Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country on the South China Sea known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. Hanoi, the capital, pays homage to the nation’s iconic Communist-era leader, Ho Chi Minh, via a huge marble mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) has French colonial landmarks, plus Vietnamese War history museums and the Củ Chi tunnels, used by Viet Cong soldiers.
The summer months (May to August) are typically very hot and humid. The best time to visit northern Vietnam is during spring (March to April) and autumn (September to November), when days are generally warm and sunny.
Vietnam is the largest exporter of cashew nuts and black pepper in the world with one-third of the global production. The country is also the second largest exporter of rice behind Thailand. Vietnam has a high level of biodiversity, it is home to approximately 16% of the world’s species.
Art and history
Art influences society and history by changing opinions, instilling values and translating experiences across space and time. Research has shown art affects the fundamental sense of self. Painting, sculpture, music, literature and the other arts are often considered to be the repository of a society’s collective memory. Whenever you want to combine History with Art, these are the tours for you!
Meet the Locals
Meet the Locals is a chance for tourists around the world to experience a more unique, personal and authentic local experience while travelling.
Here you can join the local people, who will cook up a homemade dish for you, while you learn more about each other as well as the culture and lifestyle. We are sure they have some tales to tell you.
You will be invited inside to Meet the Locals in their own cosy homes to share dinner and great conversation together.
Docent-led tours are an excellent way to see the highlights of any Museum. Many museums have regular free tours for visitors. Groups of 10 or more visitors generally need to schedule in advance to guarantee availability. Self-guided tours, school field trips, and guided tours for walk-in visitors are also available.
Sign language, oral interpreters, assisted listening devices, and descriptive guide experiences for the visually impaired may be requested with advance notice for tours and events. One week advance notice is recommended.
Want to squeeze in a few hours of quality retail therapy on your trip? Our guides to the best shopping will tell you which spots are worth your time—and why. With our team of experts covering all the major cities, as well as far-flung spots like Maui, Bali, and Portland, Oregon, we’ve mapped out the best shopping around the world, whether you’ve got a few hours or a few days to peruse.
Sightseeing is the activity of travelling around a city or region to see the interesting places that tourists usually visit. This can be a two-week tour, allowing some time in all the major cities for sightseeing. Sightseeing tours are available around the world, and can be customized to your exact specifications.
Travel-for-All can plan spectacular, accessible sightseeing vacations just for you!