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Vietnam

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

You want to experience the enchanting culture and natural beauty of Vietnam, from the vibrant streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter to the stunning natural beauty of Ha Long Bay!

Ideal for backpackers, solo adventurers, couples, and families seeking a 14 Day Adventure packed with culture, epic adventures, and delicious cuisine. The best time to visit is from February-April or August-October.

This Tripfindr Trip is only a Taste of the things you can see here, so when you go, stay open to the Spontaneous Wanderlust that will guarantee you a memorable Trip to this Spectacular Destination!

Suggested Activities

Here you can experience the local lifestyle up close. Wander the narrow streets, sample local cuisine, and soak up the bustling atmosphere.

If you are there on the weekend, make sure to visit the night market!

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Known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands, day or overnight boat cruises are the best way to see this area! 

Kayaking and Cave Exploring are also exciting adventures!

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Sapa is famous for its terraced fields and hill tribes, and offers great Trekking opportunities!

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This is a very well preserved (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Southeast Asian trading port.

After sunset, the town glows with its colourful lanterns!

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Referred to as Vietnam’s “Rice Bowl”, this is a vast maze or rivers, swamps, and islands, home to markets, pagodas and villages, all surrounded by rice paddies.

Boats are the main form of transportation, and a boat tour here will include visits to floating markets, fruit orchards, and local craft workshops.

The tours often start in nearby Ho Chi Minh City.

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This National Park is home to some of the world’s largest caves, including Son Doong and Paradise Cave.

Guided tours are a MUST due to the cave’s immense size and complexity. Some tours even involve jungle trekking and overnight camping!

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Top Tips

It is common practice in the markets to bargain, and the locals expect this, but you are a visitor, so be respectful.

One of the best ways to experience local culture while travelling is by tasting traditional dishes.

Foods like Pho, Banh mi, and Bun Cha are available in street side stalls.

Be cautious of the food hygiene to avoid food poisoning.

To truly appreciate the country’s diverse landscapes, make use of the journey’s between your destinations to soak up all that Vietnam has to offer!

Make it Unique

This is a vast network of underground tunnels used by Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War.

Guided tours are available where you can crawl through safe sections of tunnel and learn about their history.

Explore the countryside on two wheels!

There is a reason why it is such a popular form of travel in Vietnam, and that is because a motorbike will give you the perfect way to soak up the epic and diverse landscapes across the country!

This is a lesser-known but beautiful mountainous district in the Quang Ninh province.

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How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Vietnam is by flying into the Hanoi Airport (HAN) or the Ho Chi Minh City Airport (SGN), which have flights from major International cities

Other: You can take a train or bus from neighbouring countries.

How to get Around?

In Cities, getting around is easy with a combination of Walking, Taxis, and the Grab App (most forms of transport).

For Longer Distances, Trains, Buses, renting a Motorbike, or domestic Flights, are available.

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Vietnam is by flying into the Hanoi Airport (HAN) or the Ho Chi Minh City Airport (SGN), which have flights from major International cities

Other: You can take a train or bus from neighbouring countries.

How to get Around?

In Cities, getting around is easy with a combination of Walking, Taxis, and the Grab App (most forms of transport).

For Longer Distances, Trains, Buses, renting a Motorbike, or domestic Flights, are available.

Safety Concerns

Vietnam is Generally Safe for Tourists.

As with any tourist destination, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and keep your valuables safe, being aware of petty theft in crowded areas.

Also, crime may be higher in urban areas and Traffic can be chaotic, so take care when crossing the road.

Where to Stay?

In Hanoi, we recommend the Old Quarter, and in Ho Chi Minh City we recommend District 1.

  • Hostels: There are many great options for affordable hostels with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is an excellent resource for finding and booking beds.
    This is the best value option and ideal for solo travellers. 
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people looking for maximum comfort.