Vietnam Special Interest Tours

Vietnam’s various foreign influences as well as varying terrain enhances the uniqueness of its culture.  Highlight your trip by experiencing the special visits and activities the makes up the culture of Vietnam.

Get inspired with our sample trips below.  Trips can be customized to be shortened or lengthened and include a combination of countries or activities.  Contact us for a creative program.

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WAR HISTORICAL TOUR

We dedicate this section to of all those who were voluntarily or involuntarily affected by the Vietnam War. These sacrifices are an unforgettable reminder to all of us to strive for peace and friendship throughout the world.  Our trips are customized to your interest to revisit Vietnam or want to learn the war history from Dien Bien Phu to Khe Sanh and other personal sites of interests.   If you are a returning US veteran, we recommend allowing at least three months in advance to make specific arrangements due to research needed to take you to your personal place of interest.

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GOLFING
The sport of golf has been in Vietnam since the French colonial era, but enthusiasm has grown significantly in recent years. The varied landscapes of the country provide beautiful and unique backdrops for visitors on the links. Three of the more notable courses include the 36-hole Kings’ Island Golf Club on the outskirts of Hanoi, the 18-hole Da Lat Palace Golf Club, and the 18-hole, Nick Faldo designed Ocean Dunes course in Phan Thiet (which boasted one of Golf Magazine’s 500 best holes in the world in 2000).                              
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SCUBA DIVING

Vietnam’s natural landscape only touches the surface as to what a country of 2,140 miles (3,444 km) of coastline has to offer with the diverse underwater sea life.   The coastal cities of Nha Trang, Da Nang or islands of Con Dao or Phu Quoc are prime areas for your underwater adventure. The ideal time for scuba diving and snorkeling in Vietnam are from February through mid-October.  With qualified PADA instructors /dive masters, you will surely enjoy undersea adventure to see kaleidoscope of sea life unique to the region.

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MOUNTAIN BIKING / ROCK CLIMBING/CAVING/ RAFTING OR KAYAKING

For those of you who enjoy the challenge of hanging off a rock or trail blazing through the forest on a mountain bike, Vietnam has much to offer. Whether you are a novice or a pro we will take you to the limits of what you want to experience. You will enjoy the high adventure in areas like Da Lat, Phong Nha caves or conquer the peak of Mount Fanispan (3,143 meters) in northern Vietnam. 

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CULINARY & FOODIE TOUR

The growing popularity of Vietnamese cuisine has stepped on the world stage from New York’s fine dining restaurants to the “banh mi” food truck.  Visit the source of these delightful flavors by learning to cook with the great chefs of Vietnam, creating mouthwatering dishes that will tickle your taste buds or enjoy the colorful flavors of street food.  You will be enlightened by the techniques and converted by the flavors.  The diversity of Vietnam’s three regions (north, central and southern) will take your pallet on an unforgettable gastronomic adventure.

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RIVERBOAT DINNER CRUISE/EVENING CULTURAL SHOWS

If you still have energy after an exciting day visit.  There are evening cultural shows such as the water puppet show in Hanoi, AO acrobatic shows (mix of acrobatics and culture in Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City).   For an evening view of the city in lights from the river Ho Chi Minh City offers dinner boat trips up and down the Saigon River. 

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VESPA TOUR
When in Rome do as the Romans do! Take an evening ride on the back of a Vespa with the locals. Enjoy the sights and sounds as few other tourists do. Feel the revving of the motor under you, the weaving in and out of traffic, waving to fellow bikers and children as you pass.  It’s an unforgettable experience you can enjoy in Hanoi, Hoi An or Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).
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PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

Get that perfect picture to remember your trip to Vietnam.  Whether you are a novice with a smartphone camera or have a professional camera our experienced photography guide will help you with the technical as well as the perfect spot to take that memorable picture.  Your photography tour will be flexible to lighting and weather so that you always take a picture that you can be proud of.   You will surely make new friends with the locals along the way.

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TRAINS, TRAINS AND MORE TRAINS

Vietnam’s railway system was built 1899 to 1936 (French colonialism).  As of 2005, there were 278 stations of which 191 were located along the North–South line stretching for 1,726 km (1,072 mi),.  For those train aficionados, the varying terrain and historically significance of train travel in Vietnam will make an unforgettable experience.  Take a historical train for 15 minutes through the old quarter of Hanoi and over the heavily bombed Long Bien Bridge during the Vietnam War or a scenic ride through the mountain city of Dalat.    Whether you are heading to the mountains or towards the coast of Vietnam, train travel is good way to see the past and present of Vietnam and meet locals along the way.

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TAI CHI / EXERCISE WITH LOCALS

Exercising is part of the Vietnamese way of life.  You will be entertained by how locals exercise and have a different outlook on how Vietnamese exercise as a group and inclusive of all who want to join.  Whether you want formal training in the art of Tai Chi exercise or just have fun with the locals.  You are assured of an unforgettable experience that will bring a smile to your face.  So put on your favorite sweat suit and running shoes and get ready for a great time.   Don’t forget to enjoy the many spas offered in Vietnam after a good day’s work out.

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HELICOPTER TOUR

For those who want to fly like a bird and enjoy an eagle view of fascinating landscape and places of interests in Vietnam there is available helicopter charter in south and north of Vietnam.   Charter flights to places like the Cuchi Tunnels or Dalat and many more destinations using modern European helicopters like the EC-155 or the workhorse of Vietnam’s military the Russian MI-17V. 

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