Are you planning to travel to Vietnam for two full weeks ? Are you looking for Vietnam 14 days itinerary ? You would like to know which places are the must see places for your 14 days trip ? You are on the right post to discover the best Vietnam 14 days itineraries !

Vietnam is a long S shaped country (around 1800km) from North to South and the transportation time by car or bus can be very tiring.

Firstly, 14 days in Vietnam are enough to discover all the country. Also, some people who prefer a “slow travel mode”, they can spend more time in some parts of Vietnam to know more about vietnamese culture.

Our local travel agency is specialized in taylor-made Vietnam itineraries. Feel free to contact us if you have any inquiry for your trip in Vietnam.

Vietnam 14 days itinerary : From North to South

For a 14 days trip to Vietnam, we would like to recommend you the following itinerary :

Day 1 : Hanoi arrival – walking city tour, overnight in Hanoi
Day 2 : Hanoi – Halong Bay, overnight on cruise
Day 3 : Halong Bay – Hanoi, overnight in Hanoi
Day 4 : Ninh Binh one day trip, overnight in Hanoi
Day 5 : Hanoi – Sapa, overnight in Sapa
Day 6 : Sapa – Hanoi, overnight in Hanoi
Day 7 : Hanoi – flight to Danang – Hoi An ancient town, overnight in Hoi An
Day 8 : Hoi An Ancient town – Basket boat eco tour – My Son Sanctuary, overnight in Hoi An
Day 9 : Hoi An – Ba Na Hills – Danang, overnight in Danang
Day 10 : Danang – Hue city tour, overnight in Danang
Day 11 :  Danang city tour – Ho Chi Minh city, overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 12 : Cu Chi tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City tour, overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 13 :  Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong delta one day tour, overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 14 : Ho Chi Minh City departure

After reaching Hanoi airplane terminalyou may spend a few time to visit Hanoi by feet. You will visit Hanoi cathedral, Hoan Kiem lake and others popular places in Hanoi amid a unwinding strolling visit.

Vietnam 14 days itinerary Hanoi

On the second day, you’ll spend 2 days on cruise in Halong Bay which is one of the foremost lovely places of Vietnam. You’ll be able see thousands of islands in a lovely emerald sea. It is time to appreciate one of the foremost paramount nightfall of your life.

After Halong Bay, drive back to Hanoi or you can drive directly Ninh Binh to spend a night in a bungalow in the middle of the ricefields.

Ninh Binh is also called Halong Bay on land because you will be able to see thousands of rocks in the ricefields. Tam Coc is the village from where it is possible to take a boat trip and climb on a mountain called “Hang Mua”.

Hanoi 14 days itinerary

Finishing visiting Northern Vietnam by Sapa is like the cherry on the cake. This destination is one of the most exotic experience you will have in Vietnam. In this mountainous area, the ethnic minorties have sculpted the mountains during more than 3 000 years with terrace ricefields. It is possible to spend one night in a homestay for full immersion in the local culture.

It is now time to take a flight from Hanoi airport to reach Danang city. From Danang, you can visit Hoi An ancient town with its must see lantern festival. You can check out the lantern festival calendar by following this link : Hoi An Lantern festival 2023

The other main places you should not miss in Central Vietnam are : Ba Na Hills with the Golden Hands Bridge and Hue imperial city.

Hanoi 14 days itinerary

At last, you will take another plane to reach Ho Chi Minh city in Southern Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh city is a very busy city but it is the departure point to visit Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta. The tunnels of Củ Chi are an immense network of connecting tunnels built during vietnamese war against the american army.

Vietnam 14 days itinerary Cu Chi

You shouldn’t miss the green islands of the Mekong Delta. In this area, the local people spend more time on boat than on the ground.

Finally, it is now time to Say Goodbye Vietnam ! Have a safe flight back to your home.

You can check out our 14 days Vietnam package by following this link : Vietnam 14 days package

Vietnam 14 days itinerary : Northern and Central Vietnam

For a first trip to Vietnam, we recommend to visit Northern and Central Vietnam for a 14 days trip. In these parts of Vietnam, you will visit the most beautiful places of the country.

This 14 days Vietnam itinerary is better for “slow travel” lovers, people who want a full immersion in the vietnamese culture and take their time to travel.

Day 1 : Hanoi arrival, overnight in Hanoi
Day 2 : Hanoi – Halong Bay, overnight on cruise
Day 3 : Halong Bay – Ninh Binh, overnight in Tam Coc
Day 4 : Ninh Binh – Mai Chau, overnight in Mai Chau
Day 5 : Mai Chau – Hanoi, overnight in Mai Chau
Day 6 : Hanoi – Sapa, overnight in Sapa
Day 7 : Sapa trekking, overnight in Sapa
Day 8 : Sapa – Hanoi, overnight in Hanoi
Day 9 : Hanoi – flight to Danang – Hoi An ancient town, overnight in Hoi An
Day 10 : Hoi An Ancient town – Basket boat eco tour – My Son Sanctuary, overnight in Hoi An
Day 11 : Hoi An – Ba Na Hills – Danang, overnight in Danang
Day 12 : Danang – Hue city tour, overnight in Danang
Day 13 :  Danang city tour – Hanoi, overnight in Hanoi
Day 14 : Hanoi departure

Vietnam 14 days itinerary

In this itinerary, you will visit Mai Chau which is a very peacefull area with many minorities people. You will have the chance to discover more about their lifestyle.

Also, by spending 3 days in Sapa, it will be possible to do a longer trekking and visit non touristic places of Sapa.

When is the best time to visit Vietnam ?

In general, the best time to visit Vietnam is from October to April. At this time, temperatures are not too hot on average throughout all Vietnam and the weather is generally dry. However, given that the country stretches over 1000 km from north to south, there is not really a better time to visit Vietnam, but different periods depending on the regions you want to visit. Indeed, Vietnam being divided into 3 parts (North, Central and South), all these regions have different climates.

Note that in Northern Vietnam, the rainy season is from July to August and in Central Vietnam, the rainy season is from September to December with some typhoons in September and October.

You can read more about the weather of the different parts of Vietnam by following this link : Best time to visit Vietnam.

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You plan to visit Vietnam during two weeks ? You are looking for a Vietnam 12 days itinerary ? You don’t know what are the best places to visit during 12 days in Vietnam ?

Then, you are on the right page to prepare your Vietnam 12 days trip !

First of all, 12 days in Vietnam is long enough to visit the main destination of Vietnam. However, it is too short to visit everything. That’s why, you should make some choices in your Vietnam 12 days itinerary and skip some destinations. The preparation of your Vietnam 12 days itinerary is very important in order to save time and fully enjoy your 12 days trip.

Vietnam is a very long country (1800km) from North to South and the transportation time by bus or car can be very long. You shouldn’t miss that point because 12 days are very short and it could be a shame if you spend more time in the transportation than for sightseeing.

Vietnam 12 days itinerary : Northern and Central Vietnam

For a first trip to Vietnam, we recommend to visit Northern and Central Vietnam for a 12 days trip. In these parts of Vietnam, you will visit the most beautiful places of the country.

Here is the itinerary we recommend for a 12 days star in Vietnam :

Day 1 : Hanoi arrival – walking city tour, overnight in Hanoi
Day 2 : Hanoi – Halong Bay, overnight on cruise
Day 3 : Halong Bay – Hanoi, overnight in Hanoi
Day 4 : Ninh Binh one day trip, overnight in Hanoi
Day 5 : Hanoi – Sapa, overnight in Sapa
Day 6 : Sapa – Hanoi, overnight in Hanoi
Day 7 : Hanoi – flight to Danang – Hoi An ancient town, overnight in Hoi An
Day 8 : Hoi An Ancient town – Basket boat eco tour – My Son Sanctuary, overnight in Hoi An
Day 9 : Hoi An – Ba Na Hills – Danang, overnight in Danang
Day 10 : Danang – Hue city tour, overnight in Danang
Day 11 :  Danang city tour – Hanoi, overnight in Hanoi
Day 12 : Hanoi departure

After reaching Hanoi airport, you will spend some time to visit Hanoi by feet. You can visit Hanoi cathedral, Hoan Kiem lake, Hanoi opera and others famous places in Hanoi during a relaxing walking tour.

On the second day, you will spend 2 days on cruise in Halong Bay which is one of the most beautiful places of Vietnam. You can see thousands of islands in a beautiful emerald see. It is time to enjoy one of the most memorable sunset of your life.

After Halong Bay, back to Hanoi and you can reach Ninh Binh which is also called Halong Bay on land. Ninh Binh is a beautiful place for nature lovers. Note that Tam Coc is the village from where you will be able to take a boat trip and climb on a mountain called “Hang Mua”.

The last part to visit in Northern Vietnam is Sapa. This village is in the mountainous area of Vietnam. In Sapa, you can take the cable car to reach the top of Indochina : Mont Fansipan.

After visiting these beautiful landscapes, it is time to take a flight to reach Danang city. From Danang, you can take a car to visit Hoi An ancient town. This cosy town is an ancient japanese style harbour. It is a must see place in Central Vietnam for a Vietnam 12 days itinerary. You should not miss the famous Hoi An Lantern Festival once a month.

You can stay one night in Hoi An ancient town before moving to Ba Na Hills. You can take the cable car to reach the very famous Golden Bridge.

Then, back on the road to visit Hue ancient capital with its amazing imperial citadel.

Finally, you will take a flight back to Hanoi and spend one more day there for shopping before taking your flight back to your home. Say Goodbye Vietnam !

Our travel agency can support you to arrange this itinerary. You can check out the detailed itinerary by following this link : Vietnam 12 days itinerary

When is the best time to visit Northern and Central Vietnam ?

The choice of the best period is essential for a pleasant stay in Hanoi and Danang.

In Northern Vietnam, the rainy season is from July to August. In Central Vietnam, the rainy season is from September to December with some storms in September and October. So, the best time to come for a Vietnam 12 days trip is from February to May with cooler and dry season.

Note that in Northern Vietnam, it can be cold during the winter in December and January : around 15°C.

Here is a discovery that will delight all cheese fans: cheese made in Vietnam. Indeed, an artisanal cheese factory has been created at the beginning of 2020. We were lucky to be able to meet the founders of Maison Béjo. These two Frenchmen had the idea of ​​making cheese in Vietnam. Here is our interview with its founders.

Jacky Travel : Where did you get the idea to make cheese in Vietnam?

Maison Béjo : Before moving to Vietnam, we already had a little experience in cheese making and we are real cheese fans. It is a product that is difficult to find in Vietnam. Imported cheese from France is often overpriced. However, cheese is widely consumed by expatriates and there is an increasing request for dairy products here in Vietnam. This is why, we decided to make some cheeses in Vietnam to test the market. We were surprised to see our few cheeses leave very quickly.

Jacky Travel : Is there enough milk in Vietnam to produce cheese?

Maison Béjo : Our cheeses are made with 100% Vietnamese milk. There are more and more milk producers in Vietnam and the demand for milk is growing. Some regions of Vietnam are known for their milk such as Ba Vi or Moc Chau. We do not risk shortage for the moment because our production remains very small and very artisanal.

Jacky Travel : Which products do you currently offer?

Maison Béjo : Today, we offer a two-month aged tomme and handmade “Fromage blanc” as well. We have chosen to work only with raw milk in order to produce cheeses with unique flavors. We are lucky to be able to source very fresh milk to ensure the quality of our cheeses. We only have two products today but we hope to be able to develop a bigger range very soon.

Jacky Travel : Which customers are you targeting?

Maison Béjo :Our dream is that cheese will becom a popular product in Vietnam. Today, the cheese is still little known by the Vietnamese. It is mainly consumed melted on pizzas. However, cheese is sometimes consumed by Vietnamese people who have already traveled to Europe and France in particular. Our customers are mainly expatriates in need of Western-style food.

Jacky Travel : Where can we buy your cheese made in Vietnam?

Maison Béjo : We sell through our website and social media. The products are delivered to your home. We are currently in discussions with various distributors in Hanoi to make it easier for our customers to access our products. We also hope to be able to sell our products in Ho Chi Minh City in the near future as this city has a large expatriate community.

 

Looking to stay connected in Vietnam? Buying a local SIM card is inexpensive, with good coverage and data speeds. Our local travel agency will provide you a good and cheap Sim Card with the best price.

The easiest way to get a Sim Card in Vietnam is to buy it at the airport. Most of the travellers buy a sim card at the airport when they arrive at Hanoi, Danang or Ho Chi Minh city. It is a fast and trustly way to buy a sim card in Vietnam.

However, at the airport the price of a Vietnam Sim Card is about 10 USD.

Mobifone Sim CardMobifone sim card Vietnam

You are looking for a cheap Sim Card in Vietnam. The Mobifone is a good choice if you want to stay connected with the cheapest Sim Card in Vietnam. You will have 9GB high speed data and low speed data after.

Data : Unlimited with 9GB high speed

Availibility : 2 weeks

Price : 4 USD

Vinaphone Sim Cardcheap sim card in Vietnam

If your looking for more data and you would like to stay connected with high speed internet during your whole trip, Vinaphone Sim Card is the best option. It is also a cheap sim card in Vietnam, cheaper than at the airport.

Data : Unlimited with 2GB high speed/day

Availibility : 2 weeks

Price : 6 USD

Visa Vietnam : How to get a visa for Vietnam in 2023 ?

Most travelers wishing to visit or travel to Vietnam will need a visa to enter the country. Only Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Brunei, Myanmar, Japan, South Korea, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy and France passport holders are visa-exempt for Vietnam provided that their travel or stay in Vietnam is part of a short-term tourist trip of less than 45 days. Similarly, citizens of Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Kyrgyzstan can enter Vietnam without a visa for any tourist stay of up to 30 days. Citizens of the Philippines are exempt from visa for stays of less than 21 days. Beyond this period of stay, a visa is required for these nationalities. (Vietnam travel: How to obtain a Vietnam visa)

There are 2 ways to get a Vietnam visa:

– The first is to apply for e-visa on the official government website : E-VISA VIETNAM

– The second solution is to obtain Visa Vietnam on arrival at the immigration post if your passport is not allowed to apply for e-visa, you will need invitation letter (commonly called “approval letter”).

In any case, before taking the steps to obtain a Vietnam visa, the traveler must be in possession of a valid passport (the passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of return), non-biometric passports are accepted.

A Vietnam tourist visa is automatically a single entry visa (unless you apply for a multiple entry visa), which means that if you leave Vietnam (for example for a combined trip with Cambodia , Thailand or Laos), you will need a new visa to return (or apply for a multiple entry visa) unless you are in transit at the airport, of course.

Note:

It is not necessary anymore to wait at least 30 days after leaving Vietnam to enjoy a new visa exemption (updated in 2023).

Here is the list of border gates that allowed foreigners enter and exit Vietnam by E-visa :

13 international airports: Noi Bai (Ha Noi), Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City), Cam Ranh (Khanh Hoa), Da Nang, Cat Bi (Hai Phong), Can Tho, Phu Quoc (Kien Giang), Phu Bai (Thua Thien Hue), Van Don (Quang Ninh), Tho Xuan (Thanh Hoa), Dong Hoi (Quang Binh), Phu Cat (Binh Dinh), Lien Khuong (Lam Dong).

16 land border gates: Tay Trang (Dien Bien), Mong Cai (Quang Ninh), Huu Nghi (Lang Son), Lao Cai, Na Meo (Thanh Hoa), Nam Can (Nghe An), Cau Treo (Ha Tinh), Cha Lo (Quang Binh), La Lay and Lao Bao (Quang Tri), Bo Y (Kon Tum), Moc Bai and Xa Mat (Tay Ninh), Tinh Bien and Vinh Xuong (An Giang), Ha Tien (Kien Giang).

13 sea border gates: Hon Gai and Cam Pha (Quang Ninh), Hai Phong, Nghi Son (Thanh Hoa), Vung Ang (Ha Tinh), Chan May (Thua Thien Hue), Da Nang, Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh), Dung Quat (Quang Ngai), Vung Tau (Ba Ria – Vung Tau), Ho Chi Minh City, Duong Dong (Kien Giang).

Visa Vietnam on arrival at the airport:

Visa on arrival is available only for passport holders who cannot apply for E-Visa. You can get a visa for Vietnam upon arrival if you arrive in Vietnam by one of these 3 airports (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Danang) through an invitation letter commonly called “approval letter”.

Visa vietnam

The letter of invitation (approval letter) is a letter issued by the immigration authorities in order to authorize the obtaining of the visa for Vietnam on arrival.

Thanks to the letter of invitation issued by our travel agency, you will be able to obtain your Vietnam visa at the immigration counter of the airports mentioned above for the payment of the visa fees at the airport in cash and in dollars.

Minors with their own passports will also have to pay visa fees. The time to obtain an approval letter or approval letter is usually between 3 and 5 business days. At the end of this period, our travel agency will send you the letter “approval letter” to print. The approval letter will be required at the time of check-in at the airport. Failing presentation of the visa authorization letter on arrival or a Vietnam visa, boarding your flight to Vietnam may be refused.

Note: The citizens of these countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Bissau Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tobago and Trinidad, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen, Zimbabwe are not eligible for an approval letter.

Nationals of these countries must obtain a Vietnam visa at the Vietnamese Embassy before they can enter the Vietnamese territory. All letters of approval issued will be refused upon arrival.

How to get a visa on arrival

Simple and economic, obtaining the visa for Vietnam on arrival thanks to the letter of invitation (approval letter) will save you all the hassles of the administration. This system will prevent you from moving to the Vietnam Embassy or sending your passport.

To obtain a visa on arrival at the international airport, here’s how:

– Please send us a photo of your passport to start the procedure and the exact date of arrival on Vietnamese soil

– We will then send you the invitation letter approved by the Vietnamese Government within 3 working days by email

– Print and bring on board the letter of invitation with two ID photos. You can also print and bring on the plane the enclosed form (if necessary, you can get this form on the spot at the airport)

– Upon arrival at the airport, in front of the customs, you can queue at the counter for “VISA ON ARRIVAL” – Give your two passport photos with the letter of invitation and the completed form and your passport

– Wait until your name appears on the screen. Receive your passport with a visa and pay the stamping fee in cash.

– You can now go to the customs to pass the border control.

Get your visa on arrival

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    Visa extension

    Once in Vietnam, if you want to extend your stay but your visa comes to end, a visa extension is possible.

    You can go through any local travel agency to obtain a visa extension. However, obtaining a visa extension is very expensive. It is therefore important to think carefully about the duration of your stay and your visa before arriving in Vietnam.

    It is also possible to renew your visa as many times as you want thanks to the visa run technique.

    In the past, tipping is not a part of South East Asia culture. However, as the time flies, many things have changed, tipping gradually has become a part of this area culture and Vietnam is not an exception. But how much should I tip in Vietnam ?

    That’s an important question because with a tip, you want to give a reward for a service but the income of people is quite different in Vietnam than in other countries. So, how much should I tip in Vietnam to show my respect ?
    Here are some recommendations in this article for tipping.

    The root of this change is from the increase of a huge number of foreign tourists who come from Western countries and bring tipping culture here and nowadays, the tips is like a necessary part of the services employees’ income.

    Because tipping does not belong to the authentic local culture, normally, it is not compulsory for you to tip for any services you used. However, as in Vietnam, the general income for most of people is quite low, therefore the tip from customers is very important for service staff.

    How much should I tip the Tour Guide in Vietnam

    Normally, with private tour guide, the tip should be from 5 – 8 USD per day. However, with the group about 5 – 8 people or more, you should tip 2-3 USD/person/day. As the tour guide have to serve you all day long (even when they have already comeback home) and this job need a lot experience, knowledge and health, the tip for them usually the highest among other service staffs in tourism industry.

    how much should I tip the tour guide in Vietnam

    How much should I tip the driver in Vietnam

    You should tip a tour driver about 2-3 USD per day. On the other hand, with taxi drivers, if you feel totally comfortable with the car and they are so nice, you can just round up the total amount and let them keep the change.

    how much should I tip the driver in Vietnam

    How much should I tip in the Hotel (Bellman & Housekeeper)

    The tips about 1-2 USD should be applied for the bellman, but if you have too much luggage, you may tip 1 USD per suitcase or bag.

    Some people choose not to tip the housekeeper as clean the room is their duty. However, if you are totally happy with a clean and clear room with light aroma, you should leave few dollars on a table inside the room.

    how much should I tip in the Hotel in Vietnam

    How much should I tip at the Restaurant

    Restaurants in Vietnam usually applied 5% of service fee into your bills, therefore, actually there is no need to tip in any restaurant here. However, as you are totally happy with any waiter/waitress, you can give he/she 1-3 USD directly.

    how much should I tip at restaurant in Vietnam

    Spa

    If you use the luxury spa service, there is no need for tipping because the fee is high enough and includes commission for the staffs inside. In contrast, with the lower-end service, as the service price has been really low already, therefore, you should tip 15-20% bill directly to the staff who serve you.

    In general, although tipping is not a must-do in a South East Asia country like Vietnam. However, it now as a common way to say thank to service staffs whenever you get a totally satisfied service. Just remember, only tip when you are happy, no one can force you do that!

    trip to Vietnam is more meaningful and memorable than ever by trying its fine and delicious cuisine with a wide range of dishes in different regions. After checking in many impressive attractions, enjoying specialties are indeed a good way to enjoy your life. Furthermore, it is also interesting to learn more about the culinary uniqueness, local life and culture of each region. So, are you ready to explore this beautiful S-shaped country and find out the best specialty foods in different parts of Vietnam ?

    Specialties in Northern Vietnam

    • Green Sticky Rice (Côm Vòng) in Hanoi

    “Côm” is indeed a specialty in Hanoi. And the most reliable address for you to enjoy the best green sticky rice is in Vong village located on the outskirts of the capital city. Although how “Cốm” is made is still kept as a secret, there is one thing for sure that the process of making this specialty is really complicated and requires much time. Young glutinous rice – the main ingredient here – should be carefully chosen when they are even in their blossom. Slowly chewing green sticky rice is what you should do to feel its subtle scents, softness and tastes.

    It seems a big pity to skip a specialty in Ninh Binh, namely goat meat. Unlike goats in other areas, Ninh Binh goats likely grow on rock mountains. That’s why their meat is tougher, much more delicious and exotic than the ones raised on hills. Besides, the process of making goal meat dish becomes a secret of the locals. Traveling to Ninh Binh, you should not forget to enjoy various dishes cooked from goat meat, such as stir-fried goat meat, rare goat meat with lemon, steam goat meat, lemongrass and coconut goat, grilled goat brisket, etc.

    • Green Bean Cake in Hai Duong

    Also named Bánh Đậu Xanh Hải Dương, “green bean cake” is a sweet rectangular cake whose ingredients include green bean, pork fat, sugar, and grapefruit oil. After opening the box, eaters can easily feel its sweetly attractive smell. A very soft and tasty flavor just melt in your mouth after you enjoy it! Don’t forget to buy this specialty cake as the unforgettable gifts for family members during a trip to Hai Duong, Vietnam.

    • Fermented Pork in Thanh Hoa

    You only eat the best fermented pork in Thanh Hoa which is widely famous across the country, thanks to its delicious taste and unforgettable flavor. In fact, such specialty is made from fresh pork. That means the pork must immediately choose when the pig is slaughtered. Then, it is carefully minced and processed in a lot of steps. Another ingredient is pigskin. Once pork and pigskin are now processed, they will be then mixed with chili, salt, sugar, black pepper, fish sauce and “thính.” Next, the mix is wrapped in “dong” and banana leaves. In general, each packed roll may be eaten after 3 or 4 days.

    Specialties in Central Vietnam

    • Vietnamese Conjugal Cake (Bánh Phu Thê) in Hue City

    Hue is noticeable as the old kingdom of Nguyen Dynasty in the Center of the country. The city is peaceful and traditional with many attractions and foods. Here is where you can find it hard to leave without trying Conjugal Cake, or Bánh Phu Thê. As its name suggests, such cakes often do not come as individuals. Instead, you can see them being packed in pair. Basically, the stickiness of the cake represents the tie of the marriage, while the golden filling symbolizes the faithfulness and loyalty of the couple in a family.

    • Vietnamese Pancake in Phan Thiet

    Unlike other turmeric-yellow pancakes in Saigon, pancakes in Phan Thiet are very small crispy crepes. However, these are chewer and more delicious than their cousins in Ho Chi Minh City. The fillings are usually made of pork, shrimp, and bean sprouts, etc. To eat, you should tear off chunks of the crepe, and then wrap them in the paper rice, herbs and vegetable. After that, the roll is deeply dipped into a sweet and sour fish sauce dip. What a yummy dish! Tuyen Quang Street is where you can find such specialty.

    • Cudo Candy in Ha Tinh

    Cudo is a specialty of Ha Tinh. It is simply a kind of crispy candy in which many layers are made from dry cake, malt, peanuts, and sugar cane honey. Vietnamese have a tendency to eat Cudo while drinking green tea and leisurely have a conversation. What make the candy a culinary phenomenon of the region is its sweet, fatty, and spicy flavor. Foreigners can find it difficult to chew Cudo, because of its toughness. But, after trying several times, they instantly fall in love with this candy and also want to buy it to bring home and present to their family members and friends.

    • Grilled Rice Cake in Dalat

    Along with being a romantic place to marvel at colorful flowers, Dalat also gets its name famous for top best foods. Grilled Rice Cake is one of the city’s specialties. At that time, rice paper and other yummy toppings (i.e. pork floss, dried tiny shrimp, mayonnaise, quail egg, and chili sauce) are grilled on charcoal. Wait until the rice paper turns yellow and become crispy. This exotic food is greatly enjoyed while it is still hot.

    Specialties in Southern Vietnam

    • Cu Chi Beef in Saigon

    When visiting Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City – a place to learn more about Vietnam’s heart-breaking, heroic and resounding war against invaders, you should not ignore a chance to enjoy Cu Chi beef whose name has become a common specialty in many districts in Saigon. After browsing the menu, you can be enthralled by many various beef cooking styles. However, it is highly advisable to try boiled beef served with vegetables and forest leaves (Bò Tơ Hấp Cuốn Bánh Tráng Rau Rừng), beef served with vinegar soup (Bò Tơ Nhúng Giấm), stirred beef with saffron (Bò Xào Nghệ), etc. Gourmets may even feel the real taste of Cu Chi beef when it is cooked with no adding spices. Then, small slices of boiled beef should be wrapped in rice paper with herbs. Next, the roll is dipped into a wonderful fish sauce. How great it is!

    • Dish Made From Herring Fish And Vegetables (Gỏi Cá Trích) in Phu Quoc

    To make this dish, the fresh herring fishes are carefully chosen and processed by fishermen. Then, these will be decorated with strange types of vegetables with various flavors. Of course, the sauce is usually prepared with good quality fish sauce in Phu Quoc. All of these ingredients are harmoniously combined to make an unforgettable and wonderful dish, namely “gỏi cá trích.” And you can find this dish nowhere else in Vietnam, but Phu Quoc only. Sweet, salty, aromatic, acidic, as well as different textures, it does leave a strong impression on both local and international eaters.

    • Noodle Soup (Hủ Tiếu) in My Tho

    Although you can try a bowl of Hu Tieu in several street stalls at Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, Hu Tieu My Tho is quite different with its secret recipe only passing down from generations to generations. Instead of eating noodle soup with herbs and lettuce, guests are welcomed to try the flavor of lemon, chili, soybean, and soy sauce. To be sure, the most important contribution for an irresistible bowl of Hu Hieu is its broth cooked from pork, shinbone, squids, seasonings and additives. Enjoy one and feel the major differences right now!

     

    Only the citizens of below countries are able to visit Vietnam without an entry visa:

    – Most citizens of ASEAN member-countries as Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Laos do not need visa if they visit Vietnam within 30 days. The Philippine passport holders do not need a Vietnamese visa for 21 days and Myanmar do not need Visa within 14 days. The passport holders of Brunei are not required to get a visa to Vietnam for 15 days. They could apply for popular passport type with return tickets.

    – From July, 1st 2018 to next June 2021, Vietnam Government exempts Visas for nationals of 5 Western European countries as: France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and Italy. They do not need visa if staying in Vietnam less than 15 days regardless of their purpose or type of visas.

    – Citizens of and Timor-Leste is all required Visa Vietnam.

    – The Passport Holders from Korea, Japan, Russia and the Scandinavian nations (as Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland) do not need visa to Vietnam if they intend to stay in the country within 15 days. They could also apply for popular passport type with return tickets.

    All other citizens are required to get a Vietnam entry visa (issued prior to departure by local consulates or embassies) or a pre-approved letter for picking up an entry visa (issued on arrival at Vietnam’s International Airports) at the airport. Both are supplied before arrival in the country.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018 !

    All the team of Jacky Vietnam Travel wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope to provide you for one more year the best service. Thanks to our lovely little guests in this video for there lovely message !

    Is Vietnam safe ?

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    That’s the first question of those who haven’t been to Vietnam. Vietnam is so famous for Vietnam’s war. It’s changing… Vietnam is safe now. Vietnam now is peaceful and opening to foreigner friends over the world !
    Let’s make plan and explore the beauty and diversity of the Southeast Asia country ! I’m sure it will not make you disapointed !

    You Happy, we Happy !

    When you will arrive at the airport of Hanoi, we will pick you up and bring you to your hotel. We will take care of you like our family. We will stay in contact by Facebook, e-mail or phone at anytime. So, you will never lose your way and we will give you advices for everything you want to do. Make sure that you are in good hands with Jacky Vietnam Travel.

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