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Hotel of the month: Bai Tram Hideaway Resort

April 05, 2015  |  Saffron Travel

Vietnam is fast becoming one of the world's premier destinations, not only for its diverse and beautiful topography, and genuine hospitality, but also for its renowned cuisine, which rivals the dishes of neighbouring countries. And as visitor arrivals increase, Phu Yen province remains one of the last bastions of the real Vietnam, where welcome comes from the heart and guests are honoured.

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Restaurant of the month: 'Tamarind' in Luang Prabang

April 05, 2015  |  Saffron Travel

Whilst Laos does not yet have the culinary reputation of Thailand or Vietnam, Tamarind Restaurant, in the charming Unesco World Heritage listed town of Luang Prabang, is a great exponent of the national cuisine. Delicious grilled fresh fish, local greens, plenty of fresh herbs and padaek, or fish sauce. The windows and doors are open to a view of Wat Nong, and, in the late afternoon, chanting monks provide the soundtrack.

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11 of the First Color Pictures Ever Taken in Vietnam

April 05, 2015  |  Saffron Travel

From 1914 - 1917 Leon Busy (1874-1950), a French officer serving in Indochina, was assigned by the Albert Kahn Museum in France to capture the lives of the people in northern Vietnam. These photos were on display at the exhibition "Hanoi, color 1914-1917" which ended on January 1, 2014 in Hanoi.

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Son Doong Cave - Top Ten of The New York Times '52 Places To Go In 2014'

April 05, 2015  |  Saffron Travel

Son Doong Cave in the Quang Binh province of central Vietnam is one of the world’s largest caves and is now, for the first time, accessible to tourists, thanks to the tour operator Oxalis.

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Top 25 places to visit in Asia

April 05, 2015  |  Saffron Travel

See what Tripadvisor recommends as the top 25 places to visit in Asia. How many have you been to?

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Company Introduction

March 31, 2015  |  Saffron Travel

Dear clients, partners and friends. I’d like to introduce you to Saffron Travel, a new boutique travel agency based in Vietnam providing a full range of travel services to visitors across Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia & Myanmar.

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Off-road trip to Pu Luong tests backpackers' motorbike skills

March 31, 2015  |  Saffron Travel

During my adventures across the country, I had been amazed by the twisting roads in the north and impressed by the driving skills of local residents on their Honda Win motorbikes. Something inside asked me to get on a motorbike and challenge myself on these dirt roads. However, only when my friend asked me to take part in an off-road trip to Pu Luong Nature Reserve in the northern province of Thanh Hoa did my dream come true.

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Ho Chi Minh City welcomed 2.8 million international arrivals in nine months

March 18, 2015  |  Saffron Travel

According to report of the HCMC’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in the first nine months of 2013, the city attracted over 2.8 million international arrivals, reaching 68 percent of target for 2013, up 3 percent compared to last year’s same period. Total tourism revenue estimated VND 63,282 billion, 77 percent of the year’s plan, increased by 20 percent over the same period last year.

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