Vietnam holidays

WITH UNIQUE CITIES, A COMPLEX HISTORY, AND WARM AND OPEN PEOPLE, VIETNAM IS ONE OF THE MOST FASCINATING COUNTRIES IN ASIA

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Vietnam

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Rich in culture and extraordinary landscapes, Vietnam spans the length of Indochina, with a never-ending coastline looking out to the South China Sea. Unique cities, a complex history, warm, open people and mouth watering cuisine lure visitors curious to experience one of the most fascinating countries in Asia.

From North to South, the culture, ideology and landscapes vary dramatically making Vietnam an exciting and extremely diverse destination. cazenove+loyd has combed the length of the country, picking out the best experiences in each place.

Let our specialist guides take you through the nostalgic colonial streets of Hanoi and explore the socialist legacy of the north, or discover the royal ruins of the Forbidden Purple City in Hue.

Hide away at one of Vietnam's secluded beaches or cruise the waters of the Mekong Delta in style.

Sample the delights of traditional home hosted cuisine or dine out in Saigon's sumptuous modern restaurants. Vietnam is fast reinventing itself as one of Asia's most fashionable destinations and with our help you'll experience the best of what the country has to offer. 

The best time to visit Northern Vietnam is November to April. The South is best visited December to April.

All itineraries are individually designed, but as a guide, we can arrange a ten day holiday in Vietnam (not including flights) from £2600 per person.

WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY
“Louise was extremely, extremely helpful – I would like everyone to know how great she was. I really developed a trust in her to understand my needs”

highlights of Vietnam

For over 20 years we have been creating the best luxury tailor-made holidays, we know our countries inside and out and really know how to get under the skin of each one and the best way to experience them.

hoi an, a unesco world heritage site

visit hoi an vietnam

Completely spared during the war, Hoi An is one of the last remaining examples of a C19th trading port left in Vietnam and today it is a Unesco World Heritage site. Hoi An's wonderfully preserved historic streets are a delight to walk through and your guide will be able to give you plenty of information on the history of this fascinating and busy town.

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the enchanting city of Hanoi

city trip to Hanoi Vietnam

Hanoi is an enchanting city, characterised by its bustling streets and tree-lined avenues. In this vibrant capital socialist ideologies and colonial influences are evident everywhere. It is a great place to get a feel for Northern Vietnam as its people, cuisine and customs are all very different to the rest of the country.

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have Lunch with a local monk

In the Ni Vien Van Hanh pagoda in Saigon, we can arrange for you to have a persona lunch with a local monk. Spend sometime learning about the Buddhist culture and how the local monks live and how their traditions are passed down through the generations.

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a day with a private guide in saigon

Saigon, is the hub of Vietnam's economy and modern culture and has a fun and lively  atmosphere. Spend a day with one of our private guides to see many of the main sights, send a postcard from the famous Saigon Post Office and explore the city's role in the war at the Palace of Reunification.

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the art galleries of hanoi

cultural trip Hanoi vietnam

Ideal for art enthusiasts, exploring Vietnam's contemporary art scene with a art expert is a great experience in Hanoi. Explore the working studios and galleries and there may be a chance to come away with a unique piece of Vietnamese art to cherish forever.

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hue (hway)

unique holiday to Vietnam

We highly recommend spending time in this vibrant city to see some of the fascinating sites and experiences that arent available to everyone that visits, such as engaging in a traditional Vietnamese lunch hosted by descendants of the royal family, aswell as having tea with the locals.

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Itineraries

The creation of each individual itinerary starts with a client’s dream.  In discussion we translate these initial desires and aspirations into our vision of the best achievable holiday. Our meticulous planning and love of our destinations ensure that we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We promise you precious and everlasting memories.

discover vietnam

Vietnam luxury holiday specialists

Rich in culture and extraordinary landscapes, Vietnam has a never-ending coastline, unique cities with warm open people and mouth-watering cuisine, it is a fascinating country where history is very much alive giving a surprise at every turn. The city of Hanoi is enchanting and a great place to get the feel for Northern Vietnam if you are fascinated by its history then a private guide is essential, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and One Pillar Pagoda are good visits. There are many art galleries and studios in Hanoi which if you are an art enthusiast is definitely worth a visit. Vietnam is great for foodies and we definitely recommend trying a cooking class as well as learning about the Vietnamese cuisine. Hoi An a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a delight to walk through with its preserved historic streets, the Japanese bridge and local markets. Lastly, Saigon the hub of Vietnam's economy, we provide a day trip just outside the city to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels which is great for those interested in Vietnam's recent history.

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Stories

As every one of the holidays we create is unique, all of our clients come back with different and interesting stories. We love to hear from our clients on their return to find out about their most memorable moments. We at c+l are also always travelling to our destinations and every trip allows us to refine and add value to our clients' future experiences. Below is a selection of ones that we think stand out as ‘extraordinary’.

The Mekong Delta by boat

Georgia Oetker has travelled with cazenove+loyd many times. Each time we make sure she has the best guide we personally know in the area. On this trip she was guided by Mr Lan, who managed to get some private access to places rarely seen by tourists in Vietnam.

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eye opening cultures in vietnam

Sara Cator travelled with her daughter to Hanoi. It was her first visit to the country, and they had a very short amount of time here. By planning the days well, she managed to see many of the fascinating historic sites, as well as many activities Sara was specifically interested in.

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Guides

Our relationships count for a lot and we still work with some of the same people we have worked with for twenty years. There is also constant change and the teams are always reviewing and adding to the experiences which they can offer and the lodges, hotels and guides they work with.

Phuc

Saigon

private guide Saigon Vietnam

Phuc’s infectious smile and enthusiasm for his hometown Saigon makes him one of our favourite guides in Vietnam. Born and bred in Southern Vietnam he has spent many years guiding and now has a broad knowledge of the history and culture of this fascinating region. We always know that our clients are in good hands when they are with him and he loves spending time with both children and adults alike.

Mr vu long

hanoi

Hanoi private guide Vietnam

Vietnam is well known for its delicious fresh food and popular street food stalls, which the locals flock to. For foodies, this experience is a must whilst in Hanoi. Wander the old quarter streets with the head of the Hanoi Gastronomy Club, Mr Vu Long. Born and bred in Hanoi, Mr Long has been sourcing food of the highest quality from the local markets over the years and has found the best hot spots for local specialty dishes. As an editor of the Culinary Art magazine and a lecturer at Hanoi University he is extremely knowledgeable and is just the man to inspire our clients with a passion for food.

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Reviews

At c+l, we have no vested interest in the hotels and lodges which we select - we review everything and choose the best for a particular client. And because we visit our three regions on a regular basis and have details conversations with over 90% of our clients on their return, our choices can be refined continually. The choice of what is best for the client is our only consideration

Nam Hai

boutique hotel Vietnam

The Nam Hai is a stylish and chic boutique hotel, located just outside the historic town of Hoi An. The stunning villas combined with the excellent food and service makes it a firm favourite of ours. It works brilliantly as a mid-way rest point or at the end of an action packed itinerary as guests can enjoy miles of white sand beaches and the stunning infinity swimming pool is hard to beat.

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Six Senses con dao

luxury ocean villa Vietnam

We love Six Senses Con Dao for its barefoot luxury and beautiful beach. As with all Six Senses hotels it is rustic in style and is a wonderful place to relax. The food is delicious and there is an ice cream parlour where the ice-cream is free – a kid’s dream come true. Whilst on the island guests enjoy the inviting ocean, golden beaches, lush mangrove forests and stunning coral reefs.

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park hyatt saigon

best hotels in Vietnam

In Saigon all of the most luxurious hotels are large and slightly corporate. However, the Park Hyatt Saigon has the most character. It is a beautiful building in the heart of the city, on Lam Son Square and a fantastic base for those who wish to explore the city. The service is unfaultable and there are a couple of excellent restaurants to choose from. High society locals and expats alike flock to the bar for the evening happy hour.

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sofitel legend metropole

luxury hotels in Vietnam

Located in the heart of Hanoi, this French Colonial hotel is rich in history and in our opinion the only place to stay in Vietnam's capital. Guests step back in history as they enter the grand lobby and are surrounded in heritage as they stroll through the stately Metropole Wing. The famous Opera House and Old French Quarter are both a stone’s throw away making it a fantastic base to explore the city from. Enjoy amazing food, seamless service and exceptional facilities.

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aqua mekong

Luxury Aqua Mekong in Vietnam

The Aqua Mekong launches this Autumn 2014. Sailing on this stylish boat is a truly unique way to see Vietnam. It is the most luxurious and stylish boat to cruise along the Mekong allowing guests to see rural life in Vietnam from a very unique perspective. Whilst on board, gaze out at the fascinating scenery and watch the world go by from the roof top dip pool or from the comfort of your suite, which has large panoramic windows and a comfy day bed.

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an lam saigon river

Exclusive Hotel in Saigon in Vietnam

For those who have already experienced the hustle and bustle of downtown Saigon and would like something more interesting and quirky, we highly recommend heading out along the Saigon River to An Lam which offers a completely different experience. Quiet and peaceful tropical gardens dotted with a small number of rooms and villas, and beautiful views over the Saigon River. Nothing beats sipping on a cold Saigon beer on the deck watching the local boats go by.

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caravelle,
ho chi minh city

Luxury hotel in the centre of Saigon in Vietnam

There are still not many great hotels in downtown Saigon. The Park Hyatt is our favourite, but for those on a tighter budget the Caravelle is the next best option. It suits anyone who wants to be bang in the centre of things and just wants a comfortable place to spend the night. The Caravelle’s location is really excellent – it overlooks the Opera House and is within walking distance of many of the most interesting historical sights, restaurants and markets in the city.

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