Vietnam – a land of kaleidoscopic images: lush paddy fields, colourful people, vast stretches of undisturbed white sandy beaches, the Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh and the French occupation. It stretches almost 1,500 miles from the Mekong Delta up to the highlands bordering China, covering a wide range of climates, countryside and ethnic groups. Traversing the length of the country from the tree lined boulevards of the capital Hanoi, through magnificent tropical countryside to the hustle and bustle of Saigon, where twentieth century free marketing is enveloping the city, Vietnam has become one of the most popular adventure holiday destinations in Asia.
A very varied trip with lots of game drives. Beautiful scenery, gorgeous beaches and breathtaking coastline. Fascinating history around Battlefields. Stunning mountain walking and cosmopolitan Cape Town. However a lot of long journeys on very bad roads. So not for everyone. The itinerary is very out of date and needs amending. I am happy to update it if it is useful. All in all an epic trip which we enjoyed immensely.
A great trip travelling through SA, Swaziland & Lesotho (in January). Excellent numerous opportunities to see game close up. The countryside was surprisingly very green at this time of year. Although some days are very long in the air condioned overland transport its great to see the changes in housing, social life & landscape as you drive by.
We had an amazing time on this beautiful tour, it was incredibly varied visiting temples, tea plantations, a safari and swam in the Indian Ocean. The hotels ranged from good to fabulous, the food was great (the title of our review comes from the instructions of our tour leader in how to deal with a buffet – one must inflict maximum damage). The support team was excellent and worked really hard to ensure we had a great tour.