Vietnam

Vietnam

Vietnam is compellingly beautiful with soaring forest covered mountain peaks: the mighty Mekong River coursing the land – the lifeblood and very essence of the country. Halong Bay’s towering limestone Islands – are almost impossibly beautiful whilst the picture perfect beaches are tropical delights. There’s still a strong French influence with wonderful old Colonial architecture and the smell of baguettes mingling alongside the luscious aromas of Vietnam’s cuisine. Ancient towns – Hoi An and Hue – are still sleepy and move at a slower pace contrasting with the vivacity and exuberance of Ho Chi Minh City and the more relaxed style of Hanoi. Memories of a poignant past still linger, but the gracious and relaxed Vietnamese have moved on: building for the future and creating a vibrant economy.

Shawn Hendricks

Manager Tours Sri Lanka, Indochina, Thailand & Burma

Need to know

The weather in Vietnam varies considerable from region to region. In the North the winters and cold and summer can be hot. The central belt coastal strip has hot dry summers and a monsoon season. The highlands are wet but cool. In the tropical south the rainy season is May to November making December to March the best time to visit.

Fly to

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) or Hanoi

Flying time 12 ½ hours approx non-stop

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Time difference

GMT + 7 hours

Official language

The national language is Vietnamese. English is widely spoken.

Our Tours in Vietnam

Tailor-made

A Tale Of Three Cities

10 days from £2,650.00

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Cookery Class – Cu Chi Tunnels – Cai Be – Angkor Wat – Tonle Sap Lake Cruise

This journey captures the amazing diversity of Vietnam and Cambodia. In Vietnam explore Hanoi, and take an excursion to the stunning Halong Bay.

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Tailor-made

Grand Tour of Indochina

21 days from £6,750.00

Hanoi – Halong Bay cruise– Hue – Boat trip on the Perfume River – Hoi An – My Son - Ho Chi Minh City – cu chi Tunnels – Mekong Boat ride - Phnom Penh - Toul Sleng and the Killing Fields - Siem Reap – Angkor Wat Temples – Tonle Sap Lake - Luang Prabang – River Cruise – Pak Ou Caves – Elephant and Bamboo Raft rides

This journey captures the amazing diversity of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. In Vietnam explore the ‘Paris of the East’, Hanoi, then take an excursion to the stunning Halong Bay.

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Tailor-made

Vietnam Discovery

18 days from £6,150.00

Hanoi – Halong Bay cruise – Hue – Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Con Dao Island – Ho Chi Minh City

The Vietnam Discovery is the perfect way to experience the highlights of Vietnam. See Vietnam in Style on this extraordinary voyage via seaplane and private boat, and have remarkable encounters with local characters, sensational food, and memorable cultures.

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Tailor-made

The Mekong Voyage of Discovery

14 days from £3,645.00

Ho Chi Minh City – Cao Dai and Cu Chi Tunnels - Tay Ninh - 7 nights Mekong Cruise - Phnom Penh – Siem Reap – Angkor Temples

Discover vibrant Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) visiting the colourful markets and Temples: at Cu Chi explore the intriguing network of tunnels built to assist the Vietnamese in their war struggles, initially against the French and then the Americans.

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Tailor-made

A Journey Through Vietnam for Families

16 days

LONDON - HANOI - NINH BINH - HALONG BAY - HUE - HOI AN - HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA - HO TRAM - LONDON

This relaxing tour of Vietnam is Ideal for those travelling as a family in the summer months.

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Tailor-made

A JOURNEY THROUGH VIETNAM

11 days from £2,595.00

LONDON - HANOI - HALONG BAY - HUE - HOI AN - HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA - LONDON

This journey captures the amazing diversity of Vietnam. Explore the ‘Paris of the East’, Hanoi, before taking an overnight excursion to the stunning Halong Bay on the Bhaya Classic Cruise. Travel through central Vietnam visiting Hue and Hoi An before heading to the south to soak up the vibrancy of Vietnam’s commercial capital, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), taking in the highlights of the City and visiting the Mekong Delta.

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Small Group Tour

Vietnam Discovery & the Spirit of Cambodia

13 days from £2,595.00

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap

This two-country tour gives travellers an insight into the colourful and somewhat turbulent past of Vietnam, and the magnificence of Cambodia’s Temples.

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What our clients say

Sri Lanka was absolutely spectacular, we did the rock (all 1,223 steps) the hotels were brilliant especially 98 acres which we wished we could have stayed longer. Thank you for arranging this for us, we had a great time & would go back to Sri Lanka and this time do some of the coastal towns.

A Sanders - Sri Lanka Holiday