5 Reasons Why You Should Take a Guided Tour to Vietnam This Year

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Introduction

Vietnam has long been one of our most popular destinations, with travelers flocking from around the world to uncover the tropical jungles, golden sand beaches, thriving cities and turbulent history of this emerging nation. As a large country with an unfamiliar culture and language, Vietnam is a prime destination for escorted tours. Guided tours take all the hassle out of exploring Vietnam, and ensure you get to see as much of the country as possible in a fun and efficient itinerary, escorted by an expert guide. In this article, we’ll explain why YOU should take a guided tour of Vietnam this year.

5 Reasons to Take a Guided Tour of Vietnam

A group cycling through the countryside of Vietnam
Cycling in Vietnam

Logistics: Sorted

Do you know the best way to travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, or the best company to book a Halong Bay cruise with? No? Well with a guided tour of Vietnam, you don’t need to worry about it! Our curated itineraries are packed with memorable activities and experiences, and we organize everything for you. All you need to do is turn up!

Efficient Exploration

Vietnam is huge, and if you’ve only got a week or two to explore, it can be difficult to plan your route so that you see and do as much as possible. With guided tours, your itinerary is streamlined to ensure you cover as much of the country as possible, taking in everything from Hanoi and Halong Bay to Hoi An, Hue and the Mekong Delta.

Halong Bay karst islands and floating villages
Halong Bay

Safety and Comfort

Traveling with a guided tour ensures a level of safety and comfort when exploring Vietnam. Our expert guides are well-versed in local customs, safety protocols, and potential challenges. This allows you to focus on enjoying the experience without the stress of navigating unknown territories, making your journey through Vietnam more relaxing and enjoyable.

Make New friends

Our group tours in Vietnam bring together like-minded travelers from around the English-speaking world. Whether you’re travelling solo, or with friends or family, you are sure to make new friends on tour. In fact, very often we see travelers re-booking to explore another destination with the friends they made on their first trip! If you prefer to travel with only your friends or family, then consider our private tours to Vietnam.

Street food in Vietnam
Street food in Vietnam

Local Cuisine Expertise

One of the highlights of any trip to Vietnam is its delectable cuisine. On a guided tour of Vietnam with us, our guides are always on hand to guide you through the vibrant street markets and authentic eateries. They can advise the best places to head out for dinner, and you'll have the chance to savor traditional dishes, learn about their origins, and gain a deeper appreciation for Vietnamese gastronomy.

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Group Tours VS Private Tours to Vietnam

We offer both group and private tours in Vietnam. There are key similarities with these two types of travel. You will still enjoy all of your accommodation, transportation and sightseeing included in your tour package. With a group tour, your guide escorts the group for the entire trip, whereas on private tours you will enjoy the services of local guides for your included sightseeing. The biggest difference is that with private tours, you travel only with your friends and family, as opposed to group touring which sees a group of like-minded, English-speaking strangers come together to explore Vietnam together. If you’re considering a private tour in Vietnam, then browse our most popular itineraries below.

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The Best Escorted Tours of Vietnam & Cambodia

If you’re considering one of our Vietnam escorted tours, then why not combine it with neighboring Cambodia? A country that has emerged from one of the worst genocides in human history, it is now home to the emerging city of Phnom Penh and one of Asia’s most famous temple complexes in Angkor Wat. We have several group and private tour itineraries combining Vietnam and Cambodia. You can browse some of these trips below and read our guide to combining Vietnam and Cambodia for more information!

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Conclusion

A guided tour of Vietnam is one of the best ways to explore this inviting destination, which endures as one of our most popular. The benefits of touring are numerous, from safety and efficiency to hassle-free travel and the chance to meet like-minded adventurers. Start planning your trip to Vietnam today!

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