Indochina Traverse

We are looking forward to our next adventure with World Expeditions. Many thanks for a brillant holiday!

Chris and Louise Doyle | Bowral, Australia



Take an adventure holiday in VIETNAM with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.


Since the early 1990's, Vietnam has been opening its doors to tourism. Although the relatively long periods of isolation and a history of war has not produced a laid-back tourism paradise like Thailand facilities and infrastructure in the country are changing rapidly. It is now one of the most popular adventure travel holiday destinations thanks to the variety of experiences available.

Adventure Travel In Vietnam

World Expeditions operates a wide range of adventure holidays in Vietnam, both active and not-so-active. Choose a walking or cycling holiday in Vietnam to take you through this amazing country and perhaps continue on to Cambodia. Vietnam is also a fabulous family holiday destination, its food delicious and wholesome.

Cycle Tour of Vietnam

Since running our first cycle ride through Vietnam over a decade ago our trip reports have always exceeded our expectations. Without a doubt cycling is one of the finest ways to discover a country where hospitality comes as second nature. Our complete service includes comfortable geared cycles, a support crew and backup vehicle, and nights spent in simply appointed hotels where the local cuisine will be sure to delight. More on Vietnam Cycle Tours.

Vietnam Family Adventure Tours

Vietnam is perfectly suited for a family adventure. There are few countries where children (of all ages) relate so spontaneously and where lasting friendships are formed on a daily basis. Activity and variety are the keys to the success of this adventure. More on Vietnam Family Tours.

Vietnam - Halong Bay Kayaking Holiday

Extend any holiday in Vietnam with a Halong Bay Kayaking extension to your adventure holiday.  Of course, you can also experience this wonderful part of Vietnam without a commitment to kayaking.

Click here to view footage of a Halong Bay Vietnam Kayaking Holiday

About Vietnam

Vietnam stretches over 1600 km along the eastern coast of the Indo-Chinese peninsula from 8' 34" N to 23' 22" N.The land mass is 329,566 square kilometres, making it larger than Italy and slightly smaller than Japan. Vietnam is a country of immense beauty and geographical diversity. The country is roughly divided into three main areas – Bac Po (north), Trung Bo (centre) and Nam Bo (south). The main feature of the north of Vietnam is mountains and forests along with the vast Red River Delta. The north is also home to the Gulf of Tonkin and a maze of islands in the bay. Central Vietnam is made up of agricultural plains wedged between the Truong Son Mountains and the South China Sea making some dramatic mountain passes overlooking ocean vistas. The Mekong Delta dominates the south of the country.

Vietnam has been the site of battles and invasions for over 2000 years. Influences of invaders or modern day 'liberators' have left the country with a unique cultural identity and a complex and fascinating history. This history has given Vietnam a diverse population made up of different ethnic groups, particularly from China. The predominant ethnic group is known as ‘kinh’ and make up about 90% of the population. There are dozens of other ethnic groups including Cham and Khmer particularly in the south of the country.

Featured Adventures

Best of Laos and Northern Vietnam

A spectacular journey of discovery through the heart of Laos to the highlights of north Vietnam
12 days |

Best of Vietnam

Uncover the varied landscapes and cultural delights of Vietnam, from Ho Chi Minh City to the beautiful highlands of Dalat, Hoi An and Hue, exploring bustling Hanoi and ending at tranquil Halong Bay
15 days |
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Best of Vietnam and Cambodia

This adventure reveals the best of Vietnam and Cambodia's historical and natural highlights including Halong Bay, Hoi An, the Mekong Delta and the exquisite temples of Angkor Wat
20 days |
Reviews 3

Bike, Hike and Kayak Northern Vietnam

As you paddle, cycle and trek around northern Vietnam you will gain a fascinating insight into the diverse cultures of this wonderful country
11 days |
Reviews 2

Classic Vietnam

A classic panoramic journey through the heart of Vietnam from the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City to the classic beauty of Halong Bay
11 days |

Halong Bay Extension

Experience stunning Halong Bay on our traditional junk
2 days |

Hanoi to Halong Bay by Bike

From the vibrant centre of Hanoi, discover jungle-clad Cat Ba island in beautiful Halong Bay
5 days |

Ho Chi Minh City to Angkor Wat Cycle

From Ho Chi Minh City, visit the historic Cu Chi tunnels before crossing the border into Cambodia. Continue cycling through small local villages to Phnom Penh on our way to the famous temples of Angkor
12 days |
Reviews 2

Indochina Traverse

An epic adventure covering the highlights of three distinctly different countries. Visit the cultural, historical and natural sights on this comprehensive tour of South East Asia
21 days |
Reviews 1

Luang Prabang to Hanoi by Bike

A stunning off the beaten track journey from the serenity of Luang Prabang to the bustle of Hanoi, all by bike
15 days |
Reviews 3
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The Weather in Vietnam

The best season to visit Vietnam is from October through to March, as it is generally much cooler than the summer months of June to August. Rain is possible at any time so we suggest you pack a waterproof jacket / poncho with a hood for all departures.

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