Ideally located at the crossroads of Southeast Asia, Vietnam is a travel destination that has remained authentic while undergoing a tremendous economic and cultural transformation over the past 20 years

A great asset for tourism and for those who wish to discover this beautiful country, especially since the new Asian dragon benefits from an extraordinary variety of landscapes and a precious historical heritage, a melting pot of civilizations and multiple influences whether in northern Vietnam or southern Vietnam. You can then enjoy them during your stay in Vietnam by going off the beaten track and making different tours in the country by choosing the best time for it (and a good tourist guide). Terraced rice fields, bamboo forests, heavenly white sandy beaches, breathtaking waterfalls, marble mountains, majestic temples, colourful markets like Muong Khuong, Vietnam knows how to receive, all packed under a bright sun and in a lush tropical vegetation. Whether you are going to Vietnam for your honeymoon, a family trip or a luxury trip, there are many must-see sites to discover with your Vietnamese tour guide: from baie d'Hạlong the Mekong Delta, Hanoi, the millenary capital, to Hồ Chí Minh-Ville (ex-Saigon), the economic lung of the South, the imperial city of Huê listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the remains of the Champah kingdoms, the river of perfumes to the Cham Islands. Vietnam is committed to ecotourism and will dazzle you beyond its traditional cuisine, which is also very diverse from one region to another and illustrated by the many Vietnamese culinary specialities. One thing is for sure, you will come back delighted by your trip to Vietnam

What to visit Vietnam?

When to go to Vietnam?

The best time to go to Vietnam is globally when the monsoon does not occur. These heavy rains, which can lead to landslides and, consequently, temporary cuts in roads or railways, generally affect the Red River basin in the north during the summer and, until November, the central provinces of Vietnam and the Mekong Delta in the south of the country. During the high season (July, August and September, and during the Têt period, the Vietnamese New Year, in January-February), prices increase in some establishments and given the narrowness of the country, you may feel like you are following a tourist highway. During the Têt, it is often difficult to travel from abroad to Vietnam because the means of transport are taken by storm by overseas Vietnamese returning home.

You may also need to adapt your departure if you are thinking of doing a tour in Vietnam including excursions to Cambodia, to discover Angkor, and Laos.

How to go to Vietnam? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

There is no shortage of tour operators and offers to go to Vietnam. Tailor-made trips or tailor-made tours to travel the country from North to South via Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, cruises in Halong Bay or along the Mekong, seaside stays on the beautiful beaches of Phu Quoc feet in the sand and under the coconut trees, trekking and hiking on the borders of Tonkin... Many agencies also offer combined trips with Cambodia to discover the splendours of the Angkor site, or even with Laos.

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There are direct flights to Vietnam and in particular to Ho Chi Minh City. Most of the tourists who decide to go to Vietnam go back from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. We advise you to start your trip in Hanoi, so you will go against the flow. The variation in airfare prices for Vietnam depends on the airline used but, above all, on the time required to book. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Remember to buy your tickets six months before departure and take your Vietnamese guide with you!

The car is the fastest and most convenient way to get around Vietnam: rentals are made with a driver but if you have a taste for adventure you can drive provided you have an international permit. Scooter and motorcycle rentals are also possible in Vietnam, but be careful with traffic, which can be anarchic in the city. The road network is in good condition. Buses, a cheap solution, connect mainly the outskirts of cities but are a good way to discover the country. If the main lines are served by comfortable and modern buses, this will be less the case for reaching small towns. The "Open tour" buses, which are very popular with passengers, will offer you considerable flexibility in your various journeys by allowing you to make several stops at different stages of your journey, but there are few opportunities to meet the local populations on board. As for air travel, about 20 cities are served by domestic airlines at affordable prices and it is also possible to take the train from north to south at a low price but at an average speed of 45 km/h.

Prepare for your trip Vietnam

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

The best time to go to Vietnam is globally when the monsoon does not occur. These heavy rains, which can lead to land...
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Weather forecast

The weather in Vietnam is very different from north to south but the climate remains generally warm and humid all yea...
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Budget

Vietnam's national currency is the dông, which is written in short VND (Vietnamese Dông). Even if a law stipulates...
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Formalities

The Vietnamese government has exempted French tourists from visa requirements for stays of up to 15 days until 30 Jun...
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Health

Before leaving for Vietnam, it is advisable to check if your health record is up to date (DT Polio, etc.). No vaccine...
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How to travel by yourself?

There are direct flights to Vietnam and in particular to Ho Chi Minh City. Most of the tourists who decide to go to V...
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How to get organized?

There is no shortage of tour operators and offers to go to Vietnam. Tailor-made trips or tailor-made tours to travel...
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Getting around

The car is the fastest and most convenient way to get around Vietnam: rentals are made with a driver but if you have...
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