You have been preparing your next backpacking adventure in Vietnam for months. This is an experience that will mark a before and after, and you do not want to miss a single detail to enjoy every square meter of the country.
All the people who have gone backpacking in Vietnam agree that it is the best way to get to know the country and that it is an experience they would repeat. Its spectacular landscapes and the friendliness of its people will make you want to stay longer than you had planned.
But before starting your trip, you should make sure you have everything you need with you. What visa is needed to travel to Vietnam? What kind of travel insurance is best to hire? Is it necessary to take any vaccination? We answer all these questions below.
There is no mandatory vaccination required to travel to Vietnam, but it is recommended to have the following: Typhoid Fever, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Triple viral (measles, mumps and rubella), Meningitis and Influenza.
Despite its notoriously bloody history with the West, Vietnam remains incredibly hospitable to Westerners. Even in the larger cities, tourists are surrounded by groups of students eager to practice their English.
These two rival cities are among travelers’ all-time favorites. They have excellent accommodation options and other good infrastructure geared to the needs of travelers, with both excellent transport links to all major destinations in the country and finger-licking cuisine from every corner of the country. Bustling local markets, freshly brewed high-quality coffee, an abundance of museums – these two cities are not to be missed!
A visit to the Saigon Mausoleum and the former Hoa Lo Prison (nicknamed the Hanoi Hilton after American prisoners of war) offer a glimpse into the country’s recent history while the water puppet theater showcases one of Vietnam’s longest running traditions.
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The cities have an incredible cultural heritage, and in this section I am going to give you a glimpse of the most characteristic ones. If you want to know more about them, you will have to click on each city.
As a curiosity I am going to tell you that when you land in Hanoi and go to cross the street for the first time, you are going to freak out a lot. If you do not believe it, I leave you a YouTube video to give you an idea:
Hue was the most important city in Vietnam for a while, as it was the capital of the Vietnamese Empire, and today it is still one of the most important cities in the country, and also one of the ones that attracts the most tourism.
The north of Vietnam we could say that it is the most authentic part of the country, so to speak, in addition, it has a lot of different landscapes that can not be seen in many countries, as well as an unparalleled diversity.
Here the good weather is practically assured, but, in addition to these cities, there are hidden surprises, with the ancient Dong Son civilization and its bronze drums or the Champa that for a time dominated the center of Vietnam and the current Cambodia.
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Tours for VietnamClick Here to read our Vietnam Tours guideTravel insurance for VietnamImportant update: Having travel insurance is now mandatory to enter Vietnam.As we often repeat, when traveling to Asia it is extremely important to take out travel medical insurance as you are not covered by European (or national) medical assistance, which is generally free or in any case affordable. In Asia hospitals are payable and, if you get sick or have an accident (even a serious one), they will refuse to treat you unless you can pay in advance or have a suitable policy.Considering that a good health policy costs only a few euros a day, we advise you to take out one for the entire duration of your trip.
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