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Vietnam

An intoxicating mix of nature, food and history

Tailor-made Vietnam holidays

Introduction

The largest of the three countries of the Indochina Peninsula, Vietnam wraps around the eastern coast, stretching and bending from north to south as if struggling to contain its great wealth of attractions. Consequently, the country simply compels the traveller to visit, exploring its pulsating cities, serene beaches, floating villages and everything in-between.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
12½ hours

Time Zone
GMT +7

Currency
New Dong (D)

Language
Vietnamese

Visa
Please check the FCO for latest advice

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Where to go in Vietnam

A long, thin country stretched vertically on the east coast of southeast Asia, the three main regions are the mountainous north, verdant central and beach-laden south Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Although Ho Chi Minh City was renamed after its fall at the end of the Vietnam War, Vietnam's largest city is still known to most as Saigon.

Vietnam's Central Highlands

The Central Highlands Region, Tan Nguyen, is often referred to as the backbone of Vietnam. Home to nearly half the ethnic minority groups, it's still relatively sparsely populated, with small villages among the vast landscapes.

Vietnam's Central Coast

Vietnam's central coast has a lot to offer. With a long, complex and important history, the region has been at the centre of conflict and power for centuries, but it is also home to splendid ancient ruins, emperors' palaces - such as those at Hue - and distinctly French colonial mansions.

Southern Vietnam & The Mekong

The Mekong Delta is the ‘rice bowl of Asia', a rich agricultural land of waterways that supports nearly 18 million people who live and thrive among this matrix of canals.

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What to do in Vietnam

Vietnam is an extraordinary holiday destination full of fabulous food, deep history and welcoming people, eager to share the best of their homeland. Highlights come thick and fast, and a journey from north to south will all allow you to explore the country’s best-known sites in a single trip.

River cruises

Glide through the flooded forests and vast wetlands of the Mekong, catching intimate glimpses of daily life—a farmer harvesting a rice paddy, a merchant taking goods to market, children coming home from school. See Vietnam on its own terms, and get to know it as few travellers do.

Escorted tours

Enjoy opportunities to get up close to Vietnamese culture, with unmatched access to local landmarks as well as insider knowledge to enrich your experiences. Get a deeper look at the cities, or go further afield in the farms and villages of the countryside, all with the leadership of an expert guide.

History and culture

Shaped by geographical and foreign influence Vietnam has a broad history and culture. Live as a local and trek through the paddy fields, explore the plethora of ornate tombs and temples while discovering the history of this fascinating country.

Food & Wine Holidays

Vietnamese cuisine is a sensational balance of fragrance, taste and colour. With Chinese, French and American influences as well as regional variations, every dish you try in Vietnam offers you something unique.

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When to go to Vietnam

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"After the rain, good weather. In the wink of an eye, the universe throws off its muddy clothes."Ho Chi Minh With around 2,000 miles between the northern and southern tips of the country Vietnam has a varied climate, with three distinct climatic zones. The driest time to visit the country as a whole is between December and March. This is by far the best time to visit the south, which will be warm and dry. The north of the country is cool this time of year and can be decidedly chilly in December and January, and although the region tends not to experience heavy rainfall it can vary from damp and misty to clear and sunny on any given …

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Top itineraries in Vietnam

Highlights of Vietnam

14-day tailor-made journey from £2,845 pp incl. flights

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offer

Save up to £180 per couple
Book by: 31 December 2016

Discover the best of Vietnam, taking in the country's vibrant northern capital Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, the historically rich central coastal towns of Hue and Hoi An, the southern city of Ho Chi Minh City and the magic of the Mekong Delta, known as the "Rice bowl of Vietnam".

Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights

15-day river cruise holiday from £4,195 pp incl. flights

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offer

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Book by: 28 February 2017

From the modern city of Ho Chi Minh City to the ancient temples of Angkor, this luxury 15-day tour with APT, including a weeklong river cruise aboard the luxurious RV AmaLotus, takes in the very best of Cambodia and south Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong & Phu Quoc

10-day tailor-made journey from £1,635 pp incl. flights

Vietnam is well known for being one of south east Asia's cultural hotspots, a vibrant and diverse country with a rich and varied past. Along with Vietnam's cultural attractions the country also has some superb beaches, none more so than on the picturesque island of Phu Quoc.

Essential Vietnam & Cambodia: Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

14-day River Cruise from £2,580 pp incl. flights

Discover the wonders of the Mekong on this two week tour of Vietnam and Cambodia, travelling from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap.

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Top places to stay in Vietnam

Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi

Contemporary hotel

A great value hotel located in the business district, close to the attractive French Quarter of Hanoi.

Chen Sea Resort & Spa, Phu Quoc

Small & intimate resort

Located in a quiet bay, the Chen Sea Resort & Spa is a small and intimate beachside resort that only has 36 villas meaning that it always has a relaxed and exclusive atmosphere

La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc

Historic hotel

This boutique colonial-style beachside resort is located on one of Vietnam's most picturesque islands, Phu Quoc, and offers an atmosphere of indulgent and intimate luxury

Six Senses Con Dao, Con Son Island

Contemporary resort

Situated on a private bay in a protected marine park on Con Son island, Six Senses Con Dao is the first 5-star resort in this stunning archipelago just 45 minutes from Ho Chi Minh City.

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Special offers in Vietnam

Highlights of Vietnam

14-day tailor-made journey from £2,845 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Save up to £180 per couple
Book by: 31 December 2016

Discover the best of Vietnam, taking in the country's vibrant northern capital Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, the historically rich central coastal towns of Hue and Hoi An, the southern city of Ho Chi Minh City and the magic of the Mekong Delta, known as the "Rice bowl of Vietnam".

Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights

15-day river cruise holiday from £4,195 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

FREE Business Class Upgrade
Book by: 28 February 2017

From the modern city of Ho Chi Minh City to the ancient temples of Angkor, this luxury 15-day tour with APT, including a weeklong river cruise aboard the luxurious RV AmaLotus, takes in the very best of Cambodia and south Vietnam.

Northern Vietnam Explorer

13-day Tailor-Made Journey from £1,905 pp incl. flights

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offer

Save up to £140 per couple
Book by: 31 December 2016

A 13-day trip to northern Vietnam, visiting a mix of the main highlights including Hanoi and Sapa, and some less-frequently visited attractions: Mai Chau and Ninh Binh.

Best of Asia Cruise Holiday

19-day cruise and stay from £2,399 pp incl. flights

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Exclusive tailor-made cruise holiday. Free cabin upgrades

Enjoy the best of Asia on this tailor-made luxury cruise holiday - visit Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, and Hong Kong plus enjoy a land stay in Beijing - includes private tours and much more.

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Vietnam articles

  • Top 10 Places to Visit in Vietnam

    Vietnam is full of dramatic destinations and delivers visual fireworks, sensory overloads and unique experiences wherever you travel; look out for intriguing urban adventures, striking landscapes and history at every turn. The challenge is trying to fit in everything that you might want to do. …

  • Our best holiday offers for late summer 2016

    As crowds die down with the blazing heat, late summer and early autumn brings temperate climates to pristine beaches and unspoilt sights. With this in mind, we’ve prepared a collection of our best last minute holiday offe

  • Destination Quiz: Vietnam & Cambodia

    Test your knowledge of Vietnam and Cambodia with our quiz to find out how well you know these favourite destinations.

  • Just back from: Cambodia & Vietnam

    Wexas Travel Asia specialist Adam Hickmott gets off the beaten track in Vietnam and enjoys a slice of the high life in Cambodia    

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What our clients say about our Vietnam holidays

  • We had a very good holiday and we are grateful to Adam for his help with it. All the hotels and the mix suggested worked very well. We were very pleased with the Halong Bay package on a small comfortable junk just for us as we would not have enjoyed the big tourist boats and the limit that puts on viewing those lovely islands. Our guide and driver in Siem Reap was knowledgeable, interesting on different topics and very anxious to please and the driver produced a good clean car. We recommend the visit to Chau Doc and the delightfully unsophisticated but very comfortable Victoria Hotel. The hotel on the waterway and the speed boat plus our drive to Chau Doc showed us the life of the Mekong very well without the constraints of communal tourist boat travel. Staff in the hotels and those we met outside were so very nice and welcoming.

    Alan A

  • Was pleased with the pack and itinerary we received for the holiday.

    Alan A

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