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How to make your Vietnam trip extra-special

We have explored Vietnam from top to bottom and just love the country, its people, and the incredible food! There are so many adventures to be had, we really don’t want you to miss out.

We’ve hand-selected some amazing adventures for you to have in Vietnam. So, if you want to take your Vietnam trip to the next level, start with the activities below!

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♥  Happy mindful adventures, Jane & Stephen

Cooking Classes | Bicycle Tours | Intrepid Adventures | Retreats | Hotels & Hostels

Vegan & Veggie Cooking Classes in Vietnam

Did you know there are lots of vegan and vegetarian cooking classes in Vietnam? Here are some of our favourites!

Sabirama Hoi An Cooking Class
vietnam travelHoi An, 5 hours, 5/5, $46
Cooking class, market tour and boat trip
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5 Dishes Traditional Hanoian Cuisine
vietnam travelHanoi, 3 hours, 5/5, $32
Learn to cook 5 classic Vietnamese dishes
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Authentic Vietnamese Home Cooking Class
vietnam travelSaigon, 3 hours, 5/5, $35
Visit a Vietnamese home for a home-cooking experience
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Why we like Cookly

  • They personally visit every cooking class to ensure quality before adding it to the site
  • Their cooking schools purchase most ingredients from local markets and many focus on organic ingredients
  • For most classes, you can cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund (with 4% service charge)

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Grasshopper Adventures

Grasshopper runs some of our favourite tours in Vietnam, taking you off the beaten track and introducing you to local people and beautiful landscapes.

Northwest Vietnam by Bike
vietnam travelFrom Hanoi, 5 days, $1590
Cultural and stunningly scenic cycle trip

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Bike & Kayak Hoi An
vietnam travelHoi An, 1 day, $79
Kayak & bike the countryside around Hoi An

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Mekong Delta in Style
vietnam travelFrom Saigon, 3 days, $980
Food and scenery on the amazing Mekong Delta
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Why we like Grasshopper Adventures

  • They promote travel by bicycle, which is our favourite (and the most eco-friendly) way to travel
  • Their guides are entertaining, knowledgable, and they promote socially responsible businesses on all tours, so your travel money can have a positive impact
  • Group tours are 6–14 people. Just enough to make sure you’re in good company, but not too many to be overwhelming
  • A small company, Grasshopper gives that personal touch to every traveller. You’ll leave feeling more like family than just another customer

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Intrepid Adventures in Vietnam

If you’re looking for some more adventures in Vietnam, small or big, try these.

Bite-size Break Hanoivietnam travel3 days from $367
A foodie trip through Hanoi and Ninh Binh
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Halong Bay Junk Cruisevietnam travel2 days from $262
Boat trip to Vietnam’s most iconic sight
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Vietnam Real Food Adventure
vietnam travel12 days from $1,627
Discover Vietnamese culture through their vibrant food
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Why we like Intrepid

  • Their local guides show you hidden secrets you’d never discover yourself
  • Small group tours mean you get to visit small businesses (and you’re never stuck on a bus with 30 tourists!)
  • Intrepid gives back to the communities they work in, and have an excellent social responsibility policy

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Wellness Retreats in Vietnam

If you’d like to add some healthy and restorative time to your Vietnam trip, start here.

Re-boost Luxury Juice & Raw Food Wellness Retreat
vietnam travelDa Nang, 3 days, 4.5/5, from $1155
A raw food and juice cleanse to boost your energy levels
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Re-think Healthy Living Spa Holiday
vietnam travelDa Nang, 5 days, 4.5/5, from $1797
Luxurious vegan retreat to kick-start lifestyle changes
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Vietnam Beach, Wellness & Detox Experience
vietnam travel Nha Trang, 6 days, 5/5, from $1926
Spa, yoga, and delicious healthy foods on the beach
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Why we like BookRetreats

  • The company started by mindful adventurers just like us
  • They offer a best price guarantee on their handpicked retreats
  • There is free cancellation on most retreats (check before you book, just in case)

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About our Travel Partners

We carefully select the travel partners we recommend to you and choose them based on the quality of their offerings, their services, and their approach to social responsibility.

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Thanks so much! You’re helping us live our dream, so we can help you live yours.

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