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.
Don't get caught in the rain - learn more about the monsoons and when best to travel
Top attractions to combine on your visit to Vietnam including Saigon, Hue & more
A guide to the different ethnic groups in Vietnam and where best to go for a hike
Everything you need to know about this monthly celebration from when to why
Prepare to be inspired with our collection of favourite travel videos on Vietnam
- Vietnam: Rising Dragon
by Bill Hayton
- Catfish and Mandala
by Andrew Pham
- Sorrow of War
by Bao Ninh
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 New Zealand
The safety of our travellers is paramount and we keep abreast of the latest travel advice to Vietnam. We recommend that you check the latest travel updates from Safe Travel New Zealand when planning your trip.
Flying to Vietnam from New Zealand:
Vietnam is roughly a 15 hour flight from New Zealand. 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 few airlines offer this route from Auckland - Air New Zealand, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines are all good options with short stopover times in Asia en route. You can search on Kayak for flight deals from New Zealand to Vietnam.