Destination

Vietnam Holidays

Vietnam

Holidays in Vietnam boast a vibrant variety of sights, experiences and activities to satisfy all your senses. Animated cities brimming with bustling markets give way to ancient towns with labyrinths of narrow streets. Along the 2,000 miles of Vietnamese coastline you’ll find both sun baked beaches lined with swaying coconut palms, and precarious stilt houses alongside curious floating markets.

Here, joyful chaos and peaceful serenity can be found in equal measure. Honeymooners desiring tranquillity can unwind on powdery shores or discover colourful coral reefs. Couples seeking culture will enjoy historic attractions like the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Cu Chi tunnels, and the awe-inspiring ancient temples of Hue. Eat at small mobile street food carts, nip around traffic on a motorbike, and take a traditional junk boat cruise to really experience life as a local.

A full sensory experience on holidays in Vietnam

At Hayes & Jarvis we have inside knowledge of over 60 destinations. With 65 years of experience in planning dream getaways, we’ll help you craft an unforgettable holiday in Vietnam. With lazy shores, spirited cities, and ancient attractions, Vietnamese holidays can satisfy all your senses.

Breathe in the fresh air and calm waters by settling sail on our Magic Halong Bay Tour. Test your taste buds on a Culinary Experience, or immerse yourself in colourful, chaotic sounds and smells on our energetic Ho Chi Minh City and Phan Thiet trip. For a flavour of both Vietnamese cities and beaches, combine the French colonial buildings of Ho Chi Minh City with the opulent beach resort of Nha Trang.

Destination Highlights
  • An overnight cruise on Halong Bay
  • Welcoming smiles of Vietnamese people
  • Interesting history, culture and cuisine
  • 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites throughout the country
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT+7
  • Currency Vietnamese Dong (VND)
  • Visa Information The Vietnamese government have officially extended visa exemption for all British passport holders until 30 June 2021 for tourist stays of up to 15 days on single entry itineraries only. Please contact the Embassy of Vietnam if you require additional country and/or visa information.
  • Flight Time Approx. 12 hours direct from LHR.
  • Health Information All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It’s important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.

Top Tips from our Experts

Emma

Destination Manager

 “After a busy day exploring Ben Thanh Market, the Notre Dame Cathedral and War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, head to the rooftop bar of the Caravelle Hotel for live music and cocktails with a view. ”

Barbara

Destination Specialist

“A great excursion from Hoi An is The Red Bridge cooking school in Hoi An. You visit the local market to purchase the ingredients, then take a boat trip to the school where you will be shown how to prepare and cook various dishes. Then it’s your turn to do the cooking, and best of all, you get to eat what you’ve cooked. ”

Our Vietnam destinations

Halong Bay

Vietnam

Halong Bay

Halong Bay
Old Post Office

Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

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Da Nang

Da Nang
Hoi An lanterns

Vietnam

Hoi An

Hoi An
Beach

Vietnam

Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet
Phu Quoc Beach

Vietnam

Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc
Hue

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Hue

Hue
Bac Ha fields

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Sapa

Sapa
Mekong Delta

Vietnam

Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta
Hanoi

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Hanoi

Hanoi

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Nha Trang

Nha Trang

Types of Vietnam holidays

With Vietnam being such a diverse country there are many holiday types which can fit into this destination including touring, adventure and rail journeys.

Vietnam Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Vietnam Tours

Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

Direct flights to Vietnam currently take around 12 hours. There are currently direct flights from London Heathrow to both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with Vietnam Airlines. There are other indirect flights available with Thai Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines as well as other international carriers, durations will vary depending on where you travel via. 

There are various organised tours that include the 100 mile journey from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, by road this takes around 4 hours.  

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