Vibrant Vietnam

Vietnam is experiencing something of a renaissance, and has become the must-see destination for most people visiting Southeast Asia. From the modern Ho Chi Minh City in the south, and the beautiful resort area of central Vietnam, to the lush mountainous area of the north, it all adds up to a fascinating destination.
Vietnam’s location in Indochina has bestowed it with some of the most beautiful countrysides in Southeast Asia. The long, slim, curving country is know for its stunning karst mountains, verdant rice fields carved into hillsides, deserts, booming cities, and the beautiful Ha Long Bay. No visit would be complete without stopping in each of the wildly different regions from north to south. And bring your appetite.
Vietnam surprises a lot of first-time visitors. They often tell me that they had no idea the country was so different from north to south. Even though the country is ‘whole’ again, the regional differences remain. The large city of Ho Chi Minh (ex-Saigon), clings to its war-era past, with monuments everywhere, while it races forward into the future with a booming construction plan. The deep south has ultra luxury resorts, and beaches you won’t want to leave.

The central part of the country, is far more ready to make the best use of their natural resources, and welcome visitors to explore their beaches, golf courses, and UNESCO-listed heritage towns.

And in the north, where it’s more lush, and more mountainous, the big takeaway for most people is simply how beautiful it is. With terraced rice fields, towering karst peaks, and traditional hill tribes, it’s a photographer’s dream location. Hanoi, the capital, with 1000+ years of existence, is fascinating on its own, and you can easily spend a week there, and never get enough.

Plan for at least a week, and depending on how many locations you want to see, maybe as many as 10 or 14 days.

As always, the length of the journey is your call, since it’s your private tour.


Vietnam's Natural Wonders

Vietnam's Natural Wonders

• Ha Long Bay
• Ninh Binh and Sapa terraced rice fields
• Red and white deserts of Mui Ne
• Son Doong cave system
• Giang Dien falls

Vietnam's Cultural Visuals

Vietnam's Cultural Visuals

• Hoi An Ancient Town
• Hill tribes of Sapa
• Ha Long Bay

Architectural Marvels

Architectural Marvels

• Hue Citadel
• Hanoi’s Temple of Literature
• Eiffel’s post office
• Landmark and Bitexco towers in HCMC
• Bridge Hands near Da Nang

UNESCO World Heritage sites

UNESCO World Heritage sites

• 5 cultural sites
• 2 natural sites
• 1 mixed site

When to Travel to Vietnam

Vietnam is a long, slender country, and the climate is quite different from north to south. At over 1600 kms long, it goes from a temperate climate in the north, to a tropical climate in the south, with everything in between.

March and April are the months that provide the best chance of good weather through the entire country. If you have specific dates in mind, please let us know.

•  North – March/April and September to November are best

•  Central – September to February is wet, while March to August is dry, with July and August warm & sunny

•  South – weather is usually good most of the year, with the dryer season running from December to May, and the wetter season running from June through November

Combines Nicely With...

If you’re thinking of combining a visit to Vietnam with a visit to another country, you should consider:


Maybe consider combining your
trip to Vietnam with a trip to Cambodia.
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