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Fleewinter says 'Good Morning Vietnam'!

7th October 2014 Print
The beach at Hoi An

Specialist operator Fleewinter has launched a programme to Vietnam, featuring a number of recommended touring itineraries for seeing the country’s vibrant, imperial cities, super rice-paddy and mountain scenery, with amazing food at every step of the way, and usually ending up chilling on the coast or a tropical island just off it.

The programme has been put together by Delia Monk, who spent six months living and working in Vietnam and knows the country inside out.

There is a wide choice of accommodation options from family-owned-and-run boutique hotels, to small guesthouses and homestays which are the exclusive preserve of Fleewinter customers.

Here are just a selection of ideas to whet the appetite…

Discover the quaint town of Hoi An, home to the old Japanese merchant homes and classic architecture, with streets lined with tailoring shops, so you can spend days designing outfits and snoozing on the beach while the tailors get to work. Meanwhile, the nearby town of Hue is the old imperial capital of the country and is home to dozens of old royal tombs and the ancient Imperial Palace

Explore on Two Wheels: Take the stunning coastal pass from the quaint town of Hoi An to the old Imperial capital of Hue. To make it more of adventure you can hop on the back with one of Fleewinter’s expert motor-bike riders to feel the wind in your hair as you enjoy one of the most beautiful roads in Vietnam (or self-drive in a car if preferred)

Get off the Beaten Track and explore the relatively undiscovered hill tribe communities of Mai Chau, where few tourists head. The two-night excursion will take you into the heart of rural Vietnam; you will be driven out to the beautiful Hoa Binh province where you can cycle or walk to local villages, meet the locals and visit one of the country’s tea plantations

Discover paradise on the tropical island of Phu Quoc, with its clear, calm, impossibly blue waters and empty, wide sandy beaches. When the sun drops behind the horizon, candles and lanterns are strung up and down the beach tables, where you can dig your feet into the sand and enjoy some local seafood

Learn about the Vietnam War; the Cui Chi Tunnels near Saigon are not to be missed, where the guerrillas lived, slept and even had babies during the 1960s conflict

Prices start at just £795 pp (two sharing) for the seven-night ‘Vietnam Highlights’ tour which includes the capital, Hanoi, visits to two UNESCO World Heritage sites and a two-night cruise along Halong Bay before relaxing in the beach town of Hoi An.

Holiday prices include all land transportation, accommodation, some meals and activities and entrance fees as per itinerary.

Flights are extra, bookable through Fleewinter. For more information, visit

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The beach at Hoi An