This student tour in Vietnam is an 11 day combination of educational sightseeing, community service ...
Vietnam is a proud nation with an intricate history. Over the course of time, the Vietnamese people have endured many challenges – war, foreign occupation and political instability, to name a few – yet they remain some of the most optimistic and welcoming in the world. Colonial influences are visible everywhere, from the architecture to the food and the coffee.
On the top of everyone’s list is a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Halong Bay, to marvel at the dramatic landscapes of the mountains and the limestone pinnacles. Our luxury 5* ship will explore the waters and famous attractions of both Halong Bay and the less travelled Lan Ha Bay. Lan Ha Bay is pristine, less crowded and a much more exclusive destination compared to its famous neighbor Halong Bay.
Sapa is a mountain town in northwest Vietnam, famous for its towering peaks, steep rice terraces and picturesque villages nestled between every breathtaking view. The mountains are also home to ethnic minorities who open their homes and allow the visitors to experience their unique local cultures and way of life. Stay in one of our luxury hotels nestled on the side of a hill, overlooking the spectacular mountain ranges with rice terraces and dotted with tribal villages below.
Nha Trang is well established as a premier beach destination in Vietnam. Phu Quoc is regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in South East Asia. The beaches are pristine with crystal blue water, palm trees and soft sands, and are perfect for swimming and relaxing or there are plenty of activities on offer to keep you entertained.
The Mekong Delta is an area in Southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River enters the sea, this region affectionately known as the "rice bowl” of Asia. Travel up the backwaters, and witness the local way of life, the produce, the floating markets and interact with the friendly locals as the go about their daily life on this mighty river.
Wander the lantern-lined streets of Hoi An and discover its old-world charm. The town is packed with picturesque historical homes, temples and bustling street-side cafes. You can get everything you need here including a suit or two made by the local tailors. It is also the culinary home of Vietnam!
One of the great joys of travel is to discover new cuisines. From pho noodle soup, spring rolls, banh mi and sticky rice to seafood, Vietnamese food is always tasty, fresh and healthy. Vietnam is a product of history and influence that shines through the rich flavorsome broths the Vietnamese make, the creative dishes they produce and the incredibly fresh fruits and vegetables they grow. This is a country where food options range from inexpensive Vietnamese street food to fancy fine dining. The people in Vietnam know how to drink and appreciate coffee and take the coffee culture as an integral part of their daily life. Vietnam is the second largest coffee exporter worldwide. Black coffee, coffee with condensed milk, coffee with coconut milk, coffee with egg yolk, coffee with yoghurt- there are so many options to try!
The weather in Vietnam varies considerably from north to south, from a temperate to a tropical climate. This makes Vietnam a year-round destination. Spring (March to April) is the best time to visit the entire country, when days are generally pleasant, temperatures are moderate, and rainfall is light.