Steamy jungles, endless beaches and ancient cities from the backdrop of a trip to Vietnam - a country steeped in history and culture. From the traditional lifestyle of indigenous hill tribes to the intoxicating flavours of local cuisine, this Southeast Asian country promises an unforgettable sensory experience.

DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT TO CITY CENTRE: Hanoi: 45 kilometres, Ho Chi Minh City: 8 kilometres | TIME ZONE: GMT +7 hours | CURRENCY: Vietnamese Dong (VND). Credit cards are accepted although small local businesses often only accept cash LANGUAGES: Vietnamese is the official languages; English is widely spoken in tourist areas WHEN TO VISIT: Vietnam's climate is as varied as its geography. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Hanoi and Halong Bay, and promise moderate temperatures with little rain. Spring and early summer months are usually warm and dry in Danang and Hoi An