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Vietnam

Background & Highlights

Vietnam is the most dynamic of the old French colonies of Indochina. Having successfully repelled three major aggressors last century, the mood in the country is bullish. Morale is high and the innate vitality and charm of the Vietnamese is re-awakening a truly entrepreneurial spirit throughout the country.

The population of 85 million is roughly 15 ...

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Mekong Delta

As with all deltas, the Mekong Delta receives the bounty of the siltation from the upper Mekong, and as such it is very rich and lush and covered with rice fields. It produces about half of the total of Vietnam's agricultural output and is the place for timeless sceneries of farmers planting or harvesting rice.

Birdwatching

Wildlife Trek at Nam Cat Tien NP
Vietnam's Nam Cat Tien Park is highly varied and made up of seasonally flooding grassland and swamp forest. The wetland is bounded to the east, south and west by dense humid evergreen forest with semi-evergreen and deciduous forest in the park itself.

River Cruises

Lower Mekong River Cruises
There can be few more relaxing ways to explore the watery hinterland of Cambodia and southern Vietnam than by taking a leisurely river cruise through the verdant delta of the mighty Mekong River, the most biodiverse river in the world.

Voluntourism

Saigon to Hanoi by Reunification Express + volunteer project
Departing cosmopolitan Saigon for Hanoi, commonly referred to as the Paris of the Orient, you will travel by overnight sleeper train. Chill out on the sandy beaches of Nha Trang & Hoi An, visit the ancient temples & pagodas of imperial Hue and sail on board a traditional junk in Halong Bay.

Mountain Bike Tours

Hanoi to Luang Prabang by Mountain Bike
This exceptional adventure will take you through the dramatic, tribal, mountainous area of Northern Vietnam, near the China border, before descending to the ancient Royal city and World Heritage site of Luang Prabang.

Mekong Delta

As with all deltas, the Mekong Delta receives the bounty of the siltation from the upper Mekong, and as such it is very rich and lush and covered with rice fields. It produces about half of the total of Vietnam's agricultural output and is the place for timeless sceneries of farmers planting or harvesting rice.
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