Destinations

A Taste of Vietnam

On arrival in Hanoi I got my first taste of the sights, sounds and smells of Vietnam. This hustling bustling city will have you on the edge with an adrenaline rush as you simply try to cross a main road. Scooters zip by, cars dodge in between lanes of traffic and pedestrians do their upmost not to get run over, amidst a never-ending cacophony of sound.

A city tour is a great way to see the temples, visit the ceramic workshop, take a walk through the park by the river or visit one of the...

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Getting clothes tailored in Hoi An

Vietnam is one of the most colourful and vibrant countries in the world and part of this stunning colour comes from the clothes. The woman are especially elegant in the traditional Ao Dai, a long tunic over pantaloons, made of Vietnamese silk which is simply stunning with its rich colours and patterns. If there is anywhere that you should get clothes tailored it is Vietnam!

The quaint town of Hoi An is the best place to go for all your tailoring needs. Walking through the streets you...

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Vietnam for families

Having seen most of Asia in my many years of travelling, I was still yet to visit Vietnam, which has been on my wish list for a long time. With my kids now aged 9 and 7 I thought it was a perfect time to pass on my love of Asian countries on to them. And I’m glad I did!

Instead of doing a tour I decided to tailor-make our own holiday and see the sights that I wanted to see at our own leisure. Tucan Travel came to the rescue and gave me exactly what I was after. And the best part is that...

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Top 10 most romantic places on Group Tours

Group Tours are not just for solo travellers but are also very popular with couples. On Group Tour's there are as many opportunities to share an intimate moment with your loved one. Here we suggest some of our most romantic destinations.

Rio Dulce, Guatemala

What better place to enjoy a drop of romance than on a rustic island in the middle of Rio Dulce, a peaceful river in Guatemala. The only way to the island is by speedboat, whisking you and your loved one passed...

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Recipes

Sampling Vietnamese Cuisine

Owen Denton, ex Tour Leader at Tucan Travel has journeyed the world, sampling all the culinary delights on offer. Here he offers advice on where to eat in one of the most flavourful countries in Asia.

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Chaos in Hanoi

Tucan Tour Leader Chris offers some valuable advice on surviving those first few hours in Hanoi.

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Laughing Yoga in Hanoi

Tucan Travel’s Tour Leader, Chris, visits Hoan Kiem Lake and film’s this hilarious Laughing Yoga session.

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Cruising Halong Bay

Tour Leader for South East Asia, Kevin knows Vietnam well. One of his favourite spots is Halong Bay and it is easy to see why when reading his most recent blog.

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Recipes

Learn to cook Nom Du Du

Koto Vietnam's recipe for smoked eggplant with garlic, chilli and basil, a traditional Vietnamese dish  is as easy to cook as it is delicious.  Koto is a restaurant devoted to training young people living on the streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to cook and develop the skills needed for a better and safer future.  For more information on Koto and to find out how to donate to this fantastic charity, click here.

Ingredients

3 medium...

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