Vietnam

Southeast Asia

Travel guides for Vietnam

A country of breathtaking natural beauty, dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages. With it´s unique heritage and amazing foods, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling for any traveler. Unforgettable experiences are everywhere. How to travel through Vietnam or what to do whilst there? It’s all written down for you in our blog posts below and our travel guides for Vietnam.

History & Culture

The Vietnamese culture is quite complex and diverse. Ancient temples displaying Hindu origins in the south, and Chinese influences in the north. Meanwhile in the capital, you may find grand state buildings and tree-lined boulevards from the French colonial period. There are cities´skylines everywhere, and sleek luxury hotels around every corner. The country is also rich in indigenous crafts reflecting centuries-old mercantile influences. All this to be seen strolling down the streets, meeting the locals, witnessing the daily life or visiting one of the many museums on offer. Read more in our travel guides for Vietnam below!

 

Sensory Overload

Sublime backdrops and stunning vistas, where you can gaze over an awe-inspiring seascape of limestone pinnacles aboard a traditional junk boat in Halong Bay. Exploring the world’s most spectacular and jaw-dropping cave systems in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Watching a moped loaded with 6-7 persons weaving a route along a wobbly country lane. Spending 10 minutes trying to cross the street without getting hit by a tsunami of motorbikes in Hanoi. Or visiting a solitary grave in a cemetery of thousands of war victims. Visiting Vietnam is a shock to your senses.

 

Chills & Thrills

Vietnam is famous for its outstanding spas. Everything from marble temples of treatments to simple family-run massage salons for friendly backpacker-rates. Skyline bars to relax and recharge your batteries whilst soaking in the breathtakingly beautiful view with the sun going down in the background. If you are looking for a little more adrenaline stuff, there are tons of activities on offer as well. You can go kitesurfing in the tropical, blue oceans off Mui Ne. Or perhaps a motorbiking switchback up the jaw-dropping Hai Van Pass in central Vietnam is more your style? For you hikers, there are even more stunning scenery and vistas to be found! Enjoy a wonderful experience whilst hiking in the evergreen hills around Sapa or Bay Ha.

A Culinary Superpower

The Vietnamese food is insanely good. And lets not forget about tasty! Its known for its incredibly subtle flavors and outstanding diversity. Street food tours and cooking classes are one of the most popular things to do, and it’s not without reason. You can mingle with the locals during these tours, and learn a thing or two about their complex techniques using herbs, spices and Chinese flavors in their cooking. See below in our travel guides for Vietnam for more information about food tours and cooking classes.

 

2 days in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay is dotted with 1,600 limestone karst and islets. It is a stunning natural wonder in Northern Vietnam. It ...
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8 Best Day Trips from Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is a perfect base for multiple day trips to the northern parts of Vietnam. While there are plenty of ...
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10 fun things to do in Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi was named the 8th most popular destination in the World by TripAdvisor in 2016. The city is over 1000 ...
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A stopover in Hanoi, Vietnam

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5 awesome things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

This is a guide for First Time Visitors to Hoi An, Vietnam. Hoi An is personally one of my favorite ...
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The Golden Hands Bridge, Vietnam

If you find yourself in Hoi An, you simply must include a visit to Ba Na Hills and The Golden ...
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Hoi An, our favorite place in Vietnam

I fell in love with Hoi An the second we arrived with the sleeper bus. It was something about the ...
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How to get from Nha Trang to Hoi An, Vietnam

When traveling from Nha Trang to Hoi An, you basically have two options. Flying or taking one of the sleeper ...
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24 hours in Nha Trang, Vietnam

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A day in the Mekong Delta River, Vietnam

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A nightlife and food tour in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I highly recommend you to book a nightlife and food tour in Ho Chi Minh City. This is the perfect ...
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Asia Route: 3-week itinerary to Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

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Hotels in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

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