Mountains to the Mekong Delta

20 days from £2,970pp

Nature lovers will have a ball on this epic journey through Vietnamese countryside. You’ll complete a 7 hour trek through Sapa countryside, take a sampan cruise between paddy fields and even escape to an island paradise for a few days. The Mountains of the Mekong Delta trip is perfect for adventurers seeking authentic Vietnamese nature at its best.

Highlights

  • Cycle through the Mai Chau Valley, and explore dramatic landscapes at Ninh Binh by sampan

  • Relax on a mini island break at Phu Quoc

  • Enjoy an overnight cruise along Halong Bay

  • 7 hour trek through Sapa countryside meeting the local Xa Pho people

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The simple memory of eating a bowl of Pho whilst watching the sunset in Halong Bay is one of my fondest from my time living in Vietnam. The wonderful warm people, incredible nature and fantastic food of Vietnam will always keep me coming back.

Mountains to the Mekong Delta

20 days from £2,970pp

Itinerary

This exciting trip to Vietnam includes international flights, transfers and accommodation, some breakfasts, some lunches and selected excursions.

From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip.

All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.

Day

Location

Type

1-3

Hanoi

City

The day has come at last! Your guide will meet you when you touch down in Hanoi and you’ll be taken to your hotel. Spend your first day sightseeing and then leave the hustle and bustle and take to the countryside by bicycle. You’ll pedal through quaint villages and along the river banks, stopping to take tea with a local family to learn about Vietnamese life. In the afternoon you’ll enjoy a visit to the Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first university – before walking through Hanoi’s Old Quarter where you can chat with locals and bag a bargain at the market.

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4-6

Sapa

Activity and Adventure

Next up you’re heading for Sapa where you’ll enjoy a seven hour trek through remote villages and rice fields. After lunch you’ll continue on to My Son, which is home to one of the smallest minorities in Vietnam, the Xa Pho. Enjoy a lie-in and a late check out before hopping aboard the overnight train to Hanoi.

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7-8

Mai Chau

Activity and Adventure

After a quick refresh and breakfast you’ll leave Hanoi for Mai Chau, a stunning valley surrounding by karst rock formations and paddies. In the evening you’ll relax and enjoy a traditional Thai performance of music and dance. The following day you’ll explore some of the surrounding villages in the valley by bicycle.

Places to Stay

9-10

Ninh Binh

Activity and Adventure

It’s time to head to the rural countryside of Ninh Binh. Here you’ll enjoy exploring ancient temples, cycling through local villages and eating home-cooked fare. You’ll also board a traditional sampan boat and float among the paddy fields towards the Galaxy Cave gate. Hop out and be amazed at the stunning natural sparkling stalactites.

Places to Stay

11-13

Halong Bay

Cruise

It’s time to cruise around Halong Bay! Check the boat’s itinerary for activities or simply enjoy taking in the stunning scenery while you relax on board. The next day you’ll explore some of the bays most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming on idyllic beaches, exploring water tunnels and wandering around fishing villages. On the last day you’ll meander back towards Hanoi, where you’ll spend the night.

Places to Stay

Things to do

14-16

Phu Quoc

Beach

If all this exploring has left you satisfied but a tad weary – fear not! Today you’re off to the island of Phu Quoc where you can relax on white sand beaches and tropical waters. You’ll have several days to recharge your batteries, but if you struggle to sit still you’ll find hiking trails and wildlife aplenty on the island.

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Things to do

17-18

Can Tho

General Tour

It’s time to leave island life behind and fly into the city of Can Tho where you’ll explore the colourful floating market and bustling waterways. You’ll head onward to the picturesque province of Ben Tre where you’ll take a local boat, visit a coconut processing workshop, stop by a fruit orchard and take a village cycling trip. You’ll then head into Saigon where you’ll stay overnight.

Places to Stay

19-20

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

City

You'll stay overnight in Saigon before flying home well-travelled, with memories of the natural beauty of Vietnam.

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