Vietnam North to South
Vietnam, Discovery, 14 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,195 (land only) - from $1,645 (land only)
Meet the locals!
Experience Vietnamese village life on a unique 4-day trek through Pu Luong National Park with overnight homestays in wooden stilted houses.
- Hanoi to Saigon, the complete tour of Vietnam
- Cruise UNESCO- listed Halong Bay aboard a traditional Junk
- Four day trek with welcoming overnight village homestays
- Take the Reunication Express train from Hanoi to Hue
- Relax in comfortable bungalows on the Mekong Delta
This comprehensive and colourful taste of Vietnam starts out in the 1000-year-old city of Hanoi, former capital of French Indochina. Travelling inland to spend 4 days in a beautiful reserve area close to the border with Laos, we trek between hilltribe villages in the Pu Luong National Park, meet the local people and experience first hand the rural life of these remote communities. For this section of the holiday we have arranged overnight stays as guests of three different villages. We also explore the forest of impressive limestone spires at Tam Coc, both by bicycle and by way of a sampan cruise on the network of canals. Then it's out to Halong Bay, for a night on a traditional junk boat, before taking a sleeper train south to Hue, the cultural centre of the country. Here, after a boat ride on the Perfume River we have the chance to take part in a cookery class, whilst preparing dinner. After a short flight to Saigon now known as Ho Chi Min City, this unforgettable tour signs off with a visit to the atmospheric Mekong Delta, where we hike through lush orchards and take a boat tour of the delta. As a grand finale, our tour ends in bustling Ho Chi Minh City where we have the opportunity to sightsee or hunt for souvenirs.
Is this holiday for you?
This is primarily a touring and sightseeing holiday at low elevation, that includes a continuous 4-day trek through the forest, farmland and hill-tribe villages in a nature reserve close to Quan Hoa. On the 4-day trek, each day's walk will be between 4 and 6 hours and overnight stops will be in simple homestay accommodation. Several means of transport are used during this holiday, including road, train, plane, bicycle and boat. The combination of different means of travel and the variety of accommodation used will mean a degree of flexibility will be required, although this diversity is part of the charm of this trip.