Set before the magical backdrop of some of the most breathtaking landscapes in South East Asia, Vietnam’s rich and diverse heritage reflects the culture, style and history of the country. The country’s recent French colonial history and colourful traditions sit side by side with a past filled with ancient glory and tragedy. This exotic destination offers magical wonders amidst historic and cultural sites. Each city in Vietnam has its own charm and, with the aromas of its world-famous street food, combines to provide an unforgettable travel experience.
The best time to visit the north of Vietnam is from September to March when it's less humid and the sky is clear. In the south, December to April is warm and dry. Rainy seasons vary but are generally May to November in most areas. Please note that northern Vietnam including Hanoi can be cold in December and January, and in the highlands around Sapa at this time temperatures can drop to nearly freezing. Hoi An is subject to occasional fierce storms between late September and early December – its beach resorts are best between February and August.