At over 1,000 miles in length, Vietnam’s cities are as diverse as her culture and climate. The two main cities, elegant, ponderous Hanoi in the north and steamy, fast-paced Saigon in the south, could hardly be more different. But each is a clear window to the country’s colourful and extensive past.
The lengthy coastline features charming Hoi An, the untouched imperialism of Hue, and the enticing beaches of Nha Trang and Phan Thiet. To escape the tropical heat of the south, the former French hill station of Dalat nestles only a few hours from Saigon, and the stunning mountains of Sapa in the very north are easily accessible from Hanoi.
21 days from £2665* pp departs 29/06/2013
This journey delves deeper into both Vietnam and Cambodia for those wanting to scratch beneath the surface. Beyond the cities of Hanoi and Saigon, and popular World Heritage listed Halong Bay and Hoi An, stay with a hilltribe family in the upland valley of Mai Chau and race through the countryside on an overnight train south. Take a romantic boat journey up the Mekong passing through the charming Mekong Delta and into Cambodia for a magical experience of sunrise at the little-visited eastern gate of Angkor Wat. This is a journey of a lifetime.
14 days from £1440* pp
Discover more of Vietnam’s fascinating culture, charming locals and scrumptious food with a thorough exploration of this enticing country. Be engaged by living history and ancient relics in Hoi An and Hue, and the thriving culture of Saigon and Hanoi, then savour the luxury of time to unwind at Vietnam’s stunning beaches and the picturesque hill station of Dalat. Experience the complexity of the country from the bustling cities and rural villages, to the glistening beaches and soaring mountains.