Activity Holidays in Vietnam

Overview

With white-sand beaches on it’s coast and a fascinating history and culture, there aren’t many countries where one day you could be trekking through lush jungle on the hunt for the largest cave on earth, and the next be dodging a sea of mopeds on the streets of Hanoi. In Vietnam however, these are examples of the huge variety of unique experiences and magical landscapes that await you.

Whether it’s kayaking to floating villages beneath the dramatic limestone islands of Ha Long Bay, or relaxing in a rural village as you watch the sun set over distant mountains, Vietnam captures the imagination of all who visit.

This is all before we’ve even mentioned the food.

Vietnam’s cuisine is one of the most wholesome and delicious in the world, as steaming bowls of soups flavored with ginger, chili, garlic and coriander picked straight from the hillsides are served up with succulent meat and vegetable dishes. Vietnam’s food is a reflection of the landscape, environment and culture: hot, beautiful, simple and vibrant all at once, and washed down with Saigon beer.

As soon as you arrive in this diverse and¬† beautiful country, you’ll fall madly in love with it. Its wildlife is so diverse, it’s culture so vibrant, it’s landscapes so addictive and it’s people unendingly warm.

For these reasons, over the past few years, it has become one of the most popular destinations for tourists across the world. But get under the skin of this country, and take the time to get off the beaten track, and you’ll be rewarded by the most incredible traveling experience of your life.

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  • Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh – Ultimate Vietnam in 14 days

    13 Nights Vietnam
    • Taste of bustling Hanoi with its busy markets and delicious street food
    • Discover the magnificent caves of Ha Long Bay
    • Visit the Imperial City of Hue and the ancient port of Hoi An
    • Experience the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh and the Mekong Delta

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    £2764 pp*
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  • 8 Day Adventure in Northern Vietnam

    7 Nights Vietnam
    • Explore Hanoi - busy markets and delicious street food
    • Discover the magnificent caves of Ha Long Bay
    • Visit Mai Chau and walk the Cham river suspension bridge
    • Stay in boutique eco lodges

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    £1209 pp*
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  • 8 Day Central and South Vietnam Adventure

    7 Nights Vietnam
    • Explore the city of Hue by guided motorcycle tour
    • Traverse the spectacular Hai Van Pass in an open top war-era jeep
    • Vist the ancient port of Hoi An and temples of Chien Dan
    • Experience the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh

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    £1197 pp*
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  • Local Trail Walking and Eco Retreat – North Vietnam

    9 Nights Vietnam
    • Explore Hanoi - busy markets and delicious street food
    • Visit Trang An UNESCO site and take a train ride to Hanoi
    • Enjoy a sampan boat ride and guided cycle tour
    • Stay at a luxury eco-lodge in Sapa

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    £2729 pp*
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  • 3 Days of Hanoi Like a Local

    2 Nights Vietnam
    • Deluxe Rooms
    • All guided tours included
    • Transport included

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    £458 pp*
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  • Hue Imperial City and Cooking Class

    7 Hours Vietnam

    Discover the Forbidden City and the Royal Palace in an old crumbling citadel, then turn yourself into an expert chef in ..

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    £100 pp
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  • Urban Jeep Tour of Hanoi

    2 Nights Vietnam
    • A unique war era open top jeep is your transport
    • Explore Hanoi - busy markets and delicious street food
    • Stay in a boutique hotel in the old quarter
    • Discover parts of the city most tourists never see

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    £255 pp*
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  • Rural Hanoi and Mai Chau Village

    1 Night Vietnam
    • This trip starts and ends in Hanoi
    • Stay in a luxury eco-lodge
    • Guided cycle ride to Mo Luong Cave
    • Get to know the authentic coutryside of North Vietnam

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    £504 pp*
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  • Hanoi to Bai Tu Long Bay

    5 Nights Vietnam
    • Visit Ban Gioc Waterfall - spectacular waterfall that sits directly on the border of Vietnam and China.
    • Overnight cruise on a deluxe boat in Bai Tu Long Bay
    • Visit Hua Ma Cave which is famous for its thousands of stalactites.

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    £742 pp*
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    • Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh – Ultimate Vietnam in 14 days

      13 Nights Vietnam
      • Taste of bustling Hanoi with its busy markets and delicious street food
      • Discover the magnificent caves of Ha Long Bay
      • Visit the Imperial City of Hue and the ancient port of Hoi An
      • Experience the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh and the Mekong Delta

      Price from

      £2764 pp*
      Take me there
    • 8 Day Adventure in Northern Vietnam

      7 Nights Northern Vietnam
      • Explore Hanoi - busy markets and delicious street food
      • Discover the magnificent caves of Ha Long Bay
      • Visit Mai Chau and walk the Cham river suspension bridge
      • Stay in boutique eco lodges

      Price from

      £1209 pp*
      Take me there
    • 8 Day Central and South Vietnam Adventure

      7 Nights Hue
      • Explore the city of Hue by guided motorcycle tour
      • Traverse the spectacular Hai Van Pass in an open top war-era jeep
      • Vist the ancient port of Hoi An and temples of Chien Dan
      • Experience the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh

      Price from

      £1197 pp*
      Take me there
    • Local Trail Walking and Eco Retreat – North Vietnam

      9 Nights Northern Vietnam
      • Explore Hanoi - busy markets and delicious street food
      • Visit Trang An UNESCO site and take a train ride to Hanoi
      • Enjoy a sampan boat ride and guided cycle tour
      • Stay at a luxury eco-lodge in Sapa

      Price from

      £2729 pp*
      Take me there
    • 3 Days of Hanoi Like a Local

      2 Nights Hanoi
      • Deluxe Rooms
      • All guided tours included
      • Transport included

      Price from

      £458 pp*
      Take me there
    • Hue Imperial City and Cooking Class

      7 Hours Hue

      Discover the Forbidden City and the Royal Palace in an old crumbling citadel, then turn yourself into an expert chef in ..

      Price from

      £100 pp
      Take me there
    • Urban Jeep Tour of Hanoi

      2 Nights Hanoi
      • A unique war era open top jeep is your transport
      • Explore Hanoi - busy markets and delicious street food
      • Stay in a boutique hotel in the old quarter
      • Discover parts of the city most tourists never see

      Price from

      £255 pp*
      Take me there
    • Rural Hanoi and Mai Chau Village

      1 Night Hanoi
      • This trip starts and ends in Hanoi
      • Stay in a luxury eco-lodge
      • Guided cycle ride to Mo Luong Cave
      • Get to know the authentic coutryside of North Vietnam

      Price from

      £504 pp*
      Take me there
    • Hanoi to Bai Tu Long Bay

      5 Nights Hanoi
      • Visit Ban Gioc Waterfall - spectacular waterfall that sits directly on the border of Vietnam and China.
      • Overnight cruise on a deluxe boat in Bai Tu Long Bay
      • Visit Hua Ma Cave which is famous for its thousands of stalactites.

      Price from

      £742 pp*
      Take me there

    Best Time to Visit Vietnam

    General

    Vietnam welcomes visitors all year round, offering diverse experiences based on your travel preferences. Whether you desire ideal beach weather, cultural festivities, fewer tourists, or a blend of these factors, selecting the perfect time for your trip is crucial.

    High season: July & August

    Best time to go for beach lovers

    July and August are the busiest months in Vietnam, especially along the coast, leading to a 50% increase in prices. It is essential to book the trip well ahead of time. The weather throughout the country, except the far north, is hot, humid, and occasionally interrupted by impressive summer monsoon downpours.

    Shoulder season: December-March

    Best time to go for visiting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

    Vietnam’s winter is drier than the summer, but it also brings colder temperatures. The northern regions can be chilly, while the far south enjoys clear skies and sunny days.

    For those who prefer big cities, the shoulder season is an enjoyable time to visit Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, offering reliable weather and pleasant temperatures. However, during the Tet festival (late January or early February), the entire country experiences increased mobility and rising accommodation prices.

    Low season: April-June and September-November

    Best time to go for exploring the whole country

    Vietnam’s low season occurs during the transitional periods from winter to summer and summer to winter. This time offers varying weather, with the possibility of splendid sunny days and occasional rain. It’s an excellent opportunity for travelers seeking to avoid tourist crowds or those planning to tour the entire country.

    Best Places to Visit

    Northern Vietnam

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    Northern Vietnam

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    Ho Chi Minh City

    A place where sleek glass skyscrapers clash with dingy market alleys, where one minute you can be in

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    Ho Chi Minh City

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    Hanoi

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    Hanoi

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    Hoi An

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    Hoi An

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    Hue

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    Top tips for visiting Vietnam

    Be open-minded – some people still associate Vietnam with the war. Many first-time visitors are very surprised at how much the country has moved on in the 43 years since the war finished. A lot of them also expect resentment and grudges to be held, but nothing could be further from the truth. The past is the past, and here in Vietnam, everyone is welcome.

    Check your vaccinations are up to date – sounds obvious, but make sure you’ve had all the up to date jabs for travelling here.

    Smile! – Vietnamese people are lovely, but might not always stop and help confused looking foreigners, like in some other Asian countries. So if you do ask a local a question, do it with a smile, you’ll have your question answered and the smile returned.

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