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Gay Travel Vietnam

Colonial Vietnam Northbound

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Elegant hotels and knowledgeable private guides set this trip apart from the pack. Tour the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, traverse the historic streets of Hoi An, travel back in time in Hue and look for traces of French-colonial rule in charming Hanoi. A short coastal sojourn and a serene night on board a traditional boat in Halong Bay break up this exceptional journey into the past.

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Tap into the energy of Ho Chi Minh City, take a private tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, enjoy a break along the coast, soak up the old-world atmosphere of Hoi An, visit imperial Hue, enjoy an overnight boat trip on Halong Bay, experience old Saigon from a cyclo

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Whizz through the streets on a cyclo, find a bargain at Ben Thanh Market or watch artisans at work in one of the many lacquerware workshop. Tour the Cu Chi Tunnels, a chance to imagine life as a Viet Minh soldier.

Indulge in a luxurious beach break by the beautiful South China Sea. There are four wonderful options to choose from at either Nha Trang or Hoi An.

Much of Hoi An looks exactly as it did a century ago and a walking tour includes the Japanese Covered Bridge, fish markets and traditional wooden buildings. This charming town retains a sense of history and the Old Town is a great place to while away a afternoon sipping cafe au lait and enjoying cao lau, the city's legendary noodle dish.

Cross the scenic Hai Van Pass to Hue, pausing at the Cham Museum and Lang Co fishing village. Take a boat trip on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the imperial Citadel and the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc.

Get a feel for this charming city on a private tour, followed by a cyclo ride through the Old Quarter. With its wide boulevards and yellow painted buildings, the city centre still retains an air of a French Provincial town of the 1930s.

Jump aboard a traditional wooden junk and cruise magnificent Halong Bay. Spend a serene night on the boat among thousands of limestone islets.

Spend a final morning swimming or kayaking in the bay before visiting a ceramics village. Back in Hanoi enjoy the beautiful lakes, shaded boulevards and lush public parks at leisure.