Vietnam Tours

Discover all corners of Vietnam and its unique charm from the lush hillsides filled with paddy fields to exotic limestone islands, metropolitan cities and ancient temples. Feast your senses on diverse Vietnamese culture, history and cuisine. Sail the scenic backdrops of Halong Bay and explore Hue’s Imperial City. Discover the perfect blend of Chinese, Vietnamese and French influence on culture, cuisine and architecture throughout Hanoi. Stroll the colourfully ancient towns of Hoi An and challenge the chaos of Ho Chi Minh! Vietnam is ready to excite and entice. Travel Talk Vietnam tours cover 4 star accommodation, private and comfortable transportation, domestic flights to save on travel time, unparalleled sights and options to extend your journey into Cambodia and Thailand.
Discover all corners of Vietnam and its unique charm from the lush hillsides filled with paddy fields to exotic limestone islands, metropolitan cities and ancient temples. Feast your senses on diverse Vietnamese culture, history and cuisine. Sail the scenic backdrops of Halong Bay and explore Hue’s Imperial City. Discover the perfect blend of Chinese, Vietnamese and French influence on culture, cuisine and architecture throughout Hanoi.

Our Vietnam Trips

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Incredible Vietnam

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Ultimate Vietnam

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Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

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$1947

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Amazing Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand

16 Days

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Vietnam Accommodation

Please find below the 4 Star hotels used on our Vietnam trips. All accommodation is carefully hand-selected to satisfy our standards in terms of quality, authenticity and location for you to enjoy a comfortable and unforgettable holiday.

BONNE NUIT HOTEL
Hanoi
4 Star

Bonne Nuit Hotel offers luxurious and modern accommodation in Hanoi's Old Town and a short 15-minute walk from Hanoi Old City Gate and Hoan Kiem Lake.

SAPA AMAZING HOTEL
Sapa
4 Star

A short walk from Sapa Cathedral and Quan Truong Square, Sapa Amazing Hotel is nestled in the heart of the town with views of the surrounding mountains.

TRADITIONAL JUNK
Halong Bay
SUPERIOR JUNK

Sleep onboard a traditional-style boat and set sail through hundreds of limestone islands that rise dramatically from the emerald waters of the bay.

VINH HUNG RIVERSIDE
Hoian
4 Star

Located on the bank of the romantic Thu Bon River, Vinh Hung Riverside Resort is a short walk from Hoi An's ancient town and offers elegant rooms with river view.

MUONG THANH HOTEL
Hue
4 Star

Muong Thanh Hotels features a panoramic picture of Hue City, Perfume River, Trang Tien bridge and Hue citadel.This hotel has a Spa center.

ALAGON HOTEL
Saigon
4 Star

Enjoying a prime location in the heart of the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City's District 1, Alagon Hotel & Spa features modern rooms and rooftop pool.

Vietnam Sights Map

Vietnam Travel Guide

The weather across Vietnam varies significantly from North to South, making it a year-round destination for avid travellers. In Northern Vietnam the typically hot and humid summer months fall between May and August. Meanwhile, central Vietnam experiences extended summers from January until August and South Vietnam is known for its year-round pleasant tempereatures. March to May (Spring) and September to November (Autumn) are considered the best months to visit Vietnam in its entirity due to minimal rainfall and moderate temperatures. If visiting Halong Bay and Sapa in Vietnam's north - consider travelling between Spring and Autum to ensure the most picturesque weather conditions with minimal rainfall and sunny days.
We closely monitor the latest travel updates for Vietnam and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCDO), please click here.
Visas to enter Vietnam are compulsory for most tourists, including travellers from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and United Kingdom. An eVisa is available to some nationalities. Further to this, some nationalities do not require a visa for visits up to 15 days. Travel Talk strongly recommends travellers to obtain a tourist visa, where applicable, before arriving in Vietnam. For more information on how to obtain a Vietnam Visa, please click here. This information is provided as a guidance only. Travel Talk strongly advises to consult your travel agent or national embassy before travelling as visa information can change at any time with little notice. It is your responsibility to prepare all neccesary visa documents before travelling.
Vietnamese culture has been profoundly influenced by the Chinese, who occupied the country for 1,000 years and left a heavy influence in modern day. Vietnam is home to 53 ethnic minority groups (around 14 million people) with most living in the North and carving their existence from the lush mountainside landscapes along the Chinese and Lao borders. The nation hosts a a large variety of beliefs and religions as reflected in its abundance of temples, pagodas, buddahs and other religiously sacred sites. However, over the centuries, Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism have fused with popular Chinese beliefs and ancient Vietnamese animism to form the Tam Giao (Triple Religion) that many Vietnamese identify with today. In many Vietnamese homes it is common to find a shrine dedicated to past ancestors, complete with offerings of flowers and incense. It’s also common to worship rulers of yesteryear, such as the likes of Ho Chi Minh.
Vietnam is famous for it's diverse unique dishes, tangy herbs and zesty flavours. Traditionally, Vietnamese cusine is boiled and steamed, rather than stir-fried like Thai and Chinese. Typical dishes include Pho (noodle soup), Bún chả (grilled pork and noodle), Goi Cuon Chay (vegetarian rice paper rolls) and Bánh mì (french-inspired baguettes with meat filling). Inexpensive food markets, street vendors and casual restaurants line almost every corner of Vietnam's major cities and small towns - making it extremely easy to find these popular meals and more. Vietnam’s national drink of choice is green tea, which is the accompaniment to every social gathering. Vietnamese coffee is also very popular amongst travellers, made from condensed milk and drip coffee. At the harder end of the spectrum, you'll find rice wine! Very popular in Northern Vietnam amongst the farming regions, most rice wines are made in small home distilleries using sticky rice.
With an abundance of night markets, clothing tailors, handcrafted goods and quirky boutique shops, Vietnam offers more than just the usual shopping experience. A simple wander through the villages or city back-streets will have you stumbling across handcrafted leather bags, vintage flea markets, unique artworks or tech goods! Put simply, you name it and one market or the next is selling it! Haggling is all part of the experience too, so brush up on your bartering skills to lock in the best prices!
Festivals in Vietnam offer travellers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the nations myths, customs and fun-loving spirits.
  • Tet Nguyen Dan (Lunar New Year): Held on the first day of the first month on the Lunar Calendar (January/February), Tet is the biggest festival of the year in Vietnam, celebrating in the form of family get-togethers. It's a fascinating time to witness the locals lighting fireworks, visiting temples with their families and giving beautiful arrangements of flowers.
  • Perfume Festival: The Perfume Festival is one of the biggest and longest festivals in Vietnam, starting in January and ending in March each year. Every year thousands of pilgrams make the journey through limestone karsts, rivers, rice paddies and caves to the Perfume Pagoda to pray for a prosperous year and pay their respects to Buddah.
  • Hoi An Festival: The Hoi An Lantern Festival is a monthly event that celebrates the full moon, one of the most sacred times in the Buddhist calendar. During the monthly festival, all fluorescent lights are turned off at approximately 8pm and small paper lanterns begin to float along and enlighten the river bands of Hoi An. The best place to witness the action is the area between the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Cau An Hoi Bridge. Along the riverbanks you can also find an array of live music, food stalls and night markets before the festival winds down at 10pm. In conjunction with the lantern festival, the full moon is a time for locals to honour deceased relatives and ancestors.
  • Vietnam Tours - FAQ

    Tourist visa required before traveling to Vietnam for most nationalities. Some nationalities are now exempt from visa if your visit is less than 15 days. As of December 2020, some citizens of regular passport holders do not need a tourist visa for Vietnam: United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Germany, Denmark, Italy. If you plan to stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days, you will need to obtain a visa extension in advance, please contact your relevant Consulate or Embassy. Please check with your embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa fees and other requirements. https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/
    Yes, you can use your mobile phone in most urban areas of Vietnam, although there is limited network coverage in remote and mountainous areas. If you wish to use your cell phone while in Vietnam, make sure that global roaming is enabled at your mobile operator before leaving home.  
    The Vietnamese Dong is the currency of Vietnam.   Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)  12,000 VND Coffee 10,000 – 20,000 VND ($0.50 – $1.00). Average price for a bottle of bear in a bar is 15-30,000VND. (around $1.50.) Street food from 0.5$ (around 12.000 VND) to 1.5$ (35.000 VND). Eating at a restaurant costs around 5,6 - 6,5 USD = 130 000 - 150 000 VND.
    Vietnam is a country with different types of weather in each region. Therefore, part of the country is cloudy and rainy while the rest is sunny and warm. Vietnam has two distinct monsoons. Southwest monsoon brings wet and humid weather, while northeast monsoons give drizzle to the north, cooler temperatures and dry air to the south. In general, Vietnam has a mild tropical or subtropical climate, except for a few months a year in the high northern region. Vietnam's stormiest months, from July to November. Hanoi and North Vietnam have separate winter and summer seasons. The cold but mostly dry winter lasts from November to April, when temperatures average 17-22 ° C and the coldest months are January to March. Summer lasts from May to October, when it is hot and humid, and the area receives the greatest rainfall. The average annual temperature is 21 to 23 °C (70 to 73 °F). During winter, temperatures can fall below 20 °C (68 °F).
    For Vietnam, lightweight, loose fitting clothes and layers are ideal to pack. You may need to have a cardigan / sweatshirt and raincoat with you for chili evenings.
    ATMs are the easiest way to get cash in Vietnam, which you can do with your regular bank card from home, in major cities like Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, etc., you can find these machines in pretty much everywhere in the central areas.
    Drinking tap water is not recommended in Vietnam. Bottled water is always available in stores, and you can use your water bottle to refill with filtered water.
    Although tipping is not mandatory, tips for good services are highly appreciated. Service staff deserve a gift If you think the service is good.

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    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Best Time To Visit
    The weather across Vietnam varies significantly from North to South, making it a year-round destination for avid travellers. In Northern Vietnam the typically hot and humid summer months fall between May and August. Meanwhile, central Vietnam experiences extended summers from January until August and South Vietnam is known for its year-round pleasant tempereatures. March to May (Spring) and September to November (Autumn) are considered the best months to visit Vietnam in its entirity due to minimal rainfall and moderate temperatures. If visiting Halong Bay and Sapa in Vietnam's north - consider travelling between Spring and Autum to ensure the most picturesque weather conditions with minimal rainfall and sunny days.
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Travel Advice
    We closely monitor the latest travel updates for Vietnam and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCDO), please click here.
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Visas
    Visas to enter Vietnam are compulsory for most tourists, including travellers from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and United Kingdom. An eVisa is available to some nationalities. Further to this, some nationalities do not require a visa for visits up to 15 days. Travel Talk strongly recommends travellers to obtain a tourist visa, where applicable, before arriving in Vietnam. For more information on how to obtain a Vietnam Visa, please click here. This information is provided as a guidance only. Travel Talk strongly advises to consult your travel agent or national embassy before travelling as visa information can change at any time with little notice. It is your responsibility to prepare all neccesary visa documents before travelling.
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Culture
    Vietnamese culture has been profoundly influenced by the Chinese, who occupied the country for 1,000 years and left a heavy influence in modern day. Vietnam is home to 53 ethnic minority groups (around 14 million people) with most living in the North and carving their existence from the lush mountainside landscapes along the Chinese and Lao borders. The nation hosts a a large variety of beliefs and religions as reflected in its abundance of temples, pagodas, buddahs and other religiously sacred sites. However, over the centuries, Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism have fused with popular Chinese beliefs and ancient Vietnamese animism to form the Tam Giao (Triple Religion) that many Vietnamese identify with today. In many Vietnamese homes it is common to find a shrine dedicated to past ancestors, complete with offerings of flowers and incense. It’s also common to worship rulers of yesteryear, such as the likes of Ho Chi Minh.
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Eating & Drinking
    Vietnam is famous for it's diverse unique dishes, tangy herbs and zesty flavours. Traditionally, Vietnamese cusine is boiled and steamed, rather than stir-fried like Thai and Chinese. Typical dishes include Pho (noodle soup), Bún chả (grilled pork and noodle), Goi Cuon Chay (vegetarian rice paper rolls) and Bánh mì (french-inspired baguettes with meat filling). Inexpensive food markets, street vendors and casual restaurants line almost every corner of Vietnam's major cities and small towns - making it extremely easy to find these popular meals and more. Vietnam’s national drink of choice is green tea, which is the accompaniment to every social gathering. Vietnamese coffee is also very popular amongst travellers, made from condensed milk and drip coffee. At the harder end of the spectrum, you'll find rice wine! Very popular in Northern Vietnam amongst the farming regions, most rice wines are made in small home distilleries using sticky rice.
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Shopping
    With an abundance of night markets, clothing tailors, handcrafted goods and quirky boutique shops, Vietnam offers more than just the usual shopping experience. A simple wander through the villages or city back-streets will have you stumbling across handcrafted leather bags, vintage flea markets, unique artworks or tech goods! Put simply, you name it and one market or the next is selling it! Haggling is all part of the experience too, so brush up on your bartering skills to lock in the best prices!
    TRAVEL GUIDE
    Festival & Events
    Festivals in Vietnam offer travellers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the nations myths, customs and fun-loving spirits.
  • Tet Nguyen Dan (Lunar New Year): Held on the first day of the first month on the Lunar Calendar (January/February), Tet is the biggest festival of the year in Vietnam, celebrating in the form of family get-togethers. It's a fascinating time to witness the locals lighting fireworks, visiting temples with their families and giving beautiful arrangements of flowers.
  • Perfume Festival: The Perfume Festival is one of the biggest and longest festivals in Vietnam, starting in January and ending in March each year. Every year thousands of pilgrams make the journey through limestone karsts, rivers, rice paddies and caves to the Perfume Pagoda to pray for a prosperous year and pay their respects to Buddah.
  • Hoi An Festival: The Hoi An Lantern Festival is a monthly event that celebrates the full moon, one of the most sacred times in the Buddhist calendar. During the monthly festival, all fluorescent lights are turned off at approximately 8pm and small paper lanterns begin to float along and enlighten the river bands of Hoi An. The best place to witness the action is the area between the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Cau An Hoi Bridge. Along the riverbanks you can also find an array of live music, food stalls and night markets before the festival winds down at 10pm. In conjunction with the lantern festival, the full moon is a time for locals to honour deceased relatives and ancestors.
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    Ga Choi Island
    Ga Choi Island (Fighting Cock Island), which is no doubt one of the most unique and popular features that has appeared as symbol of Halong Bay.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Dog Island
    Dog Island is close to the west of Dau Go Grotto and is one of 1969 islands in island complex, it is the sympol of peaceful sea and safety for sailing junks in the bay.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Hoi An
    Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Golden Hand
    Known as the Golden Bridge, it stands 1,400m above sea level above the Ba Na hills, offering majestic panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Flag Tower
    Flag tower is one of Hue monument complex. After being constructed under Emperor Gia Long's reign.The flag tower consists of two parts including tower and the flag pole.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Thien Mu Pagoda
    Thien Mu Pagoda (namely Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda), also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is one of the most fascinating and ancient pagoda in Hue city.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Dong Ba Bustling Market
    The Dong Ba Market traces it provenance way back in Hue history. Historically, the market stood outside the Hue Citadel and was the largest commercial center.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Cu Chi Tunnel
    The Chu Chi Tunnels are part of a massive war museum in Ho Chi Minh. They offer a sneak-peek at the underground life of Vietnamese soldiers back in 1948.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Mekong Delta
    Network of distributaries in south Vietnam, between Ho Chi Minh City and Cambodia. The river itself starts in the Himalayas and reach to Cambodia.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Cai Rang
    The biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta, Cai Rang is 6km from Can Tho. There's a bridge here that serves as a great vantage point for photography.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Chau Doc
    Chau Doc is a city in An Giang, bordering Cambodia is a bustling center of trade and river transport, yet also a lazy, riverside burg and a throwback to another time.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Tra Su Sanctuary
    This forest is home to an astounding number of wading birds. Much of the wetland is off-limits to visitors so that the birds' breeding grounds are not disturbed.
    ACCOMMODATION
    Hanoi
    BONNE NUIT HOTEL
    4 Star
    ACCOMMODATION
    Sapa
    SAPA AMAZING HOTEL
    4 Star
    ACCOMMODATION
    Halong Bay
    TRADITIONAL JUNK
    4 Star
    ACCOMMODATION
    Hoian
    VINH HUNG RIVERSIDE
    4 Star
    ACCOMMODATION
    Hue
    MUONG THANH HOTEL
    4 Star
    ACCOMMODATION
    Saigon
    ALAGON HOTEL
    4 Star
    F.A.Q.
    Do I need a visa to enter Vietnam?
    Tourist visa required before traveling to Vietnam for most nationalities. Some nationalities are now exempt from visa if your visit is less than 15 days. As of December 2020, some citizens of regular passport holders do not need a tourist visa for Vietnam: United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Germany, Denmark, Italy. If you plan to stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days, you will need to obtain a visa extension in advance, please contact your relevant Consulate or Embassy. Please check with your embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa fees and other requirements. https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/
    F.A.Q.
    Can I use my mobile while in Vietnam?
    Yes, you can use your mobile phone in most urban areas of Vietnam, although there is limited network coverage in remote and mountainous areas. If you wish to use your cell phone while in Vietnam, make sure that global roaming is enabled at your mobile operator before leaving home.  
    F.A.Q.
    How much does it cost for a…?
    The Vietnamese Dong is the currency of Vietnam.   Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)  12,000 VND Coffee 10,000 – 20,000 VND ($0.50 – $1.00). Average price for a bottle of bear in a bar is 15-30,000VND. (around $1.50.) Street food from 0.5$ (around 12.000 VND) to 1.5$ (35.000 VND). Eating at a restaurant costs around 5,6 - 6,5 USD = 130 000 - 150 000 VND.
    F.A.Q.
    What is the weather like in Vietnam all year round?
    Vietnam is a country with different types of weather in each region. Therefore, part of the country is cloudy and rainy while the rest is sunny and warm. Vietnam has two distinct monsoons. Southwest monsoon brings wet and humid weather, while northeast monsoons give drizzle to the north, cooler temperatures and dry air to the south. In general, Vietnam has a mild tropical or subtropical climate, except for a few months a year in the high northern region. Vietnam's stormiest months, from July to November. Hanoi and North Vietnam have separate winter and summer seasons. The cold but mostly dry winter lasts from November to April, when temperatures average 17-22 ° C and the coldest months are January to March. Summer lasts from May to October, when it is hot and humid, and the area receives the greatest rainfall. The average annual temperature is 21 to 23 °C (70 to 73 °F). During winter, temperatures can fall below 20 °C (68 °F).
    F.A.Q.
    What to wear in Vietnam?
    For Vietnam, lightweight, loose fitting clothes and layers are ideal to pack. You may need to have a cardigan / sweatshirt and raincoat with you for chili evenings.
    F.A.Q.
    What is ATM access like in Vietnam?
    ATMs are the easiest way to get cash in Vietnam, which you can do with your regular bank card from home, in major cities like Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, etc., you can find these machines in pretty much everywhere in the central areas.
    F.A.Q.
    Can I drink tap water in Vietnam?
    Drinking tap water is not recommended in Vietnam. Bottled water is always available in stores, and you can use your water bottle to refill with filtered water.
    F.A.Q.
    Is tipping required in Vietnam?
    Although tipping is not mandatory, tips for good services are highly appreciated. Service staff deserve a gift If you think the service is good.
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