Asia + The Middle East
A long ribbon of stunning landscapes, fantastic food and fascinating history
Rich in culture and extraordinary landscapes, Vietnam spans the length of Indochina, with a never-ending coastline looking out to the South China Sea. Thrilling idiosyncratic cities, a complex history, warm, open people and the simply stunning cuisine lures visitors curious to experience one of Asia's most rewarding destinations.
From north to south, the culture, ideology and landscapes vary dramatically making Vietnam an exciting and extremely diverse destination. 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 a traditional home-hosted meal or dine out in Saigon’s sumptuous modern restaurants. Vietnam has reinvented 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.
Getting it Right Every Time
Your Destination Expert will build a relationship with you and a nuanced understanding of what you want from your holiday.
CREATING AN ITINERARY
Once we know you, we can match our years of specialist knowledge to you and begin designing your extraordinary trip.
We will continue refining your itinerary adding in those special touches and leaving no stone unturned to make sure that every day is spectacular.
From the moment you leave home, we will be on hand to ensure a totally seamless experience.
We work in some of the most ecologically and culturally sensitive parts of the world, so have always been conscious of operating in a way that has a positive impact on both the environment and the people.
When you travel with us, we will make a contribution on your behalf to one of the following charities: All About the Light Foundation in Africa, ABOUTAsia Travel & Schools in Cambodia, the Alalay Foundation in Bolivia and Scott Polar Research Institute in the Polar Regions.
If clients are interested, we are always keen to get them involved in local projects and conservation efforts. Whether it be whale counting in Antarctica or rhino relocation in Kenya, you will leave knowing your actions have made a difference.
Our service includes booking and managing all your international and domestic flights. However, you can also book your own international flights if you would prefer. We can also organise private charters and private jet travel for both international and domestic flights.
We have a fantastic VIP service in place to help you navigate the airport and make your journey as smooth and easy as possible. We can collect you from your home, take you to the airport and escort you through check-in and immigration to avoid any queues, straight through to the airport lounge before boarding your flight. The same service can be put in place on your return journey.
We understand that one of the most important factors to our clients is flexibility to give you as much assurance as possible when booking your next trip. We are extremely flexible and are on hand to discuss with you the latest updates on flexibility in any one of our destinations.
We have excellent relationships with a handful of insurance companies who provide various forms of cover. Each one offers a different policy with varying terms and conditions, so we strongly recommend getting a series of quotes and discussing your personal requirements in detail with them in order to find the best one for you.
Booking and travelling with an accredited tour operator is more important than ever. cazenove+loyd is a bonded tour operator and is ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our ATOL number is 3208. This means that the UK government guarantees all funds paid out to a bonded operator and is bound to pay in full if the bond holder is unable to deliver as contracted. This gives our clients peace of mind and full financial protection. Please see our booking conditions for further information.
We have put the relevant measures in place so that our destinations are ready to welcome you safely. In all of our destinations, sanitation and hygiene in our vehicles and the properties we work with are extensive, with cleaning protocols rigidly followed as well as other necessary safety requirements. We always arrange private vehicles and guides for our clients when travelling in a destination.
The price of our service is dependent on the intricacies of the itinerary. No two trips are the same. Our philosophy is to make every detail tailored just to you.
For the latest details on deposit and balance payments and schedules, please get in touch to speak to an expert.
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Each of our dedicated experts has extensive knowledge of the destinations they specialise in. They are continuously re-visiting, trying and testing so that they can offer you up to date and little-known insights into the regions they are so passionate about.
Stories from Vietnam
“We spent the following day with a local family going to the market, visiting the temple, talking with the local mayor and eating a typical TET (New Year’s) lunch prepared by the family. The family prepared a feast… We could have never arranged such a day on our own!”
"We loved Ho Chi Minh City - a truly fantastic city and you were absolutely right about the Park Hyatt - wonderful. Our guide was a complete delight and a real gem. He was a delightful, kind man who has experienced much of the hardship of the changing fortunes of Vietnam over the past 50 years. He doesn't play on this, but once you get to know him the stories start emerging. He was an excellent guide and a real pleasure (and honour) to be with. I couldn't recommend him enough - his tour of the Mekong is really something rather special.... Thank you for all your help in sorting the trip out - it was a great success and we had a wonderful and very exciting trip."
“Our guide suggested stopping to visit the village famous for making conical hats. Once in the village, after asking around, our guide took us to the local hat maker. This small family business welcomed us with a traditional cup of tea. This was a moment that we could never have hoped to find on our own…”
"Just to say that we had an excellent trip, everything went like clockwork. All the guides were excellent, polite, professional, knowledgeable and on time. Thanks for organizing."
“What we most appreciated was the in depth knowledge of Vietnam and Cambodia provided by cazenove+loyd, the excellence and professionalism of the guides and drivers and the experiences that were personal to us and our interests.”
"All the guides were brilliant, they gave us so much information. Not only what you would expect, but their own views on the current political and social situations in their country. We especially enjoyed the architectural tours and our day on the Mekong (Temples at Angkor Wat are a given!). The sobering visits to the Killing Fields, the tunnels and the museums were extremely informative and, particularly in Vietnam, ‘good’ to hear the Vietnamese side. As ever – our thanks to you for the organisation and support to me, particularly, in the planning!"
“cazenove+loyd – specifically Penny and her team put together a spectacular trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. It turned out to be beyond our expectations – they really listened to what we wanted to experience.”
That was one of the best holidays I have ever had! I am so grateful, we both are, for all that you did and organised for our first introduction to Vietnam and Cambodia. Your meticulous planning was faultless, there was always someone to meet us, always a car waiting and each day a new slant on life in both countries past and present.
Our guides were only too happy to pass on their stories to us, which brought everything to life. The calibre was outstanding (I really noticed this observing other guides in Angkor). They all spoke excellent English (shamed us with our faltering 'hello' and 'thank you') and were incredibly knowledgeable. Our favourite was, of course, the delightful Mr Linh. He was so kind and attentive to our every need and really went the extra mile to find fun things to do and places for us to eat in that we would never have found on our own. And, all the while, interspersing with his family’s heart wrenching story, his former life in the seminary and his life today in Hanoi.