Central Vietnam and Beaches

From alluring historic cities to dazzling beaches, from rich and luminous national parks to the enchanting tea and coffee growing districts of the central highlands, central Vietnam is undoubtedly a richly rewarding part of the country. Best visited mid-January to late August, the area enjoys a different climate from the rest of Vietnam, making it a good stop for families in the school vacations.

Perched on the Perfume River, Hue (pronounced ‘Hway’), is one of Vietnam’s most engaging cities, particularly for history enthusiasts. It was the national capital between 1802 and 1945 and exudes a gracious air owed to its fine buildings, crumbling citadel walls and royal lifestyle that still drives local culture today. Further south you’ll find Hoi An; an essential stop in Vietnam.

Hoi An is UNESCO protected and has therefore fortunately escaped vigorous development found elsewhere in parts of Southeast Asia. The city enjoys a deft fusion of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and French architecture and its culinary scene ranks among the best in the country. It’s easily one of the most charming towns in Southeast Asia. Nearby Danang and its surroundings are glittering golden beaches and the base for some of the country’s finest resorts such as the Nam Hai and Fusion Maia.

A little further south you will find the central highlands that are home to many hill-tribe communities and the town of Dalat, the area was the base for Saigon’s elite during the French colonial era.

Last but not least is Nha Trang; home to some of Vietnam’s most exclusive hotels such as Amanoi and Six Sense Ninh Van Bay, this is a fantastic option for those in search of a remote and luxurious break.

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Classic Vietnam

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang & Saigon

A wonderful introduction to this beautiful country, full of charm and diversity. Visit Vietnam’s current capital, ancient capital and former capital along with the UNESCO protected areas of Halong Bay and Hoi An town, before indulging in a generous helping of relaxation time on the beach in this perfect two week tour of Vietnam’s highlights.

Best for: Honeymoon

Grand Tour of Indochina

Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Hanoi & Hoi An

This enchanting journey takes in the best of Indochina, in style. Spend four nights cruising along the Mekong for a unique perspective of Vietnam and Cambodia, explore Angkor Wat with our finest guides, unwind in idyllic Luang Prabang and end up on Vietnam's glorious coastline to relax and unwind near the authentic town of Hoi An.

Best for: Couples, Culture, Family, Teenagers

Highlights of Central Vietnam

Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang

A fantastic 10-day trip around Vietnam’s stunning central coast, with plenty of opportunities to explore the local culture. This vacation is perfect for couple but also works well for families with children over the age of 12. It is a great option for an Easter or summer beach vacation with a taste of Vietnamese culture.

Best for: Beach, Culture, Diving, Honeymoon

Indochina in Ultimate Luxury

Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Hoi An, Vinh Hy Bay

Take a journey through some of the most evocative parts of Indochina, exploring the ancient temples of Angkor in Siem Reap, the charming small town of Luang Prabang in the heart of Laos, and the stunning central coast of Vietnam, staying at the most spectacular properties in each destination.

Best for: Adventure, Beach, Couples, Honeymoon

China and Vietnam in Style

Beijing, Xian, Shanghai & Nha Trang

This enriching journey includes bucket list musts in China, including Beijing, Xian and Shanghai along with Vietnam's glorious central coastline providing the perfect combination of history, culture and beach time to end. China and Vietnam is an uncommon combination but one that works brilliantly, especially if you like to have some downtime to end...

Best for: Culture, Honeymoon

Best of Indochina

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Champasak, Luang Prabang

Take in this classic route around the most famous locations in Indochina at a fast pace, making the most of every second with action-packed days exploring the finest sights alongside your private guide, and staying in the most luxurious hotels as you visit three countries in just two weeks.

Culinary Vietnam

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City

This Far Eastern adventure offers you the chance to explore the vibrant culture of Vietnam with a strong focus on food. Discover egg-coffee in a crumbling Hanoian coffee house, take a cooking class floating on Halong Bay, sample royal cuisine in Hue and delve into the thronging morning markets of Ho Chi Minh City in search of freshly baked bread.

Best for: Beach, Couples, Culture, Cruise

Honeymoon to Cambodia and Vietnam

Siem Reap, Da Nang, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Phu Quoc, Ho Chi Minh City

Experience the romance of the East with this exciting adventure-honeymoon to Cambodia and Vietnam. Explore the crumbling ruins of Angkor Wat, stroll along cobbled streets lined with colorful paper lanterns, stargaze among the dramatic scenery of Halong Bay, toast one another in a vibrant roof bar in Ho Chi Minh City and unwind on the unspoiled...

Best for: Couples, Honeymoon, Beach, Culture

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