Ride through the beautiful narrow streets of Hanoi's old French Quarter
Cruise amongst the impressive islands of Halong Bay, visiting grottoes and fishing communities
Explore the pretty town of Hoi An
Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments from the war
Witness the lives of the people who live and work on the Mekong Delta waterways
A holiday to Northern Vietnam provides a much more Chinese feel with the Chinese style temples and fascinating Hanoi. Once you venture over the central point, Vietnam has a more iconic native feel with hundreds of bicycles, ladies in the traditional AO DAI and the warming street food on offer. Such a fascinating journey.
There are principally five major regions in Vietnam. The northern highlands, which form a ring around the second region, the Red River Delta, the Truongson Mountain range, the central coastal strip and finally the Mekong Delta. The country stretches over 3,000 km in length, causing very different weather patterns from the north to the south.
With direct flights to Vietnam and its combination of culture, friendly people and beautiful landscapes makes a holiday to Vietnam an increasingly popular destination for all kinds of travellers. The French influence is very clear to see both in the food and the architecture which add a distinctive style to this remarkable country.
The coastal area provides to a fascinating collection of sites which include Khmer temples, beautifully preserved old Chinese towns, the myriad of waterways which make up the Mekong Delta, the dragon's teeth in Halong Bay and the French colonial splendour of Hanoi.
Slightly too much emphasis can sometimes be placed on visiting the better known battlefields, although a few places, such as the extraordinary tunnel complex at Cu Chi, clearly demonstrate the tenacity of the people. In the north and inland, there are some remote tribal areas to be found for those willing to take the time to trek up into the hills.
There are so many options for your holiday to Vietnam from national parks, trips by boat or trekking in the hills of the north are just the a few ideas, Vietnam has endless travel potential. Read some of our past client reviews of holidays to Vietnam or contact our experts on 01285 880 980 for firsthand advice and top tips.
Journey Ideas For Vietnam
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- Vietnam and Cambodia
These two countries combine perfectly together for a varied and fascinating holiday.
- Vietnam for Families
18 day family adventure with culture and beach.
Stretching over 3,000 kilometres of beautiful and pristine coastline.
- Ho Chi Minh
A captivating city which has come a long way from its memorable past.
- Hanoi and Halong Bay
The World Heritage site combined with busy city life is a perfect pairing.
- Mekong River Cruise
There can be no tapestry of river life as rich as Southeast Asia’s Mekong.