Vietnam Impressed Tour (7 days / 6 nights)
Tropical Fauna & Flora Discovery (10 days / 9 nights)
Halong Tuan Chau (2 days / 1 night)
Dalat Love City & Fascinating Mui Ne Beach (8 days / 7 nights)
Dien Bien Phu Battlefield (3 days / 2 nights)
Mai Chau Tour & Paco Ethnic Market (every Sunday morning only) (2 days / 1 night)
Bach Ma National Park Trekking (2 days / 1 night)
Nam Cat Tien Trek (3 days / 2 nights)
Mai Chau Biking (2 days / 1 night)
North West Mountainous Area (6 days / 5 nights)
Hanoi City Tour (full day)
Hue City Tour (full day)
Ho Chi Minh City Tour (full day)
Overnight Angkor Tour (2 days / 1 night)
Vientiane Stopover (3 days / 2 nights)
The currency issued by the Vietnam State Bank is the dong (abbreviated "d" or VND) which is used uniformly throughout the country. Bank notes in domination of are presently in circulation.
Paper notes include: VND 500,000; 100,000; 50,000; 20,000; 10,000; 5,000; 2,000; 1,000; 500; 200 and 100.
Coins include VND 5,000; 2,000; 1,000; 500 and 200.
Cheques with value as Vietnamese dong include: VND 1,000,000 and 500,000.
The US Dollar is the most favored foreign currency. Australian, British, Japanese, Singaporean and Thai currency, as well as the Euro, can usually be changed in the larger cities; great difficulty may be encountered in trying to exchange any other currencies. There is a charge for changing money in banks.
Foreign currencies and tourist cheques can be exchanged into Vietnamese Dong at banks or foreign exchange agencies.
Credit & debit cards
An increasing number of outlets accept MasterCard and Visa. However, outside main centers, it is wise to carry cash. Check with your credit or debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available.
These are widely accepted in hotels and banks.
* Before leave Vietnam, Vietnamese dong ca be changed into foreign currencies at the airport.
Vietnam is twelve hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and 11 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time. Vietnam consists of a single time zone.
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays & Sundays.
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Some are open from 1 or 2pm to 4 or 5pm.
Closed on Saturdays & Sundays.
Offices and banks are closed on public holidays:
• The Tet holiday (Lunar New Year) usually in January & February (3 days)
• The Hung King Festival Day ( Mar 10th according Lunar Calendar)
• The Liberation Day on April 30th
• The International Labor Day on May 1st
• The National Day on September 2nd
• The New Year on January 1st
Vietnam is one of the most safest travel destinations. However, care should be taken to avoid incidents which may happen to you.
Do not carry too much cash or other valuables, especially jewelry, as they may draw unwelcome attention. Beside that, you should take all necessary precautions to safeguard your passport, identity card & other identification documents, travel tickets, money, traveler's checks, credit cards and insurance documents.
As a safeguard, all these important documents should be photocopied before you leave home. Leave one copy with someone at home and keep another with you, separate from the originals. Remember not to carry these items together!
There is the risk of being left entirely without identification and funds in case of theft or loss.
It is advisable to bring an umbrella and raincoat on visits between May and December.
Electric current: 220 volts A.C.
Be careful not to drink water directly from the tap. Although it is not a problem anymore in big cities, depending on your resistance it is better to be safe than sorry. A good tip is to keep away from ice cubes as one can never be too sure as to what water they have been made with, unless in classier hotels and similar establishments.
Things not to do in Vietnam
• Never carry more money than you need when walking around the streets.
• Do not wear large amounts of jewellery. You may become a victim of a pickpocket or drive-by bag snatcher.
• Don't wear singlets, shorts, dresses or skirts, or tops with low-neck lines and bare shoulders to Temples and Pagodas. To do this is considered extremely rude and offensive.
• Do not try to take photographs of military installations or anything to do with the military. This can be seen as a breach of national security.