Once you visit Vietnam, you’ll find yourself forever changed. You’ll become addicted to Vietnamese food (pho!), pine for the country’s epic scenery (Halong Bay!), and you’ll wish you could be back among the friendly hordes of locals. Whether you’re exploring the busy streets of Hanoi on foot or spelunking in Vietnam’s spectacular cave system, a Vietnam sightseeing tour will make sure you cover everything your heart desires.
With the aid of your guide in Hoi An, you’ll very quickly be able to familiarize yourself with this colourful and unique city. See one of Hoi An’s most iconic attractions, the stunning 18th century Japanese covered bridge. Enjoy the peace and quiet at the Assembly Halls, or launch yourself headfirst in the madness at the market. If you have time on your Vietnam sightseeing tour, you can also meet the locals on the lesser-known island of Cam Kim. Visit a local village, and attempt to make your own noodles. Don’t worry if you fail – you’ll still be treated to some delicious mi quanq.
But don’t pass up Ho Chi Minh City either. This one often goes overlooked in favour of the better-known destinations, perhaps because it is much more modernized and there is an abundance of skyscrapers. But it’s well worth the visit to check out the Reunification Palace, now preserved as a museum. Nearby is the Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, and there is also an impressive museum dedicated to the war.
No trip to Vietnam is complete without a visit to magical Halong Bay. The best way to see it? By boat, of course! This UNESCO World Heritage site is something to behold. Over 2000 limestone karsts jut out from the shockingly blue waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. From here you can also explore many of Vietnam’s famous caves. The same goes for the Mekong Delta – you simply can’t pass up a visit to the watery shores of the great delta. This whole area provides a fertile place for growing rice and fruit, and so here you’ll find tiny villages, floating markets, and so much more.Read More ...