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Vietnam Adventure Holidays

Go off the beaten track with us on our holidays to Vietnam. Some people might still associate Vietnam with its infamous war and history but, since being officially united again in 1975, the country is moving on from its dark past and is at peace. Today Vietnam has so much to offer for everyone; breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cities, tranquil villages, historic sights, incredible cuisine and a fascinating culture. All of our holidays to Vietnam include accommodation and an expert local guide to show you the way on exciting excursions.

With its spectacular coastline, ancient pagodas, lively cities, delicious food and exotic culture, it’s no wonder Vietnam is top of many holiday wish lists. On our holidays to this incredible country, we’ll have the opportunity to discover it all as we visit must-see highlights and enjoy authentic experiences with the help of an expert, local guide. When you travel with us to Vietnam, we’ll go beyond the standard holiday and immerse ourselves in the culture of this beautiful country. We’ll take a scenic bike ride through rural countryside in Tam Coc, kayak and swim in Ha Long Bay, experience the floating markets of Cai Rang, and climb the famous Marble Mountains. Our holidays include a variety of excursions, so whether you’re interested in Vietnam’s history, local customs or breath-taking scenery, there’s something for everyone.  From the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay to the buzzing cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, our trips to Vietnam are sure to create memories that last a lifetime.

Departures from Ireland include return flights and customers from other countries have the flexibility to arrange their own flights and join the group at the start point of our exciting Vietnam tour.

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Select A Guided Adventure Holiday To Vietnam

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€1,999pp

Vietnam

Explore Vietnam

Fully
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15

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3 & 4
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Vietnam Tour Highlights

  • Take an exciting cyclo ride in Hanoi.
  • Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn more about how the Viet Cong lived during the Vietnam war.
  • Learn how to cook Vietnamese cuisine and bring home some delicious recipes.
  • Cruise around Halong Bay and experience a Tai Chi lesson on the top deck.
  • Set out on a cycling tour of Cam Kim Island. 
  • Discover the Mekong Delta on a boat ride and experience the iconic floating markets.

Top Tourist Attractions In Vietnam

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Cu Chi Tunnels

Used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, the Cu Chi Tunnels served as hiding places, communication and supply routes, field hospitals, and even living quarters. Spanning more than 250km and descending 3 floors over 12 metres in depth, this vast network of tunnels is an incredible engineering marvel. Today, the tunnels have been restored to allow visitors to experience what underground life was like during this conflict. 

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Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

This marvellous neo-Romanesque style building was established by French colonists in the 19th century. It is situated in the very heart of Ho Chi Minh City at the Paris Square. All materials necessary for the construction of the basilica were imported from France.

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Temple of Literature

A temple dedicated to the philosopher Confucius, it's located in Hanoi and is also known as Van Mieu. It was founded in 1070 by Emperor Le Thanh Tong and was the site of the first university in Vietnam, Quoc Tu Giam. The temple is also featured on the 100,000 Vietnamese dong banknote. 

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Marble Mountains

This mountain range consists of five peaks and is a popular tourist site, and is often called the Mountains of Five Elements. The five peaks are called Thuy Son (water), Moc Son (metal), Tho Son (soil) and Hoa Son (fire).

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Japanese Covered Bridge

One of the top sights in Hoi An, this bridge was first built in the 1590s by Japanese merchants in order to reach the Chinese quarter.  It’s located in the centre of the old town of Hoi An,  a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

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Cai Rang Floating Market

Experiencing the colourful floating markets of Vietnam's Mekong Delta is a must for any travel bucket list. The biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta, where boats of various sizes sell their produce on the river. You don’t need to even purchase anything, it’s a wonderful and unique experience to soak up the vibrant atmosphere and to see what the locals buy. 


Useful Information For Your Holiday To Vietnam

To make your holiday as smooth as possible, we’ve outline some general information that may be helpful to you when planning your getaway to Vietnam. 

Weather In Vietnam

Due to the length of the country, the weather can vary significantly from one region to another. Tropical monsoons occur from October to April in the central region and from May to September in the north and south. It is almost totally dry throughout the rest of the year. It can get exceptionally hot, all year round, but the north has a cooler time between October and April. Temperatures around the country can reach up to 40C° in the pinnacle of the hot and rainy season (May to September), but the northern highlands and the capital Hanoi can often seem cold in the winter months. 

TimeZone & Currency

Vietnam is seven hours ahead on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) throughout the year. The Vietnamese currency is the Dong.

Food & Drink in Vietnam

Profoundly influenced by the cuisines of France, China, and Thailand, Vietnamese cooking is highly innovative, fragrant, spicy, light and delicious. Duck and beef dishes are popular, as are crispy spring rolls with dipping sauces. The nation’s favourite dish is ‘pho’, a spicy noodle soup, with variations in recipe according to region and family. French colonial influence means superb crusty baguettes and sweet pastries as good as those served in France, at a fraction of the price! Green tea is the national drink, and Vietnam also produces beers.

Reading For Your Trip

  • The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  • Vietnam Rising Dragon by Bill Hayton
  • Miss Saigon by Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil

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