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Tours in Vietnam

Tours of Vietnam offer you historic towns, bustling cities, a beautiful coastline and spectacular rainforests. Try the delicious range of dishes on offer, see the famous Halong Bay and its limestone islands, immerse yourself in history in temples and palaces or haggle in the markets in thriving cities. We’ve put together a selection of carefully curated Vietnam tours below. Speak to our Destination Specialists to book, or create a tailor made itinerary.

Add our short tours of Vietnam to your holiday itinerary and explore a popular attraction with an expert local guide. The Magic Halong Bay Tour takes you to the limestone peaks and emerald waters of the Vietnamese coast. This UNESCO World Heritage Site can be explored with a relaxing two day cruise on a luxury boat. The Eternal Spring in Dalat Tour allows you to see the colonial architecture and romantic charm of Dalat city. This is a popular place for Vietnamese weddings and is also home to the annual flower festival. If you prefer to immerse yourself in the rainforests and rivers of Vietnam’s interiors book our Ninh Binh Adventure Tour. Over three days you’ll see ancient towns, limestone cliffs with natural caves and emerald rice paddies.

Explore Vietnam in depth with A Journey Through Vietnam Tour. This 10 day journey will take you through both the French and Chinese colonial pasts of Vietnam, as well as its unique natural landscapes and busy modern cities. Relax on golden sandy beaches, cycle among the rice paddies and enjoy an overnight boat trip in Halong Bay.

8 days Thien Hau Temple China Town

Classic Vietnam Tour

Guide Price  £1,899  pp  

One of our signature journeys, designed for travellers keen to experience the diversity of Vietnam, but with less time to spare. Contrast the bustle of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with an overnight cruise at the beautiful UNESCO World...

Couples Holidays

Classic Vietnam Tour
16 days Vespa tour

Vietnam in Style

Guide Price  £4,299  pp  

This unique tour of Vietnam will appeal if your adventurous side demands that you really connect with the country, and ensures you get to touch, feel and taste this land of sublime beauty and culture. Explore the bustling streets of...

Beach holidays

Vietnam in Style
2 days Halong Bay

Magic Halong Bay Tour

Guide Price  £299  pp  

An area of outstanding natural beauty, the turquoise waters are studded with thousands of striking limestone islets covered in green foliage and caves, Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site popular with anybody looking to escape the bustle of...

Cruise holidays

Magic Halong Bay Tour
10 days a group of people in a small boat in a body of water with Ha Long Bay in the background

A Journey Through Vietnam Tour

Guide Price  £2,399  pp  

Travel from north to south as you discover the unique culture and endless beauty of Vietnam Explore French and Chinese heritage, as well as cultural treasures such as Hoi An town and the Imperial Citadel of Hue. Stunning lakes can...

Rail journeys

A Journey Through Vietnam Tour
15 days boats in Vietnam

Grand Tour of Indochina

 

Discover three countries in one holiday and venture on the Grand Tour Of Indochina. This 15 day tour is an unforgettable experience that allows you to witness the cultural sites and natural wonders of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia . Starting...

Escorted tours

Grand Tour of Indochina
3 days Halong Bay

Luxury Halong Bay At Leisure Tour

Guide Price  £599  pp  

Take time to experience the treasure of Vietnam, Halong Bay, with this two-night luxury itinerary. This tour ideally combines a one night stay in a French colonial style boutique hotel located on the shores of Halong Bay with a delightful...

Couples Holidays

Luxury Halong Bay At Leisure Tour
3 days Ninh Binh Van Long

Ninh Binh Adventure Tour

 

Experience some of Vietnam’s most spectacular scenery in the rural town of Mai Chau and unearth the ancient capital city ruins in Hoa Lu on our three day Vietnam tour. Marvel at imposing limestone cliffs, journey through Tam Coc Grottoes,...

Adventure holidays

Ninh Binh Adventure Tour
4 days Country View

Sapa Explorer Tour

Guide Price  £399  pp  

Surround yourself with surreal views, intriguing local culture and endless vistas as you embark on your Sapa Explorer adventure. Spend four days exploring a land coated in a wash of green, punctuated by rushing rivers and mountain-top villages. Sapa’s town...

Escorted tours

Sapa Explorer Tour
8 days a blue and yellow boat in a large body of water

The Lost Civilisation Vietnam to Cambodia Mekong River cruise

 

Get ready to set sail on an adventure to discover life on the Mekong Delta. Your journey begins in Vietnam and cruises along the Mekong River towards Cambodia. You’ll stop to see the many different types of riverside villages and...

Adventure holidays

The Lost Civilisation Vietnam to Cambodia Mekong River cruise
12 days a person riding a horse in the water

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Tour

Guide Price  £3,099  pp  

Time to tick a holiday in Vietnam and Cambodia off your bucket list. Our Classic Vietnam and Cambodia tour takes you on an incredible journey to discover the culture, history, and the way of life in these two fascinating countries...

Couples Holidays

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Tour
11 days Temple

Classic Vietnam and Laos tour

Guide Price  £2,599  pp  

Our Classic Vietnam and Laos Tour is eleven days of back-to-back adventure and wonderful experiences. Starting in Laos, you’ll be immersed in the local culture, visiting phenomenal temples and tasting divine Laotian food. Exploring the vibrant market in Luang Prabang,...

City holidays

Classic Vietnam and Laos tour
8 days Jayavarman

The Lost Civilisation Cambodia to Vietnam Mekong River cruise

 

All aboard! Let your adventure on the mighty Mekong River begin. Your Mekong River Cruise tour is an eight day voyage where you will discover the delights of the Mekong Delta region. Your journey, which begins in Cambodia and ends...

Cultural holidays

The Lost Civilisation Cambodia to Vietnam Mekong River cruise

Expert Tips

Karen

Destination Executive

“The hectic streets of Hanoi can be intimidating, but one of the worst things you can do when crossing the street is stand still. Keep moving at a steady pace, and you’ll find that the traffic will work its way around you.”

Isla

Destination Executive

“Enlist the help of a hired driver or taxi – even experienced drivers may find manoeuvring their way through Vietnam’s frantic streets and narrow country lanes daunting. Drivers will know the fastest and safest routes, allowing you to sit back and take in the sights.”

Christie

Destination Executive

“Coffee-lovers should try Hanoi’s egg coffee. Consisting of a thick layer of foamy egg white atop a strong Vietnamese coffee, the combination of both bitter and sweet flavours is a city-wide favourite. It can be enjoyed hot or cold, and the latter is more of a creamy desert mousse. Exquisite.”

Frequently Asked Questions

As Vietnam sits in both a temperate and a tropical zone, the weather varies and is entirely dependent on region.

  • The north of Vietnam is monsoonal, and experiences its humid, rainy season between April to September, and its cooler, dry season around October to March. 
  • Central Vietnam enjoys hot and dry weather from late January to August, with the majority of rainfall occurring between October to November. Depending on where you’re situated in Central Vietnam, the weather can vary greatly on a daily basis.
  • Southern Vietnam has the simplest and most distinct weather patterns of the country, experiencing just two seasons – wet and dry. The wet season tends to last between late May to November, while the dry season begins mid-November to April.

The official currency of Vietnam is the Vietnamese dong. The American dollar is accepted in a number of hotels and resorts, but you should expect to pay in dong for the majority of purchases during your stay.

  • Available at all hours, you’re bound to stumble across a roadside Pho stand on your travels here, serving up a salty broth of rice noodles, fresh herbs and spices, topped with your choice of chicken or beef. 
  • Xoi, often referred to as sticky rice, is a savoury staple of Vietnam, and depending on the location and chef, this dish can be served alongside an almost limitless amount of accompaniments, but usually includes either fried eggs, pork or chicken.
  • Hanoi’s wildly popular and fiery bun bon nam bo dish usually consists of vermicelli noodles, slivers of beef, an assortment of fresh herbs, chili peppers and shallots, with a light drizzling of fish sauce. 

Vietnam is home to a wealth of contrasting cultural influences, breath-taking UNESCO World Heritage sites and energetic cities drenched in a tumultuous history. In one moment you’ll be chowing down on flavourful street food amid blaring horns and twinkling city lights, and in the next you’ll be looking out across a tranquil, crimson horizon, with nothing but the sound of gentle waves lapping against your junk boat.

Why you'll love Vietnam...

• Cruising down the meandering Perfume River
• Wandering through the enchanting Ancient Town of Hoi An
• Exploring the mysterious winding Cu Chi Tunnels
• Gazing up at the striking limestone islets in Halong Bay
• Discovering the walled palace of the Imperial City of Hue
• Watching a spell-binding performance of the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre
• Wandering through surging streets and peaceful pagodas at Hanoi
• Joining in the bustle of ‘The Pearl of the Far East’, Ho Chi Minh City
• Learning about the harrowing effects of the Vietnam War at the War Remnants Museum
• Cycling through the rural valley and rustic stilt houses of Mai Chau
• Strolling along the rolling hills of Hoa Lu

Did you know?

• Vietnam is the second largest coffee and rice producer in the world, and the largest exporter of black pepper and cashew nuts.
• Vietnamese consists of six tones, with the meaning of certain words varying on your pronunciation of them.
• In Northern Vietnam sits Sapa, where during a summer’s day you can potentially experience all the four seasons in just one day.

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