Vietnam has been charming travellers since the early 90s. Today’s visitors taking Bespoke Holidays to Vietnam will discover a dynamic country with a fascinating blend of ancient and modern sights, and people renowned for their warmth and hospitality. Sample some of Asia’s finest cuisine, dramatic landscapes, ancient temples and elegant colonial cities all within one country. Vietnam also offers miles of pristine coastline and undiscovered beaches where a host of luxurious resorts and charming local hotels are available.
The Complex of Hue Monuments part of the Imperial City is a UNESCO World heritage site and is located in a area of great natural beauty. Halong Bay is a must for all visitors to Northern Vietnam with an overnight stay on-board a boat. Give yourself plenty of time to visit the caves and to marvel at the natural limestone karst. The ancient town of Hoi An is a well preserved South-East Asia trading post. These are just a few of the UNESCO sites of Vietnam.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Southern Vietnam is generally hot year round with the hottest period being Mar-May. Rainfall peaks May-Nov typified by short, heavy afternoon downpours. Central Vietnam is usually dry from May-Oct and wet from Dec-Feb. The North experiences four seasons: Summer (May-Oct) is hot and wet with regular downpours, Jul-Aug are the hottest months; Winter (Nov-Apr) is usually dry, cold and humid, temperatures can fall to as low as 8° from Dec-Jan.
TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT + 7 hours
VISAS: Until 30 June 2021 ‘British Citizen‘ passport holders travelling for tourism or business can enter Vietnam for up to a maximum of 15 days (inclusive of dates of entry and exit) without a visa.
Visas were required across Vietnam and all British passports need to be valid for at least six months. Application must be made to relevant Embassies. Check the FCO website for the latest information.
LANGUAGE: Vietnamese and various hill tribe dialects are spoken.
CURRENCY: Vietnamese Dong; US Dollar is widely accepted.
FLIGHT INFORMATION: Airlines that fly to Vietnam include Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific, Vietnam Airlines (direct) and Malaysia Airlines.
FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx 13
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