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Vietnam

An intoxicating mix of nature, food and history

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 boasts a wealth of reasons to visit and Vietnam holidays are ideal for a tailor-made trip.

Having moved past a turbulent 20th century, the country and its people are now looking to the future with eager anticipation, with Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, perhaps the best example of a rapidly modernising city. Smell the aroma of freshly baked baguettes wafting from a Hoi An street stall, or relax on the beaches of the country's fabled coast - you're sure to fall in love with the country on a customised Vietnam itinerary.

Get to grips with this extraordinary, historic destination. From the limestone peaks of Halong Bay, the French boulevards of the capital Hanoi and the thick forests of the north-west, to the charming tea shops of cultural Hoi An, the glorious beaches of Nha Trang and Phu Quoc, and the floating markets of the mighty Mekong River, you'll find cultural diversity and natural wonders around each and every corner.

This is a fantastic destination to explore by water, and we offer a number of Vietnam cruise tours for the curious traveller. Try Vietnam & the Mekong to travel from Hanoi through Halong Bay, Hoi an and Ho Chi Minh City before embarking on an overnight cruise on the Mekong Delta in a houseboat ornamented with wood carvings and traditional design. Or, try a two-day Mekong cruise to get to know this region even better; combine it with one of our other Vietnam holidays for a bespoke travel experience unlike any other.

Vietnam is a country to explore in-depth, and if you have the time, the best way to get to know Vietnam is one a slow journey deep into its cities and countryside. Our 18-day Vietnam Revealed escorted tour takes travellers into regions beyond the usual sights to places like Dalat, the home of tea production and the home of the former emperor's summer palace in the Central Highlands

Wherever you journey on your Vietnam holiday, you'll find luxury accommodations that reflect local culture while wrapping you in comfort and hospitality. For get-away-from-it-all remoteness, tuck yourself away in Con Dao, where your resort sits on a private bay. Or, explore Nui Chua National Park from lush forests to the seaside with a stay on secluded Vinh Hy Bay.

There has never been a better time to get to know Vietnam, and if you travel there with Wexas you're sure to enjoy a personalised itinerary that can't be found anywhere else. Discover the luxury of a Vietnam holiday with the expertise and support of our travel consultants today.

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

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

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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"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 day. If visting both north and south at this time …

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Top itineraries in Vietnam

Highlights of Vietnam

14-day tailor-made journey from £2,475 pp incl. flights

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 from £2,845 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Companion flies free - save up to £1,050 per couple
Book by: 31 August 2016

From the modern city of Saigon 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 southern Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong & Phu Quoc

10-day tailor-made journey from £1,535 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Save up to £160 per couple
Book by: 30 September 2016

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

Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights

15-day River cruise from £2,845 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Companion flies free - save up to £1,050 per couple
Book by: 31 August 2016

From the modern city of Saigon 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 southern Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong & Phu Quoc

10-day tailor-made journey from £1,535 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Save up to £160 per couple
Book by: 30 September 2016

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.

Best of Asia Cruise Holiday

19-day cruise from £2,599 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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