Discover a combination of cities, beach and river in Southern Vietnam. Enjoy the flourishing city of Ho Chi Minh and the charming French colonial vibe in Dalat. Take a cruise along the Mekong River or escape to some stunning beaches.
Often still referred to as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an alluring mix of French and Vietnamese architecture and culture. Wide boulevards cross with arrow alleyways and grand cathedrals jostle with ancient pagodas and bustling street markets. Add to this vibrant food and arts scenes and you have an eclectic and exciting city.
For a more sombre glimpse into the history of the city, visit the Cu Chi tunnels and the War Remnants Museum for an account of Vietnam’s recent and dramatic history.
Without doubt the most unique city in Vietnam is Dalat. The French colonial vibe is charming and the more temperate climate mean that it is known as the City of Eternal Spring. The mix of French and Vietnamese culture means that you can experience local people wearing berets as well as traditional Vietnamese dress. The surrounding countryside is beautiful, filled with waterfalls, lakes and evergreen forests.
Known as the Rice Basket of Japan, the fertile region around Can Tho is the cultural and commercial centre of the Mekong Delta. This part of Vietnam is famous for the floating markets where a huge variety of fresh produce is traded from traditional sampan boats. The rest of the city is worth exploring and offers a more laidback experience of a Vietnamese metropolis than Ho Chi Minh City. Head to the waterfront for some amazing street food stalls or enjoy the historic temples dotted around the town. Our favourite way to explore out of Can Tho is by bike. Enjoy cycling through the pretty countryside, stopping at quaint villages for an authentic experience of rural Vietnam.
For Vietnam’s best beaches, the Nha Trang area is the place to be. Here you will find some of our favourite luxury beach hotels. Enjoy full relaxation in hidden coves away from the town. As well as soaking up the sun on the beautiful beach you can visit mineral mud baths and bathe in hot springs. This is also a great spot for diving and whether you want pure relaxation, wellness or a bit of activity, this is a gorgeous part of Vietnam.