Observe the contrast between Vietnam’s urban and rural regions while taking in cultural highlights of the south. Negotiate the labyrinthine streets of Ho Chi Minh City on a morning walk, make a sobering visit to the War Remnants Museum and make your tastebuds swoon over lunch at a traditional Vietnamese restaurant. Head to the city’s outskirts to scramble through the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels before diving back into the fray at one of Ho Chi Minh City’s lively markets. Then for a welcome change of pace, jump on a boat and explore the meandering waterways, islands and fruit orchards of the mighty Mekong Delta.

Highlights

Discover local life on the delta, which can only really be appreciated through a homestay experience

Cycle along local paths on a bike ride to the colourful market, and chat with locals while gathering supplies for lunch

Explore Ho Chi Minh City on a full day tour – from major sites like the War Remnants Museum and ancient pagodas, to areas full of authentic city life, like Chinatown, the markets, and a traditional lunch like the locals

Experience Vietnam’s past first-hand with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels – descend into the (now widened) tunnels and learn about the vast underground network that the Viet Cong once inhabited