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.
“I really enjoyed this trip, my first with World Expeditions. The trip was well organised from start to finish, with a great range of interesting accommodation. I cycled in a small group, there were 5 of us. The landscapes in Laos are tremendous with a great variety of interesting sites.We had a great time throughout the two weeks, the cycling was tough at times but very rewarding. I would certainly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to experience fantastic scenery, friendly people and interesting villages, towns and different cultures, as well as great cycling.”
“A really great trip for my family to Laos and Vietnam. Our guide Choy was fantastic and provided an excellent insight into the people and culture of Laos, he and his team's customer service was excellent. Cycling was strenuous at times but the rewards of the smiling kids calling out "sebadee" (hello) as you cycling through their villages will live with me forever.”
“Our tour guide Hung was amazing! Such a great guy who had a real interest in making sure everyone had a good time.He was also willing to adapt what we did and where we ate based on our feedback. Overall, we got a lot more included (activities, entry to special locations) than we thought. Great value!”
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).