Tam Coc and Ninh Binh: What to do in Vietnam’s Hidden Gem

Tam Coc and Ninh Binh are areas of Vietnam that are often overlooked by visitors looking to experience this spectacular country. And it’s unfortunate, as they are only about 2 hours south of the bustling city of Hanoi. Filled with towering landscape cliffs, lush green rice paddies, and the friendliest people, Tam Coc and Ninh…

Visit the Phenomenal Phong Nha Caves in Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 as it is home to the oldest karst mountains in Asia as well as literally hundreds of cave systems. This complex underground cave system also includes the largest cave in the world by volume – the immense Hang Son Doong cave….

15 Incredible Things To Do in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon and as HCMC) is too often just a quick stopping point for travelers heading to the north of Vietnam. But Ho Chi Minh City has so much to offer! From delicious food to craft beer to gorgeous architecture – it would be a shame not to spend…

Guide to Eating Snails, Shellfish, and Seafood in Vietnam

Vietnam is a country characterized by it’s food – the freshness of the ingredients, the complexity of the flavors, and often the strangeness of whatever it is you’re about to consume. One of our favorite things to do in Saigon is head to Vinh Khanh (Vĩnh Khánh) street in District 4 for a rowdy night…

11 Things you Must do in Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An (Vietnamese spelling: Hội An) is a darling little tourist attraction town located in Central Vietnam. The old town was a trading port from the 15th-19th century and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Today it boasts colonial French architecture, a quaint riverfront promenade, pedestrian-friendly streets, and the most unique feature…

The Top 6 Things to do in Hue, Vietnam

Hue (pronounced “h’way”) is located in central Vietnam and a city that history buffs will find particularly intriguing. Not only was it the seat of Nguyen Dynasty emperors from 1802 to 1945, but it was also the site of the longest and bloodiest battle of the ‘American War’ (or, as we like to say in America, the…

Sunrise Photography Tour with Hoi An Photo Tours

We first met Etienne Bossot on a river boat in Northwestern Myanmar way back in 2014. We were the only three foreigners on a boat that was so crowded, you had to bring your own chair onboard if you wanted to sit down during the 8-hour boat ride. Etienne told us that he was from…

A Guide to Trekking in Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa is located in the Lào Cai Province of Vietnam and is a region that draws visitors from across the world. The town is situated on the side of one of the many mountains in the massive Hoàng Liên Son mountain range and overlooks the valley below. The valley floor is filled with rice terraces that…