In spring of 2010, I had the most wonderful adventure in Vietnam with Trails of Indochina. My journey began in Hanoi, the 1000-year-old capital of Vietnam. Showing signs of modern development, the city has retained much of its ancient culture, traditions, and charm.
We then spent time in Halong Bay aboard the luxury Halong Jasmine junk cruising through the magical bay and visiting a fishing village which has been living in the bay for generations.
The Royal capital, Hue was the next stop where we explored the Imperial Citadel and saw a Royal Martial Arts performance from a darling group of young people. Then on to Saigon, a city that never stops with some of the best shopping in Southeast Asia.
A special treat was a visit to the luxury resort of Princess d’Annam resort on the South China Sea where we played golf at the award-winning Ocean Dunes Golf Club and watched the sunrise on top of magnificent sand dunes. The final leg was a visit to the Mekong Delta where we had a chance to interact with the local people who make their livelihoods on the river. If Vietnam is on your list, I would be happy to share my personal experiences with you. It was a fascinating destination!