Modern Vietnam is shaped by recent conflict and long tradition, by China in the East and France in the West. Experience Vietnam’s energy and serenity, its tolerance, its charm, its natural beauty. Vietnam. A country unique in the world…
Discover here some of our favourite places and travel experiences, which can be included in your personalised itinerary. Use them as a starting point, combine them with your own ideas.
Can Tho: Mekong Delta
A vibrant city of a million souls, Can Tho lies at the confluence of 2 rivers in the Mekong delta.
Cat Ba: beautiful island on Ha Long Bay
The largest island in Halong Bay, Cat Ba offers a diverse range of landscapes and ecosystems, from coral reef to mangrove swamp, deep valley to limestone peak to primary rain forest.
Located close to Vietnam’s border with Cambodia, on the Mekong River, Chau Doc is a fascinating town rich in cultural diversity.
Cuc Phuong National Park
Cuc Phuong is a national park a short journey by road from Hanoi and at more than fifty years the oldest in Vietnam.
Da Lat: hill station in the Central Highlands
Da Lat is set in the cool, pine clad Langbian Plateau, in Vietnam’s Central Highlands
Dien Bien Phu: historical battlefield
Dien Bien Phu, in Vietnam’s far north-west, is an entry point into Laos. It was also the scene, in 1954, of the decisive battle marking the end of French colonial rule in Indo-China.
Ha Long Bay
According to legend, the 3,000 limestone formations dotting Ha Long Bay are pearls, placed by a celestial dragon at the command of the Jade Emperor to halt an invasion
Hanoi: colonial charming Capital
At the heart of the Red River delta, the Vietnamese capital Hanoi combines French colonial charm with the excitement and dynamism of modern Asia
Ho Chi Minh City
Formerly Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is Vietnam’s largest city by population, and the country’s commercial centre
Hoi An and Danang
Another UNESCO World Heritage site, Hoi An, formerly Faifo, is a miraculously well preserved port on the South China Sea
Hue: Ancient Imperial Capital
In the shadow of Ngu Binh Mountain, and straddling the Song Huong (Perfume) River, Hue is a UNESCO World Heritage site
Mai Chau: villages of the ethnic minority groups
The valley of Mai Chau is home to the tranquil, unspoiled villages and farming communities of the White Thai, Mong, and H’mong people.
The mighty Mekong River flows down through South East Asia, dividing into the countless tributaries and waterways of ‘The Rice Bowl of Vietnam’, the rice fields of the Mekong Delta
My Son Sanctuary: Kingdom of Cham
The monuments of My Son represent the most important remaining site of the ancient Cham civilisation, once rulers of what was formerly South Vietnam.
Nha Trang: Beaches and offshore islands
Nha Trang is a place of fascinating contrasts; the city’s cathedral, a jewel of French High Gothic stands in counterpoint to the nearby Cham ruins of Po Ngar, both remaining daily places of worship
Ninh Binh: a fantastic landscape
Ninh Binh is best known for its unique and extraordinary topography – a fantastic landscape of limestone knuckles – or karsts – thrusting from the earth.
Phan Thiet: idyllic beach resort
Phan Tiet is a bustling fishing port on the South China Sea, 200 km north of Ho Chi Minh City and famous for its traditional, circular boats
Phu Quoc: tropical island
The island of Phu Quoc is one of Asia's least developed beach destinations. The island's clear waters, undiscovered beaches, forested interior and charming local character make for an ideal holiday escape
Sa Pa: Highlands and tribes
Set in Vietnam’s mountainous North West bordering Laos and China, Sapa has the edgy feel of a frontier town