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Vietnam

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Logistics

  • For ideal weather of cooler temperatures, we recommend November and December.
  • Trip Duration: 7-14 days
  • Bargaining is acceptable and common in small local shops, as well as with vendors in the market as they often do not have fixed prices. Our local guide recommends that you start by offering to pay 50% of the suggested price and slowly bargain upwards, negotiating a price you feel comfortable paying.
  • Only local currency is accepted. Note that the Vietnam Dong is not tradable outside Vietnam.

Tidbits

  • Motorbikes are the most common form of transport in Vietnam
  • Vietnam is the second largest producer of coffee in the world

Experience

Ha Long Bay

We highly recommend doing a private cruise as you have the whole boat to yourselves and get more interaction time with the personalities of the crew, but you can also book larger boat options to get to know other travelers.

Ninh Binh

Journey through the limestone structures, cave systems, and serene temples. Remember to bring sunscreen and water as you'll be quite exposed to the sun.

Ban Gioc Waterfall

It's definitely a long trip to get here (around 8 hours from Hanoi), but it is well worth the journey. You'll see a beautiful network of jade-blue waterfalls and should try to take a boat ride to the base of the waterfall. Be sure to check out the nearby cave as well.

Explore

Ha Long

Not to be confused with Ha Long Bay, we recommend about a day in Ha Long city area, exploring the futuristic vibes that come with it. The contrast between the gardens and stadiums with the surrounding islands is quite unique.

Hike on Mua Caves

This hike is somewhat physically exerting but definitely has a rewarding view overlooking drastic landscape. We highly recommend that you bring water and snacks (you can also purchase them from some vendors at the base of the hike).

Hoi An

Hoi An has a strong sense of cultural influence and vibrancy so we highly encourage you to spend at least a couple days here. While certainly colorful throughout the day, we found that after sunset, the city comes alive so head out and explore the lanterns and nightlife. If you have spare time, check out the Instagram-famous Golden Bridge in Sun World Ba Na Hills about 40 minutes out.

Stay

Four Seasons in Hoi An

Block Ha My Dong B, Điện Bàn, Vietnam

A calming, luxury property along the water.

Homestays

We highly recommend working with a local guide to set up homestays throughout Vietnam. This is such a great way to immerse yourself in the culture.

Map

Vietnam

Vietnam is a beautiful country filled with natural wonders, rich culture, friendly people, and delicious cuisine

Ha Long Bay

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site via boat to see thousands of limestone isles and natural beauty.

Ha Long

A fast-paced city that contrasts strikingly between modern structures and the islands that surround it.

Ninh Binh

Travel via boat throughout these scenic waterways to catch stunning nature, caves, and temples.

Hike on Mua Caves

Hiking up almost 500 stairs will take you to the top of the Mua Caves, one of the most iconic views in Vietnam.

Hanoi

Walk amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, both on foot and via motorbike, from sunrise to sunset.

Ban Gioc Waterfall

Sitting on the border of Vietnam and China, these cascading falls and its surrounding areas will leave you breathless.

Hoi An

A colorful city in central Vietnam full of cultural influence enjoyed both on foot and via canals.

Four Seasons in Hoi An

Situated on the beachfront, this property carries a sense of serenity amidst the hustle and bustle of Hoi An.