Lac Hong does Vietnam in style

Inside the Temple of Literature

LAC Hong Voyages offers new tourism experiences in Vietnam in a year when the country hopes to generate four and five billion dollars from tourism, twice as much as in 2005.

Vietnam has increased its spend on tourism marketing and promotion in 2006, it’s National Tourism year as it hopes to bring in between 10 and 20 per cent more tourists with increased ‘high-quality’ products. A four-year National Tourism Action Programme under the slogan, “Vietnam: Hidden Charm” reflects the current situation in the country, Tourism Promotion Department director Phan Huu Minh told media. “Vietnam is like a pearl hidden inside a stone. [The country] is just waking up, not yet rising in glory.”
New tourism products include visits to world heritage sites such as Hoi An ancient town, My Son sanctuary, a bike tour between Hoi An/Ban Thach/My Son/Tay Vien/ Truoung Son Trail and sailing on Phu Ninh Lake.
The country caters to tourists from North America, East Asia, Europe, Australia, and increasingly, the Middle East, Russia and East Europe.
Accordingly, Lac Hong Voyages is offering travellers in the Middle East several packages to Vietnam. Their Glimpse of Vietnam, over seven days and six nights, tour takes travellers through Saigon to Danag’s American Naval military, on to World Heritage site Hoi An, through the ancient imperial city of Hue, across the famous Perfume River and into Hanoi.
A separate Hanoi Capital four-day-three-night tour visits the city’s lakes, the mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Tran Quoc Pagoda, the centuries-old Temple of Literature and the Hanoi old quarter, a great place to shop.
Other packages include trips to No-frills three-days two-nights packages around Ho Chi Minh City range from $66 to $131 on a twin-sharing basis.
The company offers Muslim and vegetarian meals also.