Vietnam is a country steeped in beauty, from the picturesque locations to the cities and towns frozen in time just ready to be explored. The diverse terrains of rolling rice hills and rural villages are contrasted by the sharp, metropolis city of Hanoi that is softened by the traditional architecture and foliage that still clings to the edge of the city. Vietnam is a country of epic beauty and unique heritage. Discover the countries imperial and grand past by visiting the Imperial Citadel and marvel at the incredible architecture. For cultural and historical experiences, visit the Cu Chi tunnels that the Vietnamese soldiers used to protect themselves from the American soldiers and the Japanese Bridge, built to link the Japanese community to the Chinese quarter; this bridge has become an emblem of a merging of cultures. Don’t miss the Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest and most picturesque religious building in Vietnam. Contrast the serenity of cruising along Halong Bay, amongst the ethereal peaks with the bustling Ho Ci Minh Quarter. Visit the floating villages and get a taste of traditional Vietnamese food. Spend some time floating along the Mekong Delta and appreciating the unique landscape of the rounded mountains and visit Hoi An in the evening to truly appreciate the beauty of the strings of lanterns that light up the small town.
Until 30 June 2017 ‘British Citizen’ passport holders travelling for tourism or business can enter Vietnam for up to a maximum of 15 days without a visa. If you have a different type of British nationality – for example ‘British national (overseas)’- you’ll need to get a visa or an e-visa before entering Vietnam.