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Ho Chi Minh City at sunset taken from boat on the river

Ho Chi Minh City: Sunset Cruise with Cocktail

Spend an enjoyable few hours cruising along the Saigon River as the sun sets, with a cocktail at a riverside restaurant included too. After departing from Tan Cang pier, we’ll take a look at the most important bridges across the river: Saigon Bridge, the main gateway to bustling Ho Chi Minh City, and Thu Thiem Bridge. Cruising through Vietnam’s leading urban complexes, Vinhomes Central Park and Vi..

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plate of vegetables crafted like flowers with pot of sauce

Hoi An: Organic Farm and Cookery Class

This half-day tour to Thanh Dong organic farm brings you closer to the beauty of Hoi An’s countryside and its friendly people. You will join them in their daily work of organic farming and you also get to cook our own lunch with the host’s assistance. Not only is it a truly authentic experience, but it also supports the local community. After pick up from the hotel in Hoi An, you start the day by..

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Royal dining table in Hue Vietnam

Hue: Royal Dining Style

Discover Hue Royal Dining Style with a sumptuous dinner experience. You will have the chance to sample the authentic cuisines of Hue’s royalty and enjoy a memorable time with ancient costumes, royal music and performances while tasting the royal dishes carefully prepared to the finest detail for a wonderful dinner that is fit for royalty.   Please note: All Freedom Day descriptions represent..

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Tea master making tea from leaves in Hanoi Vietnam

Hanoi: Tea Tasting with a Tea Master

A visit to a Tea House is an intrinsic part of Vietnamese culture, and what better way to start your time in Hanoi than by learning about tea from a Master? We head to a small, cosy tea house for an engaging introduction to the world of tea. Mr. Nguyen Viet Hung, the owner and former winner of the Tea Master Cup competition, travels with his wife to plantations across Vietnam to pick high-quality..

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paper flower making in Hue Vietnam

Hue: Paper Flower Making

This afternoon tour begins with a journey to Thanh Tien Village, well-known for over 300 years of crafting paper flowers, another of the traditional local crafts unique to this area. You will meet one of the local villagers and learn how to make your own ornate paper flower. You can be sure that your visit is supporting a good cause as it provides struggling artists, craftsmen and home-based worke..

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woman doing Truc Chi workshop in Hue Vietnam

Hue: Truc Chi Workshop

Truc Chi is a delicate art form based on traditional Vietnamese papercraft. ‘Truc’ in Vietnamese is a type of bamboo, which has long been part of Vietnamese culture. Travel to a beautiful old house that has been transformed into an art space and workshop by a team of enthusiastic young artists. Here, you can try your hand at Truc Chi, paper made from bamboo pulp, under the guidance of these talent..

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Woman working in Tra Que Villlage vegetable field

Hoi An: Tra Que Village

For a real insight into local Vietnamese life, enjoy a visit to a local community farming project just outside of Hoi An. We start with an easy bicycle ride of about 30 minutes along the village roads and paths between the paddy fields. At Tra Que village, the community has united to create a large vegetable farm and we will take a walk around the farm to see the different vegetables, all of which..

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People in front of My Son temples in Hoi-An Vietnam

Hoi An: Temples of My Son

Between the 4th and 13th centuries a unique culture which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of contemporary Vietnam. The Cham people ruled central Vietnam and their kingdom once stretched into what are now Laos and parts of Cambodia. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was the reli..

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dining in the dark table setting

Ho Chi Minh City: Dining In The Dark At Noir

Step away from the busy city streets, close your eyes and embark on a sensory journey like no other. The experience begins in the pitch-black dining room at Noir, where the blind or visually impaired staff guide you to your table. Transfer your trust to these skilled guides as they lead you through this new way of sensing the environment around you. After a few moments of adjustment, the darkness..

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chef spooning into dish with other ingredients in bowls on table

Siem Reap: Cooking Class at Organic Farm

This delicious, half-day experience in Siem Reap is held at an organic farm supported by an organisation promoting economic revival through the creation of small family enterprises in the agricultural sector. After being picked up from the hotel, we begin the class with a visit to a local fresh market, where you can experience the hustle and bustle of the morning rush. From here, transfer to the o..

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