Everything you need to know for an unforgettable trip in Vietnam !
Stretching over 2,000 kilometers from northern China to the Gulf of Thailand, Vietnam has long been recognized as one of Southeast Asia's most diverse gems. It boasts breathtaking landscapes and a rich culture. From majestic mountains to awe-inspiring vistas, lush green valleys, and picturesque terraced rice fields, Vietnam offers exceptional natural diversity. Historic cities are brimming with treasures and monuments steeped in fascinating stories, while bays and beaches provide havens of pristine beauty. Dive into this captivating chapter of "Vietnam Travel" and explore all the essential facets of this extraordinary country:
More about Vietnam:
- Area: 330,000 km2
- Population: 99 million inhabitants
- Vietnamese Capital: Hanoi
- Official Language: Vietnamese
- Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND)
- Vietnam Time Zone: GMT+7 (Asia/Ho Chi Minh)
- Geographical Location: Southeast Asia, bordered to the north by China, to the west by Cambodia & Laos, to the east by the Pacific Ocean
- Climate: Tropical
- Regions: North - Central - South
- UNESCO Heritage Sites: Halong Bay, Ninh Binh (Halong Bay on land), Phong Nha – Ke Bang, Hue, Hoi An
When is the ideal time to explore Vietnam?
When to Visit Vietnam? In general, there are two best periods to explore the entire Vietnam: from October to November and from mid-March to May. These are the times when the climate remains very pleasant, and they are the least rainy months of the year in Vietnam. However, since Vietnam stretches over a length of 2,000 km from North to South, the weather and landscapes vary from one region to another. For example, during the same period, one region can be humid, cold, or rainy, while another will be pleasantly sunny. Check out the best time to visit each region of Vietnam!
Or plan your trip to this country month by month
What is the most beautiful region in Vietnam ?
What is the most beautiful region in Vietnam? It depends on your preferences because Vietnam has so much to offer. If you''re planning to travel to Vietnam and don''t know where to start, here are some ideas to make the most of your trip, whether you''re in the north, south, or central part of the country!
The North of Vietnam
Northern Vietnam The North of Vietnam has always been considered the most beautiful region in the country due to its great diversity, including various ethni... View all
The Centre of Vietnam
Formerly known as Annam, Central Vietnam is a land blessed with numerous UNESCO-recognized heritages, including the imperial monuments in Hue and the ancient ... View all
The South of Vietnam
From the Highlands, a land of adventure where ancient peoples live in harmony, to the paradise islands of Con Dao and Phu Quoc, through the bustling southern ... View all
Which Vietnam tour to choose?
Discover our collection of favorite tours, which have captured the hearts of hundreds of our travelers. It provides everything you can expect from a dream journey.
Vietnam highlights tour from North to South 7 days
Tailored for seniors, this itinerary offers a serene journey with the unwavering assistance of a French-speaking guide. Explore the country's key attractions, uncovering its enchanting wonders, and delving into its authentic stories and cultures along the way.
Discovering Vietnam's multifaceted charm in 3 weeks
Are you seeking a profound exploration of our nation? Opt for the 21-day "Many Faces of Vietnam Tour." This extensive cross-country journey spans three weeks, encompassing all the prominent destinations across Vietnam. Your adventure will include a memorable junk cruise...
The best of Vietnam 2 weeks
This 2-week tour offers an overview of the three regions of the country in the shape of an 'S.' To the north, you will visit Hanoi, the thousand-year-old capital, and the maritime and land of Halong Bay. You will also make an excursion to the splendid mountains of Sapa. In the center, you will explore the ancient imperial city of Hue and the old town of Hoi An before concluding your trip in the south by visiting Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta. Here are our program suggestions for a 14-day tour in Vietnam.
Frequently asked questions for your trips
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4. Do we travel from north to south or from south to north?
5. Can the trip be combined with a beach stay or an extension to Cambodia or Laos?
6. Am I exempt from the visa? If not, how can I obtain it?
Vietnam Cultural Guide
With a history spanning over 4,000 years, Vietnamese culture ranks as one of the oldest in Asia. Explore this section for articles on Vietnamese culture, its people, customs, traditional music, and arts, providing a deeper understanding of the country.
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Complete guide to Vietnamese culture
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Must-do activities in Vietnam
Being a local agency, we always seek to offer our clients both classic activities and services as well as "unique and memorable" experiences that allow travelers to live authentic and intimate moments. Let's discover them!
The show “Tinh hoa Bac Bo - The Quintessence of Tonkin”
This magnificent outdoor and water show will give you a very moving and unforgettable experience of Vietnamese life and culture.
Hanoi Cultural activities At night
The “Hoi An Memories” show
The country's largest open-air visual arts show brings you strong emotions and a special experience of unique art-making imbued with Hoi An's identity.
Hoi An Cultural activities At night
Visit to My Son Sanctuary in Hoi An
The discovery of temples in ruins, vestiges of another time, presents an essential cultural activity for a stay in Central Vietnam
Hoi An Cultural activities Noon
Hanoi Egg Coffee
Trying a cup of coffee with egg is a rather unusual experience that should be on the wish list of any future visitor to the capital of Vietnam.
Hanoi Gastronomy and culture A break while visiting Hanoi
Cooking classes in Hoi An
Would you like to try an activity that is among the top 10 experiences of a trip to Vietnam?
Hoi An Gastronomy and culture 4-5 hours
Royal costume dinner in Hue
You are invited to dress as an emperor or mandarin before rejoicing around a table of royal dishes once reserved for emperors.
Hue Gastronomy and culture At night
Immersion among the black Lolo - Cao Bang
Are you very interested in the ethnic minorities of Northern Vietnam and want to share daily activities with them?
Cao Bang Cultura Off the beaten track
Vespa tour in Ho Chi Minh city
The best way to capture various scenes of local life and discover the city and to be close to the local population.
Ho Chi Minh city Discovery 4 - 5 hours
Hoi An Countryside Tour by Bike
The bicycle remains the best option to soak up and enjoy the charming city and its peaceful countryside.
Hoi An Discovery & Relaxation Half a day or a day
Whale Island: A Wild Paradise for 21st-Century Robinsons
Situated in Van Phong Bay, Whale Island spans an area of 40,000 hectares.
Nha Trang Relaxation and well-being Overnight stays
Mango Bay Resort in Phu Quoc: The Ideal Place for a Sun-soaked Getaway
Located 10km from Duong Dong market and Phu Quoc airport, Mango Bay Resort is a stunning seaside ecolodge.
Phu Quoc Well-being and relaxation Overnight stays
Ancient Hue House: An Architectural and Artistic Masterpiece of Hue
If you're in search of chic, poetic, and charming accommodation for your stay in Hue, the former imperial capital in the Central region of Vietnam, we wholeheartedly recommend Ancient Hue Houses.
Hue Essentials At least one night
Private cruise in legendary Halong Bay
Nothing is more wonderful than a private cruise on the legendary Halong Bay that allows you to leisurely navigate its uncharted corners in complete privacy.
Halong Bay Well-being and relaxation 2-3 days
Halong Bay by seaplane, an extraordinary experience to live
What could be more extraordinary than a seaplane flight over the wonderful Halong Bay? The activity offers you a UNIQUE opportunity to discover the exceptional landscapes seen from the sky
Quang Ninh Well-being and relaxation 15-25-60 minutes
Romantic dinner on the bamboo raft
A quiet and idyllic place for a romantic evening as a couple, a dinner in a spectacular restaurant mounted on a bamboo raft in the middle of the coconut forest,... an experience that cannot be missed.
Hoi An Gastronomy In the evening
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