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 4.76 out of 5 based on 182 reviews in the last year.
Vietnam Highlights, June 2016
Awesome experience, no stress with everything organised - transport, hotels - but still flexible enough to go our own way. Great group and great leaders. Got to see the real Vietnam
Review submitted 21 Jul 2016
Vietnam Traveller, July 2016
Most amazing holiday I've ever been on. Geckos organise a great trip which includes the best of Vietnam. Linh was an amazing, knowledgable guide and I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to spend the 11 days with
Review submitted 20 Jul 2016