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Our Vietnam holidays leave a major impression on our guests. How do we know? Well the torrent of feedback isn't just letters; we've also received poems, including an 18-verse epic from the Osterman family. As well as charting their diverse tour from cycle rides and helicopter flights to imperial feasts and tropical beaches, it deserves special mention for rhyming 'rubber plantation' with 'amazing vacation'.

Although less lyrical, other A&K guests' correspondence has been full of praise, particularly for our guide Pedro, who added an impromptu, superbly informative tour of Haiphong into an itinerary running ahead of schedule, and for Minh Chau, whose brilliantly clear historical explanations brought the country vividly to life for one client's young grandsons. They described their experiences as 'life altering'.
Positive feedback is always welcome, but we're not surprised. Although Vietnam has been a feature of our South East Asian portfolio for several years, we set up our own operation there in 2012 precisely to deliver our premium service standards on the ground. The guides are part of a crack regional team with excellent contacts, huge experience and the best vehicle fleet available.

Travel to Vietnam with Abercrombie & Kent and we'll show you a beguiling mix of French colonial splendour, dreamy landscapes and the extraordinary legacy of recent military conflict - we've even arranged for our clients to meet 'Uncle Nam', a war veteran who lived in the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels. You'll experience Hanoi's wide avenues and temples, as well as getting an expert introduction to its thrilling food; or float across the emerald water of Halong Bay among vast limestone pinnacles, and flop on the beaches around Danang.

And you're just starting. Our guides can take you to historic Hoi An and the imperial capital of Hue on the Perfume River, as well as the frenetic streets of Ho Chi Minh, and the southwest's verdant and vast Mekong Delta with its floating markets. There's another poem just waiting to be written.


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Useful info

Best time to be there

Regional climate differences mean that there is no best time; try September to December to avoid the humidity in the north, December to April to miss the rains in the south and December to March is perfect for trips to the Central highlands. Catch the Trung Thu Moon festival in September or October for traditional lion and dragon dances.

Fly to

Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi (via Bangkok, Hong Kong or Singapore)

flying time

Approximately 13 hours

time difference

GMT + 7 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificates if arriving from an endemic area

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Vietnam Offers

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Suggested itineraries in Vietnam


Classic Vietnam

Nights: 11 | from £3,135

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Quintessential Vietnam

Nights: 11 | from £3,185

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Life along the Mekong

Nights: 20 | from £7,470

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Vietnam Cycling Tour

Nights: 12 | from £3,225

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Highlights of Vietnam

Nights: 11 | from £2,125

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Indochina in - Depth

Nights: 23 | from £4,980

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Luxury Small Group Journeys - Images of Indochina & Angkor Wat

Nights: 13 | from £4,835

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Luxury Cambodia and Vietnam

Nights: 7 | from £5,545

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Culinary Tour of Vietnam

Nights: 11 |

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Vietnam Culture and Beach

Nights: 10 | from £2,295

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Suggested accommodation in Vietnam

Park Hyatt Saigon

 

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Six Senses Con Dao

 

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Sofitel Metropole Hanoi

Hanoi                                           

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The Nam Hai, Hoi An

Hoi An                                           

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Nha Trang

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Our top Vietnam offers

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Angsana Lang Co, Vietnam

Save from £340pp
Book a 7 night stay or more at Angsana Lang Co before 30th April 2015 and receive discounted rates and a complimentary room upgrade, dependent upon availability. Prices from £1,119pp when staying a Deluxe Room on a B&B basis, including international flights and airport transfers. Valid for travel from now until 22nd December 2015, excluding 19th - 24th February. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Banyan Tree Lang Co, Vietnam

Save from £1,075pp
Book an 8 night stay at Banyan Tree Lang Co before 30th April 2015 and receive two free nights plus discounted rates and a complimentary villa upgrade, dependent upon availability. Prices from £2,090pp when staying a Deluxe Pool Villa on a B&B basis, including international flights and airport transfers. Valid for travel from now until 22nd December 2015. Blackout dates apply. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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