Vietnam 10 day tour, Pho the love of food
Description of Vietnam 10 day tour, Pho the love of food
Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetDuring your visit to Vietnam, you’ll be on a tour designed to reduce the impact on the surrounding environment. We do our best to limit any carbon footprint throughout each journey, by providing you with the opportunity to make use of the amazing local railway rather than domestic flights to travel along the coast from Hanoi to Hue, and on to Hoi An. We can also arrange bicycle rental in Hoi An and included is a fantastic street food safari by foot around Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
We also provide you with a 'How to be a Responsible Traveller' document before you travel. This includes advice and tips on how to buy locally, protect wildlife, and how to make a genuine difference to the country you’ll be visiting.
Our responsible travel journey starts at home, from our Brighton based paperless office, where we reduce, reuse, and recycle wherever possible. Each and every day a healthy lunch is provided to our staff and any leftovers and food waste are composted. We’re committed to sustainable travel and are proud to have received accreditation from Travelife by achieving their Better Places Partner criteria.
PeopleBy travelling on this itinerary, you will be making a huge difference to local families, communities, and independent businesses throughout your journey.
In the countryside of Hue, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the everyday life of rural Vietnam as you join a local farmer and his family to lend a hand in the rice fields, have a go at traditional fishing techniques, and help prepare lunch from the freshly-grown ingredients picked from the neighbouring fields. Not only will you leave with a greater understanding of village life and its cultural traditions, but by heading out of town you are helping to bring much welcomed custom to far less visited regions.
You’ll also help support our local project in Hoi An, a not-for-profit organisation that helps disadvantaged Vietnamese people and their families become self-sufficient through vocational training and offers support to create a better life for themselves. You will take part in a traditional painting and lantern making class run by a previous member of the foundation, who now owns his own art gallery in the city.
Our local offices also ensure all employees are well treated and that they exceed all minimum requirements for salary, work hours and rest days. This ensures that everyone directly involved in your trip receives all of these benefits and is paid and treated fairly. All our guides are born and raised in Vietnam, with the majority guiding travellers around the town or village they have grown up in all their life.