Starting at Hoan Kiem Lake, where elderly men play chess in the park, we venture inside the Ngoc Son Temple before heading to the lively Old Quarter. Each street is dedicated to selling one type of merchandise, like silk or stainless steel. Then take a load off at a local cafe sipping authentic Vietnamese-style coffee.
Half day tour $25p.p. (minimum: 2 people)
Get to know the capital’s unique old world charm. Join the faithful at Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda and Uncle Ho’s home. Then wander the ancient Temple of Literature before joining locals at Hoan Kiem Lake. A cyclo ride takes you through the lively Old Quarter. We finish with a show at the famous Water Puppet Theatre.
Full day tour $96p.p. Incl. lunch (minimum: 2 people)
Arts and Crafts
Vietnam has a tradition of fi ne arts and craftsmanship. We visit two of the oldest pottery and painting villages in Asia to learn about their history and methods. Bat Trang is famous for pottery and Dong Ho for traditional painting. After lunch, we make our way to Dong Ky, famous for its delicate woodwork, and to Van Phuc where fi ne silk is made.
Full day tour $109p.p. Incl. lunch (minimum: 2 people)
The memorable sights begin as we travel past the rice padis and villages of the Red River Delta on our way to our boat on stunning Halong Bay. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch as we begin to weave our way through the limestone islands of this World Heritage-listed site, stopping to explore caves and grottoes.
Full day tour $185p.p. Incl. lunch (minimum: 2 people)