Where To Go In Vietnam

Where To go In Vietnam - Vietnam Highlights - Trip Ideas

What makes a trip to Vietnam worthwhile is the genuine warmth and the sincere hospitality of the Vietnamese, something the rest of the world can only emulate. Our general ideas on Vietnam holidays below will tell you all you need to know about the best of amazing Vietnam travel. If you would like your Vietnam trip to be tailored by a local and professional tour operator in Vietnam, please contact us at sales@holidayinvietnam.com to let our local travel experts guide you through our exotic country with our local suggestions.

The diverse beauty and charm of Vietnam rarely disappoints first-time visitors or those who return for more. There are so many things to see and do that it is hard to pick out only a few – what you choose really depends on what kind of trip you want. Perhaps the country’s single most unmissable sight is the majestic beauty of Halong Bay described, amongst many others as one of the wonders of the world, and it hasn’t changed since then. The scenery is best admired by taking a boat out into the azure waters of the bay, but you can also enjoy it from the comfort of the beach.

For simple beach pleasures visit Nha Trang, Vietnam’s most-developed resort; it still has a pleasant town and with its fresh coconut and seafood vendors strolling along the beach it has a lot to recommend it. Those interested in the arenas of the American war, and those keen on vast beaches of white sand and smashing rollers alike, may prefer to visit Non Nuoc Beach near Danang. There are many such sites of historical interest worth visiting, from the American bases in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) to Viet Cong (VC) headquarters in the Mekong Delta.

The Mekong Delta is certainly worth an excursion to experience the delights of gliding through small fertile waterways amidst the daily life of the Vietnamese and other ethnic groups who live there. Sapa in the north is the perfect springboard to see the brightly-coloured dress and traditional way of life of many montagnard ethnic tribes, as well as being a beautiful mountain holiday location. Of all the cities in Vietnam the one-time capital Hue, with its beautifully-preserved tombs of emperors, draws many en route between charming lake-filled Hanoi and the cosmopolitan city of pleasures Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon, also known as HCMC).

But to see all these sights without being in a permanent lather you need to spend at least a month in Vietnam. If you are lucky enough to have more time than this you can take in the additional day tours and short excursions detailed in http://www.holidayinvietnam.com or have the chance for a real adventure, such as living on a boat and exploring the thousands of islands and caves in Halong Bay, or trying to climb Vietnam’s highest mountain, Fansipan. If your time is more limited you might consider focusing on one area, so cutting down travelling time which is significant unless you fly. A two - to three-week trip starting in the south could have you spending a few days in HCMC, visiting the Mekong Delta for three days, travelling to Nha Trang and spending a few days at its great waterfront and on nearby beaches , then continuing up to Danang and catching a glimpse of real Vietnamese city life before stopping at Hoi An-a cultural world heritage site in Vietnam which was listed by UNESCO for a few days of oriental and Cham culture and buying silk clothes and then taking flight back to Sai Gon (or to Hanoi).

On the other hand, a two – to three-week trip starting in the north Vietnam could help you spend a few days in and around Hanoi sampling Vietnamese life, visit the Perfume Pagoda and travel to Halong Bay.The Bay is famous for its stunning scenery of limestone islands dotted in the imerald water of the northern sea and beaches, then making your way to the mountainous north-western area and spending some time at Sapa before returning down to HCMC stopping for a day or two to see Hue-the first cultural heritage site was recognised by UNESCO in 1992.It is really famous with the Imperial Citadel and the royal Tombs or the DMZ. A great one-week trip would be to visit Sai Gon and the Mekong with an excursion up to Nha Trang if you felt ambitious, or a week in the north would be perfectly spent between Hanoi and Halong Bay with the option of the return to Hanoi. Wherever you choose to go in this fascinating country you can expect to come across delicious food and delightful people. ‘The paddy fields are as green as any in Southeast Asia, but the friendliness of the people – that’s something unique.