Explore Sapa and the area around this frontier town in the Lao Cai province in northwest Vietnam. It is one of the main market towns in the area where many ethnic minority groups such as H'mong, Dao and Tay live. Read more ...
Enter the Grand Palace via a secret doorway. Encounter one of the last masters of Thai traditional puppetry. Explore Bangkok through a unique rickshaw and walking tour. Read more ...
Highlights Cruise the emerald waters of Halong Bay. Visit cities full of French colonial splendour. Read more ...
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.
Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi (via Bangkok, Hong Kong or Singapore)
Approximately 13 hours
GMT + 7 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificates if arriving from an endemic area
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Book a holiday to Vietnam for travel in 2014, and we'll give you two tickets to the West End production of Miss Saigon. Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production, Miss Saigon, is making its highly anticipated return to the West End. Since its sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago, Miss Saigon has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world. Performance dates are either the 15th September or the 21st October 2014. Terms & conditions apply.
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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT VIETNAMOur 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'.
Suggested Vietnam Accommodation Offers
The 252-room Park Hyatt Saigon is centrally located at Lam Son Square, in downtown Saigon. The colonial styled rooms feature lavish bedding, rich fabrics, graceful colonial era...
Occupying a one kilometre space of white sandy beach and surrounded by vivid mountain landscapes, Six Senses Hideaway Con Dao is the ultimate in a Vietnamese beach getaway.
The beautiful French-colonial style Sofitel Metropole is located in the heart of Hanoi only minutes walk from the vibrant Old Quarter of town. Sofitel Metropole wonderfully combines old...
Boasting a spectacular location, the Nam Hai is a unique contemporary resort set amid lush landscaping on the tranquil beachfront of the China Sea, and only a short distance from the ancient historical town of Hoi-An.
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Jessica Andrews was amazing - can't praise her highly enough. Was absolutely delighted with everything from start to finish. Thank you!!
- AF, Portimao
Peninsula School Feeding Association
Aims to reduce short-term hunger and increase attendance of school children, with daily lunches for children who may otherwise not have a meal that day.
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