Delicious street food, friendly locals, pristine sandy beaches, or beautiful natural scenery, there are so many reasons that a tour of Vietnam attracts the world-wide travellers.

Here are ten of the reasons why Vietnam tourism is so popular across the world.

Friendly locals
Vietnam is well appreciated for the hospitality and friendliness of its people. Any destination visited on the 3 week tour in Vietnam has the local people with a friendly smile and a warm greeting. For instance, the locals in Hoi An are known for their honesty, while the Hue people are appreciated for their elegance. Also, a trip to the Mekong Delta region makes it possible to meet the locals who have great enthusiasm and sincerity.

Stunning scenery
Vietnam has plenty of spectacular beauty and natural landscape with sites honoured by UNESCO such as Cham Island, the ancient town of Hoi An, Phong Nha – Ke Bang cave and Halong Bay. Any well planned tour itinerary includes exotic and beautiful sights ranging from ancient tombs and temples to rural countryside. It really leaves the tourist spoilt for choice when it comes to organizing the Indochina travel.

Besides the more famous places, Vietnam has plenty of hidden treasures. Dalat has a unique climate and special architecture that is located next to strawberry gardens and windy pine forests and appears quite like a European city. Thai Binh province is a coastal region that gives a peaceful, pleasant feeling and gives access to Keo Pagoda, which is the one of the most fascinating wooden structures in Vietnam.

stunning scenery in vietnam

Friendly locals
Vietnam is well appreciated for the hospitality and friendliness of its people. Any destination visited on the 3 week tour in Vietnam has the local people with a friendly smile and a warm greeting. For instance, the locals in Hoi An are known for their honesty, while the Hue people are appreciated for their elegance. Also, a trip to the Mekong Delta region makes it possible to meet the locals who have great enthusiasm and sincerity.

Travel-friendly budget
Vietnam is a travel destination that is reasonable for virtually every budget. Thetravel costs to Vietnam are very attractive compared to other popular tourist destinations around the world. Hotels, resorts, guesthouse and restaurants have become more diversified and easily able to match the wishes for all travellers, from low-budget to luxury travellers. For instance, a single night stay at a guesthouse can cost as little as $8.50, eating lunch at a local restaurant is $3-$4, and a bottle of water is $0.25.

Off-the-beaten-track travel
A Vietnam customized tour has the potential to be unique with a choice of off-the-beaten-track travel adventures that easily match the needs of every tourist. From sand boarding in Mui Ne, capturing the sunrise in Hoi An, rock climbing in Cat Ba island or visiting the ethnic minorities in the northern mountains, Vietnam makes it really easy to appreciate the natural beauty of the country in your very own way.

vietnam trekking tour

Fantastic cuisine
Vietnam is appreciated for its delicious and very affordable cuisine. In addition to favourites like pho and nem, there are plenty of other regional dishes that bring unique taste and flavour to the table. Many of the Vietnamese dishes vary by region and by season. A great delight in coastal provinces like Vung Tau, Da Nang or Nha Trang includes the fresh seafood which is caught by the local fisherman and served in restaurants later the same day at relatively inexpensive prices.

Easy to organize visa
Vietnam makes it easy for tourists to apply for a visa at a local embassy using a simple and fast procedure. Most visas are sorted out within a week of submitting the application. Also, there are various types of visas and exemptions in place. For instance, citizens of certain countries can get visa-exempt status and travel within the country for a period of up to 15 days without needing to organize a visa to Vietnam in advance. Also, the tourist visas are relatively inexpensive ($20 for a single-entry 30-day visa or $70 for a multiple-entry 3-month visa) for nationalities that need one.

Unspoiled natural beauty
One of the most appealing qualities of Vietnam is the virtually unspoiled natural landscape that stretches from the north to south. Vietnam has beautiful national parks spread across the country, such as the tropical forests of Cat Ba or Cuc Phuong for bird watching and camping, a visit to Phong Nha Ke Bang to explore the Son Doong Cave, or learn surfing in Nha Trang. For the adventurous activities, Vietnam has plenty of fun and interesting choices.

tour in vietnam

Traditional festivals
Vietnam has plenty of traditional festivals taking place all year round. Festivals combine colourful images from mythology, lively performances of music and dance, and ancient religious rituals. Many of the festivals are held early in the year and spring time with a further flurry later in the year, usually around autumn time. Travellers on the Vietnam holiday are freely able to join and experience the local fun and atmosphere. A major event is Tet, which is the Lunar New Year festival and lasts for several days.

Stunning beaches
With a coastline that stretches 3,260 km, there are plenty of opportunities for travellers on a Vietnam honeymoon vacation to relax on some of the world’s best beaches. Mui Ne is a great destination for its pristine landscape and delightful seafood dishes. Da Nang Beach is appreciated for its romantic setting that makes it a great option for honeymooners, while Nha Trang is a great region for those travellers that love to surf.

beaches in vietnam

Perfect destination for coffee
Vietnam is the 2nd largest coffee producer in the world which makes it a perfect destination for the coffee lovers. Most of the major towns and cities have a welcoming coffee shop on every corner. Plus, there is a rich variation in the types of coffee. Vietnam goes far beyond the traditional brew of coffee and milk. One of the more unique variations includes yoghurt coffee. Yoghurt is a popular and local culinary tradition and served as a topping for a variety of dishes and even for coffee. Rich and creamy yoghurt pairs wonderfully well with black coffee. The undisputed centre for the café culture in Vietnam remains in Hanoi, but there are still plenty of sidewalk cafes and modern-style coffee shops up and down the country.