Many visitors are taken aback when they arrive in Vietnam’s major city – Hanoi due to the noise, traffic, motorbike waves, and limited walking pavements. However, many people change their minds once they begin exploring the city on their tour travel Vietnam, crossing narrow streets or blending in with the crowd, the wanderlust mode is activated and all fears gradually fade away. They begin to understand why Hanoians spend their big love for this city. 

They seek out the best corners of Hanoi, where they can swivel between ancient houses, peaceful green oases, tranquil alleys, heart-racing train streets, age-old temples, or hidden boutique shops.

Street shop of famous ‘Bun cha’

Vendors near the market

Train Street of Hanoi

A part of Hanoi’s culture revolves around “drinking”. Your trip to the capital will be less compelling if you miss out on a morning coffee date with locals at street shops, a round of iced tea after lunch or evening beer boozes at entertaining spots in the Old Quarter. While diving into the daily busy working basis, Hanoians enjoy life in a sincere, humble, and reserved manner. Something traditional is still present in this modern reel.

Visiting Hanoi in the summer or winter will bring you distinct pleasures. In summer, Hanoi has the appearance of a young girl, fresh and young. When Hanoi is in winter, it looks quite sad, gentle, and deep. You can behave excellent feelings in your tour travel Vietnam by walking through Hanoi’s historical symbol, the famous Long Bien Bridge, to test your physical ability versus setting the crazy streets on fire with a decent Vespa ride all the way, and the Long Bien Bridge or Vespa trip will be two completely different colors in two seasons.


What can you expect when visiting the UNESCO town on your tour travel Vietnam? Not only Halong Bay, but its karst limestone wonders and beach paradises from Lan Ha Bay to Bai Tu Long Bay!

One interesting fact is that Halong Bay was previously recommended only for leisure travelers because the concept of staying onboard should be easy-going, laid-back, and uninspiring. We now believe that this is completely incorrect.

Indeed, cruising time in tour travel Vietnam allows people to stay calm and chill out really well, especially after all that adult stress at the office or in life matters, as most vessels offer lovely dining experiences, body-mind spa treatments, and long chairs on the sundeck for whatever purposes, sunbathing, sightseeing, or selfie-taking. It is noteworthy for adventurers to join the cruise as well as enjoy the spectacular floating culture here. Aside from cruise services, you will sample delicious local cuisine and engage in fun outdoor activities such as kayaking through mountain ridges, cycling along countryside paths, or swimming in the bright tropical sun.

Kayak activity

View from Ti Top Island – Halong Bay

Halong Bay overview

One tip for our travel experts: the longer you stay in Halong Bay, the better because the excursions offered by prestigious cruise lines here have no undertones! Typically, you will search for how-to-go information, and 2-day-1-night boats will appear, leaving you with basic ideas for, of course, how-to-Halong Bay. However, let’s spice things up a little, maybe 3 days or 2 nights beyond the Bay, as we mentioned, Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay could be the missing piece to fully cast the pleasant spell! 


Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – one of the destinations that you will visit in your tour travel Vietnam, known as the “Pearl of the Far East,” is Vietnam’s busiest commercial and cultural center. Unlike Hanoi’s senior alluring beauty, Saigon appears vibrant, somewhat chaotic, yet vivid and charming in a modern way. A trip to Saigon includes fantastic encounters with exotic street food, French colonial architecture, and heroic Vietnam War memories.

If your youth was something to remember and treasure, come to Saigon right away and you will have no regrets! You could spend the entire day crossing overwhelmingly busy streets in thriving hubs, with the excitement of trying out motorbikes. The place sparks in the evenings, like a baptism of fire, with blooms of cafés, bars, and vendor shops at nearby lakes and bridges filled with night owls. There are numerous clubs and bars in Ho Chi Minh City, such as Bui Vien Street, which is similar to Khao San Road, and Pham Ngu Lao Street, which has an underground vibe that spreads throughout the district and where you can find good booze – some bottles of beer with snacks. If you’re looking for something a little more urbane, rooftop bars on famous hotel roofs like the Rex, Caravelle, Majestic, or Renaissance are ideal for fusion cocktails.

Street vendors in Saigon

Cu Chi tunnels

Retro travel in Saigon in tour travel Vietnam, which means travelers can find and participate in forgotten routes and friendly rides on antique vehicles like Vespa or Jeep! To be fair and experiential, spend half of your day at hot spots with leisure walks and a joyful cup of street ca phe sua da (Vietnamese iced coffee with condensed milk), and the other half driving through the city.


The Mekong Delta contains a culture within a culture that you will visit on tour travel Vietnam. A traditional place where you will be surprised by their lifestyle.

Life exists in its purest form here, where everything revolves around the water line. Southern Vietnamese people live on the long boats – their houses – and do their chores, cook their meals, raise their children, trade their goods, and build a distinct Mekong River community that is an important part of clan culture. This way of life has long existed on Earth, but it has lost its vibrancy due to modernization. Mekong Delta, along with Shan State (Myanmar), is one of the few places in Southeast Asia where the age-old floating patterns have survived generations and wars.

Mekong food embraces mesmerizing tropical characteristics: lots of herbs, grilled dishes (because gasoline was unavailable for a long time, and who would stand over 2 hours for a dish when you are onboard), fish sauce (fishing is a hot job around here! ), banana sweets, and so on. We have three recommendations for our visitors to the Mekong Delta: ‘lau mam’ (fish-sauce hot pot), grilled fish with rice paper and herbs (don’t forget to dip the rolls in sweetened fish sauce, and ‘the chuoi nuong’) (sweet soup with grilled banana and coconut milk). We call it Mekong a-la-carte because you will undoubtedly gain top-notch gastronomic experiences from inexpensive treats. Another Mekong tip: You can always request a hosted meal on a local boat, which is probably best at lunchtime. Stay quiet for a few moments while comparing the flavors to life meanings. The Mekong people enjoy singing! The ‘H’ is a lovely traditional way of telling a story. They put pieces of their minds into the songs, adding mysterious folklore, alluring lullabies, and making each sentence soothing to the ears.

Fruit vendor

Cycling around Mekong islands

Crispy fried fish with vermicelli, herbs, and sweetened fish sauce

When the river waves make you feel a bit tired, get off to the eye-pleasant lands of Ben Tre, Can Tho, or Chau Doc and ride on the ‘xe lot (motor – trishaw) through countryside green fields and gardens. The definition of gardens here seems different from Northern villages’. The backyard tea and fruit trees may stretch to hectares, where you can actually see the seasonal harvest and planting. Local families here own common sense about the utmost hospitality so maybe sleep-over for several nights at lodge homestays would be a good idea in tour travel Vietnam


Northern Vietnamese countryside villages or uphill trails of Sapa, Mai Chau, Ninh Binh, and Pu Luong are not always green, which is a guilty pleasure for photographers and nature lovers in tour travel Vietnam.

Sapa in Spring – Summer

Mu Cang Chai in Autumn

Sapa in Winter

Visitors can find breathtaking lush terraces and captivating wildflower gardens under a sunny blue sky in the spring from March to May. The golden season in the north, September to October, is blessed with stunning views of glazed lurid sunsets and mild scents from ripe rice fields. Even though the rainy season brings downpours, the scenes remain oddly romantic and refreshing with a touch of sparkling dew. Winter seems harsh here, with constant frozen wind and thick layers of fog over the hills. Many visitors, however, choose to begin their trek during this period, November to February, because Northern Vietnam in the cold bears that ghastly, challenging, and majestic look and feel to expedition curiosity.

Each season has wonderful highlights for adventurous trips that are still safe and memorable. As a result, year-round tour travel to Vietnam is highly recommended for everyone.

The hosted house/homestay service is an excellent addition to Northern journeys. You can spend extra time living among locals, savoring the art of home-cooked dishes made by the affectionate housewives, hitting the bottle with the seniors, or getting access to uncharted parts of age-old villages and meeting primitive tribes from ancient Vietnamese culture, in addition to eco-friendly lodges peaking top-hill possessed under bungalow or rustic chalet module. 


Due to the diversity of cultures, resources, and destinations in tour travel Vietnam, you will need some relaxing breaks before or while transferring between regions. Fortunately, the country fulfills the leisure dream of white sand and blue ocean elements. Danang, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, and Phan Thiet are regarded as heaven-on-earth beach paradises in Vietnam and Southeast Asia in general.

Phu Quoc Island

Vietnam’s beach hotspots, located along the coast, remain tranquil and enjoyable, with a great private ambiance to nature’s extent. The areas surrounding tropical beaches, such as My Khe (Danang), Cua Dai (Hoi An), Mui Ne (Phan Thiet), and Bai Sao (Phu Quoc), are independent, even isolated from residential districts. Somehow, the rate of tourism development in this area is truly impressive, as there are numerous villas, hotels, and resorts ranging from average accommodation, and comfort boutiques, to 5-star amenities – Intercon, Sofitel, Anam, Marriott, and so on. Furthermore, because Vietnamese hospitality has long been geared toward sustainability, visitors who have a warm attachment to the country can feel more confident and dependable when it comes to travel services.

Stay in luxury

See how locals work

Try the basket boats

From April to July, you should be able to reawaken the summer vibe by taking regular trips to South Central Vietnam for vitamin-Sea, getting a nice tan, swimming freely as you’ve never done before, and swinging off the grid to island jungles.


We have a pre-trip warning for everyone: you may need to unbutton some clothes after spending some time in Vietnam. And it’s well worth it! The local dishes here have the exciting power to beat up numbers on the scale!

Furthermore, we understand that many of you have been training hard for many years, so rewarding yourself with the best of Vietnam gastronomy would be fantastic and would reward your efforts!

Check out our must-have list for your trip to tour travel Vietnam:

Special food and drinks in Northern:

Famous egg coffee

Banh mi

Fresh tropical fruits


Central’s food and drinks:

Traditional tea

Banh xeo

Danang noodles

Southern’s food and drinks:

Bun mam (Southern Vietnamese noodles)

Street food vendor in Southwestern Vietnam

Grilled banana

Bun mam (Southern Vietnamese noodles)



An ancient house in Hanoi

Vietnam has been recorded in the world’s books for over a thousand years. Traveling through Vietnam also entails delving into the country’s art, history, and culture. With age-old townships stretching from North to South, Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Hue, Hoi An, or Quang Nam, explorers can see the ancient colors of Vietnam through wonderful looking-glasses with the imperial citadel, royal palaces, charming colonial towns, or pagoda and temple complex inherited from the Champa Kingdom or religious reflection as of Buddhism.

Furthermore, traditional production is extremely important in tour travel in Vietnam. In today’s Vietnam, 40% of villages continue their ancestors’ legacy by preserving handwork for food, necessities, housewares, and handicrafts. There are still wonderful and dedicated artisans in the countryside, mostly in Northern and Central Vietnam, telling epic legends and timeless stories about an everlasting country through symbols, wars, figures, and the breath of life on familiar materials. Daily purchases, such as sedge mats, incense sticks, ceramic pots, silver accessories, or dried teas, clearly demonstrate one or the other.

Locals in Vietnam are the most credible witnesses. Talk to them and share interesting life perspectives if you have the opportunity to meet them where their families have been rooting.



Fusion-style resort in Vietnam

As a result of tourism growth, the overall price for hotel stays in tour travel in Vietnam has been well-balanced since the 2000s, and it ranges reasonably in comparison to Southeast Asian neighbors (even back at home).

Because hotel categories based on star ratings differ by region, travelers can choose their favorite hotels based on their on-the-ground experiences.

  • Luxury 5-star – 6-star: Luxury hotels/resorts in Vietnam offer fine dining, spacious rooms, and warm hospitality. Many high-end international suppliers, including Sofitel, Park Hyatt, Six Senses, Anam, Four Seasons, Intercontinental, and Banyan Tree, have been presented throughout the country with margin prices beginning at the US $800.

Tips: Metta Voyage selects accommodations ranging from US $300 to $5,000 based on guests’ personal preferences rather than internal trends.

  • Deluxe 4-star: Typically, the price range for this standard is between the US $80 and $100, with excellent values and advanced comforts. Hotels will request a swimming pool to achieve a 4-star rating, which is advantageous for travelers in Asian summers or who are unfamiliar with humid tropical weather. This standard is appropriate for family travel because it includes connecting rooms, which are typically unavailable in lower standards.

Tips: Metta Voyage selects stays based on the location of the guests, compatible facilities, and good value.

  • Superior/Boutique 3-star: The facilities of 3-star hotels in Vietnam, which range from the US $50 to $70, can meet visitors’ basic needs for short trips, standard comforts, and primary rooms. Even though this type of accommodation has lower commodity values.

Tips: Metta Voyage aims for the 3-star boutique line, followed by personal experiences and exceptional services in the price range.

  • Homestay: In Vietnam, there are two types of homestays: the local host in the northern mountainous areas, and a true stay under the same roof with shared meals with a local family. Otherwise, it is a simple set of houses built in local style and managed by local families for less than the US $50 per month. You can still observe their way of life and sample local cuisine prepared by your host.

Tips: Metta Voyage only works with homestays that can provide private space, Western toilet, and bathroom standards, as many guests are uncomfortable with the homestay options.

The harmonious blend of Eastern and Western-style in interior design, fine-dining services, and accommodations is an extreme feature of luxury hotels and resorts in Vietnam. You can stay in a wooden-style suite room that reflects the best of Vietnamese culture, eat traditional cuisine, and still enjoy the hotel culture of big merchandise.


On tour travel Vietnam, you can live slowly and peacefully, celebrate special days of the month with lanterns, national celebrations, and religious quintessence throughout the towns. One fact: Buddhism is the most populous religion in the country, and has evolved over thousands of years from the spiritual and mental aspects of the Vietnamese people. As a result, you can easily see temples, pagodas, and even buildings, houses, and architectural sites that reflect great enlightenment, extravagant traditions, and sacred patterns from details.

The Opera House – Hanoi

Notre Dame Cathedral – Saigon

The Citadel – Hue

Ancient town – Hoi An

Take a grip. While in Vietnam, here is a list of must-see architecture, religious sites, and historical relics:


  • Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Hanoi Opera House
  • Long Bien Bridge
  • Temple Of Literature
  • Tran Quoc Pagoda
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum 
  • National Museum of History
  • Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon):

  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • War Remnants Museum
  • Saigon Central Post Office
  • Reunification Palace
  • City Hall
  • Saigon Opera House
  • Martyrs’ Cemetery
  • Vinh Nghiem Pagoda
  • Cu Chi Tunnels

Ninh Binh:

  • Tam Coc – Bich Dong 
  • Bai Dinh Pagoda
  • Hoa Lu Capital
  • Thung Nang
  • Van Long Lagoon
  • Cuc Phuong Preservation (Inside Cuc Phuong National Park)


  • Hue Citadel Complex
  • Emperor Tombs
  • Thanh Toan Bridge
  • Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Tu Hieu Pagoda
  • Bao Quoc Temple


  • Golden Bridge (Giant Hands)
  • Han River Bridge
  • Dragon Bridge
  • Ba Na Hill
  • Museum of Cham Sculpture
  • Linh Ung Pagoda


Hoi An:

  • Ancient streets with brick houses
  • Cau Pagoda
  • Japanese Bridge
  • Assembly Hall
  • My Son Sanctuary


In Vietnam, there are far too many things to try: scooters, bikes, Vespas, cable cars, retro cars, buses, tricycles, cyclos, cruises, tenders, kayaks, rowing boats, bamboo boats, basket boats, and so on.




Retro car

You can gain proper traffic experience or even master one vehicle in each Vietnam destination from north to south: No, you cannot try kayaking in Hanoi (there are some at West Lake, but they are not fun!) Have all the fun with Vespas, hop-on-hop-off buses, and scooters. If you have time, buy express train tickets from cities to indulge in seasonal romances while passing through border tunnels. You should kayak through karst limestone in Halong Bay and ride a bike around the tropical islands. In Hoi An, take a cyclo ride down the tranquil Thu Bon River. When in Saigon, boost your self-esteem by riding like a soldier on a massive Jeep!

After just one tour travel Vietnam, you’ll be able to tell your family and friends who tried the most unusual modes of transportation on a trip because you did everything and made it to the end!


If your trip to Vietnam is over and you still have a wanderlust for more, why not spend some time in both Thailand and Cambodia? Vietnam serves as a convenient gateway to other Southeast Asian destinations. You can discover incredible local–culture theme relations of the three countries, from mountain to city to beach, with affordable travel fees, convenient transfer, and connecting itinerary.

Vietnam – Thailand – Cambodia sample route:


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