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Vietnam holidays take in the best sites & off the beaten track places from Hanoi & hilltribe villages to cruising along the Mekong Delta. All our Vietnam holidays are provided by operators committed to supporting local people & the environment.

Vietnam holidays
Vietnam hill tribe trek and homestay
The perfect combination of trek and culture in Vietnam, from US $219 (3 days) ex flights
Vietnam adventure holiday
A comprehensive north to south exploration , from £1799 - £2399 (16 days) inc UK flights
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh holiday in Vietnam
Capture the spirit of Vietnam on this compact adventure, from £488 - £730 (10 days) ex flights
Hanoi to Sapa holiday in Vietnam
A small group tour through enchanting northern Vietnam., from £590 - £725 (6 days) ex flights
Vietnam holidays, tailor made
Tailor made Vietnam holidays., from US $2183 (14 days) ex flights
Vietnam holiday
Tour and learn about this beautiful destination, from £807 - £1160 (20 days) ex flights
Laos and Vietnam holiday, Luang Prabang to Hanoi
Remote and rarely visited Northern Laos and Vietnam, from £2280 - £2480 (15 days) inc UK flights
Vietnam cuisine tour
Vietnam's highlights & sights with a culinary twist., from £1495 - £2085 (12 days) ex flights
Halong Bay cruises, 2 day cruise, Vietnam
See spectacular Halong & Bai Tu Long Bay, from US $190 (2 days) ex flights
Vietnam small group holiday, a food adventure
Exotic 2 week culinary and cultural tour of Vietnam., from £1046 - £1305 (12 days) ex flights
Honeymoon in Vietnam
A touch of romance with time to relax., from US $1694 (15 days) ex flights
Mekong Delta cycling tours, 3 days
Experience Mekong river life, from US $258 (3 days) ex flights
Vietnam small group cycling holiday
The best of Vietnam on two wheels , from £1989 - £2379 (16 days) inc UK flights
Vietnam culture and beach holiday
A tour of two halves, culture and beach relaxation., from US $1284 (11 days) ex flights
Tailor made family holiday in Vietnam
Family fun in Vietnam., from US $1482 (12 days) ex flights
Off the beaten track holiday in Vietnam
Get close to the remote ‘hill-tribe’ culture., from US $3008 (15 days) ex flights
Sea kayaking in Halong bay, Vietnam
Kayak amongst the limestone karsts, from US $1780 (6 days) ex flights
Indochina holiday, Hanoi to Bangkok via Angkor
Awesome adventure through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, from £920 - £1005 (22 days) ex flights
Cambodia & Vietnam tailormade tours
Customise your own trip into the magic of Cambodia and Vietnam, from £1950 (20 days) ex flights
Indochina small group overland tour
Discover the mysticism, history and ancient traditions of SE Asia, from £1815 - £1925 (40 days) ex flights
Highlights of Vietnam holiday
A quality small group tour through Vietnam's highlights., from £1195 - £1675 (10 days) ex flights
Classic Laos & Vietnam tour, off the beaten track
A classic tour of Laos and Vietnam, from US $2250 (15 days) ex flights
Vietnam tailor made holiday, the North West
Discover the distinctive northwestern region of Vietnam, from £890 - £1150 (11 days) ex flights
Hanoi to Saigon tour in Vietnam
Sail through limestone karsts aboard a traditional junk, from £649 (10 days) ex flights

144 reviews for Vietnam holidays4 star overall rating

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Laos and Vietnam holiday, Luang Prabang to Hanoi
Memorable parts? Visiting a cave which had become a shrine due to a tragedy that happened there during the Vietnam war.....the place was thickly populated by the most incredible butterflies it was a deeply spiritual and moving experience. Our guides were lovely kind thoughtful and patient Tips? Don't bring too many clothes you won't need them and laundry can be done easily and cheaply in Laos and Vietnam Local benefits? Yes we were pretty Eco and ate with locals everywhere... (more)simone plaut
From £2280 - £2480 including UK flights
Honeymoon in Vietnam
Highlights of the trip were 5 days at the fantastic Mango Bay resort on Phu Quoc Island and trekking / homestay in Pu Luong National Park. The tour operator, were excellent and extremely well organised. (more)Rachel Baldry
11/10 mark. Just perfect! All of it was amazing, wandering around all Vietnam was an unforgettable experience. (more)Stathis Nikolaou
From US $1694 excluding flights
Off the beaten track holiday in Vietnam
Excellent in all ways. Ms. Thanh Ha of the operator’s Saigon office provided detailed information and reminders, and she met us in Saigon to make sure everything was as we hoped. (more)Sandy Snyder
Eating and experiencing the beauty of Vietnam was the most memorable part...Brilliant. Wouldn't hesitate in doing it again and recommending to anyone wanting some happy healing holiday happenings. (more)Anita Lowe
From US $3008 excluding flights
Vietnam culture and beach holiday
It was excellent. I would definitely recommend this sort of tour for a first visit. We had never had a guide or arranged tour before so it really made the difference knowing that tours had been prepaid and pick ups and cars had been pre arranged. (more)Val Bodington
Both the visit to the Cu Chi tunnels and the day on the Mekong Delta was the most memorable. (more)Emma Miller
From US $1284 excluding flights
Indochina overland holiday
Memorable parts? An excellent way to see Indochina - airport to airport guided tour - with everything taken care of - excursions, hotels, transport, etc. The people are amazingly friendly, the scenery is superb, all very refreshing. Halong Bay and Angkor Wat stick out just a bit above the rest of the places we visited. Tips? There is no hard walking or trekking - but you still need to be reasonably fit to climb mountainside steps, and squat walk thru small tunnels - if you want. Local... (more)Vinod Mehta
From £2999 - £3439 including UK flights
Indochina small group overland tour
Memorable parts? Gosh! All of it! It was an amazing 40 day adventure but I particularly enjoyed watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat in Cambodia, kayaking around Halong Bay in Vietnam and the stunning scenery of Laos and in particular watching the sun set over the Mekong River in Luang Prabang. Tips? We were constantly on the move, which was very exhausting and at the end of the Vietnam trip (the 40 day Indochina adventure was actually 3 separate tours which I did not realise and... (more)Lucy Charlotte Brand
From £1815 - £1925 excluding flights
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh holiday in Vietnam
the most memorable part was the cruise in Halong Bay and the Mekong River outing (more)Chandra Kant Sharma
Best holiday ever!!! Had a wonderful group of people on the tour, aged from 19 to 70, singles, couples. We all got on really well and enjoyed spending time together. Riding round Hue on the back of a motorbike. (more)mary souster
Fantastic experience, would recommend it and would book another holiday with the operator. (more)Debra Hamilton
From £488 - £730 excluding flights
Vietnam holidays, tailor made
Halong Bay and Siem Reap were amazing, but there were lots of other lovely places and people. (more)Yvonne Chapman
It was excellent- thank you for providing us with the introduction....The whole holiday was really good and I don't think one particular part was more memorable than all of them. (more)Carol Norman
I would recommed this trip very highly. The best part was the vietnamese people. (more)Bernard Butt
From US $2183 excluding flights
Vietnam holiday
The best parts were the old town and cycling in Hoi An. (more)Fiona Christie
The most memorable part was the home stay on the Meakon delta and the National Park. I also love kayaking and seeing the wild monkeys in Haylon bay. (more)Juliet Price
Cambodia - the temples of Angkor Wat are a true gem; Phnom Penh and its museums as well as the recent Cambodian history were heart breaking but very educational. (more)martina kocjan
From £807 - £1160 excluding flights
Family holiday in Vietnam
Our guide Hai was fantastic, he had lots of knowledge, had a great sence of humour and looked after us well. He really helped make the holiday as fantastic as it was. (more)Elizabeth Morgan
We were immersed in this really poor country, with the hint of past traumatic occupation and wars, and received the most generous opening of hearts from this 80% buddhist country. (more)Victoria Macdonald
From £1771 - £2239 including UK flights
Cycling holiday to Indochina and Angkor Wat
Excellent - thank you very much. All provisions and services were provided by locals and the relationship the guide had with them was obviously due to good relationships in place. (more)Ian MacEachern
I really enjoyed the experince. Getting to see three countries off the beaten track was an experience and we were all the time active on the holiday (more)Tom Mc Conalogue
Cycling in Thailand was the most memorable part. (more)Fon Atang
From £2079 - £2379 including UK flights
Sea kayaking in Halong bay, Vietnam
Memorable parts? Paddling through dark caves to hidden lagoons. We had them to ourselves most of the time. The guide had 14 years experience as a kayak guide and knew the best places, away from the crowds. On the last day, the guide took me to a cave and lagoon he had only recently discovered. I also enjoyed the meals on the boat. The food was fresh and delicious, especially the seafood. The young crew were also a lot of fun. Tips? Don't assume it will be warm. I went in... (more)Susan Pidgeon
From US $1780 excluding flights
Vietnam trekking & homestay tour
The best experience and vacation we have had. We loved the whole thing. (more)Colesie Sterling
The whole experience was memorable. Our guide was very good, the landscape was beautiful, the trekking was good and the homestays were and food were excellent. (more)Dinah Reed
Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall? The best we have had. Made all the more stress free by the personal attention of Ninh, our tour organiser (more)Stuart Mcneil
From £298 excluding flights
Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh holiday
Wonderful - important to note that the head of the company in Vietnam that arranged the tour rang to check in on me in Saigon which made me feel like a valued customer (more)Sara Geale
Amazing, simply perfect. And their integrity with money issues was outstanding. Which is quite rare with private package tour operators I later found. (more)Maha Almojel
The Jungle Temple in Siem Reap was the most memorable part of the holiday. (more)Steve Dalby
From £530 including domestic flights only
Reunification Express holiday, Vietnam
The most memorable part was the motorbike tour in Hue & overnight boat trip on Halong Bay. We stayed in lovely owned hotels & ate in family owned restaurants. (more)Samantha Rogers
The association with other travelers and meals were very pleasant. (more)Gayle Avant
From £736 - £945 excluding flights
Vietnam to Thailand, small group holiday
Memorable parts? All the tour has been exciting. Tips? Arrival in Saigon without any city visit is not so useful and could be avoided. Local benefits? Absolutely yes. Overall rating? (more)Terry Basilico
From £435 - £630 excluding flights
Diving & mountain biking in Vietnam
The food - absolutely delicious everywhere we went, even the meal cooked by our guide in a Tay minority homestead where we ate with the family and drank rice wine welcome shots. Phu Quoc Mango Bay resort - peaceful, eco-friendly, lots of options. The scenery - highlights, Mount Fan Xi Pan from Sapa and Halong Bay. (more)Diana Orton
We had a fantastic time and would recommend this operator to anyone travelling to Vietnam. The management of the tour was excellent. We loved Vietnam, from the food to the people to the places. There is much to see and do and we felt that our tour covered many of the beautiful areas in Vietnam. (more)Annalet van Deventer
Surviving the throng of motorbikes in the streets of Hanoi was the most memorable part. (more)Rachel Crossley
From US $2168 excluding flights
Vietnam heritage tour
Very good - not the best holiday ever, but a great break with some very funny moments. (more)Christian Barkei
We had a wonderful holiday, we were able to gain a good sense of the country and some awareness of the lives of ordinary Vietnamese people. (more)Janet Baseley
Most memorable: the superb efficiency with which every little component of the tour was organized. Everything ran like clockwork. Most ‘exciting’: simply waking to such wonderful views over the rivers in Hue, Hoi An and Saigon. (more)Paul Hudson
From US $1502 excluding flights
Vietnam tailor made holiday, North to South
Memorable parts? Trip to Halong bay Tips? When arriving collect your Visa BEFORE going to the passport control. Local benefits? I think it benefited local people as it brought employment and foreign currency to the country. Overall rating? Exceptional in some places, hotels in the city could be better. (more)Richard Mcleish
From £2495 including UK flights
South East Asia tour, Hanoi to Singapore
Snorkelling for the first time in Nha Trang (and second time in Ko Phi Phi!) was fantastic, jungle trekking in both Thailand and Malaysia was awesome...Outstanding - varied, educational and stacks of fun. (more)Matt Williams
There were so many highlights to this holiday which covered so many countries... Staying the night in a hilltribe village in northern Thailand, snorkling on the coral reefs around Ko Phi Phi, 4x4 driving, drinking tea in a tea plantation in the Cameron highlands...exploring great cities like KL and Singapore. Fantastic, but tough going at times! (more)Bridie Brittain
From £2421 - £2689 excluding flights
Halong Bay cruises, 2 day cruise, Vietnam
Memorable parts? Sitting on the deck of the Red Dragon 1 in the morning and watching the islands in Halong Bay go by. Tips? Do not select a second-rate company for seeing Halong Bay. I talked to other people whose experience was not as wonderful as mine because they missed the fishing village and being on a beautifully finished and equipped junk. Local benefits? Definitely. I saw the projects that were benefited, including the picking up of garbage in Halong Bay. Overall... (more)Sarah Schmidt
From US $190 excluding flights
Mekong Delta cycling tours, 3 days
Memorable parts? The outstanding bike ride from near Dalat to near Mui Ne. Tips? It's HOT in the Mekong Delta in March! I knew it would be and yet I wasn't really prepared for how hot it really would be!! Local benefits? I saw nothing that negatively impacted the environment unnecessarily. We stayed and ate in what appeared to be locally owned establishments. I do wish there was an alternative to the constant use of plastic bottles of water. I'm not sure what the solution... (more)Jayne Bradbury
From US $258 excluding flights
Vietnam adventure holiday
Memorable parts? So difficult to choose one thing. We did so many great things. Experiencing the New Year celebrations on the river side in Hoian was probably the most exciting and and enjoyable because of the colour, sounds and energy all rolled into one event. Tips? Travel light. Laundry services are cheap and easy to use. Use insect repellent to stop nasty bites. Get up early to get to sights before the crowds build up. Local benefits? We visited local people for several... (more)Kathryn Heirons
From £1799 - £2399 including UK flights
Luxury holiday in Vietnam
It was all highly memorable. We particularly liked our visit to a village outside Hanoi where we met with local people and were able to ask questions. (more)Alison and Paul Crowe
The tour operator is a superb company - highly recommended. (more)John Richardson
Excellent - very interesting, some spectacular scenery and great weather and people. (more)Mark Stamper
From US $6361 excluding flights
Photography tour in Vietnam and Cambodia
Memorable parts? Having Nathan Horton on the trip gave a very interesting slant to an already enjoyable holiday. Nathan had a flair for taking the group to places which were not on the tourist trail and this was very much appreciated. His photographic tuition was well worth the premium paid for this service and my photography improved whilst enjoying the country and the people - Boom. Tips? Just enjoy it. One tip is that Nathan does not hike at a leisurely pace and, as a resident... (more)John Martin
From £3100 including UK flights
Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi tours in Vietnam
Memorable parts? Much of the holiday was memorable, the madness of Saigon, the beautiful town of Hoi An, exploring Hue and surrounding countryside by motorbike, the wonderful Ha Long Bay, the delicious food......I could go on! Tips? Go with an open mind and you will not be disappointed with the experience of travel & living in Vietnam. If you are after partying and drinking lots every night this is not for you. Local benefits? The tour took the opportunity to engage with... (more)James Bolton
From £544 - £795 excluding flights
Vietnam adventure holiday
Vietnam was amazing. The trip really opened my eyes to a totally different culture. I have been to South East Asia before but I had not seen such poverty as that of Vietnam. Yet, the Vietnamese people were so happy & friendly and such hard workers. (more)Tamsin Wheeler
Countryside, Scenery, Weather, Food, Company were the highlights. It was a great holiday. (more)Safann Mac Carthy
From £1088 - £1470 excluding flights
Indochina tours
Laos is beautiful and the people are gentle and kind. Vietnam is crazy, hectic with stunning beaches and Halong Bay, Wow...Excellent. (more)Anne Honeyball
was one of the best trips I have ever done. We experienced all kinds of travel, visited many amazing sites and learned more in one month than most people do in a lifetime. The most memorable part was the homestay where we experienced what life really is for the locals who were so welcoming and friendly to us. (more)Sarah Beddow
I really enjoyed the relaxing river trip on the mekong, I loved the peacefulness of the journey and the fact that you felt like you were in the middle of nowhere, the stops were great and the local guide savatt was really friendly and knowledgeable and helpful. (more)David Conway
From £1841 - £2280 excluding flights
Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City
Excellent...Angkor Wat was the memorable part. (more)Elodie Maria Sube
Superb! Guide was excellent and itinerary was perfect. Sunrise at Angkor Wat will take your breath away! (more)Ian Young
An excellent holiday. A really wonderful guide who went the extra mile to show us the real Cambodia and give us an interesting and enjoyable trip. (more)Richard Moorhead
From £417 - £630 excluding flights
Cambodia & Vietnam holiday
I would definitely recommend this tour and intend to do another one with this company....As a single traveller I particularly appreciated the fact that all the other members of the tour were extremely friendly and easy to get on with. (more)Marian Jenkins
Loved cycling in Hoi An and seeing the locals and water buffalo in the fields. The cookery class was hilarious and memorable for all the right reasons. (more)Loretta Ahmed
Most memorable part of the holiday was...everything. (more)Jack Kitchener
From £1062 - £1290 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

Country facts for Vietnam holidays

Weather
The south of Vietnam is hot and dry, with mid-day temperatures up to 33°C from March to May/June; rainy from June/July to November; and cool and dry (the best time to visit) from December to February. In the central regions of Vietnam the North East Monsoon occurs from September to February. The north of Vietnam has winter (temperatures around 15°C), a hot and dry summer, and pleasant spring (March to April) and autumn (October to December) seasons.

Languages
The official language in Vietnam is Vietnamese.

Money
The currency in Vietnam is the dong (VND).

Time zone
GMT+7 (UTC+7).
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