Explore Vietnam

Mark and David's verdict
Vietnam's temples, sampans, hill tribe villages, historic ports and breathtaking mountain scenery contrast with chic boutiques, fancy restaurants and stylish beach hotels. To get the most out of this fascinating and beautiful country, take a private tailor-made tour, with interludes on the beaches as opposed to full-time loafing.

Recommended tour operator: Selective Asia

Selective Asia says

Embark on a journey like no other, with a Selective Asia tailor-made holiday to Vietnam. One of Southeast Asia’s most diverse and fascinating destinations, Vietnam’s mesmerising landscapes create a stunning backdrop for its rich culture and compelling history.

  • Bespoke tours
  • Local experiences
  • Private guides

If time is short then you can still explore Vietnam’s highlights and not feel like you’ve missed out on this captivating country. Our nine-day Simple Vietnam tour is the perfect introduction, taking you from Ho Chi Minh City to Saigon via Danang and Hoi An, with a cruise in Halong Bay and a few days in Hanoi for good measure.

Build in some time for R&R on the beautiful island of Phu Quoc when you base your holiday on our two-week Vietnam with Ease itinerary.

Board a private junk for a discovery of iconic Halong Bay, experience living like a local as you explore Saigon after taking in the sunset on a HCMC Vespa Tour, search for Vietnamese wildlife in Cat Tien National Park, or pick up some valuable skills at a cooking workshop in Hoi An.

Our aim is always to create holidays that give our customers the inside track, featuring unique experiences and tailor-made itineraries to suit your interests, budget and available time – from classic private tours to romantic honeymoons and exciting family adventures. Our itineraries provide suggested routes, and our expert destination specialists will guide you through the various options available to create your perfect Vietnam holiday.

During your Selective Asia tour, you’ll always have one of our English-speaking private guides on hand to share their local knowledge and insider tips, and we pride ourselves on discovering the widest choice of places to stay in Vietnam – from simple beach retreats and boutique hideaways to luxurious spa resorts and glamorous city hotels.

Check out our full range of suggested Vietnam itineraries for inspiration and the best time to visit Vietnam.

* See our review of Selective Asia.

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