A diverse landscape of history
With its diverse mix of cities, immaculate beaches, paddy fields and rugged mountain ranges, it’s scarcely surprising that Vietnam’s popularity has been growing in recent years. Located in Southeast Asia, this small yet abundant country is packed full of spectacular sights and unique experiences. Our luxury resorts in Vietnam offer the ideal base to explore this eclectic country.
Ho Chi Minh, located in the south, is the country’s largest city. Situated on the banks of the Saigon River, its wealth of fine restaurants, superb shopping facilities and lively bars never fails to impress. You’ll also find some of the best 5 star Vietnam hotels here, from which you can tour the city’s many attractions, including the War Remnants Museum, the spectacular Jade Emperor Pagoda temple and tranquil botanical gardens.
Located in the north is Hanoi, the capital city, which retains a notably more traditional air with its colonial architecture and old-worldly charm. Be sure to visit the nearby Perfume Pagoda set among rolling limestone hills, and the spiralling citadel of Co Loa before enjoying a performance of the delightful Vietnamese water-puppets.
One of Vietnam’s most alluring landmarks is Ha Long Bay on the north coast, where you’ll be amazed by the sight of hundreds of jagged limestone outcrops jutting majestically from the sea. Take the time to explore the mysterious caves around Dong Hoi and visit the enchanting Cat Ba Island, with its profusion of coral reefs, mangrove plantations and evergreen forests.
Another must-see historical site is the Cu Chi Tunnels, created by the Viet Cong for refuge during the American War. Step back in time as you crawl through the winding underground maze before heading to the nearby technicoloured façade of the Cao Dai Great Temple of the Holy See. The My Son Hindu Sanctuary, with its crumbling temples and remains of the ancient Champa civilisation, is also not to be missed.
Beaches and nature
The glorious white sands and cerulean waters along the southern coast are a popular attraction for many who visit Vietnam. Nha Trang is one of the busiest resorts with its profusion of restaurants, cafés and bars. There are ample opportunities for scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking here, while other activities include the Vinpearl Amusement Park and Thap Ba Hot Springs.
The quieter Mui Ne boasts gorgeous stretches of pristine beach and rolling red and white sand dunes. From here, you can also travel to the fascinating Po Shanu Cham Towers and Van Thuy Tu Temple.
The Mekong Delta in the Southwest comprises miles of paddy fields, rich orchards and sugar cane groves. Give yourself time to visit one of the small villages scattered across the region where, away from the bustle of the cities, you can catch a glimpse of true Vietnamese culture. If you’re feeling adventurous, the north offers a marvellous wilderness of mountains and dense forests just waiting to be explored.
An indulgent holiday
Our luxury holidays in Vietnam can be tailor-made to suit your needs, whether you’re looking for an action-packed experience or something more relaxing. Why not get in touch with our team by phone or live chat to find out more?
where to stay
Banyan Tree Lang CoFrom...Perched between the East Vietnam Sea and the imposing Truong Son mountains, the Banyan Tree Lang Co is the perfect place from which to base your Vietnamese holiday. Conveniently situated between three of the world’s most astonishing World Heritage Sites; Hoi An, the citadel of Hue and the My Son temple, this luxury resort effortlessly attends to your need for relaxation and your thirst for adventure.
Sofitel Legend Metropole HanoiFrom...The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is a perfect example of the beautiful old French colonial buildings that can be found throughout the city of Vietnam. Built in 1901, in the wonderful former French quarter, this stunning hotel has moved with the times yet still retains its glamorous, elegant charm today.
Heritage Line Ginger CruiseFrom...What better way to explore the Red River delta than by cruise ship? The Heritage Line Ginger Cruise is a brand-new double-deck cruise ship that promises to transport you to a world of effortless luxury. Picture yourself making your way peacefully along the placid delta, through the striking Halong Bay, past emerald banks and blue mountains on your way to Hanoi.
Heritage Line Violet CruiseFrom...Hop aboard one of the Heritage Line’s most intimate ships for the Heritage Line Violet Cruise. Built in the traditional Asian junk style, this top of the range luxury ship is a great way to explore the extraordinary landscape of the Red River delta as you make your way to Hanoi
Six Senses Ninh Van BayFrom...
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay has spectacular views over the East Vietnam Sea and the mountains beyond. A 60-minute road transfer from Cam Ranh International airport will take you to the resort’s lounge, from where a boat will collect you for a beautiful, short journey across the bay to the resort itself.
Heritage Line - The JahanFrom...Created in the style of a colonial river boat The Jahan captures the elegance of a bygone era in conjunction with top of the range facilities for travellers looking to explore the Mekong River. Unwind as the cruiser makes its way past traditional fishing villages to UNESCO World Heritage Sites that are usually inaccessible and rarely visited by tourists. Explore ancient temples and take in the beauty of the verdant landscape as you go
Heritage Line - The JayavarmanFrom...Sauntering down the Mekong River, The Jayavarman river cruiser is named after Angkor’s most celebrated king and inspired by the art deco era of French rule. It effortlessly combines Asian and European influences in its design, its cuisine and its general aura.
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