Immerse yourself in the culture of Vietnam. With insider guides who’ll unlock secret histories, expert cooks with traditional recipes and friendly meetings with local families; you’ll explore and experience the real, authentic Vietnam.
Tour Ho Chi Minh City on a chauffeur-driven Vespa. See the cathedral of Notre Dame before ferrying to the vibrant markets and shops of Chinatown. Dine at a private home in the suburbs of Ho Chi Minh City. Board your boat the ’Song Xahn’, modeled on a traditional sampan, and explore small canals and tributaries. Enjoy a dinner at a beautiful 19th century house.
Visit Cai Rang Floating Market, seeing traditional sights along the banks of the Mekong. Transfer to Hoi An, a 17th century trading port which has changed little over the years. Cycle down narrow country roads, to meet a local farming family and join them for a lunch. Travel to the former Imperial capital where ancient tombs and mausoleums commemorate the former glory of the city. Join Buddhist monks for lunch at a pagoda.
Dine at a private ’garden house’ where the lady of the house will prepare a fabulous meal. Visit Dong Ba Market, filled with fresh produce. Transfer to Hanoi and enjoy lunch at a restored colonial villa. Take a guided tour of the Long Bien Bridge, designed by Sir Gustave Eiffel. Have a whole day food tour with an American chef and food writer. Board a traditional wooden junk for an overnight cruise into Halong Bay.
Take a trip to an agricultural village in the Northern River Delta. Discover the area’s 1200 year old history as you wander through narrow village alleyways and past tiny temples. Dine in style at the home of a true Hanoian whose grandmother used to cook for the French elite in the 1930’s.