A Sensory Journey Through Vietnam With Rickshaw Travel

A Sensory Journey Through Vietnam With Rickshaw Travel
11th March 2019 Imogen Jefferies

A Sensory Journey Through Vietnam With Rickshaw Travel

Vietnam is a holiday full of boundless choice, and one that awakens all your senses. From its energetic, colourful cities to it’s hushed rural countryside and coastline of tropical beaches, it’s a majestic destination and one that provides an adventure for all who visit.

With epic UNESCO World Heritage sites to be seen, exotic wild animals to be heard in tropical national parks and authentic Vietnamese food just waiting to be tried in floating villages, the Meaningful Travel experts at Rickshaw Travel have shared their best bite-sized trips for a sensory journey through Vietnam.

See the sights in Hoi An

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Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of Vietnam’s most atmospheric towns. With its crumbling Chinese shop houses, boutique cafes, riverside restaurants and lantern-lined streets, the area is a jewel to behold. Explore the tangle of the tiny roads, get crafty with a local family making bamboo souvenirs and learn to cook classic Vietnamese dishes.

*Rickshaw Travel offers a 4-day/3-night bite-sized trip in Hoi An from £188 per person. Price includes accommodation based on two people sharing, breakfast, return transfers from Danang to Hoi An and bamboo workshop in local village. Please note: This bite-sized trip must be booked with two or more bite-sized trips to create a full itinerary. To book this bite-sized trip, please visit www.rickshawtravel.co.uk or call 01273 934823  for more information.

Listen to the call of the wild in Cat Tien National Park

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 The tropical rainforest of Cat Tien National Park is vast, and the sounds of the wild echo through its century-old trees and botanical gardens. A pre-dawn trek before relaxing in hammocks is the perfect way to unwind and wait for the gibbons to start singing. The area is also home to the Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre and the Bear & Wild Cat Rescue Station, offering visitors a chance to learn about the incredible work being undertaken to rescue, rehabilitate and release these beautiful animals.

*Rickshaw Travel offers a 3-day/2-night bite-sized trip in Cat Tien National Park from £485 per person. Price includes accommodation based on two people sharing, lunch and dinner (day 1), Breakfast, lunch & dinner (day 2), breakfast (day 3), visit to monkey island, visit to Dao Tien Endangered Species Centre, trek to Crocodile Lake, visit to the Bear and Wild Cat rescue station, return private road transfer from Ho Chi Minh City. Please note: This bite-sized trip must be booked with two or more bite-sized trips to create a full itinerary. To book this bite-sized trip, please visit www.rickshawtravel.co.uk or call 01273 934823  for more information.

Taste your way through the Mekong Delta

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The Mekong Delta is home to floating markets, villages encompassed by rice paddies, and small local producers of coconut candy, honey, rice crackers and authentic fruit. This authentic Vietnamese food is best tasted when prepared by locals so spend a night in the home of a local Vietnamese family, learning about their way of life and, perhaps most importantly, how to cook those delicious Delta specialities.

*Rickshaw Travel offers a 3-day/2-night bite-sized trip in Mekong Delta from £285 per person. Price includes accommodation based on two people sharing, lunch on day 1, all meals at the homestay, breakfast at Can Tho hotel, sightseeing along the Mekong by boat, transfer with guide between Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong, and a cycling trip.

Lend a hand in Hue

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Hue is steeped in history, with ancient tombs, monuments and fortified imperial cities, but it’s also rich in local produce. Work your way through its rural farms, helping with ploughing, picking and fishing – getting your hands on the freshest of produce with the bragging rights of catching or preparing your own dinner.  Life in Hue revolves around the harvest!
*Rickshaw Travel offers a 3-day/2-night bite-sized trip in Hue from £158 per person. Price includes accommodation based on two people sharing, breakfast, excursion with English speaking guide, and bicycle with entrance fees and lunch on day 2. Please note: This bite-sized trip must be booked with two or more bite-sized trips to create a full itinerary. To book this bite-sized trip, please visit www.rickshawtravel.co.uk or call 01273 934823  for more information.

A ‘scent’sation in Saigon

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With its fascinating culture, classic architecture, and endless backstreets that filter out the aromas of street food hot spots, Saigon is a riot for all the senses, especially for smell. Scoot through the city on a vintage Vespa and find the best places to sample the traditional snacks in the city and listen to local live music as you sip on a Vietnamese coffee. It’s a night tour and a foodie adventure rolled into one.

*Rickshaw Travel offers a 3 day/ 2 night bite-sized trip in Saigon from £255 per person. Price includes airport transfer to hotel in Saigon, accommodation based on two people sharing, breakfast, evening vespa tour including guide, meals, drinks and transfers. Please note: This bite-sized trip must be booked with two or more bite-sized trips to create a full itinerary. To book this bite-sized trip, please visit www.rickshawtravel.co.uk or call 01273 934823  for more information.

For more information on Rickshaw Travel’s Vietnam bite-sized trips and itineraries, please visit https://www.rickshawtravel.co.uk/asia/south-east/vietnam/

Rickshaw Travel offers trips in 25 destinations across Asia, Central, South and North America, including Cuba, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Costa Rica, Peru, Borneo, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Chile, Brazil and Japan. Visit www.rickshawtravel.co.uk for more information.

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About Rickshaw Travel
Rickshaw Travel is an independent tour operator based in Brighton. They are committed to providing enriching, immersive travel experiences that take holidaymakers off the beaten path and into the heart of local communities.

Meaningful travel – or travelling in a way that everybody benefits from – is the core ethos of Rickshaw: the traveller benefits from enriching experiences where they learn something new (about the destination, culture, a skill or about themselves) and at the same time the local people, animals and/or environment benefit too.

Rickshaw Travel’s individual approach to independent exploration enables adventurous holidaymakers to visit the heart of a destination and experience the real spirit of a local culture. Rickshaw specialises in offering small-scale, authentic accommodation that truly reflects the character of each destination.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Rickshaw Travel is proud to have built up a team of passionate Travel Specialists who each have extensive travel experience in their own dedicated destinations. They pride themselves on being open and honest about the places they have visited and are on hand to inspire and support travellers. The company’s style of travel is unique – Rickshaw’s dedicated Product Team has worked alongside the company’s in-destination partners to create a choice of carefully selected bite-size trips, typically 2-4 days long, which can be combined to create the perfect itinerary. Rickshaw’s bite-size trips include a range of local excursions, charming authentic accommodation and some transfers to ensure a hassle-free holiday. A minimum of three bite-sized trips must be combined to create a full itinerary.

Protecting nature and wildlife – and encouraging travellers to do the same – is also key for the Rickshaw team. They have recently partnered with Brighton-based organisation, ANIMONDIAL, to develop an animal welfare policy, as well as providing a ‘toolkit’ to help other small travel companies become more responsible. Rickshaw Travel has also committed to supporting the end of elephant riding by signing World Animal Protection’s elephant-friendly pledge and is in the process of auditing trips involving any type of wild animal interaction.

Rickshaw Travel now offers trips in 25 destinations across Asia, Central, South and North America, including Cuba, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Costa Rica, Peru, Borneo, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Chile, Brazil and Japan.

For more information, visit https://www.rickshawtravel.co.uk/, https://www.facebook.com/rickshawtravel/, https://twitter.com/Rickshaw_Travel or https://www.instagram.com/rickshaw_travel/ or call 01273 934 823.