Choosing Vietnam vacation packages in a country that has been close to tourism since the 90’s, in this article I will explain you about the amphibious travel guide to the country between tradition and modernity that today is one of the most interesting tourist destinations in Asia and in Indochina peninsula. Vietnam is bordering with South China Sea, the Cambodia, Laos and China in northern part of the country, being in Vietnam is like being in wonderland, one can enjoy the benefit of traveling in lush tropical country from Sapa in north to the Mekong Delta in south and experience a lot of tourist attractions that one could expect to visit only in Vietnam.
As mentioned above, travel to Vietnam was not appear in the bucket list of the tourist destination since the few decades ago, but then, thanks to the countless and unique attractions that make this charming country a very popular destination since then, the secret behind the success is simply as diverse as its landscape is, its people and the travelers who inhabited and influenced by the unique traveling options in the county, in the other hand, Vietnam’s cultural richness and color of its 53 ethnic groups; or more than 3,000 kilometers of coastline with clean, clear waters and beaches that are not as crowd as Hawaii or Miami, a wide range of eco-tourism, with 31 national parks, 6 Biosphere Reserves and dozens of terrestrial and marine protected areas; the historical and artistic heritage and natural beauty of its seven locations (five cultural and two natural) declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site; and last but not least, an evocative cuisine that is already a reference in the best international cuisine all and all bring Vietnam to the top of the tourist destination in Indochina, also, nowadays, Visa facilities are less complicated compare to before and travelers are a few step away to apply and receive their Vietnam visa on arrival. In following guide, you will be more familiar with the fascinating and amazing destination that can’t be avoid when you are in Vietnam
Practical information before considering a Vietnam Vacation Packages
This narrow and elongated “S” country occupies the eastern coast of the Indochina peninsula, on the South China Sea and the Gulf of Tonkin. It shares borders with China, Laos and Cambodia.
Climate and When to travel?
Vietnam is located in the area with the monsoon climate and broadly speaking, a tropical climate with high temperatures and abundant rainfall. However, given the geographical length of the country (1,650 km from north to south), and the climatic conditions are vary in the same time from one region to another.
North: the summer lasts from May to October, with high temperatures, high humidity and heavy downpours; winter, from December to March, recorded temperatures of 10 ° C to 15 ° C.
Center: the coastal area of Nha Trang enjoys good weather and sunshine all year round, except in November and December when heavy rains are recorded. Keep in mind that the area between Hue, Hoi An and Da Nang is subject to typhoons, especially from August to October.
South: always hot, short but intense rainfall recorded between May and October; Dry, sunny and very humid weather from November to April, but very comfortable compare to other part of the country to spend a longer vacation in south.
If you are taking a holiday to Vietnam during the months of March, April, May, October and November are especially recommended for a full trip to visit the country. And it is best to avoid on your vacation in Vietnam dates in late January and early February when the Lunar New Year or Tet is celebrated and almost all hotels, trains and other related tourism services are fully booked, by the way, if you do it , then book your Vietnam packages tours.
Passport and visa: Spanish citizens required a valid visa and passport to travel to Vietnam; the passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of departure. However, from the July of the 2015, the immigration department of Vietnam has granted 15 days free visa for Spanish passport holders and it is applicable upon any borders to Vietnam, but, if you vacationing for more than the given visa, then you must apply for a longer visa of 30 days beforehand. You can receive a free one month visa if you are traveling to Vietnam for more than 15 days through any of Vietnam packages tours
Currency and credit card matters: The currency is the Vietnam Dong (VND). Credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are increasingly accepted in hotels, restaurants and department stores, especially in big cities such as Hanoi, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City. A wide network of ATMs are operating 24 hours in the centers of smaller town as well as Airports and large hotels, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City representing several branches of major international banks such as ANZ and HSBC. The US dollar and the euro are accepted in many shops and restaurants as well, but I recommend changing your local currency into Vietnamese Dong.
Safety: Vietnam is one of the safest tourist destinations in the world. Crimes against the tourists are almost very rare.
Northern Vietnam tourist Guide
Hanoi: The capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the cultural soul of the country is still retains some of the charm of the French colonial era in its green areas and vast shady boulevards. Hanoi is a great emerging Asian city, though not as frantic as Ho Chi Minh City, but is favorite among many western tourists
Halong Bay: Located in the Gulf of Tonkin and within three hours drive from Hanoi, it is home to a labyrinth of 1,600 islands and islets of unusual reliefs and capricious limestone formations, mostly uninhabited, which make up a great landscape and aesthetic value and enormous biological wealth. It is recommended a two day and one night stay; this geological miracle is registered as a natural Heritage in UNESCO. Learn more about the luxury Halong Bay tours
Sapa: This former mountain resort from the colonial erais near the border with China offers splendid scenery for hiking and is home to a number of ethnic groups that proudly maintain their traditions. Sapa is easily accessible by overnight train from Hanoi and once in there, there are numerous activities that must be arranged in advance to be set on your Vietnam vacation packages
Mai Chau Valley: with just four hours drive from Hanoi and it is an ideal for both hiking and to discover various ethnic groups in the area and is less visited compare to sapa while almost have the same beauty and rich culture and its own uniqueness.
Hoa Lu: It was the capital of Vietnam in medieval times and is roughly 100 km from Hanoi. Besides its historical and artistic value tombs and ruins, it offers a spectacular natural setting and is widely known as the Halong Bay on the ground.
Central Vietnam Tourist Guide
Hue: Cultural, political and religious capital of unified Vietnam in the early nineteenth century, has managed to preserve. The monumental imperial city and mausoleums are an exceptional historical and artistic heritage site that attract visitors from all over them world to visit the grandeur of the Vietnam’s most ancient sites
Hoi An: This is one of the most attractive parts of the country which still evokes intensely because it was a thriving commercial port in Asia between the 15th to 19th centuries. Its peculiar urbanism and buildings of the old town is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is highly recommend including to your Vietnam Vacation packages
My Son: In what was political and cultural capital of the Kingdom of Champa (VII to XIII centuries) an imposing tower-sanctuaries set as a unique testimony of its kind civilization survives. The site is located within a short driving from Hoi An and is also registered as a UNESCO heritage site.
Dalat: This mountain resort town is a breath of freshness when coastal plains of central record high temperatures. It was an ideal retreat in colonial times and today is a dream destination for newly married Vietnamese; the city is famous for its crystal clear lakes, waterfalls, forests and the flower gardens.
Southern Vietnam tourist Guide
Ho Chi Minh City: The former Saigon is one of the great metropolises of Southeast Asia, is characterized by its vitality and dynamism and has good shopping, dining and nightlife offer. The Reunification Palace, the Museum of consequences of war and the nearby Cu Chi Tunnels are the most common places to visit.
Nha Trang: This bay is the beach resort with the most developed infrastructure for a perfect beach holiday to Vietnam; Nha Trang is just a 45 minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City. Turquoise waters, fine beaches and rich coral reefs and underwater wildlife are its main attractions.
Mekong Delta: This amphibian and most fertile world of villages and floating markets can admire navigations performing one or more days for its extensive network of canals. There are several options for visiting the region, but I recommend exploring the Delta through the Luxury Mekong River cruise tours
Phu Quoc Island: This Island is about an hour’s flight from Ho Chi Minh City, located in the Gulf of Thailand, and offers an ideal climate and good beaches in a natural environment with well preserved and authentic holiday style to offer. Also, a good alternative to the more tourist beach in Nha Trang
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