Vietnam is a country that is well decorated with emerald-green mountains, exceptional cultural interest, and a ravishing coast. The place is accompanied by peace and serenity all around it.
Vietnam tours can offer a lot more fun and excitement if well planned. They not only guarantee your eligibility for many discounts and offers but also assure you a confirmed reservation at your preferred place.
You can get into Vietnam by two means, you can arrive by plane in Hanoi and go south, or through Saigon and head north. Moving in and around the country can be through buses, domestic flights and trains. The best time to travel to the northern part of the country is from May to October, while the southern part can be visited during December to April as this is the dry season of the year.
One place to start off is the Hanoi which is the capital of the country and go straight to the Hoan Kiem Lake. This great lake is one of the foremost picturesque spots in the city being surrounded by rich cultural history.
To the northeast of the Hanoi approximately 165 KM lies the Ha Long Bay. It is set in a 120 KM long coastline and is directly translated to mean the Bay of Descending Dragons. The Ha Long Bay is the top tourist attraction site in Vietnam and has numerous islands each covered with abundant jungle vegetation to form a fascinating seascape of limestone pillars. Some of the islands are hollow and have enormous caves within. No wonder it is among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are several tour companies that provide packages for cruising the bay.
Going further northwest of Vietnam is the Fansipan Mountain with the highest peak in the entire Indochina at 3, 143 meters near the Chinese border. Along this route is the Sa Pa rice terraces situated in the Muong Hoa Valley between the Sa Pa ton and the Fansipan mountain.
Moving south, you should consider the Thien Mu Pagoda which is the highest pagoda in the country. Comprising seven stories high, it overlooks the Perfume River and is considered as the unofficial representation of the former imperial capital.
You cannot forget the Nha Trang which is Vietnam’s most popular seaside reort town located alonmg the second most outstanding bays in the country. This is also the country’s scuba diving capital. It has beautiful beaches with pristine sand and crystal clear water.
Don’t end your southern tour without passing the Cu Chi Tunnels. These are an immense network of underground connecting tunnels approximately 40 kilometers northwest of Saigon. They were used as hiding places by the Viet Cong guerillas during the Vietnamese War.