A tumultuous history comes to life in the Imperial Citadel of
Hue, the glorious home of the powerful Nguyen dynasty until
overthrown in 1945. Ornate hallways, libraries and theatres now
bear the scars of the Vietnam War which followed. A
Vietnam holiday will offer you the chance to understand and explore
the astonishing lives of guerrilla fighters with a tour of the Cu
Chi Tunnels from Saigon and marvel at the imposing mausoleum of Ho
Chi Minh in Hanoi.
Cruise through dramatic limestone karsts in Halong Bay and the
bustling markets of the Mekong Delta on a Vietnamese holiday.
Scenery stretches from the frosty Tonkinese Alps to palm-lined
beaches, via blankets of emerald-green rice paddies.
Breakfast with the locals in Hanoi over a bowl
of Pho (noodle soup) and crouch down for coffee
in one of the impromptu street cafes. Sample the modern gastronomic
delights of Saigon before rooftop cocktails on your luxuriant
Politics provide a fascinating paradox. Whilst officially
communist, few nations can match the Vietnamese appetite for
getting ahead. Bentleys pick their way through the sea of
motorbikes as success and failure are governed by mystical
superstition. If you love to shop then be sure to leave room in
To organise your Vietnam holiday, contact our Southeast Asia
Matthews on +44 (0)1242 787804.