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Luxury Travel: All-time Favourites
Luxury Travel: All-time Favourites
Chris Caldicott, Travel Writer and Freelance Photographer at Ultratravel; Vanity Fair and Vogue

Find out why Vietnam is Chris’s all-time favourite.

There has never been a better time to visit this long, thin, coastal country. Stretching from the spectacular scroll-paintinglike islands of misty Halong Bay, to the lush tropical waterways of the Mekong Delta, scattered in between are hundreds of miles of white sand beaches, forest covered hills, enchanting ancient cities and laid-back rural towns. You can stay in fabulously atmospheric French -colonialera hotels like the Hanoi’s Metropole, Art Deco classics like La Residence in the old imperial capital of Hue or cutting-edge new designer resorts like Six Senses on the paradise island of Con Dao, Amano’i in the hills of Nui Chua National Park and the Four Seasons near the utterly delightful old trading port of Hoi An. Vietnamese food is always sublime; from humble street stalls to cool cafés and gourmet restaurants, and there are excellent handson cookery schools, with guided tours of lively, action-packed street markets piled high with succulent produce.

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Vietnam /Itineraries

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, SaigonHighlights of Vietnam

This tour showcases the highlights of Vietnam, from bustling cities to historic towns and relaxing beach resorts; begin by discovering Hanoi with your guide including a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. Cruise overnight on a traditional wooden junk around the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay ...

Aqua Expeditions Mekong Discovery Cruise

Carrier is delighted to be working with Aqua Expeditions, bringing discerning travellers the opportunity to cruise one of the world’s greatest rivers in unparalleled luxury aboard the custom designed and built five-star vessel, Aqua Mekong. With all the comforts of a five-star hotel, the Aqua ...

Vietnam /Best Experiences

  • Have an outfit made to measure by a local tailor and delivered to your hotel the following day
  • Join a Vietnamese cookery class at one of the country's leading hotels, visiting a local market with the chef before learning to preparelocal delicacies
  • Snorkel or dive off Vietnam's outlying islands to get close to colourful marine life including sea turtles and Dugongs
  • Jump aboard a cyclo for an unforgettable and exhilarating ride through one of Vietnam's cities, one of the best ways to sightsee
  • Watch a traditional water puppet performance
  • Visit the fascinating Mekong Delta to witness daily life and colourful markets in the country's main rice producing area
 

 

Vietnam /When is the best time to visit Vietnam

Vietnam is a year round destination with a complex weather system influenced by two monsoons, so visitors are likely to encounter both sunshine and rain. The winter monsoon travels from the north east between October and March bringing wet and cool temperatures to all areas north of Nha Trang and dry warm temperatures to the south. From April to October the south western monsoon brings warm, humid weather to most regions. For the best balance, the months of April, May and October are recommended whilst offers are available year round.

Vietnam /Reviews

To begin: the high-octane city of Ho Chi Minh, brimming with motorbikes, intimidating at first, until you learn that they dodge if you walk fearlessly into the road. Foot massages and street-food stalls are at every turn and equally delicious, but it was the Cu Chi tunnels that left the most indelible impression. ... more

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Vietnam /Essentials

Passports & Visas

British passport holders must obtain a visa prior to arrival.

Multi-centre Options

The ideal way to discover Vietnam’s highlights is with a multi centre itinerary, although the beach resorts can also be enjoyed as single centre destinations.

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