Vietnam has shone through, having previously been overshadowed
by popular beach destinations such as Malaysia and Thailand. Vietnam surpasses in offering a
diverse range of great places to see and quality places to go while
enjoying a luxury holiday here. Similarly to its neighbouring South
East Asian countries, you can experience buzzing cities and
pristine beaches, not to mention verdant landscapes and
Any one of the cities you fly in to will greet you with the
harmonies of city life, ceaseless traffic and strong aromas of
street food. The buzz of a Vietnamese city is almost unbeatable,
and we strongly advise spending at least a day or two in either.
Hanoi is vibrant and exciting with motorbikes and
scooters weaving in and around as you wander around in awe. The
energetic feel to the city is best enjoyed with a tour on a cyclo
(Vietnam's answer to an un-motorised Tuk Tuk), or a complete foodie
tour exploring all the street markets and meeting locals. Ho Chi Minh (formerly known as Saigon) is also alive
with activity and great for sightseeing on foot or by cyclo. Ho chi
Minh himself is even available to visit, in a mausoleum of course.
American War museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site is also housed
here and gives an insight into the country's history.
For a quieter pace of life, Vietnam's beaches are simple
stunning, if we say so ourselves. The portfolio includes the
southern beaches of Danang, Hoi An,
Trang and Phan Thiet as well as the Vietnamese paradise island
Con Dao. Aside from un-spoilt beaches, places like Hoi An are
famous for their tailors and fine cafes and restaurants. Halong bay
in the North offers a little something different than cities and
beaches with it its stunning limestone islets and emerald green
waters. Sail the waters in a traditional Vietnamese junk boat and
have a totally fresh experience soaking up the true beauty of
Vietnam, eating fine food, exploring caves and most likely taking a
LOT of pictures.
The south is rich in agriculture in the lush landscapes along
the Mekong Delta with rice fields and fresh fruit
farms. Food is a rite of passage in Vietnam and with the freshness
of local ingredient, a French flare and Asian flavours, the cuisine
is almost unbeatable.
The 20th century saw Vietnam successively fighting off the
French, the Americans and the Chinese, and it is now one of the
most appealing luxury holiday destinations in South-East Asia,
welcoming a new invasion - tourists, this time - with open arms.
Any luxury holiday to Vietnam will benefit from a well-planned
itinerary because geographically, the country is a long, narrow
strip of land, and there's a huge number places worth visiting but
spread across the nation, and that's where we come in.