Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu
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Stunning scenery, combined with high-level customer service and charming local culture, make Vietnam an ideal travel destination for all traveler profiles. From the northern mountains and the laid-back central coastline, down to the exotic flood plains of the southern provinces, Vietnam’s variety is one of its unique selling points. A year-round destination, the geography of Vietnam ensures it’s always a good time to travel, no matter what time of year.
Located in Ninh Thuan province, the city itself – two cities actually. Phan Rang to the east has fused with the town of Thap Cham in the west to become the provincial capital.
Phan Rang is favorite sibling of the sister cities and you may want to stay here if your sole interest are the Cham towers, but we’d recommend staying seven kilometers to the east on Ninh Chu Beach. The short commute is absolutely worth it, as the long stretch of beach is easily accessible and has a few good value accommodation options that are accustomed to foreign travelers. A peaceful and authentic way of life, cheap cost of living, fascinating local culture, and near perfect water sports conditions; it’s no wonder Phan Rang is looking set to become one of Southeast Asia’s top outdoor adventure destinations.
Buon Ma Thuot is the main city of Vietnam’s Central Highlands region, an area which is relatively untouched, and where a few ethnic minorities still remain, such as the Donons or Ede. During the French colonial era, the city developed well, thanks to the coffee, tea, rubber, and hardwood industries, which all flourish very easily among the red, fertile soil of the region. Coffee, naturally, still remains the backbone of the local economy, as it does in many parts of Vietnam.
The surroundings of the town allow one to experience the ancient ways of life that the ethnic minorities still uphold, and by taking an easy trek through the rice fields, visitors can even discover hidden waterfalls in the heart of the massive tropical forest.
Meo Vac is a small but charming district capital hemmed in by steep karst mountains and, like many towns in the northwest, it is steadily being settled by Vietnamese from elsewhere. The journey here along the spectacular Mai Pi Leng Pass, which winds for 22km from Dong Van, is the main attraction. Moreover, the unique cultural color of ethnic people here. Such as Vu Mong, Khau Vai love market, Phong Luu market.
The province of Cao Bang, close to the Chinese border, is wildly magnificent, and still relatively untouched by tourism. Located on the high, northern plateaus, a 6-hour drive From Hanoi will really bring you into the heart of Vietnam’s naturl world. The region is doubtlessly one of the most beautiful in Vietnam, and boasts too many natural treasures to count, like the Ban Gioc Waterfalls or Thang Hen Lake in Tra Linh. The road that climbs up to the town of Cao Bang offers a splendid view over of the age-old mountains and the sun-drenched valleys, dotted with small villages. Although the town itself is not particularly bustling, the back country is full of picturesque villages such as Quang Hoa that can’t be missed. Travelers will be able to go mountain-biking, motorbike treks, or even kayak down the rivers.
Dong Hoi is a pleasantly untouristed port and seaside town. It enjoys an attractive location, clinging to the banks of the Nhat Le River, and has beaches to the north and south. However, for many years the capital of Quang Binh province, Dong Hoi, flew completely under the tourist radar. That has all changed in the last few years with the discovery of one of the world’s largest caves, Son Doong, in the nearby Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. The city of Dong Hoi itself is a small, sleepy place and the main draw is the fine, white sand beach that lies just 2km away.
Pleiku, the unremarkable capital of Gia Lai province, which is located in the central highland region of Vietnam. Pleiku is a historically relevant town, specifically in relation to the Vietnam War. The town was the end of the military supply logistics avenue which extended to the west along Route 19 and also the main centre of defence for the highland region.
The region of Ba Be, “the Three Bays,” is located approximately 230 kilometers north-east of Hanoi, and is famous mostly for its national park and lakes – three interconnected lakes, measuring an impressive total of 7 kilometers in length and approximately 400 meters in width. These lakes are surrounded by a well-preserved tropical forest, which is inhabited by bears, monkeys, countless species of birds, as well as beautiful, delicate butterflies. In order to protect this fauna and the local ecosystem, villagers are given grants to ensure that they do not need to cut down the trees in the reserve, and hunting is prohibited – only the village inhabitants are permitted to fish in the lake, as well, cutting down on overfishing.
The archipelago of Con Dao, just a 45 minute flight From Saigon, is made up of 16 paradisaical islands – the main one, Con Son, hosts the city of Con Dao, a local airport, and a few hotels, along with some interesting cultural sites. One such site is the jail of Poulo Condor, built by the French in 1862, and formerly used to imprison opponents to colonization for almost 100 years. Today, the island of Con Dao is, above all, a holiday resort that boasts very beautiful, yet still-undiscovered beaches, such as Dat Doc, Bai Canh, and Dam Trau.
Con Dao is a haven of peace, where travelers will be able to take to the seas: scuba-diving, snorkeling, fishing, sea canoeing are all available, and you may even catch sight of one of the many marine species of the region, like dolphins, manta rays or green turtles
Six Senses Con Dao
Every year, around the grain season, tourists and photographers flock to Northern Vietnam’s mountains, where the lush rice terrace explode with beauty and vibrancy. Mu Cang Chai, in Yen Bai province, is one of most attractive locales to enjoy stunning harvest scenes.
The Mu Cang Chai Market is one of the main attractions during the local, week-long celebration, the Rice Fields Festival. This celebration is rapidly becoming an indispensable and extremely important cultural activity in the life of the Mu Cang Chai people. In addition to the purpose of trading, markets are also a place of cultural exchange of ethnic people here, and they work to keep both their livilhoods and culture healthy and safe for future generations.
Bac Ha is mostly famous for its market, which takes place on Sundays, and slightly less so for its traditional distillery industry that specializes in unique rice and manioc liqueur and maize liqueur. Bac Ha’s market is the most famous and the largest ethnic market in Northern Vietnam, as well, so this is a must-see for culture-lovers. Around ten local ethnic groups attend the market, including the Hmong, the Thais, and the Dao. During a visit to Bac Ha’s market, travelers will see that people don’t just come to the market to do business – they chat with faraway neighbors, meet new people, or even have a few glasses of rice liqueur among friends. It’s a convivial atmosphere – one that we heartily recommend. Around 35 kilometers From Bac Ha, travelers will find Can Cau’s market, which is smaller, and more focused on cattle trade, but definitely a sight worth seeing.
With some 115,000 inhabitants, Ben Tre is one of the most prosperous and beautiful provinces in the Mekong Delta. Each section of land makes up the large islands, spread out over the river, and are invariably turned into huge orchards, which you will be able to visit while on your cruise of the Mekong Delta. The city of Ben Tre, located on the riverbank, is home to some beautiful sites, such as the Vien Minh pagoda, famous for its statue of the Goddess of Mercy. A little further afield, on the island of Pheni, travelers can discover something truly one-of-a-kind: the only temple devoted to Cocoterism, a religion combining Christianity and Buddhism. The region of Ben Tre also hosts a beautiful bird watching site: the ornithological reserve, San Chim Vam Ho. The views here, when thousands of birds – 38 different species in all – return to nest after a day of searching for food, is a humbling experience, demonstrating – delicately – the power and beauty of nature at work.
Cai Be is a town that isn’t quite a land-locked locale, but not entirely a riverside town, but rather holds the best of both. Cai Be as a whole is a district of Tien Giang Province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, where along the river, docks handle passengers, local goods, and especially fruit from local orchards. Here, nature is fertile and the local people are incredibly hospitable, welcoming you with open arms and hearts. Visitors will also have a chance to enjoy a boat trip on the mighty Mekong River for a dreamy and serene time in this wonderful locale.
Located at the heart of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho essentially lives off the proceeds of the river’s activity and rice culture. It is a lively and dynamic city, featuring a large, colorful market right on the main street. Can Tho will probably be the starting point of your exploration of the Mekong River because of its strategic, central position. From there, travelers will be able to go on half-day excursions or two-day cruises and discover the mighty riverbank landscapes, delicate orchards, and the strong, lush rice fields. In addition, travelers will get the chance to see several typical and traditional industry and handicraft workshops, learning more about these arts in the region.
Azerai Can Tho, Bassac Cruise
Renowned as the City of Phoenix Flower, Hai Phong is a peaceful city of wide boulevards dovetailed with organized tree rows. One of the important commercial and industrial hub in Northern Vietnam, Hai Phong has extensive infrastructure and offers premium facilities for tourists. Do Son, which has been a resort town since the French colonial period, boasts its beautiful white-sand beaches and luxurious hotels. Cat Ba Island, which is another tourist-magnet and very near to Lan Ha Bay, is also at the top of the list.
Chau Doc is one of the main cities in the Mekong River Delta. Ideally located on the Cambodian border, it is a charming trading city, living mostly off the proceeds of the fisheries and the silk trade. The city is situated at the intersection of a tributary linking the Bassac and Mekong Rivers.
Chau Doc may be quite a small city, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in excitement, vibrancy, and, strangely, is probably the only place in the Delta region where pastel colors are chosen to beautify store fronts. Moreover, bring out the inner adventurer and climb Sam Mountain, visit all the pagodas and temples at the foot of the mountain, or simply enjoy the beauty of nature in the whimsical Tra Su Bird Sanctuary. Gaze in awe at the mighty Seven Mountain Range, which hem Chau Doc in with various interesting sights dotting their cliffs. Or, pay a visit to the moving monuments to some important events in Vietnamese history, like the Vietnamese killing fields in Ba Chuc or the ‘two million dollar mountain,’ Tuc Dup.
Dalat is located in the Southern part of Vietnam’s Central Highlands region, and sits at about 1500 meters above sea level. This destination has become very popular not only for Vietnamese, but also foreign tourists, and is rightly considered the most romantic place for honeymooners, due to its pleasant weather, its old, intimate parts of town, the natural beauty of the valleys, and the diverse flowers grown there. In fact, Dalat is often described as a cross between Vietnam and the French Alps, as most of its hotels and houses were built in a French chapeau style. The town spreads across a series of pine-covered hills, with a small, tranquil lake in the center, all surrounded by high peaks, creating some of the loveliest and most unique scenery in Vietnam.
Ha Giang is a stunning mountainous region, 350 kilometers north of Hanoi has something of last tourism frontier. Surrounded by Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang and Lao Cai, it shares a border with China to the north-east. The town itself has a few attractions, but the main reason for coming is to head on to Meo Vac and Dong Van, sharing a border with China, is known as the Dong Van Karst Plateau, both set in valleys surrounded by forbidding peaks and connected by a hair-raising road with spectacular views. Limestone ridged mountains rise up in pyramidal shapes before sinking to hundred-foot mounds and then climbing once more to 5,000-foot peaks. Rice terraces slice along precariously steep mountainsides, hanging over blue snaking rivers, beneath blood-curdling bends. Colorful farmland climbs to rocky, edged cliffs before rolling off to distant pine forests.
By car, motorbike
Peaceful and ancient, Hoi An is one of the most famous tourist destinations in all of Central Vietnam, one that attracts not only domestic tourists but also tourists all over the world. For many centuries, Hoi An was an obligatory stop-over for all the merchant ships From Europe and Asia passing through the region, much like Macao and Malacca. Hoi An thus experienced and soaked up multiple Chinese, Japanese and French architectural influences. Today, the town boasts over 800 listed historical buildings, and its town center is closed to traffic having been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to its historical interest and the charm of its small streets, the city is renowned for its culinary specialties, its large white sandy beach, and the opportunity to explore its numerous boutiques, such as tailoring, ancient ceramics, and lanterns shops.
Leap back to ancient times in Hue, the archetypal Vietnamese imperial city. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city boasts an impressive, and frankly unbeatable cultural and historical richness: the imperial citadel, its scattered tombs and its walls surrounded by moats covered with lotus plants and water lilies all make for a sumptuous historical environment to explore. Hue is located in the central part of Vietnam, south of the 17th parallel. It was the capital city of Vietnam under the reign of the Nguyen dynasty, from the early 19th century right up to 1945. The famous Perfume River divides the city, separating the old city to the North from the modern city to the South.
Kontum Province lies in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam, and shares borders with Laos and Cambodia. It is home to 525,000 diverse inhabitants, and in Kontum city and the surrounding villages, people are so open and friendly, often inviting travelers to come to their house. Guests will have the perfect opportunity to immerse themselves in the life of one of the eleven ethnic groups that inhabit this mountainous province. Among them, guests will learn about groups like the Sedang, Gia Rai and the Bahnar, who were the first to develop the skill of writing and, today, still practice different forms of crafts such as pottery making, weaving, metalworking, and wood carving.
Recharge yourself in the lush green environment of Mai Chau Valley and experience the locals’ daily life in this picturesque valley region.
Located at the heart of Thai territory, about 160km from Hanoi, Mai Chau is at the meeting point of the Red River Delta and the northern mountains, thus enjoying a staggeringly beautiful landscape, through which several rivers run. Travelers will feel as if they are in a totally new country, as one journeys across landscapes of tiered rice fields to find accommodation with the locals. Indeed, the best way to spend a night in Mai Chau is to stay with the villagers in a traditional stilt house. It’s the ideal opportunity to share some moments with a White Thai family – the local ethnic minority – and better understand their way of life.
The bay of Nha Trang is rightly considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. There is a very long fine sandy beach opposite the city, with myriad islands in the distance, which can – and should absolutely be explored! Moreover, this seaside locale makes the Nha Trang famous among many other famous destinations in Vietnam – it boasts over 3,000 kilometers of beautiful seaside road country to be explored. Nha Trang Bay also boasts 19 islands, home to many famous attractions like Hon Mun Island, Hon Mieu Island, Hon Tam Island, Hon Tre Island – all of which are deserving of some attention from adventurers and explorers
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
Commonly known as “Halong Bay On Land,” this region is quite famous for its multitude of sugar loaf mountains, towering over rice fields, which provide a surprising and unusual landscape for travelers.
In this other-worldy paradise, travelers will discover the charming little town of Hoa Lu, which used to be Vietnam’s capital city under the Dinh dynasty in the 10th century. There are now only two temples left, which were rebuilt in the 18th century: Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh, with the imposing Yen Ngua Mountain in the background.
In Tam Coc, guests and travelers will be able to navigate the Ngo Dong River on Sampans, propelled by friendly local paddlers. Alongside three impressive rocky peaks, travelers can even discover and pass through 3 caves, which gave the region its name (Tam Coc).
Vietnam for River cruise-lovers
Mui Ne is a coastal resort town in Phan Thiet – the capital of Binh Thuan province, about 4 hours by bus from Ho Chi Minh City. One of southern Vietnam’s popular beach destinations, Mui Ne is a 12-kilometre long sweeping bay that boasts beachfront resorts. Twenty years of development have transformed the once sleepy fishing town into a water sports mecca, most notably for kitesurfing. With Ho Chi Minh City a mere four hours away, it’s an attractive option for travellers looking to jump into a beach holiday from the city.
At the very south of Vietnam, just a 1-hour flight From Saigon, are some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Located in the Gulf of Thailand, 45km from Vietnam and just 15km from Cambodia, a part of the Kien Giang Biophere Reserve, a protected World Heritage Site recognized UNESCO, the island is home to a growing number of luxury resorts and welcoming an increasing number of visitors, while retaining much of its sleepy rural charm. Although it is the largest island in Vietnam, the entire landmass itself can be traversed in just a day at most. However, it is the only destination in Asia that has internet-of-things connected infrastructure, a casino, open air safari, amusement and waterpark, record breaking aerial cable car, 28 holes golf course, WHO designated hospital, unique whale temples and an international cruise ship port & airport that connects the region with the world. Phu Quoc Island is also a unique island-city powered by the cloud when it’s free Wifi for all.
300 kilometers south of Danang, Quy Nhon is a nearly-hidden, recently established holiday resorts, boasting miles of deserted beaches, natural creeks, a few islets, and a diverse range of beautiful inland landscapes. While the town of Quy Nhon was only founded in the 18th century, many signs suggest the area was already inhabited by people of the Champa culture as far back as the 11th century. It developed the growing town’s seaport of Thi Nai for both trade and military fortification.
Today the port is mainly used for trade and Quy Nhon is slowly being discovered as a great destination for a relaxing getaway thanks to its soft sandy beaches and the beautiful landscape around the city.
Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, is the most populous, modern, and lively city in Vietnam. Truly the economic heart of the country, it easily attracts entrepreneurs of all kinds and each year, and new skyscrapers spring up on the skyline constantly
It is, above all, a city characterized by the various occupations of the colonial era, and many buildings in the city center are reminiscent of a French presence. Modern office skyscrapers, amidst Oriental style pagodas and food stalls along the street, create a dynamic urban area in a very special sense. It is not oddly tidy like Singapore, nor does it feature urban slums, as are unfortunately omnipresent in larger cities in the likes of India.
Because of its strategic position close to the Mekong Delta and at the meeting point between Cambodia and Laos, it has always been a very commercial city and aptly nicknamed “Vietnam’s shopping center.” Ho Chi Minh City is also characterized by its particularly varied cuisine – so be sure to chow down!
Halong is a beautiful, natural wonder in northern Vietnam, where approximately a three-hour drive east of Hanoi . The Bay is dotted with over 1,600 limestone islands and islets, and covers an area of over 1,500 square kilometers. Being a coastal city, it has unique potential for tourism, and as a seaport, due to the fact it lies along the extensive, 50 km shore, and is just 160 km to the north-east of Hanoi. The city is divided into two parts: Bai Chay is the tourist area with plenty of hotels and restaurants, and Hon Gai is the local area with businesses and markets. The two parts are connected by the enormous Bai Chay Bridge, and this entire, extraordinary area was a UNESCO World Heritage Site from 1994. For many tourists, this place is like something right out of a movie, and has, indeed, been featured in quite a few! The fact is that Halong Bay features a wide range of biodiversity, while the surrealistic scenery has indeed featured in endless movies, giving you a truly, mathematically beautiful experience.
Danang is Vietnam’s third largest city, the largest city in central Vietnam, and is located on the country’s east coast, midway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Danang is truly an amazing combination of development and urbanity, but without the modernized atmosphere of Hanoi, nor the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City; this is a fascinating city that straddles the line between beach resort and cultural gem
Located in southern Vietnam, 125 kilometers From Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau is now considered a popular weekend escape From the hustle and bustle of Saigon. This is no surprise, since Vung Tau enjoys a spectacular location on a beautiful peninsula, surrounded by mountains and the city, and, to top it off, a perfectly cool climate throughout the year. There are not many other cultural monuments to speak of, but Vung Tau enjoys plenty of colorful and rich cultural festivals like the Dinh Co Festival, Nghing Ong Festival, Dinh Than Thang Festival, and The Blessed Virgin Mary celebration..
Pu Luong is located on the cusp of the Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa provinces, about 160 kilometers southwest of Hanoi. This destination attracts many adventurous travelers with its significant features like sheer, limestone mountains and deep, fertile valleys characteristic of the region. Here, travelers can meet diverse ethnic groups by staying in local homestays, engaging with the people, and appreciating the landscapes that make Vietnam so special. However, due to limited road accessibility, the area has remained well off-the-beaten-track for most international travelers.
Formerly Thang Long, the “City of the Rising Dragon,” Hanoi became Vietnam’s official capital city in 1954 with the signing of the Geneva agreement. The city later suffered tremendously from the destruction caused by the American bombardments during the Vietnam War, and the end of the conflict marked a long period of withdrawal from the outside world. Only From the 1990s and the commencement of the Doi Moi economic freedoms did Hanoi open up to the rest of the world once again. Today, Hanoi is a capital of irresistible charm, at the meeting point of traditions and legends, dotted with lakes, tree-lined avenues, and lush parks
Sapa’s main attraction is not so much the city itself, which is truly lovely, but the fact that it sits above all the landscapes of the surrounding valley, its villages, its markets, and of course, the numerous ethnic communities living in the region, making it a very special place to truly “touch the sky.” Traditional costumes of amazing multi-colored fabrics, vibrant markets surrounded by high mountains, and majestic rice fields with seasonally-changing shades all combine to make the region of Sapa, undeniably, one of Vietnam’s jewels. In addition, Sapa offers travelers some wonderful treks or gentle walks in the mountains, local markets, bicycle rides through villages, and home-stays with locals. Sapa and its region instantly inspire the desire to discover Vietnam’s authentic culture and meet new, local people.
Neighboring countries: China to the north, Cambodia to the southwest, and Laos to the west. The South China Sea borders the country to the east.
Area: 331 041 km²
Population: 98.17 million (2021)
Time Zone: GMT+7 hours. Daylight saving time (DST) is not implemented in Vietnam.
Religion: Buddhists (75 %), Catholics (7%), Caodaïstes (2 %), Hoa Hao (2%), Protestants (0.75%), Muslims (0.1%)
Currency: Vietnamese Dong VND ($1 = 24.780.02 VND – November 2022)
Electric plug used: 220 Volts at 50Hz. Plugs type A (two flat vertical pins), type C, and type F (two round pins) fit most Vietnam electrical outlets. If your power plug has 3 pins, you would need an adapter as most electrical outlets here do not include grounding holes.
Vietnam visa exemption (visa waiver or visa-free policy) is Government’s policy when a foreigner can enter and stay in Vietnam for a certain period without applying for a visa and paying related visa fees. Regarding Resolution No. 32/NQ-CP issued on 15 March 2022, there are a total of 25 countries that are exempted from the Vietnam visa with the conditions below:
Traveler’s entry into Vietnam: go to the immigration booth to complete the immigration procedure with passport and return ticket ready. Airport customs police will stamp passports twice: 1 stamp at the entry point and the second stamp for the time that visitors are allowed to stay (day of entry plus 45 days)
The Vietnamese government has made e-visas available to citizens from 199 countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States. The application can be processed through this website: https://dichvucong.bocongan.gov.vn/bocongan/bothutuc/tthc?matt=26277
The e-Visa is an electronic travel authorization from the Vietnam Government for up to 90 consecutive days, issued in PDF format. It is the equivalent of a visa, but no stamp or label is placed on the passport. Visitors with e-Visas can touch down at any of Vietnam’s 13 international airports, 16 land border gates, and 13 sea border gates.
The visa fees are published as follows:
Apply for a Tourist Visa From your home country
The standard visa is a tourist visa, valid for a 1-month stay. You can apply for a tourist visa at the Vietnamese embassy in your country. Be aware that your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your stay in Vietnam and that you must have one blank page left for the visa stamp.
With our assistance, directly from a Vietnamese embassy
Easia Travel can obtain a visa authorization for you that the Immigration Ministry in Hanoi will process. To have such permission, you must send us the details of your passport (name, surname, date of birth, passport number, nationality, profession, issuing and expiring date of the passport) to
Easia Travel will send the authorization to the Vietnamese embassy of your country, and when ready, you will be able to collect it before your departure to Vietnam. The cost of such a service is 15 USD per person. However, you must still pay the visa fee when you collect it at the embassy. The time needed for the entire process is around 15 days.
With our assistance, obtain a visa on arrival at one of the international airports in Danang, Hanoi, or Saigon.
Easia Travel can take care of the visa procedure upon arrival at the following airports: Hanoi, Danang, and Ho Chi Minh City. Just follow the procedure described below.
Procedure for visa on arrival:
Step 1. Request for Visa authorization:
Take note of the information on the travelers’ passports: full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, date of issue, etc. This information must reach us at the following address at least 21 days before the date of the traveler’s departure:
The Ministry of Public Security in Vietnam for a visa application requires this information. The time limit to obtain a visa is 24 hours for an urgent procedure with an added surcharge applied or five working days for regular tourist visas.
If you do not use a computer, kindly mail us a copy of your passport with a legible passport number.
It is essential to indicate the specific airport in Vietnam where travelers will get their visa, including airline, time, date, and arrival flight number.
Our authorized staff in the Hanoi office will send you the visa permit by fax and email.
Step 2. Fill in the NA1 forms of visa request:
At the same time, each traveler must fill in one (1) form NA1, a visa request, on which they must attach a recent identity photo (less than six months old). Photocopies of photographs are not accepted.
Attention: Using the same passport number on the Excel file and the visa request form is vital. You must keep this form which will be requested at the time of checking-in at airports and on arrival in Vietnam.
Do not send the NA1 form to the embassy of Vietnam in your country; keep this document with you.
To download the Visa form for Vietnam, please Click Here
Step 3. Regularization of passports:
When you check in at the departure airport, you must show a copy of the authorization, the NA1 form (completed with a photo attached), and your passport.
Warning: if you do not have the authorization letter to show the airline check-in staff, you will not be permitted to board the plane.
When you arrive in Vietnam, you must present yourself and the NA1 form to the visa upon arrival desk before proceeding to the immigration desk.
At this point in the process, you have several possible choices:
Visa VIP B: The same service as above, but the process is much faster, as you won’t queue and take a private way to the luggage belt where you can collect your luggage. Time: about 5-10 minutes (versus 60 minutes)
Visa VIP A: In this case, you won’t have anything to do and will go directly to your hotel room. Our staff will take care of the visa process, collect your luggage (you must give us information about it), and bring it to you. This service is only available at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi.
President VIP Visa: Our staff will wait for the traveler directly outside the plane with a car to go to the hotel. Our team will take care of the visa process and will collect the luggage to bring them to the hotel. This service is only available at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi.
Note: For children under 12 in Vietnam:
If a child is present on their parent’s passport, the child won’t have any fee, but it is still necessary to give all the information about them to apply for visa authorization.
Multiple Entry Visa:
If the traveler has to exit Vietnam and re-enter the country several times during their stay, they will have to apply for a multiple-entry visa.
When a multiple-visa is granted, the traveler can enter Vietnam as often, without limitation, as the number of entries or the length of stay for each entry within the granted visa allows.
Following Law No. 47/2014/QH13 on entry, exit, transit, and residence status of foreigners in Vietnam, which takes effect on January 1st, 2015, transit through Vietnam is dictated as follows:
Suppose you do not have any authorization or visa before arriving in the country. In that case, Easia Travel can handle the situation upon your arrival at the airport. Some fees will be charged over and above the usual prices for this service.
For citizens of “sensitive” nationalities: For example, Iran; Iraq; Sri Lanka; Kenya; Turkey; Bangladesh; Jordan; Pakistan; Syria; Togo; Saudi Arabia; Samoa; Nigeria; Lebanon; Yemen; Ecuador, Turkish, and Bangladesh:
The same procedure as “regular” nationalities apply. Still, instead of providing only the information on the participant’s passports, such as full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, date of issue, etc., the travelers must also have the documentation outlined below to obtain the Visa authorization:
Easia Travel can provide the last four papers.
The fee for the service will be higher (about 80 USD in addition to the standard price). The visa authorization time is also longer (about ten working days).
LAND BOARD CHECKPOINTS
A Visa for Vietnam can be obtained during your visit to some border posts. You will find the list of land border checkpoints below. However, we strongly advise all travelers to take care of Visa formalities in advance:
|China – Vietnam|
|Hekhou – Lao Cai (Yunnan to Lao Cai Province)||No visa on arrival|
|Friendship pass (Guangxi to Lang Son Province)||Visa on arrival|
|Laos – Vietnam|
|Panghok – Tay Trang (Phongsaly Province to Dien Bien)||Visa on arrival|
|Namsoi – Na Meo (Huaphanh to Thanh Hoa Province)||Visa on arrival|
|Namkan – Nam Can (Xieng Khoang to Nghe An Province)||Visa on arrival|
|Nampao – Keo Nua (or Cau Treo) (Bolikhamxay to Ha Tinh Province)||Visa on arrival|
|Napao – Chalo (Khammouane to Quang Binh Province)||Visa on arrival|
|Dansavanh – Lao Bao (Savannakhet to Quang Tri Province)||Visa on arrival|
|Attepeu – Bo Y (Attapeu to Kon Tum Province)||No visa on arrival|
|Cambodia – Vietnam|
|O’Yadaw – Le Thanh (Rattanakiri to Gia Lai Province)||No Visa on arrival|
|Trapeang Srer – Hoa Lu (Kratie to Binh Phuoc Province)||No visa on arrival|
|Trapeang Phlong – Xa Mat (Kompong Cham to Tay Ninh Province)||No visa on arrival|
|Bavet – Moc Bai (Svay Rieng to Tay Ninh Province)||Visa on arrival|
|Khaam Samnor – Vinh Xuong (Kandal/PNH to Chau Doc)||Visa on arrival|
|Phnom Den – Tinh Bien (Takeo to An Giang Province)||Visa on arrival|
|Preah Chak – Xa Xia (Kampot/Kep to Ha Tien)||No visa on arrival|
Phu Quoc Island Visa Regulation
According to overseas entry, exit, and residence regulations for Phu Quoc Island, foreign visitors, and Vietnamese nationals holding foreign passports are permitted to stay on the island without a visa for not more than 30 days. Foreigners who come to Vietnam via an international air border, stay at the transit area at the gate, and then travel on to Phu Quoc Island are also exempt from visa requirements by this regulation.
The above information is provided to the best knowledge of Easia Travel specialists and will be updated regularly.
Traveling to Vietnam by air is quite easy as many airlines offer direct or indirect flights and more and more airports in Vietnam are open to international destinations. Today, the international airports are: Noi Bai in Hanoi, located around 45 minutes from the city-center (45km), Cat Bi in Hai Phong, Danang airport only 4km from the city-center, Cam Ranh located at around 40 minutes from Nha Trang city-center (30km) and Tan Son Nhat located just 20 minutes from the center of Ho Chi Minh City (6km).
You can also travel to Vietnam by land, with the bus being the best means of transport to travel from Cambodia or Laos for example. Vietnam has land borders with China, Laos and Cambodia.
Land borders China/Vietnam: (you must have a visa before going through immigration and customs)
Land borders Laos /Vietnam (land): (visa available at most land borders)
Land borders Cambodia /Vietnam: (visa available at most land borders).
TRANSPORT IN VIETNAM
Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel around cities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Nha Trang etc. The tickets usually cost 7000 dong ($0.35)
The bus network is fairly well developed in big cities and is also a good way to get out of the inner city to visit some villages or other sites located in the suburbs and beyond. The inconvenience is that long distance buses usually depart from bus stations located some kilometers from the city center, so it is necessary to take a taxi to first reach the bus station.
The bus is also a good means of transport to travel from one city to another and discover other outlying regions of the country. Many private companies offer bus services. Most of the time, buses are minivans, but you can also take night buses (buses with bunk beds) for longer trips.
Those night buses are generally a very good alternative to the train which is often substantially more expensive. You can buy tickets and ask information at travel agencies and hotels in order to choose the bus service that matches your requirements (time of departure/arrival, place of departure/arrival, price etc).
Please bear in mind, that even though the bus network is quite well developed, roads are often in bad condition and buses have to go slowly sometimes and stop often to pick up and drop off passengers. Transfer times are usually counted in hours and not in kilometers.
Moto-taxis (Xe Ôm) are everywhere! On any street corner, parked on sidewalks, moto-taxi drivers will enthusiastically offer you their services wherever you want to go. Moto-taxis are a good alternative to a car taxi as they are more able to infiltrate the dense traffic of cities such as Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh and can save a lot of travel time. Besides, travel by motorbike taxi is fun and a great way to get up close and personal with the sights and sounds of Vietnam. Please be aware that you should fix the price before the departure. Don’t hesitate to bargain.
Caution: the driver should provide you with a helmet for the ride as helmets have been compulsory since 2007. If the driver does not give you a helmet, just find another driver. If you are overly concerned about comfort and safety, moto-taxis aren’t really made for you, however, if you are in a hurry and a bit intrepid, moto-taxis will be one of your best friends.
Motorbikes are the main means of transport in Vietnam but even though most locals drive them, the law clearly forbids any foreigners without a valid Vietnamese license from driving a motorbike (international licenses do not apply in Vietnam). Indeed, traffic is really dense and the risk of accidents is real. Besides, most travel insurance policies do not cover travelers for motorbike accidents. However, if you really want to move around and drive like the Vietnamese do, you won’t have any problem finding an agency or a hotel that rents motorbikes (automatic or semi-automatic) with helmets to foreigners.
If you want a means of transport more peaceful you can also rent a bicycle. However, be aware that as for motorbikes, biking in the dense traffic of city-centers may be a bit scary and potentially dangerous. This is why we recommend you to wear a helmet and limit your bike riding to the countryside and suburbs, and outside of rush hours. One thing is for sure, riding a bike in the countryside and through villages will definitely be appreciated by the local people somewhat bemused to see foreigners making such an effort. Expect lots of smiles and happy hellos, even the occasional invite to stop and share a cup of tea.
The train is a convenient means of transport in Vietnam. Transfers are secure and quite comfortable if you choose the “soft seat” or “soft bunk” classes. However, the railway network still has to be improved and travel times remain quite long (even really long). Thankfully, some Express railway services have been created, like the one between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, called the Reunification Express. We recommend you to preferably choose trains registered as SE rather than those registered TN, if you want to save time (a lot of time).
Renting a car is forbidden for foreigners to drive (apart from expatriates with a Vietnamese license); however it is possible to rent a car with a driver if you want to travel alone or with your family.
Flying is the fastest and most convenient way to travel long distances in Vietnam. Moreover, airline tickets purchased in Vietnam are quite cheap, whether you want to take a domestic flight within the country or an international flight to a neighboring country.
Before the departure, it is always better to let your guests know about the culture and traditions of their destination to ensure they will have a pleasant trip. That will help them avoid offending the local population as well as have a better understanding of their new environment. Regarding Vietnam, have a look below to discover the DOs and DON’Ts
Greeting & interactions with Vietnamese
LOCAL CURRENCY: VIETNAM DONG (VND)
The money in Vietnam is the Vietnam Dong. You can find notes of 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10 000, 20 000, 50 000, 100 000, and 500 000 VND. The official exchange rate is $1 = 24.780.02 VND (November 2022)
Major currencies can be exchanged practically anywhere in Vietnam, but not all exchange facilities are created equal. It can be easily exchanged in authorized shops and banks (Vietcombank, BIDV, Techcombank, etc.). Banks in major cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will exchange foreign currencies and most travelers’ cheques.
Continually bring new notes; any damaged or dirty notes will be charged an additional two percent of the note’s face value.
ATM AND CREDIT CARDS
International credit/debit cards such as VISA and MASTERCARD are accepted in most ATMs and shops/stores that accept card payments. With a foreign card, a small percentage of the amount withdrawn/paid will be charged; however, this amount remains relatively low. The money withdrawn at ATMs is always in Vietnam Dong.
Only banks in big cities such as (Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh) keep accepting traveler cheques. We recommend you have another means of payment.
Bargaining is part of the Vietnamese tradition. You have to remember that everything (or almost everything) is worth a specific price, but the price varies (sometimes a lot) according to the client. You can be sure that with your foreign face, you won’t be offered the best price…so bargaining is essential! You can even halve the price or even more sometimes. Be careful, however, not to offend the vendor, keep smiling, and stay polite in any circumstance. Don’t push too much, and do not bargain in any place. It is not welcome: shops with fixed prices are not open to negotiation.
Tips are not part of the tradition of Vietnam. However, tipping is becoming more popular in some situations thanks to the many generous travelers that have preceded you.
For example, you can tip your guide after a day or several days of travel. You can also tip luggage porters and taxi drivers.
It is not usual to tip a waitress/ waiter.
When visiting temples or pagodas, you will usually see donation boxes near the entrance/exit where you can place some money. In this case, we do not call it tips but donations dedicated to the maintenance of the site. Vendors and other people within the venue may also invite you to pray with them with an incense stick, but if you accept, some of them will likely ask you for some money in exchange.
The following items may be freely imported into Vietnam by travelers without incurring customs duty
1. For passengers 18 years of age and older:
a. tobacco products: 200 cigarettes, or 20 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco;
b. alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages:
c. tea, max. 5 kilograms; coffee, max. 3 kilograms;
2. A reasonable quantity of perfume and personal belongings;
3. Other goods, total value of which is not exceeding ten million VND (Vietnamese Dong).
Prohibited imports include weapons, ammunition, explosives, military equipment, antiques, drugs, toxic chemicals, immoral products, firecrackers, more than 200 cigarettes, and raw gold.
Prohibited exports include weapons, ammunition, explosives, military equipment, antiques, drugs, toxic chemicals, wild animals, endangered plants and animals, documents related to national security, and raw gold.
Currency Import regulations:
Local currency (Vietnamese Dong-VND): no restrictions. Amounts exceeding VND 15,000,000.- must be declared on arrival.
Foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts exceeding USD 5,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared on arrival. Amounts under USD 5,000.- (or equivalent) to be deposited in credit institutions and branches of foreign banks must also be declared on arrival.
Currency Export regulations:
Local currency (Vietnamese Dong-VND): no restrictions. Amounts exceeding VND 15,000,000.- must be declared on departure.
Foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts exceeding USD 5,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared upon. Proof of expenses is required.
Officially, no vaccinations are required to enter Vietnam apart from travelers coming from countries with yellow fever transmission risks. However, if you travel to Vietnam you should do everything possible and take all required precautions to avoid becoming ill during your trip. Make sure that all your vaccinations are current and that you are vaccinated for Tetanus, Polio and Diphtheria. Other vaccines recommended include Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B (if you are in-country for over 3 months), Typhus and Tuberculosis, vaccinations against rabies and Japanese encephalitis are also advised.
– Keep a pull-over with you to cover yourself when the air conditioning is too cold or for cooler nights outside
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Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months before the expiry date and that you have the correct visa. Have a look at the visa requirements for more information. Consider medical, baggage and trip cancellation insurances.
Check with your doctor the vaccinations and medicines needed.
Officially, no vaccinations are required to enter Vietnam apart from travelers coming from countries with yellow fever transmission risks. However, if you travel to Vietnam you should do everything possible and take all required precautions to avoid becoming ill during your trip. Make sure that all your vaccinations are current and that you are vaccinated for Tetanus, Polio and Diphtheria. Other vaccines recommended include Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B (if you are in-country for over 3 months), Typhus and Tuberculosis, vaccinations against rabies and Japanese encephalitis are also advised.
18-20 Jan 2023
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Take a stroll down Nguyen Hue street in Ho Chi Minh City during the Tet Holiday to admire the street’s annual flower festival. From January 22 to 28, this pedestrian boulevard will be transformed with elaborate flower displays, artwork, and LED lights. Themed installations will be set up along the 720-meter stretch, and visitors are welcome to take photos with the flower arrangements – a favorite part of the city’s Tet festivities.
22-24 Jan 2023
This is the biggest national holiday, and can be compared to Christmas in Europe. Most of Vietnamese people will take a week off from work and gather with their family and friends in their hometown to celebrate. Based on the older, Sino-Vietnamese calendar, Tet is the “Feast of the First Morning of the First Day”. Many Vietnamese people prepare for Tet by cooking special cuisine and deeply cleaning the house.
21-23 February 2023
Every year, after the 1st Dragon Day of the 1st lunar month, the Giay minority in Ta Van village, Sapa, will celebrate their Roóng Poọc Festival to pray for harvests, health, and weather. Right after the opening ritual finishes, traditional music heralds the start of exciting folk games which draw a huge crowd. The women actually “pretend” to lose the war, which should bring prosperous crops in the coming year.
19-20 May 2023
Giong Festival is annually celebrated in spring time in several parts of Hanoi in order to commemorate Saint Giong, one of the “four immortals” of Vietnam. According to cultural experts, the festivals held in the Phu Dong (where Saint Giong was born) and Soc Temples (where he ascended to heaven) are the most meaningful and notable, which have been recognized by UNESCO as pieces of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
18 February 2023
Ninh Binh, Vietnam
The Bai Dinh pagoda complex is nestled in Bai Dinh Mountain, Ninh Binh. Bai Dinh holds many records in central Vietnam: the largest pagoda area of Vietnam at 107 hectares, the biggest bronze Buddha statues in Southeast Asia (36 and 27 tons), the most La Han statues in all of Vietnam (500, built from 2-meter slabs of marble). This makes it a very special place to honor both historical heroes and the Divine.
26 Feb 2023
The Perfume Pagoda, 69 kilometers outside Hanoi, is doubtlessly the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site in northern Vietnam.Many pilgrims reach this sacred cave to pray for happiness and prosperity in the coming year. The Perfume Pagoda stands alongside a group of caves – an impressive architectural ensemble of both human and natural creation. Several activities dominate the festival at its three venues in Huong Tich, Tuyet Son and Long Van.
21 Feb 2023 - 11 May 2023
Yen Tu Mountain, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
The lofty Yen Tu pagoda complex used to be the center of Buddhism in Vietnam in the 11th century, and also boasts the origin of the Buddhist sect Truc Lam. Thousands of visitors come to Yen Tu after Lunar New Year to pray for luck and health in the New Year. They believe that if they can climb to the top of Yen Tu Mountain, they’ll gain even more good over the year.
05-06 February 2023
Bac Ninh, Vietnam
The Lim Festival is held in Lim village, 18 kilometers outside Hanoi. Lim Village is the hometown (and performance grounds) of Quan Ho (/kwan hʌ/), a special kind of folk song and one of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. Thousands of visitors come here to enjoy the “love dialogue” performances between lien anh (male singers) and lien chi (female singers), the country’s most skilled Quan Ho singers.
26 February 2023
After the Lunar New Year (Tet Nguyen Dan), the huge festival Tet Nguyen Tieu is held throughout the country. Tet Nguyen Tieu is considered a deeply traditional cultural festival, which is held to maintain and develop the national personality and presence of Vietnam’s Chinese community. Meanwhile, this festival contributes to an even more jubilant atmosphere during the New Year holidays, especially around large Chinese communities in Ho chi Minh City and Hoi An.
From 22-24 February in the mountain town of Dalat, Sufferfest will test the limits of athletes from all over. Sufferfest is a multi-sport event open to children and adults. Participants can sign up for long-distance swimming, running challenges, a multi-terrain marathon, bouldering competitions and more.
26 April - 01 May 2023
Nam Dinh, Vietnam
The Phu Day temple, located about 55 kilometers East of Hanoi, was built to pay tribute to Lieu Hanh, a princess who died at a young age in the 16th century, and was later considered to be one of the mythical “four immortal gods” in Vietnamese culture, much like Saint Giong. Another piece of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, this festival is a center of belief for the worship Mother Goddesses. Chanting, singing, and even spiritual trances make this an incredible sight to behold.
The Thay Pagoda Festival, held just 18 miles from Hanoi, celebrates Tu Dao Hanh’s life with a procession of the monk’s worshiping tablet, borne by representatives from four villages. The area around the Thay Pagoda is well-known for its beautiful Long Trì Lake. The area also boasts two beautiful wooden bridges and many beautiful mountain caves. The festival is celebrated by locals from the four surrounding villages with many water puppetry performances.
14 April 2023
Phu Tho, Vietnam
The Hung King Temple, located on Nghia Linh Mountain 85 kilometers from Hanoi, hosts a grand festival for the Hung Kings – instrumental figures in founding Vietnam – which lasts for 3 days. Banh Day Cakes (round sticky rice cakes) are served to remind people how the Hung Kings taught people to grow rice, as well as the Lang Lieu Legend: that of the 18th Hung King, who invented the cakes.
15 April 2023
Ba Chua Xu Temple, Chau Doc, Vietnam
Sam mountain, located 5 kilometers from Chau Doc town in An Giang province, is the center of a historical complex of the old Tay An Pagoda, Ba Chua Xu Shrine (Goddess of the region), Hang Pagoda, and the Imperial Tomb of Thoai Ngoc Hau (Thoai Ngoc Hau (1761–1829), a high-ranking madarin served under Nguyen Dynasty and recognized by his faithful service).
All Year Round
One of the most anticipated cultural events in Vietnam, the 11th Hue Festival invites travelers from all over the world to experience the unique heritage of Vietnam’s former imperial city. Elaborate performances will be staged at historical venues around Hue, including the Hue Citadel and An Dinh Palace. During the six-day festival there will also be street parades, sampan racing, a cuisine fair, performances from international artists from five continents and much more to look forward to.
Danang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF), held for the first time in 2008, gradually became an annual event and major tourist attraction. Teams from all over the world, from Portugal to Poland, compete against each other and offer a wonderful spectacle to locals and visitors. With intense preparation, each display is not only a masterpiece of sound and light, but also an artistic show, illustrating the competing countries world-class skills against the beautiful backdrop of Vietnam’s ‘Bridge City.’
22 June 2021
Tet Doan Ngo, also known as Chinese Duanwu, is celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month – the “middle day of summer”. Traditional dumpling-eating, especially “ash-water” dumplings, extends from the belief that these dumplings cleanse one’s body of any unwanted “parasites” or “worms”, just like the land.
09-15 July 2023
Halong Bay, Vietnam
A few hours east of Halong Bay, the seaside city of Móng Cái celebrates the Trà Cổ Festival every summer. The festival commemorates the spiritual guardian of the community, whose shrine was built in 1511 during the Le Dynasty. This relic of Vietnam’s feudal era is honored with a colorful procession ending on the beach, followed by traditional games and activities. The local highlight is the pig competition, when the victor Ông Voi (Sir Elephant) is offered up to the ancestors. Other activities include cooking and chess competitions. This year, the Trà Cổ Festival will be held from July 20 to 26.
10 August 2023
The Hon Chen Temple Festival is organized twice every year, on the 3rd day of March (during the spring festival) and July in Lunar calendar (during the autumn festival). The festivals take place at Hon Chen temple, 10 kilometers from Hue.
02 September 2023
Hoi An, Vietnam
On the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month, villagers on the beach in Hoi An stage a ritual to protect the area during the change of seasons. The boatmen in the area will carry a bamboo replica of the Long Chu dragon boat in a procession from the village to the river and the sea. The dragon boat is a royal symbol of divine strength, and is used to ward off epidemics and bad luck. Traditional singing and folk games are also part of the festivities.
06 Nov 2023
Soc Trang & Tra Vinh, Vietnam
Ooc Om Boc (or Ok Om Bok) is one of the three biggest festivals among the ethnic Khmer community, especially those in the Tra Vinh and Soc Trang provinces. Originally, the festival involved worshipping the moon, giving thanks for good harvests, as well as praying for future, abundant harvests. Also, according to Khmer custom, the tenth Lunar month is considered the end of the year; hence, the festival’s purpose is to celebrate a new year in the Khmer calendar.
29 September 2023
Also known as the Full Moon Festival, this event marks the moon at its roundest, brightest, and most beautiful during the year. On this day, many activities are organized specifically for children in their neighborhoods and communities. They get to enjoy lion dances, delicious moon cakes, fruits, and presents from their parents. The streets come alive with both professional and non-professional lion dances, lanterns, and excited laughter from children all over the country.
23 - 27 December 2023
Dalat Flower Festival takes place every other year in Dalat, as well as some smaller localities in Lam Dong province. Held for the purpose of exhibiting Dalat’s incredible flowers, vegetables and ornamental plants, the festival welcomes produce and products from local, regional, and even international contributors. In addition to incredible produce and traditional products from around the region and world, residential areas put on splendid flower displays and local fairs promote further trade and tourism.
Sales Team Leader - German Speaking Market
Since 2007, I have been working for the German market at Easia Travel. I am always happy knowing that, at Easia Travel, we have the opportunity to show our fascinating destinations to international guests. Foreign travelers are often surprised at how many places and landscapes in Vietnam are recognized as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. One of my personal favorite places in the country is the island of Phu Quoc. White beaches, crystal-clear water and the many palm trees give me the chance to relax and escape the bustling city of Hanoi for a few days.
Sales Team Leader - UK Market
I’ve always loved being a country girl, coming from Thanh Hoa – a small city 150 km from Hanoi.
In 2012 I became a part of Easia Travel by chance, but have come to be passionate about what I am doing. I’m really lucky to have had the chance to visit places such as China, Cambodia, Shangri-la, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, and India. Top on my bucket list are Tibet, Mongolia, Iran, Turkey, Sri Lanka and Africa.
Besides traveling, I enjoy photography, listening to music, drawing, playing computer games or just going out for a trek up a mountain when time permits.
Sales Team Leader - Italian Speaking Market
I was born and grew up in a small town in northern Vietnam.
I joined Easia Travel in 2008. Working at Easia Travel has given me many opportunities to travel. Every destination has its own beauty, but my most memorable trip was to Hoi An in 2009. Here I learned what the Easia team is really about: we work hard but with strong team spirit and passion.
I hope to return to Italy to visit the famous places that I didn’t get to see the last time I went.
Incentive Sales Team Leader
I was born and grew up in Haiphong, a maritime city, in the North of Vietnam. I love my small city for its nice weather, airy atmosphere, slow lifestyle and delicious local street foods.
I joined Easia in 2009.
My most memorable trip for the moment is still Myanmar in May 2012 with my colleagues and friends. At that time, it is the first time that this beautiful country opened its door with the worldwide and Vietnam Airlines just launched the direct flight Hanoi – Yangon. I discovered amazing landscapes, nice and smiley people and especially an absolute peaceful moment at a stunning sunset on local boat in the Inle Lake that I have never had this experience before.
Next trip on my list: Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, to feel the authenticity in every corner of this
When I am not working or travelling, my favorite time is spent for reading, listening to music, cooking something at home or meeting with friends.
I was born and raised in Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam. It’s difficult to specify what the most thing I like about my hometown because I love everything about it no matter how it changed speedily. But the drizzle during the rainy season leaves the deepest impression on me. It drizzles over the day, sometimes prolongs for a week. That makes the road slippery and dirty, the locals annoyed and the weather more humid. I recognize that the drizzle challenged my patience and built up my personality. As a result I know how to smile when it’s raining suddenly or for the whole day long even a week.
I’ve been working in Easia Travel for almost a year. The most memorable trip I had with Easia travel is the time we went to MAI CHAU for several reasons. Firstly ,this was the first time I took a trip with people from different countries : French , Italian and Vietnamese, interestingly we had a English speaking guide, as we know all the foreign languages we acquired, definitely have a strong influence on your mind. Therefore we had a row ‘bout waking or biking around the village luckily thank to the guide we all settled down with the decision of walking. Secondly the walking day was the best choice ever because the valley was filled up with lush vegetation, moreover we had a chance to observe the daily life of the locals.
Now I desire to go to antique citadel of Vietnam Hue because the Hue cuisine is well-known and I would love to taste some signature dishes, besides from Hue I can set off to Hoi An and Danang.
I want to promote our country’s image to the world.
Sales Executive - German Speaking Market
I was born and raised in Ha Nam province. It is located on south of Red River Delta, southern gateway of Hanoi. It is not hustle and bustle as Hanoi, it is a peaceful countryside where containing my childhood memories. Although I have now moved to live and work in Hanoi, I still remember everything there. I will never forget the smile of the people here, bike ride in summer afternoon along the green rice field to breathe fresh air, play traditional games with friends or enjoy our local foods.
I started working for Easia Travel from December 2012 as Sales. I think that was the right decision, because I was doing my favorite job and learned a lot of things here from my managers, my colleagues and my clients.
Until now I still cannot forget my trip to Cambodia in 2013. It’s hard to describe in words about this trip: the friendliness of the people, the mystery of Angkor temples, unique culture and delicious food. It is really worth to visit this country.
I love travelling. I wish I can put my foot on all countries in the world. However, for this year Myanmar is at the top of my list for travelling. With beautiful countryside and spectacular, surreal temples and friendly, genuine local people, from the other worldly landscape of the 4000 sacred stupas scattered across the plains of Bagan to the impossibly golden glittering stupas of Shwedagon Pagoda. It is really excited when I think about it.
Apart from work and travel, cooking has always been my passion. That is the reason why I send almost my weekend time at the kitchen. It is extremely great when you can treat your family or friends the delicious food by yourself.
Sales Executive - German Speaking Market
I was born and I grew up in Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam. Since I graduated Foreign Languages – National University Hanoi I have been working for Easia Travel. I would like to introduce as many people as possible our beautiful country. I personally travel much, as I can always experience new people, different cultures and customs. The most impressive in Vietnam is the Mekong Delta. The life there is so quiet, the people are exceptionally friendly and the landscape is very beautiful. It’s a perfect place to spend a relaxing holiday.
Sales Executive - French Speaking GIT Market
I was born in the province of Thai Binh in northern Vietnam. Different from the occupied cities, it is a calm province because the major activity is agricultural production. I often come back to my countryside for all my holiday.
I have been working at Easia since 2014. It is a chance for me to be able to work in this good environment.
I always remember my holiday in Cat Ba (about 120 km east of Hanoi) with my friends a few years ago. The atmosphere and beaches are beautiful. I like to go back there someday.
My next trips will be in Laos, a country of one million elephants and Cambodia, well known with magnificent temples of Angkor.
I hope that you could discover our country, our culture one day.
Sales Executive - German Speaking Market
I was born and grew up in Hanoi. My favorite part of the city is the old quarter, where you can feel the heartbeat of the city and have chance to taste amazing street food around every corner.
I joined Easia Travel in February 2015.
My favorite city in Vietnam is Hue. I went there 2 times, the last time was with the entire Easia team for our annual motivation trip. This city was the capital of Vietnam during the last feudal dynasty. It always has some sort of “royal” atmosphere, as you can find a lot of historic monuments here. The city is peaceful, and the people here are extremely friendly.
It is not that easy to travel the world if you are from Vietnam. However, I hope that one day I can visit Istanbul, the city that connects Europe and Asia. Its cultural diversity always interests me. Dan Brown’s novel, and Doner Kebab, also inspire me as well.
In my free time, I’d love to play video games with my friends, read books/newspapers or play sport.
Sales Executive - German market
Originally coming from Hanoi, I have witnessed the city growing up with me. What I love most about Hanoi is its autumn which brings special atmosphere. Life seems slow down, people tends to relax to enjoy this period of the year and you can smell and feel Alstonia scholaris along the street.
I joined the team 5.5 years ago. My most memorable trip was first time going to Hoi An, 15 years ago. All my life before, we only went to beaches in North Vietnam so first time seeing Cua Dai beach, it is “Wow” moment for me. My eyes were wide open in front of the crystal blue sea which I saw in movie before
Next trip planned in my list: Con Dao island as I want to discover all the amazing beaches in Vietnam as beaches always brings relaxing feeling to me. During my free time, I love reading books, do shopping and hanging out with my friends.
Sales Executive - French speaking FIT market
I was born and I grew up in Ha Nam, in the north of Viet Nam.
I love my city for its peaceful atmosphere. I love cycling through the rice fields when I come back home
I joined the Easia team 7 years ago.
My most memorable trip was for sure the Easia motivation trip in Hoian in 2013 with my colleagues, nice landscape and I had unforgettable moments with my colleagues: night on the common room, bike ride, team building game …
Next trip on my list: Mekong delta to enjoy the fruits, take the cruise, go cycling via yards.
When I am not working or travelling, I like reading the comics, cooking or walking!
Operation Manager - Vietnam
I started working in the tourism field 18 years ago. “ Life is a trip” and I’m so happy to continue my trip with Easia Travel in August 2017. I would love to spread my passion to my colleagues and my clients. Our professionalism and devotion will make every client’s dream come true when they are travelling with us.
I was born in Ninh Hoa, a small town in north of Nha Trang City. I joined Easia in 2006 as the first staff in Danang.
During the time here, I have treated Easia as my “second home”, where I have learnt a lot about the culture, people and hidden places of Vietnam after many memorable trips with my colleagues.
I love traveling and Myanmar is on the top of my travel list, and I’m also a fan of cooking and gardening.
Product R&D Consultant
I was born in Versailles near Paris and I used to live in Paris and its region.
Paris is the most beautiful city in the world with its historical and cultural Heritage but too cold for me!
That is one of the reasons I have decided to move to Asia and to join the Easia Travel Team in June 2016.
I have two most memorable trips – Bhutan and Yemen. Amazing scenery, culture, architecture, people, a perfect balance. WOW moments in my life.
My passion apart from travel and work (or vice versa ! ) is to read, and what I like most , is a book with a cup of tea.
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