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  • Tailor-made touring holidays in Vietnam

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    Luxury tours of Vietnam with Expressions Holidays

    Touring holidays to Vietnam from Expressions Holidays are luxury, tailor-made tours for individuals and offer the opportunity to experience this atmospheric country of vivid colours and dramatic landscapes, sensational food and a warm welcome. Expressions Holidays has been organising tailor-made tours and holidays for over twenty years. Our programme of travel experiences and luxury holidays in Vietnam has been designed with the independent traveller in mind and our personal travel specialists will be delighted to use their first-hand knowledge to tailor-make the perfect Vietnam holiday itinerary for you from start to finish.
    Throughout our escorted tours of Vietnam you will enjoy private sightseeing with an English-speaking expert guide at each new destination on your itinerary. If you wish to visit another country in addition to Cambodia, we also feature other tailor-made tours in Indo China (including Laos and Cambodia), or you could choose to end your multi-centre touring holiday with a relaxing stay on the beaches of Thailand or Malaysia.

    Touring holiday ideas for Vietnam
    Tracing a long, languid curve down the eastern edge of South East Asia, Vietnam is a land of extraordinary natural beauty. Touring in Vietnam with Expressions Holidays offers you unique sightseeing opportunities with expert guides at the best times of day. Our delightful range of accommodation includes everything from lovely, boutique residences to grand, colonial hotels. Our hand-crafted authentic experiences make your bespoke holiday to Vietnam even more special and can include an overnight village homestay, a Vietnamese cooking class or a sightseeing tour by Vespa or vintage car.

    Vietnam Explorer touring holiday: This 13-night comprehensive tour of Vietnam includes the atmospheric cities Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City. You will also enjoy an overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay, spend time on the beaches of Hoi An and cruise on the Mekong Delta. It gives you an idea of what can be done and we can amend or adapt as you like.

    Romance of Vietnam touring holiday: During this 14-night luxury escape with a touch of romance, explore Vietnam by train, car, on foot and from the back of a Vespa. You will meet local villagers, see the fascinating cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, enjoy a private overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay and relax in exclusive luxury on an isolated peninsula in Nha Trang Bay. This itinerary is perfect for a honeymoon in Vietnam.

    Vietnam Culinary Odyssey touring holiday: This 11-night tailor-made guided touring itinerary for individuals offers the perfect introduction to the culinary delights of Vietnam. Alongside exploring some of Vietnam’s most important sites, visit local markets to investigate local produce and learn to produce authentic Vietnamese dishes. You will be invited to dine in one of Hue’s magical garden houses and sip Vietnamese coffee in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. 

    Indo China Experience touring holiday: This 13-night tour of Indo China provides the opportunity to discover the gems of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in comfort and style. Highlights include the grand city of Hanoi, dramatic Ha Long Bay, a cooking class in Hoi An and the sights of old Saigon in Vietnam; the ancient temples of Angkor in Cambodia and a taste of atmospheric Luang Prabang in Laos.

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    Vietnam country facts

    Our suggested tours of Vietnam include the bustling, yet elegantly colonial capital of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City – or Saigon as it’s still universally known – an intoxicating blend of old and new, with teeming markets dwarfed by towering skyscrapers. The old imperial capital Hue is the cultural heartbeat, with palaces and pagodas, tombs and temples. If Vietnam’s cities prove too much, the Mekong Delta provides an ancient, foreverness of rice fields and sleepy villages. Inland, peasant women in conical hats still tend to their fields and rice fields cascade down sheer hillsides. The coastline is simply spectacular. Ha Long Bay is the undoubted showstopper, but there are also some stunning beaches. Hoi An and Danang are blessed with sweeps of sand and a choice of water sports.

    Best time to visit Vietnam

    Vietnam’s climate varies considerably from region to region. The winter monsoon between October and March gives dry and warm temperatures in the south, but damp and chilly winters to all areas north of Nha Trang. From April or May to October, the summer monsoon brings hot, humid weather to the whole country except for those areas sheltered by mountains.

    Local highlights

    Boat trips on Ha Long Bay, with the more adventurous able to explore its caves and secret lagoons by kayak; the long, sweeping beaches of Nha Trang; Vietnamese cuisine, bursting with fresh, vivid spices; historic, riverside Hoi An, with superb galleries in the Old and French Quarters; full-moon ‘Legendary Nights’ in Hoi An, when the Old Town is transformed into a magical land of silk lanterns; Phong Nha Cave, the largest and most impressive cave in the country; cycle through Ho Chi Minh City, the city where bike is king; the beaches and unique Cham architecture of Quy Nhon; the rugged mountain retreat of Sapa, home to a plethora of minority tribes, and gateway to the Tonkinese Alps; the mountain town of Dalat; Cat Tien National Park, a lush refuge for city dwellers with ample hiking and bird-watching, plus elephants, crocodiles and the endangered Javan rhino; river trips on the Mekong river, past river towns, sleepy villages and floating markets; beautiful beaches around Danang; Hue, the old imperial capital and now the intellectual, cultural and spiritual heart of Vietnam.

    Getting out and about

    The main mode of transport in our touring itineraries is by car. Trains can be quite slow but offer a relaxing way to travel. Vietnam has an enormous number of rivers but the most important by far is the Mekong River and its tributaries. Scenic day trips by boat are possible on rivers in Hoi An, Danang, Hue, Tam Coc and even Saigon, but only in the Mekong Delta are boats used as a practical means of transport. Cruising the islands of Ha Long Bay is a must for all visitors to northern Vietnam.

    Travel arrangements

    There are international airports in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang. Vietnam Airlines are the only direct airline from London to Vietnam, flying into Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. Several scheduled airlines fly indirect including Thai Airways and Malaysian Airlines. The flight time is approximately 13 to 15 hours.

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