Vietnam - Useful information for your trip

Welcome to Vietnam, a marvelous a country in South East Asia with Hanoi as a capital city, famous for the green ricefields and the warmth of its population. It borders the South Sea of China east and south and the Gulf of Siam for a short stretch. The north of the country is occupied by table mountains and the delta of the Red River, while the south hosts Day Trurong Sun mountains and the Mekong delta. The Vietnamese territory is mainly characterized by hills and mountains with thick vegetation. Its main rivers are Mekong and Red River. The climate is monsoonal, with high humidity levels, dry winters and rainy summers. In the summer the southern area is often hit by typhoons.

If you decide to take a trip across this country, once known as Indochina, you will find that both coastal and interior areas offer amazing landscapes and a strong diversity in flora and fauna. In the north, especially in the mountains, there are hardwood forests and coniferous forests, while tropical forests are populated by elephant, deer, tiger, leopard, monkey, crocodile and snake. Furthermore, Vietnam offers plenty of protected areas and national parks, boasting six biosphere reserves: a real paradise for travelers who want to connect with nature.

What will surprise you the most during your Vietnam tour is the warmth, hospitality and diversity of the population: here over 54 ethnic groups coexist, the main one being the Viet. Each one is located in a precise area and has developed its own traditions, customs and language, although the official lenguage is Vietnamese.

Vietnam is famous for the production of rice, the main income source for the national economy. The immense verdant ricefields give a charming shape to the Vietnamese landscape. Western visitors remain speechless in front of the beautiful rice terraces, especially in Sapa. Other relevant crops are sugarcane, potatoes, cassava, soy and corn. Coffee, tea and rubber are grown in plantations. Industry is mainly employed in rice and textile processing, but there are also plants for processing agricultural products such as distilleries and sugar factories.

Visiting Vietnam means crossing different realities, from the chaotic traffic of cities such as Hanoi, the capital city, to the beautiful islands of Halong Bay, from Hue imperial tombs, Unesco Heritage Site, down to the countless natural parks or vast religious complexes in My Son. If you are planning a trip or tailormade tour in Vietnam, you should also include the green ricefields of Sapa, Cu Chi tunnels, a sad reminder of the war, or eclectic Ho Chi Minh City, former Saigon, where traditions, modernity and recent history combine in an interesting mix. Let our local travel experts guide you and explore this unique country: you'll go back home with indelible memories and the will to return.