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Introducing Vietnam

Vietnam offers cultural experiences like no other, incredible natural landscapes, and places to relax and rejuvenate.

When is the best time to visit?
The best times to visit Vietnam are in the Spring (from February to April) or in the Autumn (from August to October). Learn more

Where to go in Vietnam?
Half a century has passed since Vietnam was the war-torn nation the world once knew, and in that time it has healed and begun to flourish. Consider visiting the astonishing scenery of Halong Bay, the chaotic and bustling city of Hanoi, and the spectacular caves of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

How many days do I need?
Travelers typically spend at least 2 weeks in Vietnam, although you can still put together a great trip in 7 days.

Getting Around Vietnam
Air travel is often the best option when traveling long distances within the country, though there are also nearly two thousand miles of railway that connect major cities like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi—this is a (much) slower way to go, but with plenty of scenery and worthwhile stopping points along the way. Those venturing to the islands or Halong Bay will need to take a ferry or private boat. Learn more

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Vietnam Tours & Itineraries

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A lush green landscape in the Vietnamese countryside
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Best of Northern Vietnam - 7 Days

Experience the best of northern Vietnam on this weeklong getaway. You'll tour the historic streets of old Hanoi, travel to mountain villages home to ethnic communities, and hike around the terraced rice fields of Vietnam's highland region. The adventure culminates with an unforgettable boat ride in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hạ Long Bay.

Vietnam holiday
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Best of Vietnam - 14 Days

This two-week tour starts in Ho Chi Minh City and ends in Hanoi. Cycle around traditional farming villages, hike through national parks, explore grand architecture in Hoi An and Hue, and cruise around mesmerizing Halong Bay. Hitting all of Vietnam's highlights, you'll take in the very best this spectacular country has to offer.

Ha Long Bay
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Highlights of Vietnam - 9 Days

See all the classic highlights on this nine-day trip to magical Vietnam. Roam around the bustling streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, cruise on the azure waters of Ha Long Bay, and hike to villages and terraced rice paddies in the countryside. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors or travelers with limited time who want a well-rounded showcase of Vietnam's history, charm, and natural beauty.

Vietnam holiday
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Highlights of Vietnam - 12 Days

Vietnam is a culturally and geographically diverse country, which you'll see first-hand on this tour covering the highlights of the north, central, and south. From the incredible karst formations of Halong Bay to the totally flat Mekong River Delta, the beautiful merchant houses of Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll fall in love with Vietnam's wide array of sights and activities.

Vietnam tour
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Impressions of Vietnam - 14 Days

This tour takes you around the major highlights of Vietnam, but along the lesser-traveled paths. Visit the coastal regions of Northern Vietnam that still remain unknown to many visitors. Get immersed in Vietnamese history in Hue, and experience a different side of popular Hoi An by being a local for one day. And of course, visit bustling Hanoi—the capital of Vietnam—which seamlessly blends the old and new.

Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi
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Active Trip Through Vietnam - 12 Days

Travel from the mountains of the north through the history of Vietnam down to the southern river delta on this twelve-day itinerary. You'll start off with two days of cycling through northern Vietnam's nature reserves, then cruise through the dramatic karst scenery of Ha Long Bay. Explore the historic sites and modern city life in Hue and Hoi An before making your way south down the Mekong Delta, ending your trip in the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City.

Make the Most of Your Time in Vietnam

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
Sunset over Tam Cốc, Northern Vietnam
How Many Days to Spend in Vietnam

When plotting your grand adventure in Vietnam, try to visit both the north and south, as this country packs a lot into a relatively small size. It's possible to see both regions...

A scenic sunset in Vietnam
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7 Days in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Make your travel plans wisely to get the most out of a week in Vietnam. Try a northern adventure that takes you to the colonial streets of Hanoi and the mountains of Sapa, or go...

See stunning rice fields in Vietnam
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2 Weeks in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itineraries

With two weeks, you can travel the length of Vietnam plus add Cambodia or Thailand into the mix. Should you choose an exclusive Vietnam adventure, there are many highlight...

Vietnam Travel Advice

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Our Latest Vietnam Content

Explore the flavors of Vietnamese cuisine
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Ginger & Lemongrass: A Vietnam Culinary Experience - 11 Days

Delight your senses on this flavorful, 11-day journey through Vietnamese cuisine. Get off the beaten path to find Hanoi's best noodle shops, take a cruise through Ha Long Bay for spectacular seafood and scenery, and sit down to a memorable dinner in one of Hue's most famous historic homes. Save room for a motorbike tour through Ho Chi Minh's street food stalls, then head to the Mekong Delta to see the floating market of Cai Be.

Bountiful produce at a traditional floating market
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Vietnam Culinary Adventure - 8 Days

Perfect for avowed foodies and aspiring chefs, this hands-on, 8-day itinerary introduces you to the many flavors of Vietnam. Seek out the best banh mi sandwiches in Hanoi, savor freshly caught seafood on Ha Long Bay, and learn to cook the perfect bowl of pho in Hoi An. Search for Ho Chi Minh City's best street food by scooter, then head into the Mekong Delta for a peaceful day trip of floating markets and countryside cycling.

<em>Pho</em>, one of Vietnam's most beloved dishes
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Flavors of Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh - 12 Days

Get to the heart of Vietnam through its cuisine on this delectable 12-day itinerary. Start in Hanoi to breeze around the capital by Vespa and search out the city's best banh mi and bun cha. Board an overnight cruise through the fantastical islets (and fresh seafood) of Hạ Long Bay, then head south to Hoi An for renowned street food and an immersive cooking class. Continue to Ho Chi Minh City to end your trip and awaken your senses with an incredible "dining in the dark" experience.

Vietnam Travel Maps

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7 Days in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Vietnam map: 14 Days in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itineraries
14 Days in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itineraries
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Best Of Northern Vietnam - 7-Day Itinerary
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Vietnam
Travel specialist Camellia Nguyen
active 13 hours ago

Camellia Nguyen

I love traveling, I have been traveling to most places in Vietnam. Travel is to learn more about the life of the locals, not just a holiday and more important is about to keep the destinations...

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Travel specialist Linh Do

Linh Do

Don't be a tourist, be a traveler. The more I know about new destinations and new places, the more I love Vietnam- my homeland as we have great authentic culture, the most gorgeous mountainous...

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Travel specialist Huyen Nghiem
active 12 hours ago

Huyen Nghiem

Travelling and contacting local people is one of my favourite hobbies. I love visiting new land, seeing historical sites, getting accquainted with local people and experiencing new cultures,...

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Travel specialist Sens Asia Adivsor
active 13 hours ago

Sens Asia Adivsor

Vietnam is my home and Asia is my backyard where I spent my last 18 years traveling and living in different countries. I’m passionate about culture and local life, food and behind the scene...

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Trip Reviews for Vietnam

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

We loved Sue in Hue the most. She made all of...
Vietnam | Jul 27 - Aug 7, 2022

Qimmah
Qimmah N.
Malawi | Aug 10, 2022

We loved Sue in Hue the most. She made all of history come alive for our family. The lunch at the family home and making incense in Hue were probably the most unique experiences of the trip.

Do from Realistic Asia was a fantastic support! The itinerary and service was flawless. Thank you for the experience!! read more

We loved Sue in Hue the most. She made all of history come alive for our family. The lunch at the family home and making incense in Hue were probably the most unique experiences of the trip.

Do from Realistic Asia was a fantastic support! The itinerary and service was flawless. Thank you for the experience!!

Hotel Reviews

Tirant Hotel

Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
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Aspira Cruises

Ha Long, Quang Ninh
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ELDORA HUE

Hue
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Le Pavillon Hoi An Paradise Hotel & Spa

Hoi An
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Harmony Saigon

Ho Chi Minh
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Activity Reviews

Day trip to Hoa Lu & Tam Coc- Joint in tour

Hanoi
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Cruising & Kayaking in Halong Bay

Halong Bay
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Hue Sightseeing full day - Joint in tour

Hue
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Scuba Diving in Hoi An - Joint in tour

Hoi An
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Hoi An City And Food Tour - Joint in tour

Hoi An
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Cu Chi Half Day Tour - Joint in tour

Ho Chi Minh City
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Mekong Delta Group Tour (My Tho) - Joint in tour

Ho Chi Minh City
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Local specialist: Do Hien
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Do Hien
Local specialist in Hanoi | Aug 10, 2022

Dear Kimmah,

Thank you so much for the feedback and your kind words! It was a great pleasure for us to organize the trip for your family, and we are very happy (especially Sue) that you enjoyed it. Thanks again for choosing our services, and we hope to see you in Vietnam again!

Kind regards,
Hien

Working with Hien Do was an absolute pleasure...
Vietnam | Jul 10 - Jul 29, 2022

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rani h.
Santa Rosa, CA | Aug 02, 2022

Working with Hien Do was an absolute pleasure. We only decided to go to Vietnam one month before our arrival and changed our plans almost daily, up until 3 days before arrival -Ms Hien was marvelously patient and flexible with us. She made suggestions and then worked with my queries for alternatives.

We were met at the airport by our guide Mr Quang and driver Mr Ham. While touring Northern Vietnam, they were informative, friendly, patient and simply a delight to spend time with. ... read more

Working with Hien Do was an absolute pleasure. We only decided to go to Vietnam one month before our arrival and changed our plans almost daily, up until 3 days before arrival -Ms Hien was marvelously patient and flexible with us. She made suggestions and then worked with my queries for alternatives.

We were met at the airport by our guide Mr Quang and driver Mr Ham. While touring Northern Vietnam, they were informative, friendly, patient and simply a delight to spend time with. In Da Nang, we had Ms Linh and several drivers - they also were fabulous. At all times, we felt everything was taken care of and all we needed to do was enjoy learning about Vietnam and taking in it’s beautiful sights.

Ms Hien set up some great local adventures for us - we really liked the trip to Ba Vi where we met a former Viet Cong soldier and his wife on their tea plantation, followed by cooking class with Ms Chin who adapted graciously to my gluten-free vegan diet. Our trip to Cam Tanh near Hoi An with a bike ride through the rice paddies and a bamboo boat ride was also lots of fun.

One note for those planning to go to Ha Long Bay - its marvelous - but there was a lack of Wi-Fi on the ERA boat.

We would absolutely use Realistic Asia for another trip to Vietnam. While we’ve traveled extensively in Southeast Asia without using a tour company, it felt reassuring to have the assistance and planning provided by Ms Hien and her team while in Vietnam, particularly in the areas with fewer western tourists.

Local specialist: Do Hien
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Do Hien
Local specialist in Hanoi | Aug 02, 2022

Dear Rani,
Thank you so much for leaving us such a great review. We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your trip. We work hard on delivering excellent service and memorable experiences for our travelers, and your kind words inspire us a lot! It was a pleasure for me and my team to organize this trip for you, and we are looking forward to seeing you again!
Hien

Cannot thank Huyen and the team enough for pr...
Vietnam | Jul 11 - Jul 22, 2022

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Sam K.
United Kingdom | Jul 26, 2022

Cannot thank Huyen and the team enough for providing a wonderful trip. The guides and itinerary were excellent and exactly what we were looking for - complicated dietary and travel requirements were met with no issues and we had an amazing time. Would have no hesitation to recommend Vietnam, KimKim and Huyen a thousand times over!

Local specialist: Huyen Nghiem
Huyen
Huyen Nghiem
Local specialist in Hanoi | Jul 26, 2022

Dear Sam & Emily,
Thank you for taking your valuable time to write a review of our tour services.
We appreciate the positive feedback you have provided and I will ensure this information is shared with the team to show how they have exceeded your expectations.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Vietnam soon and please do not hesitate to contact us for any further assistance.
Best regards,
Huyen