Vietnam has a complex history that shapes much of its modern life. We recommend visiting the cultural religious and historic sites of Ho Chi Minh City, including a tour of the Củ Chi tunnels leftover from the Vietnam War. Head North for a boat cruise on Halong Bay, or visit the capital city of Hanoi to discover its temples, museums and delicious street food.
“This tour leaves Hanoi at 06:30 am, there is no need for a sleeper bus because it is a day trip, they are very uncomfortable (particularly for foreigner size) , the onboard toilet stinks and the bus carry less passengers so is always full. The rest is ok (guides,hotel,food) except that this is not a trekking tour just walking on local roads between villages and shops.”
Travel over the diverse terrain and experience different culture of Vietnam
Reviewed Tour: Best of Vietnam
Charles LoFrom USAAt
4 - Very Good
“Be prepared to take 4 to 8 hours bus ride for each daily tour. Customize your itinerary with the company instead of following its standard itinerary. There is not much to see in Ha Noi. Half day sight seeing in Ho Chi Min City is enough but spend the time exploring the City on your own and take a tour to Mekong Delta tour.”
“This was a very well planned holiday..Our guide, Mr Bean (Bin) did a great job keeping us safe and happy. This is the first time l have participated in a group tour...it will not be the last! I was given ample time to do my own thing or else spend time with my group. Enjoyed everything...”
Beautiful, serene, and enchanting is how every trip to Vietnam feels. Fly into Hanoi to start your Vietnam explorations in the north and adjust yourself to the local culture. For something entirely unique, hire an open-sided river boat and drift along the Mekong River to enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the country that you’ll ever see. Holidaying in Vietnam is a constant bombardment on your senses. There are times when it feels downright ridiculous, but there are also times when it leaves you mesmerized.
Vietnam is a very safe country, but be wary of petty crime. Passerbys on motorbikes may try to steal your bags, and theft on sleeper buses is common. Do not carry valuable items and keep a secure hold of your cameras and cellphones.
Be sure to haggle whenever visiting markets or buying from street vendors. Try to figure out what the going rate really is, as vendors will always inflate their prices if they think they can get away with it. Pro tip: you’ll always get your lowest price as you walk away.
The Vietnamese consider public displays of anger to be very embarrassing. Try not to raise your voice, cross your arms, or lose your temper.
Wi-Fi is very common in Vietnam, and is often free in hotels, hostels, cafes and restaurants.
The food you will eat in Vietnam will depend heavily on what area of the country you visit. Central Vietnam is full of spicy foods, while they love sugar in the South. Food in the North tends to be seasonal. Be sure to try Bún Chả and Pho (pronounced Fuh).