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Revisiting Vietnam - 48 Hours in the North

Kate Smith | 3rd November 2023

Vietnam Specialist Kate has recently re-visited Vietnam on a research trip alongside Lou, and has shared some of the highlights of her journey north from Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai.

Guide to Vegetarian and Vegan food in Vietnam

Louise Gasparelli | 21st October 2023

Food is one of the top highlights of travelling to Vietnam, with a vibrant range of dishes and flavours that varies as you travel from north to south. Happily, for those who go meat-free, vegetarian and vegan food is easy to find throughout the country, and there’s no need to compromise on taste - Vietnam’s rich flavours have plenty of diverse vegetarian alternatives to tempt the taste buds.

15 best boutique hotels and eco lodges in Vietnam

Suzie | 28th June 2019

Our Vietnam Specialists share their favourite fifteen boutique hotels and eco lodges in Vietnam that stand out from the crowd...

Vietnam: home to the world's rarest rabbit (with photos!)

Guest author | 1st August 2018

Few things please us more than a cracking wildlife photo taken at one of our destinations, and these images make us especially happy. They were captured by the Viet Nature Conservation Centre (VNCC) in Khe Nuoc Trong forest, which we are supporting via the Selective Earth Programme in collaboration with World Land Trust (WLT), an international conservation charity...

Vietnam’s little visited north: Ha Giang

Guest author | 14th June 2018

Although many of Vietnam’s visitors head to Sapa for a taste of hill tribe life and colourful markets, the more adventurous itineraries head much further north, to Ha Giang on the Chinese border...

A local’s guide to street food in Vietnam

Guest author | 7th June 2018

Vietnam is renowned for its love of food and adventurous attitude to eating, and street food is where the country’s carousel of flavours and ingredients is at its most vibrant. Take your lead from the locals and sniff out the very best street food from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City...

How to plan your honeymoon to Vietnam

Guest author | 25th January 2018

Vietnam remains firmly established as one of Asia’s top honeymoon destinations, and our experienced Vietnam Honeymoon Specialists take the pressure off the admin side of your honeymoon, leaving you with just the fun bits to think about. Here's their advice for getting started...

24 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City

Guest author | 2nd November 2017

Six cool places to drink Vietnamese coffee in HCMC

Guest author | 6th January 2015

We look at the nicest places to enjoy an iconic, sweet, & oh so stimulating Vietnamese coffee in Ho Chi Minh City...

Phong Nha - subterranean limestone cathedrals

Kate | 23rd October 2014

Photos of astonishing Paradise Cave - which lies beneath Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, in central Vietnam - taken by SA's Kate on her recent trip...


Nick finally reaches Mai Chau Valley...

Nick | 12th March 2014

Nick finally reaches some elusive - and breathtaking - areas of rural Vietnam