Vietnam Travel Tours & Trips

Cu Chi Tunnels - the underground network of the Viet Minh and Viet Cong
Dalat hill station
Perfume River cruise to the Thien Mu Pagoda and royal mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc
'Junk' boat cruise among the limestone karsts of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay
The tailors and market traders of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hoi An
The bustling streets and cyclos of Saigon
Vietnam's northern capital Hanoi
Cai Be floating market and the longtail boats of the Mekong
Sapa hill tribes
Nha Trang cruise - the islands of the South China Sea
  • Vietnam - More than just good mornings

    In our opinion, it is impossible to travel through Vietnam without feeling your spirit lifted. There is a sense of joy and optimism that weaves itself into the fabric of the country. It’s there in the endless smiles and easy laughter of the people. You can taste it in the aromatic, always-interesting food, from the humblest street stall to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City’s finest restaurants.

    And, of course, you’ll find it in your local leader. Vietnamese rush at every aspect of living with unabashed enthusiasm. So they won’t just show you their country, they’ll want you to know and feel and love their country too. Visiting Vietnam isn’t about sitting behind a bus window and ticking sightseeing boxes. It’s scouring riverfront food markets for the tastiest pho (traditional noodle soup). It’s weaving through the backstreets of old Hoi An, looking for the perfect souvenir.

    Even sleeping seems more fun, as anyone who’s spent a night letting the lapping water drift them off to sleep in a Halong Bay junk will testify. And while overnight trains rarely feature on anyone’s ‘must-do’ list, it always ends up being a highlight in Vietnam. The train-ride is an authentic local experience and one that highlights the friendliness of the Vietnamese people.

    Trips & tours in Vietnam

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    Essence of Vietnam - 8 days

    "One year I came to Halong Bay almost 20 times, and it always has a different feeling. I like it even in the rain, even in the really hazy atmosphere...
    Countries visited: Vietnam
    From US $527

    Sapa Experience – Independent - 3 days

    The H’mong people are easily identifiable due to their dark clothing, died with the local indigo and hemp plants, and their headwear; the women with...
    Countries visited: Vietnam
    From US $2275

    Gourmet Explorer Vietnam - 12 days

    The origins of local specialties are a hotly contested subject in Vietnam, and the Hoianese dish of cao lau is no exception. Theories abound over whether the...
    Countries visited: Vietnam
    From US $3475

    Cambodia & Vietnam Experience - 17 days

    To be a standout attraction in a city as beautiful as Hoi An is quite a feat, but the Japanese Covered Bridge is more than just a spectacular sight. Built in...
    Countries visited: Cambodia, Vietnam
    From US $5620

    Indochina Adventure - 21 days

    The Pak Ou Caves in Luang Prubang have been a place of Buddhist worship for over a thousand years. The first pilgrims to visit the cave left behind a Buddha...
    Countries visited: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
    From US $2425

    Discover Vietnam - 15 days

    Back between the 16th and 18th centuries, Hoi An existed as the busiest port town in the South China Sea. Chinese merchants settled en masse, the Japanese...
    Countries visited: Vietnam
    From US $3285

    Vintage Vietnam - Independent Journey - 15 days

    "I love taking people for an overnight homestay in the Mekong. You meet local people, see three generations of family living together and get an...
    Countries visited: Vietnam
    From US $915

    Halong Bay Experience - Independent - 4 days

    According to local legend, Halong Bay’s otherworldly limestone constellation formed from a ‘descending dragon’ that came from the mountains...
    Countries visited: Vietnam
    From US $410

    Hanoi Experience - Independent - 3 days

    Steeped in the joys and dramas of everyday rural life, Vietnamese water puppetry began a thousand years ago during the Ly dynasty, when villagers of the Red...
    Countries visited: Vietnam
    From US $642

    Hoi An & Hue Experience - Independent - 5 days

    The giant bell of Thien Mu Pagoda, installed in 1710, was considered an extraordinary feat of 18th-century bronze sculpture, weighing in at over 2000 kilograms...
    Countries visited: Vietnam
  • Why we love Vietnam

    • Hoi An is pretty amazing. The biggest harbour in South East Asia, it’s been a massively important port for centuries. So you have Vietnamese heritage piled on top of Portuguese, Chinese, French and Indian heritage and the atmosphere of the town is utterly unique
    • The Koto Restaurant in Hanoi is run by the amazing Jimmy Pham. It’s a not-for-profit business whose primary purpose is to give Vietnamese street kids a vocation in hospitality, and a better shot at life. We visit here on all our Vietnam trips
    • Hire a bike in Hoi An and cycle to An Bang Beach from the accommodation (about 3 km) and relax amongst the sun chairs under the palm-frond umbrellas. If you feel peckish, any of the beachside restaurants will cook up a seafood treat, caught fresh from the ocean you’re staring at
    • Check out the Nha Trang mud baths. There’s something terribly indulgent about kicking back in a big wooden tub and having oozy warm mud poured all over you. After, it’s washed off and your skin feels tingly and amazing
    • Visiting Vietnam isn’t about sitting behind a bus window and ticking sightseeing boxes. It’s scouring riverfront food markets for the tastiest pho (traditional noodle soup). It’s weaving through the backstreets of old Hoi An, looking for the perfect souvenir.
    • It’s not the most ‘off the beaten track’ experience, but you’ll love the traditional Halong Bay junk. Halong Bay is an amazing natural wonder, the birthplace of so many Vietnamese legends. It’s fantastic to just kick back, soak it all in and let the lapping of the water drift you off to sleep.

    Safety information

    Most visits to Vietnam are trouble free but you should take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. Petty crime occurs among crowds and in the main tourist and shopping areas.
    Safeguard your belongings against pickpockets and bag-snatchers. Thieves have used razors to cut the straps or bottoms of bags. Carry a photocopy of the pages from your passport with your personal details and visa for ID and leave the original document in a safe place.
    Violent attacks against tourists have been reported in towns, as well as popular tourist areas. Some tourists have been attacked while on a motorcycle taxi (xe om).
    There have been reports of scams targeting tourists, involving fake charities, gambling and taxis.
    Unexploded mines and ordnance are a continuing hazard in former battlefields, particularly in central Vietnam and along the Laos Border, formerly traversed by the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Mined areas are often unmarked.
    Riding a motorbike can be dangerous. There are fatal accidents daily. These can result in costly medical bills and you may not be covered by your insurance. It is illegal to be on a motorbike without a helmet. Helmet safety standards vary.
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    There’s likely no finer place to really get to know the culture of a destination than a market. And when it comes to markets, Asia has some of the best in the world (followed closely by South and Central America!)

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    A brief history of Indochina’s French influence

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    Under the guise of protecting the work of the Paris Foreign Missions Society, France became heavily involved in Vietnam during the 19th century. It gained control over the North of the country following a victory over China in the Sino-French War...

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    The essence of Vietnam: Tuyen Vu

    Tuyun Vu is about as passionate a Peregrine leader as you can expect to find. And over the course of the past four years, he’s made loyal friends of many of his travellers, who are blown away by his knowledge and the insight he can offer of his home country, Vietnam.

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    Kids choice: Picking the perfect family holiday

    My name is Ben, I’m just a normal teenager. I struggle to get out of bed before 10, I find talking to my parents painful and school is a drag. The only thing that makes school liveable is the thought of holidays and the opportunity to travel around the globe.

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    Snapshot of Halong Bay

    The story behind Halong Bay is a real beauty. Legend has it that when invaders came to Vietnam, the gods sent fierce dragons to protect the Vietnamese people. These brave dragon warriors spat thousands of jade jewels into the water to form a great wall against the invaders. These jewels became the...

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