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JOIN US ON A HOLIDAY TO VIETNAM
Float lazily past spectacular limestone karst islands aboard a junk in Ha Long Bay, soak up the sounds of Hanoi’s bustling streets and lose yourself in Ho Chi Minh City’s (formerly Saigon) Old French Quarter. Here, especially, the memories of the Vietnam War still lie close to the surface. Explore the underground tunnels that formed a hidden city of sleeping quarters, hideouts and supply routes beneath the city, or honour the memory of the fallen in a cemetery of thousands of war victims.
Take a trip into the Marble Mountains or treat your taste buds as you feast on the incredibly varied flavours of local cuisine from restaurants and street vendors. Delve into the essence of local Hanoi life at the colourful Dong Xuan Market, as traditional Vietnamese market buying and selling practises unfold around you. Feel the warm welcome of Vietnamese people, whose lively energy is contagious.
Leave the bustle of Ho Chi Minh and head out to discover the calmer pace of life in the Vietnamese countryside Journey south into the Mekong Delta’s scenic landscape of rice paddies, orchard and colourful market towns. Board a boat to explore the maze of its rivers, canals and streams, and to watch local vessels loaded with coconuts and fruit float past on their way to market. Alternatively, head inland into terraced hillsides of rice paddies and forests teeming with over 9,000 different species of animal and bird. Here you’ll discover a timeless world of pagodas and monasteries, former Royal capitals and peerless sunsets.
Take one of Newmarket Holiday’s cruises in Vietnam and witness breath-taking highlights and spectacular sights, with our expert guide by your side.