Favorite Destinations


Nha Trang

 

My hometown is most famous for its lovely weather and beautiful beach. Dating back over a century are the Po Nagar towers, the remains of an ancient Cham temple.  Other popular features are the tradtional fishing boats and villages, resorts, SCUBA diving, and hotsprings. The nearest airport is Cam Ranh.  Buses and trains serve the city as well if you prefer to start your journey here.

A view of the Nha Trang waterfront.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               Fishing boats, Nha Trang.

Po Nagar Cham Towers: columns of ancient meditation hall.

Climbing back up the sand dunes in Mui Ne.
Climbing back up the sand dunes in Mui Ne.

Mui Ne
Located on the coast between Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang, Mui Ne beach is well known for seafood, surfing and windsurfing (seasonal), swimming, sunbathing and sand dunes. If you're willing to brave the dust, a young assistant will help you down the sand dunes on a sled!

 

 

A fisherman with his traditonal coracle at Mui Ne beach
A fisherman with his traditonal coracle at Mui Ne beach
Mui Ne
Mui Ne
The road to Dalat.
The road to Dalat.

Dalat

 

An easy ride through some amazing mountain scenery takes you to the city of Dalat. Much cooler than other areas of south and central Vietnam, Dalat is popular with both Vietnamese and foreigners.  Sights include the lake, "crazy house", night market, flower garden and nearby villages of the minority K'ho people.  In this area as well as others on my tours, the agricultural richness of Vietnam is featured.  Despite all of these highlights, you'll probably find that the journey to Dalat by motorbike is the best part of your experience.

 

 

Xuan Huong Lake, Dalat

Elephant Mountain, Dalat.
Elephant Mountain, Dalat.

Kon Tum

 

Kon Tum is a quiet town best known for the Nha Rong (traditional communal houses of the Bhana people).  While here enjoy the sunset on the romantic bridge, visit the French cathedral, share a song with the children at the local orphanage or explore the local countryside.

Girls at the orphanage
Girls at the orphanage

The church in Kon Tum.

Virgin Waterfall

 

Hike, view waterfalls, dine al fresco and enjoy a cool swim in the river in this peaceful park.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                   A popular hike.

Enjoying the fresh air.
Enjoying the fresh air.

 

 

 

                                          Swimming Hole

Delicious lunch
Delicious lunch

Buon Ma Thuot

 

Surrounded by minority villages and famous for its coffee, this is a city is a good waypoint for travel into the more rural regions of Vietnam. 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    Coffee

Lak Lake

 

The elephants here still haul logs for the Mnong people, but many guests enjoy a tour of this lovely lake on their backs as well.  Try the fresh-water fish and tour the local village as you enjoy this remote oasis.

Visitors on lake pier
Visitors on lake pier
Traditional Mnong storage
Traditional Mnong storage

Mekong Delta

 

Enjoy the rivers by ferry and canal boat in this region famous for providing much of Vietnam's fruit and rice.  Notable features include the snake and alligator farms, coconut candy factory, floating market, traditional music and houses adapted to life on the water..

traditional music
traditional music
Feed the alligators
Feed the alligators

Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon

 

Many prefer to start or finish their tour in this, the largest city in Vietnam.  The airport here provides service to around the world. 

 

 

 

 

                                 Reunification hall.

Thien Hau Pagoda
Thien Hau Pagoda

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                City Hall

Hue

 

A beautiful city on the Perfume river, this city is famous for it's impressive Citadel as well as pagodas and a lovely French quarter.

Hoi An

 

A Historic trading port with Chinese, Japanese and French influences, this city is served by the airport in Danang.  It is a popular location for purchasing custom-made clothing.

Postcard of Japanese Covered Bridge
Postcard of Japanese Covered Bridge
Postcard of Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Hoi An
Postcard of Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Hoi An

Ho Chi Minh Trail

Much beautiful scenery, historic sites and rural life can be found along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.  A private tour will allow you to see unique places and meet native people in a way unlike any other form of travel.

Yok Don National Park

 

This is the largest of Vietnam's national parks.  Many animal species are found here, and trekking is popular.