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Vietnam Tours

Vietnam is a strip of land shaped like an elongated “S”. There is a warmth to the people, enchanting natural beauty and tranquil village life. The curious visitors will also find in Vietnam a feast of culture and history.

Best Vietnam Tours

Tour Code
Destinations
Price From
7 Days Vietnam Tours to Hanoi - Halong Bay - Ho Chi Minh City
$1059
9 Days Private Saigon - Mekong Delta - Saigon - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
$1339
14 Days Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoian - Ho Chi Minh City
$1889
22 Days Hanoi - Laocai - Sapa - Hanoi - Halong Bay – Dong Hoi – Hue – Hoi An – Da Nang – Nha Trang - Da Lat - Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City
$2989
6 Days Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
$789
6 Days Private Saigon - Mekong Delta - Can Tho - Saigon
$849

Southeast Asia Tours including Vietnam

Tour Code
Destinations
Price From
13 Days Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap - Bangkok
$2369
14 Days Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoian - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap
$2259
17 Days Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Chau Doc - Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay
21 Days Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Vientiane - Luang Prabang - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Da Nang
$3769
22 Days Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoian - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap - Luang Prabang - Chiang Mai - Bangkok
$4129
26 Days Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Bangkok
$5039
23 Days Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoian - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap - Luang Prabang - Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Yangon - Bagan - Inle Lake
16 Days Hanoi - Halong Bay - Siem Reap - Kampong Cham - Phnom Penh - Tan Chau - Sa Dec - Saigon
14 Days Ho Chi Minh - Hoi An - Hanoi - Luang Prabang
$2199
15 Days Ho Chi Minh City - Hoian - Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Yangon - Mandalay - Bagan
$3009
13 Days Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoi An - My Son - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City - Kuala Lumpur - Malacca

More Vietnam Package Tours

Tour Code
Destinations
Price From
8 Days Private Hanoi - Ha Long - Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue - Mekong Delta - Saigon
$1209
10 Days Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City - Da Lat - Nha Trang
$1339
14 Days Hanoi - Halong Bay - Dong Hoi - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong River Delta
$1909
10 Days Hanoi - Halong Bay - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City
$1429
4 Days Vietnam Vacation Package to Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
$499
7 Days Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho - Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh City
$829

Vietnam Travel Guide

Basic Facts

Location: in the east of Indo-China Peninsula; borders Guangxi and Yunnan provinces of China on the north, Laos and Cambodia on the west, and next to the South China Sea.
Area: 127,200 sq mi (329,446 sq km)
Population: 91.7 million (in 2015)
Language: Vietnamese
Currency: Vietnamese Dong
Time Zone: GMT+7
Capital: Hanoi
Administrative Division: 58 provinces
Religions and Beliefs: Buddhism, Catholicism, Hoahaoism, Caodaism
Nationality: a multi-ethnic country with Jing People in majority

Things to Do

Vietnam has rich resources, which presents a fusion of mysterious oriental characteristics and French romantic feelings. There are five scenic spots being listed as world cultural and natural heritage by UNESCO.

Top Destinations & Attractions:
Hanoi: Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi Cathedral, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ha Long Bay
Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon Opera House, National Museum of Vietnamese History, Notre-Dame Cathedral
Hoi An: Hoi An Ancient Town
Nha Trang: Vinpearl Amusement Park, Po Nagar Cham Towers
Mui Ne: White Sand Dune, Fairy Stream

Best Time to Go

Vietnam is divided into dry season and rainy season. November - April is the dry season with less rain and many foggy days, which is ideal for best tours in Vietnam. The weather is usually cool from November to February while it is relatively warmer in March and April. From May to October, it is the rainy season with heavy rain even rainstorm. The temperature is high and the air is humid. November - February is suitable for traveling when the temperature is moderate and the sun is shining.

In the north, from October to March, visitors are advised to wear long-sleeved shirts and trousers. From April to September, short-sleeved shirts and shorts are advised. In addition, rain gears are recommended. In the south, the temperature is high all year round, and short-sleeved shirts and shorts are quite suitable. Wearing sunscreen is advised outside.

Transportation

There are international flights from many countries to Vietnam, such as China, Thailand, Australia, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea. Besides, tourists can also take trains and buses to the country from Nanning, Beijing, and Kunming of China. Transportation within the country is convenient that visitors can choose according to their needs. Planes, trains, taxis, buses, and even motorbikes are all available.

Travel Tips

Public Security
The common security issue may be the pick pocketing especially at places crowded with a lot of people. When getting on or off the taxi, one should also be aware of this situation. When traveling by vehicles such as motorbikes or tricycles, avoid carrying bags on the back.

Getting Lost
After checking in the hotel, make sure to take a business card from the reception. If getting lost when traveling, give the business card to the taxi driver or ask local people for help.

Language
Vietnam receives quite a lot of foreign tourists every year so most vendors speak a little English, however, further communication is difficult. The English level of the hotels' service staff varies greatly, but generally reservation and service is OK. Staff in travel agencies can communicate relatively fluently in English.

History

A.D. 968: Independent feudal state
1858: The French came in and ruled the country.
Sept. 2, 1945: The north gained independence and established the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, but the south was still under the control of France.
Dec. 1946: the First Indochina War with France broke out.
Aug. 1954: The First Indochina War ended. The north was liberated but the south was still ruled by France.
Oct. 26, 1955: The Republic of Vietnam, supported by America, was established in the south.
Nov. 1, 1955: Vietnam War or the Second Indochina War with America began.
1973: US army retreated.
Apr. 30, 1975: The Republic of Vietnam was overthrown and the Vietnam War was over.
July, 1976: The whole country was unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Geographical Features

The land of Vietnam is long and narrow with the narrowest point of 30 miles (50 kilometers) wide. It is a coastal country and its coastline stretches over 2,000 miles (3,219 kilometers) long. There are different landforms such as deltas, highlands, and mountains. Various geographical features endow this country with many beautiful natural sights, including the karst landscape at Ha Long Bay, Mekong Delta, and hilly area at Sapa Town.