Basics

Entry Requirements

Tourist visas obtained from embassies and consulates outside of Vietnam are good for one entry and a stay of up to 30 days. Processing times vary depending on the location, though one week is a safe estimate. When forwarding your application, enclose your passport, two passport-sized photographs and the application fee (money orders preferred). Applicants […]

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Getting Around

Given Vietnam’s sliver-like shape, travelling from one major city to the next can be a time consuming affair. There is no question that travel by air is the fastest and most convenient means of getting around for those who don’t mind the extra expense. Vietnam Airlines offers the greatest coverage, with service to 15 cities. […]

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Getting There

Travel by air is the most convenient means of arriving in Vietnam. International airports are found in Da Nang, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. These are strategically spaced across the country to offer convenient access to each region. Long-haul flights to Vietnam usually involve a layover at a regional hub, typically in Thailand, Japan […]

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Essential Information

The Vietnamese back country is beautiful, and joining a guided tour of the countryside is a safe and exciting way to take in the sights. HikingVietnam’s knowledgeable guides explore the history and myths of this fascinating country while helping mitigate cultural differences and any dangers associated with traveling in it. As the tourism market continues […]

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