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Welcome to Vietnam

This long sliver of a country provides memories you won’t easily forget – from your first bowl of delicious steaming pho to gliding past the mysterious rocky outcrops aboard a junk on Halong Bay. Busy cities from north to south provide a fascinating glimpse into Vietnam’s history, whilst islands such as Phu Quoc offer a stunning beach break.

This gorgeous country curves in a thin and elegant S-shape down the eastern side of the Indo- Chinese peninsula, stretching almost 2,000 kilometres from the Gulf of Tonkin down to the Mekong Delta, with an almost unrivalled run of sandy beaches. The northern Red River Delta is the cradle of Vietnamese culture and home to the ancient city of Hanoi with its combination of broad tree lined boulevards and narrow alleyways packed with goods. To the east of Hanoi, on the Bay of Tonkin, is Halong Bay, where limestone outcrops soar out of the morning haze to create breathtaking vistas. Along the northwest border with China and Laos, there are lush, mountainous areas such asSapa where many of Vietnam's colourful indigenous tribes live. The mountains widen out to form the Central Highlands, often referred to as the backbone of Vietnam. The colonial town of Dalat is on a plateau in the highlands, surrounded by lakes, forests, waterfalls and an abundance of flora. Much of the coast is fringed with white sandy beaches, beautiful bays and fishing villages. Hoi An is a dreamy backwater port on the central coast, full of peaceful wooden shophouses, and further inland over the Hai Van Pass is Hue, the Nguyen imperial city. The beaches of Vietnam along Nha Trang, Phan Thiet and the beautiful island of Phu Quoc are perfect for relaxation. The Mekong Delta in the south of the country is the 'rice bowl' of Vietnam and is home to women in conical hats, floating markets - where fruit and vegetables are piled high on wooden boats - and brilliant patchworks of rice paddy. Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon) buzzes with energy; it is a city that never sleeps, where French colonial buildings and modern skyscrapers jostle for space. Vietnam is moving forward; the north and south reunified in 1986 and the government began to relax its rigid centralist control, although both regions still tend to preserve their distinct identities.

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Luxury Indochina… Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

17 days from £5650

Ampersand Travel Bestseller

This trip gives you the most luxurious taste of Indochina. Enjoy Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia’s best boutique hotels, including one of the world’s most extraordinary beach resorts – the Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam. Stay here on a perfectly timed beach break sandwiched between historic Hanoi and cultural Siem Reap.

Meandering Down the Mekong... Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam

21 days from £5445

This is our ‘super luxe’ Mekong itinerary. Sleeping both on the boat and in hotels, you will experience four countries – Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam – to get the full flavour of the Mekong’s romance. Experience not just the river’s natural beauty, but also the culture surrounding it, the mountains of Chang Mai and the history of Saigon.

Classic Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia’s Temples of Angkor

14 days from £3205

Ampersand Travel Bestseller

This is one of our most popular trips and constantly gets marvellous feedback from clients. It includes a very extensive tour of Vietnam with two nights in each location, including a junk cruise in Halong Bay. You will end in Cambodia exploring the temples of Angkor, relaxing and taking in the sights of Siem Reap.

Grand Colonial Tour of Asia: India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam & Singapore

15 days from £8,490

Experience Asia's diverse colonial heritage on this 15-day whirlwind tour designed for those with an interest in the history and architecture of times gone by. As you journey through India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam and Singapore, stay at the finest colonial hotels in each location and explore each city's historic quarters and monuments along the way.