Hanoi Yen stream on the way to Huong pagoda in Vietnam.

Vietnam Tours & Vacations

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  1. Describe your dream Vietnam tour.

  2. We match you with up to 3 top Vietnam travel specialists. They compete to plan your custom trip.

  3. Book the trip when you are satisfied.

A whirlwind of colorfully pristine nature and magnanimous culture awaits in Vietnam as a country of immense depth opens for your discovery. A proud heritage, welcoming people, and a delectable cuisine beckons to travelers of all kinds. Design your Vietnam exploration with Zicasso and get exclusive access to its many idiosyncrasies.

Sample Itineraries

Get inspired with our sample trips below. You can have any trip tailor made for your private travel. Any number of days.
Any departure date. Any experience you want.

Cultural Explorer & Private Adventure Tour of Vietnam

Cultural Explorer & Private Adventure Tour of Vietnam...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $1,795

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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A red junk boat sailing in Ha Long Bay.

Amazing Vietnam Vacation: Karst Islands to Imperial Citadels

Amazing Vietnam Vacation: Karst Islands to Imperial...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,275

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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Family Fun Filled Vacation in Vietnam

Family Fun Filled Vacation in Vietnam

7 Day Custom Tour

From $1,255

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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Boats cruising along Ha Long Bay.

Flavors of Vietnam Tour: Excursions & Regional Cooking Classes

Flavors of Vietnam Tour: Excursions & Regional...

11 Day Custom Tour

From $1,975

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

Best of Vietnam Tour: Amazing Ha Long Bay to Labyrinth...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $2,515

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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North Vietnam Custom Tour: Hanoi, Mai Chau, Sapa & Ha Long Bay

North Vietnam Custom Tour: Hanoi, Mai Chau, Sapa &...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $1,615

Culture abounds on this custom tailored tour through North Vietnam. The hillsides are textured with unparalleled paddy fields creating terraces up the foothills. Ethnic tribes wear colorful textiles displaying intricate patterns. From the incredible towering karsts that decorate Ha Long Bay to the unique traditions of minority tribes within the mountains near the Chinese border, your time through the capital city and the countryside will show you the traditions of northern Vietnam within this one of a kind exploration.

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The Ultimate Vietnam Tour: An In Depth Cultural Journey

The Ultimate Vietnam Tour: An In Depth Cultural Journey...

21 Day Custom Tour

From $3,775

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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Selection of foods in Thailand

Culinary Journey of a Lifetime to Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia

Culinary Journey of a Lifetime to Thailand, Vietnam,...

20 Day Custom Tour

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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Family-Friendly Vietnam Itinerary

Family-Friendly Vietnam Itinerary

7 Day Custom Tour

From $1,255

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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Amazing Southeast Asia Tour: Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos

Amazing Southeast Asia Tour: Cambodia, Vietnam, and...

20 Day Custom Tour

From $3,595

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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Discovery Tour of Central Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Cua Dai & More

Discovery Tour of Central Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay,...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $1,795

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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One-Week Tailored Tour of Vietnam’s Paramount Places

One-Week Tailored Tour of Vietnam’s Paramount Places...

7 Day Custom Tour

From $1,255

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

Best of Vietnam and Cambodia Tour

17 Day Custom Tour

From $3,276

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

Vietnam Adventure Tour: Kayaking, Hiking & Cycling...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $1,615

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

Vietnam and Cambodia Tour Through Cultural Lens

12 Day Custom Tour

From $2,155

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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A couple walking through a beach resort in Vietnam.

Secluded Luxury Honeymoon in Vietnam

Secluded Luxury Honeymoon in Vietnam

14 Day Custom Tour

From $2,515

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

North Vietnam Heritage Tour for Families

14 Day Custom Tour

From $2,515

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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Homemade lanterns for sale in Hoi An.

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

South & Central Vietnam Tour: Ho Chi Minh, Mekong...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $2,155

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

Treasures of Southeast Asia: Best of Bali & Vietnam...

9 Day Custom Tour

From $1,705

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

Best of Indochina Tour: Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $2,515

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

Vietnam Cooking Class & Food Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From $1,795

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

Vietnam & Cambodia Tour: Romance of the Mekong...

13 Day Custom Tour

From $2,335

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

Best of Mekong Delta Vietnam Tour: Can Tho, Tam Nong,...

7 Day Custom Tour

From $1,255

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

Vietnam Adventure Tour: Scuba Diving, Cycling &...

13 Day Custom Tour

From $2,335

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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Vietnam

How to Book a Vietnam Tour

Preserved culture and natural beauty define Vietnam. From massive karsts that rise out of the sea to lush mountain passes and soulful cuisine to remote hill-tribe villages, Vietnam remains an inspirational destination steeped in radiant imperial history and nature. Whether exploring ancient temples or the mouthwatering gastronomy, arranging your perfect combination of experiences and destinations in Vietnam can be a challenge, but Zicasso is here to assist you.

There are three ways to plan and book a trip:

1. Get a customized tour planned and booked by a travel professional. Travel independently on your own schedule.

2. Book a group tour. Join an escorted group tour with a fixed departure date.

3. Plan and book a trip yourself.

Zicasso offers the best solution for a customized tour by matching you with top travel specialists who plan and book the trip for you. Our travel agency division, Marageti, specializes in helping you book an escorted group tour. There is no extra cost to you for either service.

Custom Tours

A customized tour is one that is planned by a travel specialist according to your specific interests, preferences, and schedule. Whether you desire a family-friendly adventure or a romantic getaway, each of the accommodations, activities, and destinations is tailored to your preferences.The knowledge and experience of your travel specialist makes a big difference. Zicasso has spent thousands of hours vetting the best travel partners. We act as a referral service, matching you with specialists that best meet your goals and priorities.

Escorted Group Tours

A group tour offers the advantage of convenience at a great value. The schedule is fixed, the itinerary is pre-planned, and a dedicated tour director travels with the group throughout the trip. A group tour can be 30 - 50% less expensive than an equivalent customized tour. Out of the many hundreds of group tours, how do you select the right one for you? Our travel agency division, Marageti, has sales agents who specialize in helping travelers weigh the pros and cons of each group tour. We give you personalized recommendations to find the best tour for you.

Goals and Priorities

What are your goals and priorities for the trip? These should drive your decision for either a customized tour or a fixed departure group tour. We are here to help you make the right decisions to make your dream trip a reality.

Must-See Destinations in Vietnam

We have collaborated with our Vietnam travel specialists to provide you with the following suggestions for any length of trip. A custom Zicasso tour is designed around your time, needs, and goals, but the following suggestions act as great guidelines for different trip lengths.

Most travelers from the United States spend between 10 to 15 days in Vietnam. Approximately two weeks provides an excellent amount of time to experience and explore the highlights of Vietnam, such as the iconic cities, epic scenery, and diverse culture. During a 14-day Vietnam trip, many people also visit famous destinations in nearby countries, such as Thailand or Cambodia. How and where you travel depends on your goals in Vietnam, but the following examples are suggestions on where to go depending on the length of your trip.

7 to 9 Day Trips

If you have between seven to nine days to travel in Vietnam, we recommend that you visit Hanoi, Halong Bay, and Central Vietnam. How you organize your days and route will depend on the time you have to travel and enjoy Vietnam’s essential highlights. Your Zicasso travel specialist can ensure that your trip is designed and organized in the best way possible.

7 Days

Days 1-2: Hanoi

Days 3-4:Halong Bay

Days 5-7: Ninh Binh/Hue/Hoi An

8 Days

Days 1-2: Hanoi

Days 3-4:Halong Bay

Days 5-8: Ninh Binh/Hue/Hoi An

9 Days

Days 1-3: Hanoi

Days 4-5:Halong Bay

Days 6-9: Ninh Binh/Hue/Hoi An

If you have more time (10-16 Days), we recommend:

If you can spend approximately two weeks in Vietnam, we suggest taking your time to enjoy the natural beauty and diverse culture at a slower pace. If you have around 14 days, you can also divide your time between the original destinations in addition to Siem Reap, Mekong Delta, or Luang Prabang.

All Zicasso tours are customized to your preferences, but here is how we recommend spending your time:

10 Days

Days 1-3: Hanoi

Days 4-5: Halong Bay

Days 6-7: Ninh Binh/Hue

Days 8-10: Hoi An/Danang

12 Days

Days 1-3: Hanoi

Days 4-5: Halong Bay

Days 6-7: Ninh Binh/Hue

Days 8-10: Hoi An/Danang

Days 11-12: Ho Chi Minh City

14 Days

Days 1-3: Hanoi

Days 4-5: Halong Bay

Days 6-7: Ninh Binh/Hue

Days 8-10: Hoi An/Danang

Days 11: Ho Chi Minh City

Days 12-14: Mekong Delta

15 Days

Days 1-3: Hanoi

Days 4-5: Halong Bay

Days 6-7: Ninh Binh/Hue

Days 8-10: Hoi An/Danang

Days 11: Ho Chi Minh City

Days 12-15: Mekong Delta

16 days

Days 1-3: Hanoi

Days 4-5: Halong Bay

Days 6-8: Sapa

Days 9-10: Ninh Binh/Hue

Days 11-12: Hoi An/Danang

Days 13-15: Mekong Delta

Days 16: Ho Chi Minh City

How many days is enough to see Vietnam?

Approximately 14 days is the best way to experience Vietnam’s culture and breathtaking landscape. Approximately two weeks gives you enough time to travel at a slower pace while discovering the treasured imperial history of Hue, the beauty of Halong Bay, and the villages along the Mekong Delta; however, for a truly immersive experience, you can spend up to 30 days in Vietnam and still barely scratch the surface of the country’s true charm.

Essential Experiences for the Best Vietnam Vacation

During your Vietnam tour, you can sail around famous karsts that soar out of the water or venture through tunnels that were used during the Vietnam War. You can also find stunning beaches, vibrant mountain passes, ancient towns, and chic restaurants.

Best Way to Experience Hanoi

Hanoi is an amalgamation of vibrant history and fast-paced contemporary life that represents the junction of past and present culture in Vietnam. French, Chinese, and imperial architecture peel back the layers of the city as the markets fill with the aromas of noodles and colorful produce. During your Vietnam trip, you can enjoy the following experiences for your first time in Hanoi.

What to See & Do

The Main Must-Do Tours Hanoi (2-3 Days Depending on Pace)

1. Temple of Literature

  • Discover the stunning temple that dates back to the 11th century and represents a rare example of traditional Vietnamese architecture.

2. Hoan Kiem Lake

  • Witness reflective waters as locals practice t’ai chi, enjoy the sunset, and stroll around the elegant gateways and traditional pagodas.

3. Street Food Tour

  • Indulge in traditional Vietnamese flavors and cultural colonial fusion of food stalls in secluded alleys and bustling streets.

Best Way to Experience Halong Bay

Limestone karsts, 2,000 islands, and shimmering waters embody the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay. The ethereal natural beauty spreads to grottoes and is shaped by the wine and waves. The following list encompasses the essential experiences when visiting Halong Bay.

What to See & Do

The Main Must-Do Tours Halong Bay (1-2 Days Depending on Pace)

  1. CruiseDelight in an overnight luxury cruise as you wind around the epic karsts, lounge on secluded beaches, and witness the stunning sunset over the bay.

Best Way to Experience Hue

Hue shines with regal elegance. The preserved Imperial City rises along the Perfume River with radiant orchards, charming architecture, waterfront cafes, imperial tombs, and grand pagodas. During your Vietnam tour, you should have the following essential experiences in Hue.

What to See & Do

The Main Must-Do Tours Hue (2-3 Days Depending on Pace)

1. Thai Hoa Palace

  • Witness the majestic design of the Hai Hoa Palace, which captures the beauty and grace of Vietnam’s last dynasty.

2. Royal Tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh

  • Embrace the grandeur of the royal tomb with unique designs that include two giant dragon sculptures and 12 statues depicting bodyguards.

Special Interests & Activities in Vietnam

Traveling with Zicasso provides you with exclusive access to many activities, excursions, and tours for a distinctive experience. The following information offers insight into our recommended experiences and can be tailored to focus on your unique interests.

Best Food Destinations

With a sensational blend of spices, diverse textures, and flavors found locally and blended into recipes from colonial forces, Vietnam is a delight for food enthusiasts. The cuisine is well-known for its tropical ingredients and diverse customs that reflect the gastronomy of the sea, highlands, floodplains. From simple but perfect dishes to modern variations on classics, fresh ingredients vary by region and highlight Vietnam’s culinary diversity and splendid tastes.

Hanoi

Aside from the remarkable history and bustling culture, the cuisine in Hanoi’s Old Quarter reflects the culture of the city, especially the popular street food. Food-based adventures reveal new experiences within the food scene as the atoms of pho noodles and sticky rice blend with the radiant sounds of joyful locals.

Hoi An

The attractive ancient city also boasts a reputation for delicious flavors of iconic dishes, such as Cao Lau Noodles and Quang-style Noodles. The often under-explored culinary delights of the city rely on local ingredients found only within the region, resulting in majestic and intriguing flavor combinations often informed by Vietnamese tradition and history.

Zicasso’s Exclusive Access to Vietnam Best Wine

Zicasso travel specialists can design and organize private tours and with exclusive experiences for food enthusiasts. You can enjoy regional flavors during private cooking classes or sample award-winning dishes in celebrated restaurants. You can also bask in local delicacies at an exclusive dinner accompanied by traditional musical instruments.

Art & History

Vietnam is a country where culture emerges from cosmopolitan cities and the diverse heritage of remote hill tribes. Cities celebrate their art with modern galleries and historic architecture, customary crafts and museums boasting ancient artifacts. Museum galleries also showcase the long history of Vietnamese history and art that focuses on the role of women in Vietnamese society to the cause of the Vietnam War from the Vietnamese perspective, in addition to the effects of French colonialism on the country. Art and history derive from the Stone Age around 8,000 BC and lead to eclectic modern aesthetics, showcasing coastal fishing villages to highlighting Vietnam's place as a crossroads of Asia.

Must-See Art Museums & Attractions:

  • Embrace the artistic representations of religion and culture in Danang’s Cham Museum located inside an open-air colonial structure that displays over 300 Hindu-inspired works.
  • Enjoy historical and contemporary artworks at the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi to find silk paintings, woodblocks, folk art, and oil works inside a colonial house.

History

History in Vietnam feels ancient and tangible with contemporary designs that are steeped in local tradition. Modern high-rises in large cities juxtapose Old World heritage with more than 8,000 years of narrative that took place long before Chinese and French colonization. While Hue depicts the last dynasty of the 19th century, Hoi An embodies the importance of Vietnam as a trading post for kingdoms with both cities acting as living museums.

The natural landscapes tell the unique stories of nature’s evolution along the Mekong Delta, the Gulf of Tonkin, and in the mountain passes. On a customized Zicasso trip, we can organize custom tours with specialized guides focused on your interests, such as visiting a Hue with an archeologist with a PhD or a history professor. We can also organize history-focused small-group tours with a certified guide.

Active Tours

Active tours in Vietnam immerse you in the beautiful countryside or urban expanses from a different perspective. Unveil coastal beauty and tremendous vistas with the following when visiting Vietnam:

Hiking

  • Sapa - The northern highlands of Vietnam reveal stunning trails with vast wilderness and indigenous communities.
  • Cao Bang - Enjoy the encompassing wilderness on a trail that leads to Coc Bo Cave and ends at Ban Gioc Waterfall, one of the most majestic cascades in Southeast Asia.

Kayaking

  • Lan Ha Bay - Revel in the crystal-clear waters and quiet ambiance of Lan Ha Bay as you kayak around the epic karsts, limestone outcrops, and white-sand beaches.

Cycling

  • Mekong Delta - The waterways reveal a marvelous maze of floating markets, pagodas, and the luscious countryside as you cycle along the banks for a unique view.
  • Hoi An - Embrace the ancient city of Hoi An as you cycle along the antique streets and through the sweeping countryside to find traditional crafts and bamboo homes.

Private Excursions and Special Access

Zicasso’s travel specialists have insider access to unique excursions. Each activity is tailored to your interests for an unforgettable experience to ensure that you have the trip of a lifetime. The following list offers examples while on your Vietnam trip but the possibilities are endless:

  • Listen to traditional live music in a private imperial mansion alongside a river during an elegant six-course meal.
  • Bask in the stunning views of Halong Bay on a scenic flight.
  • Indulge in the dramatic sunset and mouthwatering cuisine of a unique cliff-side restaurant known for a special set menu in Danang
  • Stay in one of the top resort destinations in all of Asia, which offers guests elegant villas, a private pool, and two spa treatments per person

How much is a tour to Vietnam?

The starting price of a custom-tailored Vietnam trip is approximately $180 per person, per day.

For an escorted group tour, the starting price can be approximately $150 per person, per day.

The cost of a Vietnam vacation is dependent on several factors, such as the:

  • Length of your trip
  • Season (month) of travel
  • Class of hotel
  • Number of locations/cities you visit
  • Number of guided day tours and activities (e.g., cooking class, wine tasting, etc.)
  • How much you spend on meals, shopping, etc.

A vacation such as this is often the biggest purchase of the year. It will also likely be one of the most memorable experiences of your lifetime. To get the most out of your trip, we highly recommend using an expert Vietnam travel specialist to plan a customized Vietnam tour that is tailored to your specific interests and budget. You can also join an escorted group tour so that most travel arrangements are pre-planned for you. This way, you can travel hassle-free and relax while a professional tour director and guide takes care of all logistics and any issues that might arise.

The cost of a tailor-made Vietnam tour typically starts at $6,000 per person for a 10-day trip, i.e., at $600 per person, per day during the low or shoulder-season.

This includes:

  • 3-star hotels (shared twin room)
  • Some guided day tours and activities
  • Transportation in Vietnam such as airport transfers and domestic flights

A 5-star, tailor-made Vietnam tour, where most services are upgraded and extra unique experiences are included, typically starts at $ per person for a 14-day trip.

Everyone’s priorities, interests, and preferences are different. Submit a trip request on Zicasso, and we will personally match you with an expert trip planner who will help you customize your dream trip or help you to select the right group tour while also taking your budget into consideration.

Best Time to Visit Vietnam

The best time to visit Vietnam is between October to April. These months represent the most consistent weather because of the tropical climate around central and southern Vietnam. These months also host the mild winters of northern Vietnam outside of the highlands.

The climate may vary between the different regions of Vietnam. From top to bottom, Vietnam has the same distance as New York City to Miami, resulting in three diverse weather systems.

Central Vietnam can flood between September and November; however, these same months offer a great opportunity to visit Halong Bay and Ho Chi Minh City. The wet season in Hanoi and Halong Bay occurs from May to September.

January and February are wonderful months to visit northern Vietnambut can have low temperatures and unpredictable weather in the highlands.

The famous rice terraces and harvest of Sapa in the highlands are best experienced between April and early October.

How far in advance should I plan a trip to Vietnam?

To ensure you can enjoy your time in the types of accommodations you prefer and the excursions you wish to experience, you should plan your Vietnam trip six to eight months in advance if traveling during the high season. If you wish to travel during the peak season, which ecnompasses the holidays such as Christmas and New Years, you should plan your trip between 9 to 12 months ahead of time.

Modes of Transportation in Vietnam

The best way to see Vietnam in 10 days is with a combination of domestic flights and private drivers. Domestic flights are economical and fast, allowing you to travel long distances in a short amount of time.

When traveling through certain scenic destinations like Hai Van Pass, a private driver is the best way to enjoy the beauty of the landscape and the culture. Trains are available in Vietnam, but they are antiquated and often rickety.

You can travel up the Mekong River on a boat. The journey travels to destinations, such as Can Tho for the floating market and Chau Doc, to view the Victoria Riverfront; however, this is a specific journey with the majority of routes around Vietnam.

Your Zicasso travel specialist ensures that your logistics are as smooth as possible by including private airport transfers and domestic flights between destinations to create a stress-free Vietnam tour.

What to Consider When Traveling Through Vietnam

When traveling on a Vietnam tour, safety, accessibility, and travel logistics are considerations you must account for before your visit. The following offers important travel information about Vietnam travel so that you can have a stress-free trip.

Is Vietnam Safe for Travel?

Vietnam is very safe for travelers, but there are certain precautions that you should take during your trip. In large cities, such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, petty theft can occur. By keeping your phone or purse close to your body, you can avoid any incidents. Motorbikes have been known to swing past tourists and take purses or cameras, but smaller cities, such as Hoi An and Hue, do not have these issues.

Mosquitos can be an issue in certain areas of Vietnam. You should discuss your trip with a doctor or travel nurse before arriving in the country if traveling to regions that are known to have malaria or dengue fever.

It is illegal to drive a motorbike or car in Southeast Asia if you do not have a Southeast Asia driver’s license. Private drivers, taxis, guided vespa tours, or other forms of transportation will ensure that you remain safe and follow the law.

Travel Insurance

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

For Families

Vietnam is very family-focused with locals who are eager to share their heritage with visitors. Family-friendly guides will help engage with children while ensuring your family remains active with cultural or exploratory excursions. When traveling with small children, guides can arrange half-day tours. Some other considerations, such as cycling tours across the country, do not allow children younger than eight years old to participate. When traveling in summer, the heat can often be a concern, especially in Ho Chi Minh City.

For Seniors

Seniors must consider the type of activities with which you wish to engage. Your expert Zicasso specialist will minimize any stamina considerations or mobility challenges when possible by organizing your tours according to your goals, such as booking appropriate luxury accommodations. A senior traveler in Vietnam can also have half-day tours arranged for scenic excursions rather than in-depth cultural experiences. You must also consider that the heat can often be a concern when traveling in summer, especially Ho Chi Minh City. Traveling in small groups through Marageti will also hit the highlights and take care of travel logistics.

For Couples

A travel specialist understands the best destinations and experiences in Vietnam for couples who wish to combine active exploration, luxury, and romance. Unspeakably elegant properties, exciting cultural excursions, and private cooking classes can create intimate memories for the perfect Vietnam vacation. Exclusive tours will also shape your unforgettable experience, such as dining on a cliffside at sunset or lounging in a private pool.

For Travelers with Disabilities

Your Vietnam travel specialist can help any guests with mobility challenges by focusing on alternative arrangements to possible concerns, such as uneven streets or types of accommodations. Our experts’ attention to important details will ensure that you can enjoy Vietnam’s natural beauty and cultural highlights with ease.

Best Airports to Fly In & Out of Vietnam

The best airports to fly in and out of when visiting Vietnam are Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) and Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN).

For most travelers, the most convenient method of travel is when flying into Hanoi and out of Ho Chi Minh City or vice versa; however, the most convenient airport from which you arrive or depart will depend on your specific travel itinerary.

For most travelers, the most convenient airports to reach in Vietnam include:

  • Hanoi (HAN)
  • Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)
  • Danang (DAD)

Domestic Flights

Domestic flights in Vietnam are easy and affordable. Flying internally remains one of the fastest and safest ways to travel quickly across the country, especially if you wish to see more of Vietnam in less time. Domestic airports are scattered across Vietnam and allow smaller flights that reach more remote areas, including coastal destinations or areas that are closer to the Mekong River.

Flights Via Zicasso

Zicasso Air Desk is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation by employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso. Our competitive flight pricing, 24xX7 Service & Support, and Complimentary Consultation of Routing vs. Pricing with an Expert Flight Specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Recommendations for the Return Traveler

When returning for another Vietnam tour, you can travel into the depths of the cities and countryside beyond the essential destinations of Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, and Hoi An.

Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay is the quieter alternative to Halong Bay. Here, the picturesque karsts and serene ambiance create a majestic experience. Upwards of 400 limestone cliffs rise out of the ethereal green water and lead to white-sand beaches and a feeling of utter seclusion.

My Son

The ruins of the Cham-era temple city rise out of the jungle terrain at the foothills of the dramatic mountains. The 4th-century architecture provides a different perspective of Vietnamese history with Hindu relics and sandstone designs that reflect the influence of various Asian empires.

Mu Cang Chai

The remarkable valleys of Vietnam’s highlands give way to colorful villages encircled by lush rice terraces that climb the hillsides. The precise measurements resemble stairs blanketed with emerald sheets. Mu Cang Chai acts as an alternative to the more popular destination of Sapa, where the vertical rice terraces, hill tries, and controlled ecosystem create a marvelous getaway from the typical route taken by visitors to Vietnam.

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