1 Go on a nostalgic tour of Ho Chi Minh City in a classic Citroen or Vespa scooter visiting the Opera House, Le Loi Street, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and War Remnants Museum.
2 Crawl through the Vietcong-built Cu Chi Tunnels, outside of Ho Chi Minh City. This network of over 200 kilometers of tunnels was used by the Vietcong during the American war and offers a fascinating look into the lives of the inhabitants during the war-time era.
3 Stroll through Hanoi’s French quarter, sip an aromatic cup of coffee on the sidewalk and observe the bustling street life.
4 Cruise aboard a colonial sailing ship in the emerald waters of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the famed Halong Bay, with its sublime beauty of magnificent limestone formations rising dramatically from the ocean.
5 Travel on the elegantly restored Victoria Train with its wood-panelled Pullman carriages to the remote northern mountains of Sapa, where you will visit ethnic hill communities.
6 Dive into the aquamarine blue waters of Nha Trang. Go snorkelling or scuba diving in some of the best coral reefs of Indo-China. Get white powder sand on your bottom at some of the finest beach resorts in Vietnam.
7 Explore the floating markets and riverside villages of the majestic Mekong Delta. Stay in small towns or cruise on the river, enjoy a unique cuisine, visit fruit orchards and Confucian temples.
8 Linger on in 16th century Hoi An, a UNESCO cited medieval town in Central Vietnam, that has been completely restored. Explore its cobbled street, ancient houses, art galleries, cafes and bars, and get yourself some silk clothes tailored in record time!
9 Take a sunset boat ride on the Perfume River in Hue and visit Vietnam’s own Forbidden City, built by its ancient emperors on the lines of the original in Beijing. Marvel at the ancient Hindu temples of My Son, built by the Cham Dynasty.
10 Be pleasantly surprised by the delicious cuisine of Vietnam - always using fresh ingredients straight from the market. For breakfast, eat pho, a type of rice noodle soup eaten for breakfast, cha gio, deep-fried spring rolls and goi ngo sen, a delicious salad made with lotus stems, shrimps and peanuts. Food is usually prepared with a minimum of oil and served with the ubiquitous fish sauce called nuoc mam.