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.

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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

Currency

Top Travel Tips

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

Visas

Tourist Visas

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

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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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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

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Vietnam Video Lounge

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

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Traveller Reviews

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

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 UK Travellers

We keep up-to-date with the latest travel advisories to Vietnam and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Flying to Vietnam from the UK:

Vietnam is roughly a 12 hour direct flight from the UK with the main gateways being Hanoi and Saigon. If you would like to fly to Vietnam directly, Vietnam Airlines offer direct services to both cities. 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 - into one city and out of another, and a number of airlines offer this route. Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Cathay Pacific are all good options with short stopover times. We are fully ATOL licensed (ATOL 6109) so please do let us know if you need assistance booking your flight to Vietnam.

Useful Online Resources:

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