Vietnam Vacations

Vietnam’s checkered history throughout the last century hasn’t put a damper on its progress, today this Southeast Asian country boasts a culture possessed with an infectious energy, pushing the Vietnamese people to greater economic and cultural success. Vietnam is surprisingly diverse; travelers can enjoy traversing the languid villages of the ... Read more
Mekong Delta, immerse themselves in the sophisticated excitement of Hanoi, or kick back on the beautiful white sand beaches of Nha Trang. Of special note is the enthralling Halong Bay, where 'the dragon descends into the sea,' according to Vietnamese mythology. Within the bay nearly 3,000 majestic island sculptures jut out of the water, almost as if nature itself decided to create its own masterpiece. A stop at the city of Hué is a must in order to gaze upon the Imperial Palace and royal tombs. Feel like learning a new skill? Check out one of Hué’s cooking classes that will teach you how to create traditional royal Vietnamese dishes. If cooking isn’t your forte, then go ahead and grab some phở (Vietnam’s national dish) at any walk-in restaurant on the street.

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If visits to various regions in Vietnam are included in your travel itinerary, your best bet is to aim for a trip in April or May. This is because weather is incredibly varied, from snow and freezing ... Read more
temperatures in the northern mountains to scorching 100F (38C) heat on the southern coast, in addition to two monsoons that affect different areas, making it very difficult to find a time where the whole country is dry and pleasant. April and May usually have a good balance of agreeable temperatures and a lack of downpours, but that is not to say that specific regions aren’t incredibly beautiful, on their own account, at other times of year.

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Solo Female Travel Tips

While Vietnam is generally safe, women are advised to exercise some basic precautions. "Wear your backpack in front" or carry your purse on the side furthest from traffic "to minimize the change of a drive-by snatching." You should also "keep your ... Read more
valuables hidden" and dress "on the conservative side" to avoid any unneccesary attention. Traffic is perhaps the biggest safety issue -- be wary of the "million motorbikes" and if you can, "follow a local" as they cross the street.

Trip by Skyscanner surveyed its Solo Female Traveller Tribe to compile woman-to-woman safety tips for this destination. While no one destination is ever completely safe or unsafe, our hope is that this information will allow users to make their own decisions with better information.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

if you plan to go to Vietnam. Go during June and take a tour for one week. Getting there is exspensive but it is worth it. The tour was $150 each person all inclusive for a week. I went to nha trang which has a beautiful clear blue beach and dai lax which is up in the mountain and cold. During the same week. Food was great everyday.

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Top 5 of the most romantic destinations in Vietnam

Vietnam is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating destinations in Asia. It is characterized by its rich history, beautiful landscapes and the authenticity of local life. You can choose a Vietnam tour for your honeymoon vacation or a family holiday. I would like to select in this article the best places in Vietnam that are full of sweet sensations and many travelers voted as ideal destinations unavoidable for their trip in Vietnam.

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1. Hanoi.

Hanoi is an elegant capital, between tradition and modernity. This city is probably the most charming city in the country. A Vietnam tour with 2 or 3 days in Hanoi to discover its history, its culture and taste its cuisine will promise you the experience that you don't have before.

2. Halong Bay

More than 2000 small islands and islets emerging on the emerald water create the fascinating beauty of Halong Bay. A cruise on a charming, traditional junk promise you a relaxing moment in spectacular ocean view, especially the time of sunrise or sunset, when the light of the sun reflecting the blue water at bay creates a color yellow-red that makes the most mystical bay and gives you an unforgettable experience on your Vietnam tour.

3. Sapa

Sapa is one of the most famous destinations in the country and you should not miss on your trip in Vietnam. Traveling to Sapa, you have a chance to talk to ethnic minorities and discover their culture, to admire wonderful rice terraces and stay overnight at homestay. It will be a moment that you can not forget in your life.

4. Hoi An

Dated on 16th century, Hoi An was a busy trading port. Times flies, but it still preserves historical monuments, enchanting streets with many traditional galleries and shops. In particular, at night, the city is amazing with the light of thousand lanterns. Strolling around the city or take a rowing boat on the Hoai River, you would be lost in a magical landscape. Located about 5km from the old town, with gorgeous white sand beaches, blue sea, and gentle waves, the beach Cua Dai and An Bang of Hoi An are considered as a paradise for those who want a good time relaxing under the sun, especially a Vietnam family tour or a Vietnam honeymoon vacation.

5. Phu Quoc

Nicknamed " Pearl Island", Phu Quoc seems to be one of the most romantic destinations of Vietnam. With its sandy beaches in water clear, its tranquility and not too many travelers there, this tropical island certainly promise a strong moment for your Vietnam tour. For couples to find an ambiance romantic,enjoying a dinner in a candle light on a sandy beach, Phu Quoc is exactly their ideal destination.

If you want to combine all of destinations in your Vietnam holiday, don't hesitate to contact us: info@indochinavalue.com to get a free itinerary or visit our website : http://www.indochinavalue.com to find a lot of programs and you can modify our itinerary based on your need and your budget. Have a good trip in Vietnam with us!

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Hoi An, Vietnam

Vietnam is the beautifull country with beach , bay ,city ,foods . Hight recommend to visit . Please contract with Laughing Roo Travel and we will give you the best advisor to travel -email :sales@laughingroohoian.com

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Beijing

Beautiful and peaceful place! Everything is cheap here and everyone is nice to the tourists

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New York City, New York State, USA

Street life is colorful and safe in Vietnam’s largest cities, whether you’re exploring Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh City or heading for Hanoi’s massive Dong Xuan Market. Do tai chi with hundreds of others by Hoan Kiem lake before heading into the mountains of the Central Highlands, preferably on a trek with a local outfitter. Wind up with a stay on Phu Quoc Island for a taste of the classic Southeast Asian beach-bum lifestyle.

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Hong Kong, China

Vietnam is such a beautiful country, you can rent a scooter and travel around. It's cheap with hotels around 25-50 dollar per night. They have direct flight from Hong Kong

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Thác Bà, Yên Bái, Vietnam

Great place with many natural wonders : Halong bay, the north of Vietnam, Sapa...
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Hanoi

The Best Things to Do In Vietnam

#6 -- Access ethic tribal minorities at villages nestled in the lush hills near Sapa, and share a cup of tea with locals in their rustic mountain homes.

#5 -- Hanoi city tour to the Old Quarter & enjoy Hanoi street food.

#4 -- Take a private cooking class with a gourmet chef to learn about Vietnamese cuisine.

#3 -- Navigate the alleyways of the ancient port town of Hoi An by bicycle, to explore the syncretic cultural influences of Southeast Asia's most important port from the 17th through 19th centuries.

#2 -- Cruise the waterways of the Mekong Delta to glimpse the timeless rural scenes of farmers working the fertile land and fishermen with their nets. Stop in a home to see them making rice paper, one at a time, with a ladle and griddle.

#1 -- Take a private overnight cruise through Halong Bay on a restored junk, a traditional Chinese sailboat. This bay is on anyone's short list for the greatest natural scenery in Asia. From sea kayaking into caves to visiting locals in their fishing villages on tucked-away islands, Halong Bay is a must on any trip to Vietnam.

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The Hague

I love this country! The people are so friendly!
The weather is very nice and good food!

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Vietnam Tour with Vietnam Heritage Travel
Visited Destinations: Hanoi, Halong, Sapa, Hue, Hoian, Nhatrang, Dalat, Hochiminh City, Mekong Delta
Date of Arrival: 12/July/2012
Date of Departure: 25/July/2012
Number of travelers: 2
Hotel: Superior and non-smoking room
Experiences: culture, nature, heritage, people, cuisine

Dear All travelers
I have just come back from Vietnam and would like to share my wonderful experience with you. Here is my mail to thank Hoang Nguyen who is working for Vietnam Heritage Travel and had created my trip in Vietnam.

Dear Hoang Nguyen,

Thank you very much to you, your staff and the entire personnel at Vietnam Heritage Travel Company!
I had a wonderful time in Vietnam and experienced quite a adventure during my stay there. My time visiting your country was made even more memorable due to the great and professional travel service your company provided, including the guides who were friendly and helpful in making sure that I was well taken care of.
Everything was just perfect. No complaints, and nothing to improve!

I would definitely recommend your service to my family and friends, and I would love to arrange another tour in Vietnam again in the future.
Once again, thank you. And best wishes to you and your staff.

Regards,
Lina Leo Shibata

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