ETHICAL TOURS OF VIETNAM
Vietnam is a truly exciting travel destination for any traveller. This is a country with a vibrant street life, exquisite food and epic scenery straight out of an Instagram post. Vietnam has a culture with traditional values but also a modern vibe that comes from the younger generation. They are keen to embrace the 12st century but also to preserve their centuries old traditions. In the cities, ancient pagodas huddle around the corners of chic rooftop bars; and in the countryside life still follows the rhythm of the rivers and the rice harvest.
If you're looking for culture, the central cities of Hue and Hoi An are hidden gems, as is Hanoi, the country's elegant capital. Hanoi is a city of lakes, brimming with historical and cultural treasures. Da Nang is a coastal metropolis on a fast track to becoming a hub for technology and tourism. Ho Chi Minh City is home to uber-cool rooftop bars, trendy co-working spaces, and colonial-chic cafes. Don’t forget to hop on a scooter at least once to truly feel the pulse of urban Vietnam. Outside of the cities, many elements of Vietnamese culture can be traced back to the rice farming cycles. Travelling in Vietnam you will get to experience the contrast between old and new.
When in Vietnam you will also get to appreciate its diverse natural beauty. The capital Hanoi is your gateway to the treasures of the north: spectacular mountains and bays strewn with natural monolithic towers. In the heart of up-and-coming Danang, you have easy access to photogenic riverside towns, national parks and long sandy beaches. To the south, the city of Ho Chi Minh will seduce you with its hustle and bustle (just look out for those motorbikes). Nearby the mighty Mekong Delta awaits exploration. Explore the vast maze of rivers, swamps and islands, home to floating markets, Khmer pagodas and villages surrounded by rice paddies. Boats are the main means of transportation here and a great way to experience local life.