VIETNAM

Welcome to Vietnam - Sublime Beauty

Lying beside Laos, Thailand and Cambodia on the eastern part of the IndoChinese Peninsular, Vietnam is a gracious land that has much to offer. Be overwhelmed by the sublime beauty of the country’s natural setting from the Red River Delta in the North, to the Mekong Delta towards the South.

Admire the ancient Cham ruins and majestic pagodas, unwind in hideaway resorts, get a thrill out of mind-blowing adventure trips or just relax as you gaze at the verdant landscapes filled with patchwork of brilliant green rice paddies. The scenery changes from divine beaches along the coast, to soaring mountains inland with dense misty forests.

Be truly mesmerised by a nation who have emerged indomitably Vietnamese in spirit and character even after decades of hardship. Meet the people of Vietnam, and experience for yourselves the unbelievable friendship and hospitality that awaits you.

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Vietnam is large enough to have several distinct climate zones; slight difference in temperature may be experienced from north to south or from low to high altitudes. The cold weather occurs during December and February in the northern regions of Vietnam; whereas the South is sunny year round. The hot and rainy season is from June until September. You can visit Vietnam any time throughout the year. However, the best time for your visit is during October and March as it is cooler and dry.

Vietnamese is the official language. English, Mandarin/Cantonese, French, Russian and Japanese are common.

USEFUL PHRASES IN VIETNAM

Hello - Xin chào! [sin tjiao]

Thank you - Cám ơn! [kam on]

Sorry, Excuse me - Xin lỗi [sin loj]

How are you? - Bạn có khỏe không? [ban ko kjoe kjo:n]

 

1 JANUARY - International New Year Day 
26 JANUARY - 01 FEBRUARY, 2017- Vietnam TET Festival (Lunar New Year)
06 APRIL, 2017 - HUNG King's Day 
30 APRIL - Independence Day, commemorating the reunification of Vietnam (1975)
1 MAY - Labour Day
2 SEPTEMBER - National Day
 

Travelling to Vietnam is easy! It is a trouble free to have the right passport and visa organized before you travel. Read more about Vietnam's visa and immigration requirements!

Visas are required for all nationalities EXCEPT nationalities of Asian countries (Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Indonesia), Japan, Korea, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain can enter Vietnam without visa for 15-day stay.

Vietnamese stamping visa fee of USD25/person for a single entry visa levied by immigration (applicable to VISA sticker upon arrival, 2 passport photos required)

VISA ON ARRIVAL: approval for visa-on-arrival must be obtained in advance, before entering Vietnam. A service fee will be applied and quoted separately subject to nationality of the passport holder.

If a visa-on-arrival service is requested thru Holiday Tours, the following personal data must be supplied to us at least 2 (two) weeks before traveling to Vietnam:

  • full name as stated in passport
  • passport number, date of issue and expiry
  • date and place of birth
  • nationality and occupation

A visa confirmation letter must be obtained in advance to be showed to airport staff at the departing airport, confirming that your visa on arrival has been granted. Visa can only be requested in conjunction to a tour program to Vietnam.

The Vietnamese welcome visitors with open arms, eager to flaunt their country’s natural beauty, its sparkling bays and rolling hills, modern metropolises and ancient cities. And in every corner the culture thrives, in the diverse landscapes, the friendly people and the delicious cuisine.

Holiday Tours has carefully selected a range of preferred hotels in each region to ensure that you have an enjoyable and comfortable stay whilst travelling throughout Vietnam. We uses the terms ‘Standard’, ‘Superior’ and ‘First Class’ to differentiate accommodation categories selected according to your budget and preferences. The international ‘star’ rating is used to give you an indication of levels of luxury and service you can expect at the various hotels throughout the country.

TOP DESTINATIONS IN VIETNAM
PHU QUOC ISLAND
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Fringed with white-sand beaches and with large tracts still cloaked in dense tropical jungle, Phu Quoc rapidly morphed from a sleepy island backwater to a must-visit beach escape for Western expats ...
HA LONG BAY
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Halong Bay is one of the most breathtaking natural landmark in Vietnam, with more than 1,600 islets of myriad fantastic shapes and grottos covering a vast water body. It is a must-visit destination ...
HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN
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Founded in the 15th century, Hoi An was home to Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese traders, whose influence remains visible. Hoi An is on top of the list of places to visit in Vietnam. It is famous for ...