One of our most popular tours, take a voyage of discovery from the breath-taking majesty of the temples of Angkor, through to the spectacular natural grandeur of Halong Bay, experiencing all manner of delights en route.
Travel overland through the verdant south of Vietnam – from the riverside life of the Mekong to lush and fresh Dalat, up the beautiful coastline to ancient Hue. Finish off by exploring colonial Hanoi and cruising on tranquil Halong Bay.
Vietnam is a colourful kaleidoscope of local culture, rich heritage and diverse landscapes. Journey through harrowing history, imperial grandeur and natural majesty on a superior itinerary that brings classic sights together with those special little added extras
It is believed that Hue’s Forbidden Purple City is based on the Forbidden City in Beijing
The Imperial City’s moat is filled with water directed from the Perfume River, using a system of sluice gates
Only eunuchs were allowed to serve within the Forbidden Purple City, to protect the emperor’s concubines
It was during the fighting between the French and the Viet Minh in 1947 and the Tet Offensive, during the Battle of Hue in 1968, that the Forbidden City was seriously damage
Hue’s monuments, including the citadel and the imperial tombs are set along the cosmological Five Cardinal Points, the Five Elements and the Five Colours
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