From luxurious beaches to isolated rural towns to Ha Long Bay cruising, a Vietnam custom travel planner can design the perfect trip for you. Custom tour designers can assist you in determining the best time of year to go, the events that may be of interest, the types of hotels and transportation to use and, most importantly, the experiences you want to have. Create the perfect tour with the help of one of these Vietnam custom travel planners.
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Top Ten for Vietnam – Ideas for working with your Vietnam Custom Tour Planner.
1 – Sail in Ha Long Bay.
2 – Celebrate at a Tet festival.
3 – Relax amidst sumptuous green rice paddies in the Mekong Delta.
4 – See a water puppet show.
5 – Take a cyclo ride through the Old Quarter.
6 – Slow down the pace in Hoi An.
7 – Go underground to see the Cu Chi tunnels.
8 – Tour the citadel in Hue.
9 – Chill out on a palm-fringed beach in Hon Chong peninsula.
10 – Visit the natural beauty of the Dambri waterfalls.
Vietnam Tourism Website:
This website is a treasure trove of travel information, destination information, news and marketing for various tours, events, etc. There is a useful link on UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam.
We suggest, however, that before checking on this site you first check with a Vietnam Custom travel planner who can address your specific situation and narrow down your choices considerably. Unless you love reading a lot before you go touring (e.g. read guide books), maneuvering around on this website to figure out the best way to plan your trip may take more time than you care to spend. This is best for those who have plenty of time for research.
From the website: A story about Ha Long Bay:
The legend of Ha Long has it that, “Once upon a time, soon after the Viet people established their country, invaders came. The Jade Emperor sent Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons down to earth to help the Viet people fight against their enemy.
Right at the time invaders’ boats were rushing to the shore, the dragons landed down on earth. The dragons immediately sent out from their mouths a lot of pearls, which then turned into thousands of stone islands emerging in the sea like great walls challenging the invaders’ boats. The fast boats couldn’t manage to stop and crashed into the islands and into each other and broke into pieces.
After the victory, Mother Dragon and Child Dragons didn’t return Heaven but stayed on earth at the place where the battle had occurred. The location Mother Dragon landed is nowadays Ha Long Bay and where Child Dragons descended is now Bai Tu Long. The dragons’ tails waving the water created Long Vi (present Tra Co peninsula) and formed a fine sand beach over ten kilometers long”.