The problem with Vietnam holidays is knowing what to see and do, as this country has it all. Whether you want dynamic cities, sleepy hill stations, floating markets, trekking in hill tribe country, train travel, boat trips or beaches, anything is possible in Vietnam.
The traditional still outweighs the modern in Vietnam and in Ho Chi Minh City the sparkling high rises have clusters of tiny shops, temples and colonial architecture at their feet. Hanoi, a city of lakes boasts the fascinating Old Quarter, with its impossibly narrow tube houses and street vendors hawking their wares.
Admire the skills of the Mekong Delta boatmen as they navigate through hundreds of small boats nipping around. Contrast this with the tranquillity of Halong Bay as you serenely sail through thousands of atmospheric limestone islets.
On Vietnam holidays gain an insight into the imperial past in Hue with the royal palace and mausoleums and indulge yourself in the narrow traffic-free streets of Hoi An crammed with shops and tailors.
Hike into rice-terraced valleys around Sapa where life continues unchanged for the colourful hill tribes, join the Reunification Express train, admire the faded French villas in Dalat, clamber through the narrow tunnels at Cu Chi and chill out on the unspoilt tropical coastline.
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Board a traditional junk boat and cruise through the stunning limestone peak-scattered waters of Vietnanm's iconic Halong Bay. Take the pluinge into the inviting water and discover hidden caves packed with stalactites and stalagmites before spending the night onboard.
Don't miss Saigon
Experience the hustle and bustle of Vietnam's largest city Ho Chi Ming, formerly known as Saigon. A visit to the Cu Chi tunnels might not be a claustrophobe's idea of fun but they provide an intriguing insight into guerilla warefare during the Vietnam War. In the evening, tuck into a steaming bowl of delicious Pho at one of the city's many enticing food stalls.
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