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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.

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.

Mountain Bike Tours

Bangkok to Saigon Cycle Challenge
More of a challenge than a gentle holiday, the Bangkok to Saigon Cycle Challenge is an exceptional 18 day, 1,200km mountain bike journey through three of South East Asia's most exotic countries, Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam.

Voluntourism

Saigon to Hanoi by Reunification Express + volunteer project
Departing cosmopolitan Saigon for Hanoi, commonly referred to as the Paris of the Orient, you will travel by overnight sleeper train. Chill out on the sandy beaches of Nha Trang & Hoi An, visit the ancient temples & pagodas of imperial Hue and sail on board a traditional junk in Halong Bay.

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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