Vietnam is a wonderland of street food, cheap eats and drinks, offering an endless variety of soups, noodles, buns, rolls and sandwiches paired with plenty of fresh herbs.
However for the less adventurous, there are many restaurants and International Fast Food Chains in Vietnam.
Visa on arrival is available. Visas are valid for a single 30-day stay .However Please do check with your travel agents on the different types of Visa available for your country.
There are hundreds of hotels catering for budget at 12 USD/ night in any city in Vietnam – Cambodia – Laos.
Taxi is easily accessible in Vietnam. You can go with these taxi Mai Linh Taxi 043 931 3131 or CP Hanoi Taxi 043 926 2626.
You also can rent motorbike to go around or book tour at Paloma Motorbike Tours – Female Drivers will take you around. It’s cost from 58 USD for 4 hours
Yes!!! Vietnam is very safe country to visit. You can travel around Vietnam or Cambodia as well as Laos easily. Asia Eyes Travel team will be your advisor during your trip to Asia without any fees.
Where can I find current exchange rates for local currency?
One currency website we recommend is http://www.vietcombank.com.vn/Default.aspx?&lang=en On arrival in your destination, you can find current local exchange rates easily at the hotel reception or at most local banks. The rates offered by the hotels are often favorable to the bank rate as they do not charge commission.
Automatic Teller Machines (ATMS)
ATMs are now found widely across Vietnam. ATMs accept a wide variety of different card types and usually issue the local currency,. There is a maximum daily withdrawal limit, and this varies between different countries and banks up to from approx US $100 – US$400 per day. There will be a local fee for the ATM service, plus your own bank’s charges for foreign withdrawals and currency exchange. In general, it would be 3%.
Vietnam shares borders with Cambodia, Laos and China, and features 3,200 km of coastline bordering the Eastern Sea. With an area of 332,000 square km, Vietnam’s topography varies from coastal plains to mountain ranges.
Vietnam stretches over 1,800 km from north to south; therefore weather patterns in the principle cities are very different.
NORTH: Winter lasts from November to April, with temperatures averaging 16oC but little rainfall. Summer begins in May and lasts until October, with an average temperature of 30oC, heavy rainfall and the occasional violent typhoon.
CENTER: Central Vietnam experiences a transitional climate, halfway between those of the north and south. It is affected by the South West monsoon from Laos during May – June which causes a muggy heat and sometimes produces typhoons and tropical storms during November – December, with long lasting rains. Despite this fact, the months of November and December are constantly considered the peak period of incoming tourists. January and February are still cloudy
and rainy occasionally.
SOUTH: Temperatures are fairly constant through the year; 25C – 30C. Seasons are determined by the rains – the dry season runs from November to April and the wet season from May to October. The hottest period is March and April, before the rains have broken. Typhoons are quite common in coastal areas between July and November.
HIGHLAND AREAS: In the hill resorts of Dalat (1,500m), Buon Ma Thuot and Sapa, nights are cool throughout the year, and in the winter months, October to March, it can be distinctly chilly with temperatures falling to 4C. Even in the hottest months of March and April the temperature rarely exceeds 26C.
The best time for a long tour from North to South Vietnam would be from January until April and those longing for beach holidays can come to enjoy warm water and sunshine in the central coast during summer time, from May to October.
Months falling between July and September are usually the wettest due to typhoon season in Southeast Asia. Although not very often typhoons reach mainland Vietnam it is important to know that it can occur. This fact would bring heavy unpleasant rain and may affect to the programs in some cases.