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The Best Luxury Tours of Vietnam

Vietnam travel during the pandemic

My father and I were highly impressed. The guides were attentive, fluent in English and personable. They took good care of my father – this made our Vietnam trip more enjoyable! The hotels were incredible and we had a great time!
Harriett Fischer Ells

Thank you for visiting the Vietnam section of our website. All tours are not created equal, nor are all travel companies. In true luxury travel there is no 'One Size Fits All' and some travelers will not find us to be a good fit for their needs. Explorers who repeatedly travel with us all seem to share the following attributes -

1. You cherish learning about other cultures.
2. You value your time and don't want it wasted because of poor planning and/or execution.
3. You appreciate guides with real expertise, intelligence, and passion for their nation.
4. Your most treasured travel memories include genuine interactions with locals.
5. You like large rooms (or suites) with views at luxury hotels with great dining options.

We use the word ‘Tours’ for want of a better term. Since 2004 the Easy Tours family, both at the destinations we offer and in the U.S., has worked tirelessly to design and facilitate authentic luxury experiences for our guests. About 70% of our guests today are Repeats and Referrals.

What makes Vietnam Interesting?

A lot of visitors arrive in Vietnam not knowing what to expect. Almost all of them are amazed by what they find - a nation that has progressed rapidly over the last 50 years, and has done so in its own unique manner, absorbing the modern into its ancient way of life almost seamlessly.

Vietnam is a very diverse destination and has something for all types of explorers. There are vibrant large cities with never ending traffic, smaller historic ancient cities such as Hoi An and Hue, gorgeous beaches on its central and southern coasts, and incredible natural wonders such as HaLong Bay.

Southeast Asia is a region whose residents are passionate about street food and the Vietnamese have the most prolific street food culture of all. Come the evenings or weekends the main streets in Hanoi, Saigon and other cities have an enchanting festive atmosphere as seemingly everyone is eating outside.

Our Vietnam Luxury Tours give you opportunities to get personalized insights into the unique culture by handpicking places and experiences that most tourists will never see. Although poverty is by no means eradicated, the standard of living of the average Vietnamese has improved significantly over the past five decades. There is a lot of unique relevant information on Vietnam throughout this long webpage.

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About Easy Tours

Easy Tours was born in 2004 with two guiding principles - to provide the best small group and private luxury tours for explorers from North America, and to always value our guest's time. We have not sacrificed these principles on the altar of growth - we still guide just a couple of thousand guests a year total in all the countries we now call home.

Please take the time to review one or more of our detailed itineraries, which are different from other tours, to determine whether we are a good fit for you. The best tour of Vietnam for you is one that touches your heart - your itinerary should make you really want it to start right now!

We know that the best Vietnam Tours should include experiences that delight and amaze you every day of your exploration. This can only be achieved by a boutique agency with local expertise and focus on the following:
1. Genuine interactions with locals.
2. Great rooms at the best luxury hotels with excellent cuisine and service.
3. Vietnam's best Accompanying Guides (Tour Directors).
4. USA and Vietnam based Specialists with expert local knowledge.

The Best Luxury Hotels & Rooms

Lodging options for travelers in Vietnam are a match for most of the world's destinations and we use only great rooms at the best luxury hotels.

Easy Tours is a preferred Vietnam tour operator partner of boutique luxury hotels such as the gorgeous colonial Sofitel Legend in Hanoi and the almost over-the-top luxury Reverie Hotel in Saigon. We handpick the HaLong Bay cruisers we use to have the best routes and largest ocean view balcony suites on those waters, and at Hoi An our guests enjoy the views and beaches of the spectacular ocean front Four Seasons Nam Hai.

Our lodging selections are not just based on the luxury and service of these establishments. A short analysis of the locations of our hotels and resorts will show you that they also have excellent locations at each destination, allowing for great walks in the evenings and for less driving time during each day’s activities.

We include great dining options at and outside your hotels, and the restaurants at our preferred hotels receive rave reviews from guests for both local and western cuisine.

10 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam

A list of Vietnam's most fascinating destinations where you can experience unique local culture, amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites, breathtaking scenery, and Vietnam's ancient history.

1

Hanoi

Fascinating capital city regularly wins awards as one of the world’s best cities to explore.

2

Hoi An

Colorful and atmospheric ancient seaport is a UNESCO World Heritage Site near the Pacific.

3

Hue

Ancient Imperial City and its impressive monuments are a UNESCO World Heritage Site

4

HaLong Bay

Spectacular seascape with over 1600 karst peaks. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Vietnam's largest city is a vibrant destination. Great Colonial and Buddhist attractions.

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Sapa & Lao Cai

Gorgeous mountainous region with colorful ethnic tribes and fascinating tribal markets.

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Ninh Binh Region

Spectacular delta with scores of karst peaks set amidst rivers, paddy fields and forests.

8

Mekong Delta & Can Tho

Lush rural region grows half of Vietnam's rice. Beautiful scenery and floating markets.

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Nha Trang

Modern city with great beaches. Diving and snorkeling. Nearby Ancient Temples.

10

Phu Quoc Island

Amazing beaches with corals and marine life. Half the island is a lush National Park.

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Best Experiences in Vietnam

On our best tours of Vietnam, you will experience colorful temples and pagodas, incredible street food (for those so inclined), breathtaking scenery, colorful markets, and a lot more, and you will do so with Vietnam's best guides and support staff.

Most of our guests say that the highlights of their exploration included the vibrant culture and street scene (especially in Hanoi), the plethora of picturesque natural sights, fascinating small towns like Hoi An, and the French Colonial architecture. The memories many of you will cherish are interactions with locals, which your Tour Director will be happy to facilitate if they know of your interest.

Vietnam offers natural attractions that are dotted throughout the nation, starting from the beautiful mountains of the Sapa region to the lush mainland with its scenic deltas and rural areas and on to the wonderful beaches on the pacific.

The best experiences and places for you in Vietnam depends on what you most enjoy most when you explore, and what time of the year you will be exploring. Talk to us if you would like expert suggestions on what we would recommend based on your individual travel preferences.

Planning a Trip to Vietnam

Most American explorers start their journey in either Hanoi (in the North) or Saigon (in the South), Vietnam’s largest and most vibrant cities. For those starting in Hanoi, an overnight cruise on HaLong Bay is almost always the next destination. Our Vietnam tours start in Hanoi and move south, but this can be reversed for private and customized travel.

For explorers who have time and want to experience more of Vietnam's best places, the next destinations will be regions in the proximity on the two metropolises', with Sapa and Ninh Binh as excursions from Hanoi, and Can Tho and the Mekong Delta for those starting in Saigon.

For most of our guests their next stop after Hanoi or Saigon will be in central Vietnam, with two of Vietnam's premier destinations being located here. The charming Imperial city of Hue and its wonderful historic monuments located on the Perfume River is a must while in Vietnam, and the ancient seaport of Hoi An is one of Asia's premier destinations for explorers.

The last stop for many with be the other big city, Saigon or Hanoi. As the best tour company for Vietnam, we offer the option to add beach time or additional destinations in Vietnam, as well as tours of other Southeast Asian nations. Those who want to enjoy beach time can choose to add a day or two at Hoi An to experience the nice beaches there, or head to Nha Trang or Phu Quoc Island for amazing beaches and/or water sports activities.

The Best Time to Visit Vietnam

If your goal is to avoid warmer temperatures, mid-October to mid-April is the best time to visit Vietnam, but please note that temperatures in Southern Vietnam, including Saigon, do not vary much throughout the year and stay fairly warm throughout. Our luxury small group tours of Vietnam operate during the above months. Temperatures in Hanoi and HaLong can be fairly cold during winter and the northern highland regions such as Sapa can even see snow!

Although it can, and does, rain at almost any time of year, the main rainy season varies greatly through Vietnam due to it being a long and thin country with three different climate zones. Over 2000 miles of coastline keeps the temperatures moderate in the coastal areas, while the weather patterns vary inland.

Rainy season in the Hanoi and HaLong area, and in the Southern regions of Saigon and the Mekong Delta, is May through September, while Hoi An and Hue in Central Vietnam see most of their rain from mid-September through Mid-December.

Visa Information

This information refers to the pre-pandemic Visa process. Tourist Visas are currently not available. We expect things to revert to a process similar to what is given here once Vietnam reopens for tourism.

The Vietnam evisa has a 30-day validity with single entry and starts on the day that you put as your arrival date. It is a simple online process and usually takes a day or two after you apply for you to get the evisa approval letter in an email. We recommend that you apply a month or two before your scheduled arrival date, and put your arrival date for a day before your actual arrival, just in case your flights change and you arrive before midnight on that day. Please use the link below -

Vietnam Evisa Portal: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/khai-thi-thuc-dien-tu/cap-thi-thuc-dien-tu

More About Easy Tours

Having facilitated the top-rated escorted tours of Vietnam for North American travelers for over a decade, Easy Tours knows what makes for a truly memorable exploration. We believe that the three most important parts of the best Vietnam tours are well planned itineraries, great guides, and boutique luxury hotels.

We are able to offer the best small group and private tours of Vietnam for upscale explorers because we understand what our guests enjoy. Our guests like a diverse mix of culture, nature, local colors, history, and insights into the everyday lives of the locals. Easy Tours focuses on providing such experiences.

Because we know great food and a good night's sleep are an integral part of the best Vietnam tours, we offer options between gourmet regional cuisine and fine western fare. We use upgraded rooms and suites in the best hotels in Vietnam as we don't like small base rooms.

We feel that the most important facet of the best tour packages in Vietnam is your guide's passion for, and knowledge of, their homeland. It is human interactions that make up a discerning explorers' fondest memories, not how many sights, or cities, they visited while touring. Our guests tend to wax poetic about our colleagues, and write many paragraphs about them in their reviews!

Passion leads to excellence, and our guests interact with people deeply committed to your satisfaction all through the reservation and travel experience. This is a key reason why about 70% of our guests are repeat and referral travelers today, and our reviewers consistently state that we are not just the best tour operator in Vietnam, we are unmatched in the world! Please take a minute or two to read some of our guest reviews. You will notice that almost all our guests, during their exploration, develop relationships with Easy Tours' Tour Director Guides. We have many guests from over a decade ago that, even today, maintain relationships with our Vietnam based colleagues.