Vietnam is a country of great diversity, from the flat rice paddies of the deltas to the remote mountain landscapes, where you’ll find mist-shrouded morning views to take your breath away. This is a land that can offer the ultimate experience in nature, scenery, history, culture and cuisine.
A surprising place to visit, economically vibrant and looking to the future yet steeped in history and age-old customs. There are many Vietnam tours available and here are just a few of the must-see destinations when visiting this vibrant country:
Ho Chi Minh City
If you’re looking for hustle and bustle then a trip to the country’s biggest city is in order. Sitting on the banks of the Saigon River, this is now a thriving and noisy metropolis complete with everything you’d expect from a cosmopolitan success – restaurants, bars, clubs, stores and fine hotels. Don’t expect a peaceful, laid back time here. This is a hive of activity, construction work and endless traffic but it’s the heart of a growing nation, rising like a phoenix from the ashes of a turbulent past.
Experience Vietnam like you’ve just stepped into a geography textbook – the Mekong Delta is the epitome of all the things we associate with this region. Paddy fields, swamps and orchards stretching as far as the eye can see from the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City to the Gulf of Thailand. This is the area that contributes more than a third of the country’s annual food crop including rice, coconut palms, fruit orchards and sugar cane. See the farmers with their iconic conical hats and the children riding on the backs of the water buffalo – this is picture book Vietnam.