As the Mekong winds its way along the length of Vietnam, life flourishes by its banks. Endless paddy fields tended to by cone-hatted farmers and vibrant floating markets give way to terraced hills inhabited by hill tribes and the limestone rock-studded waters of Halong Bay. Vietnam is a dichotomous land of fantastic natural landscapes and fast-paced cities. Beautiful mountain hikes and junk boat cruises take you close to nature and offer a glimpse at the country’s serene side. A cycle rickshaw tour through the motorcycle-filled streets of Hanoi introduces visitors to Vietnam’s frenetic pace of life, where cafes are filled with the aroma of egg coffee and the Old Town’s charming lanes are busy with pedestrians late into the night.
Complex history and glorious architecture are on display everywhere in this diverse country. Wander through the lantern-strung alleys of Hoi An, taking in the wooden-fronted merchant houses and sampling delicious banh mi. In Ho Chi Minh City, museums preserve the legacy of past wars and wide boulevards recall the French Colonial period. Come with us to Vietnam, a dazzling treat for all your senses where the pho is plentiful and the streets never sleep.