Travel to Viet Nam
independent is very easy. The country is safe
and is completely open to tourists.
Steep valleys of Sapa in northern Vietnam has
fascinating animation of the Mekong Delta in the
south, Vietnam offers a multitude of attractions
that will appeal to backpackers as affluent
Vietnam has a varied geography and amazing,
delicious food, beautiful beaches and a cost of
living very low. Tourism development in the past
10 years drew a paved road attractions and
places designed for tourists with all the
The classic route from North to South
Many travelers leave the former capital of
Hanoi, where French cafes alongside traditional
stores. From Hanoi they go to Ha Long Bay, one
of the wonders of the world and the hill station
of Sapa where the Hmong in colorful dress
working the rice terraces.
In central Vietnam, the imperial capital
of Hue provides a glimpse of yesteryear with the
visit of the imperial city and many tombs. The
very popular Hoi An coast of Danang is a
pleasant little town with old houses, a gorgeous
beach nearby and a beautiful countryside.
Hue: A little further south, the region
also offers many places untouched by mass
tourism. Scenery was breathtaking and ethnic
minorities are the welcoming. A tour guide is
advisable to visit these places and most remote
people only speak Vietnamese.
A trip to Vietnam would not be complete without
a stop at one of the many resorts. These include
Mui Ne for surfing, sun and deserted beaches and
Nha Trang with its crowded beach to party or
spend a high dive
Saigon is a pulsating metropolis. It is a mecca
for Vietnamese culture and the best place to
understand the complex history of Vietnam. It is
also the best place for shopping or discover the
The Mekong Delta is Vietnam's
breadbasket. The mangrove is a particular
Phu Quoc Island is a great place to relax. The
island is lapped by turquoise waters and has one
of the most beautiful beaches in the world: bai
Backpackers can easily spend a few months to
visit Vietnam at a leisurely pace and lower
cost. Tourists a little easier can travel
quickly taking domestic flights and enjoy a high
quality service in the resorts.
Off the beaten track
It is entirely possible to leave the beaten
track in Vietnam. The country is safe, some
problems such as touts and street vendors rather
arrive in tourist areas.
Go and meet the Vietnamese is not necessarily
obvious because of the language barrier. But a
meeting in a café sipping an iced coffee, it
leaves memories. To do this, no secret, we must
have the courage to open up and move away a bit
of the tourist areas.
That said a good local guide can be very
valuable. It will take you to the right places
and introduce you to the right people.
For my part that interests me the most when I
travel is to meet locals. See how they live,
their passions, discover their sense of humor
Some tips from personal experience
Find the good value for money
You can find really cheap excursions in Vietnam
10 USD a day for example. But do not get too
many illusions about the quality of the service.
This is fine if you're broke.
If you have a little money, take first class
tickets, hotels, mid / high-end excursions
medium / high range. The value for money is
really good when you get a little variety.
Benefits first prize in general are
Do not generalize
Some Vietnamese are tough but the majority are
polite and caring. Do not generalize if you come
across a foul-mouthed..
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