FAQs - Popular Questions of Indian Travelers

Giving out the question seems to be one of visitors' priorities when looking for a perfect holiday. Hello Vietnam Travel considers visitors' concerns the factors making a wonderful journey in Vietnam. If you wonder something about your trip preparation or look for any necessary information, don't hesitate to ask us to receive the most pleasant answers as well as satisfy your inquiries.

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Vietnam is the 43rd safest country in the world, based on the safest and most dangerous countries ranking. The levels of crimes remain relatively low compared to other regions of the world. Especially, the reported number of crimes against women in Vietnam are low, and the overwhelming majority of tourists find the people to be peaceful and friendly. All in all, oozing with numerous attractions to keep you intrigued, Vietnam is an extremely safe country to travel in. With a few helpful hints and a good understanding of your surroundings, you will have a smooth, trouble-free and safe trip.

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Yes, the Indian tourists are required to obtain a visa before their departure to Vietnam. You can apply for a Tourist Visa to Vietnam from India via one of the two possible options: apply for Vietnam Visa Online or apply for Visa in The Embassy Of Vietnam in New Delhi or The Consulate General Of Vietnam in Mumbai. 

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It really depends on what you want to experience. We are proud to offer Indian customers the best tours and packages from luxury to budget at the best prices at the best quality.

With strong support from professional travel experts, you will enjoy your trip with excellent service: our best guides who are always enthusiastic with their job, our itineraries that are tailored made according to your requirement, our nice vehicles with good quality and so on

During high season of tourism in Vietnam, good hotels, flights, guides… can be fully booked many months before. Therefore, making reservation services with us in advance is especially a good idea for your trip to Vietnam.

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 Vietnamese Dong (VND) is the official currency of Vietnam. This money was formerly known as Ho Chi Minh money, because most of the front of the paper money is printed in Ho Chi Minh City and especially when used to distinguish it from other currencies that have been released before. In Vietnam, the same name is called “dong”. There are lots of places to exchange currencies and you will find them very easy. You can convert currencies in all banks in Vietnam or Online currency exchange services.

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You only need to deposit 30% of the total amount. The balance could be paid on your arrival. For more information about the payment term, you can check out our TERM & CONDITION section or contact us directly via email: info@vietnamtour.in or tel: (+84) 846 815 669

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Yes, you will. We assure that for all days with our sightseeing tours, you always have the strong support of our helpful and experienced tour guide during the trip so you don’t have to worry about it.

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Yes, we have. Indian and vegetarian restaurants are very popular in Vietnam. Despite not being famous as Bali, Vietnam will be your new heaven of veggie food. Here are some popular Indian restaurants for you: Namaste, Tandoor, Baba's Kitchen, Mumtaz Indian, Little India, Khazana...

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No, we do not serve Indian food for cruises in Halong Bay. However, we do serve the International buffet or Western set menu. Our customers are very happy about that, so do not worry about the food.

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You could find many bars, pubs in these big cities. Here are some of our Customer's First Choices for you: 

- In Hanoi, around Ta Hien street: Smack Dab, Twilight Sky Bar, Blues Bar Hanoi, Mojito Bar & Lounge

- In Ho Chi Minh city, Bui Vien Street: Saigon Soul Pool Party, Chill Skybar, Glow Skybar, EON Heli Bar, Pub Crawl Saigon

- In Da Nang, Bach Dang street: Eclat Cafe & Bar, The 1920's Lounge, N Pub, The Secret Garden Pub & Cafe, Poolside Bar 

- In Siem Reap: Naga Bar, The Local - Brew Pub, Prive Bar and Lounge 

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Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam so there are a lot of activities which you could enjoy: join a free walking tour to explore local life, go around for shopping, discover this city with a cyclo tour, visit local pagodas and temples or taste delicious Street food or Special food that only have in Hanoi like a beer or egg coffee near Hoan Kiem Lake, etc

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Ho Chi Minh is not only the biggest city in Vietnam but also is a very famous city for entertainment activities. You could take a walk in Nguyen Hue Walking Street, stroll through the Book Street, enjoy a free concert at the Saigon Opera House or explore some excited night bars, pubs here. Moreover, you also could find the shopping malls with international brand names, local markets with local products, etc.

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Yeah, why not? Our Travel Consultant will support you to give you the best optional tours which are suitable for your days. However, please note that if there are any changes about your tour after confirming, you should inform us as soon as possible because there will be some additional charges for the last-minute situation.

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Once you visit Vietnam, you will find out that there are thousands of souvenirs waiting for you to buy. Ao dai, Non la - Conical hat, wooden clogs, Vietnamese embroidery, lacquer ware, and other teas, spices can be easily taken home from Vietnam. However, items such as snake wine, raw meat, or any illegal material can’t be taken out of our country.

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Vietnam is over 1,000km (600 miles) in length and has 3 main areas from North to South, each region has different weather during the year. So normally, you could travel to Vietnam all year around. While North & Central of Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Hue, Danang, Hoian) will be cool from Oct to Mar, the other months will be warm. However, our South of Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh, Phan Thiet, Vung Tau, etc) will be warm all year around. Sep to Dec will be rainy season in our Central area, especially Hue. Contact us and our best Travel Consultants will suggest you the best time to see the destinations as you wish.

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Yes, we could. You don’t have to worry about it, our packages can be customized and adjusted until they fit your taste. Contact us and our Travel Consultants will help you get the perfect tour you want.

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Normally, Sapa will be very cold from November till February. However, in return, you will have the chance to watch the sunrise over the valley in the morning. The months from March to May and from September to November is the best time to visit Sapa. It will be cool and enjoyable with sunlight in the day time. If you want to admire the beautiful view of colorful flowers and green fields in Sapa’s terraces, you should visit this region in late August and beginning of September.

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Explore the local life is one of the most interesting experiences when you visit Vietnam and traveling around this country is very easy. You can join in a free walking tour, ask the receptionist at your hotel to call a taxi, or just download the "GRAB" app in your phone to book the car or motorbike to your own free-day trip.

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3-5 days will be the perfect length of stay for you to visit Hanoi. You will have the opportunity to see all the attractions and enjoy the relaxing time to understand more about our local culture and taste our amazing food.

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Compared to Thailand, Malaysia, Europe countries, etc, the cost in Vietnam is very cheap. Just 2-10 USD per person for a delicious meal and the daily expenses (laundry, transfer, etc) are at a low price as well.

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Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam so there are a lot of attractive destinations to visit. The most highlights of Hanoi is Tran Quoc pagoda, Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh complex, Hoa Lo prison, Museum of Ethnic Minorities, Opera Houses, etc.

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Ho Chi Minh City is not only known as the biggest city in Vietnam but also is a popular tourist destination due to its numerous classic architecture and fascinating culture. The most highlights included: Independence Palace, War Museum, Ben Thanh market, Central Post office, Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta.

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We are happy to know that you’re interested in Vietnamese’s culture. To help our customers understand more about our culture, we have both normal and luxury shows for you to choose, such as The Water puppet show, My Village show, The Quintessence of Tonkin show, etc.

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When entering temples, pagodas or any other religious sites in these countries, the cover-up is considered as a sign of respect. Shorts are forbidden so you should wear clothes which cover your shoulders, knees.

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From Cambodia, travelers can buy special items which best reflect the country’s culture like water puppets, bronze Buddhist bells, carvings made of cinnamon and camphor wood, items decorated with mother-of-pearl inlay, and lacquerware.

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Boat cruise on Mekong Delta is completely safe and kid-friendly. All the boats are equipped with life-jackets and other safety equipment. More interestingly, on luxury Mekong river cruises like Jahan and Jayavarman, there is a wide range of games and fun activities for kids as well as the Jacuzzi pool on board, promising an enjoyable boat trip for your children.

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Of course, you could. Please send us an email or contact us on WhatsApp so we can check and send you the new rates if the room is available.

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Yes, visa on arrival is available for several nationalities, including Indians. You need to pay 30 USD/person for the visa stamp fee at the airport. 

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Only Vietnam requires you a visa approval letter. And we offer free for you if you confirm the booking with us.

Just need to send us the passport scan via email and we will send back to you the result after 3-5 working days. Let's print it, and bring to the airport with your 2 photos size 4*6cm (color photos), pay 25 USD/person for your visa stamp.

For Laos & Cambodia, you will not need a visa letter. Just prepare photos to size 4*6cm, and pay 30 USD/person for Cambodia visa stamp and 40 USD/person for Laos visa stamp.

 

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It is quite safe for people to travel alone in these countries as most of the weapons are abandoned here. The local people in Southeast Asia are generous, welcoming and friendly. In spite of their limited English in some rural areas, they are always ready to help. Additionally, the distance between these countries is not too long so we can easily combine any of your favorite countries above as you wish. 

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It is advisable to drink only mineral water from store-bought bottles, even in restaurants and hotel. This is because the tap water of the country is not always clean enough to drink.

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Yes, of course, you could. At first, our travel consultant may send you several options to choose from based on our long-term experience and destination understanding. Then, we will advise you the most suitable time to visit each destination and customize the itinerary based on your interests, time, and budgets.

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Yes, we offer free visa approval letter to Vietnam if you book the tour with us.

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The earlier you book, the better available services you could get. The best time to book is from 3 to 5 months in advance.

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The best time to visit Cambodia varies based on temperature, rainfall, and the number of tourists. Just like some other parts of in-land Southeast Asia, Cambodia’s weather is divided into two contrast statuses: wet and dry. First off, the wet season is caught in between May and October, with a brief downpour in the afternoon, and the sun still comes out for a few hours. Meanwhile, travelers in the dry season from November to March are probably welcomed by the heat. Most people choose to visit Cambodia from November to March to avoid wet rainy days, which means if you’re not so keen on the crowds, then May to early October would be the ideal option.

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Lao Climate divided into 2 seasons: wet and dry season. The dry season in Laos typically runs from October to April, and the wet season from May until September, with the heaviest rainfall generally in August & September, especially in the south. The hottest time of the year in Laos is typically between the months of March and June when temperatures can climb to 35°C and above.

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There are 2 ways to apply visa for Cambodia:

1. For an e-visa, an online form needs to be filled and submitted, along with the fee.

2. Visa on arrival

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Cambodia, with at least one blank passport page available for Cambodian visa stamp.

One signed Cambodia visa application form plus one copy.

1 recent passport type photo, in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

Computer generated flight itinerary showing round trip travel to Cambodia and onward flight.

30 USD in cash for stamp fee.

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The visa will be valid for one month from the date of visa issuance.

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The visa will be valid for one month from the date of visa issuance.

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The visa will be valid for one month from the date of visa issuance.

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There is a wealth of beautiful tourist attractions in Luang Prabang. However, we’d like to list out for you the best sites you should not miss: Wat Xieng Thong, Royal Palace, Kuang Si Waterfalls, Pak Ou Caves, Mount Phousi. Besides, you can learn more about the local life, history, and culture of Luang Prabang by visiting Ock Pop Tok Living Craft Center, UXO Museum and several local markets around the city.

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If you are into discovering archeological sites, then you should look no further than Siem Reap. Apart from the Angkor Complex – the symbol of Cambodia, there are a lot of beautiful temples of all sizes and ages for you to discover such as Bayon, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, Preah Khan, Baphuon, etc. Besides, you can consider these following attractions depending on your interests: Angkor National Museum, Angkor Night Market, Angkor Silk Farm, etc.

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Da Nang is a charming city of Vietnam’s central coast. Apart from its splendid beaches, there are some attractions that you should set foot in while discovering around this city. Located 15km from the city center, Ba Na Hills is a fascinating complex that offers various entertaining activities and attractive structures including the famous Golden Bridge. Besides, you can consider the Cham Museum, Marble Mountain, My Son Sanctuary.

Hoi An allures tourists by a lot of beautiful sites. Apart from its gorgeous ancient town, you can merge yourself into the fresh water of An Bang Beach, enjoy a boat tour to Bay Mau Coconut Village and many more.

 

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For Vietnam, you could experience the route from Hanoi to Lao Cai (Sapa) (8 hours), Hanoi to Hue (16 hours), Hue/Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh (20 hours). The train condition in Vietnam is not good compared to Europe countries, and it will be a little bit noisy so it's hard for you to fall asleep. So please consider it carefully.

 

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There are 3 main ways which you could apply for a Vietnam visa:

1. E-visa

Just need to fill the form, pay the fee and get the result online.

2. Visa at the Embassy

You need to bring your passport, photos to the nearest Vietnam Embassy in your country to require a visa. The rate will be informed by the Embassy.

3. Visa on arrival

After confirming the booking with us, you just need to send us your passport photo. Within 3-5 working days, we will send you back the visa approval letter.

You need to print the letter out, prepare 2 photos size 4*6cm (color photos) and pay 25 USD/single entry or 50 USD/multiple entries at the airport to get your visa stamp.

 

 

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You could not use Rubi in these countries. The best option is to exchange from USD to the local currency as normally, you only could use USD at the hotel or big restaurants. For street food, local shopping, they only accept local currency.

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It will be a little bit rush in Hanoi with a day trip to Halong Bay (you will need 4 hours/way from Hanoi to Halong Bay or vice versa, and 4 hours for a day cruise, so total will be around 12 hours). Moreover, if your group is small, the day cruise will be much more expensive than the overnight cruise. Furthermore, the overnight cruise could bring you much more experiences which day cruise could not (kayaking, swimming, local villages, fishing, etc). Especially, if you travel with small kids or you are a couple, the overnight cruise will be a must-try experience for you.

 

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There are many theme parks in Vietnam which you could consider such as: West Lake Water park (Hanoi), Sunworld Halong, Vinpearl Ha Long (Ha Long), Fansipan Sapa (Sapa), Sunworld Da Nang, Bana Hills & Golden Bridge (Da Nang), Vinpearl Nha Trang, Central Park, 100 egg park (Nha Trang), Vinpearl Phu Quoc (Phu Quoc island), Ho May Park (Vung Tau), Suoi Tien Theme park, Dam Sen waterpark (Ho Chi Minh), Da Lat Flower Park (Da Lat).

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Vietnam is a country with a coastline 3400 km long, with many beautiful coastal cities. You could consider visiting our most beautiful beaches included:

NORTHERN VIETNAM

Cat Ba: Just like Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island boasts an impressive seascape of multiple limestone islets as well as pure fresh water all year round. Due to the cold of winter in northern Vietnam, it is advisable to visit Cat Ba in hot summer days from April to September. 

CENTRAL VIETNAM

There are various options of beautiful beaches in Central Vietnam you can choose from such as Lang Co Beach (Hue), My Khe Beach (Da Nang), An Bang Beach (Hoi An), Nha Trang Beach, etc. The best time to enjoy the beach in Central Vietnam is from March to August

SOUTHERN VIETNAM

Binh Thuan, Vung Tau, Ho Tram, Phan Thiet - you could enjoy the beaches year round as the weather is warm all year around and they are not affected much even during rainy seasons. Phu Quoc island - the best time to enjoy the beach is from late October till late March. The other months will be the rainy season, you should avoid it.

 

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