Hanoi to Saigon overland tour

“Spend 16 days exploring Vietnam, travelling north to south, from Hanoi down to Saigon and the Mekong Delta.”

Highlights

Hanoi | Halong Bay | Pu Luong National Park | White Tai village of Mai Chau | Trang An Grottoes | sleeper train to Dong Ha | Demilitarized Zone and Vietnam War sites | Hue | Hoi An | Mai Son City | China Beach | Marble Mountain | Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) | Cu Chi tunnels | Cai Be and Mekong Delta

Description of Hanoi to Saigon overland tour

This Hanoi to Saigon overland tour is a fantastic introduction to Vietnam. Travelling north to south, this 16 day, small group holiday takes in a combination of celebrated sites and more remote, off the beaten track places. Vietnamís picturesque capital, Hanoi, is the starting point of, and from here visit lovely Hoi An, the World Heritage recognised city of Hue, rarely visited Pu Luong National Park, beautiful Halong Bay with its dramatic karst islands and green waters, the Trang An Grottoes and the atmospheric Mekong Delta, before wrapping up the holiday in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).

The countryís long past is visible in the crumbling Cham Empire temples and the pagodas and tombs of the Nguyen Dynasty. There is recent history to learn about, too, at Vietnam War sites including the Cu Chi tunnel system, created by the Vietcong. Throughout this holiday, youíll meet friendly local people, soak up Vietnamís unique energy and enjoy it delicious and highly varied cuisine as you explore the length of the country.

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Small group holiday

This is a 'small group adventure' - you will be sharing your experiences with like minded people. Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 12 persons, a genuinely small group. Experience has taught us that smaller groups are less intrusive to local cultures and environments whilst allowing more interaction with local people. Furthermore it means greater flexibility on a day to day basis and on a social level it proves to be fun. Whether you are travelling alone or with friends/family its good value, and a great way to meet new people! The intention is to travel as a group of friends rather than a typical tour group, so don't expect stick-on name badges or any following the umbrella.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Hanoi to Saigon overland tour

We are encouraging maintenance of traditional handicrafts and supporting people with disabilities (in a region where disabilities can utterly preclude gainful employment) by visiting, and encouraging purchases from, the Hong Ngoc Humanity Centre in Sao Do town, near Hanoi.

This is an entirely Vietnamese-run NGO, which allows disabled children and young adults to learn vocational skills relating to the manufacture and marketing of handicrafts. More on how we are having a positive impact on Vietnam soon.

Information: Providing suitable, relevant information for our customers; to help them to gain a wider understanding of our style of tourism that focuses on learning, genuine interaction with the local communities, reciprocity and cultural exchange processes. To be aware of the potential impact of tourism on the local society, culture and environment, and to behave and dress appropriately with a respect and appreciation for local customs, mores and traditions and a respect for the ecology of areas visited. Our guides and leaders thus facilitate communication of our values to both travellers and local communities, educating them in sustainable tourism practices

Group sizes: By limiting groups to small sizes we aim to reduce the impact on both local communities and the environment whilst allowing for greater genuine interaction with said communities. It also results in a higher guide/customer ratio thus greater facility for supervision and individual assistance and allows us to use smaller hotels and restaurants and employ the services of more genuinely Ďlocalí operators perhaps not otherwise well equipped for larger groups.

Destinations: We combine the well known tourist sites with many off-the-beaten-track, rarely visited destinations thus diverting tourist revenue and contact with responsible tourism into areas not usually benefiting as well as providing a more authentic view of the region visited.

Local products: As much as possible we aim to employ local personnel, (guides, drivers, agents etc), use local restaurants and smaller privately owned accommodation. Customers are also encouraged to buy and use local products and services as much as possible in order to support and stimulate the local economy.

Instruction: By explaining our methods and the reasons behind them local agents, guides and hotels are encouraged by us to adopt further responsible tourism practices themselves and guides and drivers are provided with additional training in this respect.

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