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Escorted Tours and Holidays in Vietnam

A holiday destination like no other, Vietnam is an exciting mix of beautiful scenery, glorious beaches and fascinating history, not to mention the amazing food. It’s a wonderfully diverse country that offers you so many unique experiences, adventures and escorted tours, regardless of your travel personality and budget.

One of the most famous areas in Vietnam is Halong Bay, a treasured UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s best known for its turquoise waters and maze of small limestone islands. When it comes to exploring this part of Vietnam, we recommend you choose an escorted tour that includes a junk boat cruise around the bay to enable you to get closer to the towering islands and mysterious caves.

Another area to add to your Vietnam holiday bucket list is Hoi An, an atmospheric riverside town that caters to all travellers and is home to temples, ancient homes and a lively gastronomic scene. Situated on the coast of central Vietnam, Hoi An used to be a commercial port and is now a well-preserved town with its own silk village, buzzing markets, tempting cafes and over 800 historic buildings.

If you like ancient capitals, travel to the banks of the Red River to discover the busy streets of Hanoi and to find pagodas, unique museums and colonial buildings. In addition to being jam-packed with architectural gems, Hanoi is loved for its delectable cuisine, cultural diversity and amazing nightlife. Although the traffic can be pretty hectic in Hanoi, it’s a fabulous place to take an escorted tour and explore the highlights on foot.  

Talking of bustling cities, you also have Ho Chi Minh City, a city bursting with energy and discovery. It’s the place to go for tasty street stalls, various boutiques, shopping malls and modern skyscrapers, as well as ancient temples, historic monuments and a thriving cultural scene. Formally known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City has an old world charm, yet it constantly moves forward and never stops dreaming big.

But your Vietnam holiday and escorted tour options don’t stop there. You can also venture into the orchards and paddy fields of the Mekong Delta, otherwise known as Vietnam’s ‘rice bowl.’ From riverside villages and floating markets to rice fields and wooden stilt houses, the stunning Mekong Delta offers you a glimpse into the traditional Vietnamese way of life. Alternatively, head to Sapa in northern Vietnam for a trekking adventure or rice-paddy escorted tour, or go to Dong Van in the Ha Giang district for breathtaking landscapes and mountain views.

 

Escorted Tour and Holiday Highlights of Vietnam

  • Halong Bay: No Vietnam holiday is complete without a junk boat cruise around one of the world’s true natural wonders – Halong Bay. There are around 2,000 islands in Halong Bay, so be sure to choose an escorted tour that allows you time for some island hopping.
  • Hoi An: A pretty historic town in central Vietnam, Hoi An is blessed with impressive architecture, tempting food and one of the best night markets in Vietnam. Walk around the well-preserved ancient town in the day and admire the colourful lanterns that light up the whole area at night.
  • Hanoi: Go shopping at Dong Xuan Market on the edge of the Old Quarters, watch a show at the Hanoi Opera House or visit one of the many interesting museums. With so many different attractions and escorted Hanoi tours to choose from, you really are spoiled for choice.
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Formally known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an urban oasis and a captivating mix of old and new. After visiting the sacred temples and fascinating museums, head out of the centre to visit the Cu Chi tunnels that were created and used by the Viet Cong soldiers during the war.
  • The Mekong Delta: Your Vietnam holiday must include a trip to the Mekong Delta, a region unlike any other in the country. Cruise along the canal with an escorted tour guide or trek your way through paddy fields and chat to the locals - the choice is yours!
  • Sapa: The home of beautiful landscapes and friendly people, Sapa is a picturesque town and a popular area with tourists who love hiking, trekking and biking holidays. It’s a mountainous region and an active destination with superb natural scenery.
  • Dong Van: Just north of Ha Giang is Dong Van, another trekking, hiking and mountain climbing hotspot where the stunning scenery will take your breath away. When here, remember to visit the old town to discover the local culture and cuisine.

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