1. The Tunnels of Cu Chi
Get a first-hand look at the Vietnam-American war history with a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels. Travel northwest of Ho Chi Minh City where you will be lead through the jungle with a tour guide explains the history of the war, the ingenuity of the Cu Chi residents and the daily activities of the people. You will even have a chance to crawl through the tunnels before returning to the city.
2. Perfume Pagoda Day Trip
Hidden 60-km Southwest of Hanoi among lush paddy fields, limestone karst and picturesque villages, the Perfume Pagoda is the perfect one-day trip from Hanoi for nature lovers. Enjoy a leisurely 3-hour sampan boat cruise through rice fields and ‘Halong Bay’ style rock formations before heading up to The Perfume Pagoda, a set of shrines and temples built into a limestone hillside.
3. Cooking Class
A cooking class can teach you in a matter of hours some of the most popular Vietnamese dishes. Take a guided trip to a colourful food market and learn about the local ingredients, including ‘nuoc mam’ (fish sauce) which is ubiquitous to Vietnamese cooking. Partake in a hands-on cooking class where you will learn and practice traditional techniques for creating delicious Vietnamese food before feasting on a delicious lunch of your creations.
4. Excursion to the DMZ – Hue
The Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) was the site of some of the fiercest and bloodiest battles during the American War and a tour through this historic region is an informative glimpse in to the war time history. From Hue travel north to visit underground tunnels and bunkers, cross infamous battle sites, and pass tranquil villages as you discover the DMZ.
The mystical scenery of Halong Bay where thousands of limestone islands jut out of the emerald sea, sculpted into bizarre shapes and surrounded by colourful floating villages is a truly a breathtaking destination. Take an early departure from Hanoi for the 3.5 hour drive to Halong City, on arrival board your boat for the cruise journey to this UNESCO World Heritage area. Return to Hanoi in the late afternoon.
6. A Family Day in Hanoi
Our Hanoi family tour is a carefully crafted blend of outdoor activities, cultural exploration and great food fun for families! On this great day out kids can paint some handmade pottery, take a buffalo cart through an ancient village, explore hill tribe stilt houses representing the ethnic groups of Vietnam, take a paddle boat Hanoi’s prettiest lakes, sample fine Vietnamese cuisine in a child friendly environment and at the end of the day, see an exciting water puppet performance.
7. Explore Ho Chi Minh City by Vintage Vespa
Our Vespa tours of Ho Chi Minh City will give you a view of greater Saigon unlike anything you’ll see from the hot, crowded interior of a tour bus, and much more of the city than you could see on your own. We’re longtime residents of Saigon, and we know exactly how to take in the must-see sights while also getting you off the crowded tourist trail. Guests ride pillion behind our experienced drivers and helmets are provided.
8. From Farming to Fishing – Hoi An
Immerse yourself in the life and culture of the rural Vietnamese with a half day excursion in Hoi An. Cycle through narrow laneways to a countryside village. Join a local fisherman who will teach you to fish with the traditional ro fishing nets as you balance in a bamboo basket boat. Then enjoy a seafood lunch as you cruise through the water palm filled tributaries of the local river.
9. A Day Biking in Mekong Delta
Delve deep in to the heart of southern Vietnam as you explore the Mekong Delta on two wheels. Travelling by bike, you’ll get a unique perspective on this scenic area as you witness first-hand the daily lives of the region’s inhabitants. Starting from the town of Cai Be, cycle 30kms exploring the myriad of orchards, rice fields, tiny villages, canals and local temples.
10. A Half Day My Son Tour – Hoi An
Explore the ancient My Son temples with a half day excursion from Danang or Hoi An. Travel through the Vietnam countryside to the area once home to the grand Champa Kingdom who built dozens of red brick towers during the seventh to thirteenth centuries. Discover the intriguing history of this era and the fascinating culture as you tour the temples and museum.