About the Course
Join Karin Hellaby on this superb textile holiday to vibrant Vietnam. This special tour showcases the rich colours and cultural highlights of a truly fascinating country. Explore historic cities, walk and cycle through tranquil rural landscapes, discover villages high in the rugged mountains and stroll through local ethnic markets where traditional dress is still a part of everyday life. Vietnam's textile traditions are very much alive and you'll explore silk villages, learn about the ethnic Thai minorities' traditional weave, visit indigo farms, and see batik and the tritik technique found in the textiles of the H'mong hill tribes.
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What's included in the price?
Flight to Hanoi, returning from Ho Chi Minh with Vietnam Airlines
Domestic flights Hanoi - Da Nang & Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh
10 nights' hotel accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis
2 nights aboard the Fanxipan Express in a shared 2-berth sleeper compartment
Overnight cruise on a traditional junk in UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay
Dinner each evening in either the hotel or local restaurants
11 lunches & 2 breakfasts in local restaurants
Sightseeing tours of Ha Noi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh
Traditional wooden sampan cruise in the enchanting Mekong Delta
Cycle & walking tours in rural Vietnam
Traditional Vietnamese craft visits
Local workshops & two workshops with Karin Hellaby
The services of a local Tour Manager
Fantastic, Fantastic, Fantastic. No more needs to be said.
Everything was exceptional. Could not have been bettered.
Mrs Davies - - #21364
The tour was well organised and researched. The guide was full of interesting information and he was very friendly and helpful. The accommodation was of a very high standard as was the food. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip. Thank you.
Mrs Scorgie - - #21363
Everyone was very helpful - I booked the land package with Arena and booked my own air travel as I was going onto Australia after the Vietnam tour. Arena, even arranged a driver and guide to pick me up and take me to the airport at the end of the tour as my flight was 3 hours earlier than the group who were returning to London.
A well arranged trip with outstanding experiences. The specialist, Pat who accompanied us was great fun and made the trip worthwhile. Our local guides were outstanding. This is the second trip I have done with Arena and I will definitely book with them again.
Mrs Jeffcoat - - #21362
It was a wonderful experience. Everything was timed to perfection and the group I was with were excellent travel companions
Mrs Everett - - #21361
Very well organized, the local agent had everything off to a "T". Group was the right size, leader was good.
Mrs Mote - - #21360
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