ICS TRAVEL GROUP has a breadth of experience delivering unrivalled programmes in Asia. They are the leading destination management company for creating memorable moments in Vietnam and are dedicated to ensuring each experience is unique.

 

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key destinations 

vietnam

Vietnam is rapidly developing but holds on tightly to the charming traditions that make it such a fascinating destination to visit.

 

Northern Vietnam is like nowhere else, boasting surreal scenery in the shape of soaring mountains, forested limestone karsts and cascading rice terraces. The capital city of Hanoi bears traces of past centuries with wide Parisian boulevards and colourful Chinese temples. The seascape of Halong Bay is a magical sight; breath-taking rock pinnacles rise dramatically from the sea and floating villages sit languidly in the bay.

 

Move further south to central Vietnam where historical cities and sweeping beaches are waiting to be enjoyed. The old imperial capital of Hue is home to the Citadel and Royal Tombs, sitting on the banks of the Perfume River. Hoi An, a UNESCO-listed city, is a popular buzzing destination with quaint streets lined with old shophouses, temples, chic bars and stylish restaurants. The thriving modern city of Danang showcases its fire-breathing Dragon Bridge and sits only a few kilometres away from golden shoreline.

 

The Mekong Delta is blessed with lush fertile land where villagers in traditional conical hats work in vibrant rice paddies and boats with dragon eyes ply the waters. Ho Chi Minh City’s wartime past is displayed at the Cu Chi Tunnels and War Remnants Museum, but this vast metropolis is also full of modern bars, shops and restaurants.

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destination highlights

an endless array of activities

For the nature lover, there are endless opportunities to sightsee in Vietnam. Its extensive stretch of coastline means changes in landscapes are significant, varying from bright green mountain ranges and tropical forests to pristine beaches and sandy dune deserts. Even the seasons differ from North to South.
The beauty of Vietnam can largely be owed to the folk of the land. Vietnamese people have an effortlessly welcoming spirit that shines through so visitors are made to feel at home. The culture is an interesting mix of languages, religions and historical backgrounds so that no two days are ever the same.
Vietnamese cuisine is nothing short of superior, with a dynamic range of flavours reaching every dish. The famous and delicious noodle soup, ‘Pho’ can be enjoyed on every street side and there is no shortage of tasty ‘Banh Mi’ baguettes. A balance of sweet, sour, salty and spicy seasonings added to meals makes the food in Vietnam unforgettable.
With over two thousand miles of beautiful coastline, Vietnam naturally enjoys pristine beaches, palm-lined islands and a handful of hidden coves. Beachgoers that visit this country are in for a real treat and can enjoy some untouched treasures – imagine shimmering turquoise waters that meets powdery sands and rugged green jungles.
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Soak up the scenes from the deck of a luxury junk boat as you drift past huge limestone karsts soaring out of the emerald water. As a natural wonder of the world and a well-deserved UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay is a once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed.
There’s no better place to try Tai Chi than surrounded by the serenity of Halong Bay. Tai Chi involves moving harmoniously to release tension from the body and mind. This ancient form of self-defence promises to offer a spiritual activity focused solely on wellness and detox.
A unique and exciting way to sightsee authentic Hanoi. Watch from the back of a vintage Vespa as the city streets and coloured lights pass you by. Learn about the capital’s history and sample sensational street food whilst zipping around town.
This impressive network of connecting tunnels forces you back in time to wartime Vietnam.
Discover the eye-opening Vietnamese past and get a sneak-peak into life as an underground soldier. For those that enjoy a history lesson or two, the Cu Chi tunnels make for a brilliant day out.
Float along the Perfume River and enjoy the scenery from a traditional dragon-style boat. Designed to show you the beauty of Hue from a special angle, this tour invites you to be immersed into nature while passing by iconic landmarks.
Get a taste of Hanoi’s Old Quarter in a traditional cyclo as you weave in and out of the bustling streets. This hot-spot of the capital is a charming area full of restaurants, street vendors, shops, cafés and historic sites. Prepare to awaken your senses for a mesmerising ride.
Visit the floating markets of the Mekong Delta where local people sell fruit, vegetables and other goods directly from their boats. These vibrant and colourful markets give you an insight into the wonderful culture and are a great way to try the fresh produce.
Unwind on the beautiful beach of Cham Island for a slice of sleepy ocean-side life. Turquoise waters provide ideal snorkelling conditions and the powdery sand is perfect for sunbathing on after a delicious private BBQ lunch.
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useful information

  • time difference

    GMT +7 hours

  • flight time

    Hanoi (HAN) = 11 hours 40 mins

    Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) = 12 hours 20 mins

  • passports & visas

    Passports must be valid for at least one month after the intended date of departure. Visas are not required for British Citizens for stays up to 15 days. Click here for further information.

  • currency

    Vietnamese Dong (VND)

    1 GBP = 30,330 VND*

     

    US Dollar (USD)

    1 GBP = 1.3 USD*

    *approx. R.O.E. at time of writing

  • health & medical

    Some vaccinations are recommended, please click here for further information.

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