There are few countries more cultural than Vietnam. From colonial Hanoi to colourful Hoi An, immerse yourself in characterful cities to get a true insight into Vietnam’s past. On luxury holidays to Vietnam, explore the city on the back of a Vespa or bicycle and learn about cultural landmarks, peaceful pagodas, delicious street food and vibrant night markets. Vietnam luxury holidays are not complete without exploring the stunning countryside, filled with beautiful land and seascapes like Halong Bay, Mekong River Delta, the terraced rice fields of Sapa and the idyllic island of Con Dao.
It is safe to say that we are experts in all things Vietnam. Collectively as a team, we’ve experienced it numerous times through solo travel, couples’ holidays, honeymoons and family holidays. We know everything it takes to create seamless holidays to Vietnam and have incorporated bespoke services to ensure harmony throughout. From partnerships with the best English-speaking guides to relationships with leading properties, OROKO promises luxury, value, and expertise.
POCKET GUIDE TO VIETNAM
Vietnam’s capital has more than a thousand years of history, with traces of past dynasties and French and Chinese occupation to be found all around. Hanoi’s Old Quarter maintains most of the original street layout, each specialising in its own trade, from traditional medicine to local crafts. Throughout the city and amid the lakes, imperial temples are juxtaposed with French colonial villas. A renowned food hotspot, another highlight of this capital city is the impressive culinary culture it boasts.
Characterised by imposing limestone pillars and tiny, forest-topped islets rising from the turquoise waters of Tonkin Bay, Halong Bay is a vision of sublime beauty and undoubtedly Northern Vietnam’s number one tourist destination. Most visitors opt for overnight cruises in the main bay, but Cat Ba Island and Lan Hay Bay are equally alluring. For one of the best views in Vietnam, head to Cannon Fort which offers stunning panoramas of Cat Ba Island’s verdant jungle-clad hills and bustling harbour.
Once a booming trading port of Southeast Asia, Hoi An beautifully preserves the legacy of indigenous Vietnamese and foreign influences that have shaped its streets. Japanese merchant houses, Chinese temples and ancient tea warehouses can be found throughout the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruise down the river, floating under iconic bridges and observing the museums, lounge bars and boutiques that line the banks. For a truly immersive cultural experience, don’t miss the spectacular Full Moon Light Festival.
Ho Chi Minh, formerly known as Saigon, is Vietnam’s largest and busiest city. With glitzy shopping malls, snazzy rooftop bars and a pulsating nightlife, the lively streets of Ho Chi Minh never sleep. From the top of one of the city’s many skyscrapers, one can enjoy stunning views of this colourful city. It is home to the classiest of restaurants and the tastiest of street stalls. Cultural hotspots not to be missed include Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Reunification Palace.