Why are more and more people every year skipping their Thai beach holiday, looking passed Bali, the Caribbean or the Gold Coast and heading to Vietnam for their vacation? From top to bottom, Vietnam has everything that tourists are seeking for the perfect, well-deserved getaway. From history and culture to adventure sports and some of the world’s best beaches, Vietnam is Southeast Asia’s premier holiday location. Whether you want to go shopping in the city, get pampered in a resort along a private, deserted beach or stay close to nature in an eco-lodge tucked into quiet, mystical mountains- Vietnam has it all.
Traveling to Vietnam is not only easy and accessible through all international hubs, but is also extremely budget friendly (especially compared to the expense of traveling and touring other countries). You can enjoy top accommodation, some of the world’s most delicious and fresh food, and iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites all for a fraction of what it costs to visit many other popular global destinations. On top of the amazing sites and stays, the Vietnamese are a warm and welcoming people, always looking to extend a helping hand and show off their beautiful, eclectic country.
Not sure where to start? Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) are the two major entry points of the country. With their own individual charms and attractions, you can spend anywhere from a few days to a few weeks here. Not only are both cities a must visit for anyone traveling to Vietnam, but they are also your best point for connecting to all other major destinations within the country. Whether it is a bus, boat, train or plane you are looking to catch, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are the best places to start.
If you’re looking for a quieter beginning to your tours of Vietnam, you can always head to the central hub of Da Nang. Home to a beautiful, modern international airport, arriving here makes for a more low key (and tropical) start to your holiday. Da Nang is situated right along the country’s coastline, boasting 8 kilometers of pristine, empty beachfront. It is Vietnam’s newest up and coming city, with loads of hotels, great restaurants, beautiful sites and local attractions to visit. If you’re ready to leave the city and start your cultural tours of Vietnam, the historic old town of Hoi An is only a short 30 minute drive away.
No matter where you are or what you want to see, the next destination in Vietnam is never too far away. If you’re tired of the beach life, head to one of the country’s modern cities. If you’re tired of the city, you can head north to the mountains, out to the historic/cultural towns, or down to the mighty Mekong River Delta. Vietnam is a country of many difference faces, flavors, personalities, and experiences. Start thinking about your trip to Vietnam, contact our professional MinMax Travel staff, and we’ll help you to encounter them all!