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  • November 29, 2016

A Guide to Mekong Delta

Over the 200 km journey to the sea, the mighty Mekong River is divided to form nine mouths, hence, are called “Cuu Long” (Nine Dragon). The southeast Asia’s greatest river is the central to the livelihoods of millions of people as well as important transport corridor. As an indispensable part of daily lives, it makes the way of life along the banks truly special and worth experience. ...READ MORE

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  • November 29, 2016

The Hmong’s Panorama

The Hmong people are an ethnic group in several countries, in Vietnam, there are about 800,000 people, counting for nearly 1% of the total population of Vietnam. ...READ MORE

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  • November 25, 2016

A Guide To Local Experience

Like many people, I seek inspiration in others’ wise words. One of my favourites is “Only the open minded get to experience the world from many perspectives”. It constantly reminds me that it’s never too late to go out of my comfort zone and meet someone whose belief, customs, etc. are very different from mine. ...READ MORE

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  • November 25, 2016

Business Travelers- Let us to meet you

Following the survey of recently survey of trend of traveling this year, business traveler will be increased this year. People usually have trend to combine business with travel for saving time and relaxing. Business travel is considered as the potential market for Vietnam tourism because of the stable rate of coming back and the high of their solvency for traveling. However, how we will meet the need of business travelers will still be the topic many tour operators and hotels are interested in. Here below is my key method to approach this market. ...READ MORE

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  • November 25, 2016

A Beginner’s Guide to Vietnamese Culinary Style

Nothing reflects the richness in a countrys’ culture, history and geography better than the local food. The great selection of traditional Vietnamese food differs from the North to the South and encompasses 3 distinct cuisines. Before you treat yourself with the finest cuisine of Vietnam, here is my guide for understanding its 3 culinary styles. ...READ MORE

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  • November 25, 2016

Bargaining 101

In Vietnam you barter, bargain, and haggle. Its part of the culture. Its a way of life. And that’s the way it is. ...READ MORE

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  • November 25, 2016

A Guide to Ethical Photography

When travelling, photography helps us capture the sense of the places and the people and gather memories. However, due to the lack of awareness, some of the photography enthusiasts actually do more harm than good to the local people and nature and wildlife in pursuit of the perfect shot. All you need is a thorough knowledge of the place and people to show respectful towards community and nature and intolerant of unethical photography practices. ...READ MORE

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  • November 24, 2016

Adding value to your trip

Footprint Vietnam Travel’s mission is to bring value to your trips. We have worked tirelessly over the past 10 years on every aspect of our company and our product to make sure that you experience True Value in Travel. ...READ MORE

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  • November 24, 2016

A visit to Hanoi Open University by Footprint to talk about E-tourism

Just the other day Mr. Son, founder ofFootprint Vietnam Travel volunteered some time to visit the third year BK17 class at Hanoi Open University. His visit was to share his knowledge about e-tourism and the use of the internet in tourism in Vietnam. Using examples from what Footprint is doing, Son’s relevant lecture captivated students. ...READ MORE

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  • November 24, 2016

APEC conference on Community Based Tourism

Community Based Tourism (CBT) is a new type of tourism that involves most of the locals of that community in tourism activities, all the tourism activities are arranged and managed by the community and the benefit is for the whole community not just for some of the families in that village or community. ...READ MORE

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  • November 24, 2016

10 things you need to know about the train to Sapa

It is rice harvest season in Sapa, and we have lots of custom made trekking and home stay tours heading that way. All of the tours will be using the overnight train. Here are some helpful tips to make that journey more pleasant. ...READ MORE

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  • November 24, 2016

A day of being a local in Hoi An

The quaint little Hoi An has long been an allure for tourists with picturesque streets, sleepy riverside, incredible cuisine, rave custom tailoring, traditional crafts – you name it. The world heritage site can easily be explored on foot or bicycle, but what about a boat? It’s not a normal boat but a traditional fishing boat. Roll up your sleeves and get ready for a day of being local. ...READ MORE

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  • November 23, 2016

About the person in the “Footprint Story”

Have you read about the “Footprint Story”? I guess many friends who are closely associated with Footprint have always known about that story – the story about the ideal for a company built on pride, honesty, passion and adventure. I advise you not to miss the chance to read it if you want to know more about Footprint. However, today I am telling about the person who wrote that story. He is one of the older brothers of the Footprint family, the person we all have ever known – His name is Son. ...READ MORE

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  • November 23, 2016

A Red Dao wedding

It has been an honour to spend time over the weekend with two Red Dao families as they connected with each other through a traditional Red Dao wedding. The wedding which lasted three days, was filled with a mixture of emotions: sadness, celebration, joy, and new beginnings. ...READ MORE

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  • November 23, 2016

A national treasure: Bai Tu Long Bay

Located in the northern province of Quang Ninh, Bai Tu Long National Park comprises 40 islands, either earth or limestone, scattering across three communes, Ha Long, Van Yen and Minh Chau of Van Dong District. ...READ MORE

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  • November 23, 2016

2 Hidden Treasures You Can Still Find In Central Highlands

Tay Nguyen (sometimes also called Central Highlands) can be divided into 3 sub-regions, namely: South Tay Nguyen (Lam Dong), North Tay Nguyen (inclusive of Kon Tum and Gia Lai provinces), Middle Tay Nguyen (Dak Lak and Dak Nong). Among all of these, Lam Dong is certainly familiar to you whose capital is well known Da Lat. Most travelers pay a short visit to Dat Lat via Nha Trang or HCM City and only a few of them go off the tourist trail and visit other two sub-regions of Tay Nguyen. ...READ MORE

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  • November 23, 2016

What is it like to take a cruise trip in Bai Tu Long Bay?

Hardy anyone travelling to Vietnam will manage to arrive without visiting Ha Long Bay – the UNESCO World Heritage site. Sure it’s on your travel bucket list. However, there is still a lot of discovery to be made in the neighboring regions. ...READ MORE

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  • November 18, 2016

Endangered Primate Rescue Center – More Than Just Volunteering

Ever thought of volunteering in Vietnam? It is a loud, chaotic and just in-your face place. But if you feel the need to get out of your comfort zone, venture into the unknown then come. You are always welcomed by friendly locals. In Vietnam, there is a need for volunteers in community development, conservation, education and so on all across the country. And if you are wildlife enthusiasts, keep reading because this is an opportunity to take on an adventure of a lifetime. ...READ MORE

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  • November 16, 2016

Top 4 Pristine Beach Destinations In Vietnam

When it comes to glorious beaches in Vietnam, beautiful sandy beach in Nha Trang, Da Nang or Mui Ne usually get all the attention. But venture to the little explored South and Central of Vietnam and you'll find more pristine beaches and friendly people. ...READ MORE

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  • November 10, 2016

15 Years Later: New Slogan, Additional Values

We have committed to bring true value in travel to our customers, partners, local communities and our staff for the last 15 years. Footprint Travel’s vision is to offer our guests travel products that are eco friendly and off the beaten track while contributing to local communities and cultures, protect the environment. Our slogan may have changed but our vision towards responsible travel - remains the same. ...READ MORE

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  • November 03, 2016

Getting off the grid in Cao Bang

My fascination with waterfalls once again led me astray, away from the well traveled route. This time I visited Cao Bang, home of Vietnam’s most majestic waterfall- Ban Gioc. However, seeing the waterfall wasn’t the only thing that fascinated me the most. Cao Bang has more amazing natural wonders and local experience to offer. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Travel tips: list of restautants on Xuan Dieu str, Hanoi westlake.

Hanoi’s Xuan Dieu Street is a popular stretch with expats, but that doesn’t mean it should be crossed off your travel exploration list. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Our Guest’s Top 5 Favorite Adventures

Footprint is rooted doing soft adventure and responsible travel, we have served thousands of visitors, friends from all over the world, our product core is trekking and cycling trips to most of the places in Vietnam and Indochina. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Travelling with kids

Traveling with young kids can be challenging due to all the responsibilities. But as for us, it is the perfect time to travel when our kids are young enough to be excited to explore everything and old enough to carry their own packs. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Travelling Responsibly In Southeast Asia

As travelers, we have to be responsible for being aware about how our behavior influence the communities and destinations we visit. You will get a rewarding feeling when you know that your spent money is supporting companies and individuals. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

An Ultimate Guide To Souvenir Shopping In Vietnam (Part 1)

No matter where you travel to in Vietnam, a keen sense of adventure follows you everywhere you go. Whether you are crossing the road in Hanoi, joining on a culinary adventure in Hoian, or even shopping in the busy market and being enchanted by all the beautiful souvenirs. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

"ReCycle 2013″ – 2nd annual event of Footprint Travel

Our Recycle event 2013 was successfully completed, it was due to our careful preparation and the most important factor was the team spirit on the activities that we planned: Cycle, Recycle and Support. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Pictures: Son Doong – the largest natural cave in the world

Son Doong cave(Vietnamese: Hang Son Doong) is world’s largest cave, located in Son Trach, Bo Trach District, Quang Binh province, Vietnam. It is found by a local man named Ho Khanh in 1991 and was recently discovered in 2009 by British cavers, led by Howard Limbert. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Top 5 cycling destinations in Vietnam.

Being with Footprint for over 10 years, I’ve got a chance to explore different parts of Vietnam on so many means of travel, from long trekking, cycling, motorcycling, touring on a car or buses, trains or planes. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Mooncake – Flavor of Mid Autumn festival

The Moon festival (also called the Mooncake or Mid-Autumn festival) falls on September 8th in 2014. Every year on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, when the moon is at its maximum brightness for the entire year, Vietnam & other asia countries celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Hanoi village tour – Dong Ngac ancient village

It’s quite common for those coming to Hanoi to experience the sites inside the city such as Ho Chi Minh complex, temple of literature, museum of ethnology and so on..but these sites are becoming touristy and there have been hundreds of travellers visiting them daily, which made the atmosphere at these sites to be not a visit but a hustle, we at Footprint wish that there were some sort of capacity limit on each day or time of the visit so that our visitors do not have to face these issues. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Vietnam 40 years later

Vietnam is not a war, it’s a captivating country with friendly people and beautiful destination to visit. The forthcoming Reunification Day on 30 April marks the unity of North and South Vietnam under one government. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

A One-Year Recap of Footprint Travel

As the end of the year approaches, there can’t be a better time to sit down to review and reflect on the previous year of Footprint Travel and see how can we make next year even more successful. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

ReCycle 2014 – Cycling and Tree Planting in Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Again, we were together (everyone from an accountant to the travel consultants, tour guides, managers and friends) hitting the road on our annual reCycle event which we all had so much fun. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Travel responsibly, the small thing makes a big difference.

Responsible travel responsible travel has evolved out of concern about the negative impacts of mass tourism, which aims to protect the environment and to respect people, their communities, and their cultures. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

From mobile phone to mobile website

Working in travel sector, I’ve got to travel to many places within Vietnam and oversea for guiding as well as other positions, which I have to say that using our mobile phones for travel is a must now for everyone, as it’s so convenient to store travel docs, flight tickets, etc… ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Footprint Travel launches 2015 Vietnam and Indochina adventure brochure

We are thrilled to announce that our new brochure has just been launched showcasing the company’s unique portfolio of travel options across Vietnam and the Indochina extension. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Top 6 Reasons Why You Should Stay In Pu Luong Retreat

The North of Vietnam is a jewel for authentic cultural and natural resources. Surrounded by impressive rice fields, magnificent mountain ranges with incredible views and local ethnic minorities having the greatest smiles, Pu Luong Retreat will definitely make a rewarding experience to travel off the beaten track to the Southern end of Pu Luong National Park. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Ba Be - Where Tranquility, Nature and Culture Meet

Today, we take you off the beaten trail to Ba Be National Park – one of the most underrated destinations in Vietnam. If you are a nature lover who loves enjoying a more relaxing travel pace, this is for you. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Top 5 Off The Beaten Track Destinations In Cambodia

Cambodia is diverse and rich in culture, like its neighbors in Southeast Asia. It is becoming one of the most popular travel destinations in the region. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Homestay in Southern Vietnam

You may wonder: how to go local when travelling? Well, I can’t speak for everyone, but I can tell you just what I’d do if I traveled to a foreign country. It is to choose local homestay instead of hotel. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Exploring Hue By Boat And Bike

Are you trying to find a different way to see the heritages and rural villages of Hue? And do you only have a limited time of 1 day? This post covers the top attractions of Hue which will have you go by boat and bike and all of that only in 1 day! ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Must Try Summer Street Food in Hanoi (Part 1)

Sweat trickles down your back as summer knocks at the door here in Hanoi. Nothing is sweeter for this kind of sweltering summer than a cold glass of “Chè”, tasty ice cream. Just to name a few. Discover here some of Hanoi’s must try street food in the summer hidden away in a very small places, or on really narrow side streets and alley ways. ...READ MORE

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  • November 01, 2016

Tourism Transforming Sapa Locals’ Lives

Initiative for responsible travel always requires a lot of efforts and from many people too. One of the successful one is CBT Vietnam. Capilano College and Hanoi Open University have partnered in an effort to deliver tourism training to Lao Chai Village – home to the Hmong community. ...READ MORE