A picturesque and friendly port town with an old quarter dating back to the 15th century which seeps with charm, history and…
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.
Vietnam comprises five major regions, encompassing highlands, mountains, and river deltas. With over 1,800 miles of coastline, weather patterns vary significantly from north to south at different times of the year.
Undeniably, Vietnam is a bustling country, and deciding where to embrace the vibrancy and where to seek tranquility is integral to making the most of a holiday there. Vietnamese people live their lives outdoors, dining and socialising on the streets. In cities like Hanoi, we recommend immersing yourself in this lively culture. Elsewhere, we strive to highlight lesser-known regions where life unfolds at a slower, more peaceful pace, yet is no less beautiful.
A selection of activities and experiences you could consider including in your holiday to Vietnam.
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.
Explore the hundreds of stalls at Dong Ba market in Hue, selling everything from household items to fresh produce and handicrafts.
Learn how to cook in true Vietnamese style on a cookery class in any one of the countries main cities.
Take a luxury cruise on the Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia.
Travel by two wheels among the villages, farming landscapes and waterways of rural Vietnam.
Depart Hoi An on a sunset cruise along the Thu Bon River.
Trek in the northern hills and visit the minority tribes.
Cruise through the emerald waters and limestone karsts peaks of Halong Bay.
Take a tour through the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the war.
Discover the amazing architecture of Hue with its 18th century citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda and tomb of Khai Dinh.
Reach Halong bay by seaplane, saving hours of road travel and incorporating a scenic flight over this World Heritage Site.
Our experts have created and curated these holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something that is the spark for your unique adventure.
Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.
The Sofitel Metropole, a French colonial building, has stood proudly in the heart of Hanoi since 1901.
The Anantara Resort, found on the doorstep of Hoi An, is a smart, colonial style property. With 94 split level rooms, all with a balcony or terrace, a charming riverfront pool and a decor which is light and airy with a nod to the French colonial era. From the pretty shady pool, dining options which include a smart restaurant to relaxed poolside pizzas and an intimate spa, offer guests a comfortable and stylish option for Hoi An.
Offering a peaceful retreat with impressive views of Nui Chau’s boulder lined beach. The Amanoi is a stylish cluster of traditional Vietnamese architecture with a typically wonderful Aman twist.
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, this well located and graceful art deco building was once the residence of the French governor of Central Vietnam. With 122 contemporary rooms and suites with trademark art deco touches incorporating Indo Chinese flair, large tropical gardens, a riverside swimming pool and stylish restaurants and bar, make La Residence the perfect choice for a stay in Hue.
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