Vietnam holidays are made up of kaleidoscopic images:
neon-hued cities, lush paddy fields, vast stretches of
undisturbed white-sand beaches and dramatic seascapes.
Located in the South China Sea, Vietnam stretches almost
2400km from the Mekong Delta to the highlands bordering
China, and covers a wide range of climates, countryside and
ethnic groups. Its history is punctuated by the Vietnam War,
Ho Chi Minh and the French occupation.
Vietnam tours are as diverse and exciting as the country
itself. Whether you’d prefer to cycle long, winding roads
through tea plantations that drape themselves over
mountainsides; paddle through the still waters of Halong
Bay; explore the tree-lined boulevards of the capital Hanoi,
ducking and diving into back streets, trying some of the
world-famous street food along the way; or immerse yourself
in the frenetic pace of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon),
Vietnam trips have an impossible energy.
Vietnamese Dong (VND)
It is recommended that you apply for your visa at your
nearest Vietnam embassy or consulate. It can take up to
three weeks to process and usually costs between US $60
and US $100 for a single-entry 30-day stay. Keep in mind
that prices and processing times can vary. Please check
with your embassy or consulate for more information about
An eVisa is available for some nationalities, including
passport holders from France, Ireland, Italy, Germany,
Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States of
America. This is a single-entry visa, valid for stays of
up to 30 days. Visit
for more information on how to obtain an eVisa.
The government of Vietnam has authorised some businesses
and travel agencies to arrange pre-approval for ‘visa on
arrival’ at the airport in Vietnam. Please note there have
been reports that some websites offering this service are
scams. In order to avoid such scams, it’s a good idea to
obtain your visa directly from an embassy or consulate
prior to your arrival.