Explore Our Vietnam Tours in Interesting Categories

We have designed over 80 awesome Vietnam tour packages in different categories: Discovery, Family, Eco-Tourism, Luxury, Honeymoon, Beach… to get your trip planning off to a flying start. These categories are great starting points for finding or designing your very own holiday in Vietnam with us.

10 best Vietnam tour packages voted by travelers and recommended for 2018 - 2019

These are popular tour programs for travelers who visit Vietnam for the first time. Visit the classic sights, but also work in personal touches and experiences that make visitors’ first trip to Vietnam even more memorable.

These recommended tours all feature on the Top 10 Vietnam tours list, and 80% of people who buy these top 3 are first time visitors.

More Awesome Vietnam Tours

  • Research about the destinations that you will visit and culture to have a basic understanding.
  • In southern Vietnam rainy season runs roughly from April to September/October with June, July, and August being the rainiest months typically. Dry season runs from November to March when it is hot and dry.
  • Don’t forget sun protection items: umbrella, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Long hours walking and swimming will cause sunburn.
Memory of Vietnam – Saigon to Hanoi Highlights Tour in 12 Days
12 Days/ 11 Nights from $1,687 5
Highlights of Vietnam for Family Tour 10 Days
10 Days/ 9 Nights from $1,140 6
Vietnam and Cambodia Tour for Family in 14 Days
14 Days/ 13 Nights from $1,430 8
Wonders of Vietnam – Tour from Saigon to Hanoi in 15 Days
15 Days/ 14 Nights from $1,920 9
Across Vietnam Tour for Family 15 Days
15 Days/ 14 Nights from $1,879 10

Our local tour operators’ suggestions

First time tour itineraries

Vietnam spreads over 3000 KM by the Eastern Sea in an S shape. Tourists would spend few days to a month to visit the country. Most popular airports to land in Vietnam are Noi Bai in Hanoi or Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City. Check out our Vietnam tour itineraries for your information

What to start with?

Hanoi in the North and Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City in the South are the most popular start points for almost all foreigners. These are places for first time travelers to consider: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Ninh Binh, Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta.

When and How Long to Visit?

October to April is best time to visit Vietnam, you can check out our seasons in Vietnam for more information. We recommend at least 7 days, but a 14 day tour will allow you to get in an overview of Vietnam.

How to plan a Vietnam and Indochina tour?

Our Indochina countries’ travel guide parts have useful articles and advice on planning your first trip to Vietnam and nearby countries.

Things to Know Before You Visit Vietnam

Essential tips before you travel to Vietnam. Hopefully, these will help you find most suitable places to visit and things to do

General information

Country name: The Socialist Republic of VietnamVietnam Travel Maps

Location: Southeast Asia; Vietnam shares borders with China, Laos and Cambodia

Area: ~ 331,210 km²

Population: 96 million (2018 estimation)

Main language: Vietnamese

Main religions: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Roman Catholicism; Caodaism

Capital: Hanoi

Located in Southeast Asia, historic Vietnam is one of the most interesting travel destinations in the world for its charming people, long coastline and numerous attractions

 

Vietnam Seasons and Weather

There are three different climate zones in Vietnam: North, South and Central. North Vietnam is humid and subtropical while it is tropical climate all year round in the South and Central

Vietnam is a long, narrow land lying by the Eastern Sea, the country temperatures ranging between 15-35°C

Northern Vietnam has four seasons: Spring is from March to April, summer from May to August, autumn from September to November, winter from December to February

In winter, it may drop down to 7-8°C occasionally, even below 0°C in some mountainous areas.

The summer months are hot, with daytime temperatures reaching 33-40°C. Drizzling rains and more pleasant temperatures come in autumn

Central Vietnam enjoys warm temperatures year round, more rain in middle of the year, and cooler, drier days from November to April.

Southern Vietnam has a dry season from November to April and a wet season from May to October.

Check our seasons in Vietnam article part for more information

 

Vietnam Public Holidays

Be aware of our national public holidays because tourist destinations are very crowded with local travelers. Moreover, some services will be charged higher prices during the first three days of Tet holiday.

  • International New Year’s Eve: 1st January
  • Tet holiday (Vietnamese Lunar New Year): Last day of the year + first 3 days of the first lunar month
  • Hung King’s Memorial Day: 10th day of the third lunar month
  • Liberation Day: 30th April
  • Labor Day: 1st May
  • Independence Day: 2nd September

 

Vietnam tourism strategy

Vietnamese government considered tourism as one of spearhead economic sectors.

In 2017, Vietnam welcomed nearly 13 million foreign tourists and targets to welcome 20 million travelers in 2010.

“Strategy on Viet Nam’s tourism development until 2020, vision to 2030:

Decision 2473/QĐ-TTg dated December 30, 2011, approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung

General objectives

By 2020, tourism would have basically become a key economic sector, which is modern and professional with relatively uniform technical infrastructure; tourism products would have high quality, diversity and prestige, and they are imbued with national identities and able to compete with other countries in the region and the world.

By 2030, Viet Nam strives to become a nation with a developed tourism sector.”

Checklist before your trip

ID card – visa – passport and copies of those documents – Travel insurance – Vaccination – Credit/debit card and some cash – Flight tickets/ Boarding pass – Bug repellent – Appropriate clothes – Medicines and first-aid kit – Adaptor – 220V, 50Hz; 2 pin plugs – Inner tube and life jacket for your kids

 

Immigration

You must have a valid passport and must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay and you must have at least one blank visa page

Vietnam visa exemption: Passport holders from these European countries can visit Vietnam under 15 days without visa: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom

If you are required a visa to Vietnam or above mentioned country travelers visit Vietnam from 15 days up, please read our visa and visa on arrival to Vietnam page

 

Tour itineraries:

Vietnam is elongated country with plenty of attractions from North to South. It depends on your plan to decide how many days for your trip. If you intend to visit only one region (the North, the Central or the South), 4 or 7 days are enough while to discover all three regions in Vietnam, we recommend you spend at least 8 days for your trip. If you travel for 13 days or more, you will have a chance to visit Laos and Cambodia as well.

Check out our Vietnam tour itinerary samples for your information

 

Money

Vietnamese currency is Vietnam Đồng (đ) and is plastic paper currency of 5,00, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 200,000, and 500,000. Exchange rate as of May 2018 is about 1 US$ ~ 22,730 VND. In Vietnam, only Vietnam Dong (VND) is accepted in any purchasing transactions. At some places like hotels, restaurants, souvenir stores, etc., travelers can use $USD, $AU, Euro or British pound sterling to pay for the goods and services.

Tourists can exchange money at some banks in Vietnam which are easily found at airports and main cities.

Check with your departure immigration gate for the amount one person can bring first then you need to report to the arrival immigration in Vietnam if you bring over US $5000 (per person).

You should not prepare VND before your Vietnam trip since the exchange rate in your country may not be favorable. It is advisable to have your money exchanged at arrival airport or bank in Vietnam for a better rate.

Tourists can check daily exchange rates here .Normally, buying rates shall be applied by banks

 

Electricity, Phone & Internet

– We used 220V, 50Hz and 2 & 3 – pin electricity sockets in Vietnam. Most hotels provide electric outlets which accept many plug shapes. Universal travel adaptors are needed if you travel with many devices.

– Wifi connection is relatively good in hotels, coffee shops and restaurants in Vietnam. Take advantage of free wifi to contact your family and friends through Skype, Viber or Whatsapp.

– Before traveling to mountainous area, we highly recommend you prepare a SIM Card 3G or 4G service. Our guests can check with us then we will prepare a free SIM Card

With over 3000 KMs coastal line and over 4000 years of history, Vietnam is well-known for its history, culture, beaches, rivers, well reserved nature landscapes, Buddhist pagodas as well as bustling cities. These are top 5 Vietnam travel destinations travelers should not miss in their tours to Vietnam:

 

Halong Bay

The UNESCO world heritage site is famous for its beauty and mysterious allure. Halong Bay is a place that invites travelers and adventures with thousands of islets, islands raising from calm water. Located in northern Vietnam, 180 KMs from Hanoi, Halong Bay is a destination you should not miss. You will be able to visit Halong Bay during your trip to Vietnam and see this beauty for yourself. Remember to selfie with the Fighting Cocks Island when you are on a Halong Bay Cruise.


Hanoi

Capital of the country, Hanoi is an old, antique and unique city. With more than 1000 years of history, Hanoi is famous for: friendly people, amazing street foods, French colonial buildings, Old Quarter Area, many museums, walking streets… Taking a Hanoi city tour, a selfie with Restored Sword Lake is recommended.

 


Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An30 KMs from Da Nang beach city, Hoi An is a lovely little town. The Ancient Town of Hoi An is a living museum and is recognized as one of the UNESCO Heritage Sites, attracting a lot of tourists every year.

Visiting Hoi An, you can take a walking or cycling tour to discover the ancient town with Covered Bridge, Ancient Houses, nearby vegetable or fishing villages


Nha Trang Beach City

Nha Trang BeachNha Trang is nearly 500KM from Ho Chi Minh City, travelers can get there by daily trains or 1-hour flights from Ho Chi Minh City. There are 2-hours daily flights from Hanoi to the city, too.

Nha Trang is famous for many long, sandy and fresh beaches. Travelers can choose a budget hotel in town or luxury beach resort to enjoy their vacation in Nha Trang. There are many interesting activities for travel to choose: surfing, snorkeling, bicycle tours, spa treatments, meditation, yoga…


Mekong Delta

Mekong deltaConsidered as rice basket of Vietnam, Mekong delta covers a large agriculture land area in the South of the country with a complex river system.
Travelers can visit Mekong in a 1-day trip or up to over 5 days to discover the delta.
Visit Mekong Delta to see amazing local people activities: children riding on the backs of water buffalo or cycling to school through country lanes clad in white ao dai (long dresses); farmers stooping in a sea of emerald; market vendors grinning behind stacks of fruit; bright yellow incense sticks drying at the roadside…

Joining a trip to Ha Long

Halong Bay is no doubt one of the best places to experience in your holiday in Vietnam. You can choose most popular option to discover the bay by taking 1 or 2 nights cruise programs or another recently interesting option: Spending a night at hotel on Bai Chay beach then take half day boat trip. A new amazing amusement park namely Sun World Ha Long is good for family with kids. Don’t forget to take a photo of Fighting Cocks to add to your travel photo collection.

 

Exploring the nights markets and street food in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Hanoi and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) are the realm of exotic local cuisine. Be sure not to miss Pho, Bun Cha and Nem, the most famous Vietnamese traditional dishes. Taking a walking tour around Saigon and Hanoi walking streets is amazing to enjoy the atmosphere

 

Trekking to magnificent rice terraces in Sapa

Sapa is one of the best destinations in Northern Vietnam for adventure tours. Some activities you can experience in Sapa are trekking to terraced rice fields, exploring colorful ethnic culture, meeting local people and conquering Fansipan Mountain.

 

Discovering Hue Imperial City

Hue was once the capital city of Vietnam and its historic architecture is well-preserved. Situated along the banks of Perfume River (Song Huong), Hue is known as one of the most poetic and dreamy cities in Vietnam.

 

Immersing yourself in a lantern night in Hoi An

Famous for multi-traditional architectures, Hoi An is a getaway destination from your busy city life. Traditional crafts and cuisine in this tranquil city are ready for you to explore.

In Hoian, you should also take a cycling tour to nearby vegetable village and join a cooking class.

 

Taking a boat trip on Mekong Delta

A boat trip in the Mekong Delta will show you amazing local people activities: children riding on the backs of water buffalo or cycling to school through country lanes clad in white Ao Dai (long dresses); farmers stooping in a sea of emerald; market vendors grinning behind stacks of fruit; bright yellow incense sticks drying at the roadside…

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Common Questions Travelers Ask Us

Be sure your passport is over 6 months valid from the date you enter Vietnam.

Check whether your nationality is eligible for visa exemption and we can help you prepare a letter of visa on arrival to Vietnam free of charge.

There are 4 popular travel visa types: 1-month single/ multiple entry, 3-month single/ multiple entry.

Travelers can get visa to Vietnam at any Vietnam embassy or apply visa on arrival with a licensed international tour operator

In Vietnam, only Vietnam Dong (VND) is accepted in any purchasing transactions. At some places like hotels, restaurants, souvenir stores, etc., travelers can use $USD, $AU, Euro or British Pound Sterling to pay for the goods and services.

Tourists can exchange money at bank offices in Vietnam which are easily found at airports and main cities.

Check with your departure immigration gate for the amount one person can bring first then you need to report to the arrival immigration in Vietnam if you bring over US $5000 (per person).

You should not prepare VND before your Vietnam trip since the exchange rate in your country may not be favorable. It is advisable to have your money exchanged at arrival airport or bank in Vietnam for a better rate.

– Weather is changeable, especially in mountainous areas.

– Weather average temperature rises from the North to the South.

– Prepare for high humidity.

– January-April and September-December are the best times to enjoy Northern Vietnam’s finest weather. May-August you can expect hot and humid conditions during the summer season.

– May-October is the only time you will really need to steer clear of central and South Vietnam due to it is the rainy season.

For more info, you could check with your travel expert and read more in our Vietnam weather blog.

  • If you want to get around one city, it is easy to find a taxi. However, renting a car in Vietnam will offer you more flexibility for your trip.
  • Train is considered a cheap and safe way to travel at night. We can help you purchase night train tickets to save time for your trip.
  • Boats are popular when taking Halong Bay Cruise and Mekong Cruise. Contact us for a qualified cruise with safe boats and experienced crews.
  • Vietnam is an elongated country, so flights are required for traveling between two regions. No need to waste time tracking down cheap airfare, we will search for the best Vietnam domestic flights for you.

At the moment, there is no mandatory requirement for vaccinations before entering Vietnam unless travelers arrive from the Yellow Fever zone (South American & African countries). However, be careful and check your health record and make sure that you are inoculated against at least those diseases: Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis. Bear in mind that there is a possibility of malaria risks in a few rural areas of Vietnam. Ensure that you contact your hospitals and take medical advices for your children no less than two months before your trip.

We used 220V, 50Hz and 2 and 3-pin electricity socket. Most hotels will provide electric outlets which accept many plug shapes. Universal travel adapter(s) are needed if you travel with many devices.

Wifi connection is relatively good in almost all hotels, coffee shops and restaurants in Vietnam, especially in big cities. Take advantage of free wifi to contact your family and friends through Facebook, Skype, Viber or Whatsapp.

However, if you travel to rural areas where wifi is not so good sometimes, we highly recommend you purchase a SIM Card in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or other main towns for internet service. It is easy to find a Viettel and Vinaphone official store in the city center or at the airport. Check with us then we will prepare a free SIM Card for you.

At tourist destinations like Hanoi, Da Nang, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City, people can speak English in a decent level. However, when traveling to rural areas, it is advisable to download some translation apps to your smartphone so that you will not encounter any language barrier.

Travelers are required to have international travel insurance while traveling Vietnam.

By having an international coverage you do not need to worry about emergencies that can happen anytime, anywhere, before or during your travels such as having to rush home to a family member or having a tour changed or canceled because of a natural disaster.

We create a tour based on your schedule, budget, and interests.

  • Travel on your own unique itinerary

You will not have to waste your time in scheduled shopping stops; let’s discover authentic Vietnam in your own way.

  • Travel with your own tour guide

We have a team of qualified English-speaking and French-speaking tour guides who are handpicked for their professionalism, personality and intimate knowledge of the region to give you an in-depth view of the life and history of Vietnam.

  • Travel with flexibility in transportations

We offer all essential transportation services such as land transportation, flights, car rental and boat trips. You can have a private driver accompanied you on your journey.

  • No hidden fees

We design and operate tours ourselves, you do not have to pay any extra fee for any middlemen. Our prices include all taxes, service charges. Tips are upon your satisfaction and willingness.

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