Some people describe Vietnam as the perfect ‘all-in-one’ Southeast Asia holiday destination combining culture, gastronomy, activity and beach across a landscape of striking beauty and immense diversity.
Stretching down the eastern flank of the Indochina peninsula this long and thin country favours exploration from tip to toe, from the Northern highlands and Halong Bay to the delta wetlands of the mighty Mekong River.
The legacies of both French colonial rule and the apocalyptic war of the Sixties are central to the touring experience. Admire the elegant boulevards of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).
Modern Vietnam is a country on the economic fast track with an infrastructure that is constantly upgrading. This is reflected in the luxury beach resorts that have opened recently along the open sands of the central and southern coastlines in dreamy locations like Danang and Nha Trang. Furthermore, the food of Vietnam is some of the most delicate and carefully balanced in the world.
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Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, has an eclectic mix of Asian and European influences with wide tree-lined avenues, beautiful lakes and over 600 temples..
Ho Chi Minh City
Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh is a city of wide boulevards and French colonial architecture. From the city you can visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground system used as a hiding place for the Viet Cong during the conflict.
The lush and fertile Mekong Delta serves as Vietnam’s ‘rice bowl’. A cruise on the Mekong will take you past small villages, plantations, orchards and floating markets.
Halong Bay, in north-eastern Vietnam, is famous for its incredible limestone rock formations. It is a popular location for cruising in traditional junks.