From boisterous sights and sounds of the modern city centre to plunging limestone cliffs, pristine beaches, tranquil rice paddies and lush jungles, Vietnam is known to be the alluring Southeast Asian union of the contrasting bustling urban life, breath-taking natural wonders, and immense cultural authenticity.
Embark on a cultural understanding of Vietnam’s teeming history at Ho Chi Minh City surrounded by its quaint alleys, ancient pagodas, prevalent French Colonial style architecture like the famed Notre Dame Cathedral and the iconic sounds of beeping scooters.
Journey to the port of Hoi An, a UNESCO preserved ancient town scattered with centuries-old merchant houses and indulge in a day of relaxation at its pristine beaches along the South China Sea.
A trip to the capital of Hanoi is not to be missed with its picturesque pagodas, French and Chinese historic afflictions, and the vibrant market streets. Escape the hustling city with a luxury cruise along the crystal-clear waters of Halong Bay, taking in sights of the spectacular limestone islands. Stop by Sapa for a trip to the exotic hill-tribe villages and terrace rice fields or venture down the narrow canals of Mekong Delta.
Travel with comfort and ease as Vietnam’s prime location at the centre of the East Asian affluence provides sleek luxury hotels to indulge in for comfortable nights.
Generally, the best time to visit Vietnam is during October to February when the temperature is mild and rain is minimal but it is best to divide the country into 3 different regions.
Being tropical, the southern part of Vietnam covering Ho Chi Minh city and the Mekong delta is consistent the whole year, but it is best during November to March, when the weather is slightly cooler and dry.
The central part of the country where Hoi An and Da Nang are is best visited in the dry season from February to September, with Jun and July being the hottest. There is a risk of typhoon when traveling to this part of the country during October to mid-December.
Northern Vietnam covering Hanoi, Halong Bay and the mountainous region of Sapa is best from October to March when the weather is dry and cool (sometimes cold in the mountain).
Avoid the first few days of TET (Chinese New Year) as most of the shops and restaurants are closed throughout the country.