Your most popularly asked questions answered!
Ever wonder the best time to visit Vietnam, the most popular (or lesser-known) places to visit, visa requirements and so on? Find your answers below.
Vietnam is our home country and we might be biased but it is truly and incredible place. Home to 8 Unesco World Heritage Sites, amazing beaches, spectacular scenery and the most exceptional cuisine that many can't seem to get enough of, Vietnam is a destination that has it all!
We look forward to sharing our love of Vietnam with you!
November - April is usually the best time to do visit the whole country when weather is the most pleasant.
If you don't mind some sporadic rain and hot weather then you can benefit from travelling in green season (May - September) when it is generally less crowded and most hotels offer reduced rates during this time of year.
For more information on the weather please visit our Vietnam weather page.
The most popular places for first time visitors are usually Hanoi, Sapa, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City & the Mekong Delta.
A typical classic Vietnam holiday will start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City (or vice versa).
Follow the link to check out our most popular Vietnam tours
In the north, Mai Chau, Pu Luong and Ninh Binh are lesser known than Sapa but are totally amazing places to visit and these destinations are also much less touristy.
Mai Chau and Pu Luong are 4 hours drive from Hanoi but can feel like a different world with green mountains, paddy fields and small ethnic minority villages.
Ninh Binh, 2 hour drive from Hanoi, is locally known as 'Ha Long Bay' on land and is famous for its limestone karsts, ancient pagodas and shimmering rivers.
Picture above: Mai Chau Eco Lodge
In central Vietnam, Quy Nhon or Phu Yen (2 hour flight from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City), with its laid back vibes and beautiful beaches are wonderful options if you'd prefer somewhere low key yet blissful to end the holiday with. Check out Anantara Quy Nhon or Zannier Hotel Bai San Ho which are two amazing places to stay and are well loved by our clients!
Picture above: Beach at Zannier Hotel Bai San Ho
If it is adventure that you seek, Phong Nha, home to the world's largest cave (Son Doong) won't disappoint! Expect otherworldly atmosphere with ancient karsts, jungle-clad mountains and meandering rivers!
Picture above: Hang En Cave, Phong Nha
For a sample itinerary covering these lesser known destinations check out Best of Northern and Central Vietnam
Moving to the south, Con Dao (2 hour flight from Hanoi or 1 hour flight from Ho Chi Minh city) with the most amazing beaches won't disappoint!
Picture above: Con Dao Beach
For a sample itinerary that covers Con Dao check out our Best of Southern Vietnam
Two most popular international airports in Vietnam are Noi Bai in Hanoi (airport code: HAN) and Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh city (airport code: SGN)
Depending on their itinerary, our clients usually fly into Hanoi and out of Saigon (or vice versa). Our consultants can advise which international flight you should book when you contact us.
Visitors from certain countries might enter Vietnam visa-free for a certain number of days.
From 15 March 2022 Vietnam has reintroduced visa waivers for the nationals of some countries including the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Norway, Sweden, South Korea, Finland, Japan, Italy & Denmark., Russia, Belarus (under 15 days); Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos (under 30 days); Philippines (under 21 days) and Myanmar & Brunei (under 14 days).
If you are not passport holder of the above mentioned countries or if you wish to stay longer than what is allowed then you would need to apply for Vietnam e-visa via the government's website.
E-visa costs 25 USD and generally takes 3 days. You will receive your code by email to print your visa. You can enter Vietnam on an e-Visa at any of the country's eight international airports, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang, as well as 14 land crossings and seven seaports.
From 15 May 2022 you no longer need to take a COVID-19 test before travelling to Vietnam.
You also don’t need to provide proof of your Covid vaccination status for entry to Vietnam.
For health-related or vaccinations questions before visiting Vietnam please contact your doctor.
Debit/ credit cards are widely accepted in Vietnam at restaurants, hotels and shops.
For smaller purchases, you can consider taking some USD in cash which you can change to Dong (at your hotel or tourist centres) upon arrival.
If you don't want to take cash you can get a prepaid 'travel money card' which is usually safer and cheaper than using your debit/credit card to withdraw money at ATMs in Vietnam.
ATMs are widely available in Vietnam, especially in big cities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City & Danang. If you travel to more rural areas consider taking some cash with you.
Please fill in our enquiry form and we will within 24h - 48h based on your requirements.
Once you're happy with the itinerary and quotation we will require a deposit before booking your holiday.
Once final payment is made we will send you your booking confirmation.
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