We were 7 friends travelling Vietnam on a 2 week trip going from South to North.
We planned our own itinerary and with the help of Indochina Pioneer we were able to do everything we wanted and more. They even threw in a few surprises along the way.
We requested plenty of free time, as the towns of HCMC, Hoi An, Hue and Hanoi are easy to explore with the aid of a map which the hotels will provide. Always take a business card from the hotel “just in case”.
Hoi An is a place to spend some liesure time. Wonderful restaurants and shops and we enjoyed a day at the beach for a swim
Hue – the Royal Banquet – food for a king and queen and the most wonderful costumes we were given to dress in.
Sapa – overnight on the train. Mingled with the hill tribes and enjoyed the trek to our overnight homestay .
Halong Bay – overnight on a junk, sailing among the islands and enjoying the most wonderful food
Van Giang village - a great cooking class and bicycle ride through the village to visit the market
Hanoi – get up early and join the locals doing Tai Chi near the lake. Magic !! And a cyclo tour through the streets at night. Heart stopping !!
I could go on forever - but would recommend Indochina Pioneer to organise your trip. They have a wonderful way of making you feel very special.