Between the deep south of the Mekong Delta and the high north of Sapa’s rugged borderlands, guests on our Vietnam tours will discover a country full of incredible destinations and consistently breath-taking experiences. Across our land, Vietnam, beats the ancient heart of our mythical ancestors, manifested in one of the most beautiful destinations in Asia and taking the form a winding dragon from southern sea to northern mountains.
The Vietnam tours listed below are the proud product of Vietnam Escape Tours, a tour operator with many years of experience a great deal of successful endeavours. We are honoured to have a very high ranking on TripAdvisor and over 2,500 5-star reviews from our past clients. Whether you are fishing in the Mekong River, cruising around Halong Bay or getting lost in the enchantment of Hoi An, Vietnam Escape Tours will be there every step of the way.
Vietnam Escape Tours chooses destinations both renowned and unknown to display our beautiful country to our treasured guests. Vietnam is a land of awesome nature and an incredibly deep culture, which combines on our Vietnam tours to give you an experience of unparalleled splendour. Here are a few of the highlights reached on such a tour with Vietnam Escape Tours:
Kayaking in Halong Bay – The beautiful seascape of Halong Bay is an incredible destination and almost all of the cruise companies here offer kayaking excursions. These are a great way to unravel the splendour of the bay around every tree-topped mountain, beach, cove and fishing village.
Trekking in Sapa – In the far north of Vietnam, Sapa presents itself as vivid green rice paddies in the shadow of dramatic mountain ranges, which adds to the overall scene of astounding beauty found here. Trekking through the region is a great way to see its magnificence in its full scale.
Visiting ethnic minorities in Mai Chau – No tours around Vietnam would be complete without paying a visit to the country’s lesser-represented residents. Ethnic minorities make up a small portion of Vietnam’s overall population but they add a lot to its individual and highly colourful cultures. Visits to Mai Chau show this amongst beautiful rice paddies, streams and a perennial background of limestone mountains.
Exploring Bai Dinh Pagoda – The largest Buddhist complex in Vietnam comes in the form of Bai Dinh Pagoda, located in luxuriant Ninh Binh province and surrounded by wonderful karst topography. Any Vietnam holiday with a keen eye on its ancient religious beliefs should feature a visit to this magnificent and pious place.
Learning at the Hue Imperial Citadel – Hue was the historic capital of Vietnam for 143 years, ruled by the Nguyen dynasty – the country’s last. Still standing today is the palace where the 13 Nguyen emperors governed from, now available for an educational exploration of wonderful tradition and opulent comfort.
Strolling through Hoi An – Hoi An has been a hugely attractive port town for the past six centuries, manifested in beautiful architecture and incredible outlying scenery. The vivid colours of the town are born of many influences, and the general atmosphere here is nothing short of enchanting. A walk through the Old Town is certainly one of the highlights of our Vietnam vacations.
Relaxing on the beaches of Nha Trang – In Nha Trang, as in Mui Ne, Phu Quoc and Con Dao, several white-sand beaches offer a beautiful buffer against the sparkling, oceanic waters. Each of Nha Trang’s beaches has beauty in its own right; some of which are highly popular, but many further afield represent the perfect picture of unknown paradise.
Climbing into the Cu Chi Tunnels – Some of the most turbulent times of Vietnam are its most famous. Remnants of the Vietnam War can be seen everywhere, but most vividly at the Cu Chi Tunnels, which accepts visitors into its underground system of medical centres, weapons storages and living quarters. Visitors on our Vietnam tours will find a lot of historical intrigue in the 250km web of tunnels here.
Shopping at the Mekong Delta floating markets – Life in the Mekong Delta continues as it has done for centuries, with floating markets run by vendors on the Mekong River. On many of our Vietnam tours, we visit the floating markets of Cai Be and Cai Rang, which hold onto the culture of the Mekong Delta and ensure that tourists can revel in its ancient existence.
For young and old alike, Vietnam presents excellent ways to enjoy its phenomenal destinations through a variety of ways. The following are some of our holidays in Vietnam.
The difference in philosophies between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City is quite astounding. The two cities were warring capitals of their respective countries during the Vietnam War, and have thus developed two very different approaches to life after it. The tours in Vietnam will usually begin and end in either of these two cities, both of which can take you on a journey through Vietnamese history, from the ancient temples, colonial churches and modern wartime attractions.
The ancient method of transportation will always be the most evocative. In Vietnam, this takes the shape of a sampan boat, which is the main way that the people of Halong Bay get around. Guests on our Vietnam tours can experience this ride for themselves, through some of the most beautiful scenery on offer in the country. As well as Halong Bay, visitors can experience locals rowing with their feet at Ninh Binh, through impressive caves, next to rice paddies and between the flanks of limestone mountains.
There are few images more Vietnamese than a wooden stilt house standing amongst the rice paddies. These beautiful residences offer an appealing throwback to simpler times, when family time was treasured over high-tech accessories. In several places in the country, our Vietnam holidays stop for the night at local homestays, run by welcoming hosts of ethnic minority tribes, who can give you a taste of the beautiful rural life of the country, with a background of mountains and a night sky of stars.
The flat ground that runs between the impressive mountain ranges and river systems of Vietnam makes for excellent cycling, shown best at places like Ninh Binh, Hoi An and the Mekong Delta. On a relaxing and safe bicycle ride, you can see the beauty of Vietnam spring up on every side, across stretching rice paddies and abundant fruit orchards lying in valleys topped by cloud-covered peaks.
The magnificent coastline of Vietnam provides access to the world-class islands off its eastern and southern shores. Small archipelagos like the Cham Islands, Nha Trang Islands or the An Thoi Islands of Phu Quoc offer fantastic opportunities to leave the mainland before and pursue paradise on your vacation in Vietnam. Islands are decked with uncombed beaches and truly wild jungle stretching to the coast.
Not only does Vietnam have by far the largest cave in the world, but also several of its most beautiful. Son Doong Cave takes the plaudits for the most impressive, but several more exist, mainly around Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, as wonderful manifestations of millions of years of limestone shifting and erosion. In Halong Bay, caves offer excellent excursions on cruise tours, and several more excursions at Cat Ba Island, Tam Coc and Trang An offer wonderful ways to see the limestone scenery up close.
Take a look at the following scaled-down itinerary of one of our most popular Vietnam tours, incorporating the coastal beauty of the centre and rugged beauty of the north of the country:
Arrive to Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport and take the transfer to your hotel in the Old Quarter. Explore at your leisure for the remainder of the afternoon and evening before settling down for the night.
After breakfast, our guide will meet you to begin the first activity on your Vietnam tour – a city tour of Hanoi. This begins at the Ho Chi Minh Complex to learn more about the recent wartime history of Vietnam, before proceeding to the ancient Buddhist and Confucian sites of the Tran Quoc Pagoda and Temple of Literature. We take lunch and proceed to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to hear about the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam, which feature distinct cultures across the country. We end in the Old Quarter, with a walking tour of its ancient streets and a stroll around its central Hoan Kiem Lake, topped off with a water puppet show before taking you back to your hotel.
Take breakfast at the hotel and then proceed to Halong Bay via a transfer across the Red River Delta. We meet the boat at midday at Tuan Chau Harbour, boarding it to find a delicious lunch and to begin our sailing. We stop at various places throughout the day to engage in kayaking, swimming, and exploration of the beaches, caves and fishing villages dotted around. We take dinner on the boat after sunset and relax into the evening time.
Rise early to try some tai chi on the sundeck of the cruise. Breakfast follows this, after which we have one more excursion to one of the more quiet areas of the bay. A brunch fills us up before we board the bus back to Hanoi and you spend the rest of the evening there at your own leisure.
Eat breakfast this morning in your hotel and head with the driver to the airport. We will catch our flight to Dong Hoi in the morning, arriving to a collection by the driver, who will take us straight to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. We begin our explorations with Phong Nha Cave, the most famous in the region, followed by a look around Tam Co Temple and finishing with Thien Duong Cave. We take the transfer to the hotel in Dong Hoi, where you will spend the night.
We start today with breakfast, at the halfway point of your Vietnam tour, along with a transfer to the Vinh Moc Tunnels, where a whole village hid underground during the war. We see many other stops after looking around the tunnels, including Luong Bridge and the Ben Hai River. We continue onto Khe San airbase and then Hue, in order to spend the late afternoon and the early evening in the old capital of Vietnam.
Today, we will be taking a full tour of Hue city, where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Our tour begins at the most obvious spot, the imperial citadel, which stands overlooking the Huong River and the city. After a thorough look around the citadel, we continue to the outskirts of Hue to discover the beauty of Nguyen’s emperors’ royal tombs and attached garden. Following lunch, the tour moves to the Huong River, where we will float on a local boat towards the Mu Thien Pagoda.
Starting in the morning, we set out across the picture-perfect scenery of Vietnam, eventually settling on a beautiful beach pressed up against the sea by a row of limestone mountains. We will relax here for a bit before reaching one of the true highlights of the Vietnam tour – the Hai Van Pass. This winding road features incredible scenery on all sides, with mountains, waterfalls, jungle and the sea accompanying our drive. We arrive in Hoi An with plenty of time to relax before the evening arrives.
After breakfast, we head over to Tra Que farming village, where kids and adults looking to enjoy and learn about agriculture on their Vietnam tour, can do so through a hands-on approach. We head there on bicycles, arriving to find a farm ripe for work. Let the kids roam free and help out with the farming, all before we sit down for a gorgeous lunch made of our own reaped benefits. You have the afternoon in Hoi An at your leisure.
Have breakfast at the hotel and prepare for your transfer to My Son Sanctuary, Vietnam’s best preserved relic of the ancient Champa civilisation. We take a look around the gargantuan and ruined Buddhist temples standing in the middle of the jungle. After this, we head back to Hoi An for you to spend the rest of the day as you wish.
Finish your Vietnam holiday with your final breakfast and last few hours in Hoi An. Take the transfer to Da Nang city after this to board your onward flight at the airport. Thank you for your interest in our tour; Vietnam Escape Tourswishes you well for your future travels!
Please take a look at the following Vietnam tours listed below and feel free to contact Vietnam Escape Tours if you should have any questions.