Vietnam luxury tour packages
Vietnam luxury tour packages to experience and discover a destination rich in history and cultural life-style blended from the diverse influences that have presided over the country and its people. From the 2000 years of domination by the Chinese to the more modern influences of French colonialism and the turbulent independence movement of the mid 20th Century, Vietnam is now being embraced by the world for its magnificent natural beauty, friendly and inquisitive people and its delicious food. Full of UNESCO and World Heritage listed sights, Vietnam is a treasure trove of memories, with the geography and man made monuments and structures being supplemented by the positive attitude of its people to create a country that is now captivating and infectious to all those who have had the pleasure to visit.
Featured Luxury Vietnam Tour Packages
Before you travel to Vietnam
Quick introduction about Vietnam
The history of Vietnam stretches nearly as far back as the history of civilization. Vietnamese people were some of the first in the world to practice agriculture, with complex social structures that date all the way back to 3000 B.C.
Today, it has a fascinating culture – one that blends a rich heritage with a vibrant present. Visitors can go on Vietnam tours to see the expansive paddies that have made the country the world’s second largest exporter of rice, take in the natural beauty of Halong Bay or snack on delicious street foods as they explore Saigon. Vietnam tourism is welcoming, enthralling and utterly unforgettable.
Action voyage and must be experienced in Vietnam
Halong Bay Luxury Cruises ➝
For natural beauty in Vietnam, look no further than Halong Bay. Tours are available to explore this collection of 1,600 islands and islets, one of the country’s eight UNESCO sites. Most of the islands are unaffected by humans, giving them great biological as well as visual interest. Any social and economic activity in the bay is closely regulated, ensuring that the aesthetic quality will remain high. An excursion to see these crystal clear waters and limestone pillars makes a great day trip, as it is about a 3-4 hour drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
Limestone Cliffs ➝
In 2014, the Trang An landscape complex became the latest attraction on tours through Vietnam to be designated a UNESCO site, and with good reason. Located near the southern area of the Red River Delta, Trang An is a breathtaking landscape of limestone cliffs surrounding paritally submerged valleys. Archeologists have found evidence of human activity dating back 30,000 years, making it a must-visit for those with an interest in geological history.
Phu Quoc Island:
Those seeking a relaxing Vietnam tours package need look no further than Phu Quoc Island, one of the most serene and naturally beautiful places anywhere in the world. Located in the gulf of Thailand, it offers smooth white sands for those that simply want to lie back and enjoy, as well as scuba diving and snorkeling for travelers who wish to be more active.
Ho Chi Minh City ➝
Formerly known (and still referred to) as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam and home to some of its most interesting and important cultural artifacts. Originally a small fishing village, today Ho Chi Minh City is home to more than 10 million people, various museums and historic buildings. Of the over 4 million people who visit Vietnam annually, 70 percent choose to spend some time exploring this ancient city.
Ho Chi Minh City is the entertainment capital of Vietnam, with hundreds of cinemas and theaters, amounting to 60-70 percent of the country’s revenue in this industry. Those looking to learn more about the local culture can choose between visiting Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Museum of Vietnamese History, the Revolutionary Museum, the Museum of south-eastern Armed Forces, the War Remnants Museum, the Museum of Southern Women, the Museum of Fine Art, the Nha Rong Memorial House, and the Ben Duoc Relic of Underground Tunnels.
Recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site for its cultural relevance, Hoi An is one of the most interesting and well-preserved destinations in Vietnam. An important trading port from the 15th to the 19th centuries, it still features many of those centuries-old influences today, making it a top destination for those who love learning about the past.
As a seaside city, it is also home to beautiful beaches. Those on luxury tours to Vietnam will find much to enjoy in the area’s smooth sand and impressive seascapes, which offer picturesque views and deep relaxation.
Adventures in Vietnam ➝
Sapa, northern highlands of Vietnam
Looking for something a little more active? Check out one of Vietnam’s great biking tours and travel to Sapa, capital of of the Sa Pa district in the northwest area of the country. Thanks to the naturally engaging topography and proximity to the Hoang Lien Mountains, Sapa tours offer up a variety of biking trails that are both tough and rewarding.
Local Tribes & ethnic minorities
Bikers can take guided tours to Vietnam’s local tribes. As Sapa is one of the more remote areas of the country, local tribes have been able to thrive outside of cultural influences. Visitors can observe and learn from the long-held customs.
Food & drinks in Vietnam ➝
Famous Street Foods to try
When you travel to Vietnam, bring your appetite. Vietnam’s food culture is bursting with local character and deep, complex flavors, and nowhere is that more evident than in the meals you can get right on the street. Bahn mi (delicious baguettes stuffed with pork, pickled carrots and radishes, and cilantro) is just the tip of the iceberg. There is also Bun Moc, a rich and soothing pork-broth noodle soup, Xoi, a sticky rice that is both sweet and savory, and so many more interesting dishes.
Vietnamese Cuisines ➝
Of course, there is more to Vietnamese food than what you can find as you walk around. There are also world-renowned restaurants, that serve authentic local cuisine made using traditional techniques. Common flavors include mint, lemongrass, ginger, and coriander.
For a truly novel experience, check out Noir, a Ho Chi Minh restaurant that amps up the flavor by turning down the lights. Diners eat in complete darkness to enhance their senses of flavor, as specially-trained waitstaff guide them through a meal unlike any other.
World-Renowned Coffee ➝
Vietnam is the second-largest producer of coffee in the world, so many people have likely enjoyed Vietnam coffee without even knowing it! Coffee beans harvested in Vietnam are rich and smoky, with just a hint of chocolate flavor; a product of a unique cultivation process involving civet cats and a lot of craftsmanship
Visa Vietnam on arrival (VOA)
Visa is required for anyone traveling to Vietnam. It is essential to apply for a visa vietnam on arrival in order to receive your actual visa stamped into your passport on arrival in any of international airports in Vietnam.
When you book a tour through “Vietnamese Luxury Travel”, we will apply a FREE visa approval letter to you, you will then need to print out the approval letter (aka invitation letter), along with 2 passport sized photo and US$ 25 for 1 month visa to present on arrival and get your visa stamped.
Vietnam visa for American ➝
From August 2016, American can get a 1 year multiple entry visa in order to visit Vietnam ( No matter how long you’ll stay in Vietnam, the visa is valid for 1 year stay), the stamping fee for a visa for American passport holder is US$ 135
For more visa info & to apply online please visit our sister’s website at Vietnam visa approval letter
Note to apply for a visa to visit Vietnam➝
Passports must be valid for at least 6 month from the date you enter to Vietnam and application with less than 6 month validity of passport will not be processed by immigration.
Insurance recommendations for your holiday in Vietnam
Medical Insurance is highly recommended as it can safeguard against the expenses associated with in-country medical emergencies, lost or delayed baggage and emergency cancelation or interruption of your vacation. Please ensure your insurance provider will assist and provide you with upfront medical coverage so that you are not responsible for a hefty doctor’s bill while away.
Vaccination requirements for your holiday in Vietnam
No vaccinations are required for a visit in Vietnam. It is advised to consult a travel doctor 8 weeks before departure in regards to the recommended vaccinations below. Some vaccines require more than one dose or a major length of time to be effective.
- Hepatitis A & B
- Japanese Encephalitis
Medications requirements for your Vientam trip
- Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), after-sun lotion, lip balm, sunglasses
- Mosquito repellent with a high concentration of DEET (at least 30 percent)
- Basic medicine kit (painkillers, band-aids, antiseptic cream, etc)
- Digestive aids such as Imodium, Pepto-Bismol. Also, re-hydration salts and anti-diarrhea
- Hydrocortisone tablets or cream for allergic skin reactions and bites
- Anti-nausea tablets if you suffer from motion sickness
Weather, seasons & climate of Vietnam
Because of its geography, the climate in Vietnam varies greatly from north to south with three distinct climatic zones. Tropical monsoons occur from October to April in the central regions and from May to September in the north and south.
It is almost totally dry throughout the rest of the year. The weather can be extremely hot & humid all year round, but the north has a cooler time and windy winter between October and April. Temperatures around the country can reach up to 40C in the height of the hot and rainy season (May to September), but the northern highlands and Hanoi can often seem chilly and damp in the winter reaching to 10 to 17.
Clothing & essential items to pack when traveling in Vietnam
Loose, natural fabrics all year are recommended, but warmer clothing is required in the highlands and in the winter in North Vietnam such as Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay as well as Hue and Hoi An. Raincoat is essential during the wet season. As a rule shoulders and knees should be covered when entering religious sites, pagodas and shrines.
Currency in Vietnam
The national currency is the dong (VND), which is difficult to find or exchange outside Vietnam; change money on arrival and try to get rid of any leftovers before leaving the country.
Quick facts for a vacation in Vietnam
- Capital: Hanoi
- Language: Vietnamese
- Currency: Dong (VND)
- Religion: Almost Buddhism
- Time Zone: GMT/UTC +7
- Electricity: 220V / AC
- Telephone: Country code for calling +84
- Emergency numbers in Vietnam: Police: 113, Fire: 114, Hospital/Ambulance: 115