Vietnam

Enjoy charming coastal towns, bustling cultural centres and a mouth-watering cuisine.

From the emerald rice fields and scenic highlands of Sapa in the north to the lush pastures and riverside gardens of the Mekong Delta in the south, Vietnam is a land of incredible natural and cultural diversity.

The cities and towns are defined by a graceful blend of old French colonial beauty, faded imperial relics and a contemporary culture. Hanoi, the cultural heart and capital of the nation is home to a vibrant Old Quarter, well-preserved French district and a captivating culinary scene while Hue, the former imperial city on the central coast offers a glimpse into the lives of Vietnam's former ruling family. The old port town Hoi An is endlessly charming with its colourful mix of Chinese, Japanese and European influences and meandering lanes lined with chic eateries and boutiques. Further south, the bustling commercial centre of Ho Chi Minh City enjoys a lively cosmopolitan vibe with bustling markets, traditional temples and broad French boulevards.

A journey through Vietnam promises beautiful coastlines, cities buzzing with energy and activity, lush, calming countryside, and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Learn about the country’s history and culture as you and your dedicated travel guides embark on private encounters and unique behind the scenes insights that reveal Vietnam at its finest.

Decades of in-country expertise means our Journey Designers can curate exceptional activities and experiences for you that are beyond the reach of the average traveller. Piece these together as a framework for your own bespoke adventure or find them in our featured journeys.

Continent Asia
Language Vietnamese
Capital Hanoi
Population 97,141,003
Area 331,212 km²
Currency Vietnamese dong

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Decades of in-country expertise means our Journey Designers can curate exceptional activities and experiences for you that are beyond the reach of the average traveller. Piece these together as a framework for your own bespoke adventure or find them in our featured journeys.

When to Go

In general, Vietnam has a tropical climate with average annual temperatures ranging from 22°C to 34°C. Although temperatures are consistent year round, various parts of the country, at certain times of the year, can be affected by unpredictable storms which may cause flooding. From May to November, most of the country is affected by south-western monsoons. The rains, which tend to be concentrated in the late afternoons, provide welcome relief from the heat. The heaviest rainfall tends to occur between July and August in the north; June to October in the south; and October to December in Central Vietnam.

December to March is a pleasant time to visit the southern city of Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, although temperatures in Hanoi and northern regions tend to be cooler during those months. In the mountainous regions in the far north such as Sapa, the temperature can at times drop below zero. The best time to visit the north is between September and December when there's a good chance of clear skies and low humidity, while March to September is an ideal time to enjoy the beaches and attractions of Central Vietnam. Beach destinations in the south such as Nha Trang, Phu Quoc and Con Dao Island are warm and sunny most of the year. However, the rainy season varies for each destination: Nha Trang (October to December); Phu Quoc (June to September) and Con Dao (November to January).

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Since 2014, A&K has been delivering rare opportunities to engage with beautiful Vietnam and her people. Our dedicated team of travel professionals have their finger on the pulse of what is new and trending in the region and our transformational journeys inspire travellers of all walks of life. Connect with specialists in culture, food, art, religion and history and get the best advice on where to eat, shop and unwind.

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