Responsible Travel in Vietnam
When you travel to Vietnam with us, you’ll get the chance to experience genuine connections with local people and communities. Our Vietnam holidays are designed to give something positive back, through the trips we offer, the accommodation we use and the local projects we support. Read on to discover more about how we deliver our promise.
We offer you the opportunity to really interact with local communities, to better understand the culture and way of life. For example, 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’ll learn how to make traditional Vietnamese handicrafts and make plenty of new friends along the way.
Without doubt, this is an experience we’re sure you won’t be forgetting, and we have many more just like this for you to enjoy.
We think 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.
We only use independently run, hotels wherever possible – ensuring your stay benefits the local community and not the pockets of multi-national chains.
Our local Vietnam project
We like to support a local project in each of our destinations. In Vietnam, we’re proud supporters of the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation. This is a grassroots Australian charity that’s 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.
Every time we book a trip to Vietnam, Blue Dragon receives a donation to help toward their great cause.
Our Vietnam Travel Specialists
Our friendly team of specialists live and breathe all things Vietnam. They’ve tasted the street food pho, navigated the crazy traffic, sailed on a traditional junk boat and sipped a cold beer on a sandy beach.
Touching upon their own personal experience, they’ve got plenty of recommendations and suggestions 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 shares our passion for responsible travel. They work closely with our Vietnam product manager to find unique experiences that you won’t always find in the guidebook. 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 nothing like insider tips on where to find the best sunset or tasty Bánh bao!
While you’re away, you’ll also receive 24/7 support from our partners throughout your journey, so you can travel with peace of mind that there is always someone to turn to if you need help locally.