Vietnam vacation

A vacation of Vietnam's people and culture, this is an exciting trip where basic accommodation and public transport is favoured over luxury to maximise your experience.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Cu Chi Tunnels Mekong Delta Mekong Delta homestay Cai Be floating market Dalat Nha Trang Quy Nhon Hoi An Hue Hanoi Hanoi Old Quarter Mai Chau Hoan Kiem Lake Halong Bay
Price
US $2595ToUS $2900excluding flights
Duration
20 Days
Type
Small group
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Single supplement $420.
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Description of Vietnam vacation

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Price information

US $2595ToUS $2900excluding flights
Single supplement $420.
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Vietnam small group
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Vacation information

Our top tip:
Think structured sandals, not flip flops for walking.
Trip type:
Small group, 1-12 people (min. age 15).
Activity level:
Lesiurely.
Accomm:
15 nights hotel, 2 nights homestay, 1 night overnight boat, 1 night sleeper train.
Solos:
Solo travelers welcome. Single rooms available for a surcharge at hotels only.
Meals:
18 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners.
Included:
Accommodation, transport, listed activities.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The old town and cycling in Hoi An.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Pack lots of light weight clothes, leave room for shopping and pack a good light weight waterproof!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Benefitted local people and projects.


Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Environment
Each traveler on this trip is given a gift of a Responsible Traveler cloth bag made by the Nguyen Nga Training Centre, in Central Vietnam, helping those with special needs and disabilities. This bag is designed to combat the increasingly prevalent problem of plastic bag pollution disrupting the various marine and land habitats of Vietnam.
We use local transport where ever possible, from overnight sleeper trains to locally owned river boats on the Mekong Delta. Public transport is also the most environmentally sound method of travel, so we try use it where ever safe and practical.
Stay at a farmstay in Phong Nah, established the help the small town to benefit economically from tourism, it also has recycling and waste management programs, such as reusing kitchen waste for compost on the farm.

Community
This journey includes many opportunities to meet local people and learn about their lives in this diverse country.

In the Vinh Long area of the Mekong Delta your local guides introduce us to the daily life, floating markets and cottage industries of the Delta's rich waterways. Your homestay host family welcomes you with a dinner of local specialties and the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into customs schooling and religion in this area.

You'll be spending an additional night in a homestay in Mai Chau. While the accommodation is shared and basic, this is a great opportunity to connect with the local people (and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals!)

When you arrive in Quy Nhon, you’ll visit the Nguyen Nga Training Centre, a not-for-profit venture which provides support to people with special needs, in particular those with physical disabilities, through their education, training and job placement programs.

Hue is famous for its imposing Citadel and the Tombs of the last ruling Dynasty of Vietnam. It was also the Buddhist capital of Vietnam, a fact, which is less lauded. Our local guide takes us through the back roads of Hue, where we are lunch guests at a Buddhist nunnery or monastery.

People

This journey includes many opportunities to meet local people and learn about their lives in this diverse country.

In the Vinh Long area of the Mekong Delta your local guides introduce us to the daily life, floating markets and cottage industries of the Delta's rich waterways. Your homestay host family welcomes you with a dinner of local specialties and the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into customs schooling and religion in this area.

You'll be spending an additional night in a homestay in Mai Chau. While the accommodation is shared and basic, this is a great opportunity to connect with the local people (and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals!)

When you arrive in Quy Nhon, you’ll visit the Nguyen Nga Training Centre, a not-for-profit venture which provides support to people with special needs, in particular those with physical disabilities, through their education, training and job placement programs.

Hue is famous for its imposing Citadel and the Tombs of the last ruling Dynasty of Vietnam. It was also the Buddhist capital of Vietnam, a fact, which is less lauded. Our local guide takes us through the back roads of Hue, where we are lunch guests at a Buddhist nunnery or monastery.

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