Vietnam was my second Contiki and I couldn’t be more happy with the trip! The tour was such a well-rounded experience. It included history and museums, nature and outdoor activities, and different ways of really getting to know the Vietnamese culture like a night at a home stay and a cooking class.
Besides for the home stay, you lodge at very nice Western-comfort hotels; usually 4 stars. Also included are 3 interior flights within Vietnam. You definitely get your money’s worth for sure! You’ll also get local tour guides that join you at different legs of the trip (South, Central, and North parts of the country).
The Trip Managers that do Asia are the best and very well educated and trained. Safety is obviously a concern for any traveler. Honestly, I felt safer in Vietnam than I did in any European country.
This trip tends to attract folks in their late 20s/30s. Mostly Australian, British, American, Canadian with a few other Europeans.