Vietnam

Why Vietnam ?

Stunning scenery, combined with high-level customer service and charming local culture makes Vietnam an ideal travel destination for groups of any size. From the Northern highlands to Central coastline down to the exotic flood plains of the Southern provinces, Vietnam’s variety is one of its unique selling points. A year-round destination, the geography of Vietnam ensures it’s always a good time to travel, no matter what time of year.

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Capital: Hanoi

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and has a population of about 8 million. Hanoi, the city in the northern region, is the second most significant economic center of Vietnam. In 1999, Hanoi was presented the title of 'City for Peace' by UNESCO. The city has a rich cultural, historical and culinary heritage. There are a number of relics throughout the city that represent the history of Hanoi under French and Chinese rules. The exploring of Hanoi is not complete without the stroll around downtown Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake to observe the local lifestyle, cultural and vibrant corners. Hanoi is also the arriving point to explore northern regions of Halong Bay, Sapa, Mai Chau, Pu Luong, Ninh Binh, etc.

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Best time to go
Best time to go

From February to May and July to mid-September

Bonzer Tour
Bonzer Tour

La Dolce Vita Hotel

Travel types
Travel types

Classic, Honeymoon, Family Travel, Art & Culture, Gastronomy, Sustainable

SUGGEST ITINERARY
SUGGEST ITINERARY

Culinary Tour in Vietnam, Nature & Detox flow in Northern & Central Vietnam



1. By flight

There are three international airports in Vietnam including Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang Airport in Da Nang. Though Da Nang Airport is available with less international arrivals, it’s one of the most prominent spots to enter Vietnam. The travelers can take direct flight to Da Nang from Japan, Korea, Chia, Doha, Cambodia, Singapore and Malaysia. Entering Vietnam via Tan Son Nhat Airport in southern Vietnam can be done with direct flights London, Paris, Frankfurt, Zurich, Helsinki, Moscow, Istanbul, Doha, Dubai, India, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippine, Myanmar, Cambodia and Taiwan. Noi Bai Airport is available with direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Istanbul, Doha, Dubai, India, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Philippine, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Taiwan.

2. Border Crossing

There are border checkpoints to enter Vietnam from Laos, Cambodia and China by land transfer or by boat.

From Cambodia

There are five main border crosses from Cambodia to Vietnam among which all are via land drive and one river cross Kaam Samnor/ Vinh Xuong.

  • Bavet/ Moc Vau
  • Phnom Den/ Tinh Bien
  • Kaam Samnor/ Vinh Xuong
  • Prek Chak/ Xa Xia
  • Le Thanh/ O Yadao

From Laos

Border cross to Vietnam from Laos are available with below checkpoints. As two countries’ border areas are mainly mountains and highland, the paths are in good conditions but pretty winding. More popular border crosses are via Tay Trang in Northern Province Dien Bien, Cau Treo in Central Province Ha Tinh and Lau Bao in Central Provincee in Quang Tri Province of Vietnam.

  • Sop Hun/ Tay Trang
  • Na Maew/ Nam Xoi
  • Nam Can/ Nam Khan
  • Nam Phao/ Cau Treo
  • Dansavang/ Lau Bao
  • Bo Y/ Ngoc Hoi

From China

There are three border crosses from China to Vietnam which are mainly for land import and export. Tourist are allowed to travel through too.

  • Dong Hung/ Mong Cai
  • Ping Xian/ Dong Dang
  • Hekou/ Lao Cai

3. By Seaports

The east side of Vietnam processes over 3,200km coastline that make it possible to enter the country via sea. Main points for traveling cruises are:

Northern Vietnam

  • Hon Gai Seaport
  • Hai Phong Seaport

Central Vietnam

  • Chan May Seaport
  • Da Nang Seaport
  • Nha Trang Seaport
  • Quy Nhon Seaport

Southern Vietnam

  • Duong Dong Seaport
  • Vung Tau Seaport
  • Ho Chi Minh City Seaport

Vietnam Visa Exemption

There are 24 nationalities are exempted Vietnam visa from 14 days to 90 days depending on the nationality. Additionally, travelers can visit Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam needless of visa up to 30 days if flying to this island without stopping in any airports of Vietnam. The travelers also can transit through Vietnam by air for less than 24 hours and with no intention of moving out transit area.

  • 14 days Vietnam visa exempt: Brunei
  • 15 days Vietnam visa exempt: Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, British
  • 21 days Vietnam visa exempt: Philippines
  • 30 days Vietnam visa exempt: Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan
  • 90 days Vietnam visa exempt: Chile

Remark: Those are exempted Vietnam visa should re-enter Vietnam over 30 days after the exit date of the first entry.

Vietnam visa required

Nationalities required Vietnam visa need to arrange the Vietnam visa letter in advance and can obtain the visa for the stay from 1 to 3 months via 4 airports in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Nha Trang. This means that those have to pre-arrange Vietnam visa can’t enter the country via border crosses. Visitors from these countries need to sort out the visa letter before boarding: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Uruguay and Uzbekistan.

Vietnam E-visa

Vietnam E-visa is available and can be proceeded via this port htz ps://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/trang-chu-ttdt. Nationalities are not listed in Vietnam visa exemption and Vietnam visa required can proceed the e-visa. The e-visa cost for single entry is USD 25 per person and can be valid till 30 days maximum. The process takes 3 to 5 working days to receive Vietnam e-visa.

Vietnam is a country stretching nearly 2000km long from north to south though pretty narrow at the least wide area is only 50km. This characteristic makes the country’s weather is divided into three part with different features.

The northern Vietnam’s climate is distinguished by 4 seasons with pretty cold winter and humid summer. Best months for the north of Vietnam are Mar, April, October and November with sunny weather, low humidity and moderate temperature from 15 – 30 Celcius Degree. Winter from Dec to Feb is abit colder from 10 – 23 Celcius Degree. The rest months from May to September are hotter with temperature up to 34 Celsius Degree and high humidity.

In central Vietnam, the weather from Jan to April is ideal with sunny weather, great temperature from 17 – 31 Celsius Degree. Next months from May to early Sep are pretty fine, just a bit hotter and slightly more humid. Late Sep to Dec is monsoon season with heavy rains.

Southern Vietnam is featured by only 2 seasons of dry season from Nov to April with very nice weather for your stay; and rainy season from May to Sep but the rain doesn’t last long. The temperature is moderate all year from 24 – 36 Celsius Degree.

Vietnam is one of the best countries in Asia area with sumptuous food and diverse cuisine options. Vietnam offers both sophisticated gastronomy and convenient local street foods to adapt with the local’s culture and daily life. The most popular dishes in Vietnam are:

  • Pho (noodle soup) with topping choices of chicken, beef, fish, etc.
  • Banh Mi (Vietnamese baguette) stuffed with lettuce, cucumber, carrot, egg, pate, roasted pork, etc.
  • Banh Cuon (steamed rice cake rolled with minced pork and ear mushroom)
  • Banh Xeo (crispy Vietnamese pancake)
  • Xoi (Vietnamese sticky rice)
  • Bun Cha (Vietnamese rice noodle with grilled pork)
  • Nem (Vietnamese spring rolls) with 2 options of fresh or deep fried

The Classic Vietnam routes

Main cities of Vietnam like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang are available with direct flights from other Asian and European countries. Depending on the plan of travel duration, the travelers can include main cities in the north, center and south Vietnam, in details Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi, Mekong Delta. These destinations showcase the main characteristics of Vietnam’s charms in culture, nature, gastronomy, history and so on.

Other Vietnam routes to enjoy

Depending on interests, the travelers might consider to delve into the fascinating mountainous regions of Vietnam in the north with Mai Chau, Pu Luong, Mu Cang Chai, Ba Be, Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Sapa and go off-the-beaten paths. The trekking and other outdoor activities in those regions not only offers the pleasant escapes but also unique chances to interact and learn of different minority ethnic groups.

Beach lovers can consider the stunning beaches of soft white sandy in Phu Quoc and isolated Con Dao Island. There are dozens of other not so famous spots can be added in your route for your understanding

Vietnam tours
Vietnam cuisine journey 11 days

Vietnam cuisine journey 11 days

Culninary - 11 days 10 nights

3.000$
The 11-day program to tour throughout Vietnam and unveil the cuisine from three regions in this country bearing different colors and creatives in cooking. In Hanoi, you will join a walking food tour in Old Quarter to observe the unique dining etiquette of locals; then observe the buying and selling rituals and have a cooking class with the hospitable host. Halong Bay overnight cruise also offers sampling of fresh seafood and some cooking demonstration. In central Vietnam, there is an eatery of lunch at serene garden house in Hue; and a cooking class in Hoi An when you will buy the ingredients from market and then do cooking at a rural village. Beside discover Ho Chi Minh City’s main landscapes, you will have a savory of sumptuous food on Saigon River dinner cruise and participate in cooking class setting at organic garden not so far from Cu Chi Tunnels.
Indochina gastronomy 19 days

Indochina gastronomy 19 days

Culninary - 19 days 18 nights

3.000$
A life time journey to taste and learn of Indochina gastronomy with inspiring cooking classes in three countries as well as thrilling street food tours by either walking or local tuk tuk. Vietnam never disappoints you with full of dining experiences like a street food tour in Hanoi Old Quarter, and a cooking class at a local house nearby Red River, very unique lunch of “Rice with salts” which sounds monotone but quite sophisticated and a cooking class in garden house settings in Hue. Plus, you will have lunch to taste the fresh vegetable pick from Tra Que vegetable village in Hoi An and a special dinner “Dining in the Dark” in Ho Chi Minh City. Khmer Cuisine in Cambodia is somewhat influenced by neighbor countries but still make their unique taste. You will have a Phnom Penh street food tour with a local passionate chef; and an interaction with local villagers to create rice noodle and cook the noodle soup in a countryside region of Siem Reap. Laos gastronomy is inspiring; simple but tasty. The cooking class in Luang Prabang as well as a stroll to local market is intriguing. Nevertheless, all the best attractions of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia are still input that reinforce your understand on those countries from different aspects.
Vietnam honeymoon bliss 14 days

Vietnam honeymoon bliss 14 days

Honeymooners - 14 days 13 nights

2.000$
Special package for the honeymooners to indulge in the most stunning spots of Vietnam with memorable 02 nights on Ha Long Bay, cooking class in Hoi An ancient town, a breakfast cruise on Mekong floating market in Can Tho and romantic tropical escape on Phu Quoc Island with most tranquil and isolated beaches on the Thailand Gulf. You also enjoy other explorations of Hanoi capital with cultural relics and the investigation around Hanoi Old Quarter. In the central of Vietnam, there are pleasant stroll around the old town and cycling trip to the rural villages with stops at a famous herb village. After visiting hustle Ho Chi Minh City, you will traverse to Mekong region to explore the area and spend one night there before heading to Phu Quoc Island for the beach time.
INDOCHINA HONEYMOON TRIP 17 DAYS

INDOCHINA HONEYMOON TRIP 17 DAYS

Honeymooners - 17 days 16 nights

3.000$
A awe-aspiring and pleasant honeymoon trip to explore the best of three Indochina countries Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. There are private moments for the couple to enjoy their time together like cooking class in Hanoi, a romantic dinner on bamboo raft in Hoi An and some of leisure day to just chill-out at the properties. All the highlights of each countries are input for your exploration to Hanoi capital city, marvelous Halong Bay overnight cruise, Hoi An ancient town, tumultuous Ho Chi Minh city and tranquil Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Siem Reap in Cambodia with the intriguing Angkor Temples of unique design and architecture with ornate of cultural and religious carvings. Luang Prabang in Laos will slow you down with leisure walk around the old town, pleasant cruise on Mekong River to Pak Pu Cave and the fantasy of Kuangsi Waterfalls.
Mui Ne beach stay 4 days

Mui Ne beach stay 4 days

Beach leisure - 4 days 3 nights

250$
Phan Thiet is the city of Binh Thuan Province – a coastal province in the southern part of Vietnam locating 215km from Ho Chi Minh City. Phan Thiet topography is featured by low mountain terrain, rivers, sand dunes and sea. The city is renowned with fishing products especially fish sauce, dragon fruits and tourism thanks to the coastline ringed up to 54km. Situated in the tropical zone, Phan Thiet offers nice weather with lots of wind and sunlight year-round. It’s seldom with storm and no hoar frost. The average temperature is around 27°C. The weather is divided into 02 main seasons: rainy (from May to Oct) and dry (from Nov to April). Famous beaches to call out for ideal beach leisure are: Mui Ne, Ham Tien, Ke Ga. Ham Tien could be said to be the most central area with nice beach, nice ocean front resorts, restaurants and shops. The travellers could get around day and night when staying here. Mui Ne is a cape of isolated area with 10km pristine white sand beaches. It is sited around 8km from Ham Tien and 20km from Phan Thiet City. Mui Ne is the best choice for beach getaway. The water is calm and warm which is perfect for swimming. There are lovely resorts with ocean front villas and sea view rooms. Plus, from Nov to Mar, the sunny weather and sea breeze here make it wonderful to kite and wind surf. Ke Ga is a cape located approximate 35km to the south-east of Phan Thiet. The visitors will able to marvel the crystal blue water, definite pristine beach and take an insight on rural life. Besides, the place is reminded with the Ke Ga light house – the oldest one in Vietnam built up in 1899, at 65m. It is on an island and opened for public visit now. There are low cost but less choice of accommodations than Mui Ne.
CON DAO BEACH ESCAPE 4 DAYS

CON DAO BEACH ESCAPE 4 DAYS

Beach leisure - 4 days 3 nights

250$
Located 80km from the mainland Mekong Delta region and 230km from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Con Dao a tropical paradise of 16 islands is now the best escape place in Vietnam. Plus, the place is renowned as a notorious colonial penal jail - Poulo Condore capturing political crime, then called “Tiger Cages” in the following years when the southern Vietnam government imprisoned regime opponents. Naturally, Con Dao is admired by its breathtaking isolated sandy beaches, colorful and variable coral reefs, and the biodiversity when being covered by the tropical forest. Marco Polo, an Italian merchant, explorer and writer of the 13th century did call by. The climate here is distinguishably divided into 02 seasons rainy (from May to Nov; August and September are with highest rainfall) and dry (from Dec to Apr; with cool temperature on average at 27°C)

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