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Vietnam Travel GuideSome information and tips about Vietnam

What Makes Vietnam Luxury Tours Unique

Vietnam Luxury Tours stands out from the crowd of travel companies by offering a truly unique experience. Here’s what sets us apart:

Luxury Hotels in Vietnam

We have carefully selected the finest luxury hotels, resorts, and villas that offer unparalleled comfort and service. From the colonial charm of the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi to the serene atmosphere of the Amanoi Resort, our accommodations are the epitome of luxury.

Tailor-made Itineraries in Vietnam

We customize our itineraries to your preferences and interests, ensuring that you get the most out of your Vietnam luxury tour. Whether you want to explore the countryside on a vintage Vespa, cruise along the Mekong Delta, or learn how to cook Vietnamese cuisine, we’ve got you covered.

Private tours and experiences

We offer exclusive tours and experiences that are not available to the general public. From private tours of historical landmarks to VIP access to cultural events, our luxury tours provide a truly exclusive experience.

Exceptional services

We dedicate ourselves to providing exceptional service throughout your trip with our team of experienced travel experts. From airport transfers to personalized recommendations, we’re here to make your Vietnam luxury tour a seamless and memorable experience.

Destinations to Explore with Vietnam Luxury Tours

Vietnam is a vast country with a diverse range of destinations that cater to every traveler’s interests. Here are some of the must-visit destinations to explore with Vietnam Luxury Tours:

Hanoi

The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi, is a vibrant blend of history, culture, and modernity. It’s a city that boasts a rich colonial heritage, evident in the French-inspired architecture and tree-lined boulevards. A few must-visit attractions in Hanoi include:

  • The Old Quarter – A maze of narrow streets, the Old Quarter is a bustling hub of street vendors, local shops, and traditional architecture.
  • Hoan Kiem Lake – This serene lake is the heart of Hanoi, surrounded by parks, temples, and historical landmarks.
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – A monumental marble edifice that houses the embalmed body of Vietnam’s revolutionary leader, Ho Chi Minh.

Hoi An

The ancient town of Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is renowned for its well-preserved architecture, street food, and traditional handicrafts. A few must-visit attractions in Hoi An include:

  • Japanese Covered Bridge – A beautiful wooden bridge that dates back to the 18th century.
  • Old Town – A labyrinth of alleys and streets lined with charming yellow buildings, old temples, night market: Hoi An’s night market is a must-visit for foodies and souvenir hunters, offering a vast array of street food and handicrafts.
Ha Long Bay

Don’t miss Ha Long Bay, a natural wonder with majestic limestone cliffs and turquoise waters. A few must-do activities in Ha Long Bay include:

  • Overnight cruise – A luxury cruise through Ha Long Bay is an unforgettable experience, offering stunning views of limestone cliffs, secluded beaches, and floating villages.
  • Kayaking – Exploring the bay’s hidden lagoons and caves by kayak is a must-do activity, providing a unique perspective of this natural wonder.
  • Tai Chi – Start your day with a Tai Chi session on the deck of your cruise ship, watching the sunrise over the bay.

Weather & Geography

Vietnam has natural beauty, rich history, and diverse cultures. It attracts millions of tourists annually, especially those who want to experience luxury travel. One of the crucial factors to consider before embarking on a luxury tour of Vietnam is the weather. Knowing the weather conditions will help you plan your trip accordingly and ensure you get the most out of your time in Vietnam.

Overview of Vietnam’s Climate

Vietnam’s climate is divided into three distinct regions: the North, the Central, and the South. Each area has its unique weather patterns and temperature ranges. The north experiences four seasons, with hot summers and cold winters. The central region has a tropical climate characterized by heavy rainfall, and the South has a tropical monsoon climate with two distinct seasons.

North Vietnam’s Weather
Hanoi

Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, experiences four distinct seasons. The summer months (June to August) are hot and humid, with temperatures ranging between 28°C to 35°C. The winter months (December to February) are cool and dry, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 20°C. The best time to visit Hanoi is spring (March to April) or autumn (September to November) when the weather is mild and pleasant.

Halong Bay

Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is located in the northeast region of Vietnam. It has a similar climate to Hanoi, with hot summers and cold winters. The best time to visit Halong Bay is from October to December when the weather is dry and cool and the skies are clear.

Central Vietnam’s Weather
Hue

Hue, located in central Vietnam, experiences a tropical climate with high humidity and heavy rainfall. The best time to visit Hue is during the dry season when the weather is pleasant and sunny. The rainy season lasts from September to January, and the dry season lasts from February to August.

Hoi An

Hoi An, a charming town in central Vietnam, also experiences a tropical climate. The best time to visit Hoi An is from February to April when the weather is dry and mild. The rainy season lasts from September to January, and the dry season lasts from February to August.

South Vietnam’s Weather
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam, has a tropical monsoon climate characterized by dry and rainy seasons. The dry season lasts from December to April, and the rainy season lasts from May to November. The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City is during the dry season when the weather is sunny and pleasant.

Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam also has a tropical monsoon climate. The Mekong Delta in South Vietnam also has a tropical monsoon climate. The region experiences two distinct seasons – the rainy season, which lasts from May to November, and the dry season, which lasts from December to April. The best time to visit the Mekong Delta is during the dry season when the weather is pleasant, and the river levels are high enough for boat tours.

Best Time to Visit Vietnam

The best time to visit Vietnam depends on which region you plan to visit and what activities you want to do. Generally, the best time to visit the North is from September to November and March to May. The central region is best seen from February to April, and the South is best called from December to April. During these times, the weather is pleasant and ideal for outdoor activities.

What to Pack for Your Luxury Tour in Vietnam

When packing for your luxury tour in Vietnam, it is important to consider the weather conditions and the activities you plan to do. Lightweight clothing made from breathable fabrics and comfortable shoes for walking and hiking is recommended. A rain jacket or umbrella is also essential, especially if you plan to visit during the rainy season.

Weather-related Activities to Enjoy in Vietnam

Vietnam’s diverse weather patterns offer a wide range of activities to enjoy. You can trek in the mountains during the dry season, enjoy water sports in the coastal regions during the hot summer months, or experience the beauty of Vietnam’s rice terraces during autumn.

Tips for Dealing with Weather in Vietnam

While planning your luxury tour of Vietnam, it is essential to remember the weather patterns and how they may affect your travel plans. Be prepared for sudden changes in weather and pack accordingly. Always carry a rain jacket or umbrella, and plan indoor activities during the rainy season.

Vietnam is a beautiful country with diverse weather patterns that offer a unique travel experience for luxury tourists. By knowing what to expect in terms of weather and planning accordingly, you can ensure that your luxury tour of Vietnam is an unforgettable experience.

Vietnam is situated on the Eastern seaboard of the Indochinese Peninsula. Its neighbors include China to the North, Laos, and Cambodia to the west, with its coastal waters in the East Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The country’s total length from North to South is 1,650km. Its width (from East to West) is 600km at the widest point in the North, 400km in the South, and 50km at the narrowest point – Quang Binh Province – central Vietnam. The coastline is 3,260km long, and the inland border is 4,510km. Vietnam is also a transport junction between the Indian and Pacific oceans.

People & Culture

Vietnamese people are a special mix of cultures, languages, and historical backgrounds. The common denominator amongst them is that, as in most Southeast Asian countries, they love to smile and are genuinely interested in foreign visitors. The new generation of Vietnamese is largely unfamiliar with the devastation the country suffered years ago.

Religion in Vietnam

Buddhism is undoubtedly the largest established religion, with around ten million followers and 20,000 pagodas.

However, Vietnam has a rich and wide variety of religions based on imported faiths and popular beliefs. Several indigenous groups embraced animism, theism, and ancestor worship. Catholicism, introduced by European missionaries, is the second-largest religion, with about six million followers and more than 6,000 churches.

The Cao Dai and Hoa Hao Sects

Vietnam’s indigenous religions, including the Cao Dai and Hoa Hao sects. They have their holy lands in the city of Tay Ninh and the provinces of Chau Doc and An Giang in the Mekong Delta. They peacefully coexist with one another. They have contributed to the struggle against foreign aggression through the Vietnam Fatherland Front. Visitors entering Buddhist pagodas are expected to remove their shoes, and it is considered impolite to point your feet, especially the soles, towards people or Buddha statues. Donations to the upkeep of temples are not expected but are received gratefully. Permission should be asked before taking photographs of people or in places of worship.

Dos & Don'ts

Greetings & interactions with Vietnamese

For Vietnamese, knowing a person’s age before their job or even their wealth is important, as it defines their status. Thus, being ‘old’ is a positive attribute in Vietnam, and asking a person how old they are is something common and well appreciated.

When out in public

Please ask permission from locals before taking a photo, particularly in the countryside or in the highlands.

Keep smiling. Being rude to bargain/negotiate prices won’t help you. Traditionally, people in Vietnam (as in other Asian countries) are conditioned to control their emotions and keep calm to save face.
Any affectionate physical contact between men and women is not appropriate in public. So, it is better to avoid showing your affection in public.

When visiting a temple or a pagoda

Take off your shoes and socks before entering any religious place. Let them both at the entrance and walk barefoot in the temple or the pagoda.
Wear a tee shirt and shorts, hiding at least your shoulders and your knees. Ideally, to avoid any problems, wear trousers.
Don’t wear hats or caps in the temples and pagodas.

When invited to someone’s home

Traditionally, when you want to offer something to someone or when you receive a gift/object from someone, you have to use both hands.
Never hammer (tap) your chopsticks into your food (rice). This gesture reminds people of a ritual performed during a funeral.

Health

Vaccinations

Officially, no vaccinations are required to enter Vietnam apart from travelers coming from countries with yellow fever transmission risks. However, if you travel to Vietnam, you should do everything possible and take all required precautions to avoid becoming ill during your trip. Ensure all your vaccinations are current and you are vaccinated for Tetanus, Polio, and Diphtheria.

Health Advice

  • Drink plenty of fluids during the day (2 liters).
  • Do not drink tap water in Vietnam. Only bottled water is drinkable.
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid eating unpeeled fruit or raw vegetables and ice.
  • Most important: trust your gut feeling. If you don’t like your food, stop eating and do double-check when eating from street vendors.

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