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Recovered and offering some of southeast Asia's most impressive mountains.

A country known for a brutal war, Vietnam today has seemingly recovered and is in better shape than ever.

The northern mountain ranges offer stunning vistas of imposing karst mountains, while the cities have gracefully rebuilt themselves while preserving their history in some excellent museums.

Most visitors travel from North to South, stopping at Hue, Hoi An and Na Trang on the way to Saigon (now called Ho Chi Minh city).

Northern Hanoi has maintained a European influence from the French and offers a city filled with cafes, art galleries museums and temples. 

Explore the northern tribes on our Northwestern Vietnam itinerary, where spectacular mountains are covered by stepped rice paddies and the roads wind through deep valleys and the amazing Tram Ton Pass. Visit Sapa on the Chinese border to see the different ethnic hilltribes in their full colours.  

Southern Vietnam has a different atmosphere to the north, with a hectic Ho Chi Minh city and the lazy southern Mekong delta area.

Walk around the bustling markets or the sobering War Remnants Museum, then head out to experience first hand the Cu Chi tunnels and the unique Cao Dai temple, home of the unusual Caodaism religion.

Continue south to the Mekong Delta’s floating markets, scenes of daily river life and bright green rice paddies in the ‘rice bowl of the country.

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Featured Trips

Wayfairer offers itineraries to explore the northern mountains of Vietnam, the southern delta area and everything in between. To see the best of what Vietnam has to offer, our Wonders of Vietnam Holiday takes you from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city, exploring the beach towns along the way. For families, we have designed a tour that explores the fun and unforgettable side of Vietnam, while taking in the history too. Sleeping on board a ship in Halong Bay, and spending a night in a local homestay in the delta are favoured experiences for both children and adults.

When To Go

Like the rest of southeast Asia, Vietnam falls prey to the summer monsoon rains. The best time to visit southern Vietnam is between December and March. The rest of the year it’s incredibly hot. The north of Vietnam has cooler temperatures and in the extreme north of Sapa, it can get very cold (down to +5c) in December. Hanoi and Halong Bay are best enjoyed between November and March, and Sapa is most green in October after the rains. Don’t miss Vietnam’s New Year festival. For more information see our 'When to Travel to Vietnam’ page.

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Sleep overnight on the classic Bhaya Cruise ship and admire Halong Bay’s sunrise from the comfort of your own bed. The Victoria Resort in Hoi An sits right against the waterside, and while there is no beach, the hotel offers a generously sized pool as a substitute. The Nguyen Shack bungalows just outside of the Delta town of Can Tho are surrounded by nature, fruit orchids and near the floating markets. these ‘shacks’ are an adventure into another side of Vietnam. For honeymooners and luxury lovers, Hotel Des Arts in Ho Chi Minh city has a stunning rooftop pool bar, a glamourous lobby and chic, white rooms.

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