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A sense of Vietnam

  • Traditional junk boat anchored in Halong Bay
Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An – Saigon

A sense of
Vietnam

The only way to dip inquisitive toes into Vietnamese waters is a tour of the vivid cities, topping things off with a beachside lull.

Explore the charming city of Hanoi first, with its yellow ochre buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic lakes. Next, embark on an seafaring foray and set sail on a traditional wooden junk as it drifts amongst the towering limestone pinnacles of Halong Bay.

Flying south to Hue – once the imperial capital of the Nguyen Lords – puts the Imperial Citadel at the UNESCO centre of the Complex of Hue Monuments on the map. Hoi An’s luxurious beaches break up the trip, before ending with a city break amongst the hustle and bustle of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city).

Lanterns hanging from a shop in Vietnam
Incense sticks in a Buddhist temple in Vietnam
People walking along the traintracks running through Hanoi
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A sense of place

Get to know our favourite spots in Vietnam, from the no-fuss lifestyle in the south’s riverside communities to the beauty of the north that goes far deeper than its vistas.

  • Aerial view of boats at Hạ Long Bay
    Northern Vietnam

    Epitomised by its panoramas, the northern territory’s beauty not only lies in its landscapes but in its cultures. This is where local life is put on full display from the winding streets of Hanoi to the rice paddy villages of Sapa. Although stepping away to cruise the beauty of Halong Bay isn’t to be put on hold.

  • Lighting up giant sticks of incense at Thien Hau Pagoda in Saigon
    Central Vietnam

    Look one way and there’s the Imperial Palace, look another and you’re pulled into the Royal Cuisine scene. Here is for the history buffs and foodie fanatics who want to revel in the ancient times of the Nguyen Dynasty, and savour the flavours of the country with a local chef.

  • Wooden boats at a dock on the Mekong River
    Southern Vietnam

    Combining the best of all worlds, Vietnam’s south seems to have it all. There’s essential learning in Ho Chi Minh to be done, a laid-back riverside life to be experienced cruising along the Mekong Delta, and the ultimate detox experience to be had on the mystic Con Dao islands.

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Extraordinary
experiences

    • People on a walkway bridge at Singapore airport
      Cruise Halong Bays’ waters and cook up a storm.

      Aboard a traditional junk, sail the waters where Lan Ha Bay and its main island of Cat Ba are the main attractions, relaxing and soaking in the scenery. Then, lunch comes in the form of a live cooking class in the junk’s nearly 360-degree light-filled restaurant.

    • A old Vespa parked by a road
      Zip around Saigon’s foodie spots on a vintage Vespa.

      Experience the city’s nightlife like the locals do, taking in a food-crawl of some of the best joints in town. The tour puts Chinatown and Districts 3 and 4 on the map before finishing off in a local coffee shop where live music wafts through the open windows.

    • Bicycle parked outside a colourful Vietnamese building
      Cycle Hoi An’s countryside and cook with a local family.

      Once kitted out with helmets and handle bars are in hand, set off to explore the hidden passageways and winding streets of Hoi An before continuing to the villages of Quang Nam. Here, a family welcomes with a lesson on how to make banh beo and stories from the elders.

    • Trees hanging over a river on the Mekong
      Visit the Cu Chi tunnels by speedboat.

      A vital part of the country’s history, a speedboat is the mode of transport to Cu Chi. Glide over the Mekong Delta taking a peak through the window of river life before moving onto the tunnels. Here a veteran waits, ready to tell the stories of his time in the area in an eye-opening light.

essential infomation
  • 11
    NIGHTS
IDEAL TIME
  • Apr - Jun
    IDEAL
WHEN TO GO
  • 11hrs 40min
    LHR - HAN
FLIGHT TIME
  • 9hrs
    BY ROAD
  • 4hrs 15min
    BY AIR
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