Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday, complete cultural immersion or a combination of both, Vietnam offers tourists an opportunity to escape to another world.
From the bustling cities full of history and architecture to the scenic views of Halong Bay, and even the remoteness and solitude felt in Ninh Binh, you are sure to find a side to Vietnam that’s right for you.
Hanoi & North
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is a real mix of centuries-old architecture, a chaotic Old Quarter and many small temples. Wander the narrow streets, haggle with shopkeepers for a bargain and try Vietnamese street food.
Halong Bay is world famous for its beautiful limestone rock formations and a visit wouldn’t be complete without an overnight stay on a traditional junk boat.
Sa Pa is a popular base for walks and treks with its position overlooking the terraced rice fields of Muong Hoa Valley.
Saigon & South
Saigon is full of influences from its past. Observe wide tree lined boulevards, visit the infamous Cu Chi tunnels and explore its war history. You can also enjoy great shopping, authentic restaurants and streets lined with food stalls.
The lively beach resort of Nha Trang is the scuba capital of Vietnam, also known for its beaches and offshore islands.
Mui Ne is best known for its towering sahara-like sand dunes, long palm-lined coast and is a very popular location for a variety of water sports.
The islands of Phu Quoc and Con Dao have jungle clad interiors and quiet beaches, whilst the former colonial hill station of Dalat offers beautiful mountain scenery and a cooler climate.
Vietnam’s central strip boasts some of the country’s best beaches and historic cities. Da Nang is the biggest and liveliest centre, with over 20 miles of golden sands, tree-lined boulevards and excellent nightlife.
The old port of Hoi An is renowned for its maze of alleyways and street markets selling great food. The former imperial capital of Hue on the Perfume River has some fascinating royal tombs, temples and monuments to explore.
Wherever you decide to stay in Vietnam, your Asia Expert can help plan the holiday that’s right for you.