Known as “Halong Bay on land”, Ninh Binh’s landscape was formed by nature over millions of years and is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Vietnam. Ninh Binh is famous for many limestone caves, winding rivers, primeval mountains and yellow rice fields. The 2 most famous attractions of Ninh Binh are Trang An and Tam Coc, which are mountain and cave complex that can only be reached by boat. Next is Bai Dinh Pagoda – a complex of ancient and innovative pagodas, and Cuc Phuong National Park – the oldest and most important biodiversity site.
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and is often the first destination in any Vietnam tour packages. This city is known for its signature cuisine, fascinating attraction and hospitable people. There’s so much to enjoy in Hanoi, from street food to luxury restaurants, from entertainment to discovering the city’s glorious history. Even if you only have a short time here, you can still feel the peace of the city while sipping a cup of egg-coffee. Wandering around and taking pictures of the daily life of locals in the old quarter will give you a unique experience that’s hard to find in any other destinations.
Like Angkor Wat in Cambodia, when anyone talks about travelling in Vietnam, it is impossible not to mention Halong Bay. Taking a boat to visit the bay for 4 hours or staying overnight on a cruise to explore this beautiful bay is a highlight and not to be missed in any itinerary, any tourist in Vietnam. For some people who want to do a tour to Vietnam & Cambodia but do not have much time, a trip with Halong Bay and Angkor Wat is a best idea!
Sapa is a high mountain area with verdant rice fields and is home to the most beautiful rural scenery in Vietnam. The valleys here are home to a variety of ethnic minorities in Vietnam, including the Hmong, Giay and Red Dao. Here, the visitors can experience rolling hills, paddy-fields, and overlook the country’s highest peak of Mount Fansipan. Sapa is also the top hiking/climbing destination in Vietnam, with countless options for hiking through ethnic minority villages and enjoying the majestic mountain view.
Ba Be Lake
Ba Be Lake is surrounded by jagged limestone peaks and dense mountains. Most visitors come here to take a boat trip or kayak on the lake and explore the stalactite and stalagmite caves. Besides, there are hiking and trekking activities through the ethnic minority villages here. This is one of the most peaceful destinations in Vietnam where the visitors will sleep in traditional houses on stilts along the lakeshore, it allows visitors to experience the simple rural life in Vietnam.
This city was the capital of Vietnam in the past and most of its historical sites are still well preserved with the centre being the Imperial Citadel and surrounding area. Although few spots were destroyed in the war, there are still many things for you to imagine the former majesty of Hue in the past. Hue is also famous for its diverse cuisine, so it would be missing if you come to Hue without experiencing local dishes here.
Phong Nha & Son Doong
Coming here, visitors will be rewarded with some of the most unique experiences across Vietnam. Phong Nha is famous for its caves, and it even is proud with the biggest cave in the world: Son Doong.
Son Doong cave is recorded as the biggest cave in the world. It is said to be 8.5km long, 200m wide and 150m high. The cave was created 2 – 5 million years ago by water eroding the limestone mountain.
If you only have a few days to travel in Vietnam with family, choose Hoian as one of them. This old town is more charming than what the photos show you, and it’s even more beautiful at night when all the lanterns light up. The town’s past was a bustling trading port and also has a rich history of tailoring with hundreds of professional tailors still working till today, so take a few days here and have a beautiful dress or suit for you and your family.
The bustling coastal city of Da Nang is one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. This is a great place to explore nearby attractions including Golden bridge, My Khe beach, Lang Co beach, Hoi An and My Son. But don’t miss out on what the city has to offer: experience activities on Da Nang’s beaches, do shopping at the bustling Hàn market, and when night comes, visit the Dragon Bridge, a bridge with the most unique architecture in Vietnam and light the city with beautiful light effects.
Golden bridge is a famous bridge in Da Nang and located in Ba Na Hills. It is located at an altitude of 1,414m above sea level. In the air, the bridge looks like brilliant silk. Its length is 150m, including 8 spans with the longest span being 21.2m.
Nha Trang is famous for its white sand and many beautiful islands. The diverse marine life with the turquoise blue sea of Nha Trang provides shrimp, crab and fresh fish which is also a highlight of Nha Trang. There are mineral-rich mud baths where you can soak and heal yourself. Besides, the boat tours to visit the islands in the bay are worthwhile with many activities such as visiting the marine amusement park, taking a cable car to see the bay, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, etc.
If you are looking to escape the heat, then Da Lat is the idea destination for you. The city is built on a plateau 1,500m (4,921ft) above sea level and this is a city with cool climate all year round.
Mui Ne is a great place for water sports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, etc. And, even if you’re not an early riser, you should wake up early to watch the sunrise over the sand dunes in Mui Ne. Relaxing for a few days at Mui Ne beach is a perfect way to end your tour in Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s biggest city, known for its fast-paced life and there are many things to experience like museums, world-class restaurants, rooftop bars, luxury hotels, street food and a great nightlife.
The Mekong Delta is made up of 13 provinces of Vietnam. It is dissected by many rivers and canals. It is one of the largest and richest deltas in ASEAN. In Vietnam, it is considered the largest rice bowl of Vietnam. Besides, the Mekong Delta is also home to tropical fruits such as durian, coconut, banana, pineapple, dragon fruit… and when coming here, visitors can enjoy seasonal fruits all around.
Phu Quoc Island
This island is known as a paradise island with pristine beaches, beautiful natural landscapes and colorful amusement park complexes.