Vietnam Cultural Tours
Travel in Vietnam is as much about the sights and incredible cuisine as the culture. Vietnam wants you to get to know its traditions and complex history. Get to know this country’s vibrant personality at friendly cafes and colorful markets.
110 Things to Do
Seeking a vacation of knowledge, excitement, and authentic cultural exchanges? Then this is the tour you need to experience! Spend the day traveling to and exploring Sapa Vietnam’s ethnic minority markets. They are a colorful exchange of customs and wares, and a highly unique experience.
My Son temples were built from the 4th century under the reign of king Bhadravaman, until late 13th century, and early 14th century under the reign of King Jaya Simhavaman III . My Son used to be a group of more than 70 temple towers. Each temple has a typical architecture which reflects a historical stage of the Champa kingdoms. Most of the architecture and sculptures were influenced by Indian culture. Most of the temples point to the East, the sun direction. Champa people thought that the East was the place where the gods lived.
Duration: ~ 5 hours
Physicality: Cycle ~ 10 km and Paddle ~ 4 km
8:00 AM - Our guide will pick you up from your hotel with bicycles and you will set off directly from here towards Duy Vinh Commune. The picturesque cycling route is highlighted with rice fields, local gardens and markets. Stop as often as you wish for taking photographs or some easy chat with locals . There is also time to pay a visit to a local family who are still practicing the craft of weaving sedge mattresses using traditional techniques.
After around 1.5 hour cycling it is time to hop into a kayak for some time on the river. You will paddle towards Cam Thanh cocopalm forest. The area is a unique mangrove ecosystem to Hoi An and the scenery is spectacular.
To end an active morning, your lunch will be served at a local house with tasty Vietnamese food. Take as much time for relaxing as you wish before getting a transfer back to your hotel. End of services.
You don’t have to venture far from Hue’s city centre to enjoy this lovely lagoon. This tranquil excursion takes you to a popular fishing village where you will enjoy the tranquil beauty of Chuon Lagoon; spend time with local fishermen and learn about their way of life; and even try your hand at fishing. Spoiler Alert: your voyage concludes with a fresh seafood dinner.
The puppetry art has existed in Vietnam more than 1000 years, the most strongly developed in the Ly- Tran dynasty . According to the content described in “Sung Thien Dien Linh” stone stele in Ly Nhan Tong dynasty , the puppet shows were played to celebrate the King’s birth. It proved that Vietnam Vietnamese puppetry was established for a long time and more and more developed.
Depart: 08:00 AM
Length: 8 hours – 20km cycling/ 3 hour kayaking
Route: The Ancient Town - Cam Kim - Duy Hai - Cam Thanh - Hoi An
Met by your English speaking guide at your hotel in Hoi An at 8am for your cycle and kayak tour. After a brief introduction and biking guidance, you will begin your cycling to Hoi An’s countryside. You will get a chance to visit a variety of villages – from wood carving, sedge mat making, fish sauce making, to bamboo making villages, partake in some local activities and observe our community at play. We will cycle across scenic rice paddy fields and lovely rivers. We will keep at a nice and easy pace, taking in the scenery and local hospitality.
After lunch with a local family, you will kayak around the palm islands to the old town and learn more about Hoi An’s countryside life . Enjoy some light refreshments before returning to your hotel.
This full-day tour of Ho Chi Minh is the perfect introduction to the city, its history, and its diverse modern day culture. Explore the top historic sites, stroll around the lively Chinatown streets, and feast on delicious Saigonese food.
This combined sightseeing tour and cooking class is the perfect introduction to the history and culture of Hue, its people, and its cuisine. The royal city was the seat of emperors for thousands of years, and to this day it is full of intrigue and charm.
Experience the best of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park on this full-day adventure tour. Travel along the storied Ho Chi Minh Trail, explore one of the most beautiful caves in the region, and kayak down the Chay River to a local village.
Hop on the back of a motorbike and journey out toward the stunning Tam Giang Lagoon, stopping along the way at local landmarks and attractions. This full-day tour will introduce the local culture and beauty of rural Hue, as you travel just like the locals do!
Escape from the bustle of the city to the virgin Cham island with stunning beach and cool weather.
Learn about local life and culture of local fisherman living on the island Go snorkeling/swimming/scuba diving to see marvelous coral reef Spend leisure time on wonderful clear beach of Cham island.
Take a full-day city tour to see Hanoi’s compact Old Quarter and a number of cultural and historical buildings. This is an excellent introduction to the capital, complete with a fun cyclo ride and an authentic meal.
Begin the tour at the impressive Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where you’ll visit the revered leader’s simple stilt home and the beautiful One Pillar Pagoda. Your guide will help you understand the Vietnam of today through stories of Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnam War.
Then, step back in time 1,000 years with a visit to the Temple of Literature. As Vietnam’s first university, this picturesque and peaceful collection of buildings has borne witness to some of the country’s greatest minds.
Moving closer to the maze of alleys that is the Old Quarter you will first visit Hoan Kiem Lake. This pretty, man-made lake is a hive of activity at all times of day when locals and tourists alike seek out the calming water for a stroll, a little exercise, and a catch-up with friends. Your tour includes a stop at Ngoc Son Temple, a site that pays homage to Saint Van Xuong and General Trang Hung Dao.
Later in the afternoon, hop on a cyclo for a 1-hour ride through the chaotic streets of the Old Quarter and learn about the trades that gave the alleys their names.
Explore one of South Vietnam’s most important wartime sites, the impressive Cu Chi Tunnels. This tour from Ho Chi Minh City includes an in-depth introduction to the history and significance of the tunnels and plenty of time to explore the myriad of underground alleys and structures.