Flights to Vietnam
Astonishing in so many ways, Vietnam is a collision of east and west, old and new.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam^
per person one way from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch
Premium Economy: 21 Apr - 27 Jun 2020
Business Premier™: 24 Feb - 27 Jun 2020
Terms and conditions: *$75 domestic connections are not available for travel to Singapore, Phuket, Ho Chi Minh & Hanoi in Premium Economy & Business Premier. Advertised fares are based on travel originating in New Zealand. For airfare only bookings paid with credit, debit or charge card, a fee of $12 per person per one way Bali journey and $17.50 per person per one way long-haul journey applies. For airfare only bookings made through our Contact Centre a non-refundable service fee of $60 per person, per one way journey applies. Customers who purchase fares using Airpoints Dollars™ online will be required to pay the government and airport charges which are included in this fare by internet banking or credit card. Taxes on return sector will vary from those on the outbound journey. Travel is via Air New Zealand operated non-stop services ex Auckland to Bali, Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei & Osaka. Flights to Singapore and Hong Kong may be operated by partner airlines. Flights to Beijing are operated by Air China. Flights to Phuket, Ho Chi Minh & Hanoi are via Singapore and are operated by partner airlines. Non-stop flights to Seoul commence on 23 November 2019, travel prior to this is via Taipei or Hong Kong and beyond on partner airlines. Travel ex Wellington or Christchurch is via Auckland on Air New Zealand domestic flights. Connections from provincial New Zealand points requiring an overnight break in the journey will be at the passenger's own expense. Flight and routing restrictions may apply. An additional $10 per one-way journey applies for travel on Friday-Sunday for Bali and $30 per one-way journey will apply for Economy class travel Friday-Sunday for all other destinations. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or on all dates. Prices correct as at 9 September 2019. Offer is valid for new bookings only. New deals may be released at any time.
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Vietnam's a dynamically evolving nation. In spite of its traumatic history, the country is rocketing forward, chaotically meshing its rich eastern heritage with western expectations - and somehow it works. With temples between skyscrapers and five star cruises on sacred waters, it's cultural fusion at its most memorable.
Whether you're seeking tranquillity, adventure or urban energy, Vietnam delivers it - all with a slice of the country's history. Negotiate Ho Chi Minh City's bustling streets on a scooter, paddle through emerald waters on a kayak, or delve into an underground world by exploring war era tunnel networks. Whatever you do, it won't be boring.
Nothing embodies the country's diversity more than its flavours. From the catch of the day in Halong Bay to Hanoi's famous cold brew coffee, your culinary education will accelerate in Vietnam. And with Hoi An's cooking class options, you might even take a recipe or two home with you.
A morning bike ride through peaceful rice fields will ensure an afternoon at the street markets is all the more exciting.
Western comfort and local custom are both usually easy to find, making travelling as effortless or as testing as you want to make it. You'll be warmly befriended by welcoming locals, as the country's tourism boom drives a growing economy. Expect more than directions; it's not unusual to score a home-cooked meal.
To experience the country from every angle, make variety the theme of your holiday. A morning bike ride through peaceful rice fields will ensure an afternoon at the street markets is all the more exciting. Or plan a day that combines a self-guided walking tour of historic sites with an indulgent massage treatment at a spa. Mixing it up is a great strategy when you're travelling in a land of contrasts.
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Best time to go
The best times of the year to visit Vietnam are February to April and August to October.
How much will it cost?
Not including air travel and hotels, you should allow about USD $70 to $100 a day per person for food and entertainment.
It's recommended that you're vaccinated against hepatitis A and typhoid.