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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.

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

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.

Mountain Bike Tours

Saigon to Bangkok by Bike and Boat
This tour takes in three of South East Asia's most diverse and fascinating countries. Commencing in Saigon we head into Vietnam's rice bowl and the Mekong Delta. This fascinating area is flat and lush and is quite unlike anywhere else in Vietnam and with it mix of Khmer and Vietnamese people make this a diverse and interesting region to explore.

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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