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Textile Treasures of Vietnam

29th September - 15th October 2020

17 days from £4,199pp

Join Mandy Shaw on this superb textile holiday to Vietnam! This hugely popular tour showcases the rich colours and cultural highlights of a truly fascinating country.
  • Hand stitching workshops with Mandy Shaw
  • Workshop with batik artist and indigo dyer ‘Dzee’
  • Traditional silk lantern workshop
  • Visit to traditional weaving and silk villages
  • Stay on a traditional junk boat in Ha Long Bay
  • Visit to Bac Ha on market day

Perfect for Textile Lovers

Uniquely created for textile lovers, this Stitchtopia textile holiday is the perfect way to discover fascinating fabrics and cultures, whilst travelling to some of the world’s most inspiring places. Our talented stitching expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host creative workshops with beautifully designed projects inspired by your travels.

Textile Treasures of Vietnam

Explore historic cities, walk through tranquil rural landscapes, discover villages high in the rugged mountains and stroll through local ethnic markets where traditional dress is still very much part of everyday life. Vietnam’s textile traditions are very much alive, and you’ll visit silk villages, learn about the ethnic Thai minority’s traditional weave, visit indigo farms, and see batik and the tritik technique found in the textiles of the H’mong hill tribes.

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The Ann, Ha Noi

★★★★

Close to the Old Quarter and Ha Noi’s key landmarks, the stylish and contemporary Ann Hotel is ideally located for exploring this fascinating city. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, rooftop pool, gym, sauna and jacuzzi.

Mai Chau Eco Lodge, Mai Chau

★★★★

Sitting atop a private hill with a stunning backdrop of lush rice paddies and emerald mountains, the secluded Mai Chau Eco Lodge is built entirely of natural material and every bungalow embodies the local stilt house style and traditional Thai ethnic culture. The lodge has a restaurant, pool with poolside bar and offers a massage and spa service.

Fanxipan Express Train

Fanxipan Express carries 112 passengers in four superior sleeping carriages, all of which reflect the charm of colonial Vietnam. Accommodation is in shared two-berth cabins with individual reading lights, air-conditioning and a large picture window. Each carriage has a shared washroom with handwash basin, toilet and 220v electrical socket

Amazing Hotel, Sapa

★★★★

Nestled in the heart of a highland town, the elegant Amazing Hotel is just a short walk from the shops, restaurants and local attractions. Its facilities include a restaurant, bar, lounge, swimming pool, and fitness centre with spa, sauna and steam room.

Pelican Cruise, Ha Long Bay

★★★★★

Designed by French architects, made in Vietnam in traditional Vietnamese style, the junks of Pelican Cruise bring a touch of luxury to traditional junk cruising on Ha Long Bay. Each junk has a restaurant, sun deck and spa.

Palm Garden

★★★★★

Set amidst five acres of landscaped gardens overlooking Cua Dai Beach, Palm Garden Resort combines Hoi An’s traditional architectural style with a touch of modern luxury. The resort has 3 restaurants, bars, a swimming pool, and spa with sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.

Hotel Saigon Morin, Hue

★★★★

In the very heart of Hue City, the French colonial style Hotel Saigon Morin, which was established in 1901, is regarded as one of the five oldest hotels in Vietnam. This classic hotel has a number of restaurants and bars, outdoor pool and spa with sauna.

Mekong Lodge, Cai Be Town

★★★★

Nestled on the banks of the Tien River in the heart of the Mekong Delta, this charming eco resort has private bungalows, which embody the local style of a rural garden cottage. The lodge, which is reached by a small, private boat has a restaurant and bar.