Evocative. Colourful. Entrancing. Take time to unwrap Vietnam’s layers.
Natural beauty, rich cultural heritage and mouthwatering cuisine — Vietnam will charm you from the word go. From the French colonial grandeur of Hanoi and winding waters of Hội An, to the pulsing energy of Ho Chi Minh City, travelling here exceeds every expectation. Whatever you do, don’t rush through.
Set sail into the gorgeous Bai Tu Long Bay amongst incredible karsts islands; explore the geological marvel of Hạ long Bay, heading into deep caves on kayaks, visiting floating villages, and snorkelling the turquoise waters; discover the bustling markets of In Ho Chi Minh City on rickshaws or a Vespa; explore the architectural treats of colonial Hanoi before seeking out the perfect bún châ from the local street vendors; journey deep into the heart of the Mekong Delta by traditional long-tail boat, getting lost in labyrinthine waterways and taking in the fish farms and floating markets; complete jungle survival training in Da lat; take jeeps to the infamous Củ Chi tunnels of the Viet Cong; discover the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine during a private cookery lesson in sleepy Hội An.
Where to Stay
From luxury French-style colonial hotels to charming homestays and exclusive boats; Vietnam offers a wealth of stylish yet authentic accommodation options.
When to Go
A complicated weather system brings tropical rainstorms throughout the year to different parts of Vietnam. February to April is the best bet for a countrywide trip.