Travel aficionados are being encouraged to watch Network Ten’s ‘The Living Room’ on Friday, 21 April to see the first leg of Dr Chris Brown’s journey through Vietnam, arranged in partnership between Insider Journeys and Vietnam Airlines. Everybody’s favourite travel reporter Dr Chris Brown, was escorted by Insider Journeys’ experienced guides, who helped him delve deeper into the ‘real’ Vietnam – from Vespas to the martial art ‘vovinam’ – with his adventures taking him across Ho Chi Minh, through the Mekong Delta and on to the UNESCO World Heritage historical city of Hoi An.
Mr Hung of Vietnam Airlines said the national carrier was delighted Chris’ trip started on board their flight, and looks forward to welcoming many more Australians on the newly improved route.
“We’re very proud that Vietnam Airlines has introduced its next generation Dreamliner Boeing 787s from Australia offering passengers the choice of Business, Economy and Premium Economy services,” said Hung. According to the Managing Director of Insider Journeys, Tony Mayell, the trip was an insightful glimpse into Vietnam.
“Through Chris, his viewers can experience Vietnam in all its glory,” said Mr Mayell, “from the thriving energy and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City through to the spiritual Marble Mountain and historic town Hoi An, all with Insider Journeys’ guides there to provide an extra layer of insight along the way.”
Dr Chris Brown’s Itinerary at a Glance
Chris travelled through Ho Chi Minh like a local, riding on the back of a Vespa, being tempted by local delicacies and trying his hand at the martial art of vovinam. He learnt about the country’s recent history with trips to the Cu Chi Tunnels and the haunting War Remnants Museum, before heading north to historic Hoi An and the surrounding regional areas
For those who are keen to explore Vietnam and follow Chris’ footsteps, Insider Journeys has developed an 11 day Discover Vietnam in Luxury itinerary from $2995* per person twin share. Highlights:
- Indulge on a luxurious overnight cruise in Halong Bay
- Stay at the celebrity hotel of choice the Sofitel Metropole in Hanoi
- Visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels by speedboat
- Experience Ho Chi Min City by vespa
- Cycle through the local villages of rural Hoi An