Although Marlon Brando left his jungle citadel decades ago, Vietnam is still a pretty cool place – in fact, it’s probably even cooler.
If you haven’t travelled in Vietnam, you haven’t lived. This country is mesmerizing, intoxicating, mind-expanding and super fun. In Ho Chi Minh City, one of the highlights is the traffic. We kid you not.
Find a safe spot on a roof terrace and be hypnotized by the noisy ballet of motorbikes below. You can stay with local friends in the Mekong, cruise around stunning islands in Nha Trang and Halong Bay, get a new wardrobe in Hoi An and explore Hanoi’s art scene while munching on a baguette.
Vietnam is the kind of place you’ll leave relaxed, amazed, cuisinely satisfied, well-dressed and with a thousand tales to tell. Maybe more.
Vietnam travel highlights
Scoff a seafood lunch as you cruise through Halong Bay
Halong Bay’s coves, caves and limestone pillars have been formed by centuries of erosion. Yeah, science can be pretty damn cool sometimes
Have a sleepover with a local family in the Mekong
Who has a lovely bunch of coconuts? The Mekong River does! Cruise the tropical waterways and enjoy a cosy homestay
Visit the Forbidden Purple City in Hue
This imperial site is largely overgrown with jungle, but you can still see gaping holes left by bombs during the war
Vietnam tour reviews
Our Vietnam trips score an average of 4.77 out of 5 based on 186 reviews in the last year.
Vietnam Highlights, July 2016
The Vietnam highlights trip was well organised and gave us what I believe was a suitable time frame in each place! Take up all the optional activities you can to get the most out of this trip!
Review submitted 29 Jul 2016
Vietnam Highlights, June 2016
If you are considering doing this trip, don't hesitate! I had the most fun and the best group of travellers with me who all became friends. The overnight trains were good fun and this trip allows you to see what Vietnam is really about. Best decision I made to go!
Review submitted 28 Jul 2016