THE SOUTHERN VIETNAM
Natives of southern Vietnam consider themselves to be a little bit different from their northern cousins. Reflecting the year-round tropical temperatures enjoyed in the south they see themselves as the warm and welcoming, laid-back part of the Vietnamese family. When the north shivers in winter the sun keeps shining and the people keep smiling!
The energy and excitement of modern Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon to the locals, introduces you to the south with a bang - a fabulous concoction of exotic sights, sounds and smells guaranteed to get the adrenalin going. Contrast this with the gentle world of palm groves, rice paddies and fruit orchards found in the lush Mekong Delta for both sides of the southern Vietnam story. Beyond the bountiful Delta beautiful beaches and idyllic islands await, perfect for the well-earned relaxation, or perhaps jungle treks, diving and kayaking are more your cup of tea, either way you'll find it here.