Our 2014 tour to Vietnam is almost sold out!
We’re pretty excited – departure for our next tour is still six months away and we only have a couple of spots left. Fantastic! (In other words, if you’re interested, don’t delay!)
Thinking about joining us? We’ve added some new activities and included more free time along the way. We’ll spend 14 days/13 nights in Vietnam, with an optional four nights in Siem Riep, Cambodia, at the end of the tour.
What’s new and exciting?
Working in a rice field – we’ll don traditional farming clothes and conical hats and learn all about growing and harvesting rice. We’ll ride a water buffalo, learn how to cook rice in the traditional way and enjoy lunch with the host family.
Ride the back of a Vespa in Saigon – Ever wonder what it’d be like to zip around the busy streets of Saigon on the back of a Vespa? Here’s our chance to experience the nightlife like a local. We’ll taste some street food, stop for dinner at a local bar and continue on to a nightclub (don’t worry, we won’t keep you out too late!).
Take a Vietnamese cooking class – we’ll take part in a four-hour cooking class which includes a market tour and hands-on learning.
- Overnight in a traditional wood-junk houseboat in magnificent Halong Bay
- Visit the hilltribe villages in Vietnam’s northern mountains and learn, from a local woman, how to create batik
- We’ll explore a myriad of markets – flower markets, floating markets, produce markets…you get the picture
- Food – we can’t forget the food! While many of our meals are included we’ve left plenty of opportunity to go out and experience the local cuisine on your own, or with a couple of your companions. There’s a huge French influence in Vietnam and you’ll love the local coffee shops and French bakeries.
- In Hoi An we’ll tour the Lifestart Foundation. This non-profit charity is helping Vietnamese, especially women, learn sustainable skills so they can make a living on their own. A donation will be made on behalf of the group as it is the recipient of our WanderTours Giving Program, for this tour.
If you continue on to Cambodia you’ll:
- visit amazing temples at Bayon, Angkor Wat, and Banteay Srei
- take a boat ride on Tonlé Sap Lake, southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake
- undergo a private blessing ceremony by Buddhist monks
This new itinerary offers the chance to travel with a group of like-minded, adventurous women, but also offers the chance for some independent exploring. No wonder it’s filling up so quickly. Don’t miss out!