Vietnam

Vietnam

Vietnam is a beguiling country, with dramatic scenery, a thriving streetfood culture, crumbling colonial architecture, a rich Cultural heritage and some not too shabby beaches. The country is long and narrow running North and South, distances can be long by road, but there is a good domestic air network. Most travellers tend to either concentrate on the North of the country from Hanoi down to Hoi An, or do the full North to South down to Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta. Vietnam's highlights include a cruise on the majestic Halong Bay, buzzing Hanoi, the Imperial City of Hue and sleepy riverside Hoi An.

We first visited Vietnam nearly 20 years ago and much has changed in the interim. Vietnam has experienced an explosion in visitor numbers over the last five years and some places aren't what they were. But if you scratch below the surface and plan your trip wisely it isn't too difficult to avoid the crowds. Vietnam is fantastic for cycling, you don't need to tackle a hard core multi day ride, but some easy rural rides through traditional villages are often the highlight of a visit. And of course, it is worth planning in some beach time, just to slow down into an easier pace of life after experiencing Vietnam's hectic mega cities. Whilst the mainland boasts some OK beaches (Mue Ne, Hoi An and Na Thrang), the best beaches are offshore on Phu Quoc Island, and in rainy season it is even worth combining Vietnam with Koh Samui in Thailand.

All our trips in Vietnam are tailor-made so get in touch and we will start planning a trip to suit you.


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Accommodation

Caravelle Hotel

Ho Chi Minh City

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Large, upmarket hotel in prime location
- Within walking distance of visitor attractions
- Choice of restaurants, roof bar
- Swimming pool, spa, fitness centre

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- French Colonial Heritage
- Central Hanoi
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- 364 Rooms

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Exclusive, select high-end resort
- Idyllic beach setting with many dining options
- Tennis, badminton, basketball, table football
- Sailing, kayaking, pools, gym and spa

La Veranda

Phu Quoc

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Contemporary beachside resort
- Pool, spa, fitness centre
- Snorkelling, diving, kayaking, volleyball
- Cookery classes, rainforest and market visits

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Deluxe hotel in prime location, lovely gardens
- Great pool, spa, gym, gourmet restaurant
- Tennis, basketball, table tennis, billiards
- Boules, complimentary bike hire

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 11 Cabins
- 2 Sundecks
- Kayaks
- Traditional interiors

Dragon Legend

Halong Bay

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Luxury Junk
- 24 spacious cabins
- Kayaking
- Seawater pool

Jayavarman

Mekong Delta

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 27 Cabin Cruise Ship
- 4 & 8 Day Cruises
- Mekong Delta
- French Colonial Style

Red Dragon

Halong Bay

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 5 Cabins
- Authentic Junk
- 1 & 2 Night Cruises

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Secluded Beach Resort
- Watersports
- Private Villa Pools
- Mountain, Sea & Lagoon Views

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Luxury Beach Resort
- Stunning views
- Watersports Club
- Near Hue and Hoi An

Prince Junk

Halong Bay

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Private 2 Bedroom Junk
- Traditional Decorations
- Indoor & Outdoor Dining
- Sundeck

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Excellent Old Quarter location
- Restaurant, gym, cinema, and spa
- Good variety of accommodation

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Convenient location in vibrant Old Quarter
- Excellent service, friendly feel
- Restaurant and onsite Spa

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 14 Bedroom Boutique Hotel
- Rice Paddies & Limestone Peaks
- Swimming Pool
- Beautiful Gardens

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Boutique Hotel
- Swimming Pool
- Central Hoi An
- Restaurant & Spa

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Comfortable, contemporary hotel
- Restaurant, bar, gym, and spa
- Short walk to Old Quarter and visitor attractions

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Superb beachfront location
- Spacious resort with good facilities
- Lovely pool and gardens

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Elegant, upmarket resort
- Lovely riverside setting
- Restaurants, pool, spa, gym
- Short walk into Old Town, beaches nearby

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Comfortable Guesthouse
- Traditional Village
- Beautiful Countryside
- Cycling & Village Activities

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Lush Gardens
- Swimming Pool
- Good Value Boutique Option
- An Bang Beach 5km to Hoi An

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Large but peaceful resort with 2 pools
- Local artist gallery & two shops on site
- Tai chi, chakra balancing, yoga, spa
- Visits to Phong Nha caves & National Park

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Off the beaten path
- Eco-friendly lodge with emphasis on nature
- Pool, hiking, mountain biking
- Cookery classes, village & working farm visits

Mango Bay

Phu Quoc

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Unpretentious barefoot beach resort
- Environmentally friendly ethos
- Paddle boarding, kayaking, volleyball
- Spa, yoga, thai chi, Duong Dong excursions

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Upmarket boutique resort
- 3 swimming pools & private beach
- Cookery classes, village & temple visits
- Diving expeditions, national park day trips

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- High end resort with exclusive feel
- Private beach, infinity pool with ocean views
- Spa, outdoor fitness centre, yoga, tennis
- Cookery classes, water sports centre

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Newly Refurbished
- Central Location
- 40 rooms & suites
- Spa & Roof-top bar

Villa Song

Ho Chi Minh City

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- High end boutique hotel with individual feel
- Tranquil riverside location
- Super pool, gym, restaurant, and spa
- Complimentary speedboat into city centre

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Characterful, low key boutique hotel
- Peaceful semi-rural location
- Free shuttle to Old Town and beach
- Rooftop pool, restaurant, and gardens

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Elegant, mid-range hotel
- Excellent Old Quarter location
- Superb rooftop pool and bar

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 4 Star Central Hotel
- Simple Contemporary Rooms
- Central Location
- Good Value

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beachfront hotel in tropical gardens
- Free shuttle to Hoi An old town
- Spacious, flexible accommodation
- Pool, spa, restaurants and gym

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 110 Bedrooms
- Central Location
- Rooftop Bar
- Value 4* City Hotel

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Secluded Beach Resort
- Large Pool
- Watersports Center
- Close to Hue & Hoi An

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Eco Lodge
- Panoramic Views
- Traditional Villages
- Swimming Pool

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Traditional, mid-range hotel
- Swimming pool, spa and gym
- Complimentary shuttle to beach and old town

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Independent, mid-range boutique hotel
- Fantastic central location near Old Quarter
- Restaurants, bars, and fitness centre
- Hoan Kiem Lake close by

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Central Location
- 55 Rooms
- Good Value
- Smart Boutique Style

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Great location in central Hanoi
- Overlooks Hoan Kiem Lake
- Short stroll from vibrant Old Quarter
- Rooftop bar, coffee shop and restaurant

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Near centre of Ho Chi Minh City
- On site health club, sauna & steam rooms
- Rooftop pool with sun loungers
- Short walk to market & Independence Palace

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Riverside location, rooftop pool
- 170 contemporary rooms
- 'Vertical Sky Bar' on 25th floor
- Spa and fitness centre

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Stylish hotel in great location
- Restaurant, lounge, and top floor bar
- Large pool, gym, spa and gift shop
- Shops, markets, palaces & temples nearby

Mekong Lodge

Mekong Delta

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Eco-friendly resort in riverside location
- Comfortable bungalows in lovely gardens
- Super pool, restaurant and bar
- Fishing, hiking, cycling, floating market

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Elegant riverside hotel in lovely gardens
- Complimentary boat shuttle from private jetty
- Spa, gym, pools, table tennis, billiards, bikes
- Near museums, temples, floating markets

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Charming resort in lovely gardens
- Two restaurants, swimming pool and spa
- Billiards, table football, complimentary bikes
- Free shuttle to Old Town and beach

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 508 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)

    The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.

    Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!

    Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good

    Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.

    Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.

    Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.

    MissingPippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019

  • Once again you organised a really good holiday for us.
    If there was one criticism it was that there were too many flights. I don’t know whether you could do Bangkok first, Chiang Mai, then fly down South?
    Your drivers and Guides - all really good. The variety of transport on the tours in Bangkok and Chiang Mai; we all loved.
    Tamarind Village - Our room was a bit of a squeeze, with the 3 of us and 3 big suitcases.
    Lisu Lodge- I enjoyed our time here. Going forward I would suggest only 1 night or they need to have some more activities. I liked how we ate on the floor, the food was really good. Staff very friendly. We liked the cycling, tea plantation, trekking and white water rafting.
    Riva Surya- good location.
    Elephant Hills- we loved looking after the elephants, the lake was also a really good experience. The guides were informative and looked after us well. The resort locations and tents were perfect.
    Santiburi - amazing; we upgraded to a beach bungalow which was fantastic. The hotel is in a stunning location, the facilities and the service was impeccable. Sam has some private Thai boxing lessons, which he loved. We had cookery lessons and used the paddle boards. A perfect end to quite a busy holiday.

    MissingNatasha L reviewing Thailand Family Adventure on 24 September 2019

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