Vietnam vacations, tailor made

“This tour has a lot of substance and a lot of style too; you'll see a complete overview of Vietnam, traveling, eating and sleeping well with everything organised for you.”

Highlights

Hanoi | Ethnology Museum | Hoan Kiem Lake | Hanoi Old Quarter | Halong Bay | Overnight on a traditional wooden junk boat | Hue | Imperial Citadel of Hue | Perfume River cruise | Da Nang | Hoi An | Ho Chi Minh City | Museum of War Remnants | Cai Rang Floating Market | Mekong Delta

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Departure information

For these Vietnam vacations we offer a complete tailor made service and this suggested sampled itinerary can be tailor made to suit your requirements
Our top tip:
Organise additional tours locally for a real taste of everyday Vietnamese life.
Trip type:
Tailor made.
Activity level:
Leisurely.
Accomm:
12 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night floating hotel.
Solos:
Solo travelers welcome. Single rooms available for a surcharge.
Meals:
13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 4 dinners.
Included:
Accommodation, transfers, domestic flights, transport, guides.
Vouchers
Accepted
Vacation type

Traveling with a local operator

This vacation is operated by a company based in the vacation destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your vacation to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.

Responsible tourism

Vietnam vacations, tailor made

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

Environment

We have built strong links with local communities, craftspeople, artists, singers and musicians who are maintaining threatened traditions. During our tailor made Vietnam vacations we offer visitors an opportunity to meet them, thereby valuing their activities and thus helping towards their survival.

For example, you'll contribute to sustaining traditional calligraphy, an art form under threat of extinction.

On these Vietnam vacations you'll also meet local people and enjoy a meal in a 'garden house' in Hue. In Ho Chi Minh City, you'll see the complicated process of making traditional lacquerware in a local workshop. At Vinh Long in the Mekong Delta, the local people will welcome an opportunity to perform their traditional Tai Tu music for you.

Wherever possible, we contract local indigenous suppliers for these Vietnam vacations and assist them to improve the quality of their services. By booking this tour, you'll be helping us to support Vietnamese service providers, artists and performers, small businesses, boat owners and other poor people in communities throughout Vietnam.

We use local freelance guides with wide experience and knowledge of cultural traditions and an ability to interpret the cultural heritage of the people in the places visited. For these Vietnam vacations, you'll have about four different guides from various provinces of Vietnam.

We are working closely with a small project in Vietnam trying save a critically endangered species of large primate, now reduced to less than sixty individuals world-wide. We're seeking financial assistance to supplement the meagre resources currently available to the project director while we help her to develop her own web site.

We are also collaborating with an international non-governmental organisation in setting up an ecology based village homestay network in the same area to widen awareness of the urgency of the situation amongst visitors.

20 Reviews of Vietnam vacations, tailor made

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Reviewed on 30 Jul 2019 by

The vacation was spectacular and offered a huge variety of activities that kept even our 16-year-old son entertained for the entire duration. The itinerary was flexible enough to allow us to meet our elder son in Vietnam halfway through our trip and our activities for that particular day were extended to include him and his four friends. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 May 2019 by

Most of it was fascinating... Singapore, Vietnam and Laos are amazing countries. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Dec 2018 by

Most memorable was walking through the wonderful Luang Prabang and relaxing on the fantastic beach of Phu Quoc. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2018 by

We had a wonderful and varied vacation. We travelled extensively and made the most of each day. The experience was fantastic and we would definitely recommend this trip to others Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2018 by

Fantastic experience, we learned such a lot about the Vietnamese history and culture from the local guides. They made the trip for us. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2016 by

There were so many highlights, the Vespa food tour of Saigon, the hiking in the mountains near Sapa, the boat trip on Halong Bay, the exquisite hotel, Shinta Mani, in Siem Reap. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 May 2016 by

Our guides were second to none and the tour company had everything well organised and went the extra mile for us. Couldn't fault them. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2016 by

We were well taken care of. There were many local tour guides who would need to meet us and orient us, and every single one was on time, pleasant and professional. We were very impressed with how well organized this was. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2016 by

Most memorable was certainly over night train from Hanoi to Danang, when for 4 hours the train was a slight embankment and all around as far as the eye could see was flooded paddy fields and swirling rivers. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2014 by

Halong Bay and Siem Reap were amazing, but there were lots of other lovely places and people. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Dec 2013 by

It was excellent- thank you for providing us with the introduction....The whole vacation was really good and I don't think one particular part was more memorable than all of them. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2013 by

I would recommed this trip very highly. The best part was the vietnamese people. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2012 by

The most memorable parts were the Cu Chi tunnels and learning more in depth and hands on about the most recent Vietnam war (The American War as they call it). Really well preserved site and the history is all very fresh and astounding to see close up and personal. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2011 by

Overall - amazing. We had a great time, and it was organised well... Halong Bay - stunning, beautiful scenery. Hoi An - lovely old city, on the coast too. Vietnam in general - interesting to hear the history from a Vietnamese perspective. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 May 2011 by

The ethnic markets, the train trips, the hotels and staff, our guides, the high quality, safe, late model 4 wheel drives and excellent drivers (since we went on some steep and slippery roads), meeting local people and seeing the beautiful country, people and amazing Hanoi were all memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 May 2011 by

Not one but many memories - Vietnam is a wonderful destination to go to. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2011 by

Pretty good once we'd accepted that we were not in fact responsible travelers, or only slightly so. We greatly enjoyed Both Vietnam and Laos but especially Laos, which could, just, develop green tourism if it had the will. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2010 by

Quite honestly, the best vacation of my life (so far) - and there have been many. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2010 by

Excellent trip and really interesting. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2010 by

The stay in Hoi An, excellent hotel, superb tour with local guide, sea, river, exquisite food (as per local guide's recommendations). Read full review

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