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
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.