Here are the sports and adventures we recommend in this destination.
For more details about sports click here.
For more information read the worksheet about canyoning.
Here you will find all the information on sandboarding.
More information on kitesurfing in the worksheet.
Read more about trekking and hiking.
Read the diving worksheet.
Further information on biking and mountain biking in the worksheet.
All the info about caving.
Kayaking in the Bat Cave
Here are some of the unique and exciting experiences you could live in this destination:
The market on the Mekong river
Vietnam offers wonderful locations that are absolutely worth visiting. Here you have some:
Vietnam can be divided into three main areas:
The North: for nature lovers, with scenic roads, fantastic limestone karst formations and the busy city of Hanoi.
The South: it is a very diversified area. There is Ho Chi Minh City, the busy city of Saigon; in the surroundings the delta of the Mekong river with the lively city of Can Tho in the middle. This area is also known for its beaches, coastal areas and islands. Phu Quoc and Con Dao are two ideal places to escape the chaos of the city. Mui Ne, Nha Trang and Dalat are ideal for those who love water sports, adrenaline and adventure.
Central Vietnam: here you can visit the historic cities of Hoi An, Danang and Hue. Banh Mi Phuong is also worth a visit. In this area you will also find the famous Marble Mountains, temples, beautiful beaches, history and culture.
In particular, we suggest not to miss:
Saigon by night
Vietnam is one of the places where you can find the best street food in the world. And it is also very very cheap. A food tour of Vietnam is definitely recommended.
Among the typical dishes we recommend:
Gôi Cuon, or Vietnamese spring rolls, made from rice paper, noodles, fish or meat (usually shrimp or pork), then flavored with fresh herbs. They are usually served with a sweet soy sauce topped with roasted peanuts and chilli.
Bun Cha Hanoi: grilled meat served with noodles, with a sweet but spicy broth to pour over the noodles.
Pho: is one of the most popular dishes. It’s a beef soup and usually eaten for… breakfast! The basis of Vietnamese pho is meat broth that is cooked for many hours with the addition of onions, ginger and other spices. Everyone can then customize the dish with the ingredients they prefer, from slices of raw meat that they will cook directly in the boiling broth to the most varied aromas such as coriander, spring onion, chilli or lime.
Bánh Xèo: savory pancake, stuffed with pork, shrimp, green onions and bean sprouts. It is served with mixed greens such as mustard leaves, basil, mint and lettuce, which is then used to wrap the pancake. It is served with a sweet and sour fish sauce that goes perfectly with all flavors.
In general, Vietnam can be visited almost all year round. From February to April and from August to October are the periods in which temperatures are less intense and rainfall is scarcer.
What is the best time to dive in Vietnam?
The dive sites are accessible all year round, but the best time to dive is from March to October, for better visibility and calmer currents. Always keep in mind that the weather can vary greatly from one place to another in Vietnam, so it is always necessary to check the conditions before planning a dive.
Of course, what to pack for a trip to Vietnam depends on what activities you will do and, above all, on the period when you go there.
Below we give you just a few indications on what absolutely must not be missing.
For most of the year, Vietnam is hot. Even during the monsoon season, it is hot despite the continuous rain.
There are some places in the country where temperatures are cooler.
In general, expect heat and humidity.
Cool and light clothing
Comfortable shoes for walking in the cities
Keep space in your suitcase to buy some clothing in Vietnam, they are very cheap!
Language: Vietnamese. English is also spoken in larger cities.
Currency: Vietnamese Dong – VND – ₫. The US Dollar is also accepted in some places.
Electricity & Plug Type: AC 220V. It is used type C sockets, often compatible with the standard US plug or even the European one.
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As you won’t always be able to find people who speak English, it may be helpful to learn a few terms in Vietnamese. Here are a few:
Hello: Xin chào
Goodbye: Tạm biệt
Thank you: Cám ơn
Nothing too spicy, please: Lam on moi thu khong qua cay
How much? Bao nhieu?
Is there anything cheaper? Ban co gia nao re hon khong?