Updated: 2/4/2015 | 10:40:35 PM
The entire Asia here! Land of beauty and multiple cultures, Vietnam holds natural treasures and hospitality. Of Halong Bay to the rice fields in northern terrace, nonchalant village Lo Lo Hanoi, Vietnam offers a wealth of adventure itineraries, off the beaten track to go to meet a unique heritage and a wealth of ethnic cultures.
When to go to Vietnam?
It is possible to travel all year in Vietnam, depending on where you want to go. In the north, the best time is from November to late April - early May, during which the temperature varies between 15-25 degrees.
During July and early August, the summer is in full swing with temperatures that can climb up to 40 degrees in the shade in Hanoi. If you come to Vietnam during this period, choose Halong Bay or North, Sapa to Ha Giang where temperatures are warmer. Showers are expected all day for June to September, but find themselves in a warm rain on a beautiful hike is an experience not to be missed!
In Vietnam, the monsoon period has significant flood risks that may cause landslides and cuts temporary roads or railways especially in the northern provinces.
All our programs reflect these metrological conditions and alternatives may beings in place.
How to travel in Vietnam?
The bus is the ideal way to move to Vietnam. Its network is important and it has improved significantly with the development of tourism.
Public Bus: There are several categories of vehicles including local bus (slow somewhat, not very comfortable but not expensive at all) the "express" (a little better) and collective minibus (complete bus network and leave when they are full).
Private buses: Consequence of the tourism development of the country, the emergence in recent years of the famous "Open Tour" which are private bus or minibus comfortable for tourists linking major cities. They are more expensive than the others; count for example about 25 € for Saigon - Hanoi.
Moto: Vietnam is a country of two wheels, especially small motor scooters. To walk around cities can rent one, including Minsk, with 3-6 € / day approximately.
The Vietnamese railway network (VNR) is quite well developed primarily with a line that runs along the south coast to the north (HoChiMinh City / Nha Trang / Da Nang / Hue / Hanoi) and then extends to China (Hanoi / Lao Cai). The train is still quite slow, although the service and the network is improving slowly.
There is a good domestic network proposed by Vietnam Airlines. The prices are a little expensive but reductions are possible in case of arrival in the country with the national company.
The plane is interesting for those who want to quickly connect eg Hanoi to Saigon.
Note as well the company low-cost Jetstar Pacific to serve 6 cities in Vietnam.
The equipment to be made to travel to Vietnam
Here is a partial list:
Some warm clothes if you plan to leave during the cool season and if you plan to hike in the hills.
Shirts or shirts with long sleeves and pants to avoid mosquito bites, shorts, quick dry clothing.
- Rucksack 60-80 liters and avoid suitcases,
- Small backpack walks bag
- Cotton sleeping bag (sleeping bag), sheet and pillowcase if you like because not provided homestay (only coverage)
- Toiletries: towel kit free of pollutants,
- Beach towel and swimsuit
- Walking shoes and / or non-slip shoes,
- Flip flops or sandals,
- Mosquito spray and a soothing cream (check the rate of DEET should be greater than 40% for good efficiency)
- Antibacterial liquid gel
- Solar cream,
- First aid kit,
- Flashlight (preferably front)
- Hat or cap,
- MasterCard credit card or Visa,
- Your policy / certificate of insurance trip
- Ventral cotton pouch or shoulder strap for your identification and money,
Another useful material:
- Camera + memory card or film,
- Thick garbage bag (if storm)
- Battery charger,
- Universal power adapter.
Do not load unnecessary because any excess baggage is expensive. In addition, you can buy cheap clothes on site.