Vietnam Travel Guide

Vietnam Travel Guide

By Nora OuUpdated May. 14, 2021

Why Visit Vietnam?

Vietnam is one of Asia's most ecologically and culturally diverse countries. The beautiful scenery ranges from the cool mountains of the northwest, with cascading rice terraces in Sapa, through the narrow central coastal plains, home to some first-class beaches, especially around Da Nang and Nha Trang, to the Delta region of the Mekong River in the south.

The country offers great opportunities to trek in scenic valleys and to visit ethnic minority markets, with gatherings of brightly-dressed flowery Hmong people. Or you can sit in the roadside cafes of Hoi An's ancient town, after visiting its historic buildings, its decorated Chinese community halls, or its rich variety of boutique shops.

Boarding a wooden sampan, and passing through narrow canals surrounded by dense plants, you will be amazed by life on the Mekong River, observing its floating markets and tasting the fresh fruit from nearby orchards.

Boating in the Mekong Delta
Boating in the Mekong Delta

Taking boat trips along sodden waterways , traditional markets and wooden houses

Local Markets in Vietnam
Local Markets in Vietnam

Explore organically grown produce, fresh flowers, and locally-made handicrafts

Cooking Class in Vietnam
Cooking Class in Vietnam

learn in depth about Vietnamese cuisine with a cooking class

Street Food Tour in Vietnam
Street Food Tour in Vietnam

With local guide to discover authentic local ones that are not full of tourists

Sample Itineraries for Vietnam

Aiming to inspire, the following itineraries give you some ideas for how to organize a trip to Vietnam. The itineraries have been designed to take in the main highlights. The first outlined here is a 9-day tour of Vietnam's major cities: Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City. If you would like to spend more time in any one of these cities or have an interest in the Angkor temple complex, our trip advisor will work with you to craft your own tailor-made trip.

10-Day Best of Vietnam with Mekong Delta

10-Day Best of Vietnam with Mekong Delta

Hanoi - Hoi An - Ho Chi Ming City - Mekong Delta
13-Day Vietnam Classic Tour with Sapa

13-Day Vietnam Classic Tour with Sapa

Adventure into the very soul of Vietnam
15-Day Best of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Tour

15-Day Best of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam Tour

Experience the Best of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam in 15 Days
14-Day Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos Tour

14-Day Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos Tour

Sync with Indochina's Heartbeat

All You Need for Traveling in Vietnam

Top Travel Destinations in Vietnam

We select the top 6 destinations in Vietnam: the charming capital city Hanoi, with its Old Quarter more than 600 years old; the UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay, perfect for cruising and water activities; the idyllic Sapa, good for trekking and visiting minority villages; the old trading port Hoi An, with a rich cultural heritage; the cosmopolitan Ho Chi Minh City, with its colonial buildings and vibrant past; and the "rice basket" Mekong Delta, with tentacle-like waterways.

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