Tailor-made Vietnam holidays
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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When to go to Vietnam
"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 …
Top itineraries in Vietnam
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.
Discover the wonders of the Mekong on this two week tour of Vietnam and Cambodia, travelling from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap.
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".
Top places to stay in Vietnam
A great value hotel located in the business district, close to the attractive French Quarter of Hanoi.
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
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
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. …
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
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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.
Was pleased with the pack and itinerary we received for the holiday.
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