Vietnam Travel Guide

Whether you're visiting Vietnam for its hill tribe trekking opportunities, cultural city offerings or beach-based relaxation, you'll want to be prepared before you set off. To help, we've compiled a collection of useful travel guide resources that include your basics like what visas you'll need, when you should go and what you should see, as well as videos to inspire, reviews to reassure and tips to have you travelling around Vietnam like a pro. You'll also find a round up of our multi-country touring combinations that include Vietnam on itineraries with neighbouring Southeast Asian countries including Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.


Best Places to Visit

Our choice of Vietnam's top attractions from Halong Bay to the Mekong Delta

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Best Time to Visit

Don't get caught in the rain - learn more about the monsoons and when best to travel


Top Travel Tips

Swot up on what vaccinations you'll need, what currency you'll need & more

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Vietnam & Cambodia Tours

Find out why you should combine Vietnam and Cambodia, and browse our trips

Crawling the Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City

Hanoi Vs Ho Chi Minh City

Compare Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with our guide


Tourist Visas

What you need to do to obtain your Vietnam travel visa and how to do it


Tours for Families

Find out more about our Vietnam family tours, and why they might be for you!


Take a Guided Vietnam Tour

5 reasons that you should consider booking a guided Vietnam tour!

Saigon, Cu Chi & Mekong Delta

What to Pack for Vietnam

What to pack for Vietnam and a guide to visiting the country by month

Hill tribe people in northern Vietnam - On the Go Tours

Hill Tribe Trekking

A guide to the different ethnic groups in Vietnam and where best to go for a hike

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Hoi An Lantern Festival FAQ

Everything you need to know about this monthly celebration from when to why


Multi-country Tours

Combine Vietnam with other Southeast Asian countries including Cambodia & Laos

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Popular touring destinations

Top attractions to combine on your visit to Vietnam including Saigon, Hue & more

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Travel Advice

Latest travel advice and updates following the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Traveller Reviews

Don't take our word for it! Read what our travellers say about our Vietnam tours

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Vietnam Video Lounge

Prepare to be inspired with our collection of favourite travel videos on Vietnam

Plan your trip to similar destinations!

Get to know Vietnam

Recommended Reading

  • Vietnam: Rising Dragon
    by Bill Hayton
  • Catfish and Mandala
    by Andrew Pham
  • Sorrow of War
    by Bao Ninh
Did you know...?

Facts about Vietnam

  • The most common mode of transportation in Vietnam is the motorbike with an estimated ten million bikes used every day.
  • Completely unique and unrelated to any other language, Vietnamese features six different tones and 29 alphabets.
  • A bit of an all-in-one, Vietnam's Tet festival sees the nation celebrate New Year, Christmas and birthdays all together!

Vietnam Travel Advice for Travellers from Canada

Safety of our travellers is of utmost importance and we recommend that prior to travel you check the latest travel updates from the Canadian Government Advisory .

Flying to Vietnam from Canada:

Vietnam is roughly a 20 hour flight from the east coast and a 16 hour flight from the west coast. As most of our Vietnam tours start in Hanoi and end in Saigon you will need what's known as an open jaw flight ticket flying into one city and out of another. A selection of airlines offer this route from the Canadian travel hubs of Toronto and Vancouver - Air Canada and Vietnam Airlines via Paris, Korean Air via Seoul and Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong are good options. You can search on Kayak for flight deals from Canada to Vietnam.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Vietnam Tourist Organisation site and the latest Vietnam Weather Updates from the BBC.