Vietnam’s highlights are highlights for a reason; these are the must-see sites and must-do experiences. But that doesn’t mean that there’s no room for innovation. As these destinations continue to reinvent themselves, a greater number of opportunities surface on how best to experience them. With over two decades in Vietnam, we’ve had years to work out how to make the most of each city, mountain range, and seascape.
In Vietnam’s rival big cities, we’ll focus on exploration by two wheels: bicycle in the more regal Hanoi, and motorbike (with driver!) in buzzing Ho Chi Minh City. This allows you to cover ground quickly, eat more of the city’s phenomenal cuisine, and lets you see things like a local. In Hue and Hoi An we focus on the experiences that keep these city’s traditional, from lantern-making to family meals.
Up high in the mountains surrounding Sapa you’ll stay in our very own mountain lodge, lauded by National Geographic as one of the world’s best lodges. But beyond this exceptional place to stay, we’ll take you to meet the ethnic minorities that bring color to the mountains and on hiking trails with no other tourists. When you explore the caves of Phong Nha, we move away from the most visited (and least spectacular) caves, choosing instead to take you on adventures in the more remote systems.
We won’t take you to Halong Bay because we have somewhere better: Lan Ha Bay. This seascape is every bit as beautiful as her neighbour, but only sees a fraction of the visitors. Take a cruise and you’ll feel like you have the whole place to yourself. The Mekong Delta isn’t a seascape, of course, but with so much water it might as well be. Here we’ll take you on dreamy cycling trips through fruit farms and floating markets before a fresh lunch of local specialties.
Our 13 Day Originals Tour
See the best of Vietnam on our original highlights of Vietnam Classic tour!
- Visit the historic capital Hanoi.
- Marvel at the rice terraces of Sapa.
- Cruise around beautiful Lan Ha Bay
- Discover the mighty Mekong Region
Our 11 Day Originals Tour
North and Centre
See the best of Vietnam on our original highlights of North and Centre of Vietnam
- Visit the historic capital Hanoi
- Cruise around beautiful Lan Ha bay
- Marvel at the rice terraces of Sapa
- Explore the Southeast Asia’s Greatest walled city of Hue
This 11-day program is suitable for private groups of friends or families with active children over 12 years of age. It takes in the best bits of Vietnam for those short of time.
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“I am a busy mother of two but I love working in tourism and helping our guests from all over the world to experience my Vietnam. It is a pleasure every day to see so many happy smiles, creating unforgettable memories, and learning so much from our guests. I look forward to chatting with you and creating some memories!”
– Loan Tran
“I love the simple things when I travel, like sitting outside a local coffee shop soaking up an amazing sunset over the Thu Bon River in Hoi An, or a steaming bowl of Hu Tieu with all the toppings on a Saigon sidewalk. I can’t wait to share with you our beautiful landscapes, friendly people, stunning cuisine and more in Vietnam.”
– Phuong Phung