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From Hanoi down to Ho Chi Minh City – and further south to the Mekong Delta – Vietnam is rapidly rushing into an era of exponential development, while at the same time preserving natural wonder, ancient tradition and a personable, genuine warmth to foreigners, something not found in many other countries around the world.

While hotels, resorts, shopping centers, national events, tours, classy restaurants, an active nightlife and other forms of entertainment and accommodation spring up day by day, rice paddies, salt fields and farms are still tended by hand. Generations of families pass down delicious local recipes to their children; nearly 1,000-year-old temples stand to this day; and despite a war and unspeakable travesties, an open heart and a propensity for kindness still stand as trademarks of the Vietnamese persona.

Vietnam is slowly being ushered into the 21st century with a new subway system set to be built by 2020 in Ho Chi Minh City – formerly known as Saigon – along with a number of malls, cinemas, skyscrapers and apartment complexes springing up throughout the country. As transportation becomes more streamlined, beautiful beaches, intricate pagodas, fascinating museums, mountainous highlands, regional cuisines and tribal villages open up to curious travellers willing to venture into the unknown. Start exploring this multifaceted and dynamic country today!

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Best Things to See in Vietnam: Our list of all the must-visits in Vietam (cultural, historical, natural, etc.)

Best Things to Do in Vietnam: Hundreds of the most interesting activities for everyone, from solo travelers to families with children.

Best Hotels and Resorts in Vietnam: We list our favourite hotels in the country, including some stunning beach resorts, modern business hotels and charming boutique stays.

Best Restaurants in Vietnam: Whether you are looking for authentic Vietnamese cuisine or international restaurants, you will never stopped being amazed by the talent of Vietnamese chefs.

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  • Citadels, Karsts and Cycle

    8: 00 am Our journey begins with a 2 hour drive from the hectic capital of Hanoi to the province of Ninh Binh, approximately 100kms.   10: 30 am  Our first destination is Hoa Lu, the location of the capital of Vietnam during the Dinh Dynasty (968-980) and early Le Dynasty (980-1009), the ancient citadel once covered 300 hectares of ...

  • Hanoi Street Food by Night

    5 PM Our local guide will welcome you at the meeting point where we then commence our evening walking tour at Hanoi’s largest covered market, Dong Xuan. Along the perimeter of the market, dozens of street hawkers sell a staggering variety of produce from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices. Your expert English-speaking local guide will give you an ...

  • Hanoi Highlights

    8: 00 – 8.30 Am Start the city tour with a visit to the Temple of Literature. Originally built in honor of Confucius by King Ly Thai Tong in 1070, an university was added to the grounds six years later. The university provided education to the royal family and children of the aristocracy or “mandarins”. The University remained here until ...