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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.

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

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

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Terraced rice fields cascade down the hills in Mai Chau.

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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.

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

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

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Local women enjoying a sit and a gossip!

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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...

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Southern Vietnam & Cambodia’s Ancient Kingdom of Angkor

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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...

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Chasing the Past in Vietnam's Cultural Heartland

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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...

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Travel East Asia in Luxurious Style with Aman Resorts

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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...

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

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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...

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Best-of-the-Best Luxury Tour of Vietnam

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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...

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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...

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Bonjour Vietnam… A Fabulous Food-lover's Tour

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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...

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Classic Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia’s Temples of Angkor

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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...

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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...

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Luxury Indochina… Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

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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...

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

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9 days from £3,950

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

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Pandaw Mekong Cruise... Vietnam & Cambodia

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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...

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Some of our favourite hotels in Vietnam

Paradise Peak ,
Halong Bay

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

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Four Seasons Nam Hai ,
Hoi-An

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

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The Sofitel Legend Metropole ,
Hanoi

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

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Amanoi ,
Vinh Hy Bay

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  Amanoi is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Beach Hotels, Top 10 Romantic Retreats and Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia. It also has...

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Six Senses Ninh Van Bay ,
Nha Trang

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

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Six Senses Con Dao ,
Con Dao

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

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Some of our favourite places of interest in Vietnam

Phan Thiet (Mui Ne)

Phan Thiet Harbour Luxury Holiday In Vietnam With Ampersand Travel

Lying to the North East of Ho Chi Minh City, is the charming fishing village of Phan Thiet. The area...

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Ninh Binh

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No tour of Vietnam should be complete without a visit to this fertile region. Located just 95 kilometres from Hanoi,...

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Con Dao

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The Con Dao Islands, located in the remote archipelago of the Ba Ria-Vung province, are an area of notable outstanding...

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Nha Trang

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The sun-washed town of Nha Trang, on Vietnam’s dramatic southern Vietnam coast emanates a Mediterranean feel reminiscent of the French...

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Mekong Delta

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By the time the Mekong reaches Vietnam, it has travelled from its source high in the Tibetan Plateau, through China,...

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Mai Chau

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Mai Chau is located in the mountainous province of Hoa Binh province, approximately 135 km north from Hanoi. Mai Chau...

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