In April 2018, we’ll be travelling the 1,072 miles (1,726km) from Hanoi to Saigon on the trusty tracks of Vietnam. Along the way, we’ll be visiting sleepy hidden villages, world-famous landmarks, and some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes. And, of course, we’ll be snapping plenty of pictures along the way.
Cross the century-old Long Bien Bridge, stop by railway tracks running through tight residential areas, and explore the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake on a traditional cyclo.
2 HA LONG BAY:
Catch the dawn train from Hanoi, enjoying the views of the Red River Delta’s endless rice fields, explore the sleepy trading port of Hai Phong, and cruise through the limestone karsts of Ha Long Bay on a luxury junk boat.
3 NINH BINH:
Take a longboat journey through the caves of Tam Coc, trek up to the mountain-top Bai Dinh Pagoda, and capture photographs of conical-hatted farmers leading water buffalo through rice paddies.
Catch the overnight Re-Unification Express train to Hue, capture some of Vietnam’s most well-preserved colonial architecture, and view the historic Citadel on a sunset boat cruise.
5 HAI VAN PASS:
Take a train journey across the spectacular Hai Van Pass, through jungle-clad mountains and overlooking the East Sea.
6 HOI AN:
Watch the fishermen work at dawn, visit the bustling fish market, and explore the lantern-filled town of Hoi An.
Explore the city’s iconic architecture and museums on Vietnamese Liberation Day, take a dinner-time cruise along the Saigon River, and take a photography workshop on the terrace of the Continental Hotel.
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