Vietnam 15 day itinerary

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Fancy a Vietnam and Cambodian holiday with a twist? Amble along the atmospheric coast line of Vietnam and sail through the Mekong to Cambodia. Sampling local delights and seeing the cultural sights, it’s a winner.
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Responsible tourism: Vietnam 15 day itinerary

Environment

Throughout this itinerary we’ve hand-picked small scale, locally owned accommodation full of local character. By their very nature, these types of accommodation have a lower carbon footprint than some of their larger scale counterparts. We’re particularly proud of the accommodation we’ve found on Phu Quoc Island. This eco-resort promotes energy conservation by not using air-conditioning, only using energy efficient appliances and heating the hot water through solar power. They also recycle paper and glass and compost organic matter. They’re also involved in a highly successful reef rehabilitation scheme centred on discouraging fishing along and support Widlife at Risk. Their support has involved biodiversity surveys, repopulating native plant species and the setting up of Green Clubs for secondary school students.

Throughout this itinerary you can expect to eat local Vietnamese food. For example during your trip to Halong Bay your meals aboard the junk are included - you can expect to chow down on freshly caught local fish, though vegetarians can also be catered for. During the Vespa street food tour in Saigon you'll discover all sorts of tasty local dishes, all made within the region. Snail anyone?

Meanwhile in our own office down in sunny Brighton, we’re a dedicated bunch of recyclers. We actively recycle glass, paper, plastic, tins, cardboard, and even food waste. Much better than going into the landfill!

Community

This itinerary includes excursions that will really bring you closer to the destination and the people you meet along the way. In Hanoi you’ll explore the tumble of Old Quarter streets with a local Vietnamese guide who will also teach you the basics of the Vietnamese language, encouraging you to barter at local shops and buy your own food and drinks in the local lingo. Using these new found skills throughout the rest of your trip will give you a definite insight into the Vietnamese culture and way of life.

As you hop on the back of your vintage Vespa and explore former Saigon you’ll come face-to-face with the local night-life. Visiting the local haunts and secret cafes you can discover what Vietnamese culture is like after dark and support local businesses.

During your time on the Mekong Delta you’ll stay in a local family home. Help out with the evening meal discover how different those delta specialities are. You’ll be putting your pennies directly into the pockets of the local people and it’s much more fun than staying in a hotel!

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