Private tailor-made journeys of a lifetime 1 888 263 2574
  • AUS
  • DEU
  • AUS
  • DEU
Vietnam Einheimische

What are the most important Vietnam travel tips? What should you pack for your tour? What currency is accepted in the country? Find answers to all your questions from our destination experts..

Packing for your Vietnam tours can be a challenging task, and depends on where you plan to be visiting. Your Travel Consultant is happy to answer all your questions.

Larger cities like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi offer upscale bars and restaurants, so be sure to pack some clothes and shoes for a nice evening out so you can easily enjoy a bit of both big city life as well as remote, untouched destinations on Vietnam holidays. It’s not advisable to bring your flashy jewelry or expensive cell phones for your Vietnam tour. You will find few restrictions on the dress code in the bustling metros, but as you move further away you will notice that people are dressed more traditionally.

Ho Chi Minh City - pulsierende Metropole Vietnams - Vietnam travel tips
Ho Chi Minh city offers several upscale restaurants and bars.

Vietnam has very strict regulations about exporting real antiques. Most “antique” and art pieces sold to tourists are fake or copies of the original. As you travel in Vietnam, be careful and check your sources for certificates if they claim to sell you an original or antique piece.

Except in some places, photography is generally allowed everywhere. Ask for permission before taking photographs of temples, objects, and people.

All Enchanting Travels’ cars are equipped with bottled water; please avoid drinking water from outside in Vietnam, even if it is sealed and of a good make. Avoid eating vegetable salads, fried foods, and beverages from the many roadside vendors frequently seen everywhere, unless you are on specific Vietnam food tours with us that we have already hygiene vetted. Your tour escort and drivers will know reputable restaurants in Vietnam, and all of your hotels with restaurants will be a good choice for dining. When ordering for food, feel free to request non-spicy.

Watch out when dealing with currency – 10,000 and 100,000 notes look the same as 50,000 and 500,000 rupee notes.

Our top Vietnam travel tips

Our Destination experts are happy to share their personal travel tips during your free consultation and help you plan your private Vietnam tours. Contact us for your personalized and obligation-free itinerary.


Please note: Despite careful research, we cannot assume complete liability for the information provided here. Further updated information is available at your local Foreign Office.

Excellent / 4.9 out of 5
from the blog
The Best Of Vietnam Tourism: Top Food From Every Region
By: Mouli
4 min

The Best Of Vietnam Tourism: Top Food From Every Region

Vietnam tourism has significantly gained in popularity over the last few years. And why not?


Head where few tread: Undiscovered Cambodia and Vietnam destinations: Hmong Women in Vietnam
By: Mouli
7 min

Undiscovered Cambodia and Vietnam Destinations

Go off the beaten track on your vacation in Southeast Asia and discover unique hidden gems, tucked away amid misty mountains, rolling valleys, rice terraces and emerald bays.


Enchanting Travels Vietnam Tours Floating market at the Mekong in Can Tho, Vietnam

Classic Vietnam for Foodies

12 Days: $ 3,570 / person
This Vietnam tour offers the ultimate luxury experience in the country with white glove service, luxurious accommodation, unique tours and the best of Asian hospitality. Uncover the fresh and diverse flavors of the country while you visit its most loved destinations.
Details Inquire
Enchanting Travels - Asia Tours-HALONG bay in vietnam. UNESCO World Heritage Site. This view from TiTop island and its most popular view for travel in Halong bay.

Classic Vietnam

14 Days: $ 3,590 / person
Wander in ancient cities and discover a medley of century old traditions and modern day living. On this private holiday in Vietnam, travel from the northern heritage city of Hanoi and the gorgeous Halong Bay to the imperial capital of Hue.
Details Inquire

Vietnam’s Heritage Cities and Beach

12 Days: $ 2,690 / person
Explore the best-loved highlights of Vietnam at your own pace! Discover Hanoi’s vibrant Old Quarter and take a cruise through the impossibly picturesque limestone karst seascape of Halong Bay.
Details Inquire
Load More


Traveler’s often ask us ‘What are the best destinations I should visit in Vietnam?’, ‘What is the best Vietnam travel guide?’ or ‘What can I do in Vietnam?’ From Water Puppet Shows in Hanoi, street food in Saigon, and the Perfume River of Hue to the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam and Cambodia – the country is brimming with treasures. Experience the best of the fascinating culture and bounteous nature during your Vietnam holidays with us. Follow the link to discover our top ten Vietnam attractions and travel advice from our experts.


How to travel in Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam and Cambodia? What should you consider while planning your Vietnam holidays? What should you pack for your tours in Hanoi’s temples or Sa Pa‘s mountains? What currency is accepted in the country? Find answers to all your questions and travel advice from our destination experts.  


How safe is it to travel Vietnam? Is Vietnam safe to travel for a foreigner from the West? What are things that you should keep in mind while traveling in destinations such as Hoi An, Halong Bay, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City? The country may be becoming increasingly popular with foreign tourists but you would do well to keep in mind that it is still a developing nation. Here is some of the most up-to-date travel advice from our experts to ensure seamless and stress-free Vietnam holidays.


Authentic Experiences

Our award-winning, licensed expert guides providing local insights and insider tips. Their passion is enchanting our guests.

Freedom & Flexibility

Fully customized private trips based on your interests and preferences made possible through deep destination expertise.

Safety & Security

We work exclusively with licensed chauffeurs tested for skill and the highest standards of safety. All vehicles are sefety-tested.

100% Financial Protection

We are bonded members and license holders of all leading travel organizations. Your booking is completely secure.

Quality & Comfort

Personally tested accommodation and restaurant recommendations. We select comfortable, high-quality vehicles.

Never Feel Stranded

Your dedicated, destination-based trip coordinator is reachable 24/7 and we offer mobile phone access during travel.


Enchanting Travels made planning this vacation a breeze. I didn’t stress at all during the trip, especially since there was also someone there to help with international transfers. All of our guides spoke English well and were quite accommodating.

Rating 5/5


Enchanting Travels employs people who really know how to listen to their clients and provide an exciting itinerary that is also safe and flexible. Everyone we worked with, from Brenda and Lavina to our guides Mr. Pongthep and Sangay, and our chauffeur Kengua, were professionals who seemed to really enjoy showing us their beautiful and exciting countries.

Rating 5/5
Bergwandern beim Annapurna-Trek durch den Himalaya in Nepal

Carol schorgUSA

Go to Bhutan now! We don’t believe it is really going to stay this way for long. And it really is unique right now. Building laws require that dwellings be built in the traditional fashion and this makes for the most beautiful and original vistas. No one goes to Bhutan for the cuisine.

Rating 5/5
Der Salzee von Uyuni - typisches Fotomotiv

Joan WernerCanada

Do you have a vacation in mind? Personalize your itinerary with our Trip Builder.