Splendor of Vietnam (Trip from South to North 14 days/13 nights)

Superb circuit where you river life in the Mekong Delta with its floating market, the architectural gem of Hoi An, the former imperial capital of Hue, the Cham archaeological site of MySon, the splendid rice terraces in Sapa, the landscaped complex of TamCoc, the fascinating legendary Halong Bay and its 3000 islands
 
Splendor of Vietnam
Trip Route 
                       
  Route in brief 

 
Hotel 3* Hotel 4* Meal 
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh city  Le Duy hotel  Continental hotel  -/-/D
Day 2  Ho Chi Minh - Can Tho ( Mekong Delta) CanTho Rustic 3* TTC Can Tho 4*  B/L/-
Day 3 Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh  Le Duy hotel  Continental hotel  B/L/-
Day 4 Ho Chi Minh - Flight to Danang - Hoi An  Phu Thinh Spa Resort boutique  Ancient House Village  B/L/-
Day 5 Hoi An - Tra Que Village - Ecotour  Phu Thinh Spa Resort boutique Ancient House Village  B/L/-
Day 6 Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An  Phu Thinh Spa Resort boutique Ancient House Village  B/L/-
Day 7 Hoi An - Danang - Hue   Skylark hotel  Golden Lotus Luxury  B/L/-
Day 8 Hue - Flight to Hanoi Skylark hotel  Golden Lotus Luxury  B/L/-
Day 9 Ha Noi - City - Night train to Sapa   Sapaly train ( 4 persons/1 cabin) Pelican Cruise 4* B/L/-
Day 10 Sapa  Sunny Mountain Sapa  Golden Lotus Luxury  B/L/-
Day 11  Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi ( night train) Sapaly train ( 4 persons/1 cabin) No B/L/-
Day 12 Hanoi - Tam Coc  Ricefield Resort  Hidden Charm  B/L/-
Day 13  Tam Coc - Halong Bay  Glory Cruise  Pelican Cruise  B/L/D
Day 14 Halong Bay - Hanoi - departure flight No No B/L/-
 
Hight lights: 


 

Plan a visit to the recently opened Hanoi Citadel to learn about this 1000-year-old city, or to the Saigon Skydeck to see how rapidly Ho Chi Minh City is changing.

You’ll find detailed listings for these and all other destinations in the country, with recommendations for accommodation ranging from cheap hostels to luxurious beach resorts, as well as insider’s tips on the best places to head to sample Vietnamese cuisine.

With Rough Guides’ shopping listings, it’s also easy to find the best places to buy traditional handicrafts and iconic souvenirs such as conical hats. Whether you’re looking for a detailed itinerary for a memorable trip, or background information about Vietnam’s complex history, you’ll find it all in The Rough Guide to Vietnam.Make the most of your time on Earth™ with The Rough Guide to Vietnam.

1, Weather
Vietnam has a tropical climate, which is characterized by strong sunshine, relatively high temperatures throughout the year and significant rainfall. In general, the country experiences two distinct seasons: a dry and cold season (from November to April) a hot and rainy season (from May to October). But the country stretching over more than 1600km, there are notable differences between the northern and southern provinces. Temperature changes are therefore more noticeable in the more temperate regions of Tonkin (north), while they are barely perceptible in HoChiMinh Ville and in the Mekong Delta. You can visit Vietnam in any season
  Annual average temp. Coldest month Hottest month Average annual precipitation Driest month Rainiest month
Hanoi 24,4oC Jan 16,5oC June 36oC 1678mm Dec  350mm August 2020mm
Hue 25,1oC Jan 19,7oC July 35oC 3039mm Jan 860mm Oct 1930mm
Saigon 27,9 oC Jan 26,8oC April  35oC 1952mm Feb 340mm June 1930mm


2, Take away clothes 
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Take away clothes 
Bring light everyday clothes, preferably cotton, but woolen fabric is recommended for air-conditioned places (Bus for long distances or restaurants) and the mountainous regions of Upper Tonkin or the Highlands where the thermal amplitude can be important between day and night. A jacket or sweater is  obligatory if you are traveling in winter (September to April). Also bring raincost , as the rains are frequent, brief but often torrential, as well as long clothes and socks to protect you from mosquitoes. When you visit the temples, avoid shorts and sleeveless tops. Bring a hat to protect yourself from the sun, don't forget the sunscreen for the beach and mosquito repellents. Also make sure you have decent attire for visiting places of worship. When visiting a pagoda, men should preferably wear pants, because the shorts would shock the monks, women should have their shoulders covered. It is advisable to have comfortable and easy to remove shoes because you will have to take off your shoes at the entrance of these. Finally, closed high shoes are recommended if you are trekking.

3, Passport and Visa?


To prepare your trip to Vietnam, you must be in possession of a passport valid at least 6 months after your return date as well as a visa, valid from 1 to three months from your date of entry into Vietnam. Since July 1, 2016, the government has temporarily exempted citizens of 6 European countries from visa: France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom for a maximum of 15 days without distinction of category and purpose of entry to Vietnam. For other nationalities and trips longer than 15 days, the visa is always essential to enter Vietnam
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Preparing passport and visa before go to Vietnam
To obtain the visa, you have two possibilities of doing it, either you can directly ask for the visa near the Vietnamese embassy or consullate in your country, for that, bring your passport, two photos and 70 euros or 80 euros for a request by correspondence. We can provide you with the forms to complete for your departure.
Less expensive and faster for you, you can get the visa on arrival (VOA Visa Upon, Visa on arrival). This visa will be delivered on site upon arrival at the airport provided that you have a letter of approval. Asiatik Travel will arrange everything and deliver this letter to you, along with your passport details. This letter with the forms will be delivered to you before your departure. When you arrive at the airport, go to the "Landing visa" counter located before passport control, with this invitation letter and a 4x6 photo. With the form, you will pay 25 USD in cash and exclusively in US dollars to obtain a month's visa.
4, Vaccinations and health
Vietnam poses no particular health or safety problems, but it is advisable to consult the "Advice for Travelers" sheets on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website before leaving: www.diplomatie.gouv.fr
No vaccine is required, except for yellow fever if you are coming from an African or Latin American country where it is endemic. However, it is strongly recommended to be up to date with your vaccinations against polio, diphtheria, tetanus, typhoid and hepatitis A and B, as well as meningitis A and C and Japanese encephalitis for long stays
a, Recommandations:
Veillez à vous protéger du soleil et de la chaleur de manière à prévenir tout risque d'insolation et de déshydradation. Exposez-vous progressivement et pensez toujours à porter chapeau, lunettes de soleil et protection solaire, même par temps couvert. il est également important de boire abondamment et fréquemment.
Ne buvez jamais de l'eau du robinet qui ne serait pas préalablement bouillie ou purifiée avec des pastilles, lavez-vous les mains avant et après chaque repas. 
b, Pharmacy kit
If you are following a particular treatment, take your medication in sufficient quantity, with the doctor's prescription
Also think of everyday products such as foam earplugs, razor, shaving cream, tampons and sanitary napkins. But do not worry there either in case of forgetting: all this is on site without difficulty.

5, Telephone and electricity
a, Telephone: 
To call Vietnam from abroad, dial the international access number (00 from Europe) then 84 (for the Vietnam), the regional prefix without the 0 and the number of your correspondent. To call abroad from Vietnam, dial 00, followed by the country code (33 for France and 32 for Belgium, 41 for Switzerland and 1 for Canada...) followed by the regional prefix without the 0 and number
b, Electricity:
The current is in 220volts. In most hotels, the sockets are also designed to work with flat plug devices like those found in the United States (But in this case, you will also need an adapter if your device works in 110volts)
The national network is very reliable in the big cities as generally in the rest of the country.

6, Tip 
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Long tradional tunic 

In luxury hotels and restaurants, the service is generally included (from 10 to 15%), but elsewhere it is left to your discretion and is not systematic. On the other hand, it is traditional to thank the services rendered by the staff such as: luggage port, boat rowers, drivers of the cylos drivers. Our advice for these cases is often 1-2 euros / 1 person if you appreciate the services rendered. For guides and drivers, if you are in a large group (from 10 people), the tip is often at least 2-3 euros / 1 day / 1 person for the guide and half for the driver. If you are in a small group or two, it depends on your sastifaction to leave, the minimum is 3-4 euros / 1 person / 1 day and half for the driver.
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