Vietnam is rife with opportunities to dive into old-town exploration, tropical island-hopping and the charm of the rural countryside. With Quotient, get up close to local traditions by conversing with olden-day tribes at their hometown and trying your hand at crafts such as rice painting at a specialised studio or hemp weaving in Sapa. Out on the islands, participate first-hand in coral reef restoration and hop aboard a luxury cruise on the Mekong River, the longest river in Southeast Asia, while disembarking at various villages along the way. The world-famous Ha Long Bay, with its crystal-clear waters, thousands of limestone formations and mystical grottoes is also well-worth a visit.
Then, be ferried via a private transfer to Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Having often placed on top 10 lists around the world, the appeal of the city lies in its rich amalgamation of cultures, made most evident by the varying stylistic designs of its architecture. History buffs will also be intrigued by the Cu Chi tunnels located in Ho Chi Minh, which were heavily utilised during the Vietnam War. Besides local cuisine such as fresh spring rolls and pho, grab some cashew nuts during your vacation; the country is one of the largest producers of the snack.