Vietnam vacation, South to North

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Fancy a Vietnam vacation with a twist? Scoot through the tangled side streets of former Saigon before traveling north towards atmospheric Hanoi, stopping at dreamy Palm Island on the way. Sun-kissed and culture-rich, it’s a winner

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Vietnam vacation, South to North


Vietnam is home to some astounding natural landscapes and it’s important to keep it that way! During this itinerary you’ll stay in small-scale, authentic accommodation throughout, all bursting with local character. Not only does this help to reduce the environmental impact, but also gives you a more authentic experience. We’re especially proud of the accommodation you’ll stay in on Palm Island. The bungalows are built using local materials and the resort has signed up to a commitment to protect the local marine life. They’ve already started to see an improvement and have even been thanked by the local fishermen.

Throughout this itinerary you’ll leave your transport behind and discover your surroundings on foot. Hoi An is a UNESCO world heritage site and is the perfect place to discover on a leisurely stroll, so we’ll leave you plenty of free time to discover the town under your own steam. In Hanoi you’ll discover the winding backstreets on foot and using public transport.


We believe in the concept of 'meaningful travel'. When travel is meaningful both you and the country benefit in some way from your visit. You might have the chance to see something completely unique, or interact with the local community in a way that most travelers won’t. On this trip you’ll stay in a homestay on the Mekong Delta. It’s owned and run by a local family who have lived on the Mekong for generations. You’ll learn about their way of life and roll up your sleeves to lend a hand making the evening meal. It’s the perfect way to learn how to cook those delicious delta specialities.

In each destination we support a local project by giving you the option to donate a small amount when you book with us. In Vietnam we are proud to support the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation. This is a grassroots Australian charity which has been reaching out to children in crisis throughout Vietnam since 2003. Blue Dragon kids are street kids, children with disabilities, children from very poor families and victims of human trafficking and slavery. Blue Dragon provides them all with schooling, health care, and even rescues children trapped in slavery.

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