An Insider's Vietnam

14 days
FROM £ 2229
Countries Visited: Vietnam

An Insider's Vietnam

Immerse yourself in rural village culture;
Cycle to beauty spots that cars can’t reach;
Kick back and enjoy the rural rhythms of Mai Chau valley;
Cruise by sampan to atmospheric caves;
Watch the sunrise over Halong Bay from the deck of a junk;
Sample streetfood in Hanoi;
Soak up some tropical sunsets on the beaches of Phu Quoc

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Holiday Itinerary

DAY 1-2

Ky Son Village
On arrival in Vietnam, you'll be met by your private guide and driven out of the city to Ky Son where you may enjoy a stroll around the village, before joining your host to help prepare lunch. Take your pick of bike routes, ranging from 6-12 km along local trails, stopping to enjoy the impressive panoramas, pick herbs and vegetables, visit temples, chat with locals, and visit the village market. Return to the house in time for a relaxing herbal bath and a home cooked meal. On Day 2 join in with some traditional Yi Jin Jing exercises to wake up body and mind. Stroll around Ky Son Village to the bee house, the kindergarten and the local market. You can choose to help the farmers with a spot of ploughing, marking rice beds, or harvesting, or take part in a cookery class. Unwind with a traditional herbal hand massage after lunch, then take time to chat with your host family and pick up a few handy Vietnamese phrases. Embark upon an afternoon bike ride along local paths, stopping to chat with villagers you meet along the way.

DAY 3

Mai Chau
A couple of hours drive south and tucked between two steep cliffs sits the beautiful Mai Chau valley. Work your legs with a cycle through the rolling hills, stay in a traditional lodge, and learn more about the region’s enduring traditions. Keep your camera at the ready as you drive into the rural landscape around Mai Chau to enjoy some light trekking, find local villages, explore caves, or simply relax in one of the most picturesque regions in Vietnam. If there’s time, work up an appetite with a cycle between the rolling hills and traditional stilt-house settlements, before returning to the lodge for dinner and a traditional dance performance by members of the local Thái tribe.

DAY 4

Mai Chau
Pu Luong nature reserve is a well kept secret, still off the traditional tourist trail. Explore its forested hillsides and rice paddies on foot, soaking up the atmosphere of enduring tradition, and the routines of daily life in local Thái and Muong tribal communities. Trek along the Cham Stream, passing traditional wooden water wheels still used for irrigation, before driving back to Mai Chau with plenty of time to freshen up before dinner.
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Includes

  • English speaking, local guide;
  • All accommodation listed;
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles;
  • Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise);
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • All meals listed;
  • International flight reconfirmation
Not Included: Flights to/from Asia, Entry visas, International airport departure taxes, Any meals not listed in the itinerary, Drinks (other than water on activity days), Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips etc.), Travel insurance, All other services not listed in 'inclusive', Any Covid testing or certification required for travel and/or quarantine costs.

Price Guide

Price per person starts from £2,229 based on two people sharing.

Price depends on the season of travel and availability at time of booking. Price per person reduces if there are more than two people travelling. We will provide a tailormade quote based on your dates and requirements - please complete an enquiry form below so that we can put you in touch directly with one of our Asia specialists. 

We provide private tailormade guided holidays - this means that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can start your holiday on the day you choose.

All prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are liable to change and can only be confirmed upon submitting an enquiry.

International Flights   We can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

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