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Mai Chau Valley, Vietnam

Vietnam tours

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 tour 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 tour and we can then tailor each one to your own interests and preferences.

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Our recommended tours in 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.

  • Mekong River Delta, Vietnam

    Vietnam's Mekong Delta

    • Spend a few days navigating the mesmerising city of Saigon.

    • Explore the kingdom of coconuts, Ben Tre.

    • Enjoy two nights at a charming riverside lodge in Vinh Long province.

    • Discover the hidden charm and culture of one of the few remaining Khmer communities in Vietnam.

    • Journey along the Mekong and Bassac River on board a traditionally styled sampan.

    • End the trip in Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh.

    11 days from £2,800pp

  • Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

    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 £3,430pp

  • Hmong girl with Water buffalo, Coc Ly Market, Bac Ha

    Vietnam Adventure tour

    • 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 £3,750pp

  • Dao Lanten girls with their mother

    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 £3,995pp

  • Bai Sao Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

    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 £4,140pp

  • RV Angkor Pandaw

    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 £4,355pp

  • West Lake, Hanoi

    Classic Vietnam tour

    • 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 £4,530pp

  • Vietnamese Street Food

    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 £4,750pp

  • Hoi An

    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 £4,815pp

  • Kayaking, Halong Bay

    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 £4,935pp

  • Red Dzao Woman, Thanh Kim Valley, Sapa, Vietnam

    A tribal journey through northern Vietnam and Laos

    • Explore the frenetic Vietnamese capital and sample some of the country's best loved street food.

    • Journey through the rarely visited and strikingly beautiful Ha Giang region of Vietnam. Here you will explore the history and culture of the Dao and Hmong minority people.

    • Trek your way through Hoang Su Phi and Sapa as well as taking a cable car to the highest point in Indochina - Mount Fansipan.

    • Wander through the old battlefields of Dien Bien Phu and learn about Vietnam's greatest ever military victory.

    • In Laos you will take one of the most rewarding river journeys in the region followed by some time in remote Phongsali.

    • End with some luxury at Muang La Lodge and some time in UNESCO recognised Luang Prabang.

    19 days from £5,800pp

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Beach tours with a touch of exploration

These tour ideas, from our Hidden Beaches collection, are our answer if you’re looking to relax but still want to explore. Each tour 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. They are only suggestions though, and a specialist will plan your holiday individually.

  • A Beach Villa at the Fusion Maia

    Fusion Maia and Singapore

    Beach + City

    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 £2,485pp

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

  • Three Bedroom Beachfront Pool Villa, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An

    Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai and Hong Kong

    Beach + City

    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 £2,795pp

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

  • La Veranda Resort, Phu Quoc Island

    La Veranda and Temples of Angkor

    Beach + Culture

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

    13 days from £2,945pp

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

  • Aerial View, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Nha Trang

    Six Senses Ninh Van Bay and Hanoi

    Beach + Culture

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

    13 days from £3,405pp

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

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Vietnam family holidays

As a year-round destination you won't have to worry about taking the kids out of school to visit Vietnam. It's mostly malaria free and there are lots of activities on offer for all the family. You'll also be greeted with a warm welcome from the Vietnamese themselves.

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Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue

Vietnam’s imperial city: our highlights of Hue

Indochina specialist Georgina shares her suggestions for how to experience Vietnam’s regal city, Hue. Where to sample the freshest spring rolls, how to get hands-on in one of the many art studios, and which historical sites to visit to unearth Hue’s place in Vietnam’s imperialism and modern wars.

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The red sand dunes near Mui Ne are a popular spot for weddings, Vietnam

Honeymoons in Vietnam

The mighty Mekong River, fascinating hill tribes of the north, the epic scenery in Halong Bay... these are just a few of the reasons our country specialists recommend a honeymoon in Vietnam. Plan your perfect trip with us.

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Our top 9 experiences in Vietnam

A frequent visitor to the region, Southeast Asia specialist Will selects his top nine experiences from his travels across Vietnam. In a whistle-stop look across the country, picks include Saigon by Vespa, Mai Chau’s rice paddies and a secluded beach escape.

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Phong Nha cave

In focus: Phong Nha’s caving wonderland

Vietnam’s Phong Nha region is a honeycomb of record-breaking-size caverns, cathedral-like grottoes and subterrane rivers. Indochina specialist Georgia hones in on the best ways to explore the caves, from leisurely cruises to multi-day jungle treks.

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Luxury holidays in Vietnam

Vietnam is home to a range of properties that you can include in your luxury holiday. From boutique hotels with their French colonial architecture, to desert island hideaways only accessible by boat.

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Beach, Nha Trang

Vietnam's best beach resorts

Bounded by the warm South China Sea, Vietnam’s sandy beaches are equal to any in the region. Add to this a range of sophisticated beach resorts and the scene is set for a quiet break in understated comfort. Vietnam specialist Mark picks his best of the bunch.

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Flower fields in Sa Dec

Way down south — why you should journey deeper into Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

There’s so much to the Mekong Delta, you could spend an entire trip exploring it, trying everything from cycle tours to sampan cruises. Craig from our Vietnam team has curated a tour through the region based on his own experience.

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Fertilising the rice field, 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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Pho bo (Vietnamese beef noodles), a classic dish eaten throughout Vietnam

A food journey through Vietnam: bun cha to banh mi

Vietnam’s cuisine varies from being more salty in the north to spicier in the south. Country Specialist, Lauren, selects some of her top dishes and where to try them such as Vietnam’s national dish pho, bun cha in Hanoi and cau lau noodles in Hoi An.

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