Vietnam

Colourful markets, dramatic mountains, cosmopolitan cities, golden beaches – Vietnam enjoys the full spectrum and is blessed with an intoxicating mix of cultures and stunning natural beauty.

Start planning your Vietnam holiday by getting in touch with one of our travel experts.

Please call 01905 731373 or alternatively, you can email info@world-odyssey.com or enquire online. For inspiration, explore where to go, experiences, accommodation and itineraries…

Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi – Street Food Vespa tour

Vespa

One of our most popular tours in Vietnam is the fantastic evening Vespa excursion, where the tour launches into a street food adventure. Spend the evening venturing to favourite local eating spots where you will experience the nightlife the way locals do, all from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter.

Drive through busy streets and alleys to see the night life of locals and enjoy street food and drinks, places that foreigners would hardly venture to.

Ha Long Bay Cruise on a Traditional Junk

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Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, Halong Bay is a truly stunning seascape of over 3000 thousand limestone islands that rise out of the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Known within local folklore as ‘The Dragon Descending to the Sea’, the area’s tiny islands are dotted with caves, grottoes and beaches and the surrounding scenery of towering mountains and lush forests is one of Vietnam’s most dramatic natural sights.

The best way to explore the area is to relax on one of the delightful junks (boats) and float amongst this awe inspiring scenery.

Red Bridge Cookery School, Hoi An

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Visit Hoi An’s colourful market, where you experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas. Take the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients you will use in the cooking lesson.

You then board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely & scenic cruise along Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School.

Try your hand at some of Vietnam’s well-known dishes and after the lesson, indulge in the fruits of your labour over lunch.

Trekking in the Hill Tribe Villages, Northern Vietnam

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The far north-west of Vietnam is a world of towering peaks, lush river valleys and colourful hill tribes such as the Dzao and H’Mong scattered amongst the hills.

Sapa is reached by an overnight train or by car, thanks to the newly opened highway from Hanoi and offers the most dramatic and interesting trekking in the country. It is the launch pad for treks to see the various hill tribes and their villages. Each group has its own distinctive style of dress.

Vietnam is an all year round destination however there are many local weather patterns. Central Vietnam is arguably best between late March and August while North and South are favourable between November and March.

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Highlights of Vietnam

The 13 days highlights of Indo-China

A 13 day insight into this fascinating and dynamic country travelling the entire length to reveal Vietnam’s history and culture, French colonial architecture, fragrant cuisine and stunning nature before finally relaxing by a beach

  • 2 nights at the Caravelle, Ho Chi Minh City
  • 1 night on-board the private sampan Mango cruise, Mekong Delta
  • 3 nights at Apricot, Hanoi
  • 1 night on-board Ginger cruise, Lan Ha Bay
  • 2 nights at Azerai La Residence Hue, Hue
  • 3 nights at Boutique Hoi An, Hoi An

  (Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room with domestic flights and excluding the cost of international flights London/Ho Chi Minh – Danang/London).

 From £3996.00 per person

Highlights of this itinerary:

  • Strolling around Hanoi’s Old Quarter sampling the exquisite Vietnamese street food
  • Immersing yourself in Ho Chi Minh City’s nightlife on the back of Vespa
  • Cycling through Hoi An’s emerald green rice paddies and town’s alleyways
  • Slowly cruising through the lush Mekong Delta on a private sampan
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Vietnam off the beaten track

The 14 days highlights of Indo-China

An exhilarating 14 days’ tour through Vietnam focussed on its sublime natural scenery varying  from karst mountains, emerald green rice fields interspersed with winding streams to the languid waters of the Mekong Delta.

  • 2 nights at Apricot, Hanoi
  • 2 nights at Mai Chau Eco-lodge, Mai Chau
  • 2 nights at Tam Coc Rice Fields, Ninh Binh
  • 2 nights on-board Paradise Grand cruise, Lan Ha Bay
  • 2 nights at Boutique Hoi An, Hoi An
  • 1 night private sampan Mango cruise, Mekong Delta
  • 2 nights at Fusion Suite, Ho Chi Minh City

 (Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room with domestic flights and excluding the cost of international flights London/Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City/London).

 From £3708.00 per person

 Highlights of this itinerary:

  •  Cycling through the picturesque Mai Chau valley surrounded by limestone mountains
  • Leisurely boat ride through the classic ‘Indochine’ scenery of Tam Coc
  • Leaving the crowds behind on a 3 day cruise around Lan Ha Bay
  • Evening vespa tour of Hoi An to discover this ancient trading town’s culinary specialities
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Highlights of Indo-China Vietnam and Cambodia

This 18 days’ highlights of Indo-China is an enchanting journey taking in the stunning scenery, incomparable monuments, delicious cuisine, ancient cultures and vibrant soul of the region.

  • 2 nights at the Caravelle, Ho Chi Minh City
  • 1 night on-board the private sampan Mango cruise, Mekong Delta
  • 1 night at Victoria Chau Doc, Mekong Delta
  • 2 nights at La Rose Suite Hotel, Phnom Penh
  • 3 nights at Shinta Mani Shack, Siem Reap
  • 2 nights at Apricot, Hanoi
  • 1 night on-board Ginger cruise, Lan Ha Bay
  • 2 nights at Azerai La Residence Hue, Hue
  • 3 nights at Boutique Hoi An, Hoi An

 (Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room with domestic flights and excluding the cost of international flights London/Ho Chi Minh City – Danang/London).

 From £5180.00 per person

 Highlights of this itinerary:

  • Taking a slow boat through the Mekong Delta
  • Riding pillion on a dizzying vespa tour of Saigon after sunset
  • Cruising through the dreamy karst Lan Ha Bay landscape
  • Visiting Angkor at a slower speed and from a different angle
  • Learning just how to recreate that delicious Vietnamese cuisine

This is a suggested itinerary and all arrangements can be tailored to your specific requirements

LOCATION

VIETNAM KEY INFO

Visa

A Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required. Yellow Fever required if arriving from an endemic area.

Time Difference

GMT + 7 Hours

Flight Time

11.5 hours Direct

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