I'm leading a writing tour to Vietnam in April 2019 - and I want you to come!

14th - 24th April, 2019, Vietnam

Starting at Hanoi in the North, you will travel by buses and boats and planes all the way down to Can Tho, the lushly tropical heart of the Mekong Delta, where everyone lives on the water.

This is a precious opportunity for writers to see a country with a fellow writer who is passionate about the place and whose enthusiastic love for Vietnamese culture, literature, cuisine and life is unbounded.


Walter Mason, author of Destination Saigon and Destination Cambodia, has been in love with Vietnam for most of his lifetime, and has been travelling and studying there since 1994.

Walter has studied Buddhism with some of Vietnam’s great masters and was a student at the Ho Chi Minh Social Sciences University in Saigon studying the Vietnamese language.

He is the Vice President of the NSW Dickens Society and a well-known travel writer and speaker.

Walter is also a popular teacher of writing, mindfulness and creativity.

As well as leading tours to Vietnam, Walter teaches Cambodian, Vietnamese and Buddhist history.


    Daily writing workshops where you can work on one project, ideas for new projects or an account of what you experience during the trip.

    An overnight cruise through the exquisite Halong Bay, sailing around eerie limestone formations said to have been scattered by dragons.

    Sailing down the Perfume River in Hue to visit the elaborate tombs of past kings of the Nguyen Dynasty.

    Overnight in Hoi An, one of the most beloved and picturesque sites in Vietnam, filled with untouched old-world charm.

    Experience what it’s like to live as a local in Ho Chi Minh City as we visit Walter’s own little neighbourhood.

    Following in the footsteps of some of the most interesting writers on Vietnam, including Nguyen Du, Thich Nhat Hanh, Graham Greene and Marguerite Duras.


As well as seeing the entire country from top to bottom, you will also have an opportunity to work on your writing and ideas during daily writing workshops conducted by Walter at various places. Any kind of writer will experience a transformative shift in their work during this tour, even if they are only starting out or have just a few ideas.


single occupancy


twin share
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