Vietnam Holidays

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In recent years, Vietnam holidays show you one of the best spots to visit in all of Asia. It is a country of astounding beauty, delightful cuisine and a complex heritage.

Hanoi, the capital is an exotic mix of the old and new Asia. Referred to as the 'Paris of Asia', it's a beautiful city with a decidedly French feel. A shoppers' paradise, some of the best bargains in all of Asia can be found in the renowned Old Quarter, a series of trading streets filled with thousand year old 'tunnel houses'.

The Old Quarter also has many street stalls with reasonably priced food. The Apocalypse Now Bar (there is also one in Saigon) is the most popular night spot. Traffic in Vietnam (particularly Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) is dominated by motorbikes and can be chaotic, even overwhelming for the uninitiated.

Try to make eye contact with oncoming drivers and slowly make your way across the road. Be patient and pay attention, and you'll stay safe.

Ho Chi Minh City (known by almost all as Saigon) is Vietnam's largest city. Head to the Tourist Information Centre in the heart of the city, grab a free map and find out what the city has to offer. Stop by the Reunification Palace, where you'll feel you've stepped through a time warp - little has changed there since the Fall of Saigon in 1975; you'll get a feel for the war through the eyes of the locals.

Saigon is at the forefront of Vietnam's economic boom and investments have led to new lavish hotels, restaurants and nightclubs as well as high end boutiques. For Vietnam's nightlife, Saigon is the place to be. The Apocalypse Now club stays open later than most. Great music, cheap drinks, good food, it's very popular. Or try the Blue Gecko Bar, an Aussie bar with the coldest beer in town, and friendly staff. You have to try their chocolate Vodka shots!

Nha Trang with its white sandy beaches and turquoise, clear waters is the scuba diving capital of Vietnam. You should also try a boat tour of the islands, where you'll visit a makeshift bar in the water, with all of the fruit wine you can drink for free. Watch out though, it's potent!

Hue is the capital of the central region, and is the location of Vietnam's Forbidden City. You could take 3 or 4 days to explore this area, visiting the citadel and the Imperial Tombs. Check out Thu's café, a bar with 50c beers and great food. The DMZ bar, near the river has a fantastic vibe and is popular with expats and tourists alike.

A trip to Vietnam would not be complete without an overnight trip on a Chinese junk boat in the stunning Halong Bay, or a meandering trip through the Mekong Delta. May, June and September are the quietest months to visit, therefore the least expensive.

Whatever adventures you're chasing, a Vietnam holiday will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

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  • Hanoi Flights + 3 Nights

    from $1,129*

    • Return economy class airfare to Hanoi including prepaid taxes.
    • 5 nights accommodation at the 3-star Sunway Hotel in a Superior Room.
    • Buffet Breakfast daily.
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi and Cable internet access in room.
    • Complimentary access to Gym, Sauna and Steam room.
    • Return private vehicle airport transfers.
    • BONUS Honeymooners receive complimentary welcome fruit.
    Travel departing from:
    Melbourne from $1129 per adult.
    Sydney from $1145 per adult.

    Sunway Hotel Hanoi is an award-winning international hotel, with convenient access to the thriving commercial and business districts. Located at the quiet end of the French Old Quarter, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city and only 38km away from the airport. Sunway Hotel Hanoi is an excellent choice to explore Hanoi.
  • Ho Chi Minh City Flights + 5 Nights, 4-Star

    from $1,135*

    • Return economy class airfare to Ho Chi Minh City including prepaid taxes.
    • 5 nights accommodation at the 4-star Duxton Hotel in a Deluxe Room.
    • Buffet Breakfast daily.
    • Return private vehicle airport transfers.
    Travel departing from:
    Melbourne from $1135 per adult.
    Sydney from $1149 per adult.

    Located in the heart of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, the Duxton Saigon is a boutique hotel offering a refined and relaxing environment for business and leisure travellers alike. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, gymnasium, swimming pool, spa and business centre, along with several meeting rooms.

    The Duxton Saigon is situated on Nguyen Hue Boulevard, within easy walking distance of many of the city's most famous attractions including Ben Thanh Market, the Opera House, the Hotel de Ville, and Saigon River. The hotel is also ideally located for those who want to experience the city's bustling nightlife, from cheap & cheerful street food vendors to chic cosmopolitan nightclubs and lounge bars.
  • Ho Chi Minh City Flights + 5 Nights, 5-Star

    from $1,249*

    • Return economy class airfare to Ho Chi Minh City including prepaid taxes.
    • 5 nights accommodation at the 5-star Sofitel Saigon Plaza in a Superior Room.
    • Buffet Breakfast daily.
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi/Internet through hotel.
    • Complimentary scheduled shuttle bus from hotel to shopping areas.
    • Complimentary access to fitness centre, sauna, steambath and rooftop swimming pool.
    • Return private vehicle airport transfers.
    • BONUS Honeymooners receive a FREE Honeymoon setup in the room, glass of champagne, flowers upon arrival.
    • BONUS 1 FREE night - Stay 5 nights, pay for 4.
    Travel departing from:
    Melbourne from $1249 per adult.
    Sydney from $1265 per adult.

    Open since 1999, Sofitel Saigon Plaza was embodying the French elegance and culture in Vietnam's metropolis. In late 2008, the hotel's leading rooms had a major renovation, imposing a classic yet contemporary for leisure and business travellers while in Saigon.

    Designed by the architect Pierre Maclag who brought a new flair of French touch combined with the best of Vietnamese elements - Environmentally friendly surrounding, grandiose lobby, sober yet elegant design for the bedrooms. Overlooking the city and Saigon River, the rooftop swimming pool is quite a relaxing place to enjoy a drink with the best of "Saigon by night" view.
  • Danang Flights + 5 Nights, 5-Star

    from $1,525*

    • Return economy class airfare to Hanoi including prepaid taxes.
    • 5 nights accommodation at the 5-star Furama Resort Danang in a Garden Superior Room.
    • Buffet Breakfast daily.
    • Complimentary Wireless internet in rooms and resort wide.
    • Complimentary Access to Fitness centre, steam bath and sauna.
    • Complimentary Daily fruit plate in room.
    • Return private vehicle airport transfers.
    • BONUS Honeymooners receive bottle of wine on arrival, flowers in room, honeymoon decoration, honeymoon cake, upgrade to higher room category (except suite).
    • BONUS 1 FREE night - Stay 5 nights, pay for 4.
    Travel departing from:
    Melbourne from $1525 per adult.
    Sydney from $1535 per adult.

    The Furama Resort Danang is located on a beautiful white sandy stretch of the World Famous China Beach. The resort has a total of 198 guest rooms and suites and provides an ideal gateway to explore four of the Vietnams World Heritage Site including Hoi An, My Son, the Imperial city of Hue and the mystical Phong Nha Cave. The hotel has 2 swimming pools, a PADI Dive Centre and is just 2km away from the Montgomerie Links Golf Course.
  • Hanoi Flights + 3 Nights + 3 Day Paradise Cruise

    from $1,589*

    • Return economy class airfare to Hanoi including prepaid taxes.
    • 3 nights accommodation at the 3-star Sunway Hotel in a Superior Room.
    • Buffet Breakfast daily.
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi and Cable internet access in room.
    • Complimentary access to Gym, Sauna and Steam room.
    • Return private vehicle airport transfers.
    • BONUS Honeymooners receive complimentary welcome fruit.
    • 2 nights accommodation onboard Paradise Cruise in a Deluxe Cabin.
    • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners.
    • Complimentary welcome cocktail.
    • Complimentary Tai Chi session.
    • Return Hanoi to Halong Bay transfers via private vehicle.
    Travel departing from:
    Melbourne from $1589 per adult.
    Sydney from $1605 per adult.
    Sunway Hotel 3-star,Hanoi.

    Sunway Hotel Hanoi is an award-winning international hotel, with convenient access to the thriving commercial and business districts. Located at the quiet end of the French Old Quarter, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city and only 38km away from the airport. Sunway Hotel Hanoi is an excellent choice to explore Hanoi.

    3 Day Paradise Cruise.
    Paradise Luxury was built according to the traditional Vietnamese junk design and present a lavish outfit blending in subtle harmony with the natural environment. The four Paradise Luxury vessels offer 68 luxurious cabins and suites as well as an exciting array of activities to be enjoyed while experiencing the spectacular scenery of the "Bay of Descending Dragons".
    Each vessel features a stylish restaurant and bar for an exclusive dining experience on the third deck. The top deck serves as a perfect place to enjoy lingering in the sunshine and discovering the splendid beauty of Halong Bay with a 360 view while benefitting from the presence of a "Moonlight Bar", thus promising unforgettable and thoroughly relaxing moments. Celebrated for being the only cruisers in Halong Bay to provide complete spa facilities with dry sauna, Jacuzzi, massages and beauty treatments.

    DAY 1:
    You will depart from the Hanoi capital at between 7:30am-8:00am for Halong Bay approximately 4 hours away. Your paradisiacal voyage across Halong Bay starts around noon on Tuan Chau Island at the doorstep of Vietnam's most fascinating wonder. As the vessel sets sails, you will be greeted by Paradise Crew and Cruise Manager who will aim throughout your stay at providing you with the highest standards of service for a pure pleasure and utmost comfort onboard our luxury facilities in the stunning surroundings. Discover some of the treasures disseminated across the Bay of the Descending Dragon during the afternoon: fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, fantastic rock formations rising up out of emerald water. While onboard, you can take advantage at leisure of our Spa, Beauty and Massage services; surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, you will a end our chef's cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking. Defined to be one of the highlights of your Paradise stay, a highly refined, innovative and varied cuisine will be presented for Lunch and Dinner in the elegant dining room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world.

    DAY 2:
    As the day breaks, you are invited to join a Tai Chi demonstration taking place on the top deck of the vessel. Enjoy a buffet breakfast on the main vessel before being transferred to our day-boat, Paradise Explorer, which will take you to a floating village (depending on the weather conditions, either Cua Van or Vung Vieng). Enjoy lunch onboard Paradise Explorer, a Vietnamese set menu served in traditional style. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to kayak in Dark Cave / Light Cave area and/or swim at Soi Sim Island. Around 4.30pm, transfer back to Paradise Luxury. Back on the main vessel, relax and enjoy the facilities at leisure. Bar open, spa, massage and beauty services available for bookings according to your will. Dinner served onboard followed by movie night, board games or just enjoying a cocktail surrounded by limestone rocks majestically springing out from silent waters in the night.

    DAY 3:
    Early birds end a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck at the break of dawn. Start the day enjoying some Paradise delights with a colourful buffet breakfast. Continue exploring Halong Bay sailing across its 2000 islets and visiting some of its major highlights. Your Paradise Cruise will come to Tuan Chau Island between 12:15pm-12:30pm for returning back to Hanoi. Meet up with the vehicle for the drive back to Hanoi, arriving between 4:30pm-5:00pm.
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