1 Boat trips

Drift along narrow canals, visiting floating markets and fruit orchards around Can Tho.

2 Home-stays

Stay in rural communities, observing daily aspects of Vietnamese culture, and getting to know your hosts.

3 Khmer pagodas

Marvel over the rich colours of temples around Tra Vinh.

4 Bird sanctuaries

Watch flocks of storks and migrating cranes wheeling in the sky at Bang Lang near Long Xuyen and Tram Chim near Cao Lanh.

5 Chau Doc

Visit a Cham village and fish farms on the river, and explore nearby Sam Mountain.

6 Mui Ca Mau

Stand at the southeastern tip of mainland Southeast Asia at Cape Ca Mau and imagine the thrill of early explorers on spotting this mangrove-lined coast.

7 Phu Quoc Island

Sprawl on its gorgeous beaches, ride a motorbike through its mountainous interior and dive or snorkel around the coastline.

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