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A holiday to Vietnam is special to generate many of choices such style of culture, culinary, trekking, beach, adventure. One side of the country is coastline and stretch from North to the south of the country. With good infrastructure and a raft of excellent hotels in cities and best luxury resort on the island such as Mui Ne, Con Dao archeology that make the traveler stay out of worries for accommodation and have the chance to see the best view of the sites when taking a trip to Vietnam. Here are the best sites around Vietnam and should take a visiting in the sites.

1.     Hanoi City: Dong Xuan market and walking site in old street
2.     Ho Chi Minh: Notre – Dame and Mekong Delta site
3.     Nha Trang: Beach and island.
4.     Phu Quoc: Beach and Resort
5.     Da Nang: Beach and Marble Mountain
6.     Sapa: Trekking tours and Pan Xi Pang mountain.
7.     Halong Bay: Junk boat and rocky island
8.     Hue: Citadel imperial and Thien mụ pagoda
9.     Hoian: Beach and ancient town with famous sandwich
10.   Vung Tau: beach and temple tours
11.   Phan Thiet: Mui Ne beach and Temples
12.   Con Dao Island: Beach and Turtle habitat
13.   Mui Ne island: sand dune and beach
14.   Can Tho: Cai Rang floating market
15.   Mai Chau: Eco-tours and backpacking
16.   Chau Doc: Temple and landscape views
17.   Dong Hoi: Cave Adventure
18.   Ninh Binh: ecotourism and cycling tours 
19.   Soc Trang: culture and pagodas 

exploration
20.   Tay Ninh: Mountain and temples tours
21.   Phong Nha Ke Bang Nation Park: protected forest and Phong Nha cave
22.   My Tho: ecotourism and river cruise tours
23.   Cat Ba archipelago: Beach and Landscape of island


Visa or no visa

You have two option to get a visa when you entry to Vietnam. Most that come to Vietnam are required to have a visa before they arrive in the country. However, there are some countries which can enter the country sans-visa for certain periods of time. Those countries are:

Option 1: You can apply for a visa at the Vietnamese embassy in your country. Each country’s requirements will vary slightly, so be sure to check the visa application procedure with the embassy beforehand – and 
take a
time to get everything related paperwork to be completed the visa process before your trip that requires arranging carefully.

Option 2: You can get a visa on arrival in Vietnam at the airport when you come. as long as you have pre-registered before traveling. Your visa can be done via a travel agency and you will only need to fill in an online form (and pay a small fee). After providing them with the information they need, they’ll either mail or email you an invitation letter. Be sure to take this letter with you as you may be denied boarding if you do not have a copy paper and it will make a document issued and you will be able to pay for your visa.

What is the best time to Visit Vietnam:

Visit Vietnam as during most months of the year you will experience both sunshine and rain in varying quantities.  The country with 2000 + miles of coastline from north to south with different weather systems.

Whilst Vietnam is typically warm and humid, the weather can vary significantly from one region to another due to the country's length.

At times there has been snow (yes white snow!) in the mountainous far north whilst the beaches in the south enjoyed 32 °C and sunshine.

The weather in Vietnam can be split by region. In Hanoi & the North, May to October is hot and humid with high rainfall; November to April is cooler and dry. In the far north, December & January can be particularly cold.

Central Vietnam experiences hot, dry weather between January & August when temperatures can hit the mid-30°C’s; whilst high levels of rainfall can occur in September, October & November. Southern Vietnam is generally dry and hot from November to April, and warm and wet between May & October, with the highest rainfall in June, July & August.

It pays to imagine the country as three separate destinations when researching weather for your intended visit and the following information will hopefully help you unravel the complexities.

Transportation:

Transportation in Vietnam is various and developed.  It is used by three air,  road, water, so it is regular transportation in  Vietnam country can meet the demand of tourists’ travel. It is easy for both local people and tourists to travel from one place to others in Vietnam.
 
Nowadays, transportation in Vietnam develops rapidly with various kinds of transports and it is increasingly easier when traveling to Vietnam from other countries and vice versa, as well as travel to other destinations in Vietnam. Transportation is much easier and convenient for your travel in Vietnam.

 With beautiful natural landscapes and almost rural areas, Vietnam is one of the most beautiful countries in Southeast Asia. Being one of the most densely populated nations in the South East Asia, main and popular transportation at Vietnam are buses, Motorbikes. Beside that taxis, cars, Motobike also is publicity.

Mountainous north in Vietnam: These sites is mountainous in Vietnam: North sites to visit Sapa,  Bac Ha, Ha Giang,  Mu Cang Chai
The climate in Sapa and Vietnam’s northwest region is divided into two seasons: the dry season runs from October to late March with the wet season lasting from April to September. It can get very cold and frosty in December and January, especially at night.
From October to April, is the best time travel to Ha Giang – Highland of North Although December and January can get very cold. We recommend avoiding traveling in Ha Giang during the rainy season (May to September).

Trekking and adventure in regions: Sapa, Ninh Binh

September & November, and from March to May is a moment for best time to get a Sapa trekking tour and can be experienced full of Vietnam trekking tours. Daytime temperatures range from 15-28°C, and night-time temperatures from 10-18°C. Trekking and cycling are possible year round. However, the winter time can be rather chilly, and the summer rather wet.

Eco tours in North Vietnam:
(Hanoi, Halong Bay, Cuc Phuong, Mai Chau & Ninh Binh)

North Vietnam has a distinct winter and summer season. The cool but mostly dry winter lasts from November to April when temperatures average 17-22°C with the coldest months being January - March.
Summer lasts from May to October when it is hot and humid and the region experiences its highest rainfall. July to September are often the wettest months of the year. During these months severe weather can prevent junks sailing in Halong Bay although such weather is rare.

Beach and river cruise in South Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, The Mekong Delta, Phu Quoc & Con Dao, Phan Thiet & Mui Ne, Ho Tram & Long Hai.
With the climate of the south is split into two clearly simple seasons, wet and dry. The dry season begins in November and ends in April/early May. It being slightly hotter and more humid in late February to May. The wet season lasts from May until early November. It is rainfall for from June, July & August receiving the highest rainfall of the year. Throughout much of the wet season rainfall is generally heavy but short lasting, often occurring in a mid-afternoon heavy and random downpour.

The average temperatures in the south range between 25 - 35°C year round.
Far ways, the islands of Phu Quoc and Con Dao can be enjoyed year-round, with high chances of sunny days, although if visiting outside dry season, downpours should be expected in afternoon.

Central Vietnam: culture and tradition tours in
(Hoi An, Danang, Hue, Dalat, Quy Nhon & Nha Trang)

Hoi An, Hue & Danang in the
center of Vietnam have hot and dry weather from mid-January to late August, with temperatures often reaching the mid-30's °C. During the winter months the rainfall increases with October and November achieving peak levels, occasionally in the form of typhoons.

Hue and Hoi an is closed together but the climate in hue little bit cooler than Hoi An, especially early in the year. In addition, with each sitting on opposite sides of a small mountain range the weather can often differ between the two greatly on any given day.

Quy Nhon is a six hours drive south of Hoi An and shares a similar weather pattern although the dry season is slightly longer due to its proximity to the southern system. 

Tips in Vietnam

 Foreigners are often confused about the tipping culture in Vietnam. In
fact, the habit of a tip was not common at all in Vietnam before and a foreigner western influence to this wave. Today, Tipping is especially common in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and especially in Ho Chi Minh tip is common than Ho Chi Minh includes locals and certain other major cities. Vietnam’s official currency is the Vietnam Dong, but US dollars are accepted at most places, and can also be used for tips.

Expats may have to exercise some sensitivity when it comes to tipping because the Vietnamese are a people with great pride and there may be rare cases where tipping can cause
offense.

Restaurants

Many of the upscale hotels and eateries include a service charge in the bills, and this could be anywhere between 5 and 10 percent. However, this amount rarely reaches the service staff. If the management does send some of,
their way, it’s most likely to be a meager amount. An extra tip of VND 100,000/person is customary when the service has been outstanding. This amount usually applies to higher priced services.
Street food stall: Vietnam street food is most popular and delicious dish in Vietnam. Experience street food, each tourism sites are remaining their own traditional food such as Hanoi city, a list of good foods are there, Ho Chi Minh City street food.

In fact, some of the most delicious food in the country can be found at street stalls. It is not customary to tip at street food stops, but you can still leave a tip if you receive excellent service and good quality of food. 20.000 vnđ is general tips that make people happier.

Bargain through shopping:

The official currency in Vietnam is the Vietnam Dong (d). However, United States dollars are also accepted in most places. If you are traveling to Vietnam, make sure you exchange your money to their currency so you will have plenty of spending money because everything is cheap if compare with your currency.
Also, it is important to note that at most tourist attractions, people buy items through bargaining. When bargaining, be polite and never argue, the bargain will be acceptable if you are honest to buy and your smile to get bargaining price from a local trader.  Always try to get the best price for what you want.

Hotels

In case, you are happy with hotel service such as bag carrier, housekeeper or customer desk during staying here, you can leave some of the couple dollars to for people if you are satisfied but you are not obligated to leave a tip at all.

Taxis

There are not required to tip taxi drivers in Vietnam.  However, many foreigners do decide to round off the total amount and leave the change to the driver, if they feel that the driver was particularly helpful or efficient. This tip is not obligated if you do not want to leave and the driver will not force to leave from you.

Spas

Spa services in Vietnam are not as expensive as they are in western countries. This actually makes it confusing for foreigners who don’t know whether to tip or not in such situations. But our advice If you do somebody message or foot message and you see the hosts and hardworking of spa staff who make you relaxing and enjoying the experience then tips to give them is more deservation .

The common custom is to leave just a few dollars at the expensive spas. The more upscale ones will most likely include the 5 to 10 percent service charge in their bills, which essentially covers your tip. But here too, if you feel your refreshing spa experience deserves a small reward, go ahead and leave an extra tip!

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