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Venture to Vietnam in 2019
Whether you would like to sail through the limestone peaks of Halong Bay, relax in laid back Hoi An, trek off the beaten track in Sapa or get your cultural fix in Hue, our team of tailor-made consultants are on hand to help you create that perfect holiday to Vietnam in 2019. Simply let us know the places you would like to visit, the sorts of things you would like to do, your preferred style of accommodation and we’ll put together an itinerary to suit your needs ensuring that your trip to Vietnam is truly unforgettable. To help plan your dream holiday, check our best time to visit page for information on when to go.
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Places we recommend for a tailormade holiday in Vietnam
A country of diverse landscapes and a fascinating history, Vietnam is becoming the hot favourite travel destination in Southeast Asia. With charming colonial cities, diverse ethnic tribes, superb beaches and delicious local cuisine – Vietnam won’t fail to impress!
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Vietnam Tailor-made reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on 4 recent reviews — See All Reviews
Well what a holiday we had. The whole tour was amazing and Alex our guide was fabulous. His knowledge was immense and as a result we have come home with new learning and a real thirst for more history of Vietnam.
From collection at the airport to leaving him in Phan Thiet nothing was too much trouble. Without Alex we would not have known to visit all the cultural attractions and felt like superstars every time we arrived. Alex took care of all the admission process and was able to ensure that we did not queue or have to wait around for anything. He really did go above and beyond for us.
We must not forget to say thank you also to An our driver who diligently drove us around taking care to ensure we travelled safely and in comfort. We will certainly be recommending your company to our friends and family and have already started thinking about where we will explore next.
Thank you once again. ”
Huy - Hanoi. Fairly quiet guide didn't really spend much time with him to get know things etc.
Tuan - Hue/Hoi An. Really informative and very easy going. Tour conducted suited our pace. Really helpful in recommendations for additional places to visit and eat and always provided great little maps!
Phuoc - HCMC. Really relaxed yet still very informative. Very easy to chat with. Again the tour was conducted at a good pace and was also on hand with recommendations for food and drinks and little maps.”
All the guides were excellent. One in particular was truly outstanding - Makara in Phnom Penh.
His knowledge of the complex geopolitical history of Indochina combined with exceptional teaching skills allowed him to untangle for us the history of this region over the last century and a half. He is the match of any university professor and we were privileged to have him as our guide.
The tour itself couldn't have been better. It was the right pace, all the hotels were good, and the weather cooperated all the way. ”
Inspirations for a holiday in Vietnam
Travel off the beaten track and see parts of Vietnam that aren't on the usual tourist trail. Take a look at our six inspired things to do and places to see in Vietnam.
Hoa Lo Prison
Most famously used as a prison used by the North Vietnamese for the American PoWs during the Vietnam War as well as by the French in the colonial period. – the Hoa Lo Prison (known as the Hanoi Hilton) is now partially a museum. Take a walk around the old cells, read about what life was like here and see John McCain’s famous jump suit that he was wearing when he was shot down by the Viet Cong in 1967.
Hanoi's Water Puppets
A visit to Hanoi would not be complete without heading to the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre for the authentic Water Puppet performance. This traditional show originated in the countryside as a way to entertain the locals and has now travelled into the big cities and been performed in over 40 countries around the world!
Tra Que Vietnamese Cooking & Cycle
From Hoi An enjoy a bicycle ride through lush countryside to the village of Tra Que. Discover age-old farming practices and learn about traditional medicine. It’s a hands-on experience today with the opportunity to assist with tending the fields and gardens, and cooking lunch with a local family.
The DMZ and Vinh Moc tunnels
Those who are interested in the more recent history of Vietnam should head to the DMZ (Demilitarised Zone). Just north of Hue you can visit where the old border used to be. The nearby Vinh Moc tunnels are also a must see – unlike the Cu Chi tunnels in the south you can walk through them pretty much upright and they open out onto the South China Sea.
Mui Ne Beach Stay
Sit back and relax on one of Vietnam’s best beaches. This quaint fishing village has been welcoming visitors since 1990. Considered the adrenalin capital of Southern Vietnam – Mui Ne has a great surf from August to December. There are also spectacular red and white sand dunes which can be explored by dune buggy or jeep – or failing that you can just lol about on the beach and enjoy the stunning sunsets.
Sundowners at the Rex
Home to the ‘Five O’Clock Follies’ of the Vietnam War when the US military aired their press briefings from the rooftop bar of the Rex Hotel. The American military may be long gone – but the bar remains and it is the perfect place to grab a refreshing sun downer at the end of the day whilst watching the hub bub of the city below.
Suggested Tailor-made Holiday itineraries for Vietnam
From the highlands of the north to the bustling Mekong Delta in the south, Vietnam offers a wonderful selection of outdoor experiences with plenty of culture, history and gastronomic delights to boot. Follow the coast from Hanoi to Saigon, trek with the hill tribes in Sapa or explore the beaches and the cooler climes of Dalat with one of our recommended itineraries or plot your own route using our interactive map further below.
The Sizzling 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 squeeze through the Viet Cong’s remarkable Cu Chi tunnels. Head to Nha Trang for sunshine, sand and a lively night life, with its broad stretch of sandy beach and plethora of bars and restaurants, while the laid-back white sand peninsula of Mui Ne provides pure relaxation.