The so-called Ho Chi Minh Trail is one of the most renowned legends of the American War. The complicated road system winds along the Truong Son Range, which that facilitated movement of soldiers and war supplies from North Vietnam to battlefields in South Vietnam. Now the historic trail is being turned into a highway and hotels and towns are springing up speedily beside it. The route is incredibly beautiful with new mountain views around every corner, very little traffic, and virtually no tourists.
We start our great adventure with overnight train to Vinh then head south following the new highway. This trip brings you a great chance to learn about the Vietnamese modern history and see it beautiful nature. The trip concludes in Hoian, a charming ancient town in centre Vietnam.
Tam Coc Called "Ha Long Bay on land" is a 3-hour bus ride from Hanoi. Book a spot on a canoe - paddled by locals who occasionally use their feet to steer, and are sure to try to sell you some handmade goods on the trip back. The rock formations surrounding the Hoang Long River are beautiful, and the small village area is picturesque.
Vietnam is a country of beauty where mountains, green rice paddies and crystal beaches make up a beautiful and exotic local. This Indochinese country is a perfect destination for newly -weds that wish to have a different sort of honeymoon trips.
A journey is a bridge between two points. In Vietnam, some journeys take place on roads, highways, railways, rivers and footpaths and there city dwellers carry precariously balanced goods on bicycles and motorbikes. For the rest of the world, your family journey is a bridge refreshing and even connecting members. Today we invite you to journey through a changing Vietnam and to experience the incredible diversity of its landscape and its people.
The oriental style Party Cruise fleet includes two excellent vessels, each with spacious deluxe cabins, well equipped with excellent bar & dining areas, dance floor and fantastic lighting facilities etc.
The Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding beauty, cultural interest and high biodiversity value stretching from Mai Chau in the north west to Cuc Phuong National Park in the south east. The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. On this trip you can experience the everyday life and culture of Thai and Muong ethnic minorities and spend nights with friendly locals.
In colonial times, the islands of Con Dao (also known as Poulo Condore) were much feared, as a notorious French prison was located on Con Son, the largest island of this remote southern archipelago. Many of Vietnam's most famous freedom fighters served time on this lonely, windswept island, which lies 185 km south east of the port city of Vung Tau. Today, the archipelago's residents survive by fishing, diving for pearls, collecting swallows' nests, and farming. Visitors will find starkly beautiful cliffs, long, untouched beaches, and patches of thick, old-growth forest. Sea turtles lay their eggs on the islands' remote beaches, while dolphins live offshore. Just 60 minutes flight by Vietnam Airlines from Ho Chi Minh City, Con Dao offers the perfect escape from modern life.
Clients also can visit Con Dao Island by ship or by charter helicopter from Vung Tau City.
Many things were said about this trail/road, mostly about the war. The original trail was created in 1959 and served the war in 6,000 days. Now we invite you to venture down this road and see what the current tail/road looks like. Starting from Hanoi, we take you to the mountain in North Vietnam via Phu Yen and Mai Chau before head down South. This offers the snaking mountain roads, hill tribe people customs and traditions because it's hard to find in Southern part of the country. During the war it is an important trail, nowadays it's an important road connecting North and South Vietnam. After two days in North Vietnam, we ride to Hoi An via Tan Ky, Phong Nha National Park, Dong Hoi, Khe Sanh Combat Base and Hue former Imperial City. If you have more time, extend the trip on the second part of the Trail/Road all the way to Saigon via the Central Highlands (Kon Tum, Buon Ma Thuot, Dalat), Nha Trang and Cat Tien National Park. This is really a big trip passing through many provinces and retracing some parts featured in the Top Gear Vietnam Special show. A real opportunity to experience Vietnam on two motorcycle beyond the way BBC's Top Gear Vietnam show was created. Just tell us your time frame and we will get back with the best itinerary that works with your time frame.