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  • San dunes, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
  • Hilltribe villagers, Mai Chau, Vietnam
  • Luxury junk, Halong Bay, Vietnam
  • Tu Duc Statues, Hue, Vietnam
  • Village scenery, Mekong Delta, Vietnam
  • Traditional lanterns in the old town, Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Working in the paddy fields, Vietnam
  • Temple ceiling incense coils, Vietnam

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Adventure

Ba Be Lakes

The stunningly beautiful Ba Be Lakes are actually three adjoined lakes, namely – Pe Lam, Pe Lu and Pe Leng. They lie in the middle of a vast limestone mountain range in Bac Kan Province 200km north-west of Hanoi. The area has a lot to explore including waterfalls, rivers, valleys, lakes, and caves all set amidst a lush picturesque landscape.

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Cat Tien National Park

Cat Tien National Park is located around 150 kms north of Ho Chi Minh City. It consists of about 50% evergreen forest, 40% bamboo woodland and 10% farmland, wetlands and grassland. The National Park is one of Vietnams most biodiverse regions, which explains the impressive range of wildlife that can be found.

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Halong Bay Cruises

Halong Bay is one of the world’s natural wonders and is renowned as one of the most stunning destinations in Vietnam, an absolute must on all itineraries! Halong Bay features more than one thousand limestone karsts and islands of various sizes and shapes.

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Mai Chau Ecolodge Mai Chau

Located amongst a back drop of rice terraces and forested mountains, the Mai Chau Ecolodge is a new edition (Jun 2014) to this emerging area 3 hours drive south west from Hanoi.

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Cultural, Historic or World Heritage Site

Halong Bay Cruises

Halong Bay is one of the world’s natural wonders and is renowned as one of the most stunning destinations in Vietnam, an absolute must on all itineraries! Halong Bay features more than one thousand limestone karsts and islands of various sizes and shapes.

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Hanoi

A relaxed city of lakes, parks, tree lined avenues, villas and mansions and the infamous Old French Quarter, Hanoi is quite simply one of the most interesting and atmospheric large cities in Asia!

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Hoi An

With its cobbled back streets full of small tailor shops, cafes, old merchant houses and temples Hoi An is quite simply a must see on any itinerary to Vietnam!  So many towns in Vietnam were destroyed in various wars but the ancient town of Hoi An, in the past also referred to as Faifoo, Faicfo or Hai Pho, managed to remain largely in tact.

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Hue

Hue (pronounced H'way) is one of Vietnams most culturally and historically significant cities. It was once Vietnam's Imperial City and later, under the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945), the country's capital.

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Sapa

Sapa is an atmospheric old French hill station nestled amongst the stunning scenery of the Tonkinese Alps. Easy day walks pass through terraced paddy fields to reach H’mong and Dzao minority villages, where traditional dress is still worn and ancient beliefs hold sway.

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Directors Choice Destinations

Can Tho - Mekong Delta

The Mekong River is possibly the most scenic of the mighty rivers that run through Southeast Asia and nowhere more so than at its most southern point where it fans out to form the nine rivers that make up the delta flood plain. The area is the most agriculturally rich and is the centre of rice and food production, fishing and fruit growing.

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Jayavarman - Luxury Cruise Ship

The stylish Jayavarman is 190-foot long and has just twenty-six spacious cabins, including two large state rooms. The sophisticated design is a blend of French Colonial meets Indochine-inspired splendour. The name “Jayavarman” hails from the revered, wise and caring Buddhist King of the Khmer Empire in the 9th century.

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Diving

Nha Trang

Nha Trang is best known to the Vietnamese as being one of their largest fishing ports. Now however it is better known for its fine beach and being the resort of choice for well heeled locals.

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Golf

Dalat

Dalat is located in the Western Highlands of Central Vietnam, approximately 300km from Saigon. The majority of the area is mountainous and covered thick forest. Due to the regions climate, rarely under 10°C in winter and 20°C in summer, Dalat was developed as a hill station by the French as a cool respite from the tropical heat of Saigon.

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Phan Thiet

The quiet fishing town of Phan Thiet has a colourful harbour full of boats and a bustling market but the main reason to visit this area is for the fine beaches on the Mui Ne peninsula, which stretch for more than 16 kilometres. Situated just a four drive from Ho Chi Minh City, the peninsula is host to a number of small, quiet, charming resorts.

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Honeymoon

Vinh Hy Bay

Located just over an hour’s drive south of Cam Ranh Airport and about 2 hours from Nha Trang, Vinh Hy Bay is ideally situated on a spectacular part of coastline on the edge of Nui Chua National Park.

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Amanoi Vinh Hy Bay

Located around an hour’s drive south from Nha Trang airport in the spectacular conservation area of Vinh Hy Bay, the Amanoi is a very welcome addition (Sep 2013) to Vietnam’s luxury hotel scene. Backed by a national park and overlooking a marine nature reserve, Amanoi embraces nature while providing a serene beachside retreat.

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Rail Journey

Reunification Express Train

We get a lot of inquiries from train enthusiasts who would like to travel by train – on board the famous “reunification express” - when travelling the huge length of Vietnam. Whilst we at Oasis Travel are all for train travel where feasible, as we feel it definitely gets you closer to the real country, we do not however recommend the Reunification Eexpress.

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Victoria Express Train

The journey to Sapa has never been more easily accessible or as elegant as when travelling in style on board the luxurious Victoria Express Train. The stylish wood clad carriages are reminiscent of a bygone era where train travel was so much more romantic!  

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River Journey

Mekong Lodge Cai Be - Mekong Delta

Located on the banks of the Tien River, Mekong Lodge is an evergreen eco-tourist resort where cultural interest and natural architecture blended together. The lodge is carefully designed to blend in natural harmony with the green scenery, picturesque river, fruit orchards and floating markets.

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Mekong Riverside Resort Cai Be - Mekong Delta

Located in the heart of the countryside near Cai Be, the Mekong Riverside Resort & Spa is an ideal spot from which to discover the region.

There are 34 rooms to choose from, all of which exude a tranquil atmosphere. All face the Mekong river from different angles. Some face both lakes and the river, some opposite the river and all have a balcony.

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Cai Be - Mekong Delta

The charming town of Cai Be is situated in the heart of the Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, approximately two hour’s drive from Saigon. The town is well known for its bustling floating market where you will find local traders buying and selling locally grown fruit and vegetables, the markets are at their busiest early in the morning and are well worth a visit.

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Can Tho - Mekong Delta

The Mekong River is possibly the most scenic of the mighty rivers that run through Southeast Asia and nowhere more so than at its most southern point where it fans out to form the nine rivers that make up the delta flood plain. The area is the most agriculturally rich and is the centre of rice and food production, fishing and fruit growing.

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Chau Doc - Mekong Delta

The Mekong River is possibly the most scenic of the mighty rivers that run through Southeast Asia and nowhere more so than at its most southern point where it fans out to form the nine rivers that make up the delta flood plain. The area is the most agriculturally rich and is the centre of rice and food production, fishing and fruit growing.

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Halong Bay Cruises

Halong Bay is one of the world’s natural wonders and is renowned as one of the most stunning destinations in Vietnam, an absolute must on all itineraries! Halong Bay features more than one thousand limestone karsts and islands of various sizes and shapes.

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Jayavarman - Luxury Cruise Ship

The stylish Jayavarman is 190-foot long and has just twenty-six spacious cabins, including two large state rooms. The sophisticated design is a blend of French Colonial meets Indochine-inspired splendour. The name “Jayavarman” hails from the revered, wise and caring Buddhist King of the Khmer Empire in the 9th century.

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My Tho - Mekong Delta

Located 90 minutes by car from Saigon, My Tho is the gateway to the picturesque Mekong Delta Region. The tranquil atmosphere and scenic rural villages make it a delightful and authentic part of the delta to visit.

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RV Mekong Saigon to Angkor

There is no river life as captivating and diverse as that found along the Mekong River. Indeed there is hardly a more striking cultural contrast as that between the vibrant Mekong Delta and the laid back calmness of Cambodia.

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Song Xanh - Mekong Delta Cruises

The  Song Xanh Sampans offer an authentic way to see the Mekong Delta. The uniquely built sampans, are stylishly designed and inspired by the ancient traditional Indochinese river boats that have plyed the Mekong for many years. At first glance these luxury small boats look just like any other in the Delta but a real surprise awaits the guests!

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Shopping

Hoi An

With its cobbled back streets full of small tailor shops, cafes, old merchant houses and temples Hoi An is quite simply a must see on any itinerary to Vietnam!  So many towns in Vietnam were destroyed in various wars but the ancient town of Hoi An, in the past also referred to as Faifoo, Faicfo or Hai Pho, managed to remain largely in tact.

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Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it is still often referred to as, is the beating heart of Vietnam. It is the largest, noisiest and busiest city and nothing quite prepares you for the crush of scooters and motorbikes at rush hour all set against a back drop of new gleaming skyscrapers!

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Somewhere completely different

Cat Tien National Park

Cat Tien National Park is located around 150 kms north of Ho Chi Minh City. It consists of about 50% evergreen forest, 40% bamboo woodland and 10% farmland, wetlands and grassland. The National Park is one of Vietnams most biodiverse regions, which explains the impressive range of wildlife that can be found.

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Ky Son Village

Situated 55kms west of Hanoi, Ky Son is an authentic Vietnamese village, home to around a hundred farming families. The main reason to visit Ky Son is to stay at the moon garden homestay which offers guests the opportunity to interact with the locals, experience unique activities and gain a true insight into traditional Vietnamese life.

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Moon Garden Homestay Ky Son Village

Located around two hour’s drive from Hanoi, the Moon Garden Homestay offers a genuine opportunity to experience rural life in Vietnam. More of a countryside B&B than an actual homestay experience the property was originally the summer house for an upper class Hanoi family before opening up to tourists in 2011.

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Mai Chau

Mai Chau is located 135 km south-west of Hanoi in the Northern province of Hoa Binh with a population of about 47,500 that belong to different ethnic minority groups such as the White Thai, H'mong, Zao, Muong, Tay, Hoa and Viet. The Mai Chau hill tribes are warm and welcoming, and famous for their handicrafts - in particular for their skills in embroidering clothes.

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The Island Lodge My Tho - Mekong Delta

Having opened at the end of 2014, the Island Lodge is the Mekong Delta’s first true boutique property and what a welcome addition to the region it is! Located on the island of Thoi Son, just a short drive from My Tho and only 2 hours from Saigon it is the ideal tranquil spot from which to explore the Delta.

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Sapa

Sapa is an atmospheric old French hill station nestled amongst the stunning scenery of the Tonkinese Alps. Easy day walks pass through terraced paddy fields to reach H’mong and Dzao minority villages, where traditional dress is still worn and ancient beliefs hold sway.

Learn More »

Song Xanh - Mekong Delta Cruises

The  Song Xanh Sampans offer an authentic way to see the Mekong Delta. The uniquely built sampans, are stylishly designed and inspired by the ancient traditional Indochinese river boats that have plyed the Mekong for many years. At first glance these luxury small boats look just like any other in the Delta but a real surprise awaits the guests!

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Undiscovered Beaches

Con Dao

Con Dao is a chain made up of 16 islands in south east Vietnam. It is best known for its soft golden sand beaches, clear turquoise waters, lush mangrove forests and beautiful coral reefs.

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Hoi An

With its cobbled back streets full of small tailor shops, cafes, old merchant houses and temples Hoi An is quite simply a must see on any itinerary to Vietnam!  So many towns in Vietnam were destroyed in various wars but the ancient town of Hoi An, in the past also referred to as Faifoo, Faicfo or Hai Pho, managed to remain largely in tact.

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Nha Trang

Nha Trang is best known to the Vietnamese as being one of their largest fishing ports. Now however it is better known for its fine beach and being the resort of choice for well heeled locals.

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Phan Thiet

The quiet fishing town of Phan Thiet has a colourful harbour full of boats and a bustling market but the main reason to visit this area is for the fine beaches on the Mui Ne peninsula, which stretch for more than 16 kilometres. Situated just a four drive from Ho Chi Minh City, the peninsula is host to a number of small, quiet, charming resorts.

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Phu Quoc

Situated close to the Cambodian border, the island of Phu Quoc offers an alternative beach option for those wishing to get off the beaten track. Although the island is beginning to see more visitors, development is slow and the beautiful sandy beaches and pristine waters remain unspoilt.

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Chen Sea Resort & Spa, Phu Quoc Phu Quoc

Located in a serene bay on the island’s west coast, Chen Sea Resort & Spa is an idyllic retreat from which to relax and soak up the tranquil atmosphere.  

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Amanoi Vinh Hy Bay

Located around an hour’s drive south from Nha Trang airport in the spectacular conservation area of Vinh Hy Bay, the Amanoi is a very welcome addition (Sep 2013) to Vietnam’s luxury hotel scene. Backed by a national park and overlooking a marine nature reserve, Amanoi embraces nature while providing a serene beachside retreat.

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Vinh Hy Bay

Located just over an hour’s drive south of Cam Ranh Airport and about 2 hours from Nha Trang, Vinh Hy Bay is ideally situated on a spectacular part of coastline on the edge of Nui Chua National Park.

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Wildlife

Cat Tien National Park

Cat Tien National Park is located around 150 kms north of Ho Chi Minh City. It consists of about 50% evergreen forest, 40% bamboo woodland and 10% farmland, wetlands and grassland. The National Park is one of Vietnams most biodiverse regions, which explains the impressive range of wildlife that can be found.

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