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. Check with your Travel Coordinator if you have any doubts.
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. 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.
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.
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