The Basic Principles of planning a trip to Vietnam
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There are some basic principles of planning a trip to Vietnam that you should now before embarking on your journey.
Vaccinations and Visas
Don’t forget to check what vaccinations you will need before planning a trip to Vietnam. This is especially true if you are visiting rural Vietnam and the Mekong Delta. Also, travellers should also take action and precautions to prevent mosquito bites.
Also, travellers from most countries will need a Visa, there are some countries which are exempted. Fortunately, a Visa on Arrival service is available at the three major airports, Hanoi, Saigon and Denang, just remember to get your visa on arrival letter before you depart as you may be denied boarding by your airline.
When traveling overnight away from the key cities, you should have your passport and visa alongside you. A visa is necessary no matter how long you intend to stay in Vietnam. Vietnam Visa on Arrival is an alternate way to receive your visa to go to Vietnam.
World Heritage Sites
If you’re ever get the chance to visit this beautiful country, I would strongly suggest at least one of the many World Heritage Sites. My favourites are Hoi An and Ha Long Bay.
Vietnam’s Distinct Seasons
Vietnam has distinct seasons and location unique climates. Vietnam is a long thing country and has many micro climates as a result. Although Vietnamese weather is commonly characterised by a Wet and Dry Season, the mountainous north and central Dalat can be much cooler than cities like Saigon. So pack accordingly for the destinations you visit.
Depending on the type of travel you wish to experience, Vietnam is ideal for travel all year round, whether you are looking for a budget excursion or an extravagant getaway. Just remember to pack a jumper, especially for those travels on bus, you never know if you will be caught under an air-conditioning outlet, that just won’t close.
Vietnam is Affordable
Vietnam is one of the less expensive countries to visit in East Asia. It is the perfect destination in Southeast Asia. Apart from the highlights that it has to offer, the best part of this country is to be found out on the streets.A vast array of cheap delicious foods can be found on every street corner. Go, on break your normal morning breakfast traditions and try a hot bowl of Pho. You won’t be disappointed.
Cities and Rural Experiences
Vietnam, is quickly becoming one of the top travel destinations to visit in Asia. Vietnam offers bustling cities which offer shopping experiences unlike any in the region. Or if you prefer to experience rural Vietnam, the optimal/optimally method is on bicycle or motorbike. Go on get off the well worn tracks of the traditional tourist and explore this country the way the locals do.
Hotels, Hostels and Travel Insurance
Book hostels for your journey and don’t neglect to obtain travel insurance before going. Adventure travel businesses are a very good start because of their guided tours. They often pair knowledgeable native guides with a small group of like-minded travelers.
All Vietnamese tourism companies managing worldwide travelers must have an operating licence. So before you book check to see if they are a real travel agency. Sometimes you just don’t know!
With above basic principles of planning a trip to Vietnam, hope you will have a great jouney to Vietnam!