Very much a destination on the rise, Vietnam is best known for its vibrant cities: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. They share a French colonial aesthetic as well as the exoticism of the indigenous culture. Between these cities stretches stunning coastline and inland are gorgeous hill stations and mountains, and don’t forget the spellbinding Halong Bay. Of course you will delight in the food throughout your trip. Moreover, you can make your trip fulfilling by assisting with building projects, or renovate the buildings that shelter child victims of Agent Orange, the chemical used in the Vietnam War.
Ways you can help
- Change lives of some of Vietnam’s poorest people through building or renovation projects
- Bustling Hanoi and the charming Old Quarter
- Chaotic Saigon and its museums
- Kayaking and swimming in glorious Halong Bay
- Feel like you have stepped back in time in Hoi An
- Delight in Hue, the imperial capital
- Hike and interact with hill tribes in and around Sapa
- Discover friendly river life in the Mekong Delta
- Relax on any number of stunning beaches
Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay - Nha Trang
Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay
Probably the most luxurious hotel in the whole of Vietnam, challenged mainly by the other Six Senses property. Private villas are peppered around a beautiful cove, with forest and coastal nooks for a backdrop. Plunge pools and hand-crafted wooden bathtubs...
Mai Chau Lodge - Mai Chau
Mai Chau Lodge
In a divine location, set amongst paddy fields as far you can see the Mai Chau valley is a refuge from the congestion of Hanoi's hectic streets. Mai Chau lodge offers a good standard of facilities, including a pool and sauna (very welcome after a...
Banyan Tree Lang Co - Lang Co
Banyan Tree Lang Co
This hideaway is positioned for sunrises that are reflected in the East Sea and the villa’s private pool. This resort is in a top-notch seaside position in central Vietnam, with the gateway city of Da Nang about an hour away...
Six Senses Con dao - Con Dao
Six Senses Con dao
Set on a stretch of wonderfully remote, breathtaking coastline, this is the first five-star resort on the archipelago, and though it has the appearance of a fishing village, on closer inspection it is a design masterpiece. The rooms have large...
Did you know
- Ha Long Bay is considered to be the most beautiful vista in entire Vietnam. It consists of 1,969 islands and islets situated in the Gulf of Tonkin. This zone is known for its spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Ha Long Bay has been recognized as a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO.
- Teenagers love anything Korean- food, music, hairstyle, clothes, etc. Yes, K-POP is a big thing here.
- Vietnam has thirty national parks. The largest, Yok Don, is in Dak Lac province, Central Highlands. It has a larger geographical area (1200 sq.km) than any of the three Vietnam’s smallest provinces, all located in Red River Delta region.
- Hanoi has become the capital of Vietnamese kingdom as early as 1000 years ago. The city had at least five different names throughout its history. The current name was officially recognized only in the middle of 19th century.
- Food in Vietnam is colourful, delicious, distinct, healthy and diverse, with, literally, thousands of choices to satisfy every taste. Food in Vietnam is almost everything. Vietnamese cuisine uses various types of meat, although beef and pork seem to be more ubiquitous choices.
We were blown away by Vietnam - the people are so gracious and warm, the scenery is spectacular, are guides were knowledgeable and so helpful, the hotels were amazing, and we felt good in being able to help, albeit in a small way, to the precious children victims of Agent Orange.