Activities in Vietnam
Hire a bicycle as Vietnam is ideal for long-distance cycling - much of the country is flat and the shortage of vehicles makes for light traffic.
Vietnam War locations
See some of the Vietnam War sights. Walk part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, used as supply routes by the North Vietnamese during the war. Go underground into the claustrophobic network of tunnels used by villagers and guerrillas during the war at Cu Chi.
Relax on one of the many beaches, such as Vung Tau, southeast of Ho Chi Minh City or Nha Trang, where there is some superb snorkelling around the many offshore islands. Slide down the sand dunes at Mui Ne.
Journey at least part of the route from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City on the Reunification Express to sample life on Vietnam's railways.
Learn the subtleties of Vietnamese cookery at a class in ancient Hoi An. Submerge into the hustle and bustle of the market to buy provisions before retreating to the calm of the kitchen.
Get a made-to-measure outfit in one of the many tailors of Hoi An, beautiful with its narrow trafficless streets lined with ancient houses and temples.
Go hiking or horse riding in the beautiful countryside around Da Lat. Be pleasantly surprised at the emerald green lakes surrounded by mountains. Hike through Ba Be Lake National Park and Cuc Phuong National Park (near Hanoi), and Cat Ba National Park on Cat Ba Island.
Hire a Boat
Hire a boat to explore the intricate network of rice paddies, swamps and forests interlaced with canals and rivers in the Mekong Delta.
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