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What is a typical round trip in Vietnam?

What is a typical round trip in Vietnam?

A popular Vietnam tour takes you from north to south, you will get a good insight into the big differences that exist in the country. However, be sure to check out the weather in Vietnam before planning your trip, as there may be big differences from north to south.

A typical tour of Vietnam starts in either Hanoi (North Vietnam) or Ho Chi Minh (South Vietnam), which are the two largest cities in Vietnam. It is also in one of these city's airport you will land when you arrive in Vietnam. It will be best to spend between 2-3 weeks for your trip, with this time frame can reach from north to south and see all of Vietnam's major attractions along the way.

This is how your Vietnam tour can be seen

Start in Hanoi - Take one night or two in Hanoi city so you can relax after the long flight. Hanoi's old quarter is worth spending a day in exploring the densely packed streets and shops.

Hiking in Sapa - Then we recommend exploring the area around Sapa, where there is ample opportunity for walking in the beautiful scenery, through mountain villages and large terraced rice fields. Sapa is a big contrast to Hanoi, and you will experience more of the true Vietnamese culture here.

Boat cruise in Ha Long Bay - Finish your Northern part with a sailing trip on the beautiful Halong Bay between thousands of limestone cliffs and the emerald green waters. We recommend staying on the boat so you can wake up to a fantastic morning in the bay. Ha Long Bay is a must-see in Vietnam.

Down south to Hue - Now move down to the central part of Vietnam and the empire city of Hue, filled with historic mansions and palaces from the time when the emperor lived in the city. If you are historically interested and appreciate beautiful architecture, you will like Hue.

Further to Hoi An - From Hue, you go to the ancient city of Hoi An, which is a favorite site for travelers to Vietnam. The city is incredibly charming with its colorful streets and rich cultural life. Here you can also enjoy a couple of days at the beach, which is certainly needed after the recent days of activities.

Take a few days in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - Take a short flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), which is the beginning of your round trip in South Vietnam. Here you can take a few days' nights. Ho Chi Minh is a big city with many cultural experiences and plenty of shopping opportunities. Secondly, the city is also a good starting point for more important sights in South Vietnam.

Visit the Mekong River Floating markets - The Mekong River runs through Vietnam. Close to Ho Chi Minh, there has been a special culture by the river, namely the floating markets that thrive in the small, circular canals. Here you can shop for local food from the wooden boats on the river. It is an obvious opportunity to taste the local produce while enjoying the atmosphere.

Crawl in the Cu Chi tunnels - About 50 km from Ho Chi Minh you will find the famous Cu Chi tunnels that were used by the Communists during the Vietnam War to make attacks on the enemy. They are claustrophobic narrow, and it is very hard to imagine anyone can navigate around them. Do not forget that they have also been used as underground hospitals. You may even be allowed to crawl a little piece if you dare.

The above may be some typical milestones on your round trip in Vietnam. You can also choose to start in Ho Chi Minh and then continue up to the north. The cities of Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi are both good starting points for a round trip.

Extend your holiday to Laos and Cambodia
Vietnam borders both Laos and Cambodia, so if you want to combine your round trip in Vietnam with other Asian countries, it's obvious to choose these.

A tour of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia is a journey in former French Indochina. All 3 countries are former French colonies and it is exciting to see how the French has influenced the culture of the countries differently.

If you travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh, you can proceed to Cambodia where the classic stops are Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, where you can experience Angkor Wat temples. From here you can travel further into Laos or hit the road through Thailand.

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