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Walking holidays in Vietnam

Thanks to heritage-rich cities, paradise islands and history that reads like a Hollywood script, Vietnam is Southeast Asia’s rising star.

Marvel at the treasures of Vietnam’s royal past in the 18th century imperial city of Hue, enjoy a bike ride beneath ornate pagodas in old Hanoi, and top it all with a boat ride on the sprawling Mekong Delta; our Vietnam tours line-up a host of standout experiences.

The big one is a trip to Ho Chi Min. This bustling bazaar of French colonial architecture, street food stalls and beeping scooters was Vietnam’s pre-war capital, and its must-sees are many. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, the General Post Office, plus Reunification Palace – site of the official South Vietnamese surrender that ended the Vietnam War.

Don’t miss the Cu Chi tunnels – a network of underground passages once used by Vietcong soldiers. It’s a labyrinth of concealed trapdoors, living areas, kitchens and command centres, several storeys below the surface.

And that’s not the only draw here. There’s also the food. Eat your way around the evening markets and get a taste of what’s quickly becoming Asia’s foodie capital.