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Vietnam Tours & Tailormade Holidays

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Comprising soaring mountains, fertile river deltas, ancient forests and long tropical beaches, Vietnam's geographic beauty and diversity is easily matched by its rich history and culture. Long under the thumb of the World's great powers, Vietnam's legendary resilience is evident in how it has emerged from the brutal bombings it suffered from the US military. Today's Vietnam boasts a delightful melange of traditional villages, colonial architecture, ethnic tribes, beautiful temples, dramatic bays and sublime cuisine. Roam untamed jungle in the West and sugar white shores in the East, and study the fascinating history that binds them. Wander bustling markets, working your way through endless seas of conical paddy hats and stroll ancient streets glowing with the light of brightly coloured lanterns. For relaxation, Vietnam's beaches are hard to beat, and its warm, friendly people will keep you wanting to come back for more.



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Mark Pettengel & Jo Martin (Tailormade Vietnam & Cambodia) "A well-planned itinerary that crammed an impressive amount into 16 days, without ever feeling rushed. Cambodia and Vietnam are both fantastic destinations, offering stunning natural scenery and beautifully preserved historical sites, together with truly delightful and welcoming people. Our guides made our trip extraordinary, weaving their personal histories in to the many insights they gave us of two countries that have experienced such difficult pasts."


Tour Country Dates Days Price
Classic Indochina
Lively cities, majestic coastlines and welcoming people

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Vietnam
Cambodia
Laos
22 Oct 2017
11 Mar 2018
21 Oct 2018
19 £ 3,895
Essential Vietnam
Discover Vietnam's charms and its people

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Vietnam
29 Oct 2017
21 Dec 2017
22 Apr 2018
28 Oct 2018
14 £ 1,945
Flavours of Vietnam
Discover Vietnam's wonderful food culture

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Vietnam
30 Apr 2017
22 Oct 2017
29 Apr 2018
21 Oct 2018
14 £ 1,945
Hidden Indochina
Capture the true essence and diversity of Indochina

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Vietnam
Cambodia
Laos
29 Sep 2017
16 Mar 2018
28 Sep 2018
21 £ 3,895
Hidden Vietnam
Historic cities, beautiful landscapes and pagodas

Off the beaten track :   
Activity :  
Vietnam
06 Oct 2017
23 Mar 2018
05 Oct 2018
15 £ 2,145

Tailormade Options

For a private and personal experience we can arrange a bespoke itinerary to cater specifically to your needs. As well as options available on our group tours, please read on for more ideas which we could incorporate on a private tour.

Regions

Sapa & the North West

Discover the colourful tribes of Sapa and the Northwest. Developed as a hill station by the French in the early 1900s, Sapa sits at 1,600m, and so boasts a cool climate and some spectacular scenery. Visit a bustling ethnic market in a nearby village, and walk through picturesque paddy fields dotted with the conical hats of the local villagers. This region also affords spectacular treks in the Tonkinese Alps, and the lovely valleys around Sapa as well as the opportunity to climb Mount Fansipan, Indochina's highest peak.

Far North

North of Hanoi there are some interesting but little-visited regions with lovely scenery and unspoiled culture. Ba Be Lake, home to the ethnic Tay people, makes for good hiking, and boat trips. Further North, bordering onto China's Yunnan province is the spectacular mountainous terrain of Ha Giang, boasting grand massifs, rocky plateaus, rolling valleys and deep canyons. Thac Ba boasts a beautiful lake, numerous small islands, and superb hiking. Accommodation in this region is in basic homestays.

Mai Chau

Easily accessible from Hanoi and with a vibrant ethnic market on Sundays, Mai Chau makes for a less touristy alternative to the Sapa region. It is also an excellent base for light trekking or cycling in Pu Luong Nature Reserve and the surrounding area.

Phu Quoc

Located south west of Vietnam in the gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc is a relatively undeveloped island with beautiful white sand beaches and lush forested hills offering an untouched natural environment, relaxed atmosphere, friendly locals, and fantastic scuba-diving and snorkelling.

Active & Beach

Vietnam boasts a varied geography with vast mountains, dense forests and over 3,200 kilometres of coastline making it an excellent destination for hiking, cycling and watersports including kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkelling as well as offering a huge variety of relaxing beach options.

Festivals

Why not add a little colour to your trip by timing it to coincide with a festival. Hanoi is a great place to be for Tet, the lunar New Year (Jan/Feb). Soon after Tet comes the Lim festival, in a village near Hanoi, the perfect place to hear traditional Vietnamese singing and music. It also hosts a weaving competition, wrestling and human chess (Jan/Feb)! February sees the Perfume Pagoda festival, a massive Buddhist pilgrimage to the Perfume Pagoda, 70km South of Hanoi where people pray for happiness and prosperity, and the cow racing festival in the Mekong Delta. In April you can witness the stunning Elephant Race Festival in Dak Lak in the Central Highlands.

Train & Boat

Sit back and enjoy mile-after-mile of uninterrupted coastline as you travel between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City by train, a famous route known as the Reunification Express. Hanoi to Hue and Danang to Nha Trang are amongst the most popular and picturesque sections of the trip, and a great way to meet locals. Mekong River cruises are a relaxing way to discover the lonely Mekong Delta.

Luxury

Enjoy lobster and champagne on a private restored junk boat as you cruise through Halong Bay's spectacular landscape and pamper yourself with a traditional massage and herb bath in a luxurious heritage property in rural Vietnam. Enjoy spa treatments in a quite beach resort or take a heritage cruise ship through the living tapestry of the Mekong Delta - from Ho Chi Minh all the way to the Angkor temples in Cambodia - and enjoy the best accommodation and dining Vietnam has to offer.

Family

Vietnam is an excellent destination for families as the Vietnamese are warm and friendly and there is a wide range of things to do. Take a boat through the majestic landscapes of Halong Bay, experience the bustle of Ho Chi Minh and go walking through the hills of North Vietnam. Take bikes to explore rural villages, learn to cook Vietnamese classics, take a cruise through the Mekong Delta and finally relax on its beautiful beaches.