Wherever your Vietnam holiday takes you, you’ll enjoy the country’s incredible cuisine. Steaming bowls of pho, the staple soupy noodle dish fragrant with herbs, cinnamon, and star anise, make a filling meal. The Vietnamese-French fusion sandwich banh mi is ideal for breakfast. And a cup of strong, sweet Vietnamese coffee is always welcome. Vibes Group UK destination experts can curate a personalised tour that caters exclusively to your appetite, much like an experienced chef who knows ingredients and prepares a meal with the right balance of flavours.
The fast-paced and modern Ho Chi Minh City is also known for two colonial-era architectural marvels, the Central Post Office of Saigon and the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Explore the narrow streets of Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter before heading across the city to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex. Stop at a restaurant to try cha ca La Vong, the city’s signature dish. Watch puppets emerge from the water to act out a traditional Vietnamese folktale, accompanied by musicians on various instruments, at Hanoi‘s famous Thang Long theatre.
Many less-visited places in this once-conflict-torn country are not on the tourist trail. You could visit the former Imperial City of Hue, the Cu Chi district’s underground tunnels, Cat Tien National Park, or the enormous Hang Son Doong Cave.
Sailing through Ha Long Bay in an upcycled traditional Chinese junk outfitted with all manner of amenities is thrilling. Natural caves and hidden bays can be discovered while cruising through this scenic, dense archipelago of 1,600 limestone karsts covered in dense vegetation. Take a boat ride down the Mekong Delta, where women in conical bamboo hats tend rice fields, and the lush countryside glides by.