Tips For First-Time Travelers To Vietnam

Gives its famous historic past, Vietnam is a country that offers a low of unique views for travelers. Blessed with an amazing and diverse landscape, you can be taking a stroll by the beach in the morning and sliding on dunes by noon. If you are a first-time traveler to Vietnam, we are here to help you make the most out of your trip to this country. This is why we have gathered a few tips to help you out.

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Quick information everyone should know

The official currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong, however, in some places, the United States dollar is accepted. Power outlets in Vietnam can be either US standard plug or the European plug as well. To avoid the hassle of buying new adapters for everywhere you go, we recommend you get yourself a universal travel adapter.

Compared to most countries, visa regulation in Vietnam change very often, so you should probably double-check with your embassy or through the government website to find out if there have been any changes. As of 2019, several countries got the option to get a free visa for a prescribed number of days. If you want to stay longer, you will have to apply for a visa through an e-visa program or an agency. The countries that can get a free visa include Laos, Thailand, Germany, South Korea, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia, the UK, France, Spain, Brunei, Italy and many more.

Trip planning

You could probably go to Vietnam almost any time of the year since you are probably going to experience both sunshine and rain throughout your trip. However, the best time to visit Vietnam has been proved to be from February to May since the rainfall is pretty mild and the temperatures are not as mild.

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Traveling to Vietnam can be expensive as you want it to be. An “okay” budget in Vietnam would be something between $20-25 a day. If you plan to stick to just hostels and street food, Vietnam will be pretty cheap for you. Street food can cost you as low as 1 to 2 dollars a day and restaurants about 4 to 6 dollars.

Beers will cost you just under a dollar. Transport can be a bit expensive since bus tickets can cost you up to 70 US dollars. Even domestic flights can be much cheaper since they can cost you about 40 dollars each.

What should you pack for Vietnam?

The first rule for every trip is always the same. Do not overpack. Similar to all other Southeast Asian countries, you won’t need to take much with you since you will be able to buy things there. Vietnam is very popular for its big number of great tailors, so if you are not traveling to any other country, make sure you save some space and get some custom clothing while you are there.

However, make sure you bring yourself a few quick-dry clothes, a good rain jacket and a good pair of trainers or hiking boots. Vietnam is a rugged and rough type of place.