This bag is designed to combat the increasingly prevalent problem of plastic bag pollution disrupting the various marine and land habitats of Vietnam. The offset cost is embedded in the cost of the trip so travelling with us you do it in a way which dramatically reduces your carbon footprint.We use local transport where ever possible, from overnight sleeper trains to locally owned river boats on the Mekong Delta.Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Cu Chi Tunnels | Mekong Delta | Mekong Delta homestay | Cai Be floating market | Dalat | Nha Trang | Quy Nhon | Hoi An | Hue | Hanoi | Hanoi Old Quarter Mai Chau | Hoan Kiem Lake | Halong Bay Immerse yourself in the sights, tastes and energy of Vietnam on a 20-day adventure, starting in Ho Chi Minh city in the south and ending in Hanoi in the north.
Public transport is also the most environmentally sound method of travel, so we try use it where ever safe and practical.
Stay at a farmstay in Phong Nah, established the help the small town to benefit economically from tourism, it also has recycling and waste management programs, such as reusing kitchen waste for compost on the farm.
These trips are great value, including things that you would struggle to organise independently, such as a night at a homestay in a remote village, or local guides around a remote place of interest.
Transport will be a combination of private vehicle and public transport, whichever is the most appropriate for the route we are travelling; this might include train, plane, camel, tuk tuk, bicycle, boat On a majority of these trips you'll stay in 2-3 star accommodation, locally owned and reflective of the region you are travelling through.
Your group leader will be on hand to assist with organising anything you might wish to do in your free time, but how you spend it is up to you.
Anything listed as included in your itinerary will be included in trip price; whereas anything listed as optional will be at an additional cost should you wish to take part.Our local guide takes us through the back roads of Hue, where we are lunch guests at a Buddhist nunnery or monastery.The home stay on the Meakon delta and the National park.The whole ethos of the holiday was on sustainability and local services.We visited an orphanage and played with the children and many local charities supporting victims of Agent Orange, but I was most impressed with the support for disabled artisans, allowing them to support themselves and make a good living from their work. Cambodia - the temples of Angkor Wat are a true gem; Phnom Penh and its museums as well as the recent Cambodian history were heart breaking but very educational.Explore the narrow cobbled streets of Hoi Ans Old Town, slurp on noodly pho in beautiful, coastal Nha Trang and cruise the Perfume River in Hue as you get to grips with this exciting country. Whether you are travelling on your own, with a partner or with friends, a small group trip is a fantastic way to see the world.