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Regardless of its turbulent history, Vietnam has skipped back to turn into a major hitter on the Southeast Asian travel circuit. Obviously, from a nation so long and thin, there’s a lot of assortment on offer: emerald paddy fields and white-sand seashores, maximum capacity urban areas and admired pagodas, limestone islands approaching drastically out of the ocean, huge caverns, jagged mountains, and amicable minority networks – with their elaborate ancestral outfits and age-old traditions. Travel to Vietnam and you’ll be met with warmth and wonder. Add to that, a portion of the area’s most nuanced food, and you’re onto a victor.

Best Time To Travel

MARCH TO MAY

When arranging your outing to Vietnam, you ought to consider that the atmosphere fluctuates extraordinarily from one locale to another. One piece of Vietnam can be very warm, while another can be cold. The temperatures from September to January are the mildest in the south, while in winter you can expect low temperatures of around 50°F. During this time it is foggy and overcast in the north. In July and August it is the stormy season when it is cooler, yet in addition, has high mugginess. In the early evening, you can expect a cloudy sky and short downpour showers.

See & do in Vietnam

Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay

Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island

Cu Chi Tunnel

Cu Chi Tunnel

Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake

Getting around Vietnam

Buses, Rickshaws, bicycles, motorbikes, cars, and cabs are the primary methods for transportation in Vietnam. The two kinds of buses and cabs give cost-effective and multiple alternatives for exploring the country. Rentals are well known among sightseers in spite of the fact that metered taxis are safe for going in around evening time. Xe om and cyclo are Vietnam based motorbike taxi and bicycle rickshaws, and they are fun approaches to go around the place.

Taxi administration is anything but difficult to track down all through the nation. Taxi applications like Uber and Grab are accessible alongside indigenous taxi services, found outside air terminals and significant terminals the same. Metered taxis from specialist providers, as Mai Linh and Vinasun, make for the most helpful and savvy method of travel in Vietnam. The normal expense for 1 kilometer in a taxi is 12000d to 15000d.

Although free city tours or transport passes are unavailable in Vietnam, it is recommended to choose the local transports like buses, rickshaws, and such for an authentic Vietnamese experience.

International car rentals like Avis Vietnam are reputable and other companies like Off-Road Vietnam motorbike tours, Vietnam Motorbike Rental Garage is the most popular and widespread car, bike rentals offering companies. Self-driving and chauffeur driver options are also available. This is the most comfortable way to explore offbeat places in the country.

Survival Guide

  • The power sockets in Vietnam are of the type F and C

  • Electricity supply in Vietnam is 220 Volts at 50Hz similar to what we use in India
  • Indian appliances require a power plug adapter for the socket types over here

 

  • The common mobile operators in Vietnam are Viettel, Vinaphone, Mobifone, and Vietnamobile.
  • In Vietnam, a SIM card must be properly registered at the time of activation with the owner’s correct information, including their name, date of birth, and ID number.
  • We’d recommend the standard Viettel sim card for communication in Vietnam
  • Your basic calls + internet pack for 5 days starts from VND 100,000
  • Vietnamese Dong is the official currency but USDs are also accepted in certain places
  • The average cost of one meal/person is 40,000.00 VND which is close to 120 Rs
  • The expenditure in Vietnam for a day per person will be around 100000 VND which is about Rs 300 which includes your meal & other personal expenses
  • We’d advise you to carry USDs while traveling to Vietnam. On reaching Vietnam, you can have these USDs exchanged for Vietnamese Dong.
  • Major Cities have big Hospitals, which could be priced higher
  • Pharmacies are not advertised online but are on most high streets all over the main cities in Vietnam.
  • If you are looking for a pharmacy after hours in Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi your best bet is to visit an International SOS Clinic or The Family Medical Practice that both have pharmacies in both cities that are open 24/7.
  • Insurance is a must for Vietnam, as the cost of major medical treatment is prohibitive.
    A travel insurance policy to cover theft, loss, and medical problems is the best bet.

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