1. Overview of Vietnam tourism

Vietnam is a developing country located on the Pacific coast. Vietnam possesses many strengths to develop tourism. Vietnam shares borders with China, Laos, and Cambodia and covers an area of more than 330,000 square kilometers, with more than 3,400 kilometers of coastline. Vietnam has eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is home to Hang Son Doong, the largest known cave in the world.

Vietnam is always an attractive tourist destination for foreign tourists because of the wonderful beauty of nature, from the lush green rice fields in the North to the exciting and bustling floating markets of the Mekong Delta. Long in the South. Not only that, Vietnam is also famous as a country with a history dating back 4000 years, many long-standing customs and practices, many historical sites, and a series of ancient temples and towers. In Vietnam Tour Package, traveling to the North, the Central Region, or the South, you will also admire and discover the most outstanding destinations!

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2. The best time to travel Vietnam

Vietnam is located in the tropical monsoon climate zone. The temperature in Vietnam usually fluctuates between 21 and 35 degrees Celsius. 

In Northern Vietnam, there are four seasons: Spring, Summer, autumn, and Winter. The weather in northern provinces like Hanoi is hot and humid with heavy rainfall from May to October and becomes cooler and drier from November to April.

Central Vietnam: The typical climate of Central Vietnam is a humid tropical climate. The region enjoys hot, dry weather with temperatures reaching 30 °C from January to August, while September, October, and November typically have the highest rainfall. 

In southern Vietnam, there are only two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. It is usually dry and hot from November to April and wet and warm from May to October. The highest rainfall occurs from June to August.

The weather in Vietnam changes dramatically as you travel from North to South, so the most accurate time to travel to Vietnam depends on where you are going and the type of vacation you want to enjoy. To be able to enjoy the best experiences in Vietnam, according to our suggestions, the ideal time to travel is between February and April or between August and October.

3. Entry into Vietnam

If you are a foreigner planning to visit Vietnam, then you need to make sure you have the right visa beforehand. Depending on your nationality and purpose of visit, market requirements may vary.

3.1. Countries that waive Vietnam visas for certain days

A visa is not required if you are a citizen of one of the following countries, which means you can stay for a certain number of days. To stay longer, you need to apply for a Vietnam visa extension.

  • In 14 days: Brunei, Myanmar 
  • For 15 days: Regardless of their passport type or purpose of entry, citizens of Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Russia, Japan, Korea, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Belarus are both allowed to stay in Vietnam for a period of 15 days from the date of entry. 
  • In 21 days: Philippines 
  • In 30 days: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
  • *Note about the free executable: In addition, the Vietnam visa exemption policy for citizens of the above countries is effective from March 15, 2022, to March 14, 2025. Fixed-term employment will be considered in accordance with the law. Vietnam .

3.2. How to apply for a visa to Vietnam?

There are several methods available to secure the actual market entry into Vietnam: 

  • Apply in person at the Vietnamese Embassy:This involves visiting the Embassy, collecting the required documents, and paying the required fees. 
  • Apply for a Vietnam tourist visa by email: This method usually requires sending the required documents and application form by email to the Vietnamese embassy or consulate and completing the payment through a specific payment method.
  • Apply for an e-visa for Vietnam: This process usually involves filling out an online application form, providing the required information and supporting documents, and making an electronic payment.

4. Means of transportation in Vietnam

4.1. Traveling by plane

Taking a plane is the fastest means of transportation in Vietnam for traveling around the country. With this means of transportation, you can reach almost anywhere in the country in about 2 hours.

Vietnam also has more than 20 airports, with eight international airports in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Da Nang, Nha Trang, Hai Phong, Phu Quoc Island, Can Tho, and Da Lat. If you book early, you can save money because budget airlines often offer discounts of 30–50% for tickets booked in advance. Airfare depends on the time of booking and the date of the flight.

4.2. Traveling by train

The popular means of transportation in Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and vice versa is the Thong Nhat train, which takes more than 30 hours. Rail fares are fixed, although there are different rates for different classes. Vietnam trains have many different classes of seats, and train tickets in Vietnam are divided into four separate classes with increasing prices.

4.3. Traveling by bus

Buses are a great choice for traveling around Vietnam’s major cities. Among passenger cars, sleeper buses are one of the most popular means of transportation in Vietnam. They are suitable for long distances, air-conditioned, and operate on a scheduled schedule with a limited number of passengers. To use this means of transportation around the country most comfortably, you can find out about high-quality bus companies in advance and book tickets.

4.4. Traveling by boat

Vietnam has many rivers and boats. The most important, however, is the Mekong River and its tributaries. Boat excursions departing from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc are definitely an interesting experience, suitable for travelers combining travel between Vietnam and Cambodia. You can see more: https://mettavoyage.com/trip/vietnam-cambodia-cruise/

In addition, the type of cruise on Ha Long Bay is an interesting experience to observe the magnificent limestone islands. In the south, boat trips to the islands of Phu Quoc and the islands off Nha Trang are also well suited. Note that most boat trips are organized according to the season and weather conditions.

4.5. Traveling by car

Self-driving during the journey is really fun and flexible for visiting any place. You can stop whenever and wherever you want. It should be noted that international driving permits are not valid in Vietnam; therefore, renting a car to travel within Vietnam is not an option for foreign tourists. Instead, you can rent a car with a driver through most travel agencies or hotels.

4.6. Traveling by motorbike or cyclo

The most popular form of transportation in Vietnam is the motorbike, which is the most ideal means of transportation in Vietnam, bringing really interesting travel experiences. You can rent motorbikes at many places, including hotels, cafes, and travel agencies, for 5.08 USD–8.46 USD per day. Another option is to find motorbike taxis, Grab bikers, or any similar “tech motorbike taxi” in big cities in Vietnam.

Cyclo is a means of transportation in Vietnam. You can experience sightseeing by cyclo, moving around destinations in the big cities of Vietnam.

4.7. Traveling by taxi

Taxis are a reasonable means of transportation in Vietnam. You can find it at most major websites, hotels, etc. Taxis are metered by international standards and are a relatively safe way to travel at night. The average fare is 0.51 USD to 0.63 USD per km. 

A number of app-based taxis (serving both motorbikes and cars), including Grab, GoViet, and Be, are already present in several major cities of Vietnam, such as Hanoi, Saigon, Da Nang, etc.

5. The most popular destination on a Vietnam tour Package

5.1. Discovering Vietnam’s tourist attractions in the North

5.1.1. Ha Noi

When it comes to Vietnam, a place that you cannot ignore is the capital, Hanoi. This place is a blend of ancient beauty with the bustle of modern style that has attracted many tourists from home and abroad. A capital that has existed for thousands of years will be an attractive place for you to explore and conquer.

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, a land of thousands of years of civilization associated with the heroic history of the Vietnamese nation. You can walk around Hanoi’s 36 streets, many of which are typical old quarters, preserving ancient architecture as well as long-standing traditional values.

5.1.2. Cloud hunting in Sapa

  • Address: SaPa town, SaPa district, Lao Cai province.

Sapa is a famous tourist destination in Vietnam that attracts a lot of domestic and foreign tourists. Many tourists in the North liken Sapa to a second Dalat. Traveling to Sapa, you will experience four seasons in one day.

Exploring Sapa means discovering the unique ethnic culture in Cat Cat village, along with Ta Van and Ta Phin villages with peaceful scenery. Experience the thrill on the winding road of O Quy Ho Pass, then fall in love with the heavenly scenery at Heaven’s Gate. Or conquer Fansipan Peak—the roof of Indochina cannot be missed when traveling to Sapa. Besides, the places of Silver Waterfall, Love Waterfall, Muong Hoa Valley, Ham Rong Mountain, Rose Valley, etc. will also captivate you with their lyrical scenery.

5.1.3. Check-in for the buckwheat flower season in Ha Giang

  • Address: Ha Giang city, Ha Giang province.

The buckwheat flower season in Ha Giang blooms in November every year, welcomes the chilly early winter air of the Northwest region, and releases your soul into the majestic mountains and forests of Ha Giang.

Coming to Ha Giang, you can experience such things as: discovering the ripe rice season in Hoang Su Phi; Ma Pi Leng Pass with the most beautiful pass; Dong Van stone plateau; watching the terraced fields in Pho Bang; Yen Minh; returning to history through the palace of King Meo; Dong Van Old Town; and conquering the Lung Cu Flagpole, the first point to put a brushstroke on the map of Vietnam.


5.1.4. Tam Dao

Tam Dao is one of the resort destinations that attracts many tourists every year. Not only surrounded by peaceful beauty and a fresh atmosphere, Tam Dao is also home to many villas and a large campus that always hosts outdoor parties. This place is also a place with many beautiful scenes where visitors can satisfy their passion for virtual check-in. And in addition, it also gives visitors a peaceful and relaxing experience after hard-working days.

5.1.5. Ninh Binh

In all seasons of the year, Ninh Binh is beautiful, suitable for coming here to experience. If you come here in the spring, you can combine spring tourism with a visit to the temple. At the end of May or June, you have the opportunity to see the ripe rice fields in Tam Coc. In addition, there are famous places you cannot miss, such as Van Long Wetland, Trang An Scenic Area, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, the place to store historical relics over many eras over 1000 years, the dance cave, etc.

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5.1.6. Vinh Ha Long

  • Address: Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province

Ha Long Bay is a natural heritage of the world that has been recognized by Unesco many times. Ha Long Bay has impressed visitors with the greatness of nature, whether the rocks have beautiful and unique shapes or the picturesque scenery of sky, clouds, and rivers. Ha Long Bay also brings a feeling of peace and comfort to visitors every time they come here.

Traveling to Ha Long Bay, do not forget to visit Cat Ba island districts, Bai Tho mountain, Lan Ha Bay, and stone islands with reliefs created by the hands of Mother Nature. You can check in at other great destinations such as Dau Go Cave, Thien Cung Cave, Bai Chay, Yen Tu Mountain, Koi Bridge, Sun Wheel, Quang Ninh Museum, etc.

5.2. Central region has many leading tourist destinations in Vietnam

5.2.1. Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park – a masterpiece of nature

  • Address: located in Bo Trach and Minh Hoa districts, Quang Binh province

Phong Nha Ke Bang is a famous Vietnamese tourist area and the most attractive rendezvous for enthusiasts to explore. The scenery here is likened to a charming watercolor painting, with many large and small caves, inside which are extremely eye-catching stalactites. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is home to some of the most beautiful caves in the world, such as Hang Son Doong, but you can also explore other caves during your trip, such as Phong Nha Cave and Paradise Cave.

5.2.2. Hue ancient capital – the land of national heritages

  • Address: The complex of Hue Monuments is located along the banks of the Perfume River in Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province.

Hue Ancient Capital is a place associated with outstanding and long-standing historical events, which are preserved to this day. When coming here, visitors will experience the ancient space along with the unique ancient architecture with long-standing national historical imprints recorded and the cuisine in Hue is extremely special.

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5.2.3. Relax in Danang city

Da Nang has long been recognized by the locals as the most livable destination in Vietnam, with the top Vietnamese tourist attractions in Da Nang that you should experience such as: visiting the wonderful My Khe beach; viewing the Son Tra Peninsula; exploring the Marble Mountains; Ba Na Hill; etc. Da Nang is also a culinary paradise, with hundreds of coastal eateries and street food stalls. During your trip here, don’t forget to try Quang Noodles, Rice Paper Rolls with Pork, Bun Mam Nem, etc.

5.2.4. Old Quarter Hoi An

  • Address: Hoi An city, Quang Nam province

Hoi An ancient pit has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site since 1999. Here, you will be mesmerized by the ancient architecture, cobblestone streets, unique yellow shops decorated with colorful lanterns, and more than 1000 architectural monuments from houses, communal houses, assembly halls, pagodas, and streets, accompanied by hundreds of delicious traditional dishes. This is also a place that regularly organizes festivals to help you have unique cultural experiences.

In addition, you can combine swimming in An Bang Beach, Cua Dai, or having fun at Vinpearl Nam Hoi An, taking a basket boat to explore the Seven-acre Coconut Forest, fishing, and diving to see coral in Cu Lao Cham. taste no less than you.

5.2.5. Relaxing at the most beautiful beaches in Nha Trang

  • Address: Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province.

Nha Trang was voted one of the 29 most beautiful bays in the world, the island paradise, and the number one attractive entertainment paradise in Vietnam. The most beautiful beaches in Nha Trang today are Hon Mun, Yen Hon Noi, Binh Hung and Binh Ba islands, Diep Son island, etc. You can experience activities like scuba diving, canoeing, surfing, etc.

In addition to the island and beautiful beaches, Nha Trang also has many other check-in points, such as the Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute, the Nha Trang iron bridge, the Nha Trang stone church, Yang Bay waterfall, Long Son pagoda, etc., and many luxurious nightclubs: Skylight Havana, Sailing Club, The Wave Bar, etc.

Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khánh Hòa Province, on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is bounded on the north by Ninh Hoà district, on the south by Cam Ranh town and on the west by Diên Khánh District. The city has about 392,000 inhabitants, a number that is projected to increase to 560,000 by 2015 and 630,000 inhabitants by 2025.

5.2.6. Da Lat

  • Address: Da Lat city, Lam Dong province.

With its poetic beauty, cool climate, and many delicious dishes, it is a destination that attracts domestic and foreign tourists. Coming here, you will discover outstanding attractions such as Da Lat LangBiAng Mountain, Xuan Huong Lake, Tuyen Lam Lake, Me Linh Coffee Plantation, Valley of Love, Truc Lam Zen Monastery, Linh Phuoc Pagoda, Datanla Waterfall, Ma Rung Lu Quan, Da Lat Milk, Clay Village, Lam Vien Square, DaLat Station, a lovely homestay, a strawberry garden, etc. In the cold weather of Da Lat, the delicacies here are like spring rolls. grilled, squid hot pot, wet chicken heart cake,etc, hot, fragrant, more attractive.

5.3. Discovering beautiful tourist destinations in the South Vietnam

5.3.1. Ho Chi Minh City:

Unlike the ancient and peaceful beauty of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest economic and cultural center in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City is a city that never sleeps, with massive construction, many large industrial parks, and many skyscrapers such as Sai Gon Center, Bitexco, Vietcombank Tower, and Landmark 81.

Ho Chi Minh City is modern but still retains the unique architecture of the French colonial period and is the intersection of many cuisines around the world. Highlights in Ho Chi Minh City: Notre Dame Cathedral, City Post Office, Fine Arts Museum, Independence Palace, Buu Long Pagoda, Nguyen Hue Walking Street, Saigon Waterbus, Beer Alley: Lost in Hong Kong, Bui Vien West Street, Ho Thi Ky Food Street, etc.

5.3.2. Phu Quoc island

Phu Quoc Island (Pearl Island), in Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang province, is the largest island in Vietnam, located in the Gulf of Thailand. Phu Quoc Island is an ideal vacation destination with pristine tropical forests and long stretches of white sand beaches. Visitors here can explore the rainforest, scuba dive to see corals, visit Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc, Rach Vem, Dinh Cau Cape, An Thoi train station, etc. Phu Quoc is also a famous fish sauce producer in Vietnam and is known to international tourists.

5.3.3. Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is a part of the Mekong River Delta, flowing through 12 provinces in the Southwest region, so it is also known as the Southern Delta or the Southwest region. Different from other regions in Vietnam, life on the river in the Mekong Delta will be a new and memorable experience. The landscape of the Mekong Delta is as beautiful as a maze, with mangrove forests, a dense system of canals and rivers, and even the most unique floating markets in Vietnam, such as Cai Rang Floating Market (Can Tho). In addition, when coming to the Mekong Delta, you can visit the vast fruit gardens, enjoy the specialties of the South, listen to the Southern-style Don Ca Tai Tu.

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6. Suggested itineraries to visit Vietnam package

Vietnam package tours are the best way to experience a colorful Vietnam in terms of nature, culture, history, and art. Here, we suggest a schedule for the Vietnam Panorama Package:

The Vietnam Panorama Package is a great itinerary for a Vietnam travel trip from North to South. During the trip, you will have the opportunity to discover the history of thousands of years ago as well as the differences in culture in each region of Vietnam.

About this tour

    • Duration: 12 days 11 nights
    • Destination: Ha Noi – Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay – Da Nang – Hoi An – Hue – Ho Chi Minh
    • Reference price: 1404 USD
  • Outline Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Day 2: Hanoi full day 

Day 3: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi

Day 4: Hanoi – Halong bay – Overnight on the cruises

Day 5: Halong – Hanoi – Flight to Da Nang 

Day 6: Hoi An – Cam Thanh Eco Water Coconut Village + Hoi An ancient town

Day 7: Danang – Ba Na Hills– Golden Bridge 

Day 8: Hoi An – Da Nang – Hue visit

Day 9: Hue visit – Flight to Ho Chi Minh 

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh full day tour 

Day 11: Mekong Delta Excursion 

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh – Departure – No guide

The detailed travel itineraries in Metta Voyage’s Vietnam travel guide will help you have the most complete trip. You can check out some more itineraries here

7. Conclusion

Above are the most beautiful tourist destinations in Vietnam today that Metta Voyage shares with the hope that you will have the most wonderful Vietnam tour package. If you have any questions about the itinerary, you can contact us directly at (+84) 989 383 572!

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