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During the 20th Century, Vietnam’s story was one of intense conflict and division leading to poverty and international isolation. But, following a series of economic and political reforms, Vietnam has risen almost Phoenix-like in the last 20 years achieving peace, stability and impressive economic growth. In turn, this has seen travellers returning to the country in numbers to enjoy its compelling natural beauty, beguiling people, fascinating history and fabulous cuisine.
From top to bottom, Vietnam is a sensory overload. Whether it’s the frenetic traffic of downtown Hanoi, the atmospheric architecture of the port of Hoi An, the languid waters of the Mekong carrying all manner of life, the mystical beauty of Halong Bay or the energetic, resilient locals sharing their delicious Vietnamese food – it’s an utterly captivating experience.
To discover the joys of Vietnam for yourself then look no further than our North to South Vietnam tour. Staying in comfortable accommodation throughout, we’ll take you from Hanoi in the north to Siagon (Ho Chi Minh City) in the south via the impressive citadel of Imperial Hue, the tempting food stalls of Hoi An’s street markets, a two-night cruise of Halong Bay and a boat trip on the mighty Mekong. You can also explore the villages and temples that line the Mekong on our luxurious Classic Mekong River Cruise, Saigon to Angkor Wat.
For those looking to explore the more off-the-beaten-track Vietnam, than our Hill Tribe Trails of Northern Vietnam is an exceptional trekking holiday. You’ll get to visit villages set amidst the spectacular terraced hills and jungles of the Sapa region. You’ll stay in eco lodges and village houses where you’ll spend time with the hill-tribe people, learning about their traditional way of life. This trekking holiday offers an insight into another side of Vietnam and the trip ends in style with a relaxing cruise round emerald waters and limestone cliffs of Halong Bay.
Read more about the experience of travelling in Vietnam in our blog article An interview with Harry - a tour of VietnamView our holidays here