Traveling to Vietnam is an attractive choice! Sandwiched between the main destinations of Southeast Asia and the China Sea, Vietnam has mountains, beaches, deserts, museums, cultural choices and places to eat, and more. Planning is needed to choose the right place to visit and don’t miss this amazing country!
If you have questions about traveling to Vietnam, follow these tips below and get ready for an unforgettable trip!
How to get there?
Promotion to Vietnam usually doesn’t happen often. Ideally, take advantage of cheap flights to Thailand, and from there to Vietnam. Flights from Bangkok to major Vietnamese cities (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh) last around 1:30 in the morning and are usually priced reasonably, even without being purchased beforehand.
Visa for Vietnam
In addition to the option to withdraw a visa at the Vietnamese Embassy in our country, there are also alternatives to obtaining a visa on arrival, if your entry into that country is with an international airport. This requires a pre-approval letter given by the agency. Most embassies refer to the Vietnam E-Visa website. After completing the forms provided and making payments (starting at $ 19, depending on the type of visa), wait for the Consent letter to be sent to your email. This letter must be presented upon arrival in Vietnam – at the counter labeled Landing Visa Counter – accompanied by two 5 × 7 or 4 × 6 photos. You also need to pay stamp duty ($ 25 in cash). For those who have arrived from Thailand and have the time available, it is also possible to apply for a visa at the Vietnam Embassy in Bangkok, as well as with Vietnamese diplomatic representatives in other countries.
Vietnam Roadmap: Where to start?
Vietnam is a long and narrow country – vaguely reminiscent of Chile. This is a country with easy horizontal movements, but with long distances to travel from one end to the other. In this case, the ideal road map for Vietnam must be integrated: from north to south or from south to north.
To better understand Vietnam, a little history. Until 1975 the country was divided into two: Hanoi in the north, ruled by communists, and Saigon in the south, colonized by France and occupied by America during the war (and then recaptured by communists, renamed as Ho Chi Minh). The ancient capitals of North Vietnam and South Vietnam are still visible to each other today. You can choose to travel to one of them, or visit both when you are in the middle of the country – which in our opinion is much more fun, but takes time. Vietnam is a country that must be explored calmly. You can count on Luxury Halong Cruises and with just a few clicks you can get the best deal.
Complete Vietnam tours can include Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Mui Ne and Ho Chi Minh. Some of these destinations may be a necessity for some travelers. Finally, choose the tour that suits you best.