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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

Cycle the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
The 4-day Cycle the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, ride travels through the "rice basket" of Vietnam, exploring rural Vietnamese village life, floating villages, the lush jungles of Southern Vietnam and more. Weekly departures.

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.

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.

River Cruises

Lower Mekong River Cruises
There can be few more relaxing ways to explore the watery hinterland of Cambodia and southern Vietnam than by taking a leisurely river cruise through the verdant delta of the mighty Mekong River, the most biodiverse river in the world.

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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