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Vietnam Tours & Vacations

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<p>A whirlwind of colorfully pristine nature and magnanimous culture awaits in Vietnam as a country of immense depth opens for your discovery. Zicasso’s experts have planned over 6,000 itineraries that highlight the country’s proud heritage, welcoming people, and delectable cuisine that beckons to travelers of all kinds. Explore the Vietnam Travel Guide for an introduction to top information and inspiration and discover some of the possibilities through the sample itineraries below.</p>

A whirlwind of colorfully pristine nature and magnanimous culture awaits in Vietnam...

A whirlwind of colorfully pristine nature and magnanimous culture awaits in Vietnam as a country of immense depth opens for your discovery. Zicasso’s experts have planned over 6,000 itineraries that highlight the country’s proud heritage, welcoming people, and delectable cuisine that beckons to travelers of all kinds. Explore the Vietnam Travel Guide for an introduction to top information and inspiration and discover some of the possibilities through the sample itineraries below.

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Hoi An Temple, Vietnam
Cultural Explorer & Private Adventure Tour of Vietnam

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,335

The variety of culture in Vietnam is endless. On this custom tailored tour you will find the treasured histories of ancient civilizations and the breathtaking landscapes of the natural countryside. From intricate wartime tunnel complexes to delicate temple reliefs, and from tremendous views of the sapphire shores to the serene atmosphere of temple courtyards, you will step through time and space, experience perseverant traditions, and witness the ever-evolving cities of Vietnam. This is your own private adventure that you will never want to end.

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Countryside landscape with Mount Fansipan in of Lao Cai, Vietnam
11-Day Discovery in Northern Vietnam: Cities, Cruises, and Countryside

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,595

Discover the best of northern Vietnam on this 11-day trip, guiding you through the capital city, taking you across sparkling seas, and bringing you to rolling emerald hills. Featuring tours of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, trips to ethnic Hmong villages, and adventures to famous Ha Long Bay islands, this discovery shows off the best of the cities, cruises, and countryside.

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A red junk boat sailing in Ha Long Bay in Vietnam.
Amazing Vietnam Vacation: Karst Islands to Imperial Citadels

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,659

Escape to Vietnam on a spellbinding tailor-made tour that allows you to visit much of this breathtaking destination in 8 days. From the bustling cityscape of Hanoi to the emerald water of Ha Long Bay and its picturesque islands, this journey through Vietnam brings you closer than ever to its captivating culture and spectacular scenes.

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Mother and son on the Hoan Keim Lake Bridge in Hanoi, Vietnam
Family Fun Filled Vacation in Vietnam

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,633

The rich culture of Vietnam will enchant and delight you on this family friendly journey through the highlights of the north and south. The unimaginable beauty of Ha Long Bay shimmers an emerald color against the rising limestone islands while the playful puppet theater brings laughter and legends to light. The palm-fringed riverbanks along the Mekong Delta are picturesque, an image out of a storybook, while the energetic cities of Hanoi and Saigon have encapsulated their diverse pasts and connected present ready for you to explore, enjoy, and from which to create everlasting family memories.

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Bowl of traditional Vietnamese pho.
Flavors of Vietnam Tour: Excursions & Regional Cooking Classes

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,569

The aroma of ginger and chili are exotic and fresh. The flavors of coriander and scallions are bright. From the decadent fusion of Vietnamese and French cuisine to the captivating aroma of rich local coffee, you will find treasured tastes and majestic history on this custom tailored culinary tour of Vietnam. Delight in a variety of regional cooking classes and travel through the remains of an imperial city. Drift alongside splendid paddy fields and watch legend come to life in a stunning traditional theater. Whether in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City you will find nothing but unforgettable flavor.

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Ha Long Bay sunrise in Vietnam
Best of Vietnam Tour: Amazing Ha Long Bay to Labyrinth Cu Chi Tunnels

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,271

Your time in Vietnam can be spent experiencing the variety of cultures and lifestyles that have evolved throughout the history of the country. On this custom tailored tour you will find the beauty of Ha Long Bay’s natural landscape within the impressive limestone karsts, and experience the brimming historical culture in Hanoi. From the remarkable jovial sounds of the Cai Be Floating Market to the distinctive calls of the morning Cao Dai prayer, your time in Vietnam is sure to bring you the quintessence of the people as well as the majesty of the surrounding landscape.

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Rice fields terraces in Sapa, Vietnam.
The Ultimate Vietnam Tour: An In Depth Cultural Journey

21 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,909

There is always more to a painting than what is seen on the surface. This custom tailored tour will whisk you into the depths of the brushstrokes that make up Vietnam’s culture, traditions, and landscapes. From the brilliantly colored clothes of the northern hill tribes to the sparkling emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, you will experience the traditions of grand cities and the elegance of the remarkable countryside, the vivacity of the gregarious people, and the layered flavors of the traditional cuisine. Whether found along the sandy shores or at a floating market, you will discover the fine details that define Vietnam.

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Peppers being sold at a market in Vietnam

Indulge in diverse flavors and embrace luxury during your ultimate culinary tour of Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. From secret island getaways to imperial delights, the cuisine that reveals the history of where regional flavors meet French technique, you will discover and experience the endless treasures of local gastronomy across Southeast Asia. You can find traditional recipes and contemporary aesthetics, private multi-course meals, and organic farming perspectives to uncover surprising diversity and fabulous elegance during your culinary trip of a lifetime through Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

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Boat on the Yen River, harvesting waterlilies in Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Family-Friendly Vietnam Itinerary

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,633

Step into a world of water that is presented by Vietnam’s enchanting highlights on this luxurious, 7-day family adventure. Southern Vietnam boasts a collection of geographical phenomena and culture-drenched landmarks across its beautifully diverse landscape. Many of these highlights are aquatic by nature, such as chestnut rivers that cascade over archaic rock formations, curved bays that are bordered by jade, and century-old temples that honor spiritual gods of water. From the open seas to gentle streams, you will escape the busy crowds in Southern Vietnam.

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Status of Angkor Wat in sunset the golden shine at Siem Reap, Cambodia
Amazing Southeast Asia Tour: Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos

20 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,675

The ancient history and culture of Southeast Asia is yours to explore on this specially designed tour through Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. From the magnificent Angkor temple complex to the extensive paddy fields of the Mekong Delta, the elegant temples of Luang Prabang to the powerful walls of the imperial city of Hue, you will find the unforgettable combination of ancient architecture and modern culture, enticing cuisine and unparalleled countryside. The allure of Southeast Asia is in its past, present, and future.

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Thien Mu Pagoda near Perfume river in Hue, Vietnam

There is nothing greater than witnessing the glowing emerald water of Ha Long Bay or the lasting luster of imperial emperors first-hand. On this 10-day trip to Vietnam you will be introduced to those sites and more, experiencing the fabulous natural and classic splendor within the hidden temples and quaint cities, the magnificent landscape and the friendly people. With private guided tours and luxurious accommodations you will have the experience of a lifetime hiking through jade forests, drifting along the Perfume River, and getting to know the eclectic wonder of Vietnam.

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Halong Bay in Vietnam
One-Week Tailored Tour of Vietnam’s Paramount Places

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,633

Spectacular views and historical insight await you on this 7-day adventure through Vietnam. Escape the stresses of everyday life on this enthralling trip to one of Southeast Asia’s most beloved destinations. From the luxurious northern highlands to the Mekong Delta countryside, Vietnam is dynamic and diverse in both landscape and lifestyle. With an entire week of enriching experiences, you will dabble in all things Vietnam from its renowned spice-infused cuisine to its history that is commemorated by cherished museums and landmarks.

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Best of Vietnam and Cambodia Tour

17 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,262

The essential vibrancy of Southeast Asia is in the sensational colors of the landscapes and the gilded smiles of the locals. The natural scenery glimmers like a photograph making you wonder if it could possibly be real, while temples stretch and tower over open jungle, and freestanding limestone precipices rise from the crystal sea. On this custom tailored tour through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand, you will witness the quintessential world of Southeast Asia where nature, architecture, food, and life create splendor.

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Vietnam Adventure Tour: Kayaking, Hiking & Cycling Through Amazing Landscapes

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,101

Adventure is within the hills and the water on this 9-day trip through Vietnam that will take you along the hills terraced with rice paddies and a bay strewn with over 1,000 islands. For the active and adventurous, the explorers and wanderers, you will spend your time within the tremendous hillsides of north Vietnam cycling along undulating mountains in the Lao Cai region and kayaking within the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay. The endless wonder is within the adventurous routes, beautiful landscape, and the discovery of various people’s unparalleled culture.

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Vietnam and Cambodia Tour Through Cultural Lens

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,803

The beauty of Vietnam and Cambodia is so alluring that it is hard to capture them with a photo; their majesty is bursting from terraced mountain ranges and overflowing from the gregariousness of the people within the hill tribes and cities. On this custom tailored tour you will find the remarkable nature illuminated within the photos you take, as an acclaimed photographer mentors you within the diverse streets of Hanoi and the intricate reliefs of Angkor Wat. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, Vietnam and Cambodia will speak of endless wonders.

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Secluded Luxury Honeymoon in Vietnam

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,271

Experience the romance of undulating mountains and pristine beaches on this custom tailored tour through Vietnam. From luxurious resorts on private islands to emerald terraced hillsides that stretch across the landscape, from the colorful textiles of local villagers to magnificent tiger fish floating above the coral reef, you will find the culture of the northern mountains and the opulence of immaculate beaches. Explore the historic depths of ancient neighborhoods and enjoy a moonlit stroll through the temperate island jungle. Let the comforts of a dreamy hideaway create a lifetime of memories with the one you love.

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North Vietnam Heritage Tour for Families

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,825

Hanoi captures the range of cultural influences that shine throughout Northern Vietnam, Mai Chau shares tasteful vistas of the luscious countryside, and Bai Tu Long Bay offers an emerald waterscape that is off the beaten path. These are but a few of the enchanting destinations that you and your family will appreciate during your fun-filled excursion across the unspoiled expanse of Northern Vietnam. We have tailor-made this tour to cater to families of all ages, ensuring that every experience is as enthralling as it is educational. Capture lifelong moments together on this 14-day excursion through Northern Vietnam as you celebrate the alluring Vietnamese culture and bucolic environmental sights.

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South & Central Vietnam Tour: Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Delta & More

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,803

Ancient imperial citadels continue to hold powerful walls and endless gateways. Tunnels stretch for miles deep beneath the landscape. Markets float along the river in colorful displays of delicious fruit and traditional cuisine. On this custom tailored tour through Vietnam you will find the endless wonder of history and the remarkable beauty of the local culture. Cruise down the famous Mekong River and witness the continued elegance of French architecture found effortlessly decorating wide city avenues. See the remnants of ancient empires and taste the flavors of local specialties on your trip through South and Central Vietnam.

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Treasures of Southeast Asia: Best of Bali & Vietnam Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,218

Indulge in your immersive experience of the exotic and compelling, the tropical and the inspiring during your custom tailored exploration of Vietnam and Bali’s highlights. Discover exquisite flowers and myriads of temples and then float down the famous Mekong River and traverse the meandering Cu Chi Tunnels. The ancient legends blend with contemporary culture, and old streets are accentuated by modern luxuries. From French colonial Cathedrals to white sand beaches, bustling spice markets to coffee plantations, you will uncover the pleasures and splendors Southeast Asia in Bali and Vietnam.

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Best of Indochina Tour: Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,271

Let yourself be introduced to the stunning landscapes and remarkable history of Southeast Asia on this custom tailored tour through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. From ancient temples of the Angkor complex that are decorated with tremendous carved detail and grand size, to the natural caves that wind deep into the mountains of Vietnam, on this tour you will find the culture of hill tribes and the historic ruins of emperors. Whether strolling along French Colonial architecture or hearing monks chant at sunrise you will gather unforgettable memories within your time in Southeast Asia.

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Vietnam Cooking Class & Food Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,335

The food of Vietnam is filled with depth, from rich and hardy beef broth to stunningly bright coriander and lime zest. On this custom tailored tour through the highlights of the urban and rural landscape you will taste your way through the regional cuisine, where the herbaceous ginger or sweet shrimp can be mixed with luscious jackfruit or vibrant carrots. From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, explore the sites with more than just your eyes by experiencing the true flavors of Vietnam.

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Vietnam & Cambodia Tour: Romance of the Mekong Delta to Ancient Angkor Wat

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,037

History is filled with romance, from the artistry of ancient architecture to the stunning landscapes carved and preserved with time. Witness the serenity of towering ancient temples hidden within lush jungles. Drift along the Mekong River where culture thrives within vibrant floating markets. On this custom tailored tour you will find the charm of small towns and the grandeur of big cities, the connection of tradition and modernity and the intricacies and magnificence of ancient culture. There is passion and privacy in history and in Vietnam and Cambodia there is history for you to discover.

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Best of Mekong Delta Vietnam Tour: Can Tho, Tam Nong, Chau Doc & More

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $1,633

Life along the Mekong Delta is extremely vibrant, diverse, and truly unique. This custom tailored tour will take you down the tremendous waterway to experience the expansive paddy fields and fabulous culture, the incredible wildlife and colorful floating markets. Spend your time drifting down secret canals that lead you to quiet villages. Look out over vast meadows filled with elegant birdlife. From unparalleled temples to friendly faces, you will find the beauty in Vietnam and the unforgettable charm of the Mekong Delta.

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Vietnam Adventure Tour: Scuba Diving, Cycling & More

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,037

Adventure makes the heart grow fonder on this 13-day tour of Vietnam. Discover the beauty of the countryside from the hill tribe villages to the cultural markets. Explore the deep caves in the limestone islands of Ha Long Bay. You can venture deep beneath the sea to swim with exotic fish and cruise along the Cai River to witness the local fisherman. From mountain bikes to kayaks, scuba diving to an overnight cruise, you will find the thrill of adventure and the allure of luxury.

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Travel Tips for Your Vietnam Trip
When is the best time to visit Vietnam?

We recommend traveling to Vietnam between November and March.

While the climate differs between Vietnam’s three regions, you can enjoy comfortable conditions and clear skies in northern, central, and southern Vietnam from November through March. Southern Vietnam is wonderful during these times of the year, while it may be worth considering spring, from March to May, and fall, from September to November, for trips to Vietnam’s northern hills as the weather is warmer than in winter.

Regardless of where you go, Vietnam is a year-round destination, and while humid and rainy, the summer is an excellent time for enjoying the warmth along the southern coastline. Northern Vietnam’s rice paddies are also stunning in the summer. Bear in mind that Ha Long Bay cruises are not always possible in the summer when the rainfall is heavy and frequent.

As you consider your plans, explore our guide on the best time to visit Vietnam to find a time that is best suited for your type of adventure and travel preferences.

Where should I visit in Vietnam?

With its lush landscapes, historic sites, and vibrant cities, there is a wealth to explore on tours of Vietnam. From Hanoi in the north to Ho Chi Minh City in the south, here are a few of our best places to visit in Vietnam:

  • Hanoi: Vietnam's charming capital city features historic architecture, tranquil lakes, and French colonial landmarks. From the city’s bustling Old Quarter to rolling hills nearby, you can experience the best of northern Vietnam from the capital.
  • Ha Long Bay: Cruise amongst thousands of limestone islands rising from emerald waters in this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ha Long Bay is a breathtaking garden of islands you can see on a luxury charter, stopping at remote beaches, floating villages, sensational snorkeling spots, or Lan Ha Bay, one of Vietnam’s most romantic places.
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Southern Vietnam’s cultural treasure trove, Ho Chi Minh City, is a vibrant destination with dramatic museums and colorful markets. Inviting you to explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, the city is a lens through which to view Vietnam’s history.
What should I do in Vietnam?

From exploring ancient sites to cruising karst-studded waters, Vietnam offers endless opportunities for adventure, cultural connection, and relaxation. Here are some of the top things to do in Vietnam:

  • Sample Vietnam’s world-famous street food, from a steaming bowl of pho noodle soup to a savory bahn mi sandwich
  • Trek or walk across the rolling rice terraces of Sapa in northern Vietnam and visit traditional villages
  • Kayak across the dazzling blue waters of Ha Long Bay and spend time soaking up the sunshine on remote beaches
  • Visit floating markets and islands in and around the Mekong Delta
  • Explore Vietnam’s dramatic history at Ho Chi Minh City’s heritage sites, landmarks, and the Cu Chi Tunnels

These are just a few of the best experiences for a trip to Vietnam, and you can find more ideas for a family vacation in our guide on the top things to do with kids.

Where is Ha Long Bay, and how should I experience it?

Located in northeast Vietnam, Ha Long Bay is only a short three-and-a-half-hour private transfer from Hanoi.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is famed for its towering karst peaks, secluded beaches, and mystical seascapes. A luxury cruise through Ha Long Bay lets you wake up to mist-shrouded vistas while exploring islands, floating villages, and hidden caves.

With your every need tended to by a professional crew and access to the bay's remote corners, luxury Ha Long Bay cruises offer one of the most serene and comfortable ways to explore the beauty of Vietnam.

What is Vietnam known for?

With its complex history, breathtaking landscapes, and distinct culture, Vietnam has many claims to fame.

Arguably, the most significant aspect of Vietnam to discover is its tragic yet resilient past. From the Cu Chi Tunnels to the War Remnants Museum, tours in Vietnam reveal the country’s dramatic history.

Vietnam is also widely known for its stunning landscapes, from the limestone islands of Ha Long Bay to the rice terraces of Sapa in northern Vietnam. You can also savor Vietnam’s delicacies when learning about the country’s rich cuisine on food tours.

What is the most popular food in Vietnam?

Vietnamese cuisine is one of the most famous in Southeast Asia and has influenced chefs worldwide. With a distinct French influence and using fresh local ingredients to curate elaborate dishes, Vietnamese cuisine is most famous for the following top dishes to try:

  • Pho, an authentic Vietnamese noodle soup
  • Banh mi, a French baguette filled with meat and seasonal vegetables
  • Com tam, a fractured rice grain dish complete with various sides
  • Bun bo hue, a noodle soup tracing ancient Hue royalty

Cao lau, a pork noodle broth topped with fresh herbs and crushed pork crackling

Is it safe to travel to Vietnam?

It is safe to travel to Vietnam.

Vietnam’s welcoming culture and thriving tourist infrastructure invite travelers to enjoy a stress-free trip. As in any foreign destination, use common sense and remain aware of your belongings to avoid petty crime.

What are your most popular Vietnam itineraries?

With three distinct regions to explore, each with unique charms, the best Vietnam itinerary immerses you in one or takes you to all three. Our top Vietnam trips below offer examples of how you could enjoy your stay, and you can use them to inspire your custom trip:

Discover Vietnam's natural beauty and dramatic history with our Amazing Vietnam Vacation: Karst Islands to Imperial Citadels tour that takes you from Ha Long Bay to Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hanoi in eight days.

What else should I know about how to plan a trip to Vietnam?

Explore more information in our frequently asked questions about planning a trip to Vietnam and inspiration in our Vietnam travel guide.

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