Often fought over by colonizers and neighbors but rarely held, Vietnam is a destination best known for its resilient but affable people, vibrant culture, and beautiful scenery studded with ancient monuments.
The northern portion of Vietnam is home to the country’s capital, Hanoi, and the beautiful Ha Long Bay.
The ancient capital city of Hue, and the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An are favorites among travelers in Central Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta are the South’s leading attractions.
From awe-inspiring excursions to beautiful vistas, these are a few of our favorite experiences in Vietnam that we recommend to our discerning guests.
Exploring Surprise Cave
Surprise Cave (Sung Sot) is one of the leading attractions in Halong Bay. Worn by centuries of rainfall and tidal erosion, Surprise Cave’s broad cathedral-like underground grottos are lit by floodlighting that highlights the complex’s unique rock formations.
Hiking the Marble Mountains
Believe the represent the five elements of metal, water, wood, fire and earth according to local customs. The Marble Mountains which are considered a holy place by many Vietnamese, are riddled with grottos that shelter Buddhist and Hindu shrines.
Best Time to visit Northern Vietnam
This country is most visited in between the months of November and March. The warm environment throughout the year makes it a very inviting place. Also, during this time the islets in the Mekong River are fairly accessible.
Transportation in Vietnam
Our tours are designed to maximize our guests’ time spent exploring Vietnam’s treasure trove of ancient art, architecture, and culture; not traveling between destinations. As such, we usually recommend air travel for any destination that would take more than four hours to reach overland. Though Vietnam offers a variety of ways to travel economically, timely arrival and departure has always been a concern for the travelers.
Air travel in Vietnam
The air tickets to Vietnam are affordable. Booking a ticket beforehand is advisable for places that will require more than 4 hours of driving after landing.
Private car or luxury coach
For land travel in Vietnama, a private, luxury vehicle is provided to roam around. Individuals or couples traveling with us are chauffeured in a high-end sedan, while large groups traveling together reach their destinations in a luxury coach.