Vietnam
Vietnam

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Gem of the Indochinese peninsula, Vietnam is a diamond whose every facet shows us unique landscapes, unexpected encounters, and many other surprises that reflect a page of its history and culture with diverse influences.

These are all reasons to discover this country that has opened up to tourism for twenty years, and whose history was mixed with France for almost a century.
 
Today, Vietnam is a destination more and more popular because it remained a country with "hidden charms", between tradition and modernity.

Located east of the Indochinese Peninsula, Vietnam stretches 1,600 kilometers from north to south. The 3,250-kilometer stretch of coastline is washed by the Gulf of Thailand, the Gulf of Tonkin, and the South China Sea, while the land borders mark the boundary between Vietnam and neighboring China, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia.

Vietnam has 2 large river plains: the Mekong in the south and the Red River in the north. To the west, along the borders, are the areas of mountains and plateaus. The highest point is Mount Fansipan (3 143 m), located in the north of Lao Cai (ex Tonkin), a mountainous area that surrounds the vast plain of the Red River. It is this same river that bathes Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.
The country is one of the planet's biodiversity hotspots: lush forests are home to amazing wildlife, while fish, crustaceans and birds abound in the Mekong Delta.

The national language of the country is Vietnamese; it is one of the rare languages ​​of South-East Asia, with Malay and Indonesian, to be written in Latin characters. The 53 ethnic minorities each have their own dialect.

English is commonly used in hotels and the tourism sector in general. It is spoken more easily in the South than in the North, because of the American presence during the Vietnam War. It is by far the most common foreign language today.

 
Have a nice trip to Vietnam!

 

MANGO CRUISES

Welcome to Mango Cruises, providing memorable private cruising experiences in Vietnam’s picturesque Mekong Delta. We combine high quality private sampans, in-depth local knowledge/experience, and dedicated staff & crew to give you a cruise you will never forget, along river routes that remain untouched by commercial tourism.
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Mekong cruise

MANGO CRUISES

Welcome to Mango Cruises, providing memorable private cruising experiences in Vietnam’s picturesque Mekong Delta. We combine high quality private sampans, in-depth local knowledge/experience, and dedicated staff & crew to give you a cruise you will never forget, along river routes that remain untouched by commercial tourism
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Mekong cruise

EMPEROR CRUISES 2D1N

Emperor Cruises introduces the first ever exclusive all-inclusive Vietnamese cruise experience, a world where everything is included in the price. Our personal service on board our elegant ships will exceed your expectations, allowing you to indulge yourselves as you explore Halong Bay and Nha Trang Bay in comfort and style.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

CAI BE PRINCESS

Be part of the daily river life Lunch is served in a tropical garden Visit brick factory, coconut candy workshop and straw mat maker’s house Unique photo opportunities
  • Vietnam
  • 1 Days 0 Nights
  • Mekong cruise

EMERAUDE CRUISE 2D1N

Emeraude Classic Cruises offers guests a value-packed, premium experience in Halong Bay starting with the ship itself. Limited to just 80 passengers, the ship is modeled after a turn-of-the-century paddle steamer and evokes a time when travel was synonymous with style and leisure. From our vintage décor paired with state-of-the-art navigational and safety systems to our freshly-made crêpes on the Sundeck and elegant seafood BBQs – everything about the Emeraude is designed to make your Halong Bay cruise the safest, most stylish and memorable cruise experience possible.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

ATHENA 3D2N

Bai Tu Long Bay is part of the « top 5 » of the most touristic attraction in South-east Asia. Our program offers 2 days and one night to discover the magical and silent Thien Canh Son cave and Cong Do area, the most beautiful bay, which is much less touristic Enjoy this wonderful time on our junk in the middle of this wonderful place
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

BHAYA CLASSIC PREMIUM 3D2N

Ha Long Bay is recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its cultural and historical significance. The bay has gained international fame as one of the world's must-see destinations. The serene setting, with its dramatic landscapes and ethereal beauty, promises a relaxing and insightful vacation while offering a wide range of exciting activities for the more adventurous traveler. Join Bhaya Cruises for a trip you will not want to miss.
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

BHAYA CLASSIC PREMIUM 2D1N

BHAYA CLASSIC PREMIUM offers 2-day Halong Bay tours for travelers who wish to experience the natural wonder of this World Heritage Site. Take a short yet insightful trip to one of the most magnificent destinations in Vietnam aboard our charming boat with elegant design and private balcony. Revel in the tranquility of the natural seascape surrounded by nearly 2000 islands and rocky outcrops. Enjoy a remarkable culinary experience before witnessing a spectacular view you’ll never forget, the serene sunset over the Halong Bay.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

ATHENA 2D1N

Bai Tu Long Bay is part of the « top 5 » of the most touristic attraction in South-east Asia. Our program offers 2 days and one night to discover the magical and silent Thien Canh Son cave and Cong Do area, the most beautiful bay, which is much less touristic Enjoy this wonderful time on our junk in the middle of this wonderful place
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

APHRODITE CRUISE 2D1N

Pamper yourself with 2 day luxury break away. Bask in the fresh open sea air, meander through the strikingly beautiful Ha Long bay and al its wonders. Enjoy the spacious luxury and attentive services. Spa, Sauna, Massage, enjoy a scrumptious evening meal in a fine dining room, or in the privacy of your personal balcony, bask in the sunset with friends on the top deck for Happy hour to enjoy some of our extensive wine and cocktail menu whilst,. Select from your in cabin movies and room service after dinner. All activities are optional and aim to satisfy your own taste of travel and leave the best experiences of your life time travel.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

BHAYA CLASSIC 3D2N

BHAYA CLASSIC offers 2-day Halong Bay tours for travelers who wish to experience the natural wonder of this World Heritage Site. Take a short yet insightful trip to one of the most magnificent destinations in Vietnam aboard our charming boat with elegant design and private balcony. Revel in the tranquility of the natural seascape surrounded by nearly 2000 islands and rocky outcrops. Enjoy a remarkable culinary experience before witnessing a spectacular view you’ll never forget, the serene sunset over the Halong Bay.
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

BHAYA CLASSIC 2D1N

BHAYA CLASSIC offers 2-day Halong Bay tours for travelers who wish to experience the natural wonder of this World Heritage Site. Take a short yet insightful trip to one of the most magnificent destinations in Vietnam aboard our charming boat with elegant design and private balcony. Revel in the tranquility of the natural seascape surrounded by nearly 2000 islands and rocky outcrops. Enjoy a remarkable culinary experience before witnessing a spectacular view you’ll never forget, the serene sunset over the Halong Bay.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

AZELA 3D2N

As tourist know to Ha Long Bay as Natural wonder Heritage of the world, now day more and more Boat tour’s organizer made the same itinerary to discover Ha Long Bay. We realized, it’s over and crowded by 500 boats on the route. Make something so difference. Azela Cruise! we found it and take you on the quietly and charming through Ha Long Bay till Lan Ha Bay - Deep in Natural of emotion way.
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

AZELA 2D1N

As tourist know to Ha Long Bay as Natural wonder Heritage of the world, now day more and more Boat tour’s organizer made the same itinerary to discover Ha Long Bay. We realized, it’s over and crowded by 500 boats on the route. Make something so difference. Azela Cruise! we found it and take you on the quietly and charming through Ha Long Bay till Lan Ha Bay - Deep in Natural of emotion way.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

ANCORA 3d2N

As a 5 star cruise, Ancora is offering the best quality of service a traveler can expect. Always improving their cruises, they offer unique experiences sailing on a luxury boat The itinerary will make you go to Halong Bay but also Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay for a memorable journey
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

ATHENA ELEGANCE 3D2N

Halong Bay is the most beautiful place in Vietnam, a place out of nowhere with private beaches, hundreds of island, fishing villages… Spending a night on a boat in that bay is a must do, such an amazing experience you will never forget. With its luxurious and modern design, the activities offered, the refined food, the comfortable cabin and the crew available 24/7, Athena Elegance Cruise will make this experience unique and perfect.
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

ANCORA 2D1N

As a 5 star cruise, Ancora is offering the best quality of service a traveler can expect. Always improving their cruises, they offer unique experiences sailing on a luxury boat The itinerary will make you go to Halong Bay but also Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay for a memorable journey
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

ATHENA ELEGANCE 2D1N

Halong Bay is the most beautiful place in Vietnam, a place out of nowhere with private beaches, hundreds of island, fishing villages… Spending a night on a boat in that bay is a must do, such an amazing experience you will never forget. With its luxurious and modern design, the activities offered, the refined food, the comfortable cabin and the crew available 24/7, Athena Elegance Cruise will make this experience unique and perfect.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

ALISA CRUISE 3D2N

ALISA CRUISE, the princess of the ocean! You can expect more than a cruise you are going to live a real unique experience This wonderful ship will make you discover Halong Bay in an amazing way: itinerary, crew, cabins, activities,… everything is made to make you remember this journey for a long time, be sure you will show no regrets!
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

ALISA CRUISE 2D1N

ALISA CRUISE, the princess of the ocean! You can expect more than a cruise you are going to live a real unique experience This wonderful ship will make you discover Halong Bay in an amazing way: itinerary, crew, cabins, activities,… everything is made to make you remember this journey for a long time, be sure you will show no regrets!
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

SWAN CRUISE 3D2N – Homestay

Launched in November 2017, Swan Cruises Halong has been recognized as the best cruises in Bai Tu Long bay by Tripadvisor in 2016 and 2017. Following our success in November 2017, up to now It is absolutely our pleasure to announce that Swan Cruises is now available for 1 day trip. This is highlight of your dream vacation to visit Halong bay and Bai Tu Long bay in a tight schedule
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

SWAN CRUISE 3D2N

Launched in November 2017, Swan Cruises Halong has been recognized as the best cruises in Bai Tu Long bay by Tripadvisor in 2016 and 2017. Following our success in November 2017, up to now It is absolutely our pleasure to announce that Swan Cruises is now available for 1 day trip. This is highlight of your dream vacation to visit Halong bay and Bai Tu Long bay in a tight schedule
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

SWAN CRUISE 2D1N

Launched in November 2017, Swan Cruises Halong has been recognized as the best cruises in Bai Tu Long bay by Tripadvisor in 2016 and 2017. Following our success in November 2017, up to now It is absolutely our pleasure to announce that Swan Cruises is now available for 1 day trip. This is highlight of your dream vacation to visit Halong bay and Bai Tu Long bay in a tight schedule
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

SWAN CRUISE 1D0N

Launched in November 2017, Swan Cruises Halong has been recognized as the best cruises in Bai Tu Long bay by Tripadvisor in 2016 and 2017. Following our success in November 2017, up to now It is absolutely our pleasure to announce that Swan Cruises is now available for 1 day trip. This is highlight of your dream vacation to visit Halong bay and Bai Tu Long bay in a tight schedule
  • Vietnam
  • 1 Days 0 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

VICTORY 2D1N

Some people says “come to Vietnam without visiting Halong bay, it means not yet have been to Vietnam”. Victory cruise offer you the chance to explore cliffs, caves, Limestone Island, sandy beaches … to live a unique experience you will never forget
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

SUNLIGHT 3D2N

A fantastic journey covers most of attractions in Lan Ha Bay and well-organized. The tour takes you to explore beautifully famous sights in a comfort way. Sunlight Cruise does ordinary things extraordinarily!
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

SUNLIGHT 2D1N

Lan Ha Bay located in the South East of Ha Long Bay. The 300 or so karst islands and limestone share the same amazing scene as Halong Bay but with additional attraction of numerous white –sand beaches and more floating house of local fishermen. Come and see a different beauty of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

SEA SUN BOUTIQUE 3D2N - Island

Between tradition and luxury, the Seasun Boutique Cruise combine classy beauty, Asian design and modern comfort with spacious cabins with all the equipment required, bars, restaurant, large terrace and a professional crew always ready to help and make your journey and unforgettable and unique experience
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

SEA SUN BOUTIQUE 3D2N

Between tradition and luxury, the Seasun Boutique Cruise combine classy beauty, Asian design and modern comfort with spacious cabins with all the equipment required, bars, restaurant, large terrace and a professional crew always ready to help and make your journey and unforgettable and unique experience.
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

SEA SUN BOUTIQUE 2D1N

Between tradition and luxury, the Seasun Boutique Cruise combine classy beauty, Asian design and modern comfort with spacious cabins with all the equipment required, bars, restaurant, large terrace and a professional crew always ready to help and make your journey and unforgettable and unique experience.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

ROSA 3D2N

Rosa Cruise offers a cruise itinerary in Halong Bay with various activities like diving or fishing. During your trip you will enjoy amazing landscapes and the beautiful view on the sea and the bay while relaxing on the sundeck. You can also enjoy the view from your private balcony in your cabin, offering A/C and a private bathroom too. In the morning, take place for the American breakfast or the breakfast “à la carte”, for lunch and dinner enjoy the European food of our restaurant. Our crew is always available for any advice and happy to help you to make your journey unforgettable
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

ROSA 2D1N

Rosa Cruise offers a cruise itinerary in Halong Bay with various activities like diving or fishing. During your trip you will enjoy amazing landscapes and the beautiful view on the sea and the bay while relaxing on the sundeck. You can also enjoy the view from your private balcony in your cabin, offering A/C and a private bathroom too. In the morning, take place for the American breakfast or the breakfast “à la carte”, for lunch and dinner enjoy the European food of our restaurant. Our crew is always available for any advice and happy to help you to make your journey unforgettable.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

RED DRAGON JUNK 3D2N

Bai Tu Long is still an uncharted bay in Halong, offering a chance to get “off the beaten track”, visit fishing villages and discover the secrets of the sea.
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

RED DRAGON JUNK 2D1N

Two day one night cruise to untouched Bai Tu Long Bay is ideal for you to discover natural beauty and local life in a limited time schedule, you will get to visit cave, go kayaking and visit a floating village. This trip takes you deep into natural wonder and experience a memorable night in the majestic bay. The route is off the beaten track and our staffs are keen on taking care of customer’s request, it is quite potential to be your highlight trip in Vietnam.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

PRINCE JUNK 3D2N

Three days two nights cruise to untouched Bai Tu Long Bay is ideal for you to discover natural beauty and local life of this wonderful place. This trip takes you deep into natural wonder and experience a memorable time in the majestic bay. Bai Tu Long is still an uncharted bay in Halong, offering a chance to get “off the beaten track”, visit fishing villages and discover the secrets of the sea.
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

PRINCE JUNK 2D1N

Two day one night cruise to untouched Bai Tu Long Bay is ideal for you to discover natural beauty and local life in a limited time schedule, you will get to visit cave, go kayaking and visit a floating village. This trip takes you deep into natural wonder and experience a memorable night in the majestic bay. The route is off the beaten track and our staffs are keen on taking care of customer’s request, it is quite potential to be your highlight trip in Vietnam.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

PETIT WHITE DOLPHIN 3D2N

An unforgettable journey that is the promise of White Dolphin Cruise. Come to enjoy a perfect itinerary to discover the beauty of Halong Bay during a cruise. You will relax, discover amazing landscapes and try new activities with our crew.
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

PETIT WHITE DOLPHN 2D1N

An unforgettable journey that is the promise of White Dolphin Cruise. Come to enjoy a perfect itinerary to discover the beauty of Halong Bay during a cruise. You will relax, discover amazing landscapes and try new activities with our crew.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

OCEAN 2D1N

OCEAN 03 was built in 2012 completely made of wood with a typic style of Vietnamese’s small junks. With its 3 cute cabins with a classy and cozy design but also all the comfort needed: private bathroom, A/C.. You will feel like home in a warming and peaceful environment. Just the perfect way to discover wonders Vietnam: Halong Bay.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

LEGEND WHITE DOLPHIN 3D2N

Coming to Bai Tu Long Bay, you will be delighted by the wild beauty thanks to its mountains, caves, long beach of sand, charming fishing village… With the White Dolphin Cruise we offer you a unique and unforgettable journey
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

LEGEND WHITE DOLPHIN 2D1N

Coming to Bai Tu Long Bay, you will be delighted by the wild beauty thanks to its mountains, caves, long beach of sand, charming fishing village… With the White Dolphin Cruise we offer you a unique and unforgettable journey.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

HALONG MAJESTIC 3D2N

Explore Halong Bay spending a night in the Halong Majestic during a cruise in a classic Vietnamese style. You will discover the beauty many caves like Ho Dong Tien, Sung Sot and Luon caves, the Pearl Farm Village and many others landscapes beauty of nature
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

HALONG MAJESTIC 2D1N

Explore Halong Bay spending a night in the Halong Majestic during a cruise in a classic Vietnamese style. You will discover the beauty of Titop Island, Sungsot cave and many others landscapes beauty of nature
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

GLORY LEGEND CRUISE 3D2N

Vietnam is a perfect destination for a wonderful escape that all travelers are dreaming of Glory Legend Cruises offers moderns ships and specials itinerary to discover the beauty of Halong Bay and learn more about Vietnamese’s culture, tradition and history.
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

GLORY LEGEND CRUISE 2D1N

Vietnam is a perfect destination for a wonderful escape that all travelers are dreaming of Glory Legend Cruises offers moderns ships and specials itinerary to discover the beauty of Halong Bay and learn more about Vietnamese’s culture, tradition and history.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

TONKIN CRUISES 3D2N

Less touristic route through Bai Tu Long (just some other cruises have the same itinerary). Longer 1,5 hour cruising than other cruises. The 2nd day in 3days 2nights itinerary with Fishing trip that no cruise on Ha Long Bay till now can offer. Ban Chan beach is almost private beach of Tonkin’s guests for swimming and kayaking
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

TONKIN CRUISE 2D1N

Less touristic cruising route through Bai Tu Long bay. Longer 1,5 hour cruising than other cruises with 3 site visits those are all must see places. An authentic experience with local daily life on the 2nd day (3day 2night program) with a mini fishing trip => try 01 hour to be local fisherman. Cap La area with small private beaches of Tonkin in which you can go for swimming and kayaking
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

GARDEN BAY LUXURY 3D2N

Less touristic route through Bai Tu Long (just some other cruises have the same itinerary). Longer 1,5 hour cruising than other cruises. The 2nd day in 3days 2nights itinerary with Fishing trip that no cruise on Ha Long Bay till now can offer. Ban Chan beach is almost private beach of Tonkin’s guests for swimming and kayaking.
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

GARDEN BAY LUXURY 2D1N

Less touristic route through Bai Tu Long (just some other cruises have the same itinerary). Longer 1,5 hour cruising than other cruises. The 2nd day in 3days 2nights itinerary with Fishing trip that no cruise on Ha Long Bay till now can offer. Ban Chan beach is almost private beach of Tonkin’s guests for swimming and kayaking.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

DRAGON PEARL 3D2N

Bai Tu Long is still an uncharted bay in Halong, offering a chance to get “off the beaten track”, visit fishing villages and discover the secrets of the sea. A traditional decorated junk with international standard which brings you to the wild and remote corners in magnificent Ha Long bay, leaving the unique experience. Relax on your own way.
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

DRAGON PEARL 2D1N

Two day one night cruise to untouched Bai Tu Long Bay is ideal for you to discover natural beauty and local life in a limited time schedule, you will get to visit cave, go kayaking and visit a floating village. This trip takes you deep into natural wonder and experience a memorable night in the majestic bay.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

BAI THO DELUXE 2D1N

Bai Tho is one of the first company offering junk cruises in Halong Bay. Bai Tho’s junk are traditionnal, all made of wood, the perfect way to discover the Bay. You will have a pleasant journey in your cabin providing all the comfort you need. In all of our cabins, you will find A/C, windows to admire landscapes and a private bathroom. On board you will taste exceptional Vietnamese food made by our welcoming and local crew. Enjoy the sun and relax on the top deck, here you can also have a drink at the bar.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

APRICOT 3D2N – BUNGALOW

Ha Long Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. Experience Halong Bay, on a APRICOT Cruise, one of the best mid-range cruises available. You will not only see many fantastically shaped islands, beautiful beaches, and great natural caves, but you will also learn more about Halong Bay’s history and local people.
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

APRICOT 2D1N

Ha Long Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. Experience Halong Bay, on a APRICOT Cruise, one of the best mid-range cruises available. You will not only see many fantastically shaped islands, beautiful beaches, and great natural caves, but you will also learn more about Halong Bay’s history and local people.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

ANNAM 2D1N

Annam Junk is proud to be a 3 star ship with a classic but luxury design. Take place on board of Annam Junk and you will experience the incredible service of high quality and comfort to enjoy the wonderful beauty of Halong Bay. Annam Junk is the perfect choice for people looking for calm and peace, the amazing staff will always fill your expectations.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

ANNAM 3D2N

Annam Junk is proud to be a 3 star ship with a classic but luxury design. Take place on board of Annam Junk and you will experience the incredible service of high quality and comfort to enjoy the wonderful beauty of Halong Bay. Annam Junk is the perfect choice for people looking for calm and peace, the amazing staff will always fill your expectations.
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

HALONG IN STYLE 3D2N

Vietnam is a perfect destination for a wonderfull escape that all travelers are dreaming of. With our itinerary, you will get the chance to explore the wonderful beauty of Bai Tu Long but also to learn more about Vietnamese’s culture, tradition and history while sailing on our ship.
  • Vietnam
  • 3 Days 2 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise

HERITAGE DISCOVERY 2D1N

Vietnam is a perfect destination for a wonderfull escape that all travelers are dreaming of. With our itinerary, you will get the chance to explore the wonderful beauty of Bai Tu Long but also to learn more about Vietnamese’s culture, tradition and history while sailing on our ship.
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Days 1 Nights
  • Ha Long cruise
Culture
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  • Vietnam is made up of a mosaic of peoples. There are no fewer than 54 different ethnic groups from China, Cambodia, and Thailand. This contributes to make Vietnam an exceptionally rich country culturally.
  • Many ethnic groups live in the mountainous regions of the North, such as the Hmong, the Tay, the Dao ... In the center and in a part of the Mekong Delta are the Chams, survivors of the Hindu kingdom of Champa. In the highlands, we find the Rhade, the Giarai (or Jorai) and the Raglai.
 
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
 
The history of Vietnam is complex. Vietnam was first occupied until the 10th century by China.
 
Once liberated from Chinese rule, the Vietnamese spread along the coast from the Red River Delta to the Mekong Delta. Over the centuries, the dynasties will succeed and draw the borders of Vietnam as we know it today.
  • In the middle of the 19th century, the French arrive in Vietnam and integrate it into their colonial empire.
  • The 20th century marks the rise of anti-colonialist movements.
  • The independence of Vietnam is proclaimed on September 2, 1945, by Ho Chi Minh. After the failure of the negotiations, the Viet Minh launched a new insurrection in December 1946, which will end with the peace accords of Geneva in 1954, and by the recognition by France of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam north of the 17th parallel.
The two sides of Vietnam know then the setting up of ideologically opposed governments: in the north, a communist regime founded and directed by Ho Chi Minh, and in the south, a nationalist regime proclaimed by Ngô Dinh Diêm and supported by the Americans.

The first battles between communist partisans and southern troops began in 1957 and experienced a rapid escalation following the American intervention. After fifteen years of bitter fighting and a heavy human toll, the war ends with the signing of the Paris Peace Agreement in 1973.
  • Vietnam is officially reunited on September 2, 1976, and Hanoi becomes the capital.
Today Vietnam is officially called the "Socialist Republic of Vietnam", and the Communist Party is the only party. It is a young and proud country, which has been opening to the world for 15 years.

SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CELEBRATIONS IN VIETNAM
 
  • Tet Nguyen Dan - Lunar New Year : this is the most important Vietnamese holiday. It marks the beginning of a new year and the sign of the arrival of spring. According to the belief of the Asians, each lunar year is placed under an astrological sign.
  • Tet Nguyen Tieu : is the first full moon day of the lunar year. During the festivities, the pagodas and streets are decorated with lanterns. After the ceremony, Vietnamese people participate in the festival of lanterns of flowers, which they put and let flow in the river.
  • The second-largest traditional festival in Vietnam, the Mid-Autumn Festival (Tet Trung Thu) : is an opportunity to reunite with its family. As you look at the moon, you can enjoy the "banh deo" (glutinous rice cake) and the "banh nuong" (grilled cakes) together and enjoy chrysanthemum green tea. It is also the most anticipated holiday season for children, who are offered new toys, including lanterns, masks, and small drums and rattles, to animate the mid-autumn parade.
SOME RULES OF BEHAVIOR

  • In Vietnam, it is better to remain calm, not be aggressive or angry.
  • Regarding a rule of manners, remember to take off your shoes when you enter a temple or a house.
  • In sacred places (pagodas, churches temples ...), speak in a low voice and avoid touching objects of worship (statuettes of genies and Buddhas). Wear clothes covering the shoulders and legs.
  • It is strongly discouraged to touch the head of a Vietnamese; in Europe, touching someone's head can be perceived as a friendly gesture, but it is not at all the case in Vietnam, it is for them a gesture that is very badly perceived. Indeed, the Vietnamese believe that the head is sacred since it is the home of the soul.
  • When eating, do not plant the chopsticks in a bowl filled with rice. It is indeed a ritual that we do for the dead.
USEFUL TIPS
  • Avoid swimming in stagnant water (risk of parasitic infection).
  • Avoid walking barefoot on sand and wet soil.
     
  • Stay away from dead animals, animals and their droppings.
     
  • Do not approach stray animals and dogs (risk of biting and rabies); do not pet the animals you meet.
     
  • Shake clothes, sheets and sleeping bag to avoid scorpion stings or snakes.
     
  • Ensure your road safety (wearing the seat belt, wearing the helmet in two wheels).
     
  • Never consume drugs purchased on the street.
     
  • Wash your hands regularly with hydro-alcoholic washing solutions
THE FOOD

Vietnamese cuisine is one of the most subtle and varied in Southeast Asia. Unlike its close neighbors, the Vietnamese cook without spice, but it is present fresh, sliced ​​on the table for fans who would spice up their dishes.

Rice is the essential component of any Vietnamese meal, and the main condiment of Vietnamese cuisine is nuoc mam. It is a fish sauce fermented in salt. In addition, the use of aromatic herbs is ubiquitous; they are served separately so that you can add them according to your taste.
  • IN THE NORTH : the cuisine of the North is largely based on noodle soups, simmered dishes, grilled meats. It allows palates to find the tastes of the products used.
  • IN THE CENTER : in the cooking style of the Center, there are many Cham elements and the imperial court of Hue. It is the most contrasting cuisine in the country. It is very refined and largely uses steam cooking. Beware however, it is the exception that confirms the rule, many dishes (those inspired by Cham) are cooked with hot peppers.
  • IN THE SOUTH : southern cuisine is inspired by the North, but with local ingredients. It is characterized by many sweet and savory.
SOME VIETNAMESE SPECIALTIES : 
 
  • The phở: native of Hanoi, it is the national dish par excellence. Made with broth, beef slices and rice noodles. It is topped with more or less fresh soy, Chinese basil, mint, lime and peppers.
  • Another typical dish and very appreciated is the banh khoai or bánh xèo. It is a crepe or omelette, made from rice flour flavored with cumin, stuffed with soya beans, thin slices of pork and shrimp. It is served hot and crisp, seasoned with nuoc-mâm.
  • The famous bun bo is a Vietnamese soup composed of rice vermicelli, beef, soy sprouts, herbs to add to the taste of everyone and the broth is especially delicious !
  • In Europe, we know Bún bò Nam Bộ (we call it the Bo Bun); it is a salad of rice vermicelli, beef, salads, nem sauce and peanuts and legumes according to each recipe.
Conviviality is often the keyword during a Vietnamese meal, because all the dishes are arranged at the center of the table and accompanied by the necessary condiments such as: spicy sauce, soy sauce, possibly a small bowl of fresh chilli and the famous nuoc -mâm. Each uses according to his desires using bowl and chopsticks.
 
     
  
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PASSPORT & VISA

Your passport must be in good condition, valid at least 6 months after the planned exit from Vietnamese territory, and have at least 2 free pages face to face.

For a stay of less than 15 days / 14 nights, the Vietnamese visa is not mandatory for French nationals (Canadian and Swiss citizens are not exempt from Vietnamese visa). This exemption is valid until June 30, 2021. It is normally renewed by the Vietnamese Government on that date. This visa waiver is only valid for a single entry visa.

For visa-exempt travelers, a second visa-free entry can only be made after 30 days after the last Vietnamese exit.
In case of double entry on Vietnamese territory (for example if you make the round trip to Siem Reap in Cambodia before returning to Vietnam), travelers have only one exemption (not two). It is advisable to use this exemption for the first entry and then to use a single entry visa for the second entry. In case of multiple entries, a multiple entry visa is required.

For stays of more than 15 days in Vietnam, you have the choice between several options to obtain the Vietnamese visa:
An e-visa or Vietnam visa online, which costs 25 USD for a stay of up to one month. The number of border crossings that accept this type of visa is limited and can be found here, however there is no problem if arriving by an international airport.
A visa on arrival for stays between one month and three months, single or multiple entry, with letter of invitation. The price varies according to the number of entries (25 USD for single entry, 50 USD for multiple entries).

A Vietnam visa obtained at the Vietnamese Embassy in France, which costs 70 euros.

Before leaving, we advise you to photocopy all important documents (passport, electronic equipment invoices, insurance policy, plane tickets, driving license ...). A handy tip if you lose your papers or valuables.
 
 
HEALTH and VACCINES

No vaccination is required but some vaccinations are recommended: make sure you are up-to-date with your usual vaccinations (especially diphtheria-tetanus-poliomyelitis (DTP), and rubella, mumps and measles in children). We strongly advise you to make an appointment with your doctor, or with a vaccination center.

Depending on local travel conditions, vaccinations against typhoid fever and viral hepatitis A and B are recommended.
Rabies vaccination is very often recommended in Vietnam, especially for planned trips to remote rural areas. Ask your doctor or an international vaccination center for advice.

Finally, for stays in rural areas in Vietnam, vaccination against Japanese encephalitis is also desirable. In addition to vaccination, this viral disease being transmitted by mosquito bites, it is necessary to resort to protective measures against mosquitoes.

Do not hesitate to provide a small kit of pharmacies with some basic products, it will be very useful in case of first aid.
 
 
CLIMATE

Vietnam is located in subtropical and tropical climate zones, with an average temperature of 26 degrees Celsius. The climate system of Vietnam is very complex because of its position, its topography and its extent (7 ° of latitude from north to south). Many areas, whether on the plateaux or on the coast, benefit from microclimates that can be very different from the general climate.

The north has four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and accompanied by heavy monsoon rains. In autumn, the temperatures become more pleasant and the precipitations become rare. During the winter, temperatures can drop from 10 to 15 degrees with a slight drizzle. The mornings are cool. If you choose to travel to northern Vietnam in winter, it is better to have a little wool and a rain suit. Spring is the perfect season to visit northern Vietnam. The temperature is mild, the rains are rare and the rice fields are adorned with a gradient of incomparable green.

The south enjoys a typical tropical climate with two main seasons: the dry season from October to May and the wet season from June to October. Even during the rainy season, the sun and the heat are at the rendezvous. The heavy storm and monsoon rains come to cool the atmosphere, especially in the evening.

The center of the country knows a mix of these two main climates, with a constant wet and hot. Beware however in autumn, the center is likely to receive the passage of typhoons born in the Pacific.
 

INSURANCE

All travelers have the obligation to take out an insurance policy for their trip before participating in our tours. In order to cope with hospitalization costs and sometimes very high health expenses abroad, it is highly recommended to have an assistance contract or insurance to cover all medical expenses (surgery, hospitalization ...) and medical repatriation, at the risk of not having access to care, including in the event of a vital emergency. These costs can not be supported by the embassy or consulates general of France on the spot.


MONEY

Be sure to ask your bank about the use of your credit card and the fees for using it. Travel options exist, so consider traveling at no extra cost


ELECTRICITY

The electric current is 220 volts and the catches are identical to the French catches before European standardization (in the South, we find in the rooms both American and European catches). You do not need an adapter
 
 
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THE NATIONAL CURRENCY: the Vietnamese dong (VND).

Many current transactions are made in cash. It is easy to find ATMs in the big cities (distributors in Vietnam take a charge on withdrawals, in addition to the costs of your bank). It is advisable to take precautions for stays in rural areas or smaller cities, taking enough cash on oneself.

There are banknotes of 500,000, 200,000, 100,000, 50,000, 20,000, 10,000, 5,000, 2,000, 1,000 and 500 VND.
The current exchange rate is 1 EUR = 27 000 VND (and 1 USD = 23 000 VND).


PHONE

To call Vietnam from France dial 00 84 then the number of the correspondent.
To call France from Vietnam, dial 00 33 then the number of the correspondent without the initial zero.


BANKS

You will find many vending machines in the big cities, but also in small towns and sites frequented by tourists.

 
INTERNET

You will find an internet connection very easily in airports, cafes, hotels and restaurants.
In contrast, in the countryside, the connection is more restricted, but almost all hotels have their own Internet connection, so it is always possible to stay connected during your trip.

Be sure to think about disabling your "Cellular Data Abroad" to avoid the bad surprise of the bill when you return to France.
If you want to stay connected, you can also buy a prepaid local sim card and buy one of the packages offered by many operators (Viettel, Mobifone, Vinafone ...), be careful anyway because you will not be able to receive your messages and calls on your usual number.


SECURITY / LAW

Vietnamese legislation is particularly severe in the face of drug trafficking offenses. Indeed, the Vietnamese Penal Code provides that anyone found in possession of more than 100 grams of heroin or cocaine, or more than 5 kg of opium, or more than 75 kg of cannabis, is liable to 'life imprisonment or the death penalty.

In order to avoid pickpocketing during your trip, we encourage you to follow a few simple rules. If you have valuable items or a lot of cash, put them in the hotel safe so they will be safe. It is also not recommended to bring valuables to the beach or, if there is no choice, to stay close to your belongings in order to monitor them.

 
WATER / FOOD

Be very careful about the water you drink. Never drink tap water as it is not drinkable. Always drink bottled water, and check that it is properly capped. It is also necessary to be vigilant with ice cubes: only use ice cubes with a cubic shape or with a cylindrical hole in the middle.

Avoid the consumption of raw or undercooked food products (fish, meat, poultry, milk); peel fruits or vegetables, or wash them well with clean water.


SOME USEFUL VOCABULARY WORDS
  • Hello / Good evening: xin chào 
  • Goodbye: tạm biệt 
  • Sorry: xin lỗi 
  • I do not understand: tôi không hiểu 
  • Thank you: cảm ơn 
  • Yes / No: có / không 
  • How much is it ? : giá bảo nhiều? 
  • I would like to buy ... this, this one: Tôi muốn mua cái này 
     
  
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Vietnam it's so many wonders and mysteries that from the very first contact, an irresistible desire to discover it more deeply seizes the traveler, eager to know these distant lands. Charm and nostalgia, splendor of the landscapes; from Hanoi, its endearing capital, to the mysterious bay of Ha Long, from the historic heart of the country with Hue and its imperial city, to the deep South and the floating markets of the Mekong Delta, you will discover discoveries and from heart to heart. Vietnam, is this Asia still authentic which we all dreamed. Far from the stress of "modern" life, let yourself be taken to its spell.
 
THE ATTRACTIONS

NORTH OF VIETNAM
Hanoi
Ha Long Bay
Ninh Binh
Sapa


CENTER OF VIETNAM
Hue
Hoi An

The Ancient Cham Kingdom

SOUTH OF VIETNAM
Nha Trang
Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon
Can Tho


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NORTH OF VIETNAM


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HANOI
 

Hanoi, the city "below the river" (Ha: river - Noi: on this side), does not receive this name until the nineteenth century. Previously, her name was Thang Long, "the city of the Dragon taking off".

The city was built around a multitude of lakes (77 of them are listed). It became the capital of Vietnam in 1010, under the reign of Ly Thai Tô, who left the former capital of Hoa Lu to follow a golden dragon who chose the location of the country’s new capital.


The city today, the capital of North Vietnam in 1954, then of the reunified country since 1975, has more than 7.5 million inhabitants. It preserves a millennial heritage that blends colonial, modern and traditional urban achievements in a charming setting.

The visits :

  • Ho Tay, the Great Western Lake and the largest in the city, is the perfect place to see the sunsets.
  • Tran Quoc Pagoda “Defense of the Kingdom” with its unique charm on the shores of West Lake
    Exploring the Vietnamese capital will take you through the myriad endearing elements of local daily life.
  • The Train Street: a very narrow set of streets through which trains pass several times a day, an atypical and very popular place for photographers!
  • The Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh
  • The Mot Cot Pagoda, a single pillar pagoda founded in 1049, symbolizes a lotus flower emerging from the liquid universe.
  • The Temple of Literature, 1st university of Vietnam, intended for the formation of future mandarins, under the patronage of Confucius. It was attended by 150 to 300 students and included 5 successive courses still present today; the first is decorated with steles bearing the names of the laureates at the contest of the Mandarinat from 1487 to 1787; and the last court contains the temple of Confucius. The monument became the emblem of Hanoi, showing its cultural importance to the city.
  • Hoan Kiem Lake, around which the city center is organized, with the island of the turtle and the small temple Ngoc Son, dedicated to General Trân Hung Dao who succeeds in repelling the Mongols to the thirteenth century, as well as the geniuses of war, literature and medicine.
  • The Red River is crossed by the Chuong Duong Highway Bridge and the Long Bien Railway Bridge, the former Paul Doumer Bridge, which was bombed daily during the Vietnam War.
  • The old district of the 36 corporations: at the time the villagers moving into town met with artisans from the same area, which will give the silk district, the district of conical hats, the porcelain district…
In short, you got it, Hanoi is a city full of life and things to discover ! Exploring the Vietnamese capital will take you through the myriad endearing elements of local daily life.
 
HA LONG BAY


Every season, Ha Long Bay shows a new charm. On spring mornings, the landscape disappears under the silvery mist that gradually dissipates, revealing a multitude of islets resplendent under the tropical sun. In summer, the bay bursts with a wonderful fairy tale as the gold disc shines with all its lights in the firmament. The sky and the waters display a new brilliance before turning purple at the time when the junks come back from fishing. During the fall nights of the moon, a cruise in the bay will make you discover a dream world that makes this immensity the paradise of lovers of calm and purity. Even in winter, the vegetation retains its freshness and greenery.

Your trip to Ha Long Bay :
 
Board a traditional junk or cruise ship at Halong Bay to admire the beautiful scenery of Halong Bay and its surroundings. 
Dinner on deck and night on the waves of the wonder of Vietnam, it will be an ideal trip to relax!

 
NINH BINH


The visits :
  • The ancient capital Hoa Lu: royal capital until the 11th century, Hoa Lu contains historical heritage that will immerse you in the history of Vietnam.
  • Tam Coc: literally meaning “the three caves”, the rocks of this underwater karst complex are a favourite attraction for the natural beauty of the place.
  • Bích Động: a set of pagodas from the 15th century, to admire during your walk on the river.
  • Hang Múa: a breathtaking panorama, sometimes referred to as the Great Wall of China in Vietnam.
SAPA


Nestled in the province of Lao Cai, Sapa has, since the opening of Vietnam, grew as a tourist destination for travellers. You will discover breathtaking landscapes and preserved lifestyles of the minority ethnic groups of Vietnam.

The visits :

  • Rice terraces : renowned as the most beautiful in the world, the terraced rice paddies of Sapa offer a magnificent panorama, typical landscape of the North of Vietnam. 
  • The markets: meeting places for young people, buyers, sellers and travellers, the markets are also a magnificent spectacle for the eyes. The different ethnic groups wear their traditional clothes, hand-embroidered and shimmering colors.
  • Ethnic villages: in order to discover these villages where the traditional way of life is preserved, you can spend a night at an inhabitant’s home.
  • Trek in the mountains: for a more adventurous journey, you can also choose complete immersion by hiking in the midst of unique landscapes.
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Hue has inherited a long history that dates back to the time when it was the center of the Chinese imperial administration under the Han dynasty, in the 2nd century BC. It became a small independent principality, then temporarily capital of the kingdom of Champa, and was not attached to the kingdom of Dai Viet until 1036. It underwent the avatars of dynastic struggles between Lê, Trinh, Nguyen and Mac before being chosen as capital by the future emperor Gia Long in 1801. On the banks of the Perfume River, Song Huong, the city is surrounded by five hills symbolizing the five elements (wood, fire, air, metal, water). The hill to the south, plays a special role of protection against the harmful magical influences attributed to this direction.

The visits :
  • The imperial city: built by the daily effort of 80,000 workers, enclose fortifications with the Vauban, perfectly oriented according to the cardinal points according to the Chinese model, and opening by ten doors, it is formed by three concentric elements: the citadel, the imperial city (Kinh Thanh) and the purple city (Tu Cam Thanh), the respective domains of the Mandarin hierarchy, the imperial family and the emperor. The imperial city, which became a museum after the war, has collected valuable documentation on the history of Vietnam and is a well-preserved monument.
  • The imperial tombs of the Nguyen: each of these imperial tombs reconstructs the layout of a palace, the home of the deceased having to be in the same image as during his lifetime. Built along the Perfume River, you can admire tombs whose style varies according to the time, from the sober and stripped Vietnamese style (tomb of Gia Long) to the free variations on the theme of the Ming Chinese tombs (tomb of Minh Mang), then towards an aesthetic full of refinement (tomb of Tu Duc), before attempting a difficult baroque synthesis between tradition and modernism (tomb of Khai Dinh).
  • The Pagoda of the Celestial Lady: symbol of the city of Hue, the car in which the monk Thich Quang Duc arrived in Saigon to immolate himself in protest, is displayed.
HOI AN


 

The former Fai Fo is located 30 km south of Da Nang, and became a large port thanks to its location at the entrance of the province Quang Nam, a rather prosperous territory of the South. At the time, most of Lord Nguyen’s trade with foreign countries took place in Hoi An. Moreover, all the ships coming from China, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines and Indonesia, as well as from European countries, During their trips to the Far East for business, they all stopped at Hoi An. The animation caused by its commercial relations transformed the small town into a center of cultural exchanges, a commercial port. Thanks to these commercial relations, the port of Hoi An enjoyed prosperity during the 17th and 18th centuries.

The visits :
  • The old quarter of Hoi An: walls of a warm yellow, small narrow streets, the old quarter of the city knew how to keep its charm of yesteryear.
  • The Japanese bridge: this pagoda bridge 18 m long by 3m wide remains solid through the centuries. Connecting the Chinese side and the Japanese side, this bridge is a rare example of a mix of Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese styles.
  • Silk factories: following the traditional method, Hoi An is renowned throughout the country for its quality silk! You can make custom clothing and discover local know-how.
  • Lantern Festival: once a month, residents and visitors drop lotus-flower lanterns on the river. Apart from this festival, every evening, shops and restaurants light lanterns, the manufacture of which is also a specialty of the city. Romantic atmosphere guaranteed!
  • The ecological village of Tra Que: located very close to Hoi An, Tra Que is a small village where all the fruits and vegetables are grown in a traditional way and therefore ecologically! You can try your hand at gardening and taste the specialties of Central Vietnam.
THE ANCIENT CHAMPA KINGDOM


The Champa is the name formerly given locally to a tree with a generally white and very fragrant flower, the Michelia Champaca. The Champa Kingdom stretched several hundred km from the center to the south of present-day Vietnam (from Da Nang- Quy Nhon- Nha Trang- to Phan Rang). It possessed mineral wealth, particularly gold. Its inhabitants practiced agriculture and shipping. They were also excellent merchants. They exploited valuable products: sandalwood, cinnamon, peppers, elephant tusks, rhino horns and precious wood they sold to Indians, Arabs, Chinese, Japanese. The sandalwood of the Cham was known in several countries of the region and sought after by the kings and lords of Central and Eastern Asia.

In the 6th century, the capital Cham was located in Simhapura, on the site of the present-day Tra Kieu. In the 8th, 9th century the capital was moved further south, to Po Nagar (Nha Trang). Cham architecture is a religious architecture. Although they are not grandiose monuments like Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Burma, or Borobudur in Indonesia, the Cham temples and towers are of great beauty, full of grace and poetry despite their modest dimensions. 
They have a monumental and solemn appearance thanks to a decoration composed of rich sandstone sculptures and ornamental motifs finely engraved in bricks.

 
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NHA TRANG


Nha Trang is THE coastal city of Vietnam, it is known for its growing development and its beaches and islands. Apart from being a coastal paradise, Nha Trang proved itself to be a place of important archaeological discoveries, as the city was at the time part of the Champa Kingdom.

The visits :

  • The Monkey island: located in Na Phu, 18 km south of Nha Trang, it is considered as a pearl in the middle of the sea and a nature reserve where more than a thousand monkeys live. Apart from the beach activities, you will have the opportunity to discover real circus shows made by very intelligent monkeys with couples races «monkey - dog», unique in the world. A show not to be missed!
  • The Hoa Lan Island: with a cool climate and beautiful landscapes. It is also a special place reserved for orchid fans with more than a hundred different varieties.
  • The An Binh Beach: white sand and translucent water, incredibly clear and pure, ideal for free time in your tour to rest!
  • Po Nagar Chams Towers: located north of the city, on a hill overlooking the Cai River. The largest, 25 m high, is dedicated to the cult of the Goddess Cham Po Yan Inu Nagar, venerated by Buddhists under the name of Thien Y Ana, the Holy Mother of the Champa kingdom or Shiva in female version. Her statue sits in the main temple.
HO CHI MINH CITY / SAIGON


 
The city of Saigon is located more than 80 kilometers from the sea, on the last farmland of the Mekong Delta, and currently has more than 8 million inhabitants. Khmer city of Prey Nokor, it developed mainly through the growth of trade between the flu vial routes from Cambodia and the sea routes mainly directed towards China.

At the beginning of the 18th century, the city was attached to the Nguyen Empire and then experienced a spectacular development, taking the name of Saigon, whose etymology remained uncertain. 
Saigon was then taken in 1859 by a French naval expedition. Desiring to make the city an example of Western Urba nism, and to compete with Batavia or Singapore, the French reorganized the urban scheme, filling canals, tracing streets according to a geometric plan, cleaning up swampy areas, and by making large tree plantations. Steam trams run through the city’s main streets. This district remains today the heart of the city, around the cathedral, the theatre and the post office.

The city is experiencing rapid growth, marked by the colonial architecture as part of a harmonious development scheme. 
After 1954 new residential areas and large buildings appeared, such as the current Reunification Palace or the Embassy of the United States, historic site of the fall of Saigon, from where thousands of Vietnamese were evacuated by helicopter to the ships of the 7"float.

The visits :

  • The market and the Cholon district: the Chinatown of Cholon, whose name means "big market", is located west of the city center. Built around the great avenue Trân Hung Dao, parallel to the canal Rach Bên Nghe, and the market of Binh Tây, it is highly individualized on the architectural level, characterized by the proliferation of anarchic constructions. It is home to more than 500,000 Vietnamese of Chinese origin, the Hoa, who group by dialect and are traditionally divided into five corporations corresponding to their business sector.
  • Ex rue Catinat: historical witness, we can find traces of what is now Dong Khoi Street, back in the time of the Nguyen. 
  • Temple of the Jade Emperor: built in 1909, the iconic pagoda is dedicated to the worship of the King of the Gods, the Jade Emperor.
  • Hindu temple of Mariamman: the temple is located in the middle of the city, it is recoknown for its original and mythical architecture. It is considered a famous heritage among the 3 present Hindu monuments in Sai Gon. It is the place where people worship Mariamman, a genius woman of the Indians. 
  • The Mosque: located at number 66 of Dong Street Du. The mosque is one of the earliest Islamic centers that was built in Saigon in 1935. The mosque attracts many believers and tourists. Its architecture is simple, spacious and airy with arches, columns and long corridors that symbolize typical Indian art. Outside the religious function, the mosque is still the place where public activities are organized and where children are taught the ideologies of the Qur'an. You will have the opportunity to come and watch the believers who come to pray every Friday.
  • The Cathedral of Notre Dame of Saigon: built in Romanesque Revival style, the Cathedral is a gathering place for the Catholic faithful of Saigon. 
  • The Palace of Reunification: reconstructed after a bombardment against President Diem, the former presidential palace was converted into a museum, beginning with the Fall of Saigon in 1975.
     
  • Central Post Office : an emblematic building of the city, the architecture is typically Western, but since its construction in 1891, it has perfectly taken its place in the decor.
CAN THO


34 km southwest from Vinh Long, on the banks of the Song Hau (Hau River), Can Tho is located in the heart of the Mekong Delta. It is the main city of the province of the same name, and it is the political, economic and academic center of the region. Can Tho is a good place to go by boat to discover the arms of the Mekong, villages and floating markets.

The visits :
  • Cai Rang floating market: one of the biggest floating markets, an explosion of colors and lives not to be missed!
  • The old house of Bonh Thuy: a gem of Vietnamese bourgeois architecture, the house was used as a setting for the shooting of some scenes by L'Amant, by Jean-Jacques Annaud, adapted from the novel by Marguerite Duras.


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