Experience Vietnam, the Pearl of the Far East 

Vietnam is the furthest country in the east of the Indochina peninsula. Bordered by the South China Sea in the East and Cambodia and Laos to the west, Vietnam is blessed with unique bio-geographical features and ecology. The country is a favourite destination for tourists, as it offers a bit of everything – from pristine mountainous and riverine landscapes to ancient historical sites and diverse cultural delights. Whether you are out for an adventure in the lap of nature, or a honeymooner seeking romantic scenes, or an eager learner of history and culture, the pearl of the Far East will suit all your interests. ProVacation offers a wide variety of trips for you to experience the best of Vietnam.  

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Mekong Delta Highlights - Tour
  • Saigon airport
  • 9 Nights 10 Days

Mekong Delta Highlights

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Has living life among high-rises and constant traffic exhausted your soul? Do you long for a breath of fresh air and want to take a break for a week in the lap of nature? If the answers are yes, then ProVacation’s Mekong Delta Highlights tour is perfect for you. This immense network of rivers, wetlands and smaller waterways in the south of Vietnam is renowned for its breath-taking natural beauty and also houses a large section of the rural communities of Vietnam. Travel along the rivers and canals on cruises and boat rides to immerse yourself in the pristine landscapes of remote forests, and observe rural lives along the riverside villages. Embark on a two-day exploration of the delta on a sampan; experience the beauty of Cai Be and Can Tho, and the vibrancy of the floating market at Cai Rang. Take a tour of the house of Huynh Thuy Le at Sa Dec. Retreat to the Can Gio Mangrove Forests, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, to be surrounded by some of the most unusual species of flora and fauna. Cycle to the Tan Phong islands Experience the city of Saigon as a local would on the back of a Vespa, and explore its historically and culturally significant sites. Admire the beautiful French and East Asian Style buildings standing in harmony with modern buildings and learn more about their history. Visit the many museums of Saigon and get a glimpse of Vietnam’s eventful past. Climb up the soaring heights of the Bitexco Financial Tower to get a bird’s eye view of the city and its surrounding areas. Visit local markets and explore the old Chinatown, and enjoy watching the sunset from an enchanting cruise ship on the Saigon River. This week-long tour of southern Vietnam is packed with adventure in the heart of some of the most beautiful natural scenes in East Asia, and also offers rich insights into the daily lives and customs of local people. 

Vietnam Landscapes that are God’s Paintings

The breath-taking landscapes of Vietnam are one of the chief reasons for its popularity among visitors. If you are  an ardent trekker or a photography enthusiast, visit the stunning mountains of Northern Vietnam that are home to rugged plateaux, green forests, and majestic waterfalls. You will also find many ethnic minority villages in the mountains, as well as the central highlands of Vietnam. The country has two World Heritage Sites – the Ha Long Bay and the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park – and six biosphere reserves all across the country. Part of the Indomalaya ecozone, Vietnam is famed as one of the world’s twenty-five nations to be a biodiversity ‘hotspot’. As you visit the vast riverine network of the Mekong Delta, take a motorboat trip to the Can Gio Mangrove Forest in Southern Vietnam, or cruise along the Red River in the north. Experience the natural wonders of Vietnam in all  their glory.

Hanoi: the Capital of Vietnam

Hanoi, the capital city, is the crown jewel of Northern Vietnam. It is a bustling city situated at the right bank of the Red River  with a population of over 7 million people. The best places to visit in Hanoi include the cultural landmarks like the Old Quarters, the museums, and the Westside Lake.  Visit the original network of roads and ancient architecture in the Old Quarters that  are seeped with the thousand-year-old history of Hanoi. The museums display artefacts from several imperial eras, as well as from the colonial and the civil war periods. Visiting Ha Long Bay and local ethnic villages is an essential part of Hanoi tourism. Your package tour operator ProVacation has some great trips designed for a truly immersive experience of Hanoi.

Saigon: Where History Comes Alive

Saigon, or modern-day Ho Chi Minh City, is another essential stop on your way to explore the best of Vietnam. Situated in Southern Vietnam, Saigon is a major cultural and economic centre in the country. Through the centuries, the city has served as one of the most important seaports for merchants across  the world. You will find many relics of the French colonial era all over the city, like the Notre Dame Cathedral and the French post office. You will also see significant traces of Chinese influence as you visit Cholon  in the ancient Chinatown, the Ben Thanh Market, and the Thien Hau Pagoda. Saigon is known for some of its civil-war-era landmarks that are signatures of the city’s essential role in the Vietnam War. The Cu Chi Tunnels and the War Museum are important heritage sites that tell the tale of the struggles of Viet Cong soldiers. The city is also a departing point for tourists to experience the Mekong Delta, one of the chief natural wonders of Vietnam. The Mekong Delta is home to some of the most pristine natural landscapes, including stretches of mangrove forests. You will also observe some of the largest floating markets in Vietnam in this region. The hustle and bustle of commerce on boats along narrow canals is a truly unique sight to behold. Experience the best of Saigon with ProVacation.

A Gourmet’s Heaven

Vietnam is the ultimate destination for foodies. The country is famous for some of South East Asia’s most exquisite cuisine. Vietnamese food is a perfect amalgamation of Chinese, indigenous, and European traditions, and is one of the cultural highlights of the nation. Whether you are in Saigon, Hue, Hoi An, or Hanoi, each province in Vietnam is going to delight you with its unique dishes. Pro Vacation will take you on an incredible Vietnamese food trail from the Southern to the Northern edge of the country. Whether it’s a humble bowl of Pho or a luxurious spread of the royal cuisine at Hue City, you will cherish this journey forever in your heart – and your taste-buds!  

A Crucible of Indigenous Cultures and Heritage

Vietnam is home to diverse cultures that  have resulted from the traditions brought from China during the imperial era, and from France during the colonial rule. Vietnam is home to different religious faiths like Buddhism, Christianity, and the Cao Dai faith. While cruising on the waters of the Mekong Delta, you will encounter traditional rural communities who live by agriculture or making traditional crafts. The cities are home to the relics of their imperial pasts – you will find examples of ancient Cham and Ngyuen architecture in Danang and Hue. A trek to the mountains of Northern Vietnam will introduce you to the many ethnic minority groups living in hamlets. The rural communities of Southern Vietnam will show you the techniques of making some of the most ancient traditional products in the country, like the conical straw hat, or lacquerware. Our Vietnam package tours ensure that you explore the beauty of the country in its entirety. Plan your next trip to Vietnam for a truly memorable holiday.