You are going to plan a private Vietnam tour, but don't know what attractions should be added and what activities to do in your Vietnam tour itinerary. We would like to advise you the most useful tips to enjoy a great private trip in Vietnam.
1. Down to the southern of Ho Chi Minh city
If you plan to travel to the Southern of Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh city, Mekong Delta is the most ideal place that no one can miss. In Vietnamese, Mekong delta means đồng bằng sông Cửu Long "nine dragon river delta", where the Mekong river approaches and empties itself into the sea through a network of distributaries. The region compasses a large portion of south-eastern Vietnam.
The most popular places in the Mekong delta are My Tho, Cai Be near Ho Chi Minh city, then, move to the heart of the region are Vinh Long and Can Tho. From where it is possible to reach the remotest areas of the delta, North toward Chau Doc, South towards the mangroves and the East sea, espcially, West towards Phu Quoc island.
A trip to Mekong delta can not miss floating markets that creat a favourable condition for visitors to explore a wonderful, exciting and bustle waterfront life. You can see many boats there are packed with various farm products and specialties such as vegetables, cocunut, watermelon, dragon fruit, rambutan,etc. There are some small boats selling soft drinks, wine and food for breakfast to serve market-goers and tourists. While shopping on boat, visitors can enjoy fresh fruits and see many floating houses along the riverside.
You should visit the Mekong delta in dry months from December to May because at that time, the sky is crystal clear, the land is lush and the water is quite calm. In addtion, the delta is most vibrant in spring with flower season (late January - March) and fruit season in early summer (April - May). Remembering the flood season there is from September to November.
2. Learn the history of Vietnam War from Vietnamese perspective
Traditionally, Vietnam is well-known as a war country in mind of foreigners. But when they come to Vietnam, it does not make sense with what they though. All things they can feel is a peaceful Vietnam that is always friendly with tourists. If you want to study about Vietnam's history in War, spend a half day on Cu Chi tunnels to experience the great underground netwok. When crawling through dark and narrow tunnels will be really strange. Along with Cu Chi, Vinh Moc tunnels in DMZ is one of historical sites that attract a number of tourists.
3. Walking around Hanoi
It definitely brings you brand-new experiences for a walking tour in Hanoi. You are easy to stop to trying some specialties or to chating with local people or venders. They are willing to give you useful tips if you want to explore Hanoi by your own.
Talking about Hanoi, most visitors think about Hoan Kiem lake or the center and they always book hotels which are around the Old quarter. So in the evening, visitors can walk around there or visit night market (on weekend) to experience in
4. Whatever you do, get to Sapa
Sapa is always one of top destinations in any Vietnam tour. It is mountainous area in Lao Cai province that has border gate with China. Travel to Sapa, you will experience in daily life of various minority groups such as: H'mong people, Red Dao people, Day people, etc. In addition, most tourists were fascinated by the spectacular and manificient of mountains, of terrace fields, of small foggy town.