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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.

Cruise the karst islands of Ha Long Bay
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Highlights of Vietnam - 12 Days

Vietnam is culturally and geographically diverse, which you'll see first-hand on this 12-day highlights tour that will take you throughout the country. From the towering karst formations of Ha Long Bay to the coconut groves of the Mekong Delta, and from the ancient merchant houses of Hoi An to the French colonial landmarks of Ho Chi Minh City, you can't help but fall in love with this special place.

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Map of Southern Vietnam Tour: Ho Chi Minh City & Beyond - 5 Days
Southern Vietnam Tour: Ho Chi Minh City & Beyond - 5 Days

This five-day excursion is the perfect chance to visit a side of Vietnam that many tourists never get to see. This is southern Vietnam, known for the gorgeous Mekong River Delta and Ho Chi Minh City, the historic metropolis once known as Saigon. You'll visit both, traveling by land and water on an adventure that includes visits to fascinating wartime tunnels and a tour of the famous floating river markets on the delta.

Cruise along the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam
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Highlights of Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi - 14 Days

This two-week itinerary includes the highlights of Vietnam from south to north. Beginning in Ho Chi Minh City, you'll tour the historic metropolis once known as Saigon, plus take a river trip up the Mekong Delta—and that's just the beginning. The rest of the trip combines sightseeing in Hanoi and the river town of Hội An, plus cruising the jade waters and towering green islands of Hạ Long Bay.

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...

Cross the Japanese footbridge in the UNESCO-listed city of Hoi An, Vietnam
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1 Week 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...

Vietnam Travel Advice

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Vietnam Hotel Advice

Unique places to stay, curated by kimkim specialists
Hoi An
La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
4.9
(22)
· Luxury
La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa offers a polished, luxurious setting just a 16-minute walk from the Hoi An Ancient Town heritage site and a little less than 4 miles (6 km) from An Bang Beach. Surrounded by green rice fields and winding village lanes, you'll experience the tranquility of Hoi...
Photo courtesy of Tirant Hotel
Hanoi
Tirant Hotel
5.0
(7)
· Comfort
Tirant Hotel, located on Gia Ngu Street—historically known as Fish Village—takes its name from the French general officer Tirant, a nod to Hanoi's colonial past. Operating since 2011, the hotel sits proudly in Hanoi's Old Quarter, a cultural landmark teeming with history. Its prime location...
Photo courtesy of Silkotel Hoi An
Hoi An
Silkotel Hoi An
4.8
(11)
· Comfort
Silkotel Hoi An is a cultural hotel located in a lively trading hub that dates back to the 15th century and is within a 10-minute walk from the city's landmarks, including the UNESCO heritage site, the renowned Hoi An Ancient Town, and Hoi An Market. The hotel's exterior is white with brown...

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Get off the beaten path and see the villages and countryside around northern Vietnam's Mount Fansipan
Map of 3 Weeks in Vietnam & Thailand - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
3 Weeks in Vietnam & Thailand - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With three weeks to spend in Vietnam and Thailand, you can explore the highlights of Hanoi, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Khao Lak on a well-rounded tour. Or, narrow your focus to the country's culture and cuisine while enjoying extended stays in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Chiang Mai, and Phuket. Other options include an off-the-beaten-path tour featuring market visits and cooking classes and a nature-filled adventure with abundant beach time in Krabi and Phuket.

Take a two-night luxury cruise in Vietnam's romantic Ha Long Bay
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Romantic Vietnam & Thailand: Hanoi to Ko Samui - 21 Days

Hit the road (and sea) with that special someone through Vietnam and Thailand, two of the most romantic countries in Southeast Asia. In Vietnam, you'll indulge in street food, cruise the soaring limestone towers of Ha Long Bay, make paper lanterns in Hoi An, and take a sunset dinner cruise in Ho Chi Minh City. Then, enjoy spa treatments and fine dining in Bangkok, receive blessing ceremonies at Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai, relax on the white-sand beaches of Ko Samui, and much more.

Explore the streets of Hoi An's Ancient Town and sample some of the country's best cuisine
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Culture & Cuisine in Vietnam & Thailand - 21 Days

Out of all the virtues that Thailand and Vietnam possess, few attract more travelers than their rich cultural heritage and world-class cuisine. Discover these twin pillars of Southeast Asia, starting with food tours in Saigon, visits to organic farms in Hoi An, and fine dining on the jade waters of Ha Long Bay. Then, fly to Thailand and sample street food in Bangkok, visit ancient temples, and learn the art of northern Thai cuisine in cooking classes—all capped with relaxation on the tropical beaches of Phuket.

Vietnam Travel Maps

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7 Days in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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10 Days in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Map 2 Weeks in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Vietnam
Travel specialist Hien Do
active 4 hours ago

Hien Do

I was born and grown in Vietnam and deeply love my country. I traveled a lot around My country is full of beautiful places and friendly people. And this inspired me to start my travel company. It...

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Travel specialist Ashley Nguyen
active 1 hour ago

Ashley Nguyen

I was born and grown in Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam. I have always been interested in travel and discovering other cultures and places. When I was a little girl, I dreamed of being a tour guide...

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Travel specialist Dat Nguyen
active 18 hours ago

Dat Nguyen

I was born in Hai Phong city, which is a big port city with wonderful Lan Ha Bay. Later I moved to Hanoi to study and started my career in the travel industry. As a person with a great passion for...

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Travel specialist Camellia Nguyen
active 12 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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Trip Reviews for Vietnam

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Ashley was great in arranging our trip to Vietnam & Cambodia.
Vietnam | Apr 19 - May 3, 2024

Andrew
Andrew R.
Australia | Reviewed on May 18, 2024
My wife and I were celebrating our 60th birthdays and this was a bucket list trip so we wanted it to be special. Ashley was great in putting together a hassle free trip just for us. We had a limited amount of time and she managed to include most of the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia. The hotels were excellent and private guides were very informative and friendly. We especially wish to thank our guide in Siem Reap who provided an amazing experience taking us to the temples as well as the... Read more

My wife and I were celebrating our 60th birthdays and this was a bucket list trip so we wanted it to be special. Ashley was great in putting together a hassle free trip just for us. We had a limited amount of time and she managed to include most of the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia. The hotels were excellent and private guides were very informative and friendly. We especially wish to thank our guide in Siem Reap who provided an amazing experience taking us to the temples as well as the night markets and recommending various food to try. It was exceptionally hot and we were able to rearrange the day on the fly to avoid the hottest part of the day.
The drivers were excellent and made us feel relaxed so we could enjoy the scenery and we welcomed the chilled water each time we returned to the vehicles.

Local specialist: Ashley Nguyen
Ashley
Ashley Nguyen
Local specialist in Hanoi | Replied on May 18, 2024
Dear Andrew, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! I'm so thrilled to hear your trip to Vietnam and Cambodia was smooth and memorable. Making sure you were satisfied throughout the adventure of the wonderful 60th birthday anniversary was my absolute pleasure! Thank you for your detailed nice words for our service. I'll pass the review on to the team and I'm sure they will really appreciate it too! We would love to welcome you back in the future, and I... Read more

Dear Andrew,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us!

I'm so thrilled to hear your trip to Vietnam and Cambodia was smooth and memorable. Making sure you were satisfied throughout the adventure of the wonderful 60th birthday anniversary was my absolute pleasure!

Thank you for your detailed nice words for our service. I'll pass the review on to the team and I'm sure they will really appreciate it too!

We would love to welcome you back in the future, and I will be here and more than happy to assist you! It was such a pleasure working together with you.

Warmest,
Ashley

Vietnam - South to North Review
Vietnam | Apr 21 - May 5, 2024

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Bryony F.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on May 13, 2024
We cannot recommend Long and KimKim (and their partner, Realistic Asia) enough. We recently went through them for a 16 day trip to Vietnam, including a number of stops, tours, flights and transfers through Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Hoi An, Hanoi, Sapa and Ha Long Bay. Everything worked so smoothly, from the initial planning, where Long worked with us to develop an itinerary that matched with what we wanted to do, to the practical support on the ground in Vietnam. The one slight hiccough we... Read more

We cannot recommend Long and KimKim (and their partner, Realistic Asia) enough. We recently went through them for a 16 day trip to Vietnam, including a number of stops, tours, flights and transfers through Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Hoi An, Hanoi, Sapa and Ha Long Bay.

Everything worked so smoothly, from the initial planning, where Long worked with us to develop an itinerary that matched with what we wanted to do, to the practical support on the ground in Vietnam. The one slight hiccough we had (a bus picking us up 45 mins late) was resolved almost immediately by Evelyn in the KimKim team, despite it being 6am, and had no knock-on impact on our journey.

Our guide in Ho Chi Minh City, Phuc, was so organised and knowledgeable about the city, and we really appreciated his flexibility in showing us places that weren’t necessarily in the original itinerary. In Hue and Hoi An, Loi brought the richness of the deep history of the cities to life. Chao in Sapa gave us a real insight into local cultures, and Khuê in Hanoi was so lovely with us and our parents, who joined for part of the holiday.

The team is responsive, helpful, polite and knowledgeable. We would have no hesitation at all using KimKim or Realistic Asia again in the future.

Activity Review
Day Trip to the Mekong Delta (Ben Tre)
Day Trip to the Mekong Delta (Ben Tre)
Ho Chi Minh City

One of the highlights of the trip!

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Local specialist: Long Dao
Long
Long Dao
Local specialist in Vietnam | Replied on May 14, 2024
Dear Bryony, Thank you so much for your kind words and glowing review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience on your 16-day trip through Vietnam. It's fantastic to know that everything went smoothly and that our team could provide the support you needed, from the initial planning stages with me to the on-the-ground assistance in Vietnam. We're glad that the minor hiccup with the bus was promptly resolved by Evelyn and that it did not affect your journey. It's... Read more

Dear Bryony,

Thank you so much for your kind words and glowing review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience on your 16-day trip through Vietnam. It's fantastic to know that everything went smoothly and that our team could provide the support you needed, from the initial planning stages with me to the on-the-ground assistance in Vietnam.

We're glad that the minor hiccup with the bus was promptly resolved by Evelyn and that it did not affect your journey. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the flexibility and knowledge of our guides—Phuc in Ho Chi Minh City, Loi in Hue and Hoi An, Chao in Sapa, and Khuê in Hanoi. They all take great pride in sharing the beauty and culture of Vietnam with our guests.

Your feedback about the responsiveness, helpfulness, and politeness of our team means a lot to us. We always strive to create memorable and seamless travel experiences, and we're delighted that we could achieve this for your trip.

We look forward to the opportunity to assist you with future travels. Thank you once again for choosing KimKim and Realistic Asia!

Best regards,
Long & Evelyn

Ashley was a great support, she was always on...
Vietnam | Apr 30 - May 4, 2024

Burcu
Burcu D.
Japan | Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Ashley was a great support, she was always on top of everything always checking on us and very quick in return to our requests. Amazing! Totally recommend

Local specialist: Ashley Nguyen
Ashley
Ashley Nguyen
Local specialist in Hanoi | Replied on May 10, 2024

Dear Burcu,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us feedback. I am so glad to read that your family enjoyed and had an unforgettable memory in the North of Vietnam.

We would love to welcome you back in the future to explore more destinations in Vietnam, and I will be here and more than happy to assist you!

Thanks once again for letting us plan your Vietnam trip. It was such a pleasure working together with you.

Best wishes!
Ashley