Below is a link to a video on the second part of my recent trip to Vietnam. This was a 14 day trip with Exodus, going from Hanoi to Saigon, and taking in Da Bac, Thung Nai, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta, Can Tho, some kayaking, and some cycling.
I’d originally booked a seven day trip with Ethnic Travel going to the north west of Vietnam, and taking in Mai Cha, Pu Luong, Son La, Dien Bien Phu and Sapa, but in the event I joined a group going to the north of the country, right up to the border with China, and taking in Dong Van, Meo Vac, Bao Lac, the Ban Gioc Waterfall and Ba Be lake. What a fascinating part of the world! Awe-inspiring scenery, colourful ethic minority people, and some very interesting stilt-houses for homestays.
At one point our van broke down and we piled onto scooters, three at a time, just like the locals. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many foods, especially fruits, that I couldn’t identify.
I hope you enjoy the video below, which details our wonderful trip.