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Vietnam Holidays

Vietnam is a country of delicious food,  magnificent hotels and unquestionably friendly people.

A holiday to Vietnam is all about variety – combining culture, friendly people and beautiful landscapes.

Vietnam also offers fabulous hotels which reflect the culture and architecture of each region and some superb beach resorts to unwind at the end of your trip. The food, even in the simplest of restaurants, is divine.

Small Boat on the Mekong, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Rural waterway in Vietnam

What to expect on your Vietnam holiday

There are five major regions in Vietnam. The northern highlands, which form a ring around the second region, the Red River Delta, the Truongson Mountain range, the central coastal strip and finally the Mekong Delta. With over 1,800 miles of coastline, you will find very different weather patterns from north to south at different times of the year.

The further north you travel, the more authentic the feel, with thousands of bicycles, women wearing the traditional ao dai and delicious street food for which the area is famous. It is also in the north that the French influence is most noticeable, particularly in the architecture of old Hanoi.


A selection of activities and experiences you could consider including in your holiday to Vietnam.

Train and railway on Hai Van pass, Bach Ma mountain, Hue, Vietnam

The Vietage Train

Board The Vietage train, travelling in the Anantara Hotel & Resorts private carriage, and embark on a beautiful and pampering six hour train journey through rural Vietnam, between Danang and the Bay of Quy Nhon. Enjoy a sumptuous meal and even a spa treatment, or just relax and watch as paddy fields and water buffalo give way to mountains and beach life.

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Market, Vietnam

Dong Ba Market

Explore the hundreds of stalls at Dong Ba market in Hue, selling everything from household items to fresh produce and handicrafts.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Spring Rolls, Vietnam

Vietnamese Cooking Class

Learn how to cook in true Vietnamese style on a cookery class in any one of the countries main cities.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Outdoor Top Deck Plunge Pool, Aqua Mekong, Mekong Delta, South East Asia

Cruise the Mekong Delta

Take a luxury cruise on the Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia.

Suggested cruise

Silhouetted couple sat on the banks of the Mekong at sunset with their bikes.

Explore By Bike

Travel by two wheels among the villages, farming landscapes and waterways of rural Vietnam.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Vietnamese booking in a traditional wooden boat on the Thu Bon River in Hoi An at sunrise.

Cruise the Thu Bon River

Depart Hoi An on a sunset cruise along the Thu Bon River.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Hilltribe Women, Sapa, Vietnam

Visit Vietnamese Communities

Trek in the northern hills and visit the minority tribes.

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay Cruise

Cruise through the emerald waters and limestone karsts peaks of Halong Bay.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Cu Chi Tunnels

Take a tour through the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the war.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Tomb of Khai Dinh, Hue, Vietnam

Hue Architecture

Discover the amazing architecture of Hue with its 18th century citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda and tomb of Khai Dinh.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Halong Bay

Halong Bay by Air

Reach Halong bay by seaplane, saving hours of road travel and incorporating a scenic flight over this World Heritage Site.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Halong Bay & Red River Experience with Steppes Travel

Explore Vietnam

  • Hanoi
  • Halong Bay
  • Hue
  • Hoi An
  • Nah Trang
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Mekong Delta

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list.

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Paul Craven

Paul is the Conde Nast Traveller chosen Specialist for Central Asia and the Silk Route.

Being from a family with Army connections I can from an early age remember travelling. From camping in Europe and then later being sent to boarding school when we lived in Germany at the age of eight, complete with shorts, long socks, a cap and my suitcase. In appearance not too dissimilar to the children evacuated to the countryside during the blitz.

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