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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
Map of Best of Northern Vietnam - 7 Days
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.

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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
Map of Highlights of Vietnam - 12 Days
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.

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Map of Impressions of Vietnam - 14 Days
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.

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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.

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
Map of 1 Week in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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...

See stunning rice fields in Vietnam
Map of 2 Weeks in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itineraries
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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Map of Vietnam History & Heritage: Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang & Hue  - 9 Days
Vietnam History & Heritage: Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang & Hue - 9 Days

Experience recent and ancient history on a nine-day tour of southern and central Vietnam. It begins in Ho Chi Minh City, a dynamic metropolis filled with colonial landmarks and the vestiges of the Vietnam War. After taking a ride down the Mekong River, you'll travel north to enjoy the beaches near Da Nang, stroll the ancient streets of Hoi An, and visit the tombs of emperors in the Imperial City of Hue.

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Explore Northern Vietnam - 9 Days

This nine-day adventure celebrates the history and culture of Vietnam's north while taking you to the most beautiful areas in the region. First, tour the highlights of ancient Hanoi and ride bicycles through the countryside. The excitement kicks into high gear with trekking through the highlands, riding sampans down rivers in Ninh Binh, and cruising the jade waters of Ha Long Bay.

Hoi An lit up at night
Map of Central Vietnam: Hoi An, Cam Thanh Village & An Bang Beach - 6 Days
Central Vietnam: Hoi An, Cam Thanh Village & An Bang Beach - 6 Days

Experience the wonders of central Vietnam on this six-day retreat. You'll stay in the UNESCO World Heritage port city of Hoi An, where you'll wander lantern-lined streets home to ancient architecture. Sample signature Vietnamese dishes on a food tour and take a trip to nearby Cam Thanh Village, where you'll meet the locals and enjoy a traditional basket boat ride. The trip ends with relaxation on An Bang Beach's white sands.

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 1 day 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 Long Dao
active 22 hours ago

Long Dao

Hi, my name is Long. I am a young and passionate travel specialist from Vietnam. I was in love with travel since I was a child and always wanted it to be a part of my life. My idea about...

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Travel specialist Huyen Nghiem
active 1 day ago

Huyen Nghiem

Traveling 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, tasting...

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Trip Reviews for Vietnam

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Amazing experience for our Vietnam trip
Vietnam | Nov 6 - Nov 19, 2022

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Jeremie L.
Luxembourg | Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Great experience overall, from A to Z (with both KimKim and our local specialist from Realistic Asia).

Before the trip:

I have to say, I was not comfortable at first because I had never heard of KimKim before and reviews on Realistic Asia were good but not numerous.
For everyone reading my review and having the same lack of comfort : get over it and book with these guys without any hesitation.

Hien was my contact since the very beginning. Great and pro-active communication, she was... read more

Great experience overall, from A to Z (with both KimKim and our local specialist from Realistic Asia).

Before the trip:

I have to say, I was not comfortable at first because I had never heard of KimKim before and reviews on Realistic Asia were good but not numerous.
For everyone reading my review and having the same lack of comfort : get over it and book with these guys without any hesitation.

Hien was my contact since the very beginning. Great and pro-active communication, she was attentive to our needs and our expectations. It took time (mainly/only because of me), but she made us a tailor-made itinerary, ticking all the boxes with transparency (i.e. what was feasible or not in the given time frame, what would be a waste of time, providing alternative solutions when necessary, ... but all that always conscious of the budget and of our constraints).
We only paid when everything was confirmed and in line with what we wanted, and then again we experienced a smooth and good process through KimKim (everything was clear and user-friendly, secured paiement, no hidden fees nor other surprises, ...).
Once validated and paid, you get all the information you need about your trip on the platform, everything centralised and easy to read/access.

We were ready for an amazing 2 week trip around Vietnam.

During the trip :

Hien and her team were fantastic throughout our journey. Very friendly and always with a bright smile, every one of them made our trip special. Very knowledgeable, they shared their passion and the love about their country/region, happy to give everything they can to increase the quality of our experience.

There are countless of aspects that I could highlight, but one of them stands out : the perfect logistics.
No waste of time, no uncertainty, everything was perfectly clear and coordinated so we can make the most of our vacation. Every step was communicating on time with the relevant level of details. Airport transfers, cars, planes, trains, but also activities, visitis, bookings, ... not a thing went wrong - Bravo Hien!

After the trip :

Hien's professionalism and follow-ups carried on until the very end (sending message to make sure we went home safely, asking unofficial feedback to keep improving services, ...).
I would highly recommend Hien and Realistic Asia if you plan a trip to Vietnam, and we will definitely reach out to her to organise our upcoming trip to Laos and Cambodia in the coming months/years.

On a side note, you may find KimKim and all these services quite pricey (and they are in fairness), but you pay for high quality services and for your peace of mind above all. Totally worth the price!

Hotel Reviews
Stellar of the Seas
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Mekong Lodge
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Hanoi Vespa Tour
Hanoi
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Local specialist: Do Hien
Do
Do Hien
Local specialist in Vietnam | Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Dear Jeremie,
Thanks so much for your review! I am very thrilled to hear your kind words about the holiday. It was a great pleasure for me and our team to organize this trip, and we are very happy to know that you enjoyed it.
Your feedback is highly appreciated, as it enables us to further develop our services and organize memorable holidays for our future clients.
Thanks again for the review and for being such a great customer.
Hien

A first trip to VietNam, made amazing by KimKim
Vietnam | Nov 6 - Nov 11, 2022

joyce
joyce h.
Norwood, OH | Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

We enjoyed our hotels and guides very much. Every guide and driver was timely, which can be a real worry when you are traveling in a country where you don't speak the language. The hotels were nicer than we anticipated, particularly the Myst in Ho Chi Minh. The cruise in HaLong was alot of fun and worth the time it took (we only had 4 days in VietNam). The only part of our trip I wouldn't recommend was the Mekong delta trip. We felt it was took too long to reach the starting destination and lasted too long.
Otherwise, would use KimKim again to plan future trips.

Local specialist: Long Dao
Long
Long Dao
Local specialist in Vietnam | Reviewed on Nov 19, 2022

Dear Joyce,
Thank you so much for leaving us such a detailed review. We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your trip. Thank s again for your choosing us for this trip to Vietnam! I hope to see you on the next holiday to South-East Asia.

Best regards,
Long

Awesome Trip
Vietnam | Oct 20 - Nov 2, 2022

Polly
Polly N.
Australia | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

The trip was great. It was easy to plan and Ashley was very prompt in making the changes we asked for. We had a few hiccups along the way which Ashley sorted out.

Highly recommend using KimKim. read more

The trip was great. It was easy to plan and Ashley was very prompt in making the changes we asked for. We had a few hiccups along the way which Ashley sorted out.

Highly recommend using KimKim.

Hotel Reviews
Apricot Hotel
Hanoi

Beautiful hotel. We had a suite with a large balcony overlooking the lake. Best hotel of our two week trip.

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Stellar of the Seas
quảng ninh

Really top notch!

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Activity Reviews
Hanoi Vespa Tour
Hanoi
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Explore the Vietnamese Countryside on a Ba Vi Eco Tour
Hanoi

Really great tour!

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Local specialist: Ashley Tran
Ashley
Ashley Tran
Local specialist in Hanoi | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

Hi Polly,
Thank you so much for the feedback and your kind words! It was a great pleasure for us to accompany you and Jake on the trip.
Thank you again for choosing our services. Wishing you all the best and hope to see you on the next vacation to Southeast Asia in the future!
Kind regards,
Ashley