Exodus Edits: Five Unmissable Experiences in Vietnam

Looking for an enriching journey through one of Asia’s most vibrant and immersive countries? You’ve come to the right place! Feed your mind, body and soul (and stomach) as you travel through Vietnam’s bustling cities and opulent countryside.

Devour mouth-watering street food dishes, discover the fascinating history and immerse yourself in the enthralling culture of this truly unique country. Still not convinced? Check out five unforgettable highlights from our Pho, Fun and Sun in Vietnam tour!

1) Halong Bay Boat Trip

You’ve seen the Instagram snaps, but trust us – this majestic Vietnam sight is even more impressive in real life! An overnight boat trip will take you up close to the magnificent limestone islands that tower over the sparkling emerald waters below. 

Dinner is served on board, and you can enjoy cocktails with a truly magical sunset. In the morning, kayak around the bay’s mesmerising cliffs, caves and grottoes before finally stretching your legs on dry land.

2) Ho Chi Minh City Vespa Tour

Throw yourself into the seat of a classic Vespa – the only way to wind a route through sprawling Saigon! Zip down backstreets and alleyways to get a real feel for the bustle of the city. Stop off at iconic monuments, explore hidden-away highlights and embrace local life. 

All that scooting will work up an appetite, and what better to quell it than the best of Saigon’s street food scene? A steaming bowl of pho, a banh trang nuong (Vietnamese pizza) or a classic banh mi sandwich – the choice is yours!

3) Make your own Vietnamese Lantern

Chances are when you imagine the bustling markets of the Far East, you’ll picture the iconic paper and silk lanterns that embody the region’s décor. Creative types and the less craftily-inclined alike have the chance to make their very own lantern in Hoi An on our Pho, Fun and Sun in Vietnam tour.

4) Cu Chi Tunnels

Some of the most engaging and fascinating travel experiences are those that dig a little deeper into the real, raw history of a country – and the Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam are no exception. The tens of thousands of miles of tunnels dug by the Viet Cong troops during the Vietnam war served as underground routes for movement, transporting supplies and vital communications.
The section underneath Saigon is now part of the Vietnam War Memorial Park, and on a visit, you’re able to experience the cramped conditions of soldiers using the tunnels. A moving and compelling insight, on a guided tour you’ll uncover secret passageways and huts, fully immersing you in the country’s military history.

5) Authentic Vietnamese Cooking Class

Looking for something more than a tacky souvenir to take home? How about a new recipe to whip out for the next dinner party? With a local Vietnamese cooking class, you’ll learn how to cook up a storm with fresh ingredients, under the expert guidance of a local chef. The best part? You get to eat your culinary masterpiece afterwards!

All of these experiences and many more are on our Pho, Fun and Sun in Vietnam small group tour, exclusively for travellers in their 30s and 40s.