With its soaring northern mountains, sunny southern regions and gorgeous coastline, Vietnam is filled with natural beauty. Travelling to Vietnam with us you'll get to enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine, visit all the highlights, discover tradition and history in charming rural villages, and see the dynamic new face of Asia in the hustle and bustle of Vietnam's thriving cities.
We offer a variety of travel styles to Vietnam - from guided groups and tailor-made holidays to colourful festivals and family adventures for young adults too. We also include a complimentary Vietnam tourist visa as well as airport transfers any time of day or night. Why not consider hopping over the border and tying in some exploration of neighbouring Cambodia, Laos or Thailand too?
Travelling beyond the sites, you'll get to experience the local way of life - ride a bike through the Vietnamese countryside, sample locally made delicacies in the Mekong Delta, sow and plough the fields of Tra Que, take a class of Tai Chi at Halong Bay and learn to make traditional Vietnamese Rice paper rolls and pancakes.
Vietnam Group Tours
Our carefully planned group tours of Vietnam are an ideal way to explore the country's highlights and hidden gems & we strike a balance between guided sightseeing with the group and free time for you to relax or independently explore. You'll stay at comfortable 4 star and hotels, sleep aboard a luxury junk boat in beautiful Halong Bay and cruise along the Mekong Delta too. With 100% guaranteed departures, group size is typically 15-20 travellers. All trips include arrival and departure transfers, a Vietnam visa, all transportation, sightseeing visits, the services of experienced local guides and a number of your meals, making it easy for you to sit back and enjoy your holiday. On some of itineraries we combine Vietnam with a visit neighbouring Cambodia, Laos and Thailand too. read more
If you prefer not to travel as part of a group to Vietnam, our private journeys allow you to get off the beaten track and travel at your own pace on a holiday tailored exclusively to the needs of yourself and your family or friends. Our experienced English-speaking guides will be there to guide you around each of Vietnam's key sites and our local representatives will also be on hand to give any further assistance you require.
Join us for a day out at some of Vietman’s most famous sites. Spend the morning exploring Saigon or Vietnam's quaint capital city of Hanoi, browse colourful floating markets on the Mekong Delta, explore the historic Cu Chi Tunnels and don’t miss the spectacular scenery of Halong Bay and the Red River Delta.
Highlights of our trips to Vietnam
In the north, sail around the spectacular limestone islets of Halong Bay on board a traditional junk boat or visit Sapa, where you can meet remote hill tribes and trek in the rugged Tonkinese Alps. Relax on a beautiful stretch of beach in enchanting Hoi An, a picturesque riverside town home to over 300 tailors. Or head to the Imperial city of Hue for your fix of grand temples, tombs and palaces. In Vietnam's south, cruise the Mekong and discover its colourful floating markets and remote islands. Gain a fascinating insight into Vietnam’s compelling history at Saigon’s War Remnants Museum and head underground to the Viet Cong’s remarkable Cu Chi tunnels. For a bit of beach time try Nha Trang with its broad stretch of sandy beach and plethora of bars and restaurants, or head to the laidback white sand peninsular of Mui Ne or Con Dao archipelago, an exquisite tropical island retreat.
“...by the depth of culture that Hanoi presented. Travelling to Vietnam opened up a whole new world of being immersed in a rich culture which embraced...”
by Trudi Potter
Posted on 29 Sep 2015
Recommended places to visit in Vietnam
No visit to Vietnam would be complete without a visit to picturesque Halong Bay, considered one of the natural wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage listed region. A cruise on a traditional Junk boat is the perfect way to explore the many caves and hidden coves with great views of the surrounding dramatic limestone peaks.
Officially known as Ho chi Minh City, Saigon is very much a city in transition with a true blend of old-meets-new; with French colonial architecture, impressive sky scrapers, traditional lively markets and boutique designer shops. You’ll also get a fascinating insight into the Vietnam War at Reunification Palace, the Revolutionary & War Remnants Museums.
Another of Vietnam’s UNESCO listed gems, picturesque Hoi An in central Vietnam has beautifully preserved architecture, ancient cobbled streets, art stalls & street markets aplenty and fabulous restaurants. It’s also THE place to have literally anything made from suits & handbags to shoes & glasses. A top day trip is a bicycle ride to the quaint farming village of Tra Que on the outskirts of Hoi An.
The Mekong Delta
With lush rice paddy fields, colourful fruit orchards, enchanting villages and bustling floating markets, the Mekong Delta in south-east Vietnam is one of the world’s greatest river regions. A great way to get around and immerse yourself in the traditional local way of life in the Mekong is aboard a sampan, when you can try your hand at bartering at the floating market in Can Thou.
With a refreshing old world charm and it’s French colonial history very much evident, Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, is dotted with scenic lakes and leafy boulevards The charming Old Quarter is not be missed and best explored by cyclo where you can sit back and take in all the sights and sounds, stopping off to sample the local street food or try your hand at bargaining in one of the many shops.
Rapidly becoming one of northern Vietnam’s most popular destinations, Sapa is a former French hill station and home to local ethnic minority groups such as H’mong and Dzao who maintain a very traditional way of life. It’s a great spot for trekking amongst the cascading paddy fields and there’s plenty of picturesque routes to nearby local villages such as Cat Cat, Red Dhoa and Ta Phin.
The tour was excellent. The Halong Bay cruise and the Village visit were absolute highlights. Tuan, our tour guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable, caring and always ready with a joke. He made the trip, would not have been nearly such a great experience without him. ”
Vietnam Travel Guide
Being properly prepared for a trip can make your time away far more enjoyable and we're here to help with a short guide to travelling in Vietnam.
Our guide to travelling Vietnam from food to festivals
Info on Vietnam's diverse climate
From Halong bay to Hanoi and the best of the rest
What you need to do to get your Vietnam travel visa
Don't take our word for it! Read what our travellers say
- Vietnam: Rising Dragon
by Bill Hayton
- Catfish and Mandala
by Andrew Pham
- Sorrow of War
by Bao Ninh
Facts about Vietnam
- The most common mode of transportation in Vietnam is the motorbike with an estimated ten million bikes used every day.
- Completely unique and unrelated to any other language, Vietnamese features six different tones and 29 alphabets.
- A bit of an all-in-one, Vietnam's Tet festival sees the nation celebrate New Year, Christmas and birthdays all together!
Vietnam Travel Advice:
We keep up-to-date with the latest travel advisories to Vietnam and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.