Join me and other colleagues and friends to discover a captivating country…Vibrant Vietnam!
We will explore Hanoi, a French-Colonial city which is now the capital city of Vietnam. Having gone through many changes from prehistoric times to being conquered
by the Chinese and later by the French and briefly by the Japanese, it has been transformed into a capital that stands side by side with the ancient and modern.
We’ll then travel to Halong Bay and cruise through Emerald green waters passing dramatic karst scenery on a traditional junk-style boat equipped with all the comforts you need, including sumptuous seafood and other Vietnamese dishes.
We then fly to Danang (famous China Beach) to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An, a quaint port city with cobblestone streets, ancient shop-houses, trendy cafes and more.
Next we visit Saigon (now known as Ho Chi Minh City) where you will be awed by the endless energy and feel the buzz of an endless stream of motorcycles, bicycles, scooters, cars & rickshaws.
Why you’ll love this trip………
* Travel with our expert guides who will show you where to find the best street food and will tell you how to order it….. they will introduce you to banh mi and condensed milk coffee!
*We’ll provide the inside scoop on the best shopping including the names of the best tailors in Hoi An
*We’ll include a visit to Mr. Hoi’s charity where you will be inspired by meeting the orphaned children learning a vocation and/or trade to set them up for their adult life.
*We’ll provide opportunities for you to interact with the locals at markets, villages and rural areas.
*For the more adventurous we can provide an opportunity for you to rent a motorbike or scooter to ride on the back with a guide, to experience Saigon at night.
* The hotels we have chosen are beautiful properties that provide comfort and charm with a
* Visit Ben Thanh Market with its mind-boggling array of goods, handicrafts, pottery, jewelry and souvenirs. There is something for everyone at any budget. Buy your souvenirs here!
*Enjoy the good nature and warmth of the Vietnamese people who will welcome us with open arms.
* Experience safely and in comfort, this amazing country which is as lively as it is lovely!
Post trips are available to Siem Reap (Cambodia) and Luang Prabang (Laos). These are recommended so that you can visit three countries known as Indochina which are in close proximity.
Please refer to the Educational page for all details and registration information.
Questions should be directed to Educational host Varini DeSilva of Ceylon Express International at firstname.lastname@example.org