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Vietnam trip ideas

Vietnam trip ideas

All of the itinerary ideas below can be tailored just for you

Vietnam was Audley’s first destination, and our passion for the country remains strong, with our specialists continuing to seek out the best accommodation, guides and excursions to ensure your trip creates life-long memories. Our itinerary ideas include both the country's main cities and sights as well as less visited places such as central Vietnam, the idyllic islands of Phu Quoc or Con Dao, bustling markets, colourful hill tribes and incredible scenery. Use these travel suggestions as a starting point as you plan your holiday and we can then tailor each one to your own interests and preferences.

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Ideas for your trip to Vietnam

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Vietnam, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

Exploring the Mekong and Angkor Wat

  • Cruise through the lush Mekong Delta region and visit the floating markets.

  • Watch the sunrise stream through the giant creeper fig trees at Ta Prohm.

  • Soak up the atmosphere of Saigon.

  • Learn about Cambodia's modern and ancient history in Phnom Penh.

14 Days from £3,380pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Adventurous Vietnam

  • Take in the stunning Tonkinese Alps with light treks around the mountain town of Sapa.

  • Stay overnight in the world's third largest known cave, Hang En in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

  • Drive through Mu Cang Chai, one of the most beautiful road journeys in Asia.

  • Visit the Rhododendron Falls in Bach Ma National Park.

  • Spend time in the UNESCO protected towns of Hue and Hoi An.

17 Days from £3,685pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Hidden hilltribes of Vietnam

  • Immerse yourself in hill tribe culture unique to this region.

  • Trek through rice terraces to remote villages inaccessible by road.

  • Spend time exploring the colonial Old Quarter in Hanoi.

  • Admire the stunning mountain scenery.

16 Days from £3,735pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Northern Hills of Vietnam and Laos

  • Take time to explore the capital of Vietnam.

  • Enjoy exploring Mai Chau by bike.

  • Head out on a river safari in Nam Et-Phou National Park.

  • Trek amongst beautiful scenery in Nong Khiaw.

  • Relax in tranquil Luang Prabang.

14 Days from £3,745pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Highlights of Vietnam

  • Experience time in the capital Hanoi, and the vibrant city of Saigon.

  • Take a seaplane and explore the waters of Halong Bay by air.

  • Visit the UNESCO protected monuments of Hue and the preserved heritage of Hoi An.

  • Relax on the beaches of Phu Quoc.

16 Days from £3,970pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Cruising the Mekong from Saigon to Siem Reap

  • Enjoy eight days exploring the mighty Mekong aboard the beautiful RV Mekong.

  • Explore cosmopolitan Saigon.

  • Explore the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.

  • Spend two days discovering the incredible temples of Angkor.

15 Days from £4,200pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Discover Indochina: Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia tour

  • Take in five of Indochina's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Soak up the charming atmosphere of Luang Prabang.

  • Gain a new wardrobe in Hoi An with a visit to a tailor.

  • Learn about Cambodia's modern history in Phnom Penh.

  • Marvel at the scale and majesty of the temples of Angkor.

16 Days from £4,255pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Cruising the Red River

  • Begin your trip in Hong Kong where east meets west.

  • Explore the charming Vietnamese capital Hanoi where the organised chaos is perfectly contrasted by the serene temples and beautiful lakes.

  • Embark on a river cruising adventure through lesser visited parts of Northern Vietnam.

  • Visit the hill tribes in the spectacular Mai Chau Valley.

  • Sail on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay.

16 Days from £4,280pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Classic Vietnam

  • Explore the colourful hill-tribes of the Tonkinese Alps.

  • Drift among stunning limestone karst scenery on a traditional junk on Halong Bay.

  • Unearth Vietnam's modern and ancient history in imperial Hue.

  • Shop and relax in charming Hoi An.

  • Witness typical Vietnamese scenes whilst cruising through the Mekong Delta.

  • Explore the French influence in the bustling cities of Hanoi and Saigon.

19 Days from £4,450pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Culinary tour of Vietnam

  • Learn the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine with a series of cooking classes, street food tours and market exploration.

  • Sample some delicious food at local haunts away from the usual tourist options.

  • Discover regional specialities ranging from earthy ethnic Thai cuisine to Hoi An's famed White Rose dumplings.

14 Days from £4,525pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Central Vietnam's culture & coast

  • Explore the charming streets of Hoi An's UNESCO recognised Old Town.

  • Stray off the beaten track and visit a Co Tu village.

  • Visit Rhododendron Falls in Bach Ma National Park.

  • Unearth Vietnam's modern and ancient history in imperial Hue.

  • Relax on the idyllic beach of Lang Co.

14 Days from £4,740pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Family adventure to Vietnam

  • Kayak through stunning limestone karst scenery at Halong Bay.

  • Take time out to enjoy rural life in Ky Son.

  • Try out a martial arts lesson in Hue.

  • Enjoy a fishing trip in Hoi An, before a barbecue lunch on board the boat.

  • Shop and relaxing on the beach at charming Hoi An.

  • Scramble through the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels near Saigon.

17 Days from £4,845pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Following the Mekong: Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam

  • Experience the full flavour of life surrounding the Mekong in Indochina.

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Luang Prabang, Vat Phou and Angkor Wat.

  • Enjoy river cruising in Laos and Vietnam.

  • Explore the vibrant cities of Phnom Penh and Saigon.

22 Days from £5,670pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Grand tour of Indochina: Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia

  • Discover buddhist culture in Luang Prabang.

  • Spend a night on a traditional junk cruising among the limestone scenery of Halong Bay.

  • Explore the fascinating towns of Hoi An and Hue.

  • Barter at the bustling markets in the Mekong Delta.

  • Explore the incredible Temples of Angkor.

24 Days from £7,995pp

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Small fishing boat, Halong Bay

Dates available:

February 18 to March 18

Vietnam: Wonders & Waterways

  • Cruise around the limestone karst scenery of Halong Bay
  • Explore the capital city of Hanoi
  • Enjoy the stunning Mai Chau Valley
  • Visit the old imperial city of Hue, with its impressive mausoleums
  • Walk around the narrow streets of wooden merchants’ houses in beguiling Hoi An
  • End your trip in Vietnam’s flourishing southern city, Saigon

17 Days from £4,960pp

Prices are per person using economy class flights based on two people travelling together and sharing a room.

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Beach itineraries with a touch of exploration

These trip ideas, from our Hidden Beaches collection, are our answer if you’re looking to relax but still want to explore. Each itinerary combines time at one of our hand-picked beach properties with a few days spent either on safari, taking in a city, discovering the local culture or hopping to the next beach. These itineraries are just suggestions, and a specialist will plan your holiday individually.

Beach + City

Angsana Lang Co and Saigon and The Mekong Delta

Explore Saigon and the Mekong Delta before relaxing on a beautiful beach in a secluded location in Central Vietnam.

12 Days from £2,297pp

3 nights Saigon including breakfast & excursions, 7 nights Angsana Lang Co including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + City

Fusion Maia and Singapore

Discover the colonial heritage and Chinese, Indian and Malay influences on cosmopolitan Singapore before heading to central Vietnam to relax in a pool villa enjoying complimentary spa treatments.

12 Days from £2,483pp

3 nights Singapore, including breakfast; 7 nights Fusion Maia, including breakfast and 2 daily spa treatments. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + City

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai and Hong Kong

Discover one of Asia's most thrilling, spectacular and cosmopolitan cities, Hong Kong before enjoying beach time near to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An.

13 Days from £2,794pp

3 nights Hong Kong, including breakfast; 7 nights Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + Culture

La Veranda and Temples of Angkor

Explore the fascinating temples of historic Angkor before a relaxing week at the beach on Phu Quoc Island.

13 Days from £2,943pp

3 nights Siem Reap, including breakfast and excursions; 7 nights La Veranda Resort, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + Culture

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay and Hanoi

Explore Vietnam's capital city before relaxing at the stunning Six Senses property in Ninh Van Bay.

13 Days from £3,406pp

3 nights Hanoi, including breakfast and excursions; 7 nights Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

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Some of our favourite travel guides

Hidden Vietnam

Hidden Vietnam

When our Southeast Asia Regional Sales Manager visited Vietnam he discovered a hidden side of the country, working with the locals planting rice and exploring a secret weapons house used during the Vietnam War.

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