There are no good or bad seasons for a visit to Vietnam. Depending on the region chosen, travelers may not have to worry too much about variations in weather. In Ho Chi Minh City, for example, temperatures are fairly constant throughout the year, though rainfall is most concentrated from May through October. In Hanoi, however, winters are gray and dry, while summers are very hot and humid with heavy rain. During Tet, Vietnam's New Year celebration in late January or early February, flights and hotels can be difficult if not impossible (or horrendously expensive) to find.
Vietnam is one of the less expensive countries to visit in East Asia. Although hotels with luxury amenities are available, visitors can save money by forgoing fancy trimmings and taking public transportation, such as buses or trains, instead of renting cars. It's also not unusual for travelers to negotiate with locals for pricing on everything from transportation to souvenir purchases.
Up and Down in Vietnam by Brian W Fisher
Up and Down in Vietnam Having toured most of South East Asia, with the exception of Vietnam, I wanted to redress that omission. One can study the many Internet sites, which advertise holidays and tours to that country as well as read the countless reviews by past travellers. It is difficult to choose unless ... Read more!
The 'Cyrillic' Invasion by Brian W Fisher
The short flight from Hue on Vietnam Airlines got me to Nha Trang. I was looking forward to somewhat of a more relaxed schedule and perhaps even a half day diving or snorkelling among the pristine coral reefs offshore (more about Rainbow Divers in a separate review). Half a century ago this coastal town was an ... Read more!
Grrreat trip to Vietnam by John Rybczyk
We are travelers. We started traveling right after we retired, retired in 2000. Never been to Vietnam so we decided we would go on a independent tour. We contact Vietnam Royal Tourism in Hanoi and emailed them what we wanted to see, where we wanted to go. They came back with a fantastic package and a ... Read more!
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