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Vietnam

Background & Highlights

Vietnam is the most dynamic of the old French colonies of Indochina. Having successfully repelled three major aggressors last century, the mood in the country is bullish. Morale is high and the innate vitality and charm of the Vietnamese is re-awakening a truly entrepreneurial spirit throughout the country.

The population of 85 million is roughly 15 ...

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Mekong Delta

As with all deltas, the Mekong Delta receives the bounty of the siltation from the upper Mekong, and as such it is very rich and lush and covered with rice fields. It produces about half of the total of Vietnam's agricultural output and is the place for timeless sceneries of farmers planting or harvesting rice.

Mountain Bike Tours

Vietnam's North West Circuit by Mountain Bike
This is the ultimate mountain ride, a cycle-journey through Southeast Asia's most spectacular mountain range.

Birdwatching

Birding in Vietnam
Vietnam has the highest number of endemic bird species on mainland South-East Asia. There are currently twelve species of bird that are found only in Vietnam, though this figure is liable to change at any time as taxonomic changes are made and species are 'split'. In addition to these twelve endemics there are many more near endemics, bird species restricted to Vietnam and a few neighbouring countries.

Mountain Bike Tours

Challenge of the 9 Dragons: The Mekong Delta by Mountain Bike - Saigon to Phnom Penh
Cylce the tracks and trails of the verdant Mekong Delta through southern Vietnam and Cambodia.

Cycle Touring

Cruises in the Mekong Delta
Known to the Vietnamese as Cuu Long, or "Nine Dragons", the Mekong Delta, covers 39,000 sq.km and is the rice basket of southern Vietnam. A watery world of rivers and canals, rice fields and fruit orchards, a visit to this fascinating and beautiful region of southern Vietnam is a must for any visitor to the country.

Mekong Delta

As with all deltas, the Mekong Delta receives the bounty of the siltation from the upper Mekong, and as such it is very rich and lush and covered with rice fields. It produces about half of the total of Vietnam's agricultural output and is the place for timeless sceneries of farmers planting or harvesting rice.
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