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Vietnam

Vietnam Vacation Packages & Tours at -45%

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Undiscovered Land of the Blue Dragon

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Extraordinary Vietnam Tours & Vacation Packages

Choose extraordinary Vietnam tours to discover the timeless charm and fantastic beauty of this incredible land.

A slim, serpentine country, Vietnam contrasts high alpine mountains in the north and stunning limestone karsts to untouched tropical beach bliss. It also offers the exploration of offshore islands, the world’s largest cave system, and the mighty Mekong River.

The Viets rebuilt their cities with modern architecture. They’re now buzzing with nightlife, cafe society, chaotic traffic, and a reputation for welcoming smiles. It’s a sensational cultural experience, and that’s before we delve into the history and heart of Uncle Ho’s homeland.

Most of our packages include flights, transfers, tours, hotels, and some meals. Read on to discover this exotic, emerging nation and how to book your dream vacation to the Far East.

Trips to Vietnam from Canada

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This is a great time to embark on Vietnam tours from Canada. Most people have heard of the capital Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City, the southern center of trade and commerce. There’s a lot more to see and experience, though.

This country of nearly 100 million people possesses over 3,260 kilometers (2,000 miles) of stunning coastline. It also contains the incredible Mekong River and its massive delta, dotted with floating markets and fishing enterprises.

Shiny, new, well-planned cities show off wide roads, and there’s a decent infrastructure to simplify getting around. Several local airports make covering large distances easy, and modern buses offer a more affordable option. Train travel remains slow but pleasant.

Vietnam is a thriving nation of contrasts and complexities. The country mixes the modern shine with ancient traditions. The result is an elegant contrast of past and present, reminiscent of the traditional simplicity of the áo dài dress.

Top points of interest in Vietnam


Vietnam has enormous variations, primarily between the north and south. This Vietnam trip guide covers a few of the clear highlights that shouldn’t be missed.

Hanoi


Get lost strolling through the labyrinthine old quarter of the capital. The unique street typology and tiny alleyways make keeping track virtually impossible. The 36 named streets and clogged sidewalks feature fresh street food and flower vendors

Walk or exercise beside Westlake or Hoan Kiem Lake and the Tran Quoc pagoda to find solace from the mayhem on the streets. Find a cozy coffee shop and savor an original egg coffee, taking in the scenery and watching the locals go about their daily lives.

The French quarter has St. Joseph’s Cathedral, the Hanoi Opera House, and the National Museum of History. Visit the cruel Hoa Lo Prison, ironically named the “Hanoi Hilton” that once housed former senator John McCain and several other American POWs. 

During Vietnam tours, you can see national hero Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum. Stroll around Buddhist temples, or improve your education in the various museums. 

Join hordes on plastic chairs and eat delicious local dishes in the early evenings. Sample the local beer, always accompanied by an enthusiastic refrain: “Một, hai, ba, dzô!” (1, 2, 3, drink!).

Ho Chi Minh


An enormous, sprawling city of around nine million people, Saigon is an assault on the senses and a great place to start for Vietnam tours. The cacophony of scooters and bleating horns blends seamlessly with rich aromas, visceral sights, and an interwoven society

There are several excellent examples of French colonial architecture, like the People’s Committee building and the gorgeous Saigon Opera House. The French gothic Central Post Office next to the Notre Dame Cathedral basilica is another must-see.

Most visitors head for Bui Vien walking street, the tourist hotspot in District 1. It’s where east meets west with bars, restaurants, and clubs. 

It’s near the hulking Ben Thanh market, a shopaholic's dream, and within walking distance to the interesting but grueling War Remnants Museum. It’s also close to the iconic Independence Palace, forever famed for Tank 390 breaching the gates.

Hoi An


The quaint traditional ancient village of Hoi An is central to Vietnam beach vacation packages. Only 25 kilometers (16 miles) down the coast from Danang, it’s a firm favorite with city-weary travelers. 

Mustard-colored buildings draped with attractive colorful lanterns, house tailors, artisans, artists, and souvenirs.

Its compact size makes it ideal for exploring the old town market and riverfront stores on foot. In the evenings, you can take a boat down the river or release a paper lantern to make a wish. Take a cooking class, browse the night market, or watch a water puppet show.

Ride a bicycle through the surrounding rice paddies and countryside to the magical An Bang beach area. Eat fantastic seafood in the many restaurants and listen to live music as the waves gently lap nearby. 

The architecture is an eclectic mix of eras, combining Chinese workhouses, French colonial, the iconic Japanese Bridge, and other influences. 

If you need your city fix, DaNang is a legitimate destination in its own right, with gorgeous beaches, the epic Dragon Bridge, and much more.

Sapa


In the extreme north-western part of the country, in the high mountains bordering China, sits Sapa, known as the “town of clouds.” It’s a popular trekking base with the highest peak in Vietnam nearby. 

Fansipan reaches over 3 kilometers (10,300 feet), and locals affectionately call it the “roof of Indochina.” Reach the top via a multi-day hike or a 15-minute cable car ride. The north gets much cooler in winter.

The town sits at the head of a valley of terraced rice paddies, with an unimpeded view over the surrounding scenery. Most of the local population comes from ethnic minority mountain tribes like the Hmong, Red Dao, Tay, and Giay people.

Vietnam tours offer a long list of other epic destinations. Cruise the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Halong Bay to visit floating villages amid massive limestone karsts soaring out of the emerald waters. 

Phu Quoc is a tropical island south of Cambodia with luxury resorts and relaxation. The Phong Nha caves boast the world’s largest cave system, while southerners escape the heat in temperate Dalat. 

The waterlogged Mekong delta offers fabulous floating markets, Khmer temples, and impossibly green rice paddies. The former imperial city of Hue contains the Citadel, beaches, and several tombs of ancient emperors.

Book your trip to Vietnam with Exoticca

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Book your dream adventure to Vietnam with Exoticca. We present a variety of itineraries packed with exciting activities and enthralling sights.

All included: Flights, hotels, tours & transfers


At Exoticca, our Vietnam vacation packages are all-inclusive, covering flights, transfers, hotels, tours, and even some meals. It leaves you free to enjoy your adventure, making the most of the vacation and allowing us to fret over the details.

Vietnam is a spread-out country, so getting around can be time-consuming, especially on the roads or by rail. We include all transfers to and from hotels and the various locations around this incredible country. 

We negotiate in advance so you don’t need to deal with the language barrier or haggling. Our travel experts deal directly with airlines and hotel groups to negotiate the most affordable rates at the finest lodgings.

Vietnam trips partially or fully guided


Choose from fully or partially guided group tours, escorted, partially escorted, or independent options. Disconnect from the daily grind and broaden your horizons by booking one of our vacation packages to Vietnam.

Current lifestyles are so busy people don’t even have the time to organize their vacations. We allow you to focus on your commitments while we at Exoticca do our job. Our local guides provide real experiences and educational outings to enliven your adventure.

Our experienced and knowledgeable local tour guides help you uncover this captivating culture. They add lots to your understanding, with interpretations and translations to broaden your encounters.

Some travelers prefer independence. We also arrange detailed schedules with step-by-step procedures so that you can dictate the pace.

Crafted by our own travel experts


Our travel experts have extensive experience in creating packages for over 60 destinations. Their knowledge and experience mean we build our tours around a full, fun, and fulfilling itinerary.

Vacations ideally combine new and comprehensive cultural experiences. They feature gastronomic delicacies, exciting opportunities, and some pampered relaxation. Our Vietnam tours check all the boxes to offer a voyage of discovery and the adventure of a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to visit Vietnam?

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The ideal time to visit is between November and April, but it depends on where you’ll spend your time. The North and Hanoi, for example, are hot and humid during May to October, while November to April is cool and dry.

How many days in Vietnam is enough?

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Vietnam is a relatively large country with lots to explore. If you have the time and budget for it, 14 to 21 days is enough to fully experience the country. To explore the highlights of Vietnam, seven days is enough.

Should I go to Thailand or Vietnam?

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Thailand and Vietnam offer picture-perfect postcard beaches, modern cities, bouncing nightlife, friendly people, and astounding sights. They’re distinct cultures, and each country has a beauty of its own. Why not visit both?

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The guides explained well about customs and history. We visited places connected with the war, which was very sad, but we came away with a much better understanding of the history. We travelled in comfortable cars and the guides spoke excellent English. The Halong Bay boat trip was beautiful.

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More information about Vietnam

A travel destination loved by all who have visited, Vietnam tour package is the definition of exotic charm and offers visitors a world of Buddhist pagodas, energetic cities, rice paddies, and tropical beaches, not to mention the eternal magic of the winding Mekong River and the magnificent Halong BaySoutheast Asian country on the South China Sea, Vietnam shares borders with Cambodia, Laos, and China. 

The bustling capital of Hanoi is known for its dizzying traffic, brilliant cuisine and authentic atmosphere, alongside a helping of charming French colonial architecture. On the other hand, the most populous city of Ho Chi Minh, formerly Saigon, in the south of the country, has a more westernized feel. And in the middle of the country, the cozy Hoi An will show you the lighting of Vietnam.

It is true that Vietnam tours will show you a land of contrasts, from the sleepy hills of Sapa to the idyllic beaches of Phu Quoc and the desert sand dunes of Bao Trang, Vietnam is as diverse as it is enchanting. 

A socialist republic, the country has a distinctly exotic feel that is so often desired by intrepid travelers, both in the otherworldly beauty of its natural wonders and in its dynamic non-stop cities. So dive into a nation filled with mouth-watering street food, millions of motorbikes, awe-inspiring scenery and some of the warmest and most hospitable locals you’ll ever meet with a holiday to Vietnam.

 

History of Vietnam

Vietnam’s turbulent 20th-century history is well-know, but the country has a long and fascinating heritage that has shaped the country into what it is today. The territory of modern-day Vietnam has been inhabited since Paleolithic times and for over a millennium it had close ties with China, a period in history that heavily influenced the countries culture, traditions, and beliefs. 

It was not until the 10th-century that it emerged as an independent kingdom under a monarchy, marking a long period of imperial dynasties, each leaving their own mark on the country and its people. You’ll notice the French influence if you go on package holidays to Vietnam, which began in the 18th-century as the peninsula was colonized and settled by the French, eventually becoming French Indochina. The majority of the French settlers made their home in Ho Chi Minh, or Saigon as it was called, leaving a legacy of exceptional architecture such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office; not to be missed on a package tour of Vietnam.

During the years of World War II and the First Indochina War, communist nationalist groups gained momentum in Vietnam, resulting in the division of the country into North and South. The Vietnam-America War followed as the two parts of the country, backed by their corresponding allies fought each other for control of the nation. This devastating conflict endured for almost 20 years, culminating in the Fall of Saigon in 1975, bringing about the reunification of the country as a Communist state. Many relics of this turbulent time can be revisited on a tour of Vietnam, particularly in Ho Chi Minh City at the War Remnants Museum or the Cu Chi Tunnels.

 

Nature in Vietnam

One of the unique characteristics of Vietnam is its huge length, with a coastline which stretches a staggering 3,455 kilometers from north to south. Luscious beaches dot the coastline whilst inland you’ll find dense forests, rolling hills, and rice paddies. The two delta regions of the Red River Delta and Mekong Delta offer travelers on a tour of Vietnam the opportunity to experience the most representative examples of rural life amongst the flooded plains and mangrove forests where the river is both a means and a way of life. 

In the north of the country, Sapa stands out as a shining example of Vietnam’s natural beauty; an emerald green paradise of hillside rice terraces, hiking trails and villages, offering fresh air and respite from bustling city life. It’s easily accessible from Hanoi. The country’s best known natural wonder is Halong Bay, an icon of Vietnam. Bejeweled with thousands of vegetation covered limestone karsts, its mystical waters invite you to spend lazy afternoons relaxing on the deck of a traditional ‘junk’ boat, appreciating the eerie quiet of the landscape. It’s an obligatory stop if you travel to Vietnam. 

Phu Quoc Island is Vietnam’s answer to sun-soaked paradise. Here you can find the best beaches in the country and enjoy the laid back vibe of the island, located off the south coast of the mainland. The islands of Can Dao are another favorite of those looking for a beach-side escape in Vietnam and also the Nha Trang city.

 

Culture in Vietnam

Vietnamese culture is the result of many different influences over the centuries which have given the nation a unique identity. ChineseKhmer, and Champa cultures have all impacted on the cultural landscape, although the French influence is clearly seen in the use of the Latin alphabet and the popularity of Catholicism in Vietnam. 

If you take a tour of Vietnam and have the chance to immerse yourself into local life, you’ll find that family and community are more important values than individualism, and it is common for large extended families to live together. The cuisine is a favorite with foodies around the world, for its unique flavor combinations and fresh, spicy aromas. 

When it comes to religion, a large proportion of the population hold Buddhist and Catholic beliefs, but the majority of Vietnamese do not follow any religion at all or continue to practice Vietnamese folk religions and traditions. Many Vietnamese are very spiritual and believe in omens and bad luck. Vietnam tour package during a national festival, such as Tet Nguyen Dan, the lunar new year and a celebration of spring, is the perfect way to experience the local culture, especially the appreciation that the Vietnamese have for their ancestors. 

Holidays to Vietnam are one of the most exotic travel experiences you could wish for. The exquisite natural beauty, warm hospitality of the locals and fascinating culture and traditions are worth traveling for!

  • Entry requirements

    Your passport must be valid for at least 1 month beyond the expiry date of their visa.

  • Visa

    Visa required. You can apply for Vietnam’s electronic visitor’s visa at https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/trang-chu-ttdt

  • Time zone

    UTC + 07:00.

  • Currency

    Vietnamese Dong.

  • Language

    Vietnamese.

  • Tourist Office website

  • Electricity

    220 V in the majority of the country. Adapter required.

  • Other useful information

    There is free wi-fi in the most popular tourist spots of the country.

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

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