Ha Long Bay
Known for its emerald water and towering limestone karsts and islands, an image of Ha Long Bay is probably the first image that comes to mind when you think of Vietnam. Junk boat tours are very popular here, as well as kayaking and exploring CŠt Bŗ National Park.

Hội An
While youíre in Hội An, you can stroll over the Japanese Covered Bridge or visit the Cam Nam Village Ė just a short boat, skip and a jump away. If you need to squeeze in some tanning time, Hội An is a coastal town where you can enjoy a gentle pace. Later, flex your culinary skills and learn about Vietnamese cuisine with a cooking class.

The capital of Vietnam is ideal for exploring the countryís history, from ancient temples and pagodas to colonial buildings and intriguing museums. Take it all in and explore the pagodas, the traces of French-Chinese occupation and navigate your way through the winding streets. If time allows, this is the perfect city to enjoy a cyclo ride.

Hue is fascinating as the seat of the Nguyen Dynasty emperors and the national capital from 1802 to 1945. Many royal tombs lie here, and a huge attraction is the Imperial Enclosure, which is surrounded by a moat and was subjected to significant damage in previous wars.

Ho Chi Minh City
This is the bustling, skyscraper-filled part of Vietnam, which has everything you could ever wish for. Youíll find a lot of French influences here, like the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and local museums.

Nha Trang
Vietnamís most famous and energetic beach resort town, Nha Trang has a beautiful backdrop of rolling hills and features a paradisiacal bay with stunning islands. Explore the coral reefs of HÚn Mun and HÚn Tằm islands or simply relax on the beach, cocktail in hand.

In northwestern Vietnam, youíll find Sapa, a mountainous town spilling with culture and overlooking terraced rice fields. Hill tribes make up most of the population here, while tourists use this old French Hill Station as a base for treks.