we’ll spend two nights (rather than the standard one) aboard a privately chartered boat so as to be able to€cess some quieter areas of Halong Bay, with its world-renowned limestone scenery and we’ll explore the less well-known Vinh Moc Tunnels of the DMZ rather than the more commonly visited Cu Chi Tunnels outside Saigon. We will also paddle the tranquil waterways of the Mekong Delta and discover the rural beauty of Vietnam’s rice paddies by bicycle and on foot.
If you’ve always wanted to see and experience the Vietnam you may have only heard previously heard or dreamt about, then this trip is for you.
*Two nights exploring Halong Bay aboard a privately chartered boat
*Exploring lesser known National Parks - Phong Nha-Ke Bang & Bach Ma
*Discovering the DMZ zone
*Overnighting in the Mekong Delta
*Seeing the country’s major highlights – Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City
*Full services of a Wild Frontiers Tour Leader with local guides and drivers
*14 breakfasts, 13 lunches,12 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable)
*Drinking water throughout
*All transport (minibuses, overnight train journey in 4-cabin sleepr berths, 1 domestic flight, bicycles Mekong cruiseboat and local sampans)
*14 nights’€commodation (9 in comfortable hotels, 2 onboard a privately chartered Halong Bay boat, 1 on an overnight train, 1 in a simple National Park guesthouse and 1 in a converted riverside villa)
*All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions and€tivities as per the itinerary
*A carbon-offsetting contribution to Carbon Clear (if booking international flights through WF office)
ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS HAVE NO LOCAL PAYMENTS, HIDDEN EXTRAS OR COMPULSORY SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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