Indochina is the collective name for Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, the former French territories in the region. Despite huge changes in the last decade, the French influence still remains in majestic colonial buildings, the art scene and of course the food. Vietnam is also the country that is developing fast with many new hotels and resorts, most attractive, others not quite – but it still remains a totally enthralling place to visit.
Halong Bay is one of the major attractions of any tour to Vietnam. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, located just under 3 hours drive north east of Hanoi. The total area is vast, covering over 1500 kilometres, with over 1900 islets, mostly limestone with a tropical forest topping.
The Mekong River Cruise is one of the incredible and exciting river journeys, cruising on the Mekong river from Saigon up to Siem Reap, an 8 day historical voyage of colonial Indochina, much of which is relatively untouched. Departing from either Saigon going north, or from Siem Reap heading south, travellers will experience the full spectrum of culture and life on the Mekong Delta, as well as excursions to cultural and historical sites throughout Vietnam and Cambodia.
Vietnam is a fantastic country to explore, with so much rich culture, fascinating ancient and more modern history, and scenic contrasts. Weather wise it is split into three sections, each with their own climate pattern. The north, essentially Hanoi/ Halong Bay can be cold and misty particularly in the months of November to early February, so you need to pack accordingly. It starets to warm up from mid February onwards, and the spring months are generally very pleasant, as is September. July & August can be hot and humid.
On this page we detail just a few of the Vietnam Touring Options, either totally within the country or as a combination with neighbouring countries. All are arranged on a private basis, with driver and guide (different guides will be used throughout the country), so can be easily modified to suit your personal requirements.
As there are no direct flights to Vietnam from the UK, we suggest Bangkok as the most convenient gateway, although Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur can also be used.
The Apricot Hotel is a delightful boutique hotel, with the emphasis on personalised style and attention. French Colonial façade and interior, with grand sweeping staircases and chandeliers. Vietnamese art is displayed throughout the property.
Centrally located overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake, with the French and Old Quarters easily accessible. The airport is 50 minutes.
Boutique Hoi An Resort is a delightful, extremely well-priced boutique style hotel, well located just a few minutes drive from atmospheric Hoi An town. Danang Airport is 20 minutes. Attractive beach front. A charming French colonial design style.
82 rooms and villas spread over the extensive grounds leading down to the expansive beach front.
Four Seasons Nam Hai Resort is located just outside of the photogenic town of Hoi An, and 15 minutes from the lively resort of Danang. A stunning totally luxurious resort, set within extensive tropical gardens leading down to a soft sand beach front. The airport at Danang is 15 minutes away.
The Fusion Maia Pool and Spa is a new luxurious spa focused resort, located on a fine stretch of beach. Instantly impressive, has a superb location, excellent facilities, an easy going elegance and ultra friendly staff – in particular in the excellent spa.
Fusion Resort Cam Ranh is one of the most popular luxury resorts in the region. Low rise in design, boutique in ambience and personalised attention. The focus here will be spa, relaxation, with high quality accommodation.
Fusion Resort Phu Quoc is a new deluxe resort hotel, opened in June 2017. Located on the quieter north-west coast of the island, in a sheltered bay. Phu Quoc is the largest of the Vietnam islands, 45 minutes flight south-west of Saigon in the Gulf of Thailand and is just off the southern tip of Cambodia.
Hotel De L’Opera Hanoi is a trendy stylish boutique hotel, centrally located close to the famous Hanoi Opera building. Set within the elegant French quarter and just a few minutes’ walk to the old quarter lanes and shopping.