Vietnam Banner 2
VIETNAM Phan Thiet 2

Find out more about Vietnam’s salt production in Phan Thiet. Once the water from the salt fields has evaporated, salt is painstakingly gathered by local workers.

2/30
VIETNAM Lang Co Beach Resort

Duck through the ancient gateways of beautifully preserved Hue to reveal original 18th century silk shops and Buddhist temples.

3/30
VIETNAM Ha Long Bay 2

Board an old-fashioned Vietnamese teak boat to explore the hidden beaches, lakes and lagoons of Halong Bay.

4/30
Rice fields, Vietnam.jpg

Terraced rice fields cascade down the hills in Mai Chau.

5/30
VIETNAM Six Senses Can Dao Condao Exterior

Set on a remote island within the Con Dao archipelago, the polished Six Senses Con Dao resort stretches across one of the best beaches in Vietnam.

6/30
Perfume River, Hue,  Vietnam.jpg (1)

Glide down the Perfume River (Song Huong) in Hue at sunset for a memorable evening.

7/30
VIETNAM Phan Thiet Local Villagers

A simple yet enduring scene and an iconic image of traditional Vietnamese life.

8/30
VIETNAM Locals

Local women enjoying a sit and a gossip!

9/30
VIETNAM Dalat

Exotic fruit are displayed at this bountiful market in Dalat, located in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

10/30
Hoi An Old Town, Vietnam.jpg

Wander around the Old Quarter in Hoi An to absorb its atmosphere and admire its merchant townhouses.

11/30
VIETNAM Laguna Lang Co Hoi An Lantern

Beautiful silk lanterns are emblematic of Vietnam and you will find them in markets in Hoi An and across Vietnam. Buy some to take home with you as an enduring reminder of your Vietnamese adventure.

12/30
Amanoi, Vietnam countryside.jpg
VIETNAM - Amanoi Vinh Hy Bay Vietnam 6

Amanoi’s sparkling white-sand beach on one of Vietnam’s most undiscovered and beautiful coastlines – Vinh Hy Bay.

14/30
VIETNAM - Amanoi Vinh Hy Bay Vietnam 8 (1)

Soak up the spectacular views from your private villa at Amanoi. The Pavilions are perched far enough from the sea for the passing fishing boats to be a distant romantic hum, but close enough to feel connected to it.

15/30
VIETNAM Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Presidential Villa At Sunset

Set on its own stretch of white sand beach away from the main resort, the vast presidential villa at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay offers assured privacy and an extremely high level of comfort including a spa treatment room.

16/30
Vietnam Six Senses Ninh Van Bay.jpg

Open-sided to sensational sea views, the stylish Water Pool Villa bathrooms at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay re-write the rulebook on rustic chic.

17/30
Vietnam Banner
VIETNAM Phan Thiet

Colourful fishing boats jostle in readiness for the day’s fishing, providing the vital ingredient for Phan Thiet‘s finest export: fish sauce.

19/30
VIETNAM Six Senses Can Dao Movies At Night

Chill out in a hammock, under a blanket of stars, whilst you watch your favourite movie at Six Senses Hideaway Can Dao.

20/30
Vietnam Banner 1

Discovering Vietnam's Halong Bay by boat is an unforgettable way to explore this UNESCO world heritage sight. 

21/30
VIETNAM Six Senses Can Dao By The Beach Interior

Feel the sea breeze, drink in the stunning beach scene and feast on the freshest seafood at Vietnam's island paradise, Six Senses Can Dao.

22/30
Vietnam incense.jpg (1)
Lanterns Hoi An, Vietnam.jpg (1)
VIETNAM Sofitel Metropole Hanoi 2

A historic hotel in central Hanoi, the Sofitel Metropole has a welcoming and colonial atmosphere and it is our top choice for a glamorous city stay.

25/30
VIETNAM Outside At Night

The glamorous La Residence Hotel & Spa in Hue evokes the Jazz Age era of French Colonial Vietnam with its distinctive Art Deco architecture.

26/30
VIETNAM Nam Hai Hoi An Pool Villa Private Pool

Villas at the Nam Hai come with sizeable private swimming pools and are only steps from powder soft sand on a picture-perfect beach.

27/30
VIETNAM Lang Co Beach Resort Laguna Lang Fishing Village

There is a unique skill in manoeuvring these woven fishing boats around. Of course the Vietnamese fishermen make it look easy!

28/30
VIETNAM Girls In Local Dress

Learn more about the fascinating Hmong tribes people of Vietnam and admire their intricate hand stitched clothing and unchanged way of life.

29/30
VIETNAM Floating Market Victoria Can Tho

See how the Vietnamese haggle and barter for fresh produce at the floating market in Can Tho – a real slice of Vietnamese life.

30/30

Welcome to Vietnam

This long sliver of a country provides memories you won’t easily forget – from your first bowl of delicious steaming pho to gliding past the mysterious rocky outcrops aboard a junk on Halong Bay. Busy cities from north to south provide a fascinating glimpse into Vietnam’s history, whilst islands such as Phu Quoc offer a stunning beach break.

This gorgeous country curves in a thin and elegant S-shape down the eastern side of the Indo-Chinese peninsula, stretching almost 2,000 kilometres from the Gulf of Tonkin down to the Mekong Delta, with an almost unrivalled run of sandy beaches. The northern Red River Delta is the cradle of Vietnamese culture and home to the ancient city of Hanoi with its combination of broad tree lined boulevards and narrow alleyways packed with goods. To the east of Hanoi, on the Bay of Tonkin, is Halong Bay, where limestone outcrops soar out of the morning haze to create breathtaking vistas. Along the northwest border with China and Laos, there are lush, mountainous areas such as Sapa where many of Vietnam's colourful indigenous tribes live. The mountains widen out to form the Central Highlands, often referred to as the backbone of Vietnam. The colonial town of Dalat is on a plateau in the highlands, surrounded by lakes, forests, waterfalls and an abundance of flora. Much of the coast is fringed with white sandy beaches, beautiful bays and fishing villages. Hoi An is a dreamy backwater port on the central coast, full of peaceful wooden shophouses, and further inland over the Hai Van Pass is Hue, the Nguyen imperial city. The beaches of Vietnam along Nha Trang, Phan Thiet and the beautiful island of Phu Quoc are perfect for relaxation. The Mekong Delta in the south of the country is the 'rice bowl' of Vietnam and is home to women in conical hats, floating markets - where fruit and vegetables are piled high on wooden boats - and brilliant patchworks of rice paddy. Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon) buzzes with energy; it is a city that never sleeps, where French colonial buildings and modern skyscrapers jostle for space. Vietnam is moving forward; the north and south reunified in 1986 and the government began to relax its rigid centralist control, although both regions still tend to preserve their distinct identities. Browse our suggested itineraries below and see how to discover the very best of luxury Vietnam.


Our suggested tours in Vietnam

A Family Adventure Holiday to Vietnam

VIETNAM Local Fisherman

14 days from £3,800

An active and fun filled adventure holiday for all the clan, taking in the very best of Vietnam’s iconic highlights...

View here

Southern Vietnam & Cambodia’s Ancient Kingdom of Angkor

CAMBODIA Siem Reap Raffles D Angkor Hotel At Night

12 days from £4,795

Go beyond the traditional tourist trails on this overland journey combining southern Vietnam and Cambodia. Begin in the bustling and...

View here

Chasing the Past in Vietnam's Cultural Heartland

Ninh Binh Vietnam 2

15 days from £3,750

Venture into the northern cultural heartland of Vietnam and discover her rich imperial history and diverse inland hill tribes on...

View here

Travel East Asia in Luxurious Style with Aman Resorts

Aman SEA Tour VIETNAM Amanoi Vinh Hy Bay Vietnam 2

17 days from £7,955

Experience the beauty of Southeast Asia on this 18 day tour while staying exclusively at Aman proprieties. Observe the brand’s...

View here

Grand Colonial Tour of Asia: India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam & Singapore

Grand Colonial Tour Of Asia 2

14 days from £8,490

Experience Asia's diverse colonial heritage on this 15-day whirlwind tour designed for those with an interest in the history and...

View here

Best-of-the-Best Luxury Tour of Vietnam

VIETNAM Six Senses Can Dao Condao Exterior

13 days from £4,780

Vietnam’s impressive roll call of cultural, culinary and natural highlights make her one of Asia’s most enticing destinations. She is...

View here

Meandering Down the Mekong... Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam

Meandering Down The Mekong Itinerary

21 days from £7,500

This is our ‘super luxe’ Mekong itinerary. Sleeping both on the boat and in hotels, you will experience four countries...

View here

Bonjour Vietnam… A Fabulous Food-lover's Tour

Street food scene, Vietnam (3).jpg

11 days from £3,990

This tour is ideal for food-lovers. Enjoy an expert-led street food tour of Hanoi, a cooking course in Hue and...

View here

Classic Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia’s Temples of Angkor

VIETNAM Street Scene Hanoi

13 days from £3,750

This is one of our most popular trips and constantly gets marvellous feedback from clients. It includes a very extensive...

View here

A Whistle-stop Tour of Vietnam

Whistle Stop Vietnam Itinerary 2

11 days from £3,950

Perfect for people who want to do Vietnam in under 2 weeks. You’ll take in all the highlights, including bedding...

View here

Luxury Indochina… Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

Luxury Indochina Itinerary 23

15 days from £5,650

This trip gives you the most luxurious taste of Indochina. Enjoy Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia’s best boutique hotels, including one...

View here

The Cultural Gems of Indochina... Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

The Gems Of Indochina Itinerary 3

9 days from £3,950

This trip gives you the perfect taste of Indochina in under two weeks. Despite travelling through three countries – Vietnam,...

View here

Pandaw Mekong Cruise... Vietnam & Cambodia

RV Pandaw Cruises Saigon Vietnam 3

12 days from £3,990

Ideal for people who like to cruise. Pandaw is not the only vessel that does this route; we have many...

View here

Some of our favourite hotels in Vietnam

Villa Song Hotel ,
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Villa Song Hotel, Saigon, Vietnam (6).jpg

Villa Song is a charming boutique getaway prefect for those seeking a quiet sanctuary away from the bustle of the...

View here

Paradise Peak ,
Halong Bay

Paradise Peak Halong Bay Vietnam Boat Cruise 35

In our opinion Paradise Peak is currently the most luxurious and well-run vessel cruising the stunning limestone islands and emerald...

View here

Six Senses Con Dao ,
Con Dao

VIETNAM Six Senses Can Dao Condao Exterior

True to the Six Senses philosophy, the Six Senses Can Dao is in a remote area of outstanding natural beauty on the...

View here

The Sofitel Legend Metropole ,
Hanoi

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Vietnam 5

  The Sofitel Legend Metropole is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Lux City Hotels. Built in 1901, the Metropole in the...

View here

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay ,
Nha Trang

Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay Nga Trang Vietnam 1

  Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Romantic Retreats Accessible only by boat, the site of...

View here

Four Seasons Nam Hai ,
Hoi-An

VIETNAM Nam Hai Hoi An Pool Villa Private Pool

Set along a one kilometre stretch of the famed China Beach, the Four Seasons Nam Hai's villas benefit from beautiful...

View here

Some of our favourite places of interest in Vietnam

Dong Hoi

Dong Hoi, Vietnam 1.jpg

The coastal city of Dong Hoi, long overlooked by visitors, is an up and coming destination and the gateway to...

View here

Vinh Hy Bay

Vinh Hy Bay VIETNAM 7

Vinh Hy Bay, near the Nui Chua National Park, is home to the exquisite Amanoi. A stunning eco-tourist spot, the...

View here

Sapa

Sapa Vietnam 2

The small market town of Sapa is perched dramatically on the edge of a high plateau, at approximately 1500 metres,...

View here

Hoi-An

Hoi An, Vietnam 7.jpg

Historical Hoi-An boasts grand architecture and a rich cultural heritage, with Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian and European influences. It is...

View here

Halong Bay

Halong Bay, Vietnam 6.jpg

Legend has it that when Vietnam first formed itself as a country, a family of dragons rose from the Red...

View here

Ky Son

Ky Son Vietnam 1

Located 55 km to the west of Hanoi, Ky Son is a timeless hamlet of the historic Duong Lam Village,...

View here

Client Testimonials

Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
Ampersand’s preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet booking age. They were a delight to deal with!
- Mr David Wallace, North India

From our Instagram

Beautiful #Bhutan has topped the @lonelyplanet #BestinTravel list as the top country to visit in 2020 🇧🇹🐉
.
Soaring mountains are blanketed with evergreen forests and dotted with Buddhist temples, valleys are sliced by glacial rivers and the piney air is delicious and clean.
.
It is already the world’s only carbon-negative country, and the kingdom is set to become the first fully organic nation by 2020, so it’s only going to get more beautiful 🏔 ✨
.
Travel to with us to Bhutan & discover its extraordinary natural beauty.
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
'Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever' 🙏
.
Today, 2nd October 2019, marks 150 years of celebrating Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. The celebration of Gandhi Jayanti is observed in India as a national holiday, where ceremonies and tributes are conducted across the nation.
.
If you would like to celebrate this special time of year in India, do get in touch and let us help you plan a trip for 2020. 🇮🇳
.
📸 @whatbaublenext_sam
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
🇮🇳Reminiscent of a French village, with its bright Mediterranean architecture and flower-laden balconies, it’s no surprise that #Pondicherry (or #Pondi) is nicknamed the ‘Indian Côte d’Azur’ 🇫🇷
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience 
#SouthIndia
✨Beautiful Udaipur✨
.
A pleasure palace built in the 1700s, the location for Octopussy and many a love story, @tajlakepalace is so magical, you can’t quite believe your eyes
.
📸 @the_adventuresofus during their whirlwind tour of India 🧡🇮🇳
. 
#AmpersandTravel
#LuxuryIsInTheExperience
As the year begins to draw in, here at Ampersand HQ we've been thinking about where our adventures in 2020 will be, but where will be yours? 🌍
.

Will it be on the soft white sand beaches of #Cambodia @songsaaprivateisland, indulging in the colourful cuisine of #Vietnam, rejuvenating at @vanajourney, #India, hiding away beneath the #okavangodelta or exploring the endless shrines and Temples found in #Japan...
.

It's never too early to start planning! For inspiration, get in touch with one of our experts today to start your 2020 adventure.
.

#AmpersandTravel
#LuxuryIsInTheExperience
Peek into the Himalayan Kingdom of #Bhutan & discover its extraordinary natural beauty with us 🇧🇹
.
Vibrant hues compliment earthy tones at every corner, especially within the hotly-anticipated #SixSensesBhutan lodges & at the beautiful @gangteylodge 🍂✨
.
📸 captured by @jamesjayasundera along his @sixsensesbhutan journey
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
A team of Ampersander's have officially landed in #Rajasthan. First stop, the Capital - #Jaipur 💗
.

Also known as the Pink City because of its trademark colour throughout, its hard to miss a picture perfect moment in front of one of Jaipur's landmark doorways.
.

For more inspiration and to follow the teams journey through the Golden Triangle, keep an eye over on our Instagram stories and get in touch if you want to begin your trip!
. 📸 @chrsschlkx
.

#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
#SriLanka has just been awarded the title of #WorldsBestIsland by @travelandleisure 🇱🇰
.
We couldn’t be happier that this spirited country is getting the recognition it deserves!
.
Travel with us to get under the skin of this spectacular country 
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
🇨🇳 Drift down the #LijiangRiver while touring #China with us to find yourself surrounded by towering karst mountains, mirror-still waterways and sunsets like this 🌅
.
#AmpersandTravel #LuxuryIsInTheExperience
.
📸 @joelsantosphoto

Let us keep you up to date

Sign up to our newsletter and never miss out on unmissable exclusive luxury experiences

Condé Nast Top Travel Specialist Award 2019
Condé Nast Readers Choice Award 2019