Tour East Vietnam
Vietnam’s reinvention as Southeast Asia’s most exciting tourist destination is now a hotspot for foodies, beach goers and thrill seekers alike. With our Head office in Ho Chi Minh, we also have wholly owned offices in both Da Nang and Hanoi. The Tour East Vietnam team take great pride in providing the most exceptional travel experiences and personalized services for leisure and MICE travelers -the whole team are passionate travelers and love to show others the beauty of this country.
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- Ho Chi Minh City
- Da Nang
Welcome to Vietnam
VIETNAM – A warm welcome awaits you in the country of Timeless Charm!
With a wealth of World Heritage Sites, diverse and unique regional cultures and culinary options…..Vietnam is a destination that really packs a punch when it comes to the WOW factor.
Lying beside Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia on the eastern part of the Indo-Chinese Peninsular, Vietnam is a gracious land that has much to offer. Be overwhelmed by the sublime beauty of the country’s natural setting from the Red River Delta in the north, to the Mekong Delta towards the south.
Admire the ancient Cham ruins and majestic pagodas, unwind in hideaway resorts, get a thrill out of mind-blowing adventure trips or just relax as you gaze at the verdant landscapes filled with a patchwork of brilliant green rice paddies. The scenery changes from divine beaches along the coast to soaring mountains inland with dense misty forests.
Be truly mesmerized by a nation who have emerged indomitably Vietnamese in spirit and character even after decades of hardship. Meet the people of Vietnam, and experience for yourselves the unbelievable friendship and hospitality that awaits you.
JAN / FEB - Tet Nguyen Dan (Lunar New Year)
Lunar New Year, locally called Tet, is the biggest festival of the year with the whole country downing tools for family get-togethers. Principally a religious celebration, don’t expect too much of a wild party, but it’s still a fascinating time to visit Vietnam and you’ll certainly find locals lighting fireworks, visiting temples with their families, and the interesting sight of many flower stalls set up as giving flowers is customary during Tet.
Tet is celebrated throughout Vietnam, but it’s best to be in the larger cities, as smaller towns really do shut down, making it difficult to find food and transport. Hanoi is the best place to enjoy this festivity. Quan Su Pagoda or Ngoc Son Temple is where you can see locals lighting incenses and praying to their ancestors in the morning while Hanoi Opera House often organize vibrant parties and fireworks displays
FEB - Perfume Festival
Perfume Festival draws throngs of local pilgrims from all over Vietnam to Hanoi’s iconic Perfume Pagoda, where they to pray for a prosperous year and pay their respects to Buddha. The pilgrimage starts with a dragon dance at Den Trinh Pagoda on the 15th day of the 1st Lunar, where pilgrims (and even travellers) travel by boat along the Yen River to the base of Huong Mountain, passing by limestone caves and rice fields. The journey continues on foot by climbing hundreds of stone steps towards Huong Tich Cave, offering a colourful display of food offerings, statues of deities, lit incenses, and praying locals.
Perfume Festival takes place at the Perfume Pagoda in Hanoi, from the 15th day of the 1st lunar month.
FEB - Lim Festival
Lim Festival is where you can enjoy UNESCO-listed Quan ho folk singing performances and a wide range of traditional games during your visit. Held on the 12th and 13th day of the first lunar month, several stages are built within the village where you get to see locals performing in traditional costumes. We highly recommend heading over to the lake outside the Lim Communal House to catch Quan ho singing performance on a dragon boat. Lim Festival also hosts folk games such as Danh du (bamboo swings), cockfighting, tug-of-war, wrestling, human chess, and blind man’s bluff.
Where’s the best place to celebrate? Lim Festival is celebrated in Lim Village, which is located within the Tien Du District, Bac Ninh Province. Located 18km from Hanoi, You can easily make your way to this traditional village by bus or rental car.
APR - Hung King Temple Festival
Hung King Temple Festival is held in commemoration of Kinh Duong Vuong, who became Vietnam’s first king in 2879BC. While the main worship event takes place at the Hung Temple, which is perched atop Nghia Linh Mountain in Phu Tho Province, 100 lanterns are released into the sky on the eve of the festival. The next morning, a flower ceremony is held at Den Thuong (Upper Temple), where the Hung Kings used to worship deities during their reign. Lastly, a huge procession starts at the foot of the mountain, consisting of pilgrims, xoan classical song performances, and ca tru classical operas at several temples along the way towards the main Hung Temple.
Hung King Temple Festival is celebrated at the Hung Temple on Nghia Linh Mountain in Phong Chau District, Phu Tho Province.
APR to JUN - Hue Festival
Hue Festival is a biannual celebration that takes place in UNESCO-listed Hue City, where you can enjoy an array of cultural events, games, and performances held over a week. Founded in 2000, the festival was held to preserve traditional customs that were practiced during the Nguyen Dynasty. If you’re visiting Hue in April, May or June, expect unique showcases such as the Hue Poetry Festival, Dialogue of Drums and Percussions, and Ao Dai Fashion Shows, sporting activities like kite flying, boat racing, and human chess, as well as street performances, film screenings, and art exhibitions.
Hue Festival is only celebrated in Hue City, which is the capital of Thua Thien Hue province in Central Vietnam.
MAY - Buddha’s Birthday
Buddha’s Birthday is celebrated by devotees throughout Vietnam, despite being a communist country. Taking place on the 8th day of the 4th lunar month, many temples are adorned with lavish decorations with locals offering fruit, flower garlands, and various Vietnamese dishes. This event often draws thousands of visitors looking to partake in street parades and prayer sessions.
Hoi An is arguably the best place to enjoy this festivity. Held at Phap Bao Pagoda, the day starts with a procession of monks along the streets of Hoi An Ancient Town before locals flock to the temple to perform religious rites and listen to Buddhist scriptures. In the evening, expect a lively parade along the main road of the Old Town, where animals are released while flower garlands and lanterns are placed along the riverbank. Aside from experiencing the local culture, Buddha’s Birthday is also a great time to enjoy vegetarian dishes sold by street vendors in Hoi An.
SEP - Mid Autumn Festival
Mid-Autumn Festival, held on the 14th and 15th day of the lunar month, features a wide range of activities such as children carrying paper lanterns, lion dances, and food booths selling mooncakes, sticky rice, fruits, and various sweets. Also known as the harvest festival, households set up an altar during the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival, on which they display offerings in honour of the full moon.
Mid-Autumn Festival is best enjoyed in Hoi An, where you’ll get to see plenty of street performances, lantern processions and art exhibitions throughout UNESCO-listed Ancient Town. Children also get to participate in essays, drawing and colouring contests during Mid-Autumn Festival, while visitors can enjoy breathtaking sights of colourful paper lanterns lining the Thu Bon Riverside
SEP - Wandering Souls Day
The annual Wandering Souls Day takes place on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month, which locals believe is the day when spirits of their ancestors are able to visit their homes. On the eve of the festival, families flock to Buddhist temples and graves of their departed loved ones to offer prayers, flowers, sticky rice cakes, sugarcane, and fruits. Paper money and clothes are also burned during this time of the year.
While Wandering Souls Day celebrated by Buddhist population across Vietnam, the best place to enjoy this sombre festivity is in Hue, where numerous Buddhist shrines and pagodas are flooded with locals and monks performing ceremonies and prayers. The festival is also known as the Cold Food Festival (Tet Han Thuc) as chilled dishes such as banh troi (floating rice cake) and banh chay (glutinous rice balls with mung bean paste) are typically eaten.
14th day of every month - Hoi An Lantern Festival
Hoi An Lantern Festival is a monthly event that transforms the quaint UNESCO World Heritage Site into a spectacular display of paper lanterns. On the 14th day of each lunar month, every shop, restaurant, bar, and businesses in the Ancient Town switch off all electricity and relies on hundreds of candles and lanterns. Meanwhile, entrance to all temples is free of charge, where you can see monks and locals holding candlelit ceremonies.
Hoi An Lantern Festival takes place in UNESCO-listed Hoi An, but the best place to celebrate is along the Ancient Town area. Held until late, the streets are also filled with musicians playing traditional instruments, Chinese chess, poetry readings, and lantern-making classes.
Vietnam Fast Facts
Vietnamese – although English is widely spoken.
Vietnamese Dong – In denominations from 500 – 500,000 notes. USD is also widely accepted in most developed areas.
Total for Vietnam approx. 95.9 Million.
220/110 Volts, 50Hz
- There are no coins in Vietnamese currency. Just millions of Dong…
- In most countries in the world, the capital city is also the largest one in the whole country. It is different in Vietnam. Hanoi (the capital) has a population of 7.974 million people, whereas in Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) more than 9 million people live!
- There is a LOT of coastlines – about 3,444 kilometers of it in an ‘S’ shape, Vietnam is world famous for its beautiful beaches.
- Vietnam is the world largest exporter of cashew nuts!!
- Vietnam has 8 UNESCO Sites…many of them made famous in films…King Kong was filmed in Halong Bay!
- Its famous for food – There are two very famous dishes in Vietnam – pho and banh mi. Anthony Bourdain is a BIG fan of Vietnamese food!!
- There are currently around 39 million motorbikes nationwide in Vietnam
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Our Recommended Hotels
Location: Vietnam is about as diverse as it gets from top to bottom….and we would love you to experience it all…We offer a wide choice of cities and beaches, and within them accommodation that’s right up your street…no matter if your street is in the center, on the outskirts or totally rural…there’s a location just waiting for you.
Hotels: Options, options, options….from beautifully manicured beachfront resorts, to legendary iconic buildings in the heart of the city, a state of the art hotel with a great rooftop bar or a cozy boutique option in the downtown mix, we have accommodation that will tick every box, and don’t think its all on land!
Price: Our extensive portfolio provides for every scenario…if you want to splurge a little here and be more conservative with your budget there, with us you get a wider selection of choices for your enjoyment. The leverage we enjoy as one of the most established destination management companies in Asia means we are able to offer highly competitive rates whatever your choice.
- Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
- Hotel Des Art Saigon
- Palm Garden Resort
- Anantara Hoi An Resort
- An Lam Retreats Ninh Van Bay
- Nam Nghi Phu Quoc Island
Hanoi is a magical and charming city. I hope you will find that the character, history, and romance of the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi may add a little extra special something to your journey here. Savor our French art de Vivre blended with elegant Vietnamese touches and please enjoy this wonderful place.
Embark with MGallery on a journey back in time to Vietnam in the 1930s, Hôtel des Arts Saigon invites guests to relive the romance of this bygone era while luxuriating in all the comforts of the 21st century.
Combining the classical charm of “Indochine Française” with a sense of timeless chic that only MGallery can provide, the hotel is as much an art museum as a 5-star boutique hotel. With feminine lines standing in striking contrast to the neighboring office, the building is a modern work of art itself. Once inside, guests can peruse the owner’s personal collection of paintings and antiques, which adorn every wall and hall of this distinctive establishment.
With its exceptional customer experience, world-class accommodation and luxury offerings, Hôtel des Arts Saigon, MGallery Collection are honored to take out the prestigious title “Luxury Business Hotel” in 2016 and “Luxury Architecture Design Hotel” in Southeast Asia by World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2017 for its distinctive modern romantic design.
Immersed yourself in the cool water of the pool, lazily enjoy the beach, or read a favorite book while lying on a hammock in the garden. You can choose either the complimentary scheduled shuttle bus from the resort or get a taxi to the ancient town. To get more interesting, you can ride a bicycle to explore sights of vast rice fields and white storks flying along the way. For adventure lovers, surf on the ocean with a canoe or kayak with your loved one. Moreover, excursion tours to Cham Islands, the countryside, My Son Sanctuary, etc. guided by the qualified sport and recreation team of Palm Garden Resort will make an unforgettable holiday experience.
After a tiring day, soak in Jacuzzi and relax with therapies at Palm Spa, with highly trained professional therapists to achieve a high level of wellbeing.
Flexible meeting and outdoor facilities ensure they can experience all the leisure benefits while accomplishing work.
Anantara Hoi An occupies a prime riverfront location minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of ancient Hoi An. Surrender to relaxation on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Take exploratory journeys through the winding alleys of Hoi An. The resort’s spacious split-level rooms overlook lush landscaped gardens and tranquil river. Culinary journeys are inspired by the region’s varied influences through history and fresh flavours. Indigenous spa journeys revitalize in one of Hoi An’s most peaceful hideaways.
An Lam Retreats Ninh Van Bay is located on a secluded jungle island where natural surroundings, a natural stream, and the beach create absolute privacy and tranquility. It is the perfect destination for personal comfort, relaxation, and rejuvenation from the bustling life, ideally for those seeking a genuine retreat.
The resort is exclusive for adults, honeymooners, and couples. Thus, children under 12 years of age are not recommended the most time of the year except for Tet holidays from 14 February to 28 February and summer season from 15 June to 15 September. From 01 November onward, the resort completely becomes an adult resort welcoming all guests who are from 16 years of age and above. Guests under 16 years of age are not recommended.
The resort is beautifully set in the splendid Ninh Van Bay which is an exclusive area of Nha Trang serenity with clear water and golden sand beach, leading you to the water’s edge, soothing vistas over to the bay.
Contemporary chic meeting natural elegance in interior designs, blended with a Vietnamese touch of each villa makes your own private hideaway.
The 34 luxurious and spacious timber villas, with veranda, plunge pools, and the green tropical jungle is an exclusive retreat for your vacations with a personal butler, delivering pleasant and delightful experiences. It is our pleasure to welcome you at An Lam Retreats Ninh Van Bay.
On the northwestern shore of Phu Quoc lies Nam Nghi, a modern, luxury retreat surrounded by untouched nature. From sparkling, turquoise waters to pristine, light golden-sand beaches and lush forests, Nam Nghi resort affords its guests magnificent views of the spectacular landscapes this tropical island has to offer.
The resort’s stunning grounds boast a combination of natural elements and tasteful, environmentally sustainable architecture, emphasizing both natural materials and contemporary Vietnamese design.
Beyond Nam Nghi’s own private sanctuary, Phu Quoc is a beautiful island oasis as well as an up-and-coming tourist destination in its own right. Known as the “Pearl of Vietnam,” this rustic island is home to both picturesque beaches and dense, tropical jungle, providing travelers with ample opportunity for both relaxation and adventure.
Nguyen Van Tan
Nguyen Anh Dung
Product & Marketing Manager
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