We offer you the opportunity to really interact with local communities, to better understand the culture and way of life. You can Lend a Hand in Hue by helping out a local farmer in the rice fields and reeling in some fish for dinner. Back in the village you will learn how to make traditional Vietnamese handicrafts. An experience we’re sure you won’t be forgetting.
We believe that where you spend the night is just as much a part of the experience as what you see during the day. Staying somewhere that reflects the culture and nature of your surroundings makes for a more enriching trip and you’ll feel more immersed and connected with Vietnam. From a traditional junk boat floating amongst limestone peaks to a rustic beach bungalow on a remote island, we opt for small-scale, authentic accommodation with plenty of local charm.
Our Local Vietnam Project
In each destination we support a local project by giving you the option to donate a small amount when you book with us. In Vietnam we are proud to support the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation. This is a grassroots Australian charity which has been reaching out to children in crisis throughout Vietnam since 2003. Blue Dragon kids are street kids, children with disabilities, children from very poor families and victims of human trafficking and slavery. Blue Dragon provides them all with schooling, health care, and even rescues children trapped in slavery.
Our Vietnam Travel Specialists
Our team live and breathe all things Vietnamese. They’ve tasted the street food pho, navigated the crazy traffic, sailed on a traditional junk boat and sipped a cold drink on a sandy beach. Full of travel tales they also have plenty of top tips to help you get the most out of your Vietnam trip.
Our Local Partners in Vietnam
In Vietnam we work with a local partner who is just as keen to promote Meaningful Travel as we are. They work closely with our Vietnam Product Manager to find unique experiences and authentic trips. We only use local Vietnamese guides and drivers during all our excursions. This makes for a more rewarding experience for you and also helps to put money into the pockets of the local people. There’s no knowledge like local knowledge!