If you have tried Thailand and Japan and Korea and they are a little too cosmopolitan for you, you might want to discover Vietnam. Simply put, Vietnam is one of the last pristine, natural escapes in Southeast Asia. While Thailand is famous for its river markets and elephants, it is quickly sharing in the congestion, over development, and polluted cities that market many cities in Southeast Asia. If you are looking for a country with a wide diversity of natural attractions as well as many cities that remain unsaturated, unclogged, and relatively clean, you should consider Vietnam. While Laos is also fairly pristine, Vietnam has more travel infrastructure and offers a larger diversity of possible travel destinations. It is easier to get from place to place in Vietnam than in other comparable Southeast Asian spots. Here are the key ingredients for a memorable Vietnam tour.