Whether it be Vietnam veterans returning to re-visit sites from the war, adventure junkies seeking out unique eco-tours or foodies coming to eat; Vietnam is one of those incredible destinations that really does offer it all.
Encinitas, California (PRWEB) October 25, 2011
Southern California based specialty travel company, Global Basecamps recently developed a unique 14 day Vietnam travel itinerary. Travelers can experience all of the country’s highlights on this custom tour, with flights between each city, maximizing the time spent in Vietnam and allowing vacationers to see as much as possible. The two week itinerary can be further modified, or extended, depending on the clients travel goals, as Global Basecamps offers completely customized trips. The tour makes for an unforgettable journey through Vietnam, starting from Hanoi, continuing on a Ha Long Bay cruise, heading south to the ancient capital of Hue, and then spending some times on the beaches of Hoi An. Clients will also venture into the heart of the Mekong Delta and see the bright lights of Saigon.
Global Basecamps specializes in travel to Vietnam. Each of their Vietnam tours has been developed by experts who have been traveling to Vietnam for over a decade, allowing them to hand pick the best eco lodges and eco tours to be utilized in Global Basecamps’ itineraries. “Tourism in Vietnam is experiencing a recent and exciting change in trend in the travel industry. In addition to wanting to visit Vietnam's celebrated highlights, as outlined on our Custom 14 Day itinerary, travelers are also seeking to incorporate their specific interests into any visit to Vietnam. Whether it be Vietnam veterans returning to re-visit sites from the war, adventure junkies seeking out unique eco-tours or foodies coming to eat; Vietnam is one of those incredible destinations that really does offer it all,” says Meagan Yash, one of Global Basecamps’ Vietnam travel specialists.
In Hanoi travelers enjoy a welcome dinner and a water puppetry show, an art form unique to northern Vietnam. The next day is spent exploring the capital including the first university in Vietnam, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and the bustling Old Quarter. The journey continues to Ha Long Bay for an overnight cruise on a traditional wooden junk. The cruise is designed to avoid the over crowded areas of Ha Long Bay, venturing to a fishing villages and giving travelers the opportunity to investigate one of the bay’s sea level caves in a small sampan or a kayak.
The itinerary then continues to the ancient capital of Hue, including a visit to the incredible Royal Tombs of Emperor Minh Mang or Emperor Khai Dinh, a drive to Imperial Citadel of Hue and a stop at the Dong Ba market. Following Hue, travelers can relax on the beaches of Hoi An before continuing to Ho Chi Minh city, where they’ll visit Binh Tay market, which is the biggest in Ho Chi Minh city. The tour ventures out of the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh to Vinh Long for a Mekong River cruise.
Winter is an ideal time for Vietnam travel, as it is the dry season in the northern and southern regions of the country. However, due to the country's size and considerable weather variation there really isn't one specific time or another when the weather is ideal throughout the entire country. Hanoi and Halong Bay experience humidity year round. By visiting Northern Vietnam during the winter travelers can avoid the rainy season, which lasts from May to October. The ideal time to visit the north is from November to April. In the winter the average temperature is around 63 °F. The south of Vietnam has a humid, tropical climate year round. Rainy/monsoon season in the south is from May to November. December to March is the best time to visit Southern Vietnam.
Global Basecamps is a specialty travel resource designed to simplify the process of researching and booking sustainable hotels, lodges and private tours worldwide. Allowing independent travelers to journey at their own pace and ensuring trip priorities are met while keeping maximum flexibility on the road, Global Basecamps truly makes exploration easy. Please visit http://www.globalbasecamps.com.
MEDIA CONTACT: Ali Dempsey, Global Basecamps, (866) 577-2462, Ali (at) globalbasecamps (dot) com