December 2, 2022

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When it comes to such diverse geography, rich culture, and fascinating history, few places rival all that Vietnam has to offer. Let us inspire you to take an epic trip to this astonishingly beautiful country.

South Vietnam

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Discover: Ho Chi Minh City

Previously known as Saigon, the southern Vietnamese city is bursting with history, culture, and romance. Opt for a private tour to fully experience and comprehend HCMC. A few notable points of interest include: Jade Emperor Pagoda, Notre Dame Basilica, and the vibrant markets. Take a private guided tour along the beautiful Mekong Delta, a reprieve from the busy city and lifeblood to many communities along the shores of the river. In addition to exploring fish farms and produce farms, some cruises include a romantic picnic set up by your butler.

Stay: Reverie Saigon

Borrowing inspiration from Italy’s most acclaimed brands and fusing Vietnamese hospitality, the Reverie Saigon impresses the most discerning of travelers. Epitomizing luxury, the hotel’s rooms boast furnishings in an array of impeccable décor suiting a variety of tastes as well as unprecedented views of the city and Saigon River.

Central Vietnam

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Discover: Hoi An & Danang

From the old Imperial City to the beauty of Danang, Central Vietnam is the hidden gem of the country. Strewn with grand resorts lined along sugar white beaches, China Beach mimics a tropical island paradise. Epicurean delicacies of seafood and Bun Cha Ca abound throughout the town, but for a romantic dinner try Madame Hanh. The famous eatery where “the mountain meets the sea” continues to be a local favorite since its opening in 1956. Many travelers are drawn to Hoi An for its old-world feel. The city boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Old Town reminiscent of the 17th century.

Stay: Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula

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The spectacular hillside resort on the Son Tra Peninsula features a 700-meter private beach, lush gardens, and interiors inspired by Vietnamese temples and traditional villages. The culinary masterpiece, La Maison 1888 – helmed by three-star Michelin chef Pierre Gagnaire – and the HARNN Heritage Spa add to the allure of the posh resort.

Northern Vietnam

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Discover: Ha Long

There’s nothing quite like a memorable cruise on the Emeraude. Evoking leisurely days of years past, sit back and relax as you cruise Halong Bay surrounded by the vintage decor and the smell of freshly made crepes. Take in the sights of the UNESCO landscape by air with an exhilarating ride at Hai Au Aviation. A spectacular flight takes passengers over Halong Bay’s 2000 islands.

Stay Metropole Hanoi

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One of Vietnam’s grandest hotels, the storied five star hotel, Metropole Hanoi welcomes visitors with its classical white façade, beautiful lawn and rich traditions. The hotel has been welcoming high profile guests like heads of state, ambassadors, celebrities and dignitaries since since 1901. One step into the hotel, and it becomes clear why so many guests chose the storied five star resort while in Hanoi.

If you prefer traveling with a luxury tour company, Abercrombie & Kent, Jacada Travel, and Cox and Kings offer personalized luxury tours with customized service.

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