Undiscovered Holiday Destinations - Vietnam

by satu

Have you been browsing travel magazines for untouched destinations that remain undiscovered by the average traveler? As the holiday travel season approaches, the sustainable travel experts at Global Basecamps have put together some suggestions for trips with just the right balance of pristine beaches and cultural discovery, with plenty of time for exploring on your own and losing yourself in the winding streets of ancient towns.

Ana Mandara BeachIf you are planning a trip to Southeast Asia, why not skip the crowded beaches of Thailand already swarming with Westerners and head over to Vietnam instead? Unbeknownst to many, Vietnam boasts beautiful beaches that rival anywhere in Asia and prices that remain imminently affordable. Start off your trip in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, where you can visit the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum before savoring authentic Pho in a local restaurant. After admiring the city’s most famous Buddhist temple, the Gian Lam Pagoda, take a flight to Phu Quoc Island, where your options range from scuba diving to exploring the area on your own or just relaxing on the beach. Your final excursion should be to Cai Be, a riverside town known for its amazing floating market. You will board the Cai Be Princess, a beautifully fitted riverboat, for a full day exploration of the fascinating Mekong River and the communities that thrive there.

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