Central & Southern Vietnam Adventure
Today we look at one of our Vietnam itineraries – this one includes a day where your customers will visit a local Vietnamese family giving a real feel for this amazing place and its people.
8 day Central & Southern Vietnam Adventure
Explore the incredible cities of Huế and Hội An, travel the stunning countryside in an open-top, war-era jeep, and immerse yourself in true Vietnamese culture and history in Ho Chi Minh City.
Your epic tour of central Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City begins in the ancient city of Hue, where you’ll be picked up and taken to your accommodation. From there, you’ll set out on a journey that will show you some of Vietnam’s highlights, twisting mountain passes, heart-stoppingly beautiful cities, vibrant markets and magnificent pagodas, as well as some of the spots most tourists miss altogether.
Spend the first part of your adventure exploring the Forbidden City and the incredible Royal Palace in the fortified Citadel, which once acted as the capital of Vietnam. You’ll explore the city from a unique perspective with the ‘Lady Bikers’, who will help you get under the skin of the city in a whirlwind rush of energy.
Traverse the world-renowned Hai Van Pass on an open-top army jeep, living the Vietnamese dream as you soak in incredible views of the mountains and coast, before exploring the beautiful, atmospheric Hội An.
Once a major trading port with the western world, Hội An is a beautiful collision of peeling colonial grandeur, ancient Chinese shophouses and beautiful Japanese covered bridges. Away from the crowds, there are countless nooks and crannies to wander through, and mazes of winding alleys and narrow streets that lead to steaming food markets and curious little buildings.
Get to know the locals and visit local families, learning about the culture and cuisine of Vietnam from the Vietnamese people themselves (it goes without saying that you’ll eat some of the best food you’ve ever tasted over the next eight days).
Explore ancient lost cities beyond the boundaries of the towns where the tourists gather, then dive down to Ho Chi Minh City to soak up the history and the relentless energy of a city in perpetual motion.
Discover the history of the Vietnam War, stumble across the best street food spots and the most atmospheric markets thanks to your local guides, and come away from the entire experience satisfied that you really have seen the best of this incredible stretch of land that runs from the imposing Hue to the dynamic Ho Chi Minh City.
Price from £862pp